Nutball Republican invents new birther lie on the presidential trail

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, said on Monday that he would “love to know more” about where President Obama was born and claimed — falsely — that Mr. Obama was raised in Kenya…

Mr. Huckabee’s comments were prompted by the conservative radio host Steve Malzberg, who asked Mr. Huckabee: “How come we don’t have a health record, we don’t have a college record, we don’t have a birth certificate — why, Mr. Obama, did you spend millions of dollars in courts all over this country to defend against having to present a birth certificate?”

The former governor responded: “I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough.” Mr. Huckabee, who is now a Fox News host, then talked repeatedly about his concerns that Mr. Obama was raised in Kenya…

“If you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather,” Mr. Huckabee said.

First I’ve heard that the Brits weren’t imperialists. They had the honesty to brag about it – instead of crap lies about regime change.

Mr. Obama did not grow up in Kenya. According to his official biography, the president was raised primarily in Hawaii by his mother and maternal grandparents and spent several years in Indonesia when he was a young boy.

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Hogan Gidley, the executive director of HuckPAC, Mr. Huckabee’s political action committee, said that Mr. Huckabee “simply misspoke” and that “he meant to say the president grew up in Indonesia…

Mr. Obama’s father was from Kenya, but in his first book, Mr. Obama wrote extensively about the fact that he spent almost no time with his father, who left his mother and saw Mr. Obama only once, in Hawaii…

Face it. The amount of time Republicans spend playing kissy-kissy with the KoolAid types confirms they have turned over political strategy and tactics entirely to the nutball wing of the party. Yes, they’ll keep hold of the pursestrings, control of the legislation really important to the corporate backbone of the Party of NO.

But, TV time, ideology and insanity are in complete control of the bigots, birthers and balmy.

2 thoughts on “Nutball Republican invents new birther lie on the presidential trail

  1. E Trams says:

    And no telling how many people heard the lie, believed the lie and will live their life spreading the lie.

    I believe Hucklebee is looking for a lawsuit so he can blow something out of proportion and get free press. I was a victim of a politician who did the same thing but the other tactics the politician and her goon used were far scarier. The politician and her goon are still on the streets, still victimizing people and still unprosecuted.

    • E Trams says:

      Maybe lying politicians should have their tongues cut out of their mouths. That might be a punishment that stops them.

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