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Post by bob » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:33 pm

TPM: Notorious Dem Birther Isn't Sorry Trump Falsely Pinned The Movement On Clinton:
At least one former Clinton supporter, whose name is synonymous with the birther movement, told TPM in a [September] phone interview he doesn’t mind that his promotion of the myth that the country's first black President wasn't born on U.S. soil contributed to Trump incorrectly pinning its origins on Clinton's campaign.

“It doesn’t bother me,” said Philip J. Berg, Pennsylvania’s former deputy attorney general, adding that he had “no direct contact with the Hillary campaign."

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After Berg's law license was suspended for misconduct in 2013 and he lost his right to practice before the Supreme Court the following year, he began working for ride-sharing services in the greater Philadelphia area. He currently works as a driver for Lyft, which he told TPM provides him an opportunity to share his thoughts with riders about Obama’s Kenyan roots and schooling in Indonesia.

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Berg’s feelings towards Clinton have cooled considerably in the past eight years, and he now makes political observations that would not be out of place at a Trump rally. Indeed, Berg said he briefly changed his registration to the Republican Party this spring so that he could vote for the real estate mogul in the Pennsylvania primary.

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He said this had more to do with his disapproval for Clinton’s record as secretary of state (Benghazi! Emails!) than his affinity for Trump. But Berg defended the real estate mogul against accusations that birtherism was a racist effort to delegitimize the nation’s first black President.

“That is such nonsense,” he insisted. “There’s no racial undertone. There was never one from my part. Aside from being a Democrat, I’m also a paid member of the NAACP and I have been for years. There was never racism from my part or any of my people. I sued three different times and with all the people that I worked with and people that gave me input on the lawsuits, racism has never, never come up. That’s why I think Trump did what he did the other day.”

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Berg, who said he switched his registration back to the Democratic Party after the primaries but still plans to vote for Trump in the general election, suggested he doesn’t entirely buy Trump's birtherism announcement either.


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Post by Maybenaut » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:12 pm

bob wrote:TPM: Notorious Dem Birther Isn't Sorry Trump Falsely Pinned The Movement On Clinton:
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After Berg's law license was suspended for misconduct in 2013 and he lost his right to practice before the Supreme Court the following year, he began working for ride-sharing services in the greater Philadelphia area.He currently works as a driver for Lyft, which he told TPM provides him an opportunity to share his thoughts with riders about Obama’s Kenyan roots and schooling in Indonesia.
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Jeez. O. Pete. Remind me never to call Lyft when traveling in the greater Philadelphia area.



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Post by BillTheCat » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:35 pm

Yeh, I'm betting he never does that, ever.


'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'
-Lewis Carroll

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