Quote# 80944

[Obama releases his official birth certificate.]

Democrats are hailing this as a huge defeat for the Republicans. It isn’t, but they are very good at messaging.

However, there is a very serious question to be asked. Since there are no bombshells here, except the possibility that Obama’s mother might have been a few days underage at the time of the conception, the question remains, why did Obama spend millions of dollars to keep this document secret?

Donald Trump, being the savvy guy that he is, is already moving to his next target. Obama’s college records. Obama has never released his college records, including those at Occidental College. Many believe Obama went to college there on a scholarship reserved for foreign students.

Obama should release his college records, as well as his attorney disciplinary records. Whether he will or not is anyone’s guess, though once Obama broke and released this document, he will have a much harder time not releasing other documents.

For the conservative movement, this is a two edged sword. Getting to see some of these documents is great. The question is what will it do to the Obama candidacy? Obama could be mortally wounded if some of the other records reveal embarrassing things, such as attending school on a scholarship reserved for foreign students. The Democrats may actually want this to happen. As gas prices rise and so does inflation, the chances of an Obama second term diminish. If something happened and the Democrats could replace Obama with someone else (Hillary Clinton?), that candidate could run against the Obama record as well as the Republicans, giving them a shot at keeping at least the White House in Democratic hands.

Tea Party Nation, Right Wing Watch 25 Comments [4/29/2011 3:16:04 AM]
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Oh it's so sad they have to make the president jump through hoops to show them something that should not even be an agenda

4/29/2011 3:53:45 AM

Raised by Horses

Obama: Now, now, people... Let's all just calm down here for a minute and have a rational dis-
Obama: Please, there's no need for this kind of hostility. Surely there are more important things on the agenda than..
Aide: Mr. President, I think we should just show them your birth certificate. It's not like it's a big deal.
Obama: But this is ridiculous. It's distracting from real issues here, like the economy and education.
Birthers: (foaming at the mouth) MOOSE-LIMB DARKIE IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!! CERTIFICATE OR GTFO!!!!!
Obama: (sigh) All right... here you go. My birth certificate.
Birthers: ..... it's FAKE!

4/29/2011 4:36:50 AM


It's still funny how no questions about McCain's place-of-birth were raised, despite there actually being legal grounds for his ineligibility -- he wasn't born in the US.

Oh yeah, because he's white. Right.

4/29/2011 7:26:20 AM

Doubting Thomas

If I were Obama, I'd tell all of them to just go fuck themselves.

I firmly believe that if he were white they wouldn't be wanting to see every possible document of his life.

4/29/2011 7:29:19 AM


Ah yes.....the "after-birthers"

4/29/2011 7:58:38 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Good God! I knew this wouldn't shut up the Birthers; I knew it! No one else is being forced to release their college records! The fact that his birth certificate is genuine and even you admit it PROVES that he was born in the United States! This is moving the goalposts of the highest order! At least this whining should permanently discredit these people once and for all...

4/29/2011 8:06:03 AM

Jeff Weskamp

These folks had no problem with Mitt Romney, who I believe was born in Central America (his parents were Mormon missionaries).....

Funny, isn't it?

4/29/2011 8:44:17 AM

Power Skunk

*Insidecurveofbackofskullpalm,that'showhardthismakesmedothis* I hate being right sometimes. I knew this shit was gonna happen...

4/29/2011 9:23:38 AM


I want to see all the academic and personal legal and financial records of EVERY candidate for state and federal office.

And, I want to know where the hell G.W. Bush was when he should have been flying his jet. Just show me some hotel records, expenses receipts, anything. I've known several jet pilots, and most of them wouldn't miss a chance to fly, no matter what.

4/29/2011 9:35:25 AM


The whole "Obama spent millions hiding this" line is bullshit. It's endlessly repeated, but all traces back to Joseph Farah, king of WingNut Daily. He made the claim in a column with absolutely no supporting evidence. And there's never been any.

4/29/2011 9:55:14 AM

Joe Mama

I really expect to see some birther claiming that the reason it took so long to release his original birth certificate is because it took that long to make a good enough forgery.

Regardless, they're going to claim that this one is fake, too. And when that doesn't get results, they're going to demand to see his college transcripts, driver license record, etc. I'd expect nothing less from a bunch of racist fuckwads.

4/29/2011 9:59:20 AM


@Joe Mama

Orly Taitz, one of the leading burthers (ironically), was on the Lawrence ODonnell show the other day. When he brought up the birth certificate, she ignored it and started on about how Obama has "a fake Social Security number". It never ends with them.

4/29/2011 10:54:32 AM


"the question remains, why did Obama spend millions of dollars to keep this document secret?"

Ignoring the fact that he made his birth certificate available online for everyone to see back in 2008...

He--the fuckin' President of the United States--had to get special permission from the Hawaii government to get a copy of the "long form" certificate. Why, exactly, do you think he would spend any money at all to hide something that he had to make a special request of the state to get?

"The administration had to make a special request from the state of Hawaii to get the long-form certificate released, White House legal counsel Bob Bauer said. Typically, the state only releases the shorter, computer-generated live birth certification when people request such documentation."

As for the "long form" bullshit, the only significant differences between this and the one he previously released is that it is a typed form, and it includes the name and address of the hospital.

4/29/2011 11:16:24 AM


Why don't you Tea Tards simply come out and admit you don't like having a nigger in the White House? We'll still think you're assholes but at least we can think of you as honest assholes!

4/29/2011 1:45:45 PM


Once again, tea party proves that they like moving goal posts.

4/29/2011 1:57:12 PM


Tea Partiers: Openly racist and lying to us all about it.

4/29/2011 3:35:55 PM

"the question remains, why did Obama spend millions of dollars to keep this document secret?"

The answer: He didn't.

"Many believe Obama went to college there on a scholarship reserved for foreign students."

Many people also believe Elvis is alive. They have no reason to, but they do. Wanting it to be true out of spite or desperation does nothing to make it real.

Tell me, has anyone required a presidential candidate to publish their birth records, school history, and finances before the black Democrat showed up? If you're going to demand all this just because the floor was opened to baseless accusation then have your precious Republicans front the details of their private lives from birth to campaign funding as well.

There's one Panamanian straight-talker who'd be a little hot under the collar if you did.

4/30/2011 12:54:15 AM


Do these fuckers ever shut up? And Donald Trump is a puppet as far as I see. If that is his actual stand and politics, he can go shove it where the sun don't shine.

4/30/2011 6:00:48 AM

In the UK, at least, we're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. I suspect
there's supposed to be a similar rule in the American judicial system.

In other words, with nothing more than a hunch and mindless twattery, its time to give it a rest, Trump. Your guy lost, get over it already.

Talk about a sore loser.

4/30/2011 7:29:03 AM

Kat S.

First of all, did anyone besides myself remember that Donald Trump promised to release his tax returns when Obama released the Long Form Birth Certificate?

Yeeahh, I wonder if any Tea Partiers will hold Donald up to his promise.

Anyway, I wasn't suprised at all that some people still weren't going to accept Obama as a legitimate President. Even if Obama was no longer able to be president, for whatever reason, all that would happen is that Joe Biden will become the new president.

Even if Obama grew up overseas, all that is required for President Obama to be President of the U.S., per U.S. Consititution, is:

Be a natural born U.S. citizen (check - see birth certificate)
Be a permanent Resident of the U.S. for fourteen years (check - He lived in the U.S. since moving back to Hawaii in 1971)
At least 35 years old (check - born in August 4, 1961, he's 49 at the time of this posting)

So as you can see, Obama is legitimately the President of the U.S. So get over yourself.

4/30/2011 9:26:12 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

4/30/2011 6:06:25 PM


My guess is you've never looked at a college transcript. They generally do not show financial aid information. College records are private, and even deceased people's records are protected.

4/30/2011 6:30:20 PM

Do you show off your birth certificate EVERY SINGLE TIME you appear on the TV?. Wonder why.

5/4/2011 4:21:12 AM



Yeah, the only thing dumber than Donald Trump's haircut is the man himself.

5/5/2011 5:00:19 AM


He didn't spend millions of dollars to keep it secret. If you want someone to blame, blame the Hawaiian state government.

5/6/2011 4:37:19 PM

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