For Immediate Release
Marshall, MN – National GOP Group Cafe Con Leche Republicans today called on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to refocus his energies on fixing severe management deficiencies in his department.
Bob Quasius, President, stated “We’re quite frankly aghast at the pervasive problems revealed in the recent racial profiling trial and DOJ report. Either Arpaio lied at the trial about racial profiling or he simply does not know what is going on in his own department. In 2008, the conservative Goldwater Institute issued a scathing report documenting that Arpaio’s priorities are clearly misplaced. Activities that generate PR for Arpaio are top priority, and basic crime fighting, such as investigating sex crimes and serving felony arrest warrants, continue to suffer. Arpaio needs to refocus his energies on running his own department, drop his quixotic birther quest, and settle the lawsuit with the Department of Justice by taking drastic action to address systematic discriminatory policing within his department.
We’re also shocked at today’s revelations by author John Woodman that Arpaio’s cold case posse’s latest claims are fraudulent. It appears obvious that Arpaio failed to do basic fact checking before his recent press conference in which he claimed “proof” that Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud. In fact, the timing of the press conference suggests an attempt to divert attention from the upcoming racial profiling trial.”
In a statement today (see below), author and computer expert John Woodman stated “The first image that they led people to believe was from 1961 actually came from a similar manual dated 7 years later, and the second image is even worse. They claimed they got their information directly from the federal government. Jerome Corsi, the conspiracy theorist whom Arpaio made an integral member of the posse, has claimed that they searched ‘for months’ before they ‘finally found’ the 1961 manual. But the second image is from 1969, and they quite clearly took it directly from a birther web site.”
About Us – Cafe Con Leche Republicans is a national organization of Republicans who welcome “New Americans”, defined as immigrants and family of recent immigrants. Our mission is to make America and the GOP, more welcoming to “New Immigrants” through political activism, “in-reach” and education within the Republican Party, and lobbying government to adopt more immigrant friendly policies. We also seek to bring more conservative and moderate “New Americans” to the Republican Party. These efforts will strengthen the GOP, and lead more Republicans to embrace welcoming policies for immigrants and their families. We have chapters in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Our members and leadership are predominantly Hispanic, though we define ourselves by mission and guiding principles, not ethnicity, and we welcome all who share our goals. Our leadership is 100% Republican.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Statement by author John Woodman
Confirmed: Arpaio’s Posse Fabricated “Indisputable Proof” that Obama’s Birth Certificate Is “Forged”
SPRINGFIELD, MO — An author who wrote the book — literally — on Barack Obama’s birth certificate says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” presented false evidence to the nation on July 17th, when they claimed to have “indisputable proof” that President Obama’s birth certificate was a “forgery.”
John Woodman has a copy of the 1961 manual that Arpaio’s posse claimed to have — and he says it directly contradicts their claims.
According to Woodman, the Posse’s most significant claim was that the penciled number “9″ by Obama’s father’s race meant that nothing at all should be in that box. The box contained the word “African,” creating an apparent conflict that Arpaio and his posse said was proof of forgery.
Both lead investigator Michael Zullo and Posse member Jerome Corsi have explictly stated that “9″ means “not reported” or “not stated.” And yet in the actual code book, “9″ means “Other nonwhite” — which would have been the appropriate category for “African.”
Just as bad however, says Woodman, are the visuals shown in the Posse’s official video — which depict documents other than the manual claimed.
“The first image that they led people to believe was from 1961 actually came from a similar manual dated 7 years later,” says Woodman. “And the second image is even worse. They claimed they got their information directly from the federal government. Jerome Corsi, the conspiracy theorist whom Arpaio made an integral member of the posse, has claimed that they searched ‘for months’ before they ‘finally found’ the 1961 manual. But the second image is from 1969, and they quite clearly took it directly from a birther web site.”
Woodman says it just doesn’t appear possible that an innocent “mistake” was made.
“There’s no way, if you have that 1968 document, that you can avoid seeing that it says ’1968.’ It’s in big, bold letters, right at the top. And a birther web site is a far cry from the US government.”
“In fact, there are at least four different falsehoods here. First, we have the two misrepresented documents. Then, there’s the claim of what the 1961 manual supposedly said, which the manual itself directly contradicts. And finally, their claim that the “9″ was even a federal code is untrue, too.”
“The real 1961 manual shows that the US government reporting was based on microfilm copies of birth certificates — not on penciled codes written by people in Hawaii.”
Literally all of their other “forgery” claims have also been disproven, Woodman says. “But this incident alone is enough to destroy their credibility.”
Woodman presents the full evidence at his web site, ObamaBirthBook.com.
John Woodman has spent more than 20 years as a computer professional in varying capacities – programming, consulting, troubleshooting, and designing and building software. He is the author of “Is Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate a Fraud? A Computer Guy Examines the Evidence for Forgery.”