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Posted on 07/27/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today admitted that the questions about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president simply won't go away, even though he contends there are 10,000 things "more important" for Americans to worry about.
Gibbs appeared exasperated by the issue, even when it was raised by left-leaning pundit Bill Press, who phrased his interest this way: "Robert, I hate to bring this up but somebody has to Is there anything you can say that will make the birthers go away?"
"No," said Gibbs. "I mean, the God's honest truth is no. I mean, Bill, let's understand this and I almost hate to indulge in such an august setting as the White House and I mean this in seriousness the White House briefing room discussing the made-up, fictional nonsense of whether or not the president was born in this country.
"A year-and-a-half ago I asked that the birth certificate be put on the Internet because lord knows, you got a birth certificate and you put it on the Internet, what else could be the story?" Gibbs continued.
"Here's the deal, Bill. If I had some DNA, it wouldn't assuage those that don't believe he was born here. But I have news for them and for all of us: The president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 50th state of the greatest country on the face of the earth. He's a citizen," Gibbs said.
Gibbs then made reference to Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, who previously has been the only journalist at the briefings to raise that issue.
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Hey WND, how did that who Clinton impeachment work out for you?
Hey WND, how did that whole Clinton impeachment work out for you?
Is there any way to make it go away?
Simplest thing in the world.
PRESENT THE DAMNED THING. Let’s see it. The one Obama wrote about in his book, he has it.
They always use the “we have more important things” or “let’s move on.” It takes two minutes to show the public a legitimate BC but he does not have one.
Gibbs has all the intelligence of an empty beer can.
Stopped ole Clinton in his tracks. Obama will fall much harder than Clinton he is undr 50% and will fall like a stone the more he is exposed.
Dear Comrade Gibbs:
The most important thing on the planet is whether or not Mr. Barack H. Obama is elligible to be the POTUS.
Everything else pales in comparison.
His constant use of the Lords name to make his point seems a tad desperate to me.
I beg to disagree, nothing is more important.
I would border on the Wet Dream scale.
They’re starting to sound a bit like Nazi Pelousy when she’s asked about her comments that the CIA lied to her.
Digging hole on racial issue.
Digging hole deeper on racial issue.
Trying to get out of racial hole with promises of beer.
Clinton spent most of his presidency well under 50% approval.
After impeachment, his approval soared into the high 50s, where it remained.
Is that what you want for 0bama?
Let’s focus on fighting his policies, point by point, and offering better ones.
Getting caught up in this kind of nonsense always just hurts Republican efforts and conservatism.
Won’t we ever learn from past mistakes?
And 9,999 of them are related to his competence to carry out the duties of the office. Good thing he doesn't polish his own shoes, as he would have difficulty in determining which was Shinola, and which was that other stuff.
I want to know. Something is very fishy. And yes if true I want him exposed.
Counterpunch is a viral messenger. I read FR so often that it is no surprise to see your name come up, once again, Counterpunch.
It is amazing how scared they are about the birth certificate issue.
BTW, Clinton did not go up in his polls numbers due to Lewinsky. Clinton was higher in the polls due to the economy doing well.
Economy is not doing well. No one is going to defend Obama when the tire hits the road.
Great news! If meeting the LEGAL REQUIREMENT of being born in the U.S. is not important, I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for 2012. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I got it all over the dork occupying the White House at the moment.