“Obama, you’re Fired.”
“If you are going to be the president of the United States you have to be born in the United States – and there is doubt [about Obama]. If he wasn’t born in this country, it’s one of the great scams.”
Everybody knows him–Donald Trump, the flamboyant billionaire with the big blond Hair Club For Men comb-over, the real estate baron twice gone bust, the best-selling author (The Art of the Deal), the blunt-spoken boss of television’s The Apprentice, and now a recent convert to the disparaged ranks of those suspicious not only of Barack Obama’s misguided policies, but of his very origins, folks that uncomfortable liberals invariably dismiss as “Birthers” . Of the President’s obsfuscated nativity, “The Donald” remarks,
“There’s something fishy about the whole thing–[if he has one] there’s something on that certificate that’s very bad for him.”
And he’s not the only one asking questions:
- Dean Singleton, publisher, Denver Post:
“Those are valid questions, and probably should be asked until he does answer. There’s nothing wrong with asking the question over and over.”
- Charles E. Rice, Notre Dame Law School professor emeritus:
“I suggest no conclusion as to whether Obama is eligible or not. But the citizens whom the media and political pundits dismiss as ‘birthers’ have raised legitimate questions.”
“This is potentially serious business. If it turns out that Obama knew he was ineligible when he campaigned and when he took the oath as president, it could be the biggest political fraud in the history of the world.”
“As long as Obama refuses to disclose the records, speculation will grow and grow … the first step toward resolving the issue is full discovery and disclosure of the facts.”
- Chris Matthews, MSNBC:
“I am not a birther. I am an enemy of the birthers. Why doesn’t the president just say, ‘Send me a copy right now?’ Why doesn’t Gibbs and Axelrod say, ‘Let’s just get this crappy story dead?’ Why not do it? … If it exists, why not put it out?”
- Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas G. McInerney:
“The president of the United States, as the commander in chief, is the source of all military authority. The Constitution requires the president to be a natural born citizen in order to be eligible to hold office. If he is ineligible under the Constitution to serve in that office that creates a break in the chain of command of such magnitude that its significance can scarcely be imagined.”
- Luke Scott, Baltimore Orioles:
“He was not born here. That’s my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go – within 10 minutes – to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.’ The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.”
(For a full list of Doubting Thomases and Thomasinas see The BIG LIST of Eligibility Proofers)
The current evidence for Obama’s Constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States consists of his own tepid avowal, an affidavit signed by Nancy Pelosi (“cross my heart and hope to die”), a forensically dubious short-form certificate from Hawaii, a yellowed clipping from a Honolulu newspaper, and the shrill affirmations of a gaggle of partisan Democrats and other assorted Leftists. That’s not even documentation enough to get Charlie Sheen past a pub bouncer. Lawrence Sellin writes in the Canada Free Press:
Unless I am mistaken, it has always been a Constitutional requirement that a Presidential candidate be a natural born citizen. That is, the candidate must be born in the US of parents who are US citizens at the time of birth.
According to that definition, Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, has never been eligible for the Presidency.
If you’re on the level, Mr. Obama, get out the proof. And if you’re not, just get out.