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The record eagle wears its own tolerance of free speech and disagreement like the dirty underpants of a failed drunken ship's captain.
The editorial today equating the birthers to racists crosses the line from responsible editorial opinion to unoriginal baiting and an attempt to stifle discussion. In its editorial "parsing the subtext of the racist birther conspiracy" Traverse City Record Eagle editorial staff has again used the "R" word to label those who hold a differing view from their own. The paper has called those who questioned the effort of Obama to hide his birth certificate for the last three years, outright racists.
The editorial starts off:
It's time to recognize the "birther" conspiracy wingnuts for what they are.
The start of this editorial is mild compared to the continuing ignorant vitriol designed to merely stifle free speech and offer an extreme leftist worldview of conservatives and those who's only crime is to want to verify that the man who was elected president in 2008 is actually legal to occupy that office. Continuing:
The birthers ... just can't stand the fact that a man born to a white mother and a black father could ever succeed ...After all black people - even those of mixed race - are lazy and dumb, goes the real birther subtext.
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By JGillman, Section News
I don't think I am the only one to greet Mitt Romney's announcement that he will be seeking the presidency with a total yawn. Neither exciting nor a practical change agent, Romney represents ALL that is wrong with moderate Republicanism.
Perhaps I could sum it up in one word: "Romneycare"
Add to this, he has already misjudged 60% of the primary electorate by coming out of the gate saying he believes Obama is a legit president, or at least that he is a citizen.
"I think the citizenship test has been passed. I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office ..."
First off, count me as somewhat of a birther. Or at least as one who believes like that crazy-like-a-fox Trump, that Obama has some issues tied with the birth record he has spent gawd-awful amounts of money hiding. Not a good enough reason on its face? I mean seriously Mitt, 60% of people who voted with the Republicans think he wasn't born here. And as to the citizenship test, which one was that? Are you simply trying to not be skewered by the media that you expect to put you in as a McCain type who was easily controlled for 2012?
Controllable and easily manipulated. What a weasel. If he wins the primary, we will have another term of the worst president ever, because people will again sit on their hands. He would probably sell us out like Bush did when the bank situation arose anyhow. No principle whatsoever. No personal constitution.
This time we need to take a real look at the 'posers' like Romney, Gingrich, and even Huckabee who wouldn't do what needs to be done. Talk a great talk, but look at their records. At least Huckabee would be likely to look at a Fair Tax. I could vote for him. Even with him saying Obama grew up in Kenya, when we all know his childhood was spent in Indonesia.
Problem with that? See the "57 states" comment by the guy who is our current white house occupant. Actually, Kindergarten is where we learn how many states there are. Some of us actually might have learned about how Puerto Rico and Guam fit into the scheme too. But the dweller of 1600 Pennsylvania avenue never picked that up apparently.
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