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Jake Tapper Asks Axelrod About Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
Monday, October 11, 2010 | Kristinn

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 I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. I’m 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 president’s 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 they’re money is coming from in the campaigns, someone said, and I think they’re right – “the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.” If the Chamber doesn’t have anything to hide about these contributions, and I take them at their word that they don’t, 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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; birthcertificate; certifigate; congress; davidaxelrod; eligibility; jaketapper; naturalborncitizen; obama; palin; politics; teaparty
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1 posted on 10/11/2010 5:38:49 PM PDT by kristinn
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2 posted on 10/11/2010 5:40:38 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

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.


3 posted on 10/11/2010 5:42:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kristinn

Somebody planted that question with Tapper (Clintons?).

Will we see this used against Obama in the 2012 Dem primaries by the Clintons?


4 posted on 10/11/2010 5:42:29 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: jimbo123

I say Zer0 is addicted to O-P-M (Other Peoples’ Money). Prove me wrong.


5 posted on 10/11/2010 5:43:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn
All we are saying♩♪♫
is give release a chance♩♪♫
6 posted on 10/11/2010 5:44:14 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kristinn

That’s a fact, Jack.


7 posted on 10/11/2010 5:44:42 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: kristinn

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.


8 posted on 10/11/2010 5:44:59 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: kristinn
Despite Tapper's disclaimer, he now has seen the guilty flee right before his eyes. He has to live with these scumbags, as a White House correspondent, but he can never pretend he doesn't know.
9 posted on 10/11/2010 5:44:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: UCANSEE2

Yes it does.


10 posted on 10/11/2010 5:47:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: kristinn
Interesting. My own theory is that the long form shows something unflattering about Obama but not pertaining to the location of his birth.

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.

11 posted on 10/11/2010 5:47:51 PM PDT by conimbricenses (Red means run son, numbers add up to nothing.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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12 posted on 10/11/2010 5:48:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Carling
I'm here to tell you right now.

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.

13 posted on 10/11/2010 5:48:48 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Paladin2

And money from mysterious sources: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2605501/posts


14 posted on 10/11/2010 5:50:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: kristinn

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?


15 posted on 10/11/2010 5:51:13 PM PDT by antonico
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

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.


16 posted on 10/11/2010 5:51:16 PM PDT by datura (Democrat=Communist)
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To: kristinn

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.


17 posted on 10/11/2010 5:51:56 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: biggredd1

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.


18 posted on 10/11/2010 5:55:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Seems like a tacit admission to me.

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.

19 posted on 10/11/2010 5:56:34 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: kristinn
No followup on “only ... folks who have something 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.

20 posted on 10/11/2010 5:56:57 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: kristinn

Interesting answer. By the way where can one find the short form?


21 posted on 10/11/2010 5:58:27 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: biggredd1

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.


22 posted on 10/11/2010 6:00:34 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

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.


23 posted on 10/11/2010 6:01:17 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: kristinn

Bump for Axelrod’s bizarre response.


24 posted on 10/11/2010 6:06:05 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without Christianity there is no America.)
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To: CynicalBear

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.


25 posted on 10/11/2010 6:08:22 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: conimbricenses
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.

I think your explanation nails it.

26 posted on 10/11/2010 6:09:25 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: kristinn
The fact that Oberfuhrer Axelrod DID NOT ANSWER is HE KNOWS the issue.

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.

27 posted on 10/11/2010 6:09:46 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: UCANSEE2

He’s given that response before, verbatim.


28 posted on 10/11/2010 6:11:33 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kristinn

” 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.
Period.
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 president’s 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.


29 posted on 10/11/2010 6:12:23 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: muawiyah

Witnessing the biggest criminal conspiracy in the history of American politics is something worth telling your grandkids. Assuming of course we survive it.


30 posted on 10/11/2010 6:12:41 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: kristinn
“the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.”

THAT better show up in lots of opposition ads.

31 posted on 10/11/2010 6:13:15 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: kristinn
Hmmm...who's got that list of Obama documents that have been kept from the public eye...
32 posted on 10/11/2010 6:15:33 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without Christianity there is no America.)
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To: conimbricenses
If they weren't married, then he's OK. If they were married, he may not be OK given the presumptions of the law at the time, but if he was born abroad he's NOT OK unless they weren't married. Then, he's still OK.

It's something more embarrassing, like maybe "she" wasn't his mommy!

33 posted on 10/11/2010 6:15:49 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: kristinn
I'm also wondering why all his school records have been sealed. Did he really get that college degree? We have heard he once attend an Islamist school as a boy--but we've never seen any official records.

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.

34 posted on 10/11/2010 6:15:58 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: SERKIT

Good point! It needs to get legs! Full interview..
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/10/axelrod-to-us-chamber-what-are-you-hiding-that-you-dont-want-the-american-people-to-see.html


35 posted on 10/11/2010 6:16:49 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: kristinn

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.


36 posted on 10/11/2010 6:26:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: biggredd1

>> It is puzzling why tapper mentioned it and then ran and hid.<<

That doesn’t surprise me at all. They can’t 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.


37 posted on 10/11/2010 6:28:05 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

> “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.


38 posted on 10/11/2010 6:34:05 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: kristinn
Good job Jake.

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.

39 posted on 10/11/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by Minn
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To: kristinn

bookmark


40 posted on 10/11/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kristinn

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 Parent’s 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 Dunham’s 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?


41 posted on 10/11/2010 6:47:28 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without Christianity there is no America.)
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To: datura

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?


42 posted on 10/11/2010 6:55:05 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: pissant

OboLand is unraveling! :O


43 posted on 10/11/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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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.


44 posted on 10/11/2010 6:57:01 PM PDT by NOBO2
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To: kristinn

Tappers kind of late to the party but what the heck, come on in.


45 posted on 10/11/2010 7:01:27 PM PDT by this is my country
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To: kristinn

Tapper was replaced by Christiane Amanpour.

Only a whackjob would think that’s a good career move.


46 posted on 10/11/2010 7:01:59 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Soebarkah renounced his US Citizenship in 1968.)
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To: LucyT

PING!

STE=Q


47 posted on 10/11/2010 7:10:43 PM PDT by STE=Q ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" ... Thomas Paine)
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To: EternalVigilance

Mullah Omarma was born in Kenya. He’s a muslim from Africa. Owned by Soros.


48 posted on 10/11/2010 7:21:13 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: antonico

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.


49 posted on 10/11/2010 7:24:22 PM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: CynicalBear

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.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=213765


50 posted on 10/11/2010 7:25:21 PM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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