Bill Posey, Congressional Birther, Finds Some Friends and Bashes ‘Angry Woman’ Rachel Maddow

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), who has introduced a bill that would require future presidential candidates to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, has collected four more co-sponsors — Reps. John R. Carter, John Culberson and Randy Neugebauer, all Republicans from Texas, and Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.). Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) became the first co-sponsor last month.

Via WorldNetDaily’s Andrea Shea King, who transcribes a stunning interview Posey gave her on her Internet radio show. Posey, who referred to the story as the “eligibility dilemma” and said King brought it to his attention, outright accused the president of hiding something: “The only people that I know who are afraid to take drug tests are the people who use drugs.” He also admitted speaking with “high-ranking members of our judiciary committee” about the chances of Obama “being removed from office,” but said there was “zero chance” of success there.

On how he got the co-sponsors:

I was talking to Neugebauer about it, and my good friend John Culberson was listening to the conversation and so Randy said, “Yeah, I told my staff I wanted to sign up on that already.” And having heard the conversation, Culberson says, “Yeah, sign me up.” And the judge (Carter) was sitting in the next row listening to the conversation and he said, “By God, sign me up!” So you know, we might start getting a little bit of steam here pretty soon. I didn’t strong arm these people. I haven’t begged anybody to sign on this thing, I haven’t asked anybody, really. The people that come up and slap me on the back and say, “Good luck to you!” I say, “Hey, there’s room for you on here!” And of course, they start doing the moonwalk, you know? “Oh no, no, no, congressman!” But you know, times change and time wounds all heels.

On the media and what seems to be a one-way feud with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow:

You may recall that [Stephen] Colbert used the “F” word to describe on national TV a relationship my grandmother, bless her heart, deceased grandmother, must have had with an alligator to come up with the likes of me. [Keith] Olbermann named me the Worst Person in the World and angry woman Rachel Maddow has just trashed me on every show, and asked me to come on her show. You know, I won’t do it cause she’s got a lousy, low rated show, and I don’t want to give her the ratings, quite frankly. I’d love to go on and debate her and set the record straight.

UPDATE: More from the interview, Posey recounts his conversation with Goodlatte:

He said, “You’re trying to do what is right and I want to be a part of that. I said, “There’s just not too many other people around here who want to be a part of that.” He said, “Well, some day they may regret it.”

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35 Comments

mardod
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

That last comment was a bit odd. Sounds like he's enjoying the idea of a feud rather than an actual feud.


mardod
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

That last comment was a bit odd. Sounds like he's enjoying the idea of a feud rather than an actual feud.


Mary adams
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

If you read the bill, President Obama could send a photocopy of a printout of what is on the WEB!

The stupid bill doesn't say it has to be an original certified copy!


sus
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

“You know, I won’t do it cause she’s got a lousy, low rated show, and I don’t want to give her the ratings, quite frankly. I’d love to go on and debate her and set the record straight.”

Let me get this straight. Posey goes on blogtalk internet radio as a guest on a wingnut, conspiracy minded radio show, and won't do Maddow's show because of her ratings. Ok.


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

It's a two-fer!

Here's an example of Dave Weigel misleading about this issue. Not only is he confused about basic concepts, but he refused to approve a comment I left on an entry he wrote about me. That's not good journalistic practice, but then again Weigel isn't a real journalist now is he?

And, here's Rachel Maddow using a bogus quote to smear Rush Limbaugh.


RhymesWithRight
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

Tell me — why shouldn't an individual be required to document his/her eligibility for the highest elected office in the United States?

And I say that as someone long on record as believing that Obama is a natural born US citizen.

http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/archives/267950.php
http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/archives/271257.php


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davemartin7777
Comment posted June 18, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

Is he the illegitimate grandson of an alligator?

He should agree to a DNA test… WHAT IS HE AFRAID OF???


wolverstone
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 1:58 am

Seems your compulsive complaints that Weigel must not be a real journalist because he will not repeat the investigation with Hawaiian officials that he completed in November are raising his bona fides in Washington political circles.
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200906u/twitter-…
Ironic isn't it?


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 2:27 am

1. Regarding the link, it's no surprise that one set of low-level Beltway establishment hacks would promote another low-level Beltway establishment hack; it's called a “Circle J”.

2. Whatever Weigel did in November, he didn't ask the questions that will show that FactCheck et al are lying. A real journalist would simply pick up the phone and ask these questions as I've suggested to Weigel and others in the same “Circle J” several times.

It would take Weigel 15 minutes and a couple bucks (billable to Soros?) to pick up the phone and call HI and then write down what they say. He won't do that, because he knows that accurately recounting what they say would show he and the rest of his friends in the Circle J have been lying and misleading for months.

This is a direct challenge to Weigel to do what's outlined above. Don't worry: he won't do it because he's just a hack.


Lars Larsen
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 3:44 am

This is a direct challenge to Lonewacko to fuck his father in the ass. Don't worry, he won't do it, because he's the bottom.


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Pug
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

You know, I won’t do it cause she’s got a lousy, low rated show, and I don’t want to give her the ratings, quite frankly. I’d love to go on and debate her and set the record straight.

I'm sure the ratings would skyrocket for a Bill Posey appearance. If anybody can draw a crowd it's Bill Posey.


neonnautilus
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

You might want to see a doctor about that paranoia, 24.


fdlheb
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

2 questions for non-birthers:

1) What hospital was Obama born in?

2) What's the name of the doctor that delivered Obama?

(crickets chirping)


fdlheb
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

2 questions for non-birthers:

1) What hospital was Obama born in?

2) What's the name of the doctor that delivered Obama?

(crickets chirping)


baystater
Comment posted June 19, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

The truth is, he's not smart enough to go on her show. She'd wipe the floor with the arrogant little prick. I think it's hysterical that he had to say something negative about her and/or her show to make himself seem important. I'll bet he'll do the lousy Faux shows (all of them) so they can give him a big pat on the back, not a kick in the ass. Notice that all his support is from the far right? When will Floridians learn to vote? What a douche.


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Pug
Comment posted June 20, 2009 @ 1:18 am

Why don't you answer your own question, fdlheb? You are the one making the claim Obama was not born in the U.S., so you should produce some evidence to support that claim.

You make the claim. Prove it.

Perhaps you can also explain why Obama's birth announcement appeared in both major newspapers in Honolulu in August of 1961.


Texas Aggie
Comment posted June 20, 2009 @ 3:28 am

fdlheb, what is the phone number of the hospital where you were born and what is the name of the doctor who delivered you? And may I see your birth certificate and passport?


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Comment posted July 22, 2009 @ 4:11 am

Are all lunatics Republicans or are all Republicans lunatics? This is why the Republican party is shrinking It used to be the Dems who self destructed.


billbeeck
Comment posted July 22, 2009 @ 7:04 am

The lousy education system in the Southern U.S. has caught up with the Republican party– not only are their voters stupid, their politicians are certifiably mad.

Good luck, America. Your ignorant citizens will be lucky to survive in the globalized world.


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Comment posted July 26, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

There is equally compellint evidence to support Obama's birth taking place in Kenya. There is a birth certificate available online for viewing this.


sassyfrass
Comment posted July 26, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

One doesn't have to be democrat or republican. Time for a revolution in America and run the crooks out of DC. This is not the country our founding fathers, in all their wisdon, imagined.


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Comment posted July 26, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

I think that people who have something to hide, will, indeed, hide from the truth!


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