Friday, August 07, 2009

The blood libels against 'birthers' ~ By Joseph Farah

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By Joseph Farah Posted: August 07, 2009 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 When I was interviewed by the BBC last week about my campaign to find the truth about Barack Obama's eligibility for office, I told the interviewer I believed a clear majority of Americans now were deeply suspicious he is hiding something more than a birth certificate. The interviewer didn't dispute that. But she asked me if that could be the result of latent racism by the American people. Latent racism? The American people voted to elect Barack Hussein Obama by a slim but clear majority. The only evidence of racism in that election was among black voters who cast 95 percent of their ballots for Obama. The white candidate received only 51 percent of the white vote. I guess now we're supposed to believe that in the last eight months, white Americans have reverted to their old racist ways again. Now they're trying to rid themselves of the black guy they mistakenly elected last November by coming up with an excuse. I will admit the BBC interviewer was polite and respectful. She didn't directly accuse me – the de facto ringleader of the "birther" movement – of having racist motivations. But others are painting with a pretty broad brush. They say "birthers," those who actually care about the integrity of the Constitution, are not only racist, they are cognitively deaf, dumb and blind, out of touch with reality and akin to flat-earthers. Take, for example, the New York Times blogger Stanley Fish – please! In a piece ostensibly about how professor Henry Louis Gates was right and Obama was right and the stupid Cambridge cop was wrong, he explained the motivation for all of us seeking the truth about the birthplace of Barack Obama is pure, unadulterated bigotry. He talked about the way Chris Matthews of MSNBC waved a copy of Obama's phony birth certificate in the air for several nights running, demanding: "What do you guys want? How can you keep saying these things in the face of all evidence?" "He missed the point," explained Fish. "No evidence would be sufficient. … It isn't the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate that's the problem for the birthers. The problem is again the legitimacy of a black man living in a big house, especially when it's the White House. Just as some in … Cambridge couldn't believe that Gates belonged in the neighborhood, so does a vocal minority find it hard to believe that an African-American could possibly be the real president of the United States. "Gates and Obama are not only friends; they are in the same position, suspected of occupying a majestic residence under false pretenses," he continued. "And Obama is a double offender. Not only is he guilty of being Housed While Black; he is the first in American history guilty of being P.W.B., President While Black." No, I think Fish misses the point. [CONTINUE READING]
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