Barack Obama background: FactCheck.org sets the record straight

There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet about Barack Obama.  I’m sorry to say that much of it seems to come from bloggers who lean to the Right.  So, I decided to do some research on FactCheck.org to see what I could find.   I’m sharing summaries below:

Did Obama say we “are no longer a Christian nation”?
August 26, 2008

FactCheck.org:  He said we are no longer “just” a Christian nation, but a nation of many other faiths as well. A chain e-mail drops that key word and thus changes the meaning.

 

Did Obama write that he would “stand with the Muslims” and that he nurses a “pervasive sense of grievance and animosity” toward whites?
June 3, 2008

FactCheck.org: No. A widely circulated e-mail fabricates some quotes from Obama’s books and twists others.

 

Does Barack Obama have Kenyan citizenship?
August 29, 2008

FactCheck.org: No. He held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 21st birthday.

 

Barack Obama Born in the U.S.A.
August 21, 2008

FactCheck.org: In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document’s authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is “fake.”  We beg to differ. FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as “supporting documents” to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.

 

Has Obama’s birth certificate been disclosed?
June 16, 2008

FactCheck.org: Yes. His campaign made a copy public after speculation by conservative bloggers that he might not be a “natural-born citizen.”

 

Sliming Obama
January 10, 2008

FactCheck.org: Dueling chain e-mails claim he’s a radical Muslim or a ‘racist’ Christian. Both can’t be right. We find both are false.

 

This is the extent of the information I could locate on FactCheck.org.  Democrat Dave

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3 Responses to Barack Obama background: FactCheck.org sets the record straight

  1. john steward says:

    The republicans have taken the american economy to brink of bankruptsy with Bush at the helm. Bush can be safely called “son of Satan” with the intent of destroying America and rest of the world. His policies to whole bunch of countries is skewed and ridiculous.

    McCain is old and fragile. His health is failing and feels very irritable. He does not have any new ideas to lead the country. His polices are mostly assuming that America is still in 1950. He does not want to talk to Iran, China, Russia or anybody else with various reasons. The only diplomacy he knows is to take his army into that country and start a war with it.

    God forbid, but if McCain were to pass away, the president of USA would be Sarah Palin, who has not experience what so ever in any area, except to appear pretty on TV.

    America is destined to Doom! God bless America!

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  2. Ellis Weaver says:

    All you hear is Obama’s inexperience, If what we have been getting from this Administration is Experience i’ll take Barack Obama any day. John McCain is a military man, I don’t put much faith in Experience when it comes to running the Country.

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  3. llabesab says:

    Why does FactCheck release the Anointed One’s Birth Certificate? Why doesn’t the White House do it” Why are they paying this hack, Gibbs, so much money if he can’t just open up a press conference with “..Let’s put it all to rest. Here is Pres. Obama’s Birth certificate and his application to Occidental College?”

    When one fights tooth and nail to hide something that should be so obvious, it brings to mind the adage about weaving webs when we begin to lie.

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