Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories
You’re on your own, Trump. Now get lost and stop embarrassing the right.
According to a recent survey by the Associated Press, none of the major potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates or Congressional leaders put any stock in the antiquated, Democrat-devised conspiracy theory known as birtherism, besides Donald Trump.
As quoted in the article, “John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor… say they are satisfied that Obama was born in Hawaii… Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania have been the most direct in rejecting the birthers’ claims… Haley Barbour accepts the president’s word… Tim Pawlenty told an Iowa audience, ‘I’m not one to question the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate…’ Michele Bachmann… said: ‘I take the president at his word…’ Sarah Palin… [said], ‘I think that he was born in Hawaii…’ Mike Huckabee has dismissed claims that Obama is foreign-born…”
Other than that, GOP luminaries are unanimous: Obama was born in Kenya!
In addition, we’ve had the following adamant denunciations of the Obama-is-foreign-born theory from prominent right-wingers:
Senator Lindsey Graham: Birthers are “crazy.”
Glenn Beck: The birther theory is “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Senator Ron Paul: “From my viewpoint, obviously [there's nothing to it], because I never bring it up.” read more »