James Von Brunn believed Pres. Obama wasn't an AmericanUser provided
Added 2363 days ago in Opinion
huffingtonpost.com — Among the myriad of disturbing qualities of James Von Brunn, the 88-year-old man who shot and killed a security officer inside the Holocaust Museum on Wednesday, is his apparent belief that Barack Obama is not a citizen of the United States and therefore has no right to the presidency.

The reason it sticks out is that, even among Von Brunn's other characteristics - including heavy streaks of anti-Semitism, disdain for the federal government, and threads of white supremacy - being a "birther" has a modicum of political credibility.

Certainly, the vast majority of people who are skeptical of Obama's birth in the state of Hawaii tend to be harmless conspiracy theorists. And there has been no suggestion that Von Brunn's distrust of the president's citizenship solely drove him to this violent act.

"In addition to being a birther," said Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, "he also believed that Hitler didn't kill enough Jews. He had a history of anti-Semitic, hateful views."

Indeed a "birther" mindset is more a symptom of extremism than a cause.

That said, the extent to which the birther ethos has been driven into the political narrative by legitimate figures, and subsequently picked up by extremist elements, is noteworthy. In an obvious reference to questions about Obama's birthplace, Rep. Bill Posey, R-FL, has introduced a bill in the House requiring presidential candidates to file a copy of their birth certificates. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-V.A, has joined him as a co-spo

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Posted 2363 days ago
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He IS NOT an American!!! He was born in Mombasa now known as Kenya. His grandmother even admitted it, but they (the socialists put a sock in her mouth damn fast and they deny it to this day)! Then he was adopted by Lolo Sotoro in Indonesia where he went to public school. In his book "Dreams of my father" he talks about the birth certificate he found in some old boxes in Kenya. Well where in the hell is it. Show it to us. The BC that he produced said his father is "an african american". Back then they would not refer to him as that it would have read "Negro". To this day he has never shown a legitimate birth certificate and therefore has something to hide! The so-called president of the US is an illegal! He is in violation of the Constitution with his illegitimate citizenship!!! I believe completely that he is a muslim that was handed the seat of the greatest country in the world and his goal is to destroy it as fast as he can!!! Don't bother calling me a freak or radical or whatever. I will never believe any different as long as he continues to hide his real BC!!! I'll tell you AUpolls right now "kiss my ass"! I already know the shit that you are going to throw at me and I don't care. All of you BO supporters can kiss my ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dude, you're talking out of your ass. You're crazy and you know it. I even read the book Dreams from my father, what the hell are you mad about, please put some truth and common sense into your slash and burn speech?
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Chick, How old is the book you read? If it is a newer version then you did not read the part about the BC because they took it out of the newer publications to cover his ass! You are the one talking shit! You have your head so far up BO's ass you cannot even think straight. You are such a brainwashed puppet you are dangerous to this country!!!
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