Biden came a little unglued this week at the notion that Democrats engage in class envy (sorry Joe, but they do). It reminded me of the piece below, which I’ve re-posted before, but it’s one of my all-time favorites, and now seems like a good time to post again.
Hold on! Is Barry engaging in honest work for the first time? Nah, he’s just doing what Collectivists do, collecting his cut. –Dale
(Reuters) – Arizona’s secretary of state said Friday he had asked officials in Hawaii to verify that Barack Obama was born in their state in order for the president’s name to appear on the November ballot in Arizona.
Ken Bennett, who is Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign co-chairman in Arizona, said he made the request on behalf of a constituent.
Earlier this year, hardline Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that an investigation by his office had found that Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery.
Most Republican critics of Obama have given up pushing widely discredited long-running allegations that he was not born in the United States.
Bennett said he is attempting to confirm that Obama’s name can appear on Arizona’s presidential ballot, the Arizona Republic newspaper said.
While confirming on Friday that he had made the request, Bennett said he did not buy into the “birther” belief.
“First, I have been on the record since 2009 that I believe the president was born in Hawaii. I am not a ‘birther,’” he said in a statement.
“At the request of a constituent, I asked the state of Hawaii for a for a verification in lieu of certified copy. We’re merely asking them to officially confirm they have the president’s birth certificate in their possession and are awaiting their response,” he said.
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Funny that all his money people have very shady pasts…
One of President Obama’s major campaign bundlers has ties to controversial mining practices in Africa, the Daily Caller reports:
Marjorie Rawls Roberts, a campaign fundraising bundler for President Barack Obama who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is tied through several professional and personal connections to alleged blood diamond financiers.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in 2011, former Glacial Energy CEO Gary Mole’s former business partner, Michael Petras, alleged that millions of dollars of the company’s profits were funneled to another firm, Gemico, to “fund mining in the Congo.” Glacial Energy receives tax breaks in the U.S. Virgin Islands through the Economic Development Commission.
I am sure he will spin it his way, and figure out how to give them even more money, just to spite Israel and congress!
The Obama administration justified releasing more than $192 million in financial aid to the Palestinian Authority with false information, according to an Israeli expert who monitors the Palestinian media’s constant promotion of violent, hateful rhetoric.
The administration quietly reinstated the P.A.’s aid last month after it was frozen by Congress in the wake of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s attempt to declare statehood before the United Nations. The administration also secretly attempted to restore funding to a U.N. cultural agency that unilaterally — and illegally — recognized the “State of Palestine.”
In explaining the administration’s rationale for reinstating the funds, White House spokesperson Tommy Vietor claimed, “The P.A. has recognized Israel’s right to exist, renounced violence, and accepted previous agreements, including the Roadmap,” in reference to the peace plan advanced by the Middle East Quartet, according to AFP.
Each of these claims is false and promotes the erroneous notion that the Israelis have a genuine partner for peace, said Itamar Marcus, an Israeli activist appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to represent the Israeli government in negotiations with the P.A. on incitement issues.
“This is totally, totally false information,” Marcus told a crowd of congressional staffers and other observers Friday during a presentation on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Endowment for Middle East Truth. “Someone has to get the proper information to the White House” because it is “releasing $192 million based on false information.”
“The Palestinian Authority is in total violation of these principles” detailed by the White House, he noted, before launching into a presentation outlining the multiple ways in which the P.A. teaches its youth to hate Israel and become violent terrorists intent on eliminating the Jewish state.
During a broadcast of a popular Palestinian children’s show earlier this month, a child is praised for stating: “Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.”
She goes on, with the moderator’s encouragement, to discuss taking Israeli lands, a declaration that elicits the host to applaud and exclaim, “Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!”