Ok, Chelsea, put down that Twitter and back away. Some say that Chelsea Clinton’s use of Twitter makes her look like a moron but they are wrong. Her use of Twitter just reveals the fact that she is a moron. The tragic part of this is that she actually believes she is being witty and smart. Self delusion is a terrible thing. Her latest mindless rant is about the Obama birther movement. For some strange reason, she believes it was started by conservatives, when in fact, her momma’s campaign started that in 2007 as she was running against Barack Obama.
Patti Solis Doyle, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager in 2008 until the Iowa caucuses, admitted on Friday that a Clinton campaign staffer had, in fact, circulated the Birther conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born outside the U.S. and therefore potentially ineligible to serve in the presidency.
Doyle made the admission on Twitter, as she responded to former George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer.
From The Gateway Pundit:
Doyle appeared about an hour later on CNN with Wolf Blitzer to address the issue once again. She denied that Hillary Clinton had started the Birther theory — then admitted that someone in the Clinton campaign had, in fact, been involved. Here is part their exchange:
Blitzer: Someone supporting Hillary Clinton was trying to promote this so-called Birther issue? What happened?
Doyle: So we — absolutely, the campaign nor Hillary did not start the Birther movement, period, end of story there. There was a volunteer coordinator, I believe, in late 2007, I believe, in December, one of our volunteer coordinators in one of the counties in Iowa — I don’t recall whether they were an actual paid staffer, but they did forward an email that promoted the conspiracy.
As in all things Clinton, this was a lie. The Truth is that the idea of hitting Obama on his lack of American roots came from trusted Hillary’s chief campaign strategist, Mark Penn.
The Daily Wire reported:
In 2007, a full year before anyone would know the name Orly Taitz, Hillary’s chief campaign strategist Mark Penn would craft a wide-ranging strategy memo that included questioning the very American-ness of then-Senator Barack Obama, who was even then seen as Hillary’s chief rival for the nomination.
[Penn] wrote, “I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.” Penn proposed targeting Obama’s “lack of American roots.”
In 2007, the republicans were still busy with each other and no one thought Hillary would lose the nomination, therefore, no republican bothered to attack him.