Where’s the Birth Certificate?

BettyJean Kling,

I am not a Birther, Lou Dobbs is not a Birther, my dear friend Paulie quoted below is not a Birther and there are a lot of others who for the life of us just find it common sense that our president show his long form birth certificate along with all the other documentation we require to know about the background of this man who wants to be president. But when we asked we were called racists and Birthers.

 I only know that I can’t apply for a driver’s license without 6 points of proof in NJ. I also know, as a citizen of the United States, I certainly cannot apply for any substantial job without an extensive check of my credentials. As a teacher I had to jump through hoops to get a job to teach and I certainly had to show my transcripts.

Apparently only non-citizens and illegal aliens are exempt from this scrutiny – and Barack Obama. I for one do not ever again want to hire a president or a Representative who is not accountable to “We the People who employ them for a complete elucidation of their qualifications beginning with long form birth certificate, college transcripts and whatever else I want to know about her or him.  This question of qualification must never be allowed to surface again. It must be clarified before the name is put into the race.

Whatever the reason for the distraction from providing the appropriate illumination in Mr. Obama’s case, clearly there now arises a Birther movement that must be answered and many of us who otherwise were not involved will not demand a complete accounting for all records beginning with the long form and including all transcripts, the Birthers have been asking for.

 It is not unreasonable under the following circumstances. Paulie wrote the following and I fully agree.

As you all know, I am neither a “Birther” *(I can’t wrap my mind around why any U.S. Citizen—other than Angelina Jolie—would choose to have a baby in Kenya– in 1961??); nor am I a fan of Rush Limbaugh. However, it is unbelievably ironic to me that these people –excoriated as nutters and half-wits by Obama and his friends in the media—turn out, actually, to have a case.

For anyone not following this (and I confess I just saw this), apparently the Democratic Governor of Hawaii vowed to put an end to the ‘Birther controversy’ by tracking down a copy of Obama’s actual hospital birth certificate—except it turns out—Governor Abercrombie can’t find one!

Apparently, there’s a “little notation” in the records, but no document.

I mean, this has got to be a little uncomfortable for Anderson Cooper, David Shuster, Rachel Maddow (not to mention virtually every writer at Salon and HuffPost) etc. who’ve vented such spleen ridiculing these people.

Too funny, no? *except for its ‘novelistic’ possibilities


I personally believe Lou Dobbs lost his job at CNN because he questioned why Obama did not produce the long form birth certificate and get it over with.  I believe they waited a reasonable time then let him go so as not to make it obvious but that is the reason. I also believe – we should not let this man run again without insisting that he provide whatever we ask for. I hope Rush Limbaugh- who may or may not be a loon – sticks to his guns and makes this happen- I was not a Birther and I have no idea where this man was born but I do know he is not above the law and If I have to show 6 points of proof to get a drivers license – he should show whatever the hell we ask for to run the most powerful country in the world.

 What say you?


Top-rated talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday questioned why new Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has not gotten support from the White House in his efforts to resolve the doubts of so-called “Birthers” about Barack Obama’s place of birth.

Limbaugh also says he finds it “stunning” that Abercrombie still can’t prove Obama was born in Hawaii as he maintains.

Abercrombie has stated that he wants to put to rest assertions that Obama may not have been born in the United States and therefore is not eligible to serve as president, assertions fueled by Obama’s lack of a hospital-generated birth certificate.

But Limbaugh noted that Abercrombie now says “a hospital generated birth certificate for Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health”. He said efforts were still being made to track down definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii.

“Remember, he started out, the whole reason for doing this, was to get it off the table so it wasn’t an election issue for 2014.

“But he’s done the exact opposite now. How many of us could get away with saying, ‘Yeah, there’s a little notation somewhere there in the archives, but we can’t find the birth certificate.’”

Limbaugh compared Abercrombie’s vow to demonstrate Obama’s Hawaii birth before he knew he could produce the birth certificate to a lawyer granting immunity to someone before knowing what the person was going to say.

Regarding Obama’s supposed Hawaii birth, “they still can’t prove it,” Limbaugh said.

“It is stunning to me. The governor of Hawaii vowed when he took office that he would do his best to end the debate over Obama’s birth, which began in 2008 during the presidential campaign.

“Where’s the president on this? Where’s the president’s vow to end the debate over his birth. We’re going on four years on this. It keeps intensifying.

“Where’s Obama? Where’s the White House? Is this guy flying alone? Neil Abercrombie on his own on this? So much of this is difficult to fathom, to believe.”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Limbaugh: Obama Must Release Birth Certificate
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3 Responses

  1. having been a “birther” from the beginning, I have never backed down from my responsible insisting on seeing for myself … I made an error in judgement supporting Claire McCaskill for Senate before I understood the true meaning of Progressive as they ‘played’ their games in 2008. Because she was from the “Show Me State,” I expected the Woman elected by Women to take a more Female-sensible approach, but, alas, she stabbed All Women in the back by ignoring the O’s “Light-On-Credentials” campaign and stuck it to us anyway. I can only assure her now: She’ll have a true “Credentials” moment when she tries to even get on the ballot for re-election. The GoTo “progressive tactic” of running Primary Challenges on everybody who didn’t back Obama’s Denver “Bacchanalia” gets a lesson in payback next year. Hope all you State Committee People will be scrutinizing those Convention Rules as you write and approve them this time around. The DNC now has Nancy – the big money Kahuna – playing in the shadows where nobody can catch her. She had the chance to show her class, but for all the promise of Women in Office, she proved what we knew was true. Gender doesn’t make for greatness. Character does. Just as the “Color of his Skin” didn’t make Obama’s Martin Luther King Speech re-enactment more true, it didn’t make his “Affirmative Action” Presidency Progressive. Girls: there are loads of Good Candidates out there. Don’t believe money’s the key to winning. And don’t be sold a “bill of goods.” Before you plunk down good money for a so-called “Pedigree,” EXPECT TO SEE THE PAPERS! If they have excuses instead of examples, walk away. This DOG is no “Best In Show.”

  2. …from the now-defunct “Write Hillary In” site, a poster suggested that the certificate is to be found somewhere in Vancouver, BC where, at her young age, Obama’s mother went to have her baby. Her own mother, at the time, was a banker in Hawaii, and she was staying in Washington awaiting her child. The poster even doubted the veracity of the notion that Stanley Ann Dunham was even married to Barak Hussein Obama, Sr. Given that the Chosen One alluded to the legend of his parents’ meeting at the Freedom Marches in Selma, I doubt he has any documentation beyond his well-meaning Grandmother’s wish to spare the child the humiliation of being anything but her little prince.

    Nothing mean intended, here. I just learned from a lifetime of being dismissed without consideration when I knew I was accurate, or from being publicly corrected by assholes who didn’t know what they were talking about only to have them recognize their error and apologize to me “privately” never advising those in whose presence I was thus humiliated, that I was correct; not them. Recognition means a lot more than getting credit. It also includes being able to know how, where and why to search and knowing what you’re looking at when you uncover it. Abercrombie is simply blinded by loyalty and doesn’t see. That doesn’t necessarily make him a bad governor.

  3. “Birtherism originated with Hillary Clinton’s PUMA supporters ”


    Maybe Robin of Berkeley’ colleague could explain why Andrew Walden wrote the above.

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