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‘Left, Right & Center’: Birthers and Bernanke; Petraeus and Panetta

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Posted on May 1, 2011
Left, Right & Center
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The American political climate took on a certain circus-like quality this week, with GOP showman Donald Trump stirring up the birther controversy yet another—and, given the result, hopefully the last—time. Thankfully, we have “Left, Right & Center” regulars Robert Scheer, Matt Miller, Tony Blankley and special guest Mary Matalin to cut through the noise on that issue. Also up for discussion this week: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke holds his first press conference, and Obama makes some big changes in his national security team.  —KA

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By Kevin, May 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
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1 = US President, 
0 = Birthers/ Bin Laden/ Trump/ Huckabee

The “TRUTH will set you free”, you are free now, move along, nothing to see here.

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By SteveL, May 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm Link to this comment

Mary Matalin threw around a lot of “L” words like lefty, looney and lie.  Let me drop in the one she will never use, logic.  The Bush lie when it came to weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s) was not whether or not the weapons were in Iraq but the use of the WMD excuse to go to war.  Within the first year of the war it was determined that there were no WMD’s.  The U.S. went to Iraq for the oil and stayed for the oil.

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By Montana, May 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm Link to this comment
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Our president had already showed his US passport to;

1. Get a Passport;
http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/03/20/obamas_passport_files_hacked/

2. Become a US Senator;

I feel sorry for all the little Birthers, It’s not their fault; it’s your families’ fault that taught you that you were better than other people based on race, creed ethnicity, color, nationality or sex, in short they engrained in you their hate (what a legacy).

But you know at some point you need to grow up and act like an adult and think for yourself and distinguish what is true and what is BS.

But there is where the little Birthers find yourself because we all know it was never about a birth certificate or grades, because we all know you want to go around wearing white sheets, burn crosses and hang people who are not like you, we know that your growth is stunted in your hate, and hate is what this is all about, you will never win anymore, and I feel sorry for all of you. I can only imagine when our President is re-elected what you phonies will lie about next. Oh, and just know, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s a duck, the little Birthers are a bunch of racists!

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