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Top tea partier demands Obama prove he doesn’t smoke crack and have gay sex

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, July 20, 2012 13:44 EDT
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Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
 
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The president of Tea Party Nation declared on Thursday that if Mitt Romney is to release his tax returns, President Barack Obama should release medical records to prove he’s not a drug addict who smoked crack and had gay sex with a lifelong con-man.

Judson Phillips, whose for-profit group is better known to Tennessee as the “Tea Party Nation Corporation,” explained in an essay that also went out in a mass email to his followers that the American people must know whether the president had secret financial support in college due to his status as a “foreign student” — and dredged up a long-disproved story of Obama’s alleged encounter smoking crack and having sex with a gay prostitute.

“A man named Larry Sinclair claims that in 1999 he and Barack Obama had sex and then smoked crack cocaine,” Phillips wrote. “This is 1999, nine years before Obama would run for President. Crack cocaine is very addictive. It is very destructive. Addiction specialist will tell you that a crack addiction is very tough to break.”

He added: “Is Obama an addict?  Was he an addict in the past? These are all legitimate questions to ask about a man who has his hands on the nuclear trigger. Why is Obama hiding these records and why isn’t the drive by media asking these questions. Why aren’t Republicans demanding the answers to these questions, instead of telling Mitt Romney he needs to play into Obama’s hands by releasing more tax returns?”

Otherwise, Phillips explained, Americans will never really know if Obama used cocaine and had gay sex with Larry Sinclair, a lifelong con-man who’s made wild allegations against the president and even published a book about the lewd tale. He told The National Press Club in 2008 that Obama is actually gay, but Sinclair’s claims were widely disregarded due to his 26-year-criminal history. Sinclair’s arrest on forgery charges, which immediately followed his big press conference, didn’t help much either.

Nevertheless, conservative conspiracy tabloids like World Net Daily have continued to cheerlead the story as if it has some stroke of growing legitimacy, and Sinclair enjoyed a resurgence of sorts after the president said he supports marriage equality. He’s since predicted that President Obama will “come out of the closet” if he’s reelected.

While Phillips’ statements are alarming, he’s no stranger to controversy. He said in November 2010 that it “makes a lot of sense” to restrict voting rights to just property owners. He again landed in headlines in August 2011, after explaining that American liberals have “killed a billion people” in the last century — a remark that came just a day after Phillips compared Wisconsin union workers to Nazi stormtroopers who wore “brown shirts.”
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Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.

(H/T: Right Wing Watch)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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