Let us all take our daily smart pill!!!
Does anyone think that if Barack Obama was not an American citizen that the Republicans would not have KNOWN that??? Especially former President Bush???? He had all the tools to find that out. NEXT. Does anyone think that the United States Secret Service did not investigate, as well as the FBI on this matter? That is what they do, INVESTIGATE.
This bogus charge that he does not have a birth certificate is utter bullshit. This is a red herring for those that ARE RACISTS to cling onto an excuse that Barack Obama is not a citizen.
Does this look bad for the GOP? Yes, they are only rallying their very narrow group they are trying to cling onto. Does this play for independents or moderates in this country? NO. This is a ridiculous issue and argument.
This is a bottom feeding issue. Just like a push-poll, that is what this issue is for the BIRTHERS. It won't go anywhere, but will continue to point the finger at the Republican Party as being wayyyyy out of touch and does NOTHING to bring many voters, like minorities that they need to their party.
A vocal group of conspiracy theorists known as "birthers" are riling the White House with their persistent claim that Barack Obama is not an American citizen and therefore ineligible to be president.
The claim that the United States' first African-American president was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, first emerged during his presidential campaign, but it has garnered more media attention in the summer "silly season," a traditionally slow news period when many Americans are on vacation.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs looked exasperated at his briefing on Monday when a reporter asked him, "Is there anything you can say that will make the birthers go away?"
"If I had some DNA, it wouldn't assuage those that don't believe he was born here," Gibbs replied. "But I have news for them and for all of us: The president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 50th state of the greatest country on the face of the earth. He's a citizen.
"A year-and-a-half ago I asked that the birth certificate be put on the Internet because Lord knows, you got a birth certificate and you put it on the Internet, what else could be the story?"
The digitally scanned copy of the "certification of live birth" from Hawaii's Department of Health shows Obama was born in Honolulu at 7:24 p.m. on August 4, 1961.
The nonpartisan FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, examined, handled and photographed the original certificate in an effort to put the controversy to rest.
"We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the USA, just as he has always said." read more here....
And last night this passed in the House of Representatives, ACKNOWLEDGING that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a citizen of the United States of America.
Last night, the House passed a resolution by 378 to 0 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hawaiian statehood -- which also included language recognizing the state as President Obama's birthplace.