Monday, March 8, 2010

WOW! Meet McCain 'birthers': ABC, CBS, NBC, FactCheck, N.Y. Times, more..Eligibility issue was huge in 2008 when Obama opponent was focus of attention

A recent billboard in Atlanta asks Obama the question 'Where's The Birth Certificate?' The MSM has ridiculed 'birthers' who question Obama's eligibility, but that wasn't the case when John McCain's eligibility was being questioned as a candidate in 2008. More liberal hypocrisy from the most pathetic media in history.

Many of the same news organizations and research groups today dismissing concerns about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility were far more eager to cover the issue when Republican presidential candidate John McCain was the subject.

An archive search shows the question of McCain's birth certificate and his eligibility to be president was actively pursued by Democratic Party activists and the mainstream media in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, despite the ridicule now heaped upon those questioning Obama's qualifications under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.

In an article published Feb. 28, 2008, months before McCain was nominated for president by the Republican Party,, at the very center of Obama's defense against eligibility questions, was itself raising them about McCain.

In a piece that led off with the question, "How can Panamanian-born McCain be elected president?" conceded McCain did meet the natural-born citizen requirements. But the website qualified its answer, stating that if McCain did win the presidency, the issue could be challenged in court.

After the Republican and Democratic conventions, on, weighed into the Obama eligibility debate Aug. 21, 2008," claiming its "staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate." The certificate in question, however, was a short-form Certificate of Live Birth, or COLB, not a hospital-generated long-form birth certificate listing the hospital where Obama was born as well as other relevant birth information, including the name of the attending physician.

Almost coincident with the article, a flurry of mainstream media news pieces popped up about McCain's eligibility to be president.

On Feb. 28, 2008, Carl Hulse wrote a New York Times article, "McCain's Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out."

"To date, no American to take the presidential oath has had an official birthplace outside the 50 states," Hulse wrote. READ MORE...

1 comment:

  1. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go. And as they said in WACO "We Ain't Coming Out".