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Thursday, December 16, 2010

ANDY MARTIN: After Colonel Lakin, “Birthers” will continue to batter Barack Obama

The harder President Barack Obama and Anderson Cooper try to stamp out the “Birther” virus, the faster the movement spreads. “King of the Birthers” Andy Martin explains why CNN and Obama are fighting a losing battle as long as Obama refuses to provide public access to his original, typewritten 1961 birth certificate and academic records. Martin analyzes the court martial and conviction of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin.

Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin says his “Birther” movement continues to gain strength

Martin says Lt. Col Terry Lakin’s military case was an unfortunate diversion from the facts and the truth of Obama’s ineligibility
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Andy Martin explains why president Barack Obama’s refusal to release his original birth certificate dooms his reelection campaign.

Martin says Lt. Col. Terry Lakin’s court martial reflected a flawed legal strategy

Public perception is everything, Martin notes; he suggests the views of Baltimore Orioles “Birther” are more pertinent

“’Birther nation’ has a long way to go,” MARTIN SAYS

(NEW YORK)(December 16, 2010) Almost seven years ago I started looking and writing about President (then State Senator) Barack Obama’s past. I’m still looking.

I was particularly interested in Obama’s religion and family origins. Since 2004 Obama has done everything he can to obstruct access to information about his family history and personal history. Last month we convened a convention in Honolulu to discuss the open questions about Obama; committees are still drafting reports which will be released later this month. Tellingly, there is no plaque celebrating an "Obama Birthplace" in Hawai'i. Obama is a man without a birthplace. Hmmm.

My columns created the “Birther movement.” One leftist writer later anointed me as the “King of the Birthers.” Do I agree with everyone and everything Birthers say? Absolutely not. I have been in the forefront of exposing some of the charlatans and thieves in the Birther movement. My loyalty is only to finding the facts and speaking the truth about the Mysterious Mr. Obama. Others are not so fastidious.

In other words, as a "king” of the Birther movement I preside over an unruly kingdom. There are those who claim Obama was born in Kenya (I do not agree the evidence supports that view). Others say Obama traveled on foreign passports (I have my doubts).

The key question is whether Obama meets the U. S. Constitution’s requirement of being a “natural born citizen” eligible to serve as president. On that issue, I do not believe Obama is in fact constitutionally eligible to serve as president.

The mainstream media originally created the term “Birther” to ridicule people who had doubts about Obama’s “origins.” I turned tables on the media and adopted the term Birther as my own. That is a prerogative of “royalty.” Today, the research and writing that I began has grown to the point where 100 million Americans have doubts about Obama’s life story.

The public debate over Obama’s origins keeps popping up everywhere and almost in every sort of forum. Saturday Night Live recently joked about doubts concerning Obama’s origins (see link below). Baseball player Luke Scott expressed his Birther sentiments (his team promptly disassociated itself from Scott’s beliefs)(see link below).

And then there is the case of Army Lt. Col. Terry Lakin who became a Birther icon for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan on the basis of his doubts about Obama’s eligibility to serve as president.

Wednesday (December 15th) Lakin was convicted by an Army court martial (see link). Later Wednesday Lakin recanted his beliefs and said he was now ready to serve (see link below). The Lakin trial even drew New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who ridiculed the Birther movement (see link blow).

CNN host Anderson Cooper is obsessed with Birthers (see link below). Cooper called them all sorts of names on December 14th (no link yet). Cooper has repeatedly featured Birther guests, only to attack them and attempt to ridicule their beliefs. Although I disagree with much that is attributed to some Birthers, I am also aware that Cooper deliberately keeps calling inexperienced advocates to defend Birther beliefs instead of inviting me to be a guest. He is afraid to face me on camera.

So what does all of this mean? Are the Birthers winning or losing?

The Birthers are Winning. Hands Down.

I continue to refine and expand and develop the Birther movement. That’s why I am known as the “Internet Powerhouse.” Like a submarine service we work beneath the waves to focus and form public opinion, and to continue my efforts to expose Barack Obama as a charlatan and a fraud.

Today even Dick Morris of Fox News says Obama is a socialist. In 2008 I was the first person to call Obama a socialist on national television (see link below) which explains why Obama is obsessed with attacking and undermining me.

The Lakin case has ended badly because the strategy of using a senior army officer to confront Obama was flawed from the start. I had no connection to or part in Lakin’s case. I am entirely independent of his actions. I did, however send a letter to the Army Chief of Staff defending Lakin and his beliefs (which I posted on the I’net).

So why did I disagree with Lakin's approach? The power of the government, which Obama temporarily controls, is at its greatest in dealing with the military. Military officers do not operate in a democratic environment. The army is not a democracy. Officers must follow orders. The power of the individual is therefore at its weakest when embodied in a military officer.

The “illegal orders” doctrine which grew out of World War II was never intended to allow an officer to challenge the authority of the chain of command for routine orders. It was intended to stop the massacre of innocents, not to allow an officer to hamstring military operations. The very essence of a military officer is obedience to general orders. Lakin’s case was the wrong test case.

Despite his ill-advised strategy, his guilty plea on one count, and his conviction on a second count, the military is likely to deal with Colonel Lakin leniently. First, he has now recanted his beliefs and expressed a willingness to deploy to Afghanistan. I expect him to be sent there. Second he has a very distinguished service record. Officers look at other officers in a lenient light.

Finally, a lenient disposition of Lakin’s case is in the interests of the Obama administration. If Lakin is imprisoned he will become a martyr. Deployed to Afghanistan Lakin will soon be forgotten. I expect Lakin to be fined, and perhaps reduced in rank temporarily. I do not expect him to do jail time. In all probability Lakin will be allowed, after suitable public flogging, to complete his military career and retire with a pension. Any other outcome will only fuel the Birther fires.

Why has Obama refused to release his original typewritten 1961 birth certificate? There are a number of possibilities, each of them very plausible. First, Obama was in fact born illegitimate (we now say “nonmarital”). His father was married to another woman. There is no way his “parents” ever marred legally under Hawai’i law. The Obama “marriage” was a sham.

Second, Obama’s birth was in all probability not attended to by a doctor. Third, Obama was in all probability not born in a hospital. Fourth, Obama’s “Father’s Religion” was probably listed as Muslim on the birth certificate. These are just some of the obvious possibilities which were typed on Obama’s original document in 1961.

None of this detailed information is part of the “Certificate of Live Birth” Obama released in 2008.

Obama does not want the truth to come out until he is out of office. Maybe not even then.

The same is true about Obama’s academic records. Obama in all probability sought “affirmative action” as a Muslim and Kenyan when he applied to Occidental College and other schools in his educational career. Obama’s massive ego does not allow him to admit he benefited from affirmative action, or that he lied about his religious and familial background.

Finally, Obama’s “father” (the one he claims as a father; my research in Hawai’i leads me to believe Frank Marshall Davis was Obama’s biological father) was obviously not a U. S. Citizen, and not even a permanent resident. He was here on a transient student visa.

The “natural born citizen” requirement in the U. S. Constitution applies to only one office, that of president. The founders inserted “natural born” in the Constitution for that one office because it obviously was intended to mean something special.

Obama and his supporters—Anderson Cooper, CNN, Robert Gibbs and others--try to pretend the very specific language of the founders was meaningless and should be ignored. As a constitutional scholar I do not believe that is the case. And I do not believe Barack Obama is remotely eligible to serve as president (unless, of course, his real father is really Frank Marshall Davis, in which case both of his parents were American citizens).

The Birther movement will continue to grow and metastasize as we approach the 2012 election season. We have political plans that will be unveiled shortly.

Today even baseball players are aware of Obama’s constitutional ineligibility. Tomorrow the American people are going to rise up and throw the usurper (sorry, Ms. Dowd, he is a usurper) out of office. Today 100 million Americans have doubts about Obama’s origins. In due course the entire world will learn the truth, and learn that Barack Obama was the biggest scam artist in American political history. It’s only a matter of time.

Our democracy died when Obama lied.

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, Imam Obama, please tell the truth and stop lying about who you are.

Obama’s religion? That’s a story for another day (coming soon).


ABOUT ANDY: Chicago Public Radio calls Andy Martin a “boisterous Internet activist.” Andy is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and his Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai'i years." Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring
Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” He comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
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