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Hawaii again declares Obama birth certificate real

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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Hawaii again declares Obama birth certificate real

AP
By JAYMES SONG, Associated Press Writer Jaymes Song, Associated Press Writer - Tue Jul 28, 1:54 am ET

HONOLULU - State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president.

They hoped to stem a recent surge in the number of inquiries about Obama's birthplace.

"I ... have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen," Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said in a brief statement. "I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago."

So-called "birthers" - who claim Obama is ineligible to be president because, they argue, he was actually born outside the United States - have grown more vocal recently on blogs and television news shows.

Fukino issued a similar press release Oct. 31, but was prompted to speak out again because of the renewed attention on Obama's beginnings. Hawaii's Health Department has been flooded in recent weeks with questions from individuals and several national TV news networks asking for proof that Obama was indeed born in Hawaii.

"They just keep asking over and over and over again," Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said.

The Constitution states that a person must be a "natural-born citizen" to be eligible for the presidency. Birthers contend that Obama's birth certificate is a fake, and many say he was actually born in Kenya, his father's homeland. They've challenged his citizenship in court.

One widely circulated YouTube clip of a town hall meeting showed a Republican congressman getting booed for saying Obama is a citizen. Talk show host Rush Limbaugh and CNN's Lou Dobbs have also raised the issue, and 10 Republican members of Congress co-sponsored a bill that would require future presidential candidates to provide a copy of their original birth certificate.

However, it appears Congress has moved on and has accepted Obama's island birthplace. The U.S. House on Monday unanimously approved a resolution recognizing and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii becoming the 50th state. A clause was included that reads: "Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961."

State law bars the release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest.

However, Obama's birth certificate along with birth notices from the two Honolulu newspapers were brought forward even before he took office. But that's done nothing to shake the belief by many Obama critics that the president was born abroad.

 

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Mrs.Cupcake
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Doesn't matter, he's still a fraud



Daisypath




Lilypie




Lilypie
IhartU
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:05 AM

I bet this will be ignored or denied by the bitter Obama haters who won't let topic this die.

IhartU
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:06 AM


Quoting Mrs.Cupcake:

Doesn't matter, he's still a fraud


In what way?

bxbsmommy
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:06 AM

That's what i said too.

Quoting IhartU:

I bet this will be ignored or denied by the bitter Obama haters who won't let topic this die.


kk_bella
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Thank goodness. Now let's put this issue to bed.

There are ton of other legitimate issues to discuss for Obama haters. This one was a straw man at best.

Mrs.Cupcake
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:09 AM

He's a liar and has no idea what in the hell he is doing.  He will take what Bush started and drive us deeper down



Daisypath




Lilypie




Lilypie
IhartU
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:13 AM


Quoting Mrs.Cupcake:

He's a liar and has no idea what in the hell he is doing.  He will take what Bush started and drive us deeper down

Pure conjecture and opinion, not to mention slader.

Mrs.Cupcake
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:15 AM

We will see

Quoting IhartU:


Quoting Mrs.Cupcake:

He's a liar and has no idea what in the hell he is doing.  He will take what Bush started and drive us deeper down

Pure conjecture and opinion, not to mention slader.




Daisypath




Lilypie




Lilypie
mirandar2001
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Oh well. He's the president, so live with it, or move to a different country. Either way, Bitching and complaining does absolutely NADA. 

IhartU
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:19 AM


Quoting Mrs.Cupcake:

We will see

Quoting IhartU:


Quoting Mrs.Cupcake:

He's a liar and has no idea what in the hell he is doing.  He will take what Bush started and drive us deeper down

Pure conjecture and opinion, not to mention slader.

 

Here's the problem. Obviously you don't like him and when you don't like someone, you automatically assume everything they do is wrong and you don't give them the benefit of the doubt.

I think even if the man was to turn the entire country around and be one of the best Presidents we've ever had, the Obama haters would STILL find something to bitch about.

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