If You Are Still A Birther -- You Are A Racist, Period...

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    Who is the first Birther?

    Not Barack Obama- since Barack Obama never claimed he was born in Hawaii.

    The article you post wasn't even discovered by Birthers until 2011- 3 years after Birthers started their lies about Obama.

    And of course- as you know- the editor of that article stated clearly that mistake was her mistake- and that Barack Obama never told her he was born in Kenya.

    Not all Birthers were Birthers because they were racists. But all Birthers are idiots- and lots and lots of Birthers became Birthers because they couldn't stand the idea of a black man in the White House.
     
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    And that supporter only passed on an email that was already being circulated.

    It went national really in 2009 around the inaugeration- that is when I first heard about it. There were a couple of law suits- and then the crack Birthers went to work- a convicted con man was trying to sell a Kenyan Birth Certificate on line- Birthers loved that one- an anti-abortion cultist minister came up with a story, and a dentist/lawyer/real estate agent went on the war path.

    All pretty much imploded and the whole thing was mostly a joke until Trump jumped in when he was testing the presidential campaign waters in 2011. Then Trump became the very visibile- and national face of Birther idiocy.
     
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    Good article- and generally correct- the part about the senate race and Andy Martin is a key point.

    But the first rumors about Barack Obama Jr. being born in Kenya started online in March of 2008 on right wing websites- and that was the genesis of the emails that started circulating and that the one Clinton supporter forwarded.
     
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