28 February 2009

The non-citizen lie shows up at CPAC

Cliff Kincaid, an editor with Accuracy in Media (a group that seeks to "set[] the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage"), suggests that President Obama was not born in the U.S. Then his audience at Conservative Political Action Conference bursts out in approving laughter and applause:

"After the 1980s, at least we knew -- we knew that our President was born in the United States!"
Following the bouncing links today, I found that Arizona was not yet a state when Barry Goldwater was born in Phoenix. Since President Obama was actually born in Honolulu, after Hawai'i had attained statehood in 1959, Obama's citizenship issue is really more straightforward than Goldwater's was.

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