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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Do the "birthers" have a point?

I've never been a "birther" regarding Obama's country of origin. My questions about his birth certificate are about as serious as my curiosity about Area 51....i.e. I won't go out of my way to investigate but I'll look at it if you want to show it to me. After watching this short clip, my curiosity has been piqued just a tad......

How else can you interpret the assignment of "home country" other than where you were born? Probably the administration will say it's just her reference to his father's heritage but, I don't know. Either way, it was a slip on Michelle's part and how can you not enjoy that it'll make Obama's handlers upset?


Ellen said...

Michelle did NOT say that Obama was born in Kenya. She said “home country,”which is like saying that a US-born citizen with one or two Italian parents may feel that Italy is a home country. It does NOT mean birth in the country.

Obama’s Kenyan grandmother also did NOT say that Obama was born in Kenya. She said “America, Hawaii” when she was asked “whereabouts was he born?” Obama’s mother did not even have a passport in 1961.

The National Review said: “The theory that Obama was born in Kenya, that he was smuggled into the U.S., and that his parents somehow hoodwinked Hawaiian authorities into falsely certifying his birth in Oahu, is crazy stuff.”

Obama has posted the official birth certificate of Hawaii. He is the first and only US president to show his birth certificate. The Certification of Live Birth is the official birth certificate of Hawaii, and it is the only one that Hawaii issues. It no longer sends out copies of the original birth certificate (http://www.starbulletin.com/columnists/kokualine/20090606_kokua_line.html).

So, it is the only birth certificate that Obama can show. That is the birth certificate Hawaii sent to Obama in 2007, and it is the birth certificate that it sends to everyone. And the facts on the birth certificate–that he was born in Hawaii in 1961–were confirmed twice by the officials in Hawaii, and they are members of a Republican governor’s administration.

ed said...

Ellen, did you read the entire post or did you just read the title and then pitch your hissy fit? My final point was that it was probably just slip of the tongue. I swear, you liberals and your hair triggers!

Ellen said...

YOu said that your curiosity was piqued "just a tad." So, you should have the facts to satisfy that pique. The facts are that Obama has an official birth certificate showing that he was born in Hawaii. That should be satisfying.