Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Despite egging on by NBC, Boehner won't slam birthers

During this past week's Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, freshman Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, clowned that he himself is an American citizen and that he has the birth certificate to prove it.

When Gregory asked Boehner about the appropriateness of the remark, Boehner said, "The gentleman was trying to be funny, I would imagine."
When I saw the segment on "Meet the Depressed" with Speaker John Boehner being badgered by NBC host David Gregory, I had a different take on it than what Joe Kovacs had according to the title of this story. True, the Speaker of the House didn't bash the birthers. But, he didn't defend them, either. Instead, Boehner tried to deflect Gregory's ridicule of the "birthers" by stating that he believed that Obama was born in Hawaii and that he is a Christian. But more than anything, David Gregory gave us a great example of how the liberal mainstream press is using the Saul Alinsky tactic of ridicule when it comes to defending the President. In another video (see just below) that was included in Kovac's story, Gregory does the same thing to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

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Despite egging on by NBC, Boehner won't slam birthers
House speaker: 'It's not my job to tell the American people what to think'


By Joe Kovacs

February 13, 2011 ~ 6:22 pm Eastern

© 2011 WorldNetDaily

Despite intense egging on by NBC newsman David Gregory, House Speaker John Boehner refused today to attack people who have doubts about Barack Obama's eligibility for the presidency.

Gregory was pressing the Ohio Republican about a recent focus group of Iowa voters on "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Some had said they believe Obama is Muslim, and not Christian.

Gregory, host of "Meet the Press," asked Boehner: "As the speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it's your responsibility to stand up to that kind of ignorance?"

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"It's not my job to tell the American people what to think," Boehner responded. "Our job in Washington is to listen to the American people. Having said that, the state of Hawaii has said that he was born there. That's good enough for me. The president says he's a Christian. I accept him at his word."

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