Romney: 'No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate'; Update: Team Obama feigns outrage

At a campaign rally in Commerce, Michigan, Mitt Romney couldn’t resist taking a jab at President Obama:

“Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised.”

While Romney was most likely just making a joke, Barack Obama’s birth certificate is still a very volatile subject, and the birther crack set off a firestorm. The media immediately launched into a feeding frenzy:

Liberals are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of Romney flirting with birtherism:

https://twitter.com/skybarn/status/239036973979942914

And, lest you thought Romney and Obama’s races wouldn’t come into play, think again:

https://twitter.com/amaeryllis/status/239035889932726272

Some people have managed to keep clear heads and are offering an explanation for Romney’s remark, one that’s much more plausible than that he’s a closet birther:

Given Obama’s penchant for obsessively bringing up the Romney family dog, we’re inclined to agree.

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Romney spokesmen are downplaying the remarks:

“The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States,” Romney adviser Kevin Madden said. “He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised.”

Spokesman Rick Gorka also downplayed the remarks in a gaggle with reporters after the event. ”It’s settled,” he said. “He’s illustrating that he was born and raised here in Michigan.”

While Team Obama is milking them for all they’re worth:

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Update:

Ben Howe deftly uses Team Obama’s own words to smack them for their phony indignation. You see, Obama and friends asked for it — literally:

Oh. Snap. That’s pure gold, right there.

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Update:

“Real journalists” are madly clutching their pearls. Oh, lawdy.

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#FutureMittJokes has lefties gleeful over ‘priceless’ race-baiting; Conservatives hijack

  • http://twitter.com/Booker_TW Booker T.

    What? Did you think Romney was going to take all these attacks lying over?

  • rrpjr

    Bravo, Romney. After a week of insanely and inanely conflating Akin and Romney and the entire Republican party (hey liberals, if Romney is responsible for Todd Akin, is Barack Obama responsible for Maxine Waters? Why not? It makes as much sense), they can take it and like it.

    • Michael Hampton

      Um…Romney isn’t responsible for Akin. No one said that. Romney is the one who told Akin to step down. Please try to grasp the English language before commenting.

      • rrpjr

        You can’t be serious. Try reading it again. In the future be sure of your own grasp before commenting.

  • Botzilla

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbULBAjstBA All conservatives can relate to this video.

    • http://twitter.com/RealLarryBaron Larry Baron

      Great video…thanks

    • thetreyman

      that was awesome.

  • NCRelite

    ahaha Obama is probably wetting the bed

  • J. Cox

    Short of Mitt saying he is going to vote for B.O.,anything he says or does will be construed as racist.

  • AlmaAlma

    I think this is a mistake. Obama’s team have been the ones leading the pack in negative comments and I don’t think it has really worked for them. It would have been better if Romney kept away from that.

    • rrpjr

      Go back and hear what Reagan said about Carter. What Romney said is mild stuff.

      • samf1953

        There you go again Jimmy. Priceless.

    • samf1953

      Mc Cain lost pussyfooting around, we are in the game this time!

    • AlmaAlma

      Actually, I’ve changed my mind. Obama can give it so he should be able to take it.

  • Dio Heerai

    This is BRILLIANT they want to go “war on women” because of one a-hole’s comment, lets go birther on their ass . Let THAT the new news cycle headline

    • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

      Say is English your second language?

      • Dio Heerai

        Bud Ass-bell is that the best you can do with all your Alinsky training. how do you converse, in YE OLDE ENSLISH . how’s this, Thou art an Ass-bell

        • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

          Got your green card yet?

          • Dio Heerai

            I thought You did not need ID under Obama , RACIST

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Well it is too bad you are a RACIST. Maybe that is normal behavior in your native land.

          • Dio Heerai

            Okay i’ll come clean, My name is George Obama i live in a slum on Nirobi ,where my brother left me for dead while telling stupid American liberals how much he cares about the poor and downtrodden . I am sorry I am a racist but I hate white people just like my brother

    • Michael Hampton

      Um…the war on women started when Catholics refused to give health care to their employees. So let me ask you, when abortion is illegal under Romney, what do you want to happen to the women who have abortions. Since you are calling it murder, do they get 25 to life in prison? Do they get the death penalty? How is that not a war on women. “Have that baby or you get the death penalty!”

  • http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-atlanta/harriet-baldwin ★♥ Harriet Baldwin

    Touched a nerve, did he? Bwahahahahaha! Go Mitt! Next ask for college records, passport, #SSN number mystery, selective service and anything else that’s “sealed via executive order.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

      But first Mitt–hand over those TAX RETURNS!!!!!!!! It ain’t going away.

      • Dio Heerai

        Its already gone….. no one cares…. and and the billion dollar “death star” of Romney plus super-pac money hasn’t fired a single shot yet. Obama runs his campaign the way he runs the country thats why its BROKE

      • thetreyman

        tax returns, tax returns… keep squawkin’ parrot. tax returns do not lower unemployment, pass a budget, fix entitlements, balance the budget, decrease burdensome regulation, create upward mobility, end obamacare, lower fuel prices, stabilize the economy, end illegal immigration, or return us to federalism. but keep that distraction going if you want. you may think voters are stupid, but i give them more credit than that. come election day, they will have to make a choice, and i dont think they’re going to give a sh!t about tax returns. but you go ahead and rest your mans chances on that and let me know how that works out for ya.

  • TLKensington

    This topic hurts party. Sad that Romney decided to throw more red meat to the fringe. At least McCain was smart and decent enough to let this topic drop in 2008. But after that Palin, Rush, and the others on the fringe hijacked the party.

    • samf1953

      McCain lost idiot!

      • TLKensington

        Problem is that Palin stoked these flames during McCain’s run and it hurt. Won’t do Romney any better. Just will fire up the whackos who are already voting (R). There, however, is a problem with this. It makes no headway with independents and moderates. Need to win a significant portion of them to win the White House.

  • http://twitter.com/tbearfromhell Psycho Sock Puppet

    I heard one of the speech writers killed the idea of asking for Obama’s Dog Recipes…just saying.

  • dennylee60

    So Biden’s comment of pitting people in chains is fine but Romney’s joke is racist. Wow.

    • brianmouland

      Most of the media see the world through pink colored glasses

  • michael s

    I’m not mad at Mitt, he knows as a white man that the showing of a birth certificate is a racist condition that is for non white people. I.E.Pres Obama Gov. Jindal. At least he’s honest.

    • carla5731

      I’m enjoying the effect of your autocorrects. “At leather he’s honest.”

    • J. Cox

      The race card…when your deck is full of jokers,slip in the race card…look——> a squirrel

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIACXR43K7OZCSEI7B2BSH3A3Y michael s

        last i checked jokers are all white . of course you refuse to deal with the issue on hand.

        • J. Cox

          issue being that you are the real party of racism,projecting on others to make yourselves feel better?Please make fun of Mormons next post and go for the trifecta.

  • J.N. Ashby

    I like how the liberals are spouting that he’s a jerk for making a joke/not a unifier/not about policy. If I remember correctly, according to the Dems., Romney is the following: a criminal, a dog abuser, a sexist, a misogynist, and more. No one’s called Obama a criminal, though the NDAA IS treasonous. Dishing it out, but can’t take it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

      If you call that dishing it out, you are sad and pathetic.

      • J. Cox

        Says the parrot troll that can not possibly defend your parties statements,nor the fact that your messiah is selling “birther” mugs at $22 a pop.But hey,let’s talk about the economy…oh wait…he is to busy running from the facts.

        • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

          Well if Obama is my messiah then I would assume that Reagan is yours. The great communicator who wore diapers and drooled like an idiot his last fours years as president. Remember he sent the Ayatolah a cake?

          • J. Cox

            Don’t assume anything.Wait for facts…you do know what those are right?meanwhile..8.3%,1.5%GDP,7trillion..—-> look,a squirrel.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            CAYMEN ISLANDS, SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS–incomplete tax returns–look OMAMA WINS–FOUR MORE YEARS!!!

          • J. Cox

            Because what someone does with their own money is more important than what Obama does with everyone else’s right?Keep chasing that squirrel,I am sure that will get a budget passed…or at least 1 where at least 1 person votes yes.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Budget? Do not know, but 63% of Americans want Mitt to release more tax returns. Felonies? Who knows until we see the returns.

          • StanW

            No, you idiot, 63% of the 1,021 people that were polled want Mitt to release more tax returns.

            You are obviously one of those monumentally stupid people that think the opinions of 1,000 people are the same as the country as a whole!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            So Stan, then no polls can be trusted. So maybe Obama is leading the race and Romney does not even have a chance.

          • StanW

            Not was I said Bud. I said the opinions of 1,021 people is NOT the same as the opinions of all of America. Do you think the opinions of 1,000 New Yorkers represents all of America? How about 1,000 Texans?

            Try to keep your stupidity in check.

            BTW, there is one poll that I do trust. I call it An Election!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Well if you asked a 1000 Texans what was on TV on Sunday night they would say Ed Sullivan and Bonanza.

          • StanW

            Maybe, but they would NOT say American Idol or Jersey Girls!

          • westoast

            It’s interesting. In trying to air a stereotype you have stereotyped yourself.
            Texas is leaving most of the nation in the dust as far as economic policy and progress are concerned.
            Yet you hold them to be backwards and outdated. A true sign of genius. And a “stupid” flag on your forehead.
            I won’t waste my time telling you to remove your head from where it is crammed. This will only cause confusion as you obviously don’t know one from the other.

          • J. Cox

            So guilty until proven innocent is how the law works now?Well O.K….I say BO murdered 5 people in college..prove me wrong.#Liblogicwthisthat?

          • Michael Hampton

            Um…he has shown his birth certificate many times and yet the birthers live on. How is that innocent until proven guilty?

          • J. Cox

            Talking about tax returns and calling Mitt a felon unless you show 10 years of tax returns so we can see if you actually did commit a crime. Evidence..well we are sure it’s in there somewhere.That sure is on par with the most transparent president..who has all his records sealed by EO.

          • weRbroke

            Do you know how many of your fatass rich Democrats in political offices ALSO use those hideous off shore accounts to make insane amounts of money? Get a friggen clue and stop being a D-umbass buttplug for the Party of Arse.

          • Michael Hampton

            So that makes it OK for Romney to do it?

          • J. Cox

            Again..his money,not yours..why do you care how other people spend ,or where they put/invest their own money?crickets?

          • weRbroke

            Doh.

          • weRbroke

            Will you be cleaning up the D-onkey farm anytime soon? You get what you give…pony up boy.

          • weRbroke

            chances are you will wear diapers and drool again someday, unless you do already.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Looking forward to it. But I am not president and I did not create a scandal called IRAN-CONTRA, which the Great Reagan did. Funny Republicans and Reagan lovers never talk about that.

          • thetreyman

            you are right. no president should be able to do an end run around congress. so i guess you will be voting for mitt this time around? or do you not know what iran-contra was?

          • Guest

            There is no evidence that Reagan was guilty in that. He accepted responsibility all on his own, but there’s no proof he was involved.

            He could have invoked executive privilege, like someone else we know, but he stood up for the people who were responsible.
            He…..was a real man.

            As far as the Contras go, they were fighting the communist Sandinistas who were committing genocide upon the Miskito Indians.

            It’s really a shame that the democrat party sided with the genocidal maniac commies, but they had a scandal to distract the public with……liberal public that is.

      • Garth Haycock

        J.N. is correct. You can’t take it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

          Are you capable of thinking for yourself Half-Cock?

          • Garth Haycock

            Hmmm… trying to make fun of my name. You’ve definitely lost the argument.

      • Dio Heerai

        Bwahahaha. you asswipes wanted to talk “war on women” now you have to talk birth certificate . BRILLIANT ! Go Mitt Go

        • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

          Still waiting for that GREEN CARD?

          • Dio Heerai

            why when we have a KENYAN that you VOTED for in the white house, Ass-Bell lol

      • J.N. Ashby

        I’m neither, sweety. I did, however, leave out the “Romney murdered some guy’s wife” thing.

    • Michael Hampton

      Um…many have called Obama a criminal. Birthers? Usurper? Thug?

      • J.N. Ashby

        Forgive me. I should rephrase that. I should have said “joke that has no factual basis,” the “no factual basis” applies to the above statements about Romney.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

    Wow Mitt. How many millions did you guys spend to come up with that line. Or did it just require giving Trump a quickie in the closet?
    godlessliberalredneck.com

    • Garth Haycock

      Poor little progressive. You don’t like it when the tactics you folks use are turned on you, do you?

      • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

        I love it. I know how popular Donald the Trump and all the Birthers are. Mitt puts himself in the company of half-brained morons. Way to not talk about the economy Mitt.

        • Garth Haycock

          Better for Mitt to be in the company of half-brained morons than to follow Obama’s example of being in the company of brainless morons.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Wow. You really stung me with that one Half-Cock.

          • Garth Haycock

            Yawn.

        • rrpjr

          Yeah, that’s what’s happening. Romney is avoiding the economy. You’re not very prepared for November, are you?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            I am prepared for Romney getting his ass handed to him. You guys know he is a loser. You try to fool yourselves that he can win. If he had any chance he would be leading in all the polls. Do you really think he can out debate Obama?

          • StanW

            I think a houseplant could out-debate Obama!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Hey Stan. How are things in the 1950s?

          • StanW

            I heard they were fine. What color is the sky in the pathetic and impotent world YOU live in, Bub?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            It is BLUE BABY–just like the blue states that will shine in November.

          • StanW

            hahahahahahahaha…..

          • rrpjr

            We’ll see, won’t we.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Yes, but at night, alone in bed, you know that it is Romeny you are stuck with. Does it give you nightmares?

          • rrpjr

            Nightmares? My 80-year-old mother has lost ¾ of her portfolio, I have friends who’ve been unemployed for over a year, 19 of the
            20 shops in my local mini-mall are shuttered, my medical insurance has gone up 75%, my doctor is leaving the profession because of Obamacare, the DOI, EPA, HHS, DHS, TSA and DOJ are running roughshod over the citizenry and our national defense will soon be decimated with cuts. Our government has essentially turned into a criminal enterprise. And you think Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan give me nightmares? Both our candidates have more competence, experience, honor and fidelity to first principles in their fingertips than the entire democrat party. If anything, they’re OVER-qualified. You’re lost in some distorted and choleric delusion. November will give you an opportunity of shock therapy. Take it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            It was DUBYA who destroyed the economy. You know trillions spent for an unnecessary war without taxes to pay for it? Maybe elephants have good memories, but not Republicans.

          • rrpjr

            Keep hugging that thought like a blankie. Or go look at the graphs. That’s right — all those vertical ski-slope declines in every indice trace from January 2009. “Dubya” didn’t beg for a trillion dollars that only stimulated more unemployment and public employee slush funds and crony-capitalist payola. Dubya didn’t spend months conning the country over a healthcare takeover he couldn’t pay for (so cooked the books instead) while the economy was burning down. This is Obama’s economy. He had his Senate and his House and he got everything he asked for. And now he’s going to get everything he deserves. Finally.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Hey, easy big fella. You are going to blow a fuse. But at least thanks to Democrats you have access to insurance.

          • rrpjr

            Wrong again. My insurance is bought and paid for by me and always has been. And always will be.

    • Flyoverman

      Since the White House released version is an obvious fraud, would you care to provide us with an unforged copy?

      • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

        What about a trade–10 years of Romney’s tax returns for Obama’s brth certificate? Wonder who has more to hide?

        • J. Cox

          We would ask for B.O.’s tax returns….but since he has never had a job.BTW..is the IRS covering for Mitt also?Care to accuse him of more felonies without facts/proof?How’s that hopey,changey?

        • Flyoverman

          I will make you a counter offer. 10 years of Romeny’s tax returns that could have been audited by the IRS for years in return for Obama’s college transcripts. Trust me you do not want those to see the light of day. Obama’s Presidency would end in a week.

        • Flyoverman

          Bud, question for you. The President personally approved the Bin Laden Operation. The President also HAD to approve or disapprove one pipeline, because it crossed over from the Candaian border and had to consult the Candaian Government. So based on those precedents who would have had to apporve an operation that sent 2,500 military grade weapons over the Mexican border to the drug cartels without the prior knowledge or consent of the Mexican Governent?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            You guys never mention that that program was began in 2005–by Dubya no less.

          • StanW

            Different program “Wide Receiver” that ended BEFORE Obama took office. Do you really think your discredited talking points actually work?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Well this is like the polls. It depends on whom you choose to believe. I never believe anything FOX says. Maybe you should try it.

          • StanW

            Sorry to disappoint you, but I didn’t get that from Fox. It is a fact and you should do yourself a favor and STOP LYING!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Sorry Stan but you are stuck in the 1950s and this happened since then. So go back to watching the Ponderosa.

          • StanW

            Read this and tell me what you thing, Bud…
            http://news.investors.com/article/615871/201206221823/fast-and-furious-different-than-wide-receiver.htm

            Wide Receiver ended in 2007, LONG before Obama took office. Fast and Furious belongs to him, as well as the blood of Agent Brian Terry!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Oh I see. Like the BLOOD of more than 200 Marines belongs to Ronnie the idiot Reagan who sent them to Lebanon?

          • StanW

            One topic at a time. Are you now ready to admit your LIE about Bush being responsible for Fast & Furious?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Will check it out in good time. You know Reagan had the excuse of Alzheimers for the idiotic things he did. What was Dubya’s excuse? Just plain stupidity?

          • StanW

            Are you now ready to admit your LIE about Bush being responsible for Fast & Furious?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            I am not going to use only one source–yours–I will look into it. If you are right you already know it. I perfer to find answers myself.

          • StanW

            What a whiney little bitch you are. You demand answers, get caught in your lies, now you think you can weasel out of it?

            What you will do is refuse to talk about this any more, and then try to bring up YOUR LIE later on in a conversation with someone else.

            You are not interested in the truth, Bud. You have made that abundently clear!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Maybe you are a moron who would accept one source–a conservative one at that–but I know that truth must be sought and I will do that. Do not have a hissy fit stan. Go watch I LOVE LUCY.

          • StanW

            No hissy fit, just pointing out what a pathetic liar and coward you are.

            Will you come back and tell us the results of your search on this topic? I doubt it?
            Will you blame Bush for Obama’s gun-running operation again? LIKELY!

            And I didn’t give you a link to Fox, you idiot. Why is Investors News Conservative? Oh, that’s right, they report independently without just spouting the latest Liberal drival.

            Wide Receiver ended in 2007. Fast & Furious started in 2009. Two different programs, and Obama’s got a US Border Patrol agent murdered. Good job supporting Obama.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            You have such passion over one border agent, but the thousands who were killed and maimed because of Dubya’s war are OK. I guess in Texas you have not heard of the Iraq war yet. Well you will because it destroyed our economy.

          • StanW

            Again, one topic at a time, Bud. Admit your lie about Bush being responsible for Fast & Furious, and then we can get to the rest of your lies.

            mmmmK, pumpkin?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Have yet to see that it was false. If you only accept one source for the truth Stan you can be easily fooled. That was how we spent trillions looking for WMDs.

          • StanW

            I just gave you one source, you idiot, not all of them. But do your petty little research and make sure to get back to us with the results.

            Prediction #1 – Bud never mentions F&F again and refuses to answer question about it.
            Prediction #2 – Bud find dozens of sources that back up what I say, but find ONE Liberal Hack site that backs him, so he continues ad naseum that Bush is responsible for F&F.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Stan I have been in Texas several times and it SUCKS!!
            So if you guys want to seceed. Go right ahead. Just take that idiot Perry and Dubya along.

          • StanW

            Oooo, good response Bud. I guess Prediction #1 is the clear winner, as you KNOW you lied, you KNOW I have caught you in a lie, and you are too much of a coward to ever admit you lied.

            Come back to Texas any time.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            I prefer living in the 21st century. You have proven nothing because I have seen no proof other than an opinion page you sent me to. So Stan–f**koff.

          • StanW

            Yep, exactly what I expected. You know you lied, Bud, and you can’t admit it.

            Be gone, little bitch. You are DONE here!

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Like all Republicans you think that bullying will force people to agree with you. Maybe you are or are not correct. You are a BULLY AND AN ASSHOLE. That is what I have come to expect from Repubs.

          • StanW

            Bud, you lied. Openly and without hesitation. Should I have just said “There, there little bitch. It’s ok if you believe that. I guess I’ll believe it too.”

            If it hurts your feelings to be told that 2+2 does not equal an orange, I DON’T CARE!

          • Guest

            Well Stan, what he actually did was “believe” a lie, because the lie came from one of his own. He saw no need to question one of his own, so he repeated the lie which came from one of his own.

            That’s really not much better, is it?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Did you learn to Bully from Rush? All Republicans can do is bully everyone and try to force them to agree. I really do not care if you are right or not and I have not made the effort to find out. Any mistakes Obama may have made pale in comparison to DUBYA’S.
            Dubya and Reagan–two bad governore who should never have been president. Reagan was also a two-bit actor at best.

          • Guest

            And we found WMDs bud.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Where? In Dubya’s ass?

          • Guest

            Hmmm, I see the polite act the other night was just that. An act.

            Anyway, I have an answer for all of you regressives on the entire Iraq matter.

            Concerning 9/11 and the Iraq war, here are the main false claims made by you leftist Media parrots.

            Bush lied
            Lied about WMDs
            Iraq was no threat to the US, and we lost respect
            No terrorist connection
            Illegal War
            Lost the war

            ____________________________________________

            Bush lied:
            (untrue)

            The liberal claim is that Bush has lied 935 times, no less. But these supposed lies covered WMDs, so lets concentrate on that.

            Here are a couple of quotes to start with:

            “In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now – a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers, or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed. If we fail to respond today, Saddam, and all those who would follow in his footsteps, will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council, and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program.”
            President Bill Clinton – Remarks at the Pentagon , February 17, 1998

            http://www cnn com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/transcripts/clinton.iraq/

            http://articles cnn com/1998-02-17/politics/transcripts_clinton.iraq_1_national-security-american-people-freedom/7?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

            “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.” —
            Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) – Congressional Record, October 10, 2002

            http://www rightwingnews com/quotes/demsonwmds.php
            http://www discoverthenetworks org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=555

            While Clinton also said “…..if I had known then what I know now, I never would have voted that way.”….we now discover that we DO know now what she says she knew then. (See WMDs below)

            There are more on this list.

            So, if Bush lied, then his Clinton did as well, and so did many other democrats. Bush was acting on information from many sources, including liberal ones.
            ____________________________________________
            Lost the war
            (untrue)

            This is the easiest to disprove.

            To lose a war, a nation’s armed forces have to surrender to the enemy. Miriam Webster defines surrender as:

            a : to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand

            b : to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another

            We all know that no such thing happened. The enemy was defeated, their leader captured, turrned over to the people he oppressed, and was tried/executed for his crimes.

            American troop presence in Iraq extended into the Obama administration by nearly 4 years.

            Bush did not lose the war, and neither did America.

            ____________________________________________
            Lied about WMDs
            (untrue)

            “Together, we must confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons and the outlaw states, terrorists, and organized criminals seeking to acquire them. Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade and much of his nation’s wealth not on providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them.”

            President Clinton
            State of the Union address
            January 27, 1998

            http://freedomagenda com/iraq/wmd_quotes.html#tUg6SadaTK

            http://clinton5 nara gov/textonly/WH/SOTU98/address.html

            “As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”

            Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California)
            Statement on US Led Military Strike Against Iraq
            December 16, 1998

            http://www house gov/pelosi/priraq1.htm
            http://pelosi house gov/pressarchives/releases/priraq1.htm

            US Department Of Defense

            News
            American Forces Press Service

            By Samantha L. Quigley
            American Forces Press Service

            WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center’s commander said here today.

            “These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes … they do constitute weapons of mass destruction,” Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee.

            http://www defense gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=15918

            If there were any mistakes here, then Bush made mistakes by listening to democrats.
            ___________________________________________

            Iraq was no threat to the US
            (untrue)

            “Mr Speaker, Mr Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans, last month I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought, and several thousand gave their lives.

            We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world.”

            President Obama
            State of the Union address
            January 24, 2012

            http://freedomagenda com/iraq/wmd_quotes.html#syZ5zEbhUm

            http://www cnn com/2012/01/24/politics/sotu-transcript

            “Iraq is a long way from Ohio, but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”

            Madeleine Albright, President Clinton’s Secretary of State
            Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University
            February 18, 1998

            http://freedomagenda com/iraq/wmd_quotes.html#lIo0vAeGDa

            http://www fas org/news/iraq/1998/02/20/98022006_tpo.html

            ____________________________________________
            No terrorist connection
            (untrue)

            “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members…

            It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well, effects American security.

            This is a very difficult vote, this is probably the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. Any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction.”

            Senator Hillary Clinton (Democrat, New York)
            Addressing the US Senate
            October 10, 2002

            http://freedomagenda com/iraq/wmd_quotes.html#Ze0sYbagHe

            http://www youtube com/watch?v=DkS9y5t0tR0

            http://clinton senate gov/speeches/iraq_101002.html
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            (Funds for Terrorists)

            Let’s start with money. At a minimum, we know that Saddam Hussein’s government supported terrorism by paying “bonuses” of up to $25,000 to the families of Palestinian homicide bombers. How do we know this? Tariq Aziz, Hussein’s own deputy prime minister, was stunningly candid about the Baathist government’s underwriting of terrorist killings in Israel.

            “President Saddam Hussein has recently told the head of the Palestinian political office, Faroq al-Kaddoumi, his decision to raise the sum granted to each family of the martyrs of the Palestinian uprising to $25,000 instead of $10,000,” Aziz, announced at a Baghdad meeting of Arab politicians and businessmen on March 11, 2002, Reuters reported the next day.

            Aziz simply echoed the policy his boss established one week earlier. As Saddam Hussein put it on Iraqi TV on March 4, 2002:

            “We are glad of the Istishhadiyyah [suicide] and heroic spirit of the Palestinian people. By Allah, what the Palestinian people does is beyond my expectations…” 9

            Saddam Hussein’s vice president, Taha Yassin Ramadan, is the man who Israeli intelligence believes was directly involved in funneling money from Baghdad into the hands of the families of homicide bombers. Documents that the Israeli Defense Force captured in the Palestinian town of Ramallah indicate that Vice President Ramadan used the Arab Liberation Front, the Palestinian Liberation Front, and the Palestinian branch of the Iraqi Baathist party to pass these funds into the hands of terrorists’ families.

            On April 10, 2002, Izat Jarradat boarded a crowded bus strapped with explosives. As the bus approached the busy Yagur junction near Haifa, he blew himself up. Here is his handiwork. This vulgarity killed eight Israelis and wounded 15 others.

            Not all of these victims are Israeli. American Abigail Litle, the daughter of a Baptist minister, was just 14 years old when she was killed on an Israeli bus on March 5, 2003.

            Litle is not alone in that distinction. Between the time Saddam Hussein boosted his bonus payments to the families of Palestinian terrorists and the March 20, 2003 launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 28 homicide bombers injured 1,209 people and killed 223 more, including at least eight Americans. These bonus checks were handed out at ceremonies where banners proclaimed the friendship of the PLO’s Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein.

            http://husseinandterror com/
            http://www mefacts com/cached.asp?x_id=11630
            http://www freerepublic com/focus/f-news/1463502/posts

            UPDATE:
            Sunday, July 22, 2012

            “The first online statement from the new leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to the old strongholds from which it was driven by U.S. forces and their Sunni allies prior to the American withdrawal at the end of last year…”

            Al-Qaida had been in Iraq long enough to establish a stronghold by 2006, and had domination over many Sunni communities in that period, so it’s not difficult to believe they were also there when we went to Iraq.
            http://www washingtontimes com/news/2012/jul/22/al-qaeda-were-returning-old-iraq-strongholds/

            (Media ignored the story)

            The Wall Street Journal’s editors took the time to read the Pentagon report on the connections between Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups, and wonder why the national media have ignored the story. The analysis of the Harmony documents got initially misreported, and after the Pentagon released the full analysis, few if any news agencies opted to correct the initial distortions they published — and the WSJ says that leaves Americans misinformed:

            Five years on, few Iraq myths are as persistent as the notion that the Bush Administration invented a connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Yet a new Pentagon report suggests that Iraq’s links to world-wide terror networks, including al Qaeda, were far more extensive than previously understood.

            Naturally, it’s getting little or no attention. Press accounts have been misleading or outright distortions, while the Bush Administration seems indifferent. Even John McCain has let the study’s revelations float by. But that doesn’t make the facts any less notable or true.

            The redacted version of “Saddam and Terrorism” is the most definitive public assessment to date from the Harmony program, the trove of “exploitable” documents, audio and video records, and computer files captured in Iraq. On the basis of about 600,000 items, the report lays out Saddam’s willingness to use terrorism against American and other international targets, as well as his larger state sponsorship of terror, which included harboring, training and equipping jihadis throughout the Middle East.

            “The rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the region gave Saddam the opportunity to make terrorism, one of the few tools remaining in Saddam’s ‘coercion’ toolbox, not only cost effective but a formal instrument of state power,” the authors conclude. Throughout the 1990s, the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) cooperated with Hamas; the Palestine Liberation Front, which maintained a Baghdad office; Force 17, Yasser Arafat’s private army; and others. The IIS gave commando training for members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the organization that assassinated Anwar Sadat and whose “emir” was Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became Osama bin Laden’s second-in-command when the group merged with al Qaeda in 1998.

            http://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2008/07/11/

            http://online wsj com/article/SB120631495290958169.html?mod=opinion_main_review_and_outlooks

            In his attempt to embarass Bush, Al Gore said Bush ignored terrorist connection.

            http://www youtube com/watch?v=0h6gehCPvpk

            We covered the misrepresentations earlier in these posts. In one, I used the title that should have been used to headline this story: “Saddam supported at least two al-Qaeda groups”. That was the lead that the American media buried, thanks to a distortion that came from an anonymous Pentagon source that took one sentence from the executive summary out of context and a curious reluctance to address the actual evidence that the report highlights.

            http://www nysun com/foreign/report-details-saddams-terrorist-ties/72906/

            “Captured Iraqi documents have uncovered evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism, including a variety of revolutionary, liberation, nationalist and Islamic terrorist organizations. While these documents do not reveal direct coordination and assistance between the Saddam regime and the al Qaeda network, they do indicate that Saddam was willing to use, albeit cautiously, operatives affiliated with al Qaeda as long as Saddam could have these terrorist-operatives monitored closely.”

            http://www nationalreview com/corner/160340/connected-iraq-and-al-qaeda-andrew-c-mccarthy

            Baghdad actively sponsored terrorist groups, providing safe haven, training, arms, and logistical support, requiring in exchange that the groups carry out operations ordered by Baghdad for Saddam’s objectives. Terrorist groups were not permitted to have offices, recruitment, or training facilities or freely use territory under the regime’s direct control without explicit permission from Saddam.
            Saddam used foreign terrorist groups as an instrument of foreign policy. Groups hosted by Saddam were denied protection if he wanted to improve relations with a neighboring country and encouraged to attack those Saddam wanted to pressure. If they refused Saddam’s “requests,” they were exiled from Iraq

            http://www.9-11commission gov/hearings/hearing3/witness_yaphe.htm
            ____________________________________________
            Illegal War
            (untrue)

            Here’s full Congressional approval for the Iraq War:

            http://www gpo gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ243/html/PLAW-107publ243.htm

          • Guest

            It is false. Even Holder admitted he was not trying to equate F&F with Operation Wide Receiver.

            The program under Bush had been ended for 2 years before Obama began F&F. Bush had nothing to do with it.

          • Guest

            That wasn’t W’s war, bud. It was Saddam’s.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            I expected better from you. WMDs–words of mass delusion was Dubya’s war to get back at Saddam for threatening his da-da.

          • Guest

            So, you can’t debunk any of the evidence I just gave you. And I expected better from you.

            My evidence stands, and you stand in error.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Well at least you do not become hysterical and resort to name calling.

          • Guest

            Why should I? Other than returning what I get in kind…..name calling and insults only mean you’re losing.

            And that includes the “implied insult”, as when you said, “I expected better from you”.

            I let it pass….this time.

          • Flyoverman

            Operation Gunwalker lasted from 2006-07. It involved 250 weapons all to be tracked and intercepted before going over the border. The Mexican Government was fully infrmed and PREAPPROVED the operation. After 12 weapons made it over the border, everyone concerned said the program was to risky and terminated it. TRY AGAIN! F&F is all Obama’s. See Dennis Burke’s professional history for details.

    • Joe W.

      Hey Bud…your stupid head is really going to explode when Mitt cracks a joke about Moochelle Obama dumping sick, indigent patients in the icy, winter streets of Chicago…I eagerly await it. Barack fights dirty, pal, and Mitt will respond with the stinging truth about the lying African…

    • Dio Heerai

      The name is Ass-Bell…. Bud.. Ass-Bell..BONG

      • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

        So, Dio(?) English IS your second language. Well welcome to America.

        • Dio Heerai

          Did you ask the KENYAN that before voting for him.. lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Still waiting to hear about that GREEN CARD.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

            Green Card? Dio? You have not denied it.

          • Dio Heerai

            Listen ASS-BELL I have a real long form birth certificate with my loving father and mother filling out every single detail . I know exactly which hospital i was born at in these united states.
            YOU and the KENYAN in the white house cannot claim any of those things . Okay wetback

      • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

        Did you get your feet wet coming to America?

  • 21149315

    Isn’t Romney just an anchor baby? Better check his records again.

  • Flyoverman

    Loved it!!!

  • samf1953

    Hey, at least he is not lying like blabbermouth, or steffy.
    Truth hurts huh?
    How many votes does O get when his people say that Romney is a felon? Killer?

  • stuckinIL4now

    Poor Prezuhdunce Obaby and his pack of leftistproglibtoadies–they can dish it out pretty good but they sure can’t take it.

  • http://911familiesforamerica.org Tim Sumner

    Obama: I was born .. er .. somewhere and all I got to show for it is this stupid coffee mug and your campaign donations (from the suckers that bought it)

  • bicentennialguy

    I think it’s great. Let them get their panties in a wad. That’s how you know you’re on target.

  • westoast

    I just watched the clip of Romney making the birth certificate comment.
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha……
    That was freaking hilarious. You go Mitt.
    Nothing you say is below the mud slinging, race baiting, record hiding, criminal befriending, Marxist president Obama.

  • Michael Hampton

    Doesn’t Romney look like he is trying to give a tip to every person of color that he meets?

    • westoast

      Did you stick something sharp in your ear and have that impression when you woke up on the floor?
      My statement has more of a foundation in reality than yours.

    • J. Cox

      people of color?WTF..you stuck in 1950..or 1850?Love how you guys out yourselves right before you pull the race card.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    I love it when the libs are loosing, they start foaming at the mouth. This is because Romney is squeaky clean and they are grasping at straws.

  • Michael Hampton

    Just remember, republicans chose Palin over Romney last election. That says everything you need to know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/madelyn.martine Madelyn Martine

    Please some of you OUTRAGED, heh, libs, ask Obama why he claimed to be born in Kenya. Don’t act OUTRAGED when the guy himself was telling everyone that that’s where he was born. Could he have wanted some of those “foreign” student grants and other perks? Just askin’.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      That’s it exactly! I still think the reason he hid his birth certificate is that the real one has him listed as “white” because he was born very light skinned. Not so out of the question to think his mom would want him to grow up white in 1961.

  • http://twitter.com/RealLarryBaron Larry Baron

    It was a joke, twidiots!

  • nc

    Libs have no sense of humor.

  • Elaine

    COME ON! It tells us on Obama’s official website to do this:
    “There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke.”
    Okay, so Romney is all ‘IN’ now.. what’s your problem? 😉

  • Elaine

    Again.. this is a CROCK! Obama’s official website said, and I quote!
    Obama website says, “There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke.”
    Who knew they meant only Democrats? Did it say that? hahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Warren/100001648091118 Stephanie Warren

    and the race cards are thrown all around the room.

  • J. Cox

    I am sorry..who is the president?Who has spent 7 trillion dollars in 3 1/2 years?You are upset because some one had the balls to say stop wasting other peoples money?That’s rich…awesome logic.