Orioles’ Birther-Slugger Luke Scott Says Obama a Liar, Not ‘Born Here’
December 10, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— Right-wing teabaggery and Fox News Republican propaganda has now infected professional sports, apparently. Although, who says a Major League baseball player can’t be a certified wingnut birther conspiracy theorist, right? Well, meet Batimore Orioles outfielder-birther Luke Scott. In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Scott spewed a bunch of incoherent tea party nonsense about state’s rights, gun rights and the evils of President Obama’s Kenyan socialism and communism, wealth distribution. “Obama does not represent America,” said Scott, later adding, Obama “was not born here.” Scott falsely claimed Obama is lying about his birth certificate. “There’s no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him,” he told Yahoo’s sport reporter David Brown. Understandably, the Baltimore Orioles organization has since sought to put some distance between themselves and their kooky winger slugger.
For the record, for the umpteenth time, President Obama was born in Hawaii. He has placed a copy of his official birth certificate online. And at the time of his birth, two birth notices appeared in local newspapers. The racially charged conspiracy theory that he is not a natural born citizen has been thoroughly discredited, but it persists in the fevered imaginations of a number of fringe conspiratists, and right-wing lawmakers who will never accept a black president, named Barack Hussein Obama.
Scott’s right-wing rant is your average garden-variety tea party blather, but it’s getting media attention because he’s a well known sports figure.
Haha, he’s also quite the fan of Ted Nugent, the tea party’s favorite unhinged rocker, who once brandished a machine gun, while saying “Obama, he’s a piece of s—t…I told him to suck on my gun!” Nugent later targeted then Sen. Hillary Clinton, pointing to his gun and shouting, “Hey, Hillary! You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.”
Unlike President Obama, Scott believes Nugent is a “keep it real” type of guy,” adding the rocker lives by “the same beliefs that our forefathers, who fought for our country.”
When asked what he thinks about our President, Scott said he doesn’t represent the forefathers, like Nugent does.
“Obama … hmm … Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for. This country is basically built on an attitude. It’s a way of life. It’s not because you’re born here. It’s not that you’re supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven’t. That kills a country. It killed Russia.”
Scott later said people voted for Obama to “get more free stuff.”
When asked if he believes Obama was born in this country, he answered no, before launching into a confusing rant about “deceivers” and liars and how Obama “dodges questions” about his birth certificate. He later suggested the President “should be brought to trial” for “treacherous acts.”
“He was not born here. That’s my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, “See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.” The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.” [...]
“People who tell the truth, they’re very easy to … their actions prove it. Something as simple providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you’re born here, there’s plenty of documents. But you know what? There’s no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There’s been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country.”
The Baltimore Orioles, in an email sent to the Associated Press, said in part, “Luke Scott’s comments do not reflect the opinion” of our organization.
Watch, any day now, Scott will headline some radical tea party event. But his fans, no doubt, would rather see him work on his swing to get his batting average up, instead of burnishing his wingnut bona fides.
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