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Shoddy Reporting Concerning Closed Chrysler Dealers:What the TARP Inspector General Report Does NOT Say.

By Itooktheredpill

Stories at both HotAir.com and MichelleMalkin.com are missing important parts of the picture, and could be unwittingly hurting the dealers.

Nowhere in the SIGTARP Report does it say that the Government “forced” (as Malkin put it) Chrysler to reduce its dealership network.

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Obama’s Eligibility: It’s a Matter of Faith

UPDATE: HotAir is currently running a post called Birthers and the paranoid center. The post analyzes a CNN poll that claimed 27% of Americans — and 41% of Republicans — say Pres. Obama was probably or definitely not born in the United States. However, the post completely ignores the fact that no state-level Secretary of State, and no member of Congress, ever inspected Obama’s initial birth certificate from the State of Hawaii. Instead, they took the word of Obama’s campaign and biased “fact-checking” organizations that have been repeatedly discredited in their “fact-checking”. As I make clear in this post, Obama’s eligibility is a matter of faith…

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By Itooktheredpill

“Being an American is not a matter of blood or birth, it’s a matter of faith,”
President Obama declared at a speech he gave on immigration.

Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States is “a matter of faith”.

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The Audacity of Hypocrisy

By: ITookTheRedPill

I remain distressed that the White House during this confirmation process, which overall went smoothly, failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment with respect to the nomination. This White House continues to stymie efforts on the part of the Senate to do its job. I hope with the next nominee who comes up for the Supreme Court that the White House recognizes that in fact it is its duty not just to the Senate but to the American people to make sure we can thoroughly and adequately evaluate the record of every single nominee who comes before us.

Who said that?

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Don’t Touch Me!

First there was this… (the video is a must-watch)

Now there is this

A Research Project For Texas Darlin Alumni to Review

By ITookTheRedPill

“Obama has been confirmed as Constitutionally eligible for the office he seeks”

Oh, really? Confirmed by whom? Confirmed by what evidence and what legal definition of “natural born citizen”?

Birth announcements from the Star-Bulletin (left) and Honolulu Advertiser (right), with Barack Obama’s announcement marked

Many of us here were regular readers and commenters at Texas Darlin’s blog and came here when she put her blog on break. She’s back now, and I’ll leave the following in a comment for her, but also want to have the TD almuni who are here take a look at a research project done by “ladysforest” about the infamous “obama newspaper birth announcements”:

Extra, Extra, Announcing Obama’s Birth

She left this link for me on my blog, but I don’t have time right now to do more than a cursory review. I found the following interesting:

The ONE and ONLY time that the two papers published the birth list, beginning at the first announcement, in order, was in the editions that obama’s birth announcement appeared.

I wanted to put this out there for the rest of you to review, and see what you think…

Update: Let’s go back and review what Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com said on July 23, 2008:

The only issue for which a birth certificate is germane is the question of Obama’s eligibility for office as a native-born citizen. Obama’s campaign already released a copy of their Certificate of Live Birth which shows his eligibility, and the blurb in the Honolulu Advertiser confirms the data on the COLB. Obama has been confirmed as Constitutionally eligible for the office he seeks.

1) Ed believes that the Constitutional eligibility requirement of “natural born citizen” is can be met by a “native-born citizen”. Ed gives no legal reasoning for this belief, even though from the founding of this country forward there have been legal writings that disagree with that view and state that being “native-born” is only one part of being “natural born”… the other part being that both parents are citizens, so there is no question of dual citizenship or divided loyalty.

2) Ed believes that the COLB produced at and by the Obama campaign headquarters is authentic. Even though the State of Hawaii has never verified that it is authentic, nor confirmed that all of the information on it matches an original birth certificate on file in Hawaii.

3) Ed believes that “the blurb in the Honolulu Advertiser confirms the data on the COLB”. Perhaps Ed should review the research done by ladysforest, and see if he still trusts that announcement.

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If there is documentary evidence to prove every bit of the “Obama birth narrative”, then it should be a very simple matter to present it.

And if “natural born citizen” means nothing more than “native born citizen”, then it should be a very simple matter to show that with prior legal precedent.

President Ronald Reagan was famous for (among many other things) saying, “Trust, but verify”.

That is all we are asking for, as well.

Please support the efforts of this Lt. Col. to “trust, but verify” that his military orders, which originate from Obama’s decision to send troops to Afghanistan, are legal orders. If Obama is not eligible to hold the office of Commander in Chief, then those deployment orders are illegal orders originating from an illegal usurper of the office.

This Lt. Col. is asking something very basic, and he is being stonewalled. It’s downright criminal.

Trust, but Verify

by ITookTheRedPill

In a post on Obamacare, Ed Morrissey says:

… Obama wants them to trust him? … Take Reagan’s advice. Trust — but verify.

Ed should take his own advice.

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Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Obama

By Itooktheredpill

There are many, many examples, but here are just two…

Example 1:  Obama now:

If you have an objection about my health-care policies, then let’s debate the health-care policies. But don’t suddenly end up having a GSA administrator who is stuck in limbo somewhere because you don’t like something else that we’re doing.

Obama then:

Mr. Obama in late 2005 also put a hold on all Environmental Protection Agency nominees. Mr. Obama said he was trying to force the EPA to move more quickly to issue rules on lead-paint exposure.

Example 2:  Obama now:

Take a look at the long list of documents that were either never released or forged and later scrubbed in July 2009 (although some were reposted after the scrubbing was widely publicised by bloggers).

Obama then:

I remain distressed that the White House during this confirmation process, which overall went smoothly, failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment…