February 16, 2010
hey justsaynobama –
Here’s the post (minus the embedded links) that led to the COLB appearance on KOS. It was written by NRO’s JIM GERAGHTY. Not familiar with him, his views, if he considers the COLB a “birth certificate” or where he presently stands on the issue. He clearly likes parentheses.
GERAGHTY: Having done some Obama-rumor debunking that got praise from Daily Kos (a sign of the apocalypse, no doubt), perhaps the Obama campaign could return the favor and help debunk a bunch of others with a simple step: Could they release a copy of his birth certificate?
Reporters have asked for it and been denied, and the state of Hawaii does not make such records public.
The campaign cited the birth certificate in their “Fact Check” on William Ayers, so presumably, someone in the campaign has access to it.
Factcheck referred to a 1981 UPI article for barry’s birth certificate. They of course provided no link and I haven’t been able to locate it. Surprise.
Why would they use a 1981 article if barry really had obtained his COLB in June 2007?
And why didn’t the lawyers pounce on this fact and make factcheck produce the UPI article or at least try to find it themselves?
It would have been the easiest way to prove that COLB a fraud.
GERAGHTY: (Apparently the lack of birth certificate, which would state the time of birth on August 4, is driving the astrologers nuts, as they need his birth time to calculate… whatever it is they calculate.)
There are several (unlikely) rumors circulating regarding Obama’s birth certificate.
Rumor one: Obama was born in Kenya. Rather unlikely, as it would require everyone in his family to lie about this in every interview and discussion with those outside the family since young Obama appeared on the scene. However, if it were true, it would probably raise a major question of “does he qualify as a natural-born citizen”? If Obama were born outside the United States, one could argue that he would not meet the legal definition of natural-born citizen under because U.S. law at the time of his birth required his natural-born parent (his mother) to have resided in the United States for “ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.”
Ann Dunham was 18 when Obama was born – so she wouldn’t have met the requirement of five years after the age of 16.
(Interestingly, apparently there isn’t much paperwork on Obama’s parents’ marriage. Obama: From Promise to Power, page. 27: “Obama later confessed that he never searched for the government documents on the marriage, although Madelyn (Obama’s maternal grandmother) insisted they were legally married.” Also note that Obama’s father apparently was not legally divorced from his first wife back in Kenya at the time, a point of contention that ultimately led to their separation.)
Did he or didn’t he look?
He idolized his father but didn’t look for a marriage certificate for his book?
Or did the birth certificate tell him everythng he wanted to know?
Can’t know because all available history comes from barry and Bill Ayers and none of it can be corroborated.
But in this case it doesn’t matter. A legal marriage was impossible because barry sr was still married to his first wife, whom he never divorced and whom he continued to have children with – even after he married his third wife. This makes barry a bastard conceived out of wedlock by a mother who was only 17 when she was impregnated by his father – a married man 6-7 years older than her, whose wife was pregnant and caring for their young son.
There’s more to the article if your interested.