Hawaii’s Leftist Governor Seeks Birther Revival

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Birtherism was almost in the grave, but only three weeks into his term, Hawaii’s newly elected Democrat governor Neil Abercrombie is scheming to resurrect it.  Birthers, who claim Barack Obama was not born in the US and is therefore ineligible to be president, work entirely to President Obama’s benefit, diverting his opponents into dead-end conspiracy mongering.  While publicly distancing himself from Abercrombie’s efforts, President Obama can only be thrilled at the opportunity to portray his opponents as tin foil hat-wearing lunatics.

As Obama’s hero Saul Alinsky once wrote: “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”  And Abercrombie’s Alinskyite maneuver is already working: popular Internet site Mediaite cheers, “When Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie rekindled the dying embers of the birther fire today, the media leapt up like starved piranhas to nip at the scrap.”

Governor Abercrombie was part of the same early 1960s University of Hawaii Marxist student clique as Obama’s parents, Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham.  As he likes to say, “I was here when that baby was born.”  Abercrombie’s wife, UH Prof. Nancie Caraway, was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America National Feminist Commission in the mid-1980s.  Caraway’s 1991 book, Segregated Sisterhood, is dedicated to Abercrombie and to former Communist Party member Bettina Aptheker, among others.  Abercrombie denies ever having been a member of the DSA, but several editions of the DSA organ, the Democratic Left, describe Abercrombie as a “DSAer Democrat.”  Former Abercrombie aide George “Skip” Roberts is the long-time DSA representative to the Socialist International. In Congress, Abercrombie was for 20 years an ineffectual backbench member of the DSA-allied Congressional Progressive Caucus.  For much of his career, he co-chaired the House Gym Committee.  Now he is the Governor of Hawaii.

Perhaps hoping, Abercrombie implies Birtherism could be the end of America, telling one reporter: “More than demonization — this is self-evisceration of politics. Empires fall and countries fall when that takes the place of discourse.”

But contrary to appearances, Abercrombie is a birther’s dream come true.  With Hawaii governed by Abercrombie–someone who is cast in a key role in their conspiracy theory–birthers no longer have to explain how it is the previous Republican Lingle/Aiona administration insists that Obama’s birth certificate is accurate.  The loop is closed and now Abercrombie is portrayed as covering up his UH-Manoa comrades’ 50-year conspiracy to hide Obama’s “true origins.”

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  • Leebert

    Obama's birth place is suspect. Why would he apply for a foriegn
    scholarship scholarship to a Calif college like Occidental College?
    I saw the postings on the STATE of CA website with my own
    eyes (in 2008) before it was scrubbed ….

    • http://www.unlawfulpresident.com Pamela Barnett

      leebert can you go to my website unlawfulpresident dot com and post a comment so I can contact you? I would love to know more about the CA website.

    • Gary from Jersey

      The only question I have is how Obama got into Pakistan in 1980 when he was age 10. He wrote about the trip in one of his ghost autobiographies. Problem is, Americans were barred from going there at that time, so whose passport did he use?

      • John K Smith

        1) Obama was 19 in 1980
        2) Amercians were NOT barred from visiting Pakistan at that time. There was just a travel advisory warning of dangerous conditions. http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/travel/cis/southasi

        These are just two of the thousands of birfer lies which floating around the internet distracting conservatives from the real issues like taxes, Obmamacare, cap n tax, gays in the miltary, etc….

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      Obama's birth place is almost irrelevant! There are much more serious factors making him obviously illegitimate! Obviously!
      http://atlahmedianetwork.org/?p=12137
      http://www.resonoelusono.com/Infamy.htm

      As Pastor Manning repeats it, shame on all who are in denial of the most outrageous fraud in the US history!

  • http://www.unlawfulpresident.com Pamela Barnett

    Quit lying about the birthers FrontpageMag. Obama is not a natural born citizen as defined in several SCOTUS cases. Obama's self-proclaimed father was a foreigner and he was born with foreign citizenship no matter where he was born. to be a natural born citizen you have to have both parents be U.S. citizens.

    • Isaac

      Blacks Law Dictionary (9th Edition) defines 'Natural Born Citizen' as "A person born within the jurisdiction of a national government." The U.S. belligerent occupation of Hawaii began long before Mr. Obama was born resulting in his birth being under the jurisdiction of the national government of the U.S.

  • http://www.unlawfulpresident.com Pamela Barnett

    The Dems want their progressive marxist obama to stay in power and the GOP are stupid and cowardly to go against the first non 100% white POTUS.

  • spawn44

    When the truth of this hoax comes out it will show the socialist democrat frauds led by pelosi covered up his past so he could run for office. The democrats could care less if he was an american, they would support anybody that depises this country. It's about time to start raising money to run in 2012. Obama must put up or continue to shut up.

  • http://www.lysanderspoonerlawschool.org Kenneth Olsen

    Call me "kooky," but here's my afterbirther theory:

    It's plausible that Obama was born in Hawai'i but not in a hospital. This would explain the bizarre behavior of the President in not producing a long-form birth certificate. If he plopped out at home, there would be no attending physician or documentation. He may not be producing a long-form birth certificate because it simply does not exist. He would be eligible for a Hawai'i COLB based on the testimony of his parents/guardians. Whether the information included in any COLB is factually correct is another story.

    Let’s not forget: Terry Lakin is now in jail because of this odd President’s behavior. What does a leader owe his subordinates whose lives he puts at risk? Surely something better. This whole thing reeks of Conduct Unbecoming a President

  • concernedforusa

    The author of this article should educate himself regarding to this subject. Obama is not a natural born citizen because his father never was a US citizen. Period.

  • Redbaiter

    Hey Andrew, what is it with you people that you let the mainstream media frame your thoughts for you? You keep saying people who want Obama's US origins verifed are "nuts". This is just a cowardly smear. Even Chris Matthews admits that 43% of US citizens have doubts about Obama being born in the US. That's around 140 million people. According to you Andrew they're all fringe nutters. This is so patently incorrect it is laughable. Why then do you keep saying it? I'll tell you. You're manipulated by the mainstream media. Grow a spine and speak the truth.

  • John K Smith

    Chris Matthews, Neil Abercrombie, and Barack Obama read the comments on this board and smile broadly. Chris says to Neil, "good job dude.' Barack says to Chris and Neil, "This was too easy. Keep it up and I will be a shoo-in for 2012."
    Neil says, "I didn't actually believe conservatives were so easy to manipulate."

  • http://truebluenz.wordpress.com/ Redbaiter

    Andrew how about you post something here that proves Obama was born in Hawaii. So far the only link we have to this event is the electronically generated COLB, a document that raises more questions than it answers.

    I don't think this is good enough documentation to validate Obama and neither should anybody able to think rationally. There should be more. We're not talking about a passport application here. We're talking about the integrity of the office of President and the security of the United States.

    Around 130 million citizens (according to one survey) doubt Obama's US origins. Even Nancy Pelosi refused to sign off on his constitutional eligibility (except in one state). Why the hell shouldn't the public be entitled to a more definitive answer to this question?

    The intent of the American born clause is to help in assuring the loyalty of the President to the USA. To avoid the possible entanglement of divided international loyalties. Given Obama's unhesitating enthusiasm for putting America second in world affairs, asking him to validate this CONSTITUTIONAL requirement is not unreasonable.

    It is certainly not crazy as you try to portray it as. If there had been unity on this issue on the right, Obama may well have been behind bars by now, and the country doing so much better for that fact. You need to stop letting the Democrats tell you how to think. Too many so called right wingers are nothing more than mouth pieces for the leftist propaganda machine. Especially on this issue. If you're any kind of journalist, you should be compelled to shine light, not add to the darkness.

    Again Andrew, how about you post something here that proves Obama was born in Hawaii. Not a half truth. Not a newspaper advertisement. Just something tangible that proves his birth there. I don't want to hear what you believe. I want some tangible proof of the event. Please provide.

  • kafirman

    Walden is smart enough to contemplate the desired bad PR consequences for the Republicans, but dull enough
    1. to not distinguish between being born in the US and being "natural born" per the Constitution's requirements for both the Senate and the Presidency
    2. to not distinguish between not knowing where Obama was born from "claim[ing] Barack Obama was not born in the US and is therefore ineligible to be president." Even those "uber birthers" Walden describes are not, by Walden's definition, birthers.

    What the whole birth certificate issue really reveals is
    1. the disregard the democrats have for the Constitution
    2. the preferences a liberal black man is afforded by mainstream media and post-racist America. Despite his patriotic lineage, McCain was subjected to much more scrutiny than Barak Hussein Mohammad Soeterro.

  • Redbaiter

    John k Smith- any proof that is what Matthews et al are saying? Or did someone just tell you they were saying that? Ever thought the strategy might be to rely on duping people like you so as to white ant a move that actually terrifies the left?

    • John K Smith

      Yes. Dr Ron Polark PhD told me–so it must be true.

  • John K Smith

    Birfers remind me of PUMA and Ron Paul in 2008. Noisy online–silent in the ballot box.

  • http://truebluenz.wordpress.com/ Redbaiter

    OK, Mr. Smith, so you don't have the proof. Your claim to know what Matthews et al were saying was just an empty assertion, and apparently all you have to add to it are sneers. What good is that to the debate? If Obama was born in Hawaii, then post the proof here. Otherwise, you're just wasting everybody's time.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    Not "Birtherism was almost in the grave", but Andrew Walden keeps on demonstrating his ignorance in the basic civic, while the Front Page keeps giving him podium for that.

    It is not Birtherism in the grave, but Lt. Col. Lakin is in the prison for his demand to vet the constitutionality of the Commander-in-Thief. And Honorable Pastor James Davis Manning who was illegally detained for an attempt to attend the trial of Lakin.

    Walden resorts to dirty tricks in attempt to smear the citizens more educated then him by applying the obfuscating term "birthers". Fixation on Obama's hidden birth certificate was invented by those who want to deflect attention from the obvious illegitimacy of Obama lying on the very surface and not requiring any birth certificate).
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Infamy.htm
    http://atlahmedianetwork.org/?p=12137

  • USMCSniper

    danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” — Author Unknown

  • Michael

    Birds of a feather. Abercrombie , Rev Wright and Ayers are just three of B.O.'s Kommie pals. Between the Muslim buddies and the Kommies what differnce does it make where he was born. The bozos voted him in . Two more years and he will go down in history as America's Stalin.
    American Christian Infidel
    Michael Canzano

  • Michael

    I wonder…. if Michael Vic had been white would B.O. have lauded the Eagles for giving him another shot ?
    American Christian Infidel
    Michael Canzano

  • Max Friedman

    Misc Comments:
    Obama was born in 1961 or around then so he would have been about 19-20 when he went to Pakistan.

    Does anyone know if the hospital Obama was born in kept a daily "Birth" log of babies born there (date, time, name, etc)?

    I'm wondering why any doctor(s), nurses, etc. who were present at the birth haven't spoken up about it.

    The need right now is to keep exposing Obama's "master plan" to sovietize the US by regulation, recess appointments, czars, etc. The FCC is one place that needs a full congressional hearing regarding marxist staff/czar chosen or accepted by Chairman Genochowski. The same for a hearing on the marxist origins of "net neutrality".
    How about someone doing a deep investigation into Abercrombie's background, esp. in college, to see who his buddies were, organizations he joined or supported, etc.

    Lots of legitimate areas of research out there to spend our time and money on.

  • John K Smith

    Obama was delivered by Dr Rodney T West at Kapiolani Maternity Hospital
    All Hawaii hospitals are forbidden to release information about their patients, leading birfers to claim that "no Hawaii hospital can be found which admsts Obma was born there." blablabla http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2170432/po

  • http://truebluenz.wordpress.com/ Redbaiter

    Hhaha, so all you've got to prove Obama was born in Hawaii is a link to a thread on FR?? Thanks for the laugh.

  • John K Smith

    No. Actually my proof–as required by the Constitution– is this:
    1) Obama was allowed on the ballot in all 50 states by election officials for both primary and general elections
    2) Clinton and McCain campaigns evaluated the birther bs and found that there was nothing there
    3) The voters voted for Obama
    4) The Electoral College elected Obama
    5) Congress voted unanimously to accept the results of the Electoral College vote.
    6) Therefore Obama has been determined to be eligibile to be President.

    The founders purposefully avoided creating or designating any single body of experts (such as a court) to determine the eligibility of candidates–opting instead for the diffuse system based on the people–because they knew that any such body of experts would have far too much power and would quickly become corrupted.

    • John K Smith

      One of the stupidest things about birferism is the reliance on the courts. Once a President is elected NO COURT HAS ANY AUTHORITY over his removal. The Constitution is crystal clear — only the House and Senate via the impeachment process can remove a sitting President.

      Your Lt Col has just sacrificed his military career, his pension, and 6 mos of his freedom based on not understanding this simple reality. Are you as*hol*s going to hold a fundraiser to make it up to him?

      So even if the birfffers somehow convinced all 300 million Americans that Obama was actually born in IndoKeneysia, the only ones who could do anything constitutionally are the 535 sitting in the House and Senate.

      Based on that irrefutable fact alone, all briffferism is pure bullsh*t.

      • John K Smith

        Oh yes, THIS is a real Hawaii birth certificate. (And no don't tell me it is a "Certification of Live Birf" I don't wanna hear it.)
        http://msgboard.snopes.com/politics/graphics/birt

        Note the last line: "This copy serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding."

        And these are the Obama birth announcments that George Soros flew back in time to plant in the Hawaii papers in 1961. I know, I was with him. We snuck into the printing plant and secretly added a couple of lines of linotype. Then we flew back to 2007. http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/obamabi

  • http://truebluenz.wordpress.com/ Redbaiter

    So all you have is a couple of newspaper advertisements that could have been placed in Hawaiian newspapers for any number of good reasons and an electronically generated document of doubtful validity that has absolutely no documentation to support it.

    And on the basis of this, and Nancy Pelosi's signature, you're prepared to allow this fake to assume the office of President in probable breach of the Constitution, and to make extremely important decisions relating to America's global and national security.

    You people have been doing the left's work for them for decades now. Its time you grew a spine and realized the current Democrats and many Republicans are the enemy of the US and liberty. They are not your masters whom you must kneel down before and tug your forelock to. They are taking your country from you bit by bit and rather than resist, you do all you can to help them. In this particular case, because you're frightened they may call you crazy. Pathetic.

  • John K Smith

    Yawn, stretch….

  • John K Smith

    And on the basis of this, and Nancy Pelosi's signature– and the majority of voters casting ballots in 2008. Or did you forget that part?

  • Liberty Dawn

    Wow! What a sad day that a highly decorated Lt. Col. who has served his country faithfully is now sitting in prison s because Obama refuses to produce a $13 birth certificate.

    Obama is a worm.

  • John K Smith

    Wow! What a sad day that a highly decorated Lt. COl. who has served his country faithfully is conned into ruining his military career over Birfer BS. Shame on the Birfers.

  • msbetz

    Impeach Pelosi! If Pelosi hadn't tampered with official electoral documents, Obama would not be president today. She committed the biggest fraud ever against the United States, time to bring her down and imprison her along with her cronies in congress. And oh yeah McCain too.

  • Montana

    Our president had already showed his US passport to;
    1. Get a Passport; http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/03/20/obamas
    2. Become a US Senator;

    I feel sorry for all the little Birthers, It’s not their fault; it’s your families’ fault that taught you that you were better than other people based on race, creed ethnicity, color, nationality or sex, in short they engrained in you their hate (what a legacy).

    But you know at some point you need to grow up and act like an adult and think for yourself and distinguish what is true and what is BS.

    But there is where the little Birthers find yourself because we all know it was never about a birth certificate or grades, because we all know you want to go around wearing white sheets, burn crosses and hang people who are not like you, we know that your growth is stunted in your hate, and hate is what this is all about, you will never win anymore, and I feel sorry for all of you. I can only imagine when our President is re-elected what you phonies will lie about next. Oh, and just know, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s a duck, the little Birthers are a bunch of racists!

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