Right-wing Lies About Obama

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    May 14, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    With the new right-wing claims that Obama is a drug dealer who paid off Jeremiah Wright, let's review the other claims and see how they've paid off:

    Eric BoehlertHere's a look back at some of the shocking revelations and allegations conservatives made four years about Obama's life, and some of the sites that initially trumpeted them:

    -While attending Columbia University in the early 1980's during the South African divestiture movement, Obama was involved in violent protests, including domestic terrorist bombings, that erupted when a South African rugby team toured America. (Just One Minute, Ace of Spades).

    -Obama had an affair with a young female staffer who was promptly exiled to a Caribbean country by an angry Michelle Obama after she discovered the blossoming relationship. (Ace of Spades, JammieWearingFool, Say Anything, Confederate Yankee)

    -Obama once had gay sex in the back of a limousine. (WorldNetDaily, Jawa Report)

    -Obama's deeply personal memoir, Dreams from My Father, was actually ghost-written by Bill Ayers, the former '60's radical-turned-college professor who Obama met in Chicago in the 1990's. (National Review Online, American Thinker, Ace of Spades, Powerline, Flopping Aces, Ann Althouse.)

    -Malcolm X is Obama's father. (Atlas Shrugs)

    -Obama was not born in the United States, and therefore not eligible to President. The birth certificate his campaign posted online to debunk that story was actually a forgery; he really born in Kenya. (Right Wing News, Atlas Shrugs, National Review Online, to name just a few.)

    And don't forget about the right-wing attempts to "vet" the 2008 campaign and to report out the blockbuster stories the timid mainstream press refused to touch:

    -When Obama went to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii weeks before Election Day, he was really traveling there in order to deal with the controversy surrounding his birth certificate. (Jerome Corsi)

    -Michelle Obama did a campaign interview with something called African Press International where she condemned "American white racists" who were bringing up issues of Obama's citizenship. (Stop the ACLU, Newsbusters, Jim Treacher, Gateway Pundit, Town Hall)

    You get the idea.

    The point is, right-wing bloggers can whine all they want about Obama not being vetted, but they had their chance to do it in 2008. These same bloggers blew it though, by trafficking in some of the most absurd, un-thinking conspiracy theories imaginable.

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    May 14, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    Where the conservaidiots?

    No can speak?