Archive for the ‘Birther’ Category

The Maddow Blog
Tue May 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT

Mitt Romney will join Donald Trump tonight in Las Vegas for a fundraiser, just a few days after the reality-show host reiterated his support for the ridiculous “birther” conspiracy theory. Asked by reporters yesterday whether Trump’s ugly, borderline-racist antics gives him pause, Romney seemed unconcerned.

“You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”

That’s not much of a response. By Romney’s reasoning, decency is irrelevant — he should partner with anyone, no matter how vile, so long as it furthers his ambitions and gets him more votes.

The Obama campaign released a new video this morning, contrasting Romney’s response to supporters’ extremism with John McCain’s.


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Lawrence O’Donnell After Shouting Match With Orly Taitz: ‘I Invited a Crazy Person on the Show’

Crooks and Liars- By Heather
April 27, 2011 06:36 PM

Lawrence… Lawrence… Lawrence… if you invite a crazy person on the air as you admitted here, what else did you expect you’d get from her? Lawrence O’Donnell invited birther queen Orly Taitz on The Last Word to see if she would finally admit that President Obama was born in the United States now that he’s released the long form birth certificate, and she was non-responsive and just started talking about her next conspiracy theory.

O’Donnell finally had enough of her and threw her off the air. The media really needs to decide that this crazy person’s fifteen minutes of fame are up. We’ve got more important things to discuss, like getting Americans back to work.

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