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The right wing fringe of both the Republican and Libertarian party seem to have set their sights on President Obama, and they will not let the truth get in their way. They will start by saying that the president is dropping in the polls, yea, down to a low of 59% approval. Then they will say that the democrats are moving away from him, true, the Blue Dogs are getting itchy but they're coming back in the fold; that is if they ever have any visions of seating a committee.

Representative Bill Posey(R-FL) is trying to introduce a bill that would require that all future presidents present a birth certificate as proof of citizenship. This legislation is really intended to make President Obama produce a birth certificate before the 2012 election. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) trumped the republicans by introducing a bill to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's statehood with a special attachment “whereas the 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.”… Bill Posey and all his nine cosponsors voted for the legislation, making it unanimous 378-0, with 55 members not voting. The representatives will pander to the Birthers and the crazies, but when it comes time to go on record, they all come back down earth.

Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is trying to introduce a bill to a committee; calling for president Obama to apologize formally to the Cambridge police. This of course is a non-binding. Where were all these bills when President Bush attacked a country that did not have WMD, response to Katrina, and many other failures?

Then there is Glenn Beck who said “"This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture, I don't know what it is,'' Beck said on FOX & Friends . "I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.'..... I guess this is in line with the judicial nominating committee that will not vote for Sonia Sotomayor because of her “wise Latina woman” comment...This plays into the hands of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Pat Buchanan, who are now at the top of their race baiting game ,using all these small incidents as red meat for their audience. Then they wonder why the Republican Party is at 25% and dropping.

I saw a cut and paste from a right wing -blog in the comment section in today's VA about Obama's perceived failures in his first six months. The poster did not credit the website it was copied from. I noticed that some are complaining because their legislators have not had time to read the healthcare bill. Wrong, the bill is posted on- line and many committee members both Democrats and Republicans are adding to this legislation. The template for this legislation has been around for several years, so those that are working on it are very familiar with it. The GOP will not support or propose a bill, period. This obsession over reading an entire bill is merely a talking point as much as the fear mongering over Health Care. The president was joking about an elderly lady asking him not to socialize healthcare and to leave her Medicare alone..Hello!… Another lady called the president asking him about social workers coming around to the elderly asking them, how they wanted to die. The question concerned the “living will” clause in the healthcare plan that republican representatives on the house floor have exaggerated; as their proof that Health Care Reform will kill the elderly. Virginia Foxx(R-NC) said in the GOP plan; the elderly would not be put to death by their government..

Does anybody in their right mind believe that any political party would write legislation to harm the elderly, protect child molesters, or that the president of the United States is a racist?