Paladino: Un-American Obama’s Values not American, But I’m No Birther (Update)

Carl Paladino claims he’s no birther; those birther bumper stickers he’s been telling his Thrifty and Dollar rent-a-car employees to slap on vehicle bumpers are really about

“I’m not a birther, I’m an American,” he declared. He said he was “fed up” with Obama after the attack and murder of four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. He said the president is not telling the truth about what happened and that Obama defies basic American precepts and has weakened the country.

“For that reason, I don’t believe he is an American. I don’t think he fosters the American ideals,” Paladino said. “I could care less where Obama was born. I don’t feel he is an American with American values doing the best for America.”

Well, there you are. Carl says he’s not really a birther, so we’ll print what Carl says and accept it at face value. But is it the truth? On Saturday, I linked to Carl’s latest email compendium of Obama hatred, which contains this (everything is [sic]): 


 It appears this might be getting legs, we can only hope!


 Obamas authentic birth certificate from Coast Memorial Hospital , in Mombasa , KENYA . Now the task is to get the courts to authenticate it and then kick Obama out of office, something they are loathe to do.

 Here it is! The document we have been waiting for! Now if only SOMEONE in Congress or the Supreme Court will act on this!

This is what Obama has spent almost $2M (so far) to hide.

Here’s a close-up of the top of the document where you can plainly read his name and his parent’s names, etc..

A British history buff was asked if he could find out who the colonial registrar was for Mombasa in 1961.

After only a few minutes of research, he called back and said “Sir Edward F. Lavender Note the same name near the bottom of the photo above.

Source(s): Kenya Dominion Record 4667 Australian library.”

And here is a close-up of the bottom of the document where you can read “Coast Providence�of Kenya ” and the…

It goes on like that for quite some time; it’s 1,220 words long. That’s how “not a birther” Carl Paladino is. That’s the city’s singular paper merely transcribing that Carl says he’s not a birther, but on October 15th he was emailing a veritable Orly Taitz-worthy birther tome to his copious email recipient list.  Why is this, you think? Why deny what he quite clearly is? Bad for business? Here’s what Thrifty has to say about it: 

Thrifty Car Rental does not condone the placement of political materials on our corporate rental cars nor is it associated with any particular political position. The alleged incident involves a licensee of ours, acting as an independent business operation. We have been assured that the situation has been rectified.

We are meant uncritically to believe that it wasn’t until the September 11th Benghazi attack that Carl Paladino became “fed up” with President Obama. Here’s a gem from February 2012: 

See? The worst pundit ever says Obama is giving up American sovereignty willy-nilly! Carl wasn’t “fed up” then? He wasn’t fed up with Obama when, for instance, he went all-in for Newt Gingrich, and declared that Mitt Romney was “not conservative”?

Not only did Paladino circulate the above-quoted birther nonsense in mid-October, but he found and shared the information to his “friends” in August, well before the attack in Benghazi: 

Let’s not forget those heady days in 2009 – after Obama’s election, and before Paladino’s “values” became widely known. There was this (partial scan): 

 Also in 2009, early birther-movement-adopter Paladino forwarded to his large list of email followers a trope called “meet the Soetoros“, to further indicate that Obama is an Indo-Kenyan candidate

Carl Paladino has every right to use “America” as many times as possible in any sentence he concocts, and he’s wholly entitled to believe whatever nonsense he peddles. But when he makes a claim about not being a birther, perhaps we should examine whether that’s true or not. Again: 

For that reason, I don’t believe he is an American. I don’t think he fosters the American ideals,” Paladino said. “I could care less where Obama was born. I don’t feel he is an American with American values doing the best for America.

Also, America. How do you not care where Obama was born when, in the next sentence you aver that Obama is not “an American”? How do those two statements jibe? And who is Carl Paladino to lecture anyone about American values and American ideals?  Thank God Carl hasn’t found out about this BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO OF OBAMA BEING BORN IN KENYA. 

Obama Sr filmimg his sons birth in Kenya from Peter R on Vimeo.

 The Frankenstorm brings with it lots of rain. You may want to double-check that it isn’t really Mr. Paladino pissing on your leg. 



  • “Why deny what he quite clearly is?”

    Why not deny it?  As you point out in the previous sentence to that, the News gave him a complete pass on the issue based on his denial. 

    Carl is just taking a page from the Romney/Ryan playbook – don’t let the fact-checkers run things.  Say whatever you think the majority of your audience at any given time wants to hear.  That’s all you need to do.  You don’t even really need to worry if your statements are being recorded, or are in some easily reproducible form like email.  Nothing you said or wrote even a day ago will have any impact on how most people interpret what you say today.  It’s as though every day/hour/minute starts with a blank slate. 

    •  Then you start pounding out the message, non-stop, everywhere you go and every time you speak or do whatever.

      And it also means you stop giving him pub. That means…WBEN and WBBZ will have to find other people in politics to quote.

      • “And it also means you stop giving him pub.”

        @CarlGorney – who stops and why?  

        Don’t 9/11 truthers still get a lot of pub?  
        Van Jones, Michael Moore, etc.

        It didn’t even prevent Jones from being appointed federal green jobs czar, and now he’s still often quoted and interviewed by major media.  Moore is too.  

        Some people believe (or spread around and prentend to believe) many different dopey things and yet they still get quoted about politics, interviewed, …

  • Like a line in a Firesign Theatre episode went: “Give them a light and they’ll follow it anywhere.”

  • Is ArtVoice obsessed with Paladino?  Why give his crazy ideas so much ink?  Ann Coulter and Limbaugh, Trump  and so many other right wing wackos the more absurd their claim the more likely they are to make the front page.  Don’t cover it.  Trump’s recent challenge backfired.  He looked like an idiot.  When Rachel Maddow talks about the worst candidates in America she uses the phrase “Paladino-like”.  He has done more to ruin our reputation then has any snow storm.  Let him fade away.

  • Clay: When you’re getting quoted by the News…as well as all of the TV stations…AND getting used as an occasional pundit on WBBZ’s Politics Buzz…are we supposed to ignore it?

    Mind you, Trump’s challenge got a LOT of airtime…and just as much ridicule as it folded faster than the Bills do.

  • Whatever, he’s full of shit. 

  • I think Carl has done enough damage to New York by making Cuomo’s Republocrat bullshit look downright sane by comparison. Thanks for helping Prince Andrew accede the throne Carl. 

  • LOL@Video that wasn’t even the Official Kenyan Flag when President Obama was Born

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