Embedding the video from NBC escapes me — but go here to see NBC’s four-minute report on the Obama birth certificate crazies.
It’s really a form of mass hysteria, isn’t it?
For months the birthers, or Birth Certificate Obsessed (BCOs), have pleaded for mainstream media to take a look at this issue. NBC did just that.
Is it any surprise that this morning the crazies say “NBC lied?”
BCOs fell hard to the hoax about Obama not being eligible, and now they deny all evidence that they fell for a hoax.
BCOs/birthers? Can we have our country back, now that you’re done?
Be sure to see earlier material here at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub:
Here’s a large dose of facts, including David Maraniss’s article in the Washington Post about Obama’s early life. Note that it describes details that would be impossible to fake, were the story not accurate:
- “Though Obama had to leave to find himself, it is Hawaii that made his rise possible.”
- Occidental College online FAQ about Obama and his records
- Occidental Magazine profile of Illinois’s U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama, Fall 2004, “Center Stage”
“Obama comes into his second race for national office with some impressive credentials, ones he uses sparingly on the stump. He was a good student at Occidental (where President Richard Gilman nominated him for a Truman Scholarship during his sophomore year) and he bloomed as a community leader while at Columbia, where he worked for an outreach program in Harlem, an extension of CCNY, City College of New York. That led to a paying job when he graduated, and he spent several years there working for community colleges, until he decided that civil rights law was his future and enrolled at Harvard Law School in 1988.
There, with a fiery background in organizing, he really hit his stride. He became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. It was also the first time he was publicly called “too white,” a charge he would face later in Chicago, as he named mainly whites to positions with the Review. The charge would recur a decade later when he took on Bobby Rush, a former Black Panther and popular Chicago congressman, where he went down to a humiliating defeat. “I got spanked good,” he told the press at the time, and he learned.
- “Fired Up, Ready to Go,” story in Occidental Magazine, Winter 2008, on Occidental students working in the Obama campaign for the Iowa caucuses
- Boston Globe video on Obama at Occidental College
- Occidental College list of significant stories on the young Obama:
Boston Globe, Aug. 25, 2008
U.S. News, Aug. 22, 2008
Times of India, Aug. 19, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times, Aug. 18, 2008
Daily Times, Aug. 16, 2008
Bloomberg, June 7, 2008
USA Today, June 3, 2008
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