McClintock to ‘birther': ‘Knock it off’
A woman at the June meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills jumped at the chance to ask Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, why no congressional investigation had been launched into the president’s fraudulent birth certificate.
McClintock didn’t mince words, pointing out that the State of Hawaii has authenticated the Obama birth certificate. “That’s the end of the discussion as far as I’m concerned.”
The presence of birth announcements in the local papers in Hawaii is icing on the cake, he added.
“If Kenyan Barack Obama, within a week of his birth, knew that he would fraudulently run for president of the U.S. one day and need to prove he was a citizen, and had the foresight to plant two birth announcements in local newspapers, then he’s the second coming and we ought to cut him a little slack,” he joked.
Demonstrating a passion normally reserved for larger issues, the congressman took the woman to task. “This discussion diverts attention from the policies of Barack Obama, policies we must defeat,” he said.
“It absolutely undermines the principle issue we have to win on, the question of freedom vs. socialism so, please, knock it off.”
The woman continued her arguments, but the roving cordless microphone was off to the next questioner as McClintock quoted Churchill’s definition of a fanatic: “One who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject.”
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