It turns out that Obama’s birth certificate was NEVER a big deal. Sure the Birthers wanted to see it, but there were always more important issues. The truth is that you never really understood what was going on. Joseph Farah, King of the Birthers:
. . it is important to remember there are still dozens of other questions concerning this question of eligibility that need to be resolved to assure what has become a very skeptical public concerning Barack Obama’s parentage, his adoption, his citizenship status throughout his life and why he continues to cultivate a culture of secrecy around his life.
There you go, that’s the real story. The birth certificate was only a distraction. The real question is…all the other questions.
Phil Berg, who filed one of the original birther lawsuits, now believes that Obama was adopted by his Indonesian father and lost his U.S. citizenship:
“I think the issue is that he’s not any more natural born. I don’t care if he releases his birth certificate or whatever,” said Berg. “Let’s see his records coming back through immigration.”
That’s the crux of the matter. It’s really about his being “Natural Born,” constitutionally speaking. Birther Queen Orly Taitz…
. . says she’s not giving up her fight. She also claims Obama isn’t a “natural born citizen” because she uses a standard that requires both parents to be American citizens . .
So there’s that. He’s not a “natural born citizen” and that’s why everybody’s upset.
But why aren’t the media asking questions of the president? These deadly serious issues need to be addressed. Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips:
The new question? Whether President Obama is a natural-born citizen since his father was a British subject in Kenya. Another? Whether the President lost his citizenship when he was supposedly adopted by his Indonesian stepfather.
Reasonable Americans feel like they’re being conned.
. . there are still several other questions about his “eligibility” and background that need answering . . Why won’t the President release his school records, and is he hiding the fact that he was on a foreign student scholarship?
Also school. And acceptance and tuition and grades. Why won’t he release his transcripts? How the hell did somebody like that get into Harvard? Pat Buchanan:
He went to Occidental College then suddenly he ends up at one of the best schools in the country, Columbia. He vaults from there to Harvard Law School. Suddenly he’s on the Harvard Law Review. Suddenly he’s the editor of Harvard Law Review. We’ve never seen any grades of the guy. These are legitimate questions . .
Legitimate questions that aren’t going to go away. Somebody better address them. If Obama somehow got a little help here or there, or got a ‘B minus’ in some class, I just don’t know how he can claim to be the legitimate President of the United States. Somebody better do something quick.
Pat Buchanan to Chris Matthews: “You’re supposed to be a journalist.”
Exactly. You’re supposed to do something about it, whatever this ultimately is. Don’t ask me why this has all gone on so long. Instead, put it to the president: How much longer do we have to wait before you finally put it to rest?