Dear Conservatives, Stop Promoting the Birth Certificate "Controversy"

Saturday, August 1, 2009

What started out somewhat behind the scenes, mainly in circles of Ron Paul and Alex Jones supporters, has unfortunately made its way into the mainstream. During the 2008 campaign, a few lawsuits were filed against Barack Obama alleging that he was not a Natural Born Citizen, as is the requirement for seeking the nation's highest office. None of these cases were heard, due to there being essentially no base for the claim.

The issue resurfaced a few weeks ago, and it is important to know where it resurfaced.

It resurfaced as a result of Chris Matthews discussing it on MSNBC. Chris Matthews gets a thrill up his leg when he hears Obama talk. Hmmmm...

This was also echoed by other lefty sites and news outlets, including Huffington Post, so, can we honestly conclude that this is something that benefits the left? I think we can. The more these outlets can connect this "controversy" with conservatives, the more we look like the same idiots who think that the Bush administration took down the World Trade Center.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) today writes:

“Mr. Cantor doesn’t question the President’s citizenship, but he has serious questions about the President’s push for government controlled healthcare, taxes on small business job creators, and a huge energy tax on middle class families. He finds it ironic that those most eager to talk about the President’s citizenship are in fact some of his biggest cheerleaders–whether it’s Chris Matthews or others on MSNBC, the Huffington Post, or camera toting liberal bloggers chasing people through the streets of Washington.”

I think Cantor is spot on here. You can read more at The Plum Line.

Anyone notice you don't see Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin or Jim DeMint buying into this "controversy?"

Not only does this issue make us look like loons, it is a distraction from the Obama Administration's and the Democratic Party's ambitions to destroy the greatest health care system in the world.

We are winning. We are beating Obama and the Democrats on virtually every issue. So lets ignore the nonsense about Obama's citizenship issue. The more we talk about it, the more credibility we lose on issues Americans care about.

So if you hear a conservative talk about that sort of thing, kindly tell them to shut up.


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