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Obama Campaign Adopts Birthers

The Obama campaign is using the birther issue and the book out this week by Jerome Corsi, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” to raise money.

Corsi’s book was apparently already at the printers when Obama released his birth certificate.

For a $15 donation, you can get this coffee mug:

Obama birth mug

Or for $25, you get a T-Shirt.

And for $7,000, you get a free tank of gas.

OK, just joking on the last one.

Below is the fundraising email describing the offer. It was sent today to the Obama campaign email list by Deputy Campaign Manager Julianna Smoot.

Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.

This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller “of historic proportions.”

The title is “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” — yes, really.

Corsi’s work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth’s core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets! called Corsi’s work “a mishmash of unsupported conjecture, half-truths, logical fallacies and outright falsehoods.”

There’s really no way to make this stuff completely go away. The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.

So let’s just do this — get your Obama birth certificate mug here:

Last year, the President said, “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.”

This is about as close as we can get.

If the facts can’t make these ridiculous smears go away, we can at least have a little fun with it.

And then we’ll get back to the important work of supporting the President as he tackles real problems like high gas prices, the deficit, and unemployment.



20 thoughts on “Obama Campaign Adopts Birthers”

  1. Talk about making a mockery of the presidency. Obama certainly despises the American people who only asked for the same documentation they need when applying for passports, drivers licenses, little league applications…At least your post brings a smile with your wonderful turn of words and humor.

    1. update;
      This concept of this ridiculous t-shirt has hit the internet and the comments are hilarious. I’d think this promotion was a hoax if it came from another candidate.
      People are laughing at the POTUS, who wodda thunk it.

  2. MT for re-redistribution

    So BO thinks it is appropriate to laugh at questioning whether a presidential candidate is constitutionally eligible to be president? Well that is consistent with all other evidence of his respect, or lack of, for the constitution. His laughter should make him ineligible once again, as it shows his disdain for the constitution, his immaturity, and disfunctional vindictiveness. HE HATES THE UNITED STATES. WHY IS HE PRESIDENT????

  3. I thought the Smootster worked for MOOchelle?
    No offense here, but “Made in the USA” does raise unhappy questions about the making.
    Kids, don’t try this at home.

  4. Next time I’m out and about, and I see someone wearing that shirt, I’m going to ask them how they can support a man whose goal it is to destroy America. Wonder how many of these items will be purchased with welfare benefits. Just like the old hippie in Michigan who still collects food stamps after winning a $2 million lottery. His mug & shirt are probably already on their way.

  5. Some official WH place is selling t-shirts of him saying MADE IN THE US. Redefines tacky, which I gather is their hobby-redefining it.

  6. Heck, I am sitting here in a tanktop that says DIVA in Day-Glo pink–maybe the president is just unleashing his inner trailer park. My kid as a shirt that reads JOE on the front and MOMMA on the back.

  7. If Obama really believes that Jerome Corsi is a fake (like the pot calling the tea kettle black) I suggest that with all of his power, Obama should sue Corsi and go to depositions under oath. Of course this will never happen because the Wunder Kinder never releases any personal records and being under oath would expose him to perjury.

  8. They are really hoping that the issue would go away but the low quality forgery they produced makes it more likely it never will

  9. I am from Illinois, and I watched Obama’s political career from the Illinois State Legislature to the Senate. Obama was a Zero sponsored by the Daley Machine.
    He has by his arrogance denied the Public access to his academic records and his background in general. No President has been allowed to get away with this before Obama. We saw Bush and Kerry’s academic records. Obama was the editor of the Harvard Law Review; and we have seen Nothing Written by Obama at Harvard! In addition Obama is not from Illinois; so what did he do and where was he before Illinois. This isn’t a political issue, this is an issue of history; where is this guy from, and whom were his mentors.

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