Steele: Obama is a ‘US Citizen’
RNC chairman Michael Steele risks the wrath of the Nirth Certifikit horde.
Chairman Steele believes that this is an unnecessary distraction and believes that the president is a U.S. citizen. Chairman Steele wants to move beyond this conversation and continue discussing the real and immediate concerns that face American families like the economy and health care. Americans are concerned with President Obama’s health care plan, a failed stimulus package and a ballooning deficit. Chairman Steele has many other issues to take up with the president that have to do with policy, not a birth certificate.
Steele needs to make sure his memo is read by The Birthers in Congress.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.: Probably the know-nothingest member of the Senate, Inhofe thinks climate change is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” Coming in second, presumably, is the current fraudulent presidency. The Oklahoma conservative recently told Politico that the Birthers “have a point,” adding, “I don’t discourage it … But I’m going to pursue defeating [Obama] on things that I think are very destructive to America.” In a later clarification, he accused the White House of not doing “a very good job of dispelling the concerns of these citizens.”
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.: Asked about the president’s eligibility at an Alabama town hall meeting back in February, Shelby said, “Well, his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate. You have to be born in America to be president.” Almost immediately afterward, his spokesperson was saying that the local paper had distorted what happened, adding, “While [Shelby] hasn’t personally seen the president’s birth certificate, he is confident that the matter has been thoroughly examined.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.: This Tennessee politician, a co-sponsor of the Posey bill, trusts that the president is a natural-born citizen, says a spokesperson. She just thinks it’s mighty odd that candidates for office don’t have to meet “the same basic identifying standard as a 16-year-old Tennessean aspiring to a driver’s license.” Obviously, as government bloats and journalism withers, the DMV is much easier to trick than the international media.