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Jeff Duncan’s Ill-Timed “Birther Buzz”

U.S. President Barack Obama is reeling from the feeling, people. Fresh polling data shows his administration is on its heels due to a rash of recent scandals – most notably the massive domestic spying program run by his National Security Agency (NSA) and the targeting of limited government advocates by…

U.S. President Barack Obama is reeling from the feeling, people. Fresh polling data shows his administration is on its heels due to a rash of recent scandals – most notably the massive domestic spying program run by his National Security Agency (NSA) and the targeting of limited government advocates by his Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

But there are other big scandals – like the ongoing journalistic surveillance being conducted by Obama’s Justice Department and the all-but-forgotten Benghazi scandal, which resulted in four Americans being left to die at a diplomatic outpost in Libya while the truth about the attack that killed them was covered up in Washington, D.C.

Serious stuff, huh?

Naturally in light of all these swirling scandals, some Republicans want to bring the debate back to … birtherism?

Wait … birtherism?

That’s right … the issue which was literally laughed off of the stage during the 2012 election is once again making headlines, courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

During a radio interview with host Rick Wiles of TruNews, Duncan was asked whether he would support an investigation into Obama’s “phony identification papers,” referring to this as the president’s “original scandal.”

Duncan initially fought off the question, but Wiles wouldn’t let up.

“If we know they’re lying about all these other things, why not go back and say, ‘well maybe the first scandal was a lie, too?'” he said.

That’s when Duncan took the bait …

“There you go. I’m all with you,” he said. “Let’s go back and revisit some of these things because Americans have questions about not only the IRS scandal but also about the president’s validity.”

Yikes …

As we’ve said on numerous previous occasions, we think the whole buzz over birtherism is ridiculous. So what if Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. We don’t care. We oppose him because he’s a fascist who is hellbent on destroying our freedoms and the free market which sustains our livelihoods.

Seriously … if a Kenyan Muslim was running on Austrian economics and Jeffersonian liberty, then this website would be kissing their ass on a daily basis.

Was Obama elected president illegally? On the basis of “phony identification papers?” Maybe, but it’s never been proven – and we’re now coming up on five years after the fact, which means it’s simply no longer relevant. And while we believe the evidence should have its day in court, this case was long ago settled in the court of public opinion.

Duncan’s comments were immediately picked up by liberal websites like Think Progress – and then left-leaning mainstream media outlets like The Huffington Post. All, of course, noted Duncan’s position as chairman of the U.S. House’s Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee and rehashed some earlier off-kilter things he has said.

Duncan has been a reliably fiscal conservative voice in Washington, D.C. – one of the few. In fact he and U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) have been two of the strongest (and only) fiscal conservatives in either chamber. That’s why Duncan’s incredibly ill-timed foray into birtherism is so disappointing.

Sun Tzu wrote in The Art of War that one’s enemy should never be interrupted when he is making a mistake …

Well, Obama is making mistakes left and right … meaning those who consistently oppose his policies would be wise to refrain from interrupting him.

Duncan is ideally positioned to be a credible Obama critic. And while he hails from the brain-dead third congressional district of South Carolina (home to a disproportionate number of tin foil hat wearers), his bona fides on individual liberty and free markets mean he doesn’t need to pander to this constituency.

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86 comments

Curious June 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

Seriously? This guy sticks his foot in his mouth every time he opens it. What a moron.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

I find it curious that NOBODY at Columbia University remembers him ever attending. Guess if you’re working for the CIA, it’s pretty easy to get your B.A. rubber stamped.

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Sarah Palin Forever! June 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Yeh he was probably never there!

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KarenJ June 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Like Sarah Palin once famously said, “how about you quit making things up?” http://www.wikicu.com/Barack_Obama

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I wish I were making it up, nothing would make me happier than to have an honest and transparent President.

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Smirks June 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

lol… Great job, just shows how SC is stuck in reverse and has no fucking clue why it is getting left behind. Couldn’t be that we elect morons like this guy!

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Marie Harrison June 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thought Lance was a smart guy, Apparently not.

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Smirks June 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

lol… Great job, just shows how SC is stuck in reverse and has no fucking clue why it is getting left behind. Couldn’t be that we elect morons like this guy!

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Marie Harrison June 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thought Lance was a smart guy, Apparently not.

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jimlewisowb June 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Here you go–Ideal candidate to put atop a camel and lead the American jihad into Syria

Hey Duncan, the little fucker is now a lame duck President.

If you want to do something for your country, concentrate on his current fuck ups and lame up his sorry ass some more

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Curious June 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Jim, your post displays some critical thinking skills and asks the congressman to use the same. I’m not sure that’s possible.

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jimlewisowb June 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Here you go–Ideal candidate to put atop a camel and lead the American jihad into Syria

Hey Duncan, the little fucker is now a lame duck President.

If you want to do something for your country, concentrate on his current fuck ups and lame up his sorry ass some more

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Curious June 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Jim, your post displays some critical thinking skills and asks the congressman to use the same. I’m not sure that’s possible.

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GrandTango June 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Remember: FITS, and the establishment media he marches in lockstep with, claimed for years that JFK was a faithful husband. They just forgot to tell you he was faithful to a gaggle of his shallow whores…while Jackie O sat at home like the abused dolt democrats love, if it helps the cause…

Only when it could no longer hurt the democrats, did we find out that filthy dude would stick his worm in any hole that did not have teeth…

What about Clinton? FITS and Co. claimed a Vast Rightwing Conspiracy, until the Devil manifest in a Blue Dress (LMAO)….

I really don’t give a $#!*, because Obama more or less got away with it…but I doubt that on-line PDF “birth certificate” would pass a true authencity test…

The media does not give a $#!* right now, because they got their lord and savior re-elected. But if history is a guide, that SOB, likely was born in Kenya…but will we ever know???

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McCarthy, Joe Fucking June 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

…and whom was Hoover sucking off?

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Sailor June 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Hey asshole, go back to your first paragraph and give us some links. JFK has been dead for 49 1/2 years. That is before Fits was a fetus. Going back to the 1930’s the only president that didn’t screw around was Harry Truman.

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GrandTango June 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

LMAO…Now JFK’s Humpin’ around is Truman’s fault…like every corrupt action Obama commits, is Bush’ fault…You are some major F*#kin brainwshed Idiots…Hahahaha..

What about your lord god and supreme king FDR…he was a whore-hopper, too…but when you look at Eleanor…I guess he could use Bill Clinton’s excuse…and all men can understand….Hahahaha…you liberals are Dumb@$$#$…

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Marie Harrison June 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Didn’t he say, “There is war, and there is Eleanor. And frankly, I prefer war”.

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GrandTango June 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Ouch….That’s cold Marie…

A Humble Chef June 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Look up the story about JFK and Mimi Beardsly, a young college girl. Supposedly it isn’t officially confirmed yet not denied. According to her, there was some twisted shit going down…..some of it at the White House.

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bogart June 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

As if SC politicians didn’t have enough against them,he revisits the idiotic birther issue. I would say something about beating a dead horse,but then this is SC,and I don’t want to revisit the horse thingy.

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bogart June 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

As if SC politicians didn’t have enough against them,he revisits the idiotic birther issue. I would say something about beating a dead horse,but then this is SC,and I don’t want to revisit the horse thingy.

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Gillon June 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This just in: “JEFF DUNCAN ACCUSES OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OF COVERING UP ATTACK ON HOWARD’S ROCK BY LIBERAL, PRO-MUSLIM, GAMECOCK FANS”

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Gillon June 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This just in: “JEFF DUNCAN ACCUSES OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OF COVERING UP ATTACK ON HOWARD’S ROCK BY LIBERAL, PRO-MUSLIM, GAMECOCK FANS”

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Patriot 1st June 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

So your logic is that we should offshore the job of POTUS if that is where the best candidate can be found?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Heh!

Bibi Netanyahu 2016

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Patriot 1st June 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

So your logic is that we should offshore the job of POTUS if that is where the best candidate can be found?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Heh!

Bibi Netanyahu 2016

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GrandTango June 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

LMAO..FITS and the left are reduced to trying to attack a Republican on “Birther” charges…as IRS, Government surveilence, Obama-Care Disaster, Sequester, Benghazi-lies, Immigration-failure and Syria RAGE….

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Vanguard16 June 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Duncan lied about playing football at Clemson!! All these ‘scandals’ are trumped up by the racist TEApublicans. Issa is an idiot!!

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Vanguard16 June 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Duncan lied about playing football at Clemson!! All these ‘scandals’ are trumped up by the racist TEApublicans. Issa is an idiot!!

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Nölff June 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Duncan is all “Obama is a terrorist sympathizer homosexuality spreading secret Muslim who’s not really eligible to be president because he’s from Kenya.”

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Nölff June 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Duncan is all “Obama is a terrorist sympathizer homosexuality spreading secret Muslim who’s not really eligible to be president because he’s from Kenya.”

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bogart June 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Rep Burgess( R )Texas one upped Duncan…..Burgess says he’s against abortion because male fetuses masturbate…..There’s your war on women,he doen’t say anything about girl fetuses finding pleasure.

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dwb619 June 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Like I have before, you just can’t make this kind of stuff up!

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bogart June 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Rep Burgess( R )Texas one upped Duncan…..Burgess says he’s against abortion because male fetuses masturbate…..There’s your war on women,he doen’t say anything about girl fetuses finding pleasure.

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dwb619 June 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Like I have before, you just can’t make this kind of stuff up!

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Billy K Mulligan June 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Maybe that explains Mooochelle claiming to be “Glad to be back home” upon arrival in Ireland. Black Irish maybe?

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KarenJ June 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Ha, ha. President Obama is descended from Irish immigrants through his maternal relatives in Kansas. (His great-great-great grandfather was a shoemaker in the tiny village of Moneygall, according to British and Irish media reports).

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Billy K Mulligan June 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Maybe that explains Mooochelle claiming to be “Glad to be back home” upon arrival in Ireland. Black Irish maybe?

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KarenJ June 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Ha, ha. President Obama is descended from Irish immigrants through his maternal relatives in Kansas. (His great-great-great grandfather was a shoemaker in the tiny village of Moneygall, according to British and Irish media reports).

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CorruptionInColumbia June 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

While it is quite fashionable to laugh at the “birther” arguments, I fail to see how they have lost validity. There are numerous legitimate questions about the validity of the supposed birth certificate that was presented by Obama’s representatives after much howling and gnashing of teeth (why all the secrecy?). The questions surrounding his Social Security Number, coupled with many other things which are not adequately explained or answered, except to those who want to believe they are, remain.

Let the flames begin.

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Jay Ellington June 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I couldn’t get a job at Walmart scraping gum off the floor if my SSN didn’t pass eVerify.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

While it is quite fashionable to laugh at the “birther” arguments, I fail to see how they have lost validity. There are numerous legitimate questions about the validity of the supposed birth certificate that was presented by Obama’s representatives after much howling and gnashing of teeth (why all the secrecy?). The questions surrounding his Social Security Number, coupled with many other things which are not adequately explained or answered, except to those who want to believe they are, remain.

Let the flames begin.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I couldn’t get a job at Walmart scraping gum off the floor if my SSN didn’t pass eVerify.

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Sarah Palin Forever! June 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Yeh he was probably never there!

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nitrat June 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

fascism…Marxist…socialist…if only you idiots knew what in the fuck those words meant.

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nitrat June 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

fascism…Marxist…socialist…if only you idiots knew what in the fuck those words meant.

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Jesus H. Christ! June 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

“Was Obama elected president illegally? On the basis of “phony identification papers?” Maybe, but it’s never been proven”
Did Nikki Haley boff Sic Willie with a strap on? Maybe, but it’s never been proven.

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Jesus H. Christ! June 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

“Was Obama elected president illegally? On the basis of “phony identification papers?” Maybe, but it’s never been proven”
Did Nikki Haley boff Sic Willie with a strap on? Maybe, but it’s never been proven.

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Marshall Culpepper June 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

The birther question is a legitimate one that needs to be looked into. I’m not saying BHO wasn’t born in the US, but I don’t know why he would release a blatantly forged digital document on the official white house website if he was. Seriously, the day the white house released it, my son took that freaking thing apart with adobe illustrator, and he was at least 4 years younger then. He’s only 11 now. Politically, I can see why someone who already holds office my stray away from the topic.

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cuvinny June 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Infowars.com, lol

A site full of idiots like BigT

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KarenJ June 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Obviously neither you nor your son read the user’s manual that accompanies Adobe Illustrator, which tells you that when you scan a document INTO the software, it automatically separates the document into layers. Even a document that’s not layered originally.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/birthcertificate.asp

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Jay Ellington June 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I’ve been using Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash) daily for going on 16 years and this is the first I’ve ever heard that you can scan directly into Illustrator. You could scan into Photoshop, export the file, open it in Illustrator and convert it to vectors using Live Trace. That’s the ONLY way to wind up with a layered vector formatted document, unless the document was created as such digitally to begin with. My experience with Live Tracing elaborate documents (such as a birth certificate with intricate patterns running throughout) is that it creates a disaster of vectors when you convert it. The fact of the matter is that you CANNOT scan into Illustrator, whoever told you this is severely misinformed. Furthermore, this Jean-Claude Tremblay character is that Snopes is quoting really doesn’t sound like he has any idea what he’s talking about. Where did you see an Illustrator manual that goes into great detail about scanning into Illustrator Karen? Could you please scan those pages in and post links?

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Jay Ellington June 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

Futhermore, I always get a good laugh anytime Snopes is referenced on anything since David and Barbara Mikkelson have no formal background, training or experience in investigative research.

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Marshall Culpepper June 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

The birther question is a legitimate one that needs to be looked into. I’m not saying BHO wasn’t born in the US, but I don’t know why he would release a blatantly forged digital document on the official white house website if he was. Seriously, the day the white house released it, my son took that freaking thing apart with adobe illustrator, and he was at least 4 years younger then. He’s only 11 now. Politically, I can see why someone who already holds office my stray away from the topic.

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cuvinny June 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Infowars.com, lol

A site full of idiots like BigT

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KarenJ June 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Obviously neither you nor your son read the user’s manual that accompanies Adobe Illustrator, which tells you that when you scan a document INTO the software, it automatically separates the document into layers. Even a document that’s not layered originally.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/birthcertificate.asp

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I’ve been using Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash) daily for going on 16 years and this is the first I’ve ever heard that you can scan directly into Illustrator. You could scan into Photoshop, export the file, open it in Illustrator and convert it to vectors using Live Trace. That’s the ONLY way to wind up with a layered vector formatted document, unless the document was created digitally to begin with, which is highly likely. My experience with Live Tracing elaborate documents (such as a birth certificate with intricate patterns running throughout) is that it creates a disaster of vectors when you convert it. The fact of the matter is that you CANNOT scan into Illustrator, whoever told you this is severely misinformed. Furthermore, this Jean-Claude Tremblay character that Snopes is quoting really doesn’t sound like he has any idea what he’s talking about. Where did you see an Illustrator manual that goes into great detail about scanning into Illustrator, Karen? Could you please scan those pages in and post links? They are nowhere to be found in my Illustrator manual.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

Futhermore, I always get a good laugh anytime Snopes is referenced on anything since David and Barbara Mikkelson have no formal background, training or experience in investigative research.

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Tank June 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

“So what if Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. We don’t care.”

I mean, the Constitution does. Are you going to start pushing for that amendment, boss?

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Tank June 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

“So what if Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. We don’t care.”

I mean, the Constitution does. Are you going to start pushing for that amendment, boss?

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dennisc200 June 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

It is not surprising that the state that would elect Mark Sanford to Congress would also elect idiot Jeff Duncan. Birthers are just dumb racists. Of course, the racist cesspool of South Carolina is full of these type of people.

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Jay Ellington June 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

The “racist cesspool of South Carolina” flows both ways.

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davidfarrar June 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

This issue has nothing to do with the color of Obama’s skin. In fact, Obama wasn’t the only, nor was he even the first, 2008 presidential candidate sued in federal court over his Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizen qualifications. Those dubious honors belong to John McCain.

ex animo
davidfarrar

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Ross200 June 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

It is not surprising that the state that would elect Mark Sanford to Congress would also elect idiot Jeff Duncan. Birthers are just dumb racists. Of course, the racist cesspool of South Carolina is full of these type of people.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

The “racist cesspool of South Carolina” flows both ways.

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davidfarrar June 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

This issue has nothing to do with the color of Obama’s skin. In fact, Obama wasn’t the only, nor was he even the first, 2008 presidential candidate sued in federal court over his Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizen qualifications. Those dubious honors belong to John McCain.

ex animo
davidfarrar

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KarenJ June 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Like Sarah Palin once famously said, “how about you quit making things up?” http://www.wikicu.com/Barack_Obama

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Jay Ellington June 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I wish I were making it up, nothing would make me happier than to have an honest and transparent President.

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Manray9 June 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

Ahhh, my congressman…what honor and credit he reflects upon the Upstate!

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Manray9 June 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

Ahhh, my congressman…what honor and credit he reflects upon the Upstate!

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fred June 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Here is a guy, jeff duncan, who doesn’t or at least embellishes his “football career” at Clemson. “I played football under Danny Ford at Clemson”, when in fact he was listed on the scout team for only one year? So what the heck is Duncan get off in judging or questioning the President’s birth? Come now jeff fush up with the truth about you and your football days at Clemson.

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fred June 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Here is a guy, jeff duncan, who doesn’t or at least embellishes his “football career” at Clemson. “I played football under Danny Ford at Clemson”, when in fact he was listed on the scout team for only one year? So what the heck is Duncan get off in judging or questioning the President’s birth? Come now jeff fush up with the truth about you and your football days at Clemson.

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davidfarrar June 20, 2013 at 7:49 am

Americans need to know whether their President is qualified, not simply believe he is qualified.

ex animo
davidfarrar

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fred June 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

So davidfarrar I imagine you know and believe that duncan is qualified in representing you with his very limited background and all the fabrications and embellishments he spews about himself?

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Jay Ellington June 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

There’s an outside chance that Duncan is actually more qualified to be POTUS than our current POTUS.

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fred June 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

Well jay ellington your inane comment speaks volumes about your IQ.

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davidfarrar June 20, 2013 at 7:49 am

Americans need to know whether their President is qualified, not simply believe he is qualified.

ex animo
davidfarrar

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fred June 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

So davidfarrar I imagine you know and believe that duncan is qualified in representing you with his very limited background and all the fabrications and embellishments he spews about himself?

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

There’s an outside chance that Duncan is actually more qualified to be POTUS than our current POTUS.

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fred June 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

Well jay ellington your inane comment speaks volumes about your IQ.

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