There’s something going on here. I’m not sure what it is, but it isn’t good. Right-wingers run off the rails routinely, I know, so why should I even care? I don’t really know, I guess I’m just mentioning it — something bad is happening.
A Breitbart.com non-story broke today on the newly Harvard-graduated Barack Obama’s old literary agency, Acton & Dystel. In 1991, A&D published a booklet on the agency’s authors. In it, they mistakenly claimed the 29 year-old was born in Africa:
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation.
I cannot imagine a glitch more trivial. A woman from the old A&D tells Political Wire:
You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.
Neither the truth nor the paltry significance matters. What’s important is that conservatives are finishing this President. He’s disappearing from the planet.
The end begins with breathlessness and hints of ecstasy. An historic political death has begun, just now, and everyone seems to know it. The Hill tried to remain calm, but they have responsibilities you see. When there’s a legitimate “report” of the President being born elsewhere, which makes him an historic liar, which ends his career and administration, throwing the world’s most powerful country into an enormous crisis, they have to write something:
New report of Obama’s birth in Kenya
By Bernie Quigley – 05/17/12 04:18 PM ET
Headline on Drudge this afternoon: “Obama Lit Agent Shocker: ‘Born in Kenya and Raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.’ ” It links to a story in Breitbart showing a full photo of President Obama in a brochure by Acton & Dystel, said to be a literary agency, printed in 1991. Beneath Obama’s picture it states: “Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.” The brochure was advancing a book, apparently by Obama, titled Journeys in Black and White.
. . And Elizabeth Warren thought she had problems. My first guess is that if the brochure is legitimate, the then-unknown Obama was tailoring a perhaps fanciful literary persona to make a larger impression. There is as yet no other evidence available that he was actually born in Kenya.
There is as yet no other evidence available that he was actually born in Kenya. No other evidence than this old industry booklet, which counts for a Nairobi tribunal. Let’s remain straight about that, now this:
Even if this was the case and the brochure went out with Obama’s approval, it would diminish his cachet and credibility. But of course if it is true, it would force Obama to leave the presidency.
Visualize a President Joe Biden.
President Biden of Delaware. Somebody please kill him too, thanks (that was close). Reality-wise, there are no other possibilities for this “Kenya,” as these bio details could not be mistaken. And nobody was involved in the publishing of the description, so there’s no way to ask anybody at all about the truth of any of this, and that’s unfortunate. So Barack has to die. That’s journalism.
Wasn’t Roger Simon psychic, or what? Yesterday, when something big was in the air, he asked “Is Obama Imploding?” As if he didn’t know:
. . Obama is about to implode. The signs are everywhere, including the just released North Carolina poll showing Romney in the lead by eight percent in a state Obama won narrowly in 2008.
It is becoming okay not to like Barack Obama.
The Teflon cloak of being a cool, hip black guy, our first African-American president, is losing its power.
We have always branded Bill Clinton a liar . . But the amazing scoop by Breitbart.com today makes Obama one up on Bill. . . as the author of 11 books, I can say that in EVERY instance that I have been published, I have seen such material in advance. It could be that Obama is the exception, but that is highly unlikely.
In other words, we have in the White House a man willing to bend his national identity for profit.
When the Facebook guy does it, hail a hero. When the President does not do it, he’s a “Pathological Liar.” Roger, at least, is not ending the Barack tenure because he’s a foreigner, but because he’s uncool. A greedy, manipulating, lying son-of-a-bitch who’s comeuppance has finally come. Way too goddamned late, frankly.
I will be interviewing Jack Cashill. Some time ago, Mr. Cashill wrote for the American Thinker that Bill Ayers wrote or rewrote Dreams From My Father, the Obama “memoir” that is at issue here. It will be interesting to see what Mr. Cashill has to say on PJTV, because this new revelation from Breitbart adds great credence to his theory.
He’s un-American or a liar, and either way it means Ayers wrote Obama’s autobiography. Surely that’s enough to impeach the slimy bastard. There’s a pretty big line forming at the Senate, though, and Roger’s been running on adrenalin for hours and probably could use a snack. Take five, asshole.
I can hardly recall so many people so sure they were about to destroy a president. They’re so very giddy about it. Because of nothing. Look for the revolution bat signal, I think.
The Obama “Birther” Bombshell Has Finally Arrived
by Myra Adams
Breitbart reports and Drudge is headlining a potential bombshell.
The Vetting – Exclusive – Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii’
It is only May. Can you imagine what the October presidential campaign will look like?
I’m a little scared, actually.