Members of FreeRepublic.com are just as eager to see Obama get 'overthrown' as the next birther but yesterday their willingness to believe a lie left them vulnerable.
Speaking from personal experience, FreeRepublic is heavily moderated and if you make so much as one comment which supports 'leftist ideology'; your posting privileges are revoked. Therefore, the moderator who allowed this to go through must have believed it (which to me proves just how nutty these people really are!)
A post entitled Could this be Obama's Kenyan birthcertificate? was posted by a new member who went onto write:
I wasn't sure if i wanted to post this, but here goes. I've been holding onto this for a bit now, cause if it's real I don't know if I could get in trouble.
I voted for McCain last year (by default, I wanted huckabee) because I knew Nobama would be a disaster, but i wasn't sold on the citizenship thing. on a whim, I asked a firend in the UK to see if she could find any old records from back when Kenya was a british colony. Well a few days later she emailed me this.
it looks real to me, but I'm not sure. And I havent been able to get a hold of my friend since she sent it to me. If this is legitimate, should i be worried?Here's the link, I don't have a website to upload it to. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=281blzk&s=3
However, it was soon discovered that the watermark in the image was written in dutch and read:
DIT IS GEEN GELDIG DOCUMENT VAN DE OVERHEID. DIT IS POLITIEKE COMMENTAAR. HIJ IS VOORZITTER VOOR MINSTENS DRIE EN EEN HALF VAN MEER JAREN. KEUR HET GOED. DIT ZAL NIET VERANDEREN.
"This is not a valid government document. This is political commentary. He is President for at least three and a half more years. Get used to it, it's not going to change.
When this was posted, the moderators changed the post and the tags to the post to make it appear as if they were in on the joke the entire time. They are pointing their fingers at their sworn enemies, the leftists; Daily Kos.
I know it's not really 'news' news but it gave me the LOLs and I think LOLs are needed right now...