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September 16, 2016

Trump: "Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 Started the Birther Controversy... Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period."

The idiot girl who doesn't know her job on Fox is claiming there's "no evidence" linking this to Hillary Clinton, but even CNN noted that some of the people close to her had dirty hands with regard to the claim.

In January 2007, Insight Magazine, a right-wing publication, reported that Clinton's team had questions about Obama's Muslim background. It said that researchers connected to Clinton were spreading the allegation that he spent four years in a madrassa. The Clinton campaign said this was not true.

And back on March 19, 2007, then-Clinton adviser Mark Penn wrote a strategy memo to Clinton about Obama. It did not raise the issue of Obama's citizenship. But it did identify Obama's "lack of American roots" as something that "could hold him back."

Reggie Love, the longtime traveling aide to Obama, wrote in his book that Clinton and Obama had a heated conversation about the notion that Clinton supporters were sending emails saying that he was a Muslim.

In a March 2008 interview with "60 Minutes," Clinton said she took then-Sen. Obama's word that he was not a Muslim, but when pressed if she believed he was, she replied, "No. No, there is nothing to base that on -- as far as I know."

What we see in 2008 from Clinton is a but she never went as far as Donald Trump did in 2011 in an interview with Fox News.

Oh she did it subtly -- oh well, why didn't you say so? We all know that subtle racism is completely acceptable in a way that overt racism is not.

Oh: This topic was eating up the comments of the last post so I put that into draft. I'll pop it back out later.

Victory Lap: Once again, The Man Eith No Accomplishments has to brag about his huge achievement in producing sufficient ID to buy cigarettes at 7-Eleven.




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