May 20, 2024

The Birth Certificate Controversy Rages On – UPDATED

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It is now seeming to be more likely that the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate may be one of those things that we’ll never have an answer to.  Not that it is that big of a deal, mind you.  I mean, if he isn’t a natural born citizen I’m pretty sure Congress could make something up so that he could become one pretty quickly.

It’s just somewhat amusing that this thing has been allowed to linger like this.

Now, I’m not one to say that “because he doesn’t address the issue, he has something to hide.”  It may be that indeed.  It may also be that the people in his administration have better things to do than to worry about looking for or producing a document that’s inconsequential.

The only way that I can see this thing actually becoming an issue would possibly be if/when he runs for a second term, or a birth certificate could be found that places him born anywhere else but the United States.

However, that won’t stop people from trying to get him to respond—like U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook:

Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for his client.  [Soldier balks at deploying, says Obama isn’t president, Ledger-Enquirer]

Really, the net effect of this line of comment right now seems to be making people think that the Republican Party is a bunch of sore losers.  What may be an effective technique during a campaign looks trivial now that he’s been in office for 6+months.

It’s as pathetic as the Democrats that still talk about Bush stealing the election of 2000.  Get over it.

Update (07-15-2009): Cook’s deployment order has been revoked.

Vox wonders if there’s something there because this man would actually have standing and the case would have to be heard.

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