Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flashback: Chris Matthews Was a "Birther" in 2007

Here is a December 2007 transcript from MSNBC. Back then, Matthews claimed Obama was born in Indonesia.
MATTHEWS: So, is Hillary backer Bob Kerrey pretending to sell Obama, but clearly putting the shiv in?

Here is Hillary Clinton defending him and Bob Kerrey: “I think the remarks were very positive. I know Bob. He was being very complimentary of Senator Obama. He was making a point that Senator Obama makes himself all the time, that, because of his upbringing and his heritage, he is, in his view”—“in his view”—catch that line—“very well-suited to communicate with the rest of the world. And he has just himself that he wants to have a particular outreach to the Islamic world. So, I think Senator Kerrey was being, you know, very generous in what he said.”

But didn‘t Hillary dump on Obama a few days ago for playing up his Indonesian roots? So, what is she up to here? Is she pushing how great he is for having been born in Indonesia, or what, or simply reminding everybody about his background, his Islamic background?

Matthews gets a 'thrill up his leg" now ridiculing people who think Obama is not a natural born citizen. He even calls them un-American and plays the race card.

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Of course, Matthews plays the 'straw-man' and focuses on where Obama is born. The real question isn't where he exited his mother's womb. Obama may not be a 'natural born citizen' no matter where he was born. The mainstream media won't touch that question.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His statement at the 1:02 mark about what the state of Hawaii has released is incorrect and a direct lie. The State of Hawaii has never validated the 'online COLB' presented by Democratic operatives in June of 2008.