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Scoot Blog: Have Republican leaders let down the ?Birthers??

Maybe it is something we should have known all along:  Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent is a ‘birther!’

Last week, during one of his many anti-Obama rants, Nugent referred to President Obama’s “phony birth certificate” and then implied that Obama is a Muslim. Nugent was reacting to President Obama suggesting that some Republicans are spending too much time on what Obama called, the “phony scandals” of his administration.

Ted Nugent’s top reference to the claim that Barak Obama is not a U.S. citizen is Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Arpaio was one of the most outspoken public figures in suggesting that Obama’s birth certificate was a fake and that Obama was not born on U.S. soil.

 The sheriff insisted that Obama was not born in the U.S., even after the White House released Obama’s long-form birth certificate.
Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Sheriff Arpaio and countless far-right radio talk show hosts have been among the loudest ‘birther’ voices, which seemed to quiet down in 2011.  The anti-Obama website, WND, continues to fuel the ‘birther’ and other conspiracies about Barak Obama.

If Barak Obama was not born on U.S. soil and has presented a phony birth certificate, then one question remains – why have the most powerful Republican leaders not pursued this controversy?  Is it fair to say that the Republican Party’s top leaders have turned their backs on the conservative ‘birthers’ in America? And why would they do that?

I often speak about the “United States of Hysteria,” a nation within a nation that quickly becomes hysterical over certain issues.  In my opinion, ‘birthers’ are citizens in the U.S.H. and have been riled up mostly by ridiculous and baseless Internet chat and blogs from those people who seem desperate to believe that any and all suspicions about Barak Obama are true.

‘Birthers’ should be more concerned about the leaders of the party they align themselves most closely with, rather than condemn what they call the ‘liberal media.’  If you are a ‘birther,’ where is your outage over the Republican Party’s abject failure to reveal that Barak Obama is not a U.S. citizen and should not be President of the United States?  Unless, Republicans, too, are part of a big conspiracy!

For those who will be quick to criticize me for defending President Obama – let me set the record straight – this is not an attempt to defend Obama as much as it is an effort to defend myself as a radio talk show host.  Criticism is something that is part of my business, but I try to avoid setting myself up for easy criticism by promoting a cause that has no legitimate credibility or force behind it.

During the election last year, ‘Birthers’ discredited the Republican Party with their dedication to a condemning campaign that was easily countered with facts.  But that doesn’t mean there are not still many who refuse to believe the facts.  Just because you don’t want something to be true, doesn’t mean it’s not true.

And if it was determined that Barak Obama is not a U.S. citizen, John McCain or Mitt Romney would not be president.  VP Joe Biden would become president and with a swift signature he would keep in place every bill signed by President Obama.

Ted Nugent and all the other ‘birthers’ should focus their attention on legitimate criticism of the Obama Administration and not the phony claim that Obama was not born in Hawaii.  I’m convinced that if there were photos of Obama’s head crowning during birth, there would still be those refusing to accept a truth they don’t want to be true.

And if you do have proof that Barak Obama is not a citizen – would you please forward it to my email address: Scoot@WWL.com?  I would love to have that breaking news on my show first!

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08/05/2013 10:03PM
Scoot Blog: Have Republican leaders let down the ‘Birthers?’
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08/06/2013 8:54AM
Scoot still believes Obama is God and prays to him daily ....
just like most blacks who still live on the Democrat Plantation—stuck in economic slavery and government dependence voting for the very clowns like Obama that keep them ignorant and poor ... but Scoot and Obama are working hard to promote anal sex ... so the country may yet be saved ... LOL ... Scoot you are a guy on the3 radio ... nothing more.
08/06/2013 8:57AM
Scoot never writes about Obama’s FAILED policies and the real problems
facing the country. He is too worried about birthers and anal sex laws that he thinks are a crisis ... of course we laugh at Scoot ... Poor fellow. LOL
08/06/2013 9:03AM
Poor Scoot ... had to delete a mention of Obama's failed policies ...
we have bigger problems than the nonsense you write about in an attempt to trash conservatives and those you hate. You are a clown.
08/06/2013 9:06AM
Of course the Democrat party abounds with whackos who believe all manner
of nonsense and then there is the lap dog media always humping Obama's legs. Scoot is fighting for a spot.
08/06/2013 9:08AM
Yep Scott had to hide the 1.7% growth rate to protect his Lord and Savior Obama.
Yep Scott had to hide the 1.7% growth rate to protect his Lord and Savior Obama.
08/06/2013 9:11AM
Scoot would not dare write about how Obama and the Dems destroyed the
health care system in this country ...
08/06/2013 9:13AM
Birthers are delusional, and a toxic minority fringe group.
08/06/2013 9:14AM
What would you consider to be adequate proof? All three of the Certificates of Live Birth proferred by the DNC and the White House are proven forgeries and that is easily verified via a number of excellent videos on YouTube. The social security number used by Obama is stolen - also proven and verifiable in the same manner. Obama sealed all of his records which, given the concerns over his eligibility, should wave HUGE red flags for you. Obama's father was a Kenyan national and a British subject said subjectivity passiing automatically to the son at birth per British law. Isn't that precisely what concerned our forefathers? Does that not make Obama ineligible since a natural born citizen is a person born on U.S. soil (jus soli) AND born of citizen parents (plural; jus sanguinis)? [Note: That also makes Rubio, Jindal and Cruz ineligible] So how much proof do you require?
08/06/2013 9:15AM
Obama is a moron ... nothing to repsect about him ...
he is an incompetent clown, but blacks and white liberals seem to like high unemployment and government dependence, and constant chaos. It is what Obama has delivered.
08/06/2013 9:17AM
Let us down?
Obama is ineligible and a usurper. Republican leadership not only did nothing, they actively smokescreened the issue by finding the other wannabe usurper, McCain, eligible when he clearly is not.
08/06/2013 9:18AM
If a republican had simiilar suspicious records in his background, Scoot and
the liberal media would be the biggest birthers ever.
08/06/2013 9:21AM
Ok, Scoot, we made you feel important by adding some posts here ...
now you can walk around all day feeling especially self-righteous and pompous. HA!
08/06/2013 11:46AM
Spell Check
It's "Barack" not "Barak."
08/06/2013 1:53PM
Republicans Have Lost It
http://wheresobamasbirthcertificate.com http://wheresobamasbirthcertificate.com/blog/
08/06/2013 6:44PM
Obama is delusional, and is toxic.
Obama is delusional, and is toxic.
08/06/2013 6:47PM
While I really don't see this as the most pressing issue of our times,
it would not shock me if twenty years from now there is a History Channel episode declaring Obama was NOT a US citizen after-all. Regardless it IS a fact that Obama is a FAILURE and one of the WORST presidents in modern history.
08/06/2013 6:53PM
Obama lies about most things so who knows ...
Bam is as corrupt as they come. He is pathetic and has down great harm to the country.
08/06/2013 6:56PM
Great to see another leftist rag bite the dust ....
08/06/2013 6:58PM
Well, Scoot and the rest of the local Obama Cult Members will
be dancing around trash can fires chanting praises to their Lord and Savior Obama ... LOL ...
08/06/2013 8:10PM
Obama is not an Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizen
There are two ways to become a US citizen: "naturally, without the need of 'man-made' law, using natural law. When there is no man-made law to specify otherwise, natural law prevails -- it is the default setting. In the case of an Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizen, since there is nothing in the US Constitution proscribing a natural born (US) Citizen, natural law applies*. There doesn't need to be anyone around specifying when natural law applies. Lacking any positive law, natural law applies. ex animo davidfarrar * While state citizenship would be governed by common law, US citizenship would be governed by international law, which is natural law.
08/06/2013 8:25PM
Lee Ward, University of Regina This essay explores the role of natural law philosophy in the imperial crisis between Britain and the American colonies in the twelve years leading up to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Both the British governments and the colonial champions during the crisis were the inheritors of a complex tradition of natural law philosophy dating back centuries. At its core, this tradition revolved around the proposition that there is a standard of natural justice that exists independently of human contrivance, and which acts as a measure for the legitimacy of civil laws and political institutions. Natural law thinking profoundly shaped the way American and British leaders approached issues involving rights, sovereignty, and constitutional government. However, the imperial authorities and their colonial opponents often appealed to different, and even conflicting, strains of the natural law tradition. The tension between the various understandings of natural jurisprudence involved in the imperial dispute would have serious implications for the evolving, and ultimately incompatible, British and American conceptions of the Empire. Click here for more. ex animo davidfarrar
08/07/2013 7:50AM
Obama is mere hip hop celebrity not a competent leader ... it really does not
matter where this Chicago gangster was born.
08/07/2013 7:52AM
Even if Obama was not born in the US, he has done great work in promoting
anal sex.
08/07/2013 7:59AM
Scoot's Sodomy Hysteria continues ,,, despite much more pressing issues ..
but Scoot is hysterical on WWL week nights after 8 p.m. when sports talk ends ... when I turn the radio off.
08/07/2013 8:23AM
Scoot is all too eager to buy into the junk science of man-made global warming
and Al Gore's nonsense ... seems there is much more hysteria on the left that is actually HARMING the country.
08/07/2013 8:37AM
There is a reason Scoot is on the radio and not television ...
women and children are more protected from the disturbing visual image.
08/07/2013 9:06AM
Scoot is too busy groveling over Obama to ever conisder his failed record so
he spends his time mocking Republicans ...
08/07/2013 9:10AM
Putin laughing at the incompetent Obama while Obama worries about
gay rights in Russia ... Obama is a JOKE ... talk about hysteria ... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/07/edward-snowden-obama-russia-asylum
08/07/2013 9:24AM
Keep up the great work Scoot
It is a relief to see a voice of reason instead of the above posts of hysterical right wing rhetoric. It would also be refreshing if these hysterical folks would just admit that they are racists and can't stand having a black president. Call a spade a spade...call a racist a racist. They need to just be honest and speak openly about their true fear.
08/07/2013 10:45AM
Some of these posters are scary
They are angry about Anal Sex? Scoot. Your doing a great job. Some of these wackos who comment are scary and should be investigated by the FBI!!!
08/08/2013 10:58AM
Government welfare assistance and felony/murders
More whites are on welfare, but that is because well over 50% of the population are European-American, while only 13-15% of the population are black African-American (rather than white African-American from South Africa) and a similar percentage of Hispanic/Latinos, but the PERCENTAGE of those who are welfare and commit most of the murders are non-white. If you took away all of those murdered and seriously assaulted in New Orleans per year by non-whites, you would have offenses mostly for traffic violations and we would have a much safer community. Unfortunately, there has been a serious breakdown in certain family single parent households which attribute heavily to this problem.
08/08/2013 11:18AM
Left/right wing in the media
Although there are no total distinctions, generally in the television media television news leans more to the left (NBC News-MSNBC/CBS News/ABC News/CNN/PBS vs. Fox News, who presents much more of the conservative viewpoint that the others; in the radio media, it is generally the opposite,with left leaning NPR, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Bill Press, Alan Colmes, Stephanie Miller, Mike Malloy, Jeff Santos, Arnie Arnesen and Ed Schultz. Conservatives, however, get a MUCH larger share of the audience and ratings share with Rush, Hannity, Levin, Miller. Now and then it is refreshing when a predominantly liberal network assists in exposing scandal on the left, as CNN finds itself doing with Benghazi. The truth overall is that in television, (with assistance from comedy & talk personalities with their built in liberal cheerleaders like Letterman, Maher, Stewart, Colbert, Oprah, the View, the Talk etc) the stations overwhelm just one station, Fox, while in radio, the message and conservative personalities overwhelm the libs in listeners & ratings.
08/08/2013 11:29AM
Liberal/conservative in music
Although a lifelong conservative/Republican, I find that I am able to put aside political differences in music - there are very few conservatives who sing about family & God except in Christian/Gospel or country music (Charlie Daniels, etc). With apologies to Cat Scratch Fever, I have never been an ongoing fan of Ted Nugent. But I am a huge fan of groups who are clearly left wingers (Henley's The End of the Innocence talked about Reagan being an old man elected King for example), the Beatles with veggie hoarder Sir Paul, the Stones, Sir Elton, Bette Midler, Springsteen, Mellencamp, even Clinton pal parrothead Jimmy Buffett, . Most of these guys don't tick off conservatives at their concerts (although Bruce called Bush Mr. Bystander), while I don't care for Barbra Streisand, because she does and doesn't care. Anyway, the music trumps the politics in music for me.
08/08/2013 12:35PM
Democrat leaders
Scoot, do you have comments on your blog by you dedicated to Democratic leaders who have let down voters, such as on taxes, health care, crime, etc.?
08/08/2013 6:00PM
Don't let the facts get in the way...
If Obama is not eligible to be president, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is not either since he was born in Alberta, Canada even though both were born of American mothers thus making them both Americans no matter where they were actually born
08/08/2013 6:11PM
Keep up the good work Mr. Paissant!
It's about time that New Orleans had a sensible voice of reason again.
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