What I want everyone to remember is that this has nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the Constitutional requirements for holding office, and everything with people doing whatever they can to prevent Obama from getting elected.
“First, I have been on the record since 2009 that I believe the president was born in Hawaii. I am not a birther,” [Arizona Secretary of State Ken] Bennett said in his statement.
“At the request of a constituent, I asked the state of Hawaii for a verification in lieu of certified copy,” he said. “We’re merely asking them to officially confirm they have the president’s birth certificate in their possession and are awaiting their response.”
The better question is whether this would similarly be extended to every candidate. After all, if he believes Obama to have been born in Hawaii, he should also ask for verification from every other candidate who he believes to be a natural born citizen. For every office.
What’s really pathetic is that guys like Bennett lack the balls to come out and say they don’t believe Obama is American, and hide behind “at the request of a constituent”. As though he were beholden to do whatever random constituents ask him to. Like next week we’ll read “I find them uncomfortable, but at the request of a constituent, I’ll be wearing burlap pants for the remainder of the month.”
I think he just likes watching the Birthers get worked up into a frenzy. So do I.
Obama then explained he was advised to “reintroduce himself” to America.
“My name is Barack Obama. My mother was born in Kansas. My father was born in Kenya. And I was born, of course,” the sitting president said with a mischievous, knowing wink, “in Hawaii.”
You can see the video there, too. WND also cites a few lawsuits and an “investigation”, none of which have actually been shown to hold a thimble of water. Basically they just refuse to admit that BO is a local boy.
Which raises a question: does WND actually believe Obama is Kenyan, or are they keeping up the charade because they’d rather be seen at crackpots than admit they were wrong about something? It’s one of the things about conspiracy theorists: they can never be “proven” wrong, as they can claim the “proof” is falsified or part of the conspiracy itself. So even if they know they’re wrong, they can keep up the fight until they’re ready to give it up.
…at least think it through a little. Two days ago, some birthers decided to fly a big ass banner over the Cowboys stadium asking where Obama’s BC is. Problem (click for full size):
Let me help you out:
- It’s a night game. No one’s in there.
- The dome is closed, so even if anyone was in there, they couldn’t see shit.
- There’s no one outside, either.
But really, good job, Birthers. Well done.
I don’t even have the words to explain how fucking crazy WND has gone. They’re talking about hidden messages in the birth certificate now.
Read that whole article and try to convince yourself it isn’t satire.
“Why did Obama drag this out so long??”
That’s apparently the new line. It is now the president’s responsibility to do everything asked of him by conspiracy nutjobs. Like how Bush had to prove he didn’t orchestrate 9/11 for them to leave him alone about it.
Thought one: Hopefully NOW all these idiots will shut the fuck up.
Thought two: Are we seriously at a point when the president has to publicly release his birth certificate??