Huckabee on birthers...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday that birthers are wasting "time and energy" with their insistence that President Obama was not actually born in the United State.

    Speaking on ABC News' "Good Morning America," Huckabee said that he had massive disagreements with Barack Obama's policies, but that he felt no personal enmity toward the president. Huckabee also said that he believed birther conspiracies were "nonsense," partially because Obama had faced tough competition on his road to the White House in 2008.

    "If there was any shred of truth to it, Hillary Clinton and her wonderful investigative opposition research machine would have found it and would have used it," Huckabee said. "For Republicans to even be bringing it up, I think it's a waste of energy and time."

    Huckabee also admitted that Obama would be very difficult to beat in 2012, saying that he didn't think it would be a good idea to be the first GOP candidate out of the starting gates, but that he was "seriously considering making a run for it."
  2. Maverick74


    I said this very thing on ET awhile back. If there was any truth to it, Hilary would have gotten to the bottom of it. That's a fact.
  3. Concur.

    When this has been brought up you know what the birthers say?

    The introduce yet another conspiracy theory that somehow Obama had something on Hillary...

    That's the problem with conspiracy theorists, they nearly always have another conspiracy theory to support the conspiracy theory they are pushing.

    I've even met some people who had multiple conspiracy theories, like a twelve story building of conspiracy theories all worked out in their minds that would rationalize their lack of any logical or reasonable foundation for their position.

  4. I agree 777. So what if Obama was born in Kenya.
  5. If he was born in Kenya, please explain the documentation already produced in Hawaii, and the birth announcements in the Hawaii papers?

    Ohhhh, and please, no conspiracy theory that all of that was planned in advance because they knew that Obama would one day be president...

  6. Lucrum


    While Huckabee may very well be correct, I find it amusing Optional/ZZZzzz would quote a conservative when he despises all things conservative.
  7. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    do we really need another birther thread?

    Obama's citizenship, religion defended by Palin, Rove

    President Obama, whose citizenship and religion have been questioned, is picking up some interesting defenders on those issues.

    Sarah Palin and Karl Rove.

    "Those are distractions," Palin said yesterday in New York. "What we're concerned about is the economy. And we're concerned about the policies coming out of (Obama's) administration."

    The questions about Obama's birth certificate and the claims that he is secretly a Muslim are "annoying," Palin added, in another sign that Republicans in general are becoming increasingly uneasy about the more extreme claims regarding the president.

    "Let's just stick with what really matters," Palin said.

    Palin's comments came after former George W. Bush political adviser Karl Rove urged Republicans to distance themselves from conspiracy theorists, whether they involve Obama or others.

    ''Within our party, we've got to be very careful about allowing these people who are the birthers and the 9/11-deniers to get too high a profile and say too much without setting the record straight," Rove said on Fox News.

    There seems to be a rising sentiment among Republicans that the "birthers" are hurting their party.

    "Barack Obama is a citizen of the country," said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaking on CNN. "We ought to get off this kick. There are plenty of differences we have with the president between Republicans and Democrats than to spend time on something like this."