Skip to comments.BORN IN THE USA? - Gibbs: 10,000 more important issues than eligibility
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.
NONE OF WHICH ARE MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION.
Hey,you got the spirit!I’ll give you that!Go for it.
“If I had some DNA, it wouldn’t assuage those that don’t believe he was born here.”
Am I the only one who saw that? What the hell does DNA have to do with where he was born?
"Is it getting hot in here?"
Tell your boss to show the birth certificate.
I wondered if anyone else noticed that
And to help him do so . . . tell him it would be "historic".
Staying on message about 0bama’s failings is what’s going to stop him, not chasing Birth Certificate nonsense. The ‘they’ that are afraid of the birth certificate issue are conservatives with sense who know we’re all going to be tarred and marginalized as ‘Birthers’ and then any legitimate attempt to stop 0bama’s agenda will be discredited.
It doesn’t matter if there is anything behind the birth certificate conspiracy theories or not. They’re not going anywhere, and are only a distraction from taking on 0bama’s policies. Our side is the only one that is going to take a hit on this politically if it continues to escalate. You may notice almost all of this ‘escalation’ has been artificial, on the part of the State-run media, as they look to change the subject on 0bama’s failing policies and falling popularity. The Birthers are now being used as a foil by 0bama and his media allies. Wake up.
By Obama’s own admission, he was born to his father, a Kenyan national , which makes him automatically a Kenyan/British subject, and therefore not a natural born U.S. citizen .
Hey Press Secretary Gibbs;
Obama could have been born in the White House and he’s still NOT a natural born citizen (although I believe he was born in Kenya).
Per Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, one must be a natural born American citizen to serve as President. Barack Obama is NOT eligible for the Presidency because he is not a natural born citizen. John A. Bingham, primary framer, 14th Amendment, states- Every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen. Obama himself has stated that he is the son of a Kenyan- Kenya being a foreign sovereignty. Thus, Obama is not a natural born citizen even if he were actually born in Hawaii.
Do you know who Barack Obama is? Is he NOT a natural born citizen? Check these out-
Original birth certificate - Not released
Obama/Dunham marriage license - Not released
Soetoro/Dunham marriage license - Not released
Soetoro adoption records - Not released
Besuki School application - Released
Punahou School records - Not released
Selective Service Registration - Released and under suspicion
Occidental College records - Not released
Passport (Pakistan) - Not released
Columbia College records - Not released
Columbia thesis - Not released
Harvard College records - Not released
Harvard Law Review articles - None (maybe 1, unsigned?)
Baptism certificate - None
Medical records - Not released
Illinois State Senate records - None
Illinois State Senate schedule - Lost
Law practice client list - Not released
University of Chicago scholarly articles - None
Now Hawaii officials are saying that all birth certificates were destroyed in 2001. But on October 31, 2008, this contrary statement-
There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obamas official birth certificate. State law (Hawaii Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record. Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obamas original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.
This controversy was created by Obama and the MSM. If he was really born in the USA, it would have been easy for them to prove it, years ago. They have chosen to suppress background information about Obama, instead. This tends to make people suspicious.
Lets E-Mail CNN and thank Lou Dobbs for covering the Obama non natural born citizen issue. Ask them to continue covering it and require that Obama presents his original long form birth certificate to prove whether he is eligible to serve as President since he may not be a natural born citizen:
Anderson Cooper 360, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Anderson Cooper comment, CNN, Andrea Koppel, email@example.com CNN, Bill Hemmer comment, CNN, Bill Schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Bruce Morton, email@example.com CNN, Candy Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Carlos Watson comment, CNN, Carol Costello comment, CNN, Carol Lin, email@example.com CNN, Christiane Amanpour comment, CNN, Crossfire, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Daryn Kagan comment, CNN, Daryn Kagan, email@example.com CNN, David Ensor, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Daybreak, email@example.com CNN, Fredricka Whitfield comment, CNN, Heidi Collins comment, CNN, Howard Kurtz, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, CNN, In The Money, email@example.com CNN, Inside Politics, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, James Carville, email@example.com CNN, Jeanne Meserve, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Jeff Greenfield comment, CNN, Jeff Greenfield, email@example.com CNN, Jim Walton (President of CNN News Group), firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Judy Woodruff comment, CNN, Judy Woodruff, email@example.com CNN, Kelly Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Kyra Phillips comment, CNN, Kyra Phillips, email@example.com CNN, Larry King comment, CNN, Live At CNN, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Live From, email@example.com CNN, Live Today, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Miles OBrien comment, CNN, Miles OBrien, email@example.com CNN, Moneyline, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, news tips, CNN, Newsnight, email@example.com CNN, other anchor/reporter comments, CNN, Paul Begala, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Paula Zahn comment, CNN, Paula Zahn Now, email@example.com CNN, Paula Zahn, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Paula Zahn, email@example.com CNN, report errors, CNN, Rick Davis (Executive Vice President - CNN News Standards and Practices), firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Robert Novak, email@example.com CNN, Soledad OBrien comment, CNN, Tom Hannon (Political Director), firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Tucker Carlson, email@example.com CNN, War in Iraq comment, CNN, Weekend American Morning, firstname.lastname@example.org CNN, Wolf Blitzer comment, CNN, Wolf Blitzer, email@example.com CNN, Wolf Blitzer, firstname.lastname@example.org
What was posted on the Internet was not a birth certificate and Gates knows it. It does take an expert to note that there was no seal and no signature. Nobody has seen an Obama birth certificate. We have been told his paternal grandmother has said she was present at his birth in Kenya. Debunk that Mr. Gates! We were also told that his brother in Kenya also said he was born there. If he was born in the USA, let’s see the proof.
Brett Baier just mentioned this tonight.
I am now totally convinced Obama is not, and never was eligible to be POTUS.
If he was, they would open up all that they have sealed.
What could be more important than to have someone elected President who knowingly was not constitutionally eligible for the office. Worse still who engaged in a conspiracy to hide that fact from the American people. This is a constitutional crisis.
Sounds like an obvious setup, no? I'd bet that Bill Press was primed to ask this question. And to ask it in exactly this way.
Never mind, this is going to backfire, big-time. Obama is making a serious mistake pushing these attacks.
the birth certificate
Thanks, I’m afraid I don’t read faithfully enough to immediately recogize the ... usual suspects.
Left-Leaning? Good grief the man is to the left of Castro.
The Leaning Tower of Press?
Anyway, a guy like that would never have asked this question if Obama didn’t want it to be asked and if Gibbs or someone hadn’t primed him to do it.
“Because for $15, you can get an Internet address and say whatever you want,” Gibbs said.
Yes and for about the same amount Obama can present his long form BC.
I’ve heard (have not seen) that Obama’s notice of birth was in the local newspaper in Hawaii on or around 8/4/61 unfortunately also my birthday :-(......... Is this factual?
I’m sure that you could do a better job.
UMMMM What the heck does DNA have to do with a person's birth place? All we want is the ORIGINAL birth certificate. Not a proven-fraudulent "COLB". The fact that the 0bama campaign put up the obvious fake proves, at least to me, that something is TERRIBLY fishy at minimum, and a massive cover-up of a huge breach of the US Constitution at worse.
” You may notice almost all of this escalation has been artificial, on the part of the State-run media “
The Media has been dragged kicking and screaming into talking about it this much.
I suspect you may know that.
If it isn’t such a big deal, and of so little importance, .... THEN WHY HAS OBAMA SPENT $1M TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM SEEING IT??