Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Birthers and Obama's birthday

On Obama's birthday, still lots of "Birthers"

Coming on President Obama's 49th birthday, a new CNN/Opinion Research poll finds that 11 percent of Americans feel the 44th president was definitely not born in the U.S., with an additional 16 percent saying he "probably" was not not born here.

The "birther " movement still lives in the Republican Party, according to the poll taken July 16-21.

"Not surprisingly, there are big partisan differences, although a majority of Republicans think Obama was definitely or probably born here," said Keating Holland, polling director at CNN.

But a total of 41 percent of Republicans surveyed said that Obama was "definitely" or "probably" not born in the U.S.

Overall, however, 42 percent of Americans say the president was "definitely" born here, with an additional 29 percent saying he was "probably" born in the USA.

Hawaii has produced a copy of its "certificate of live" birth testifying to the fact that Obama was born in the 50th state. Two birth notices ran in Honolulu newspapers.

Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii, a Republican who campaigned in 2008 for John McCain, has declared: "The president was in fact born at Kapi'olani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, and that's just a fact."

Still, the "birthers" have been egged on by former CNN pundit Lou Dobbs, and House Tea Party Caucus organizer Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota. On his radio show Wednesday, right-wing pundit Rush Limbaugh declared: "They tell us August 4th is his birthday: We haven't seen any proof of that."

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