Obama Mouthpiece Laughs Off Birth Certificate Request

WASHINGTON – Somebody finally asked Barack Obama’s White House press secretary about the president’s elusive birth certificate.

When asked by WND White House correspondent Les Kinsolving why the president, who has pledged transparency in his administration, would not release his long-form birth certificate to establish his constitutional eligibility for office, spokesman Robert Gibbs guffawed in unison with members of the Washington press corps about the concerns of 400,000 petitioners who have demanded it.

“Are you looking for the president’s birth certificate?” he asked incredulously. “Lester, this question in many ways continues to astound me. The state of Hawaii provided a copy with the seal of the president’s birth. I know there are apparently at least 400,000 people – (laughter) – that continue to doubt the existence of and the certification by the state of Hawaii of the president’s birth there, but it’s on the Internet because we put it on the Internet for each of those 400,000 to download. I certainly hope by the fourth year of our administration that we’ll have dealt with this burgeoning birth controversy.”

It was the first time any member of the press corps has publicly asked a member of the administration a question directly related to Obama’s constitutional eligibility for office as a “natural born citizen.”

The question comes as the controversy is heating up nationally – sparked in part by a new billboard campaign asking the question: “Where’s the birth certificate?” The campaign has also raised more than $50,000 in contributions from the public.

The ongoing petition campaign was launched several months ago by WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah. Just last week, Farah announced the billboard campaign to raise public awareness of the fact that Obama has never released the standard, “long-form” birth certificate that would show which hospital he was born in, the attending physician and establish that he truly was born in Hawaii, as his autobiography maintains.

The “Certification of Live Birth” posted online and widely touted as “Obama’s birth certificate” does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same “short-form” document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true “long-form” birth certificate – which includes information like the name of the birth hospital and attending physician – is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.

Oddly, though congressional hearings were held to determine whether Sen. John McCain was constitutionally eligible to be president as a “natural born citizen,” no controlling legal authority ever sought to verify Obama’s claim to a Hawaiian birth.

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4 Responses to “Obama Mouthpiece Laughs Off Birth Certificate Request”

  1. Nik says:

    You are an idiot.

  2. Greg P says:

    Nik,

    You are a person of few words………….. and not one of them have value.

  3. As a Christian, I truly wish you and others would stop using Jesus to support your political views. Using God’s name to support your political views is taking His name in vain; it’s the worst sort of blasphemy. Your perspective is NOT the “Christian” perspective on political issues. It’s merely the perspective of ONE Christian!

  4. Steve says:

    David,
    You said:
    “Your perspective is NOT the “Christian” perspective on political issues. It’s merely the perspective of ONE Christian!”
    That’s why I have:
    “Bringing a Christian’s Perspective to Current Events” in the title.
    I try to view everything and compare it to the Bible, but I am far from perfect.

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