The “Birthers” get a big push from … Chris Matthews? UPDATE: More Matthews UPDATE 2: I believe
OK … that’s just a cheap headline to get views … I think. Matthews spent his entire first segment with Clarence Page and David Corn discussing the recent push by Hawaii’s new Democrat Governor to finally get the young President’s long form birth certificate into the public domain. The idea is to end the controversy … and Matthews likes it? Yikes!
It is a little bit stunning. A poll in the NYT in April showed that 42% of the American public were not convinced Obama was born in the USA, with due respect to “The Boss”. Adding to the controversy is a story that the Governor of Hawaii wants the into out too. True.
“The president is entitled to the respect of his office and he’s entitled to have his mother and father respected.”
Well, that’s all Matthews needed to hear and he was off ands running.
By the end of the segment all three had agreed Governor Abercrombie was doing the right thing. I must admit, I sat there stunned as I watched this. But … OK … my little “Hostage Takers” … you are off and running. With Matthews on your side … how can it fail? Take the poll.
Big H/T to HotAir for pointing out the need to post on this. I originally had dismissed it as cheap holiday filler for a low rated cable show. My bad.
UPDATE: Here’s a little more forceful Matthews from the same conversation. For your viewing pleasure.
UPDATE 2: it’s not fair for me to ask you what you believe and not tell you where I stand. I believe …. the young President is an American and eligible to be President. I am not a birther. He was born in Hawaii. I reserve the right to change my mind if proven incorrect, however. Heh.
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