Ddawg wrote:BroncoBot wrote:If Republicans spent half the time pointing out his record as they spend on "birthing", Obama's image would be seriously damaged. Spending too much time on his origins make people look obsessed and desperate. Keep the argument focused on how terrible his first term was.
I agree with you that the Republicans need to focus on Obama's dismal record - and it is dismal.
However, there are a number of problems with just stating that Republicans have not focused on Obama's record - they have. The problem is, the role of a very biased media.
I read a study by a UCLA professor - about media bias. It is a scholarly work, and he concluded that biased liberal media gave a Democratic presidential candidate 10% pts. That is stunning.
As for the whole "Birther" phenomenon. I am not a "birther" - however - those folks do have some interesting points.
I'll list a few points of interest.
1. On the Birth Certificate released by the Whitehouse it lists President Obama's father as Barack Hussein Obama. Good right?
A. But, it lists his father's birth place as "Kenya." At first glimpse - no problem. But, Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was born June 18, 1934. Kenya did not even exist until Dec. 12, 1964 (Wikipedia - look it up).
B. Note - Kenya was created 27 years after Barack Hussein Obama Sr.'s birth. Pres. Obama was born in 1961 - 3 years before Kenya was formed. How could Kenya be listed on his Birth Certificate in Hawaii, when a place called Kenya did not exist?
2. On Pres. Obama's Birth Certificate is lists him as African American. No big deal - now. Bu back in 1961? No way - that term was not used. The accepted, respectful way to refer black people was as Negroes. How could a Birth Certificate in 1961 define Pres. Obama with a term that was not even in use?
There's more - but that suffices. There are legitimate questions - and they are not kooky. However, Obama's people and the liberal media paint the folks that raise serious, legitimate questions about his birth certificate as "kooky." The same way they attack Romney and Ryan as extreme, and "wingnuts." That's the easiest way to marginalize and dismiss serious questions is to portray the questioners as weird, kooky, and odd.
Hey, I'm all about a good conspiracy. I actually believe Obama IS hiding something with the birth certificate, college records, etc etc etc. IT will all eventually come out, but not now. BUt all that stuff doesn't matter to me right now.
I get your point about the media, but the media isn't going to give the birth certificate or sealed records any more play. They're going to gloss over everything negative. Soooo... focus on what Obama has done that shows he is incompetent to be re-elected, and I think that is something that will resonate. Focusing on the other stuff gives the MSM a chance to make us all look like the kooks that they are.