Campaign 2010

Aug 20, 2009

News Flash: Cory Gardner Joining Discredited, Fringe Birther Movement

At an event last night, it appears Cory Gardner offered his application for membership in the fringe Birther movement, a widely discredited faction that has even been denounced by right wing talking head Ann Coulter, who dismissed Birthers as ‘cranks.'

 

After all, when an attendee asked Gardner flat out if President Obama was born in the United States, Gardner struggled with the question, bobbing, weaving, hedging then offering this:

 

"I think the administration is trying to say he was born in this country."

 

"With his comments last night, it's clear that Cory Gardner has latched onto a fringe movement whose central belief has been debunked and proven false time and again," said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "Gardner had an opportunity to put the issue to rest, but now joins an illustrious group of Birther supporters, including Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the notorious ‘Birther Queen' Orly Taitz."

 

 

Background

 

At a town hall meeting Wednesday evening, Cory Gardner remarked, "I think the administration is trying to say he was born in this country." [Coloradoan Executive Editor Bob Moore's blog, 8/20/09]

 

According to the independent, non-partisan FactCheck.org, "The evidence is clear: Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A." [FactCheck.org, 11/8/08]

 

Even neighboring Republican Congressman Mike Coffman acknowledged that President Obama was born in the United States. ["Birthers on the Hill," Firedoglake.com, 7/27/09]

 

 

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