It was about my birth certificate. We've got better stuff to do. I've got better stuff to do," says Obama, before closing his statement, without taking questions from the White House press corps. I would be shocked if this kills off the birthers.
It's worth remembering that birtherism, itself, is just a mutation of the, still current theory, that Obama is a Muslim. It's likely that the "delay" in releasing the long-form certificate will be taken as evidence of yet another, or perhaps even the same, conspiracy. That's just a flat untruth. The Clintons never asked for Obama's birth certificate to be published — although some suggest the origins of the birther argument came from the Clinton campaign during the primaries.
Whether or not that is true, what is true is that the birthers set sail under their own wind long ago. The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn't good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate.
They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting.
We've posted the certification that is given by the state of Hawaii on the Internet for everybody to see. What the UK can learn from this sorry episode isn't entirely obvious, since the British constitution doesn't have a clause stating that only a "natural born citizen" can be president, nor indeed does it have a constitution or a president. Wolfrum Wolfrum. We had local candidates who would bring in birth certificates and passports and other documents to prove their identity. That was normal..
Later today, Hillary Clinton will release a photo showing her not killing Vince Foster. Wolfrum Wolfrum. Nearly three in 10 say they don't know enough to say. Here's its lead headline:. Phil Berg, who filed one of the original birther lawsuits, now believes that Obama was adopted by his Indonesian father and lost his US citizenship:.
I don't care if he releases his birth certificate or whatever," said Berg. Orly Taitz, once called 'Queen of the birthers' and who was responsible for a number of lawsuits, is verifying the document's authenticity and now believes that the President is using a false social security number.
The move is seen as an attempt to neutralise a debate within Republican circles that he was not born in the United States. I've got better stuff to do," he said. On any normal day this would have been the big news story. But right now Ben could break down sobbing "We're doomed! It is sad that the so-called 'birther' movement, which maintains the President was not born in Hawaii, has been allowed to reach this stage. It is quite absurd. It is shocking that figures suggest that around half of Republicans either think Barack Obama was not born in the US or are not sure.
The focus on President Obama's nationality, at a time of great consequence for America, has been a way of delegitimizing Obama and his work. I only hope that the UK can learn from this sorry episode, and can help us to move away from the focus on personality above policy in our politics. What the UK can learn from this sorry episode isn't entirely obvious, since the British constitution doesn't have a clause stating that only a "natural born citizen" can be president, nor indeed does it have a constitution or a president.
But other than that, yes. Cast your vote now. But even if he should, it'll be a cold day in Hell before Donald apologises for anything. From WorldNetDaily:.
When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they receive President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate can be seen. STATE OF HAWAII. CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. ER le. Last Name. FILE. NUMBER. Child's First Name. (Type or.
Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, the only news agency that has waged a relentless investigative campaign on questions swirling around the Obama's eligibility for nearly three years, was elated at the turn of events. We look forward to reviewing it like so many other Americans do at this late date. But it is important to remember there are still dozens of other questions concerning this question of eligibility that need to be resolved to assure what has become a very skeptical public concerning Barack Obama's parentage, his adoption, his citizenship status throughout his life and why he continues to cultivate a culture of secrecy around his life.
This issue has been going on for two, two and a half years now. I think it started during the campaign. We've had every official in Hawaii, Democrat and Republican, every news outlet that has investigated this, confirm that, yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii, August 4, , in Kapiolani Hospital.
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This page was last edited on 6 August , at Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License ; all unstructured text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. The White House gave it to the press on April 27, This version did have the sprawling signature of the obstetrician, Dr.
David Sinclair. It still is. The main collateral blast when he spoke about birtherism last Friday, at his new hotel in Washington, D. It is, again, important to say that Trump is lying even on his own terms. But those terms are a lie, too.
This is a rhetorical trap, one that even Tim Kaine, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, stumbled into when he was asked to address an allegation that Sidney Blumenthal, a Clinton associate, raised birtherist questions during the primary. Blumenthal has denied it. No one needs to say thank you to Trump. Recommended Stories.