I know it was quite a while ago, but if you remember, way back in September, Donald Trump gave a speech wherein he announced his belief that President Barack Obama was “natural born” American. He also told the nation that it was Hillary Clinton who started the Obama “birther” movement.
In reaction, the media went on a “fact checking” tirade in an effort to prove Trump wrong. They twisted themselves in knots by admitting that Clinton supporters did seem to be the origination of the Obama “birther” rumors, but that the Clinton campaign, and most importantly Hillary Clinton herself, never pushed those rumors out. It really was an amazing bit of contortion:
Trump said, “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.”
There is no evidence to support this. Clinton supporters circulated the rumor in the last days of the 2008 Democratic primary and after Clinton had conceded to Obama. But the record does not show Clinton or her campaign ever promoting the birther theory, let alone starting it.
But the facts are clear; the “birther” movement started with Clinton’s campaign just as Mr. Trump suggested. Republicans have also long argued that it was Team Clinton who kicked off the rumors about Obama’s Muslim heritage and about Obama’s distinctly anti-American style. If you can remember back to the 2008 campaign, Democrats snarled in faux-outrage when some in the GOP enunciated concerns about Obama’s parents and the people they were involved with. Democrats grew even more indignant when some on the right pointed out the FACT that Obama seemed uninterested in patriotism and even seem disinclined toward honoring our nation. The left argued that this was all part and parcel of the “racism” and “bigotry” of the Republican Party… except, as the recently leaked Podesta emails prove, both of these issues had their genesis with the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The following comes from an email chain that Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff (including CNN veteran Paul Begala) were involved in. The email centered on some ideas for the Clinton campaign to begin test-polling attacks against their primary opponent, Barack Obama. Two of the top ten ideas just happened to be the very things that Democrats would later argue Republicans were RACIST for bringing up.
* 1 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) was the only candidate at a recent event not to cover his heart during the national anthem and he has stopped wearing an American flag pin.
* 7 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh)’s father was a Muslim and Obama grew up among Muslims in the world’s most populous Islamic country.
Yep. These attack lines, like the Obama “birther” issue, didn’t originate with Republicans – they started with Team Clinton. It’s an interesting study on the hypocrisy of the media though when you consider how all three of these attacks are now considered thoroughly “fringe right-wing” issues. My, how the media skews the facts.
A few of the other avenues of attack that the Clinton team was considering are instructive, if only for the fact that they reveal how hypocritical and unprincipled Hillary Clinton really is.
* 3 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) would personally negotiate with the leaders of terrorist nations like Iran and North Korea without preconditions.
Clinton did this at Obama’s direction while she was Secretary of State, and all of her negotiations and deals are now viewed as cataclysmic failures.
* 4 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) voted against allowing people to use handguns to defend themselves against intruders.
In a recently released undercover video, Wisconsin Senate candidate and Hillary Clinton confidante, Russ Feingold, admits that as President she’ll likely use executive orders to push gun control.
* 5 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) plans to raise taxes by 180 (one hundred and eighty) billion dollars a year to pay for his government-run health care plan.
Hillary Clinton’s own tax proposals continue to build on the tax increases implemented during the Obama era. As cozy with tax and spend as Obama was, Clinton plans on even more aggressively pro-tax.
* 13 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive the procedure.
President Obama is the most baby-murder friendly President to ever occupy the White House, but by all accounts (including her fans at Planned Parenthood), Hillary Clinton is even more supportive of child murder. She recently argued that people have no Constitutional rights until they fully escape their mothers’ body!
* 14 Obama (owe-BAHM-uh) supports giving driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
Yea, Hillary supports this now, too.
It’s honestly shocking to see how hypocritical Hillary Clinton is and to see how much she has shifted politically in just 8 years. I mean, we all thought she was a crazy liberal back then… she’s even further to the left now.
Can we all just agree… to #NeverHillary? Please?