2007: MSNBC's Chris "Old School Birther" Matthews Reported Obama
Was Born In Indonesia And Has Islamic Background; Got Hypocrite!?
Hardball with Chris Matthews,' Matthews was discussing the heated campaign between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama AKA Barry Soetoro AKA Soebarkah when he stated the unthinkable. The comment was regarding former Democrat Senator Bob Kerrey whom was defending Obama from the suggested smear campaign. During the exchange Matthews very clearly stated, which has been captured by screenshot below, and can also be viewed at the MSNBC website(about 3/4 of the way down, see it before they scrub it (2011 still there!), stated the following;
"But didn‘t Hillary dump on Obama a few days ago for playing up his Indonesian roots? So, what is she up to here? Is she pushing how great he is for having been born in Indonesia, or what, or simply reminding everybody about his background, his Islamic background?"
- Chris Matthews - 12/18/2007 -
Now before all the Obots say it is being taken out of context, and to be fair to Matthews, I will post the researched segment of the transcript, in full, below the screenshot, including more commentary. We wouldn't want it to be taken out of context;
continued below transcript
RESEARCH OF FULL SEGMENT:
MATTHEWS: Welcome back to HARDBALL.
So, what else is new out there? Well, let‘s—let‘s all listen to former Senator Bob Kerrey, Clinton supporter, talk up rival Barack Obama.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
He is a Christian. Both he and his family are Christians. They have chosen Christianity. But that connection to Indonesia and a billion Muslims on this Earth, I think, is a real strength, and add an awful—a lot of value in his foreign policy efforts.
I have told Barack Obama, when I have met with him—it‘s something that I have spoken about before, so this is not something that just sort of came out of the head-birth out there in Iowa. I thought about it a great deal. I have—I have watched the blogs try to say that—that you can‘t trust him because he spent a little bit of time in a secular madrassa.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MATTHEWS: So, is Hillary backer Bob Kerrey pretending to sell Obama, but clearly putting the shiv in?
Here is Hillary Clinton defending him and Bob Kerrey: “I think the remarks were very positive. I know Bob. He was being very complimentary of Senator Obama. He was making a point that Senator Obama makes himself all the time, that, because of his upbringing and his heritage, he is, in his view”—“in his view”—catch that line—“very well-suited to communicate with the rest of the world. And he has just himself that he wants to have a particular outreach to the Islamic world. So, I think Senator Kerrey was being, you know, very generous in what he said.”
But didn‘t Hillary dump on Obama a few days ago for playing up his Indonesian roots? So, what is she up to here? Is she pushing how great he is for having been born in Indonesia, or what, or simply reminding everybody about his background, his Islamic background?
Remember a couple weeks ago, when White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, who speaks for the president of the United States, giddily explained that she didn‘t know anything about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Well, today, our Cuban expert at the White House reacted to Fidel Castro‘s suggestion that he might leave office—quote—“We‘re just continuing to work for democracy on the island, and we believe that that day will come soon.”
So, Dana Perino doesn‘t know the past, but she knows the future?
And, finally, it‘s time for the HARDBALL “Big Number” tonight.
Bill Clinton‘s latest angle to help Hillary sounds a bit obtuse. CNN reports that Monday, in South Carolina, Bill said that—quote—“The first thing Hillary Clinton plans to do as president of the United States is to send him, Bill, and former President George Herbert Walker Bush around the world to tell them that America‘s open for business and cooperation again.”
Really? Does Bill think putting his arm around one Bush will help Hillary follow the other one in office? Does it really make her the change candidate to join forces with the father of the guy who needs changing, as she sees it? Doesn‘t this spotlight the Bush-Clinton/Bush-Clinton dynasty scenario that makes some people a little antsy?
As Bill says, your answer depends on what you think the question is.
Either way, we know what the HARDBALL “Big Number” is tonight: 41, as in Bush 41, who, according to Bill Clinton, would be a major player in Hillary Clinton‘s foreign policy lineup.
Up next, we will get the story from Iowa, where Bill Clinton campaigned with Hillary today.
You‘re watching HARDBALL on the campaign trail in Hanover, New Hampshire, only on MSNBC.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) End Research - Full Transcript; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22326842/
Does this mean Chris Matthews was a Birther before he was not a Birther!? Does this mean that Usurper Obama is NOT a "natural born Citizen" as required by Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the United States Constitution!? The evidence is very clear!
"No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States."
Matthews, now that we know you're a Birther can you please retract the comments you made the other night when you stated that "Birthers are the most un-American of people" and that Birthers are trying to "Assassinate" Obama "With Their Lies"... Please!?
[Video of Matthews recent Birther attack here] Usurper Obama, can you please release ALL the records you fight to keep sealed!?
I wonder if Matthews likes to hang out with Poppa Birther Jonathan Turley, the Father of Modern Birtherdom(FOMB)!?
NOTE: Chris Matthews is creating a straw man argument when he states that Birthers believe that the Obama family planned all this back in 1961 because they knew he was going to run for President some day. No Chris, you are saying that as a stupid straw man argument that you conveniently stand up, then ridicule it, and knock it down. Birthers are not saying that Chris, you are. Birthers are saying that Grandma Dunham could have falsified the birth registration in Hawaii back then to simply get her foreign born new born grandson U.S. Citizenship. People lie today and falsify documents to get U.S. Citizenship if they can and they did it back in 1961 too. All the Birthers want to see in Hawaii is the original full and complete birth registration documents from 1961 and all subsequent amendments of Obama's birth registration records.
Citizen v natural born Citizen-It's Don't Ask Don't Tell-20100301 Issue Wash Times Natl Wkly - pg 5