|

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.”

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=22364

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Jun 19 2012.
Last Login: Wed Mar 4 14:08:57 2015
Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed



Recently Commented

  • Barbara: Raelene will be the perfect Rose. She is gracious, giving, and a true inspiration!
  • Erin George: That Will is such a lovely delight ❤️. Sounds like an amazing trip all the way around!
  • liz: What is wrong with people. How hard is it to know what is right and what is wrong.
  • Dawn LeClair: The only reason Beth Gaines came in first is name recognition. She has been a no-show during the...
  • Andrew: I have heard that the county still has roughly 10,000 outstanding absentee ballots to add to the total vote...