Peter Foster The Telegraph, Donald Trump makes Mitt Romney look like a weasel, Foster ill informed biased or bought, Orwellian reporting, Media weasels
“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells
“I do not know where Barack Obama was born. I do know that he has used taxpayer dollars to keep his records hidden.”…Citizen Wells
“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””…George Orwell, “1984”
Speaking of weasels, media weasels.
From Peter Foster of The Telegraph, May 29, 2012.
“Donald Trump makes Mitt Romney look like a weasel”
“Donald Trump is sticking to his guns over his belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not America, maintaining the so-called “birther conspiracy”.
I honestly don’t know if Mr Trump is just being idiotic (entirely possible) or cynically playing “dog whistle politics” by repeating the controversy (as he did again on CNN on Tuesday) in a bid to play the tacit race card against Obama.
The long-form birth certificate from the State of Hawaii and the two contemporaneous ads in the local Honolulu papers announcing the birth are not enough to convince the bouffant one.
To be honest this doesn’t really matter for Trump’s already non-existent reputation – choose what adjective you will, he’s a fool, or “bloviating ignoramus” (Conservative commentator George Will), “ridiculous” (CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer) or just a plain “Jack-ass” (former Bush speechwriter David Frum).
But this absolutely does matter for Romney. Given that he begins this campaign with a reputation for being a “perfectly-lubricated weather vane” (Jon Huntsman) being quite so craven over something this obviously absurd shows an amazing lack of judgment.
Spinelessness is not a character-trait to recommend a would-be leader of the Free World. Romney wants Obama to get tough on China, and be more “assertive in Syria” and yet apparently can’t bring himself to cut Mr Trump loose.
It is not enough to say he doesn’t share Trump’s opinion, and that Trump is entitled to his opinion, when the undertones of those opinions are clearly racist.
The impression, like when Romney failed to protect his openly gay national security adviser earlier in the campaign, is of a candidate cowering before his hardline base. Reagan would never have done that.
Even worse is the appearance that Romney is putting up with Trump’s persistently embarrassing pronouncements for the sake of money.
When a man with a personal fortune of $250m is prepared to risk his reputation for the sake of $2m, or whatever amount Trump has rustled up for the Romney campaign at last night’s Las Vegas fundraiser, it’s time to reset the political calculator.
Romney has now clinched the nomination. If he wants the White House, he has to show some backbone, because weaseling is a deeply unattractive trait, whatever side of the political spectrum you come from.”
What a load of horsecrap!
I am assuming that Peter Foster is not that dim witted or ill informed and is just regurgitating the party line or has been bought by the Obama camp.
If Foster has been paying attention or cares about the facts, he would know:
A) A birth announcement in one of the Hawaiian papers automatically was published in the other paper. This was a birth announcement. No one is questioning that Obama was born….somewhere. Conspiracy? That sounds like an idiot O’Reilly piece of “logic.”
B) COLB (certification of live birth) placed on the internet by several entities in 2008. Anybody, regardless of where they were born (and many did), could obtain one. Or as the only real journalist on CNN stated:
C) Obama, unlike John McCain in 2008, has never presented a certified, legitimate copy of a birth certificate.
D) Tim Adams, who worked in an elections office in Hawaii in 2008, was told then that there was no birth certificate for Obama.
E) Neil Abercrombie, the governor of Hawaii and a family friend of Obama, soon after taking office made inquiries and stated that he could find no birth certificate for Obama.
F) The Sheriff Joe Arpaio cold case posse investigation, along with other experts have stated that the image placed on WhiteHouse.gov is fraudulent.
G) Even if the image on WhiteHouse.gov appeared authentic, it could not be used in a court of law under scrutiny and questioning due to the following:
The phrase “or abstract” disqualifies it as proof of a certified copy.
H) Here is a list of some of the US Justice Department attorneys who have assisted Obama in keeping his records hidden. Their representation of Obama is a matter of public record. This list does not include the support staffs.
Elizabeth A. Pascal
Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General
R. CraiG Lawrence
Mark B. Stern
Andre Birotte Jr.
Leon W. Weidman
David A. Dejute
Roger E. West
George S. Cardona
Paul J. Fishman
I) Robert Bauer, who as an attorney with Perkins Coie helped Obama keep his records hidden before Obama took the White House, and afterwards was hired as general counsel, is not included in the list as well as numerous private practice attorneys.
J) Obama continues to engage numerous Justice Department and private attorneys to keep his records hidden. It may be because Obama pretended to be from Kenya to get foreign student aid and benefits.
K) The recently released bio from Obama’s publisher stated from 1991 to 2007 that Obama was born in Kenya. This is one of numerous references to Obama being born in Kenya. The difference this time is that it came from his own bio.