I recently received another of those viral ‘righteous indignation’ emails – this one asserting that snopes.com is funded by George Soros, and that President Obama appointed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court because she (as Solicitor General) had helped him keep the challenges to his eligibility to be President out of court.
Here’s the e-mail:
SNOPES NO MORE
Wow…read this one! Then check out the suggested web sites!!!
Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that was odd. Check this out.
Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Court’s Kagan.We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! Ya’ don’t suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do ya’?
We’ve known that it was owned by a lefty couple but hadn’t known it to be financed by Soros!
Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros, a big time supporter of Obama! In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions.
I went to Snopes to check something about the dockets of the new Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, who Obama appointed, and Snopes said the email was false and there were no such dockets. So I Googled the Supreme Court, typed in Obama-Kagan, and guess what? Yep, you got it; Snopes Lied! Everyone of those dockets are there.
So Here is what I wrote to Snopes:
Referencing the article about Elana Kagan and Barak Obama dockets:
The information you have posted stating that there were no such cases as claimed and the examples you gave are blatantly false. I went directly to the Supreme Courts website, typed in Obama Kagan and immediately came up with all of the dockets that the article made reference to. I have long suspected that you really slant things but this was really shocking. Thank You. I hope you will be much more truthful in the future, but I doubt it.
That being said, Ill bet you didn’t know this.
Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them. Folks, this is really ugly.
Chicago Politics and the beat goes on and on and on. Once again the US Senate sold us out!
Now we know why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court. Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama. She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course. They were never heard. It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn’t it? The American people mean nothing any longer.
It’s all about payback time for those who compromised themselves to elect someone who really has no true right to even be there.
Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket: You can look up some of these hearings and guess what?
Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!
Check out these examples: http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-8857.htm
I always check Snopes to confirm or deny allegations made in such e-mails; and I thought it was especially important to check out what Snopes had to say about attacks against its own web site (both its funding and its contents).
The allegation that snopes.com is funded by George Soros was pure assertion, with no supporting evidence given; so all that is necessary to counter the allegation is to give a statement from snopes.com’s “About” page:
The snopes.com web site is [and always has been] a completely independent, self-sufficient entity wholly owned by its operators, Barbara and David Mikkelson, and funded through advertising revenues. Neither the site nor its operators has ever received monies from [or been engaged in any business or editorial relationship with], any sponsor, investor, partner, political party, religious group, business organization, government agency, or any other outside group or organization.
If anyone wishes to produce actual solid evidence that the Mikikelsons lied on their ‘About’ page, by all means go for it. Unless and until such evidence is produced which proves them guilty – beyond a reasonable doubt – of lying, I and other thinking people will accept their statement as true.
To see what snopes.com has to say about the Elena Kagan/President Obama allegations, you can check out this site. To summarize it, snopes.com did not assert that there are no dockets of Elena Kagan’s cases in which the name of President Obama appeared as respondent. What Snopes said was that no such dockets and cases as were being alleged existed – that is, no cases in which Elena Kagan acted as personal representative of Barack Obama to defend him against charges by ‘birthers’ that he was ineligible to be President.
As Solicitor General, Elena Kagan had the responsibility to represent the US Government against charges by citizens that their constitutional rights had been violated. In such cases, the name of the current President is usually cited as respondent. The dockets to which the e-mail allegations refer are just such cases.
Many of the cases containing President Obama’s name actually originated under the administration of George W. Bush; but because they were still pending when Barack Obama became President, President Obama’s name was listed as respondent.
None of the cases had anything at all to do with Mr. Obama’s eligibility to serve as President of the USA; and Elena Kagan was not acting as his personal lawyer, but as Solicitor General on behalf of the United States of America.
I am certainly no ‘fan’ of President Obama; nor was I a ‘fan’ of George W. Bush. But I figure there’s no need to resort to lies and distortions to oppose them when there are such a large number of legitimate reasons to do so!