Boy the waters are roiling. It is true that we stand on the precipice of electing the least vetted, unqualified man for President in the history of the United States. I am getting a flood of emails from folks–most well intentioned and a few trolls–desperate for the October surprise, whatever it might be. So let me try to answer some of the questions circulating.

The Whitey Tape–None of my three main sources on who told me about the existence of a video recording of Michelle Obama making disparaging comments about white folks have backed off. Two of these sources are Democrats and are journalists. They were not trying to sabotage the Obama campaign. They were passing on something they believed to be true. The fact that my third source, a person who lives on the West Coast and is a Republican, has no ties whatsoever to the other two but told the same story persuaded me this “tape” exists. My Republican friend tells me that the McCain campaign intervened and requested the tape not be used.

There also is the fact that the Obama campaign at one point circulated the lame story that Michelle was not using “whitey” as an epithet. Nope. She was saying, “Why’d he.” You don’t put out a story line like that if such a recording does not exist. At this point I don’t think it is going to be used.

African Press InternationalMany of the conservative blogs are buzzing about the supposed release of an audiotape featuring Michelle Obama complaining about API coverage and her alleged acknowledgment that Barack was an Indonesian citizen. I have no doubt that Barack was adopted by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, and became an Indonesian citizen as a child. However, I don’t find this report credible. I am happy to be proven wrong in my belief, but I don’t think Michelle Obama is just sitting around watching and reading news accounts and calling up folks to complain. If that was true I would have expected a call from the lovely Mrs. Obama. API is claiming it has the audiotape and it will be released imminently. I was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. I am a Show Me state boy. I am not writing anymore on this matter until an audiotape appears.

Phil Berg and his lawsuit–Poor Phil Berg. He can’t get arrested in Philadelphia right now. His effort to mount a legal challenge to Barack Obama’s qualifications, or lack thereof in terms of citizenship, to be President appears to be going no where. Yet he is declaring victory of sorts today. According to a story at America’s Right:

Berg: Due to Procedure, Obama and DNC Admit all Allegations

According to Rule 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a party upon whom requests for admissions have been served must respond, within 30 days, or else the matters in the requests will be automatically deemed conclusively admitted for purposes of the pending action.

On September 15, as part of his federal lawsuit contending that the Illinois senator is ineligible, pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, to serve as president of the United States, Philadelphia attorney Philip Berg served Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee with just such a request. Soon thereafter, on October 6, Barack Obama and the DNC acknowledged service in their motion for protective order, filed in an attempt to persuade the court to stay discovery. The Federal Rules require that a response to a request for admissions be served within the 30-day time limit, and Barack Obama and the DNC have not done so.

Therefore, this morning, amidst news reports that Barack Obama will be suspending his campaign for a few days so he can fly to Hawaii to visit his grandmother, who has suddenly fallen ill, Philip Berg will file two motions in district court in Philadelphia:

A motion requesting an immediate order deeming his request for admissions served upon Barack Obama and the DNC on September 15 admitted by default, and
A motion requesting an expedited ruling and/or hearing on Berg’s motion deeming the request for admissions served upon Obama and the DNC admitted.

Berg contends that the failure to respond and serve the response within the time limit is “damning,” and made two appearances overnight on Rollye James’ talk radio program, the second one coming shortly after midnight, during which he disclosed the meat of today’s filings and the legal and political ramifications of the defendants’ failure to respond.

I am not a lawyer but I thought the DNC has asked for a delay and the judge in the case still has not ruled. I think this much is certain. Even if Obama is elected these questions, like Whitewater in the case of the Clintons, is not going to disappear and will be fodder for further investigations and legal challenges.

Andy Martin–And Mr. Martin is in the news. The Obama team came after him as a rabid anti-Semite. Let me see if I have this right, Barack Obama hangs out with Louis Farrakhan and Rashid Khalidi and Andy Martin is the anti-Semite? Anyway, Andy is in Hawaii and many are speculating that his investigative efforts there are the real reason that Barack has suspended his campaign and headed for Honolulu. There is a nifty thread on Andy’s efforts over at the Hillary Clinton forum (read here). I don’t know if there is any fire beneath the smoke Andy is putting up, but we will know by next Tuesday.

I believe we ought to start the rumor that Barack Obama really is a disgruntled plumber from Ohio. That appears to be the only way the media will be inspired to conduct a thorough investigation of why Barack has covered up and mythologized his childhood and his ties to radicals like Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and Louis Farrakhan. All hail Barack!

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • Mikey

    Where is the “whitey” tape? Or was Michelle Malkin right that you just can’t be trusted?

  • MochaLatteBreve

    Bottom line if the purported “whitey” tape exists it should be released. American citizens have a right to know if one of the candidates or their wives hold the type of viewpoint that would cause this kind of racist outburst. We have a right to know!! And John McCain should not interfere with our right to know!!!!!!!

  • Patricia

    It has been noted that Barock Obama blinks twice as much as other citizens. This is because it has been alledged that Cindy McCain may have spiked his punch at a ho-down in Ft. Worth in 2005. I need more info. on this.

  • Rocky Mountian High

    Yes, it’s only fair that after the vicious attacks on Cindy McCain, that this tape should come out to expose the real Michele Obama. Bring it on!

  • Y.W.C

    This is a funny site. The commenters are delusional but very entertaining.

  • Kate

    The API audiotape, the Whitey tape, the photo of Bill Clinton burning an American flag in Moscow that Rush Limbaugh promised us 15 years ago. Wake up morons. You’ve all watched The Manchurian Candidate way too many times.

    The Governor of Hawaii could hand deliver Sen. Obama’s birth certificate to your house and you’d still find something fishy about it. All these conspiracy nuts want is your attention. And you fall for it every time !!! IDIOTS.

    • galandrien

      Shame he doesn’t actually DO SO and put this all to rest.
      When poeple say they have something but never actually show it to you its called bluffing.
      While I would love to see a whitey tape and I believe the incident that the alledged tape covers did occcur I am pretty sure they did not actually catch it on tape. If they did someone would have leaked it by now
      Just like if they really had Obama’s birth certificate–if it existed we would have it by now.

  • xenite69
  • annie uh-oh

    And i was SOOO looking forward to the “whitey tape”.

    If McCain’s camp said not to use it, they are making a mistake. It’s time to bring out all the guns!

    (anyway, the attacks on Cindy certainly should warrant some closer inspection of Michelle!)

  • Lindsy

    The republicans 72 hour strategy will be what causes them to lose. 1/2 of the voters have already voted and Obama leads those votes by 10%.

    • galandrien

      Early votes in the majority of states are held over until after election day and only if they are equal to or greater than the seperation between the total votes for the candidates are they actually counted.
      That means there is a good chance the majority of the early votes will not be counted.
      Same goes for absentee–they are set aside and only if they equal the seperation or greater are they counted. In most elections these votes re never tallied because they will not impact the results. Which is a great offense to me since the majority of your absentee votes are from soldiers sereving overseas to protect our right to vote…their’s don’t usually get counted.

      and in no way have 1/2 the votes been cast, not even close; the vast majority of the population does not qualify for early voting. Stop pandering to the Obama propaganda and cast your vote to support freedom and democracy in America–vote McCain-Palin. We can and WILL win this election, in spite of the party, in spite of the media, and in spite of all of Obama’s wasted advertizing money.

  • pb

    Obama sure does not act like he is winning.His grandmother is gravely ill and he is waiting 3 days to see her?Then he can only visit for 2 days and must leave.Did not visit her in the hospital last week.His wife and kids are being left behind when she may be on her death bed?This story stinks to high heaven!!!!!!

    • it sure does…

      does Obama think the american people are stupid?

      a. hillary
      b. mccain

      america first!

    • galandrien

      He did not seem interested in visiting her when she was in the hospital or bringing the grandchildren to see her, just in case thi is their last opportunity. Interesting that he heads out there just in time for a court case to be filed against his citizenship there…

  • Lindsy

    Where are all the 527 ads and RNC ads? Last year they were everywhere and this year I haven’t seen a single one. It’s almost like the Republicans WANT to lose this thing!

  • bss

    People, there is no “whitey” tape! Notice how not one of Larry’s conveniently anonymous sources has actually SEEN it? And how all the info about it has been completely contradictory?

    And Andy Martin is a certified loon and a wild anti-semite. There is info about his antics all over the internet. For one, this recent NYTimes article:

    Please stop citing this nutcase a viable source of information.

    • Why do you give a crap? You don’t “know” anything. And LJ has never, ever suggested he has seen any tape, and he has always been straightforward in saying what he does and does not “know”–unlike you.

      Who’s more credible? Hint–not YOU.

      Begone, troll.

  • Jason

    Just got home, no time to read all 564 comments posted so far. But from skimming a few, I have this to say.

    1) There is no Whitey tape. This much is obvious to anyone with a brain. The idea that it’s not being released “because McCain objects” is just pure baloney. As if a couple of anti-Obama Democrat journalists would give a crap about a request from McCain to keep it under wraps. They could just post the damn thing on YouTube and have done with it. Ditto the Republican. McCain wouldn’t have to have anything to do with it, just like he doesn’t have anything to do with the million and one other anti-Obama videos out there. The whole thing is a lie. Either Larry is in on that lie, or he’s as gullible anyone else who believes this crap. If there was a tape we would have seen it by now….end of story.

    2) Let’s pretend the tape does exist for a minute. To those who have commented that they “will change their vote to Obama if anyone plays the race card” – are you stupid? How would airing a tape which exposes the wife of Obama as a hateful racist be “playing the race card?” You people don’t even know what a race card is. Exposing the truth about someone’s racism with an irrefutable video is not playing the race card. It’s simply exposing the racial hatred of someone. You know damn well that if there were a tape of McCain saying the n-word and it was aired, you would never in a million years claim that it was “playing the race card” and change your vote in protest. Let’s just come back down to earth for a minute. How come you think the Obamas have a free pass to be racist? Explain please.

    But all of this is moot because there is no tape and I think Larry knows that as much as anyone.

    • Patience

      First of all, it may be too soon for the whitey tape, if it exists. When I mentioned the possibility of this tape to my husband (who’s voting for Obama) a few months ago, I could tell by his reaction that it would have an effect on his vote. But he would have to see it with his OWN EYES.

      Those of us who’ve been falsely accused of racism deserve to be exonerated of the charge and the true racists deserve to be exposed. The wholesale use of racism to dismiss legitimate opposition in this campaign has set back race relations in this country DECADES. It’s absolutely CRIMINAL. If the tape exists, McCaim will take heat from the media no matter who really released it. If it’s what it’s supposed to be, hearing a racist epithet hurled repeatedly at Bill Clinton will be shocking not just because of the use of the word, but also because it will betray the racist gameplan this campaign has employed all along. In spite of what happened during the primaries, anyone playing with a full deck knows Bill Clinton isn’t racist. It’s laughable.

      Another reason I believe the tape exists is because I’ve read about Black Liberation Theology which is undoubtedly and undeniably racist. No question. My husband WON’T bother reading about it, but if he saw the whitey tape it would open his eyes. Just like with Joe the Plumber, some people have to have a story personalized in order to really understand it.

      • Jason

        I agree with almost everything you said – I believe 100% that Michelle Obama is a racist, and I fully believe that Obama is too. I just don’t believe there is a tape.

        It’s not that I don’t believe that Michelle has ever said things like that – in fact I would be very surprised if she hadn’t. And judging by statements Obama has made about whites in the past, both in his book and about his grandmother being a “typical white,” it’s clear that he’s supported that whole anti-white ideology too. Just look at his friendship with Pastor Wright and his 20 year attendance of his church. I still can’t believe that the media gave him the benefit of the doubt and a free pass after all of his lies about what he has and hasn’t heard at Wright’s sermons.

        But it’s hard to believe that if such a tape existed that it wouldn’t have been released. How could it be “too soon”? The election is 2 weeks away. Many people have voted already.

        If someone has a copy of the tape then there would be many other copies too. Wasn’t it supposed to have come from the church’s website? If so, I find it hard to believe that it hasn’t by now found its way into the hands of someone who would be prepared to upload it to YouTube.

  • Ray

    Look as much as I would love a huge bomb to fall on the MSM and their savior, these story’s are going no where. We already have two huge October surprises, the first is the redistribution of wealth and the second is the new Aryes audio being aired on Fox now.

  • Sally

    Just saw this from the National Enquirer…probably old news to you guys, I’m sure!

    The ENQUIRER exclusively reports a “sex pervert” was Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime mentor and “father figure”.

    For seven years, the presidential candidate had a “father-son” relationship with Frank Marshall Davis, who has confessed to having sex with children, sadomasochism, bondage and practicing a wide array of deviant sexual activities…….

  • Mark Q

    I suppose they’re just saving the tape
    for Sarah’s 2012 run now….