Skip to comments.Jake Tapper Asks Axelrod About Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
Posted on 10/11/2010 5:38:46 PM PDT by kristinn
During the course of questioning about the Obama administration's attacks on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper brought up the issue of Barack Obama refusing to release his long form Hawaii birth certificate in an interview today with senior White House adviser David Axelrod.
Axelrod said that Obama's birth certificate "has been available to people."
When Tapper followed up by asking if the long form version (aka the original with more information than the shorter publicly released version) has been released, Axelrod ducked the question with this bizarre rejoinder, the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.
Before people get too excited, Tapper later Tweeted his disdain for birthers:
jaketapper Periodically it becomes clear that I need to warn folks: I block birthers (and truthers). Keep that nonsense out of my twitter feed. Thanks. 11 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter
However, Tapper had no problem raising the issue with Axelrod:
TAPPER: But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it's true or not?
AXELROD: Well Im not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. Im simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest the questions that have been, that have been raised.
TAPPER: Isn't that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that have been raised?
AXELROD: The presidents birth certificate has been available to people.
TAPPER: The long form?
AXELROD: Someone once in the course of this debate about whether we should have a law to force these organizations to disclose where theyre money is coming from in the campaigns, someone said, and I think theyre right the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide. If the Chamber doesnt have anything to hide about these contributions, and I take them at their word that they dont, then why not disclose? Why not let people see where their money is coming from?
Outside of the likes of Les Kinsolving, this appears to be the first time the long form birth certificate issue has been publicly queried at the senior White House level.
H/t Amanda Carpenter
Axelrod ducked the question with this bizarre rejoinder, the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.
Seems like a tacit admission to me.
Somebody planted that question with Tapper (Clintons?).
Will we see this used against Obama in the 2012 Dem primaries by the Clintons?
I say Zer0 is addicted to O-P-M (Other Peoples’ Money). Prove me wrong.
That’s a fact, Jack.
jake tapper is a moron. Any one with a brain knows hussein dunham is a usurper, but tapper doesnt have time for it and then tries to ridicule people. Stuff it tapper. I still havent forgotten how ugly and rude tapper was when he walked out of a press conference with les kinsolving asking a birther question. Doesnt moron tapper know that marxist democrats were the original birthers asking about mccain. Tapper turns my stomach, I wish I was in the same room with him.
Yes it does.
I'm guessing it probably shows that Barry Hussein Sr. and Stanley Anne were never really married, or indicates through an address or something that they were long since separated by the time she gave birth to junior.
I honestly do think that Stanley Anne was the type who turned wild in her first semester of college, got herself knocked up by an already-married foreign exchange student, and never saw him again after that night, and especially not after he went home to take three other wives in Kenya. Being a good little liberal, Stanley Anne probably wanted to abort the baby but those were pre-Roe days so she became a single mother, and the long form proves it. But that would be an unwelcome admission for somebody who has built up his ENTIRE political career around the African racial identity of his father.
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Hillary will be VP early next year. The zero will be forced from office 3+ months later.
Same story with Agnew, Nixon and Gerald Ford.
And money from mysterious sources: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2605501/posts
OK..so let’s see what we have. Out of nowhere in the last 30-90 days, there’s been a mass exodus of Obama cronies form Washington: Orzag, Romer, Summers, Emmanuel & Axelrod; Hillary Clinton turns on her Master, calling Obama’s skyrocketing debt a “National Security Threat”; looming elections in 3 weeks, by almost any stretch, show a colossal defat for Democrats no matter what level of government is examined; and NOW..ABC News turns into a Birther Network.
Question: how is it even possible, in the face of all of this, for Obama to stay where he is? He has to resign, lest his whole catalog of deceptions start seeing the light of day under guys like Issa. He can’t possibly stay on...right?
Yep, the Rats see the writing on the wall - and need to get Hillary in there. They know that Biden is even less capable of running the show than Osama is.
Another ‘toon in the White House.
The marxists have been spouting off lately about “foreign donations” received by the repubs. Today, Limbaugh said ..we still dont know if obama is a foreign donation.
I heard that too. LOVED the whispering disclaimer he did before he said it. LOL! He could also mean that he’s a ‘plant’ by the commies. I LOVE how Rush always keeps them guessing. He knows how to play the sycophants in the MSM.
Jake surprised me when he drew that great analogy, but not even he could have hoped Axe would tromp on his own member so fast. If you let a liar or a thief talk long enough, they will tell you everything they are trying to hide.
This is like Clinton telling Jim Lehrer, in response to a question about Monica Lewinsky, “There is no affair”, and Lehrer letting it go at that.
Except this is worse. Clinton, the better liar, crafted his statement on the word “is” and its present tense meaning. The Tapper transcript as I read it says Axelrod spilled the beans.
Interesting answer. By the way where can one find the short form?
Whether Jake Tapper is a moron or not is not the issue in this case. Think about it. There is no way Tapper would have broached that subject a year ago. He had to have been allowed by higher ups to ask that question. There is something much deeper going on with that question.
Are they getting ready to dump Obummer? By they, I mean the powers that be within the Democratic party.
I am hoping the ball keeps rolling with daily remarks about the usurper. It is surprising about tappers question and then his quick hiding under the desk after he asks it. He doesnt like birthers so he is “above” them. Some other press peep will have to pursue the obvious questions with axleface.
Bump for Axelrod’s bizarre response.
There must be some “info” leaking that some peeps need to come out a bit about the usurper certificate. It could be the avalanche thats coming with Issa in pursuit in January. It is puzzling why tapper mentioned it and then ran and hid. He calls peeps whackjobs and I call him a moron.
I think your explanation nails it.
It's not like the Obamistas don't know, or don't understand ~ they understand all too well.
Although silence does not imply consent in American common law, that's just for the courts.
In interpersonal dealings silence has meaning ~ and in this particular issue that's a pretty serious matter.
He’s given that response before, verbatim.
” TAPPER: Isn’t that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that have been raised? “
The POTUS should not have his birth certificate and other original vital records sealed.
It does not make a citizen a “ whackjob “ because they do not understand why the records of the POTUS are sealed from the public.
We all know that if the state of Connecticut announced in 2000 that they were placing President George W Bush’s birth certificate under seal ,
along with other original vital records-every member of the White House press corps , including Tapper ,
would have been apoplectic.
And would not have relented until they were made public.
None of them would have been satisfied with some half baked COLB that appeared out of the ether on the internet.
AXELROD: The presidents birth certificate has been available to people.
He could be telling the truth.
“ People “ meaning a few select individuals on a need to know basis.
Witnessing the biggest criminal conspiracy in the history of American politics is something worth telling your grandkids. Assuming of course we survive it.
THAT better show up in lots of opposition ads.
It's something more embarrassing, like maybe "she" wasn't his mommy!
I think people are turning on him in droves, because a lot of his close associates know that he is not eligible to be in the office he holds.
Good point! It needs to get legs! Full interview..
Video of this would have been hilarious.
Even better is Newsers start asking about it every time Barry O. shows his mutt mug in public.
>> It is puzzling why tapper mentioned it and then ran and hid.<<
That doesnt surprise me at all. They cant let this happen too fast. They have to control the way this begins to be brought out. If Tapper allowed a full conversation about this it would get out of their control. Just the fact of him mentioning it is huge.
> “Hillary will be VP early next year. The zero will be forced from office 3+ months later.” <
Okie, I agree. I stated long ago, just after the elections I think, at some point Biden would be pushed aside, Hillary would be appointed VP and then... Ta Da! The Clintons go on the offensive to force Barry to resign or be removed.
I’m going to mark this date in my journal, so I may refer to it when it happens.
You'd think somebody that has concealed as many records as Barry has, would have thought twice before sending Axelrod out to demand that somebody produced documents to disprove something.
Top 25 records Barack Hussein Obama is hiding from the public:
1 Certified copy of original birth certificate
2 Columbia University transcripts
3 Columbia thesis paper
4 Campaign donor analysis requested by 7 major watchdog groups
5 Harvard University transcripts
6 Illinois State Senate records
7 Illinois State Senate schedule
8 Law practice client list and billing records/summary
9 Locations and names of all half-siblings and step-mother
10 Medical records (only the one page summary released so far)
11 Occidental College Transcripts
12 Parents marriage Certificate
13 Record of baptism
14 Selective Service registration records
15 Schedules for trips outside of the United States before 2007
16 Passport records for all passports
17 Scholarly articles
18 SAT and LSAT test scores
19 Access to his grandmother in Kenya
20 List of all campaign workers that are lobbyists
21 Punahou grade school records
22 Noelani Kindergarten records are oddly missing from the the State of Hawaii Department of Education.
23 Page 11 of Stanley Ann Dunhams divorce decree.
24 Why did Barack Obama resign from the Illinois bar and where are all of the relevant documents?
25 Why did Michelle Obama resign from the Illinois bar after only about four years of practice and where are all of the relevant documents?
So you think they see the writing on the wall being that they will not be able to stop the charges that will be brought upon this administration if the Republicans take control?
OboLand is unraveling! :O
If he was born abroad, he is NOT ok. One must look at the law about natural born citizenship that was in place the date he was born. If he was born abroad, regardless of her marital status, she was too young to confer citizenship upon him. She missed the age requirement by a few months. The laws governing conferring citizenship have changed several times since Obama’s birthdate.
Tappers kind of late to the party but what the heck, come on in.
Tapper was replaced by Christiane Amanpour.
Only a whackjob would think that’s a good career move.
Mullah Omarma was born in Kenya. He’s a muslim from Africa. Owned by Soros.
After the mid-term Obama can just hole up in the White House smoking cigarettes and shooting hoops. Hell, maybe he could rent “Hoop Dreams”, get motivated, and do something with his life.
Yes, this really is good this was brought out. This coincided with Newt Gingrichs comments yesterday to a Spanish Network that Obama should be obligated to come clean and lay this to rest about his past and religion.