Sunday, September 27, 2009

Southern 'Birther" Infomercial Scam

The bizarre anti-Obama madness about his birth certificate took a new twist this week as a 28-minute infomercial hit the airwaves in seven Southern states, including Chattanooga, TN. The pitch for this slab of strangeness comes from one Gary Kreep .... yes, Kreep is his name. He claims for a mere $30 from your pocket, he can send some faxes out demanding a copy of President Obama's birth certificate. Oh and you get a free bumper sticker too.

Talking Points Memo has some video from this scam.

The guy at the center of the informercial is a California lawyer named Gary Kreep, the head of something called the United States Justice Foundation. But it turns out this is not the first time TPMmuckraker has come across the work of the aptly named Kreep.

Back in March 2008 we found him running a robocall operation called the Republican Majority Campaign, then running a scattershot campaign of robocalls against both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The RMC also seemed awfully similar to and had a lot of weird connections to those bogus groups has-been Republican luminary Linda Chavez and her husband had recently been discovered running -- the ones that actually did little to nothing in the way of political work but provided Chavez and her family a steady income."

Self-serving money-grubbing for paranoid delusional right-wingers? Guess that is nothing new.

But the ever-rising hatefulness about the president has some eerie coincidences to the angry and eventually deadly screeching which surrounded President Kennedy back in the early 1960s.


  1. This country has gone completely insane.

  2. Jenn Simoneaux4:28 PM

    So 88 members of the Duke University faculty can slander an entire athletic team; the politically correct district attorney is eventually disbarred and convicted and yet this "ever rising hatefulness" only started last August by rightwingers to hear you state it.

    How detached from reality can you be? Evidently, a good distance.

  3. pretty weak straw man Jenn.