Can anyone not be disgusted and disappointed by the constant political distractions of the birthers and their baseless accusations against the President’s citizenship? Now imagine if you had first hand knowledge of the president’s birth in Hawaii, and were friends with his parents, imagine your disgust and disappointment with the birthers then!
That best describes the sentiment of the new govornor of Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie. In an interview with The New York Times, the Democratic governor says;
“It’s an insult to his mother and to his father, and I knew his mother and father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that. It’s an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office.”
The group insists that President Obama is not a legitimate president, because one of the criteria for the presidency, as per the constitution, was not met by Mr. Obama. The requirements are:
- president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States
- be at least 35-years-old
- been a permanent resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years
Two separate fact checking groups, Politifacts and FactCheck.org have checked the Birther’s claims, and found that they are all nuts. Well, not that they’re nuts, but the two groups found no evidence that the president was born in Kenya, as is claimed by these Birthers. In fact, they have checked and verified the authenticity of the President’s birth certificate.
In another attempt to beat these birthers in the head with even more facts, Govenor Abercombie is trying to take the verification process a step further. He wants to change the rules in Hawaii in an attempt to put an end to all the noise surrounding the president’s birth certificate. The governor is asking the head of Hawaii’s health department and the state’s Attorney General to release more information for the nay sayers, regarding the President’s August 4, 1961 birth.
But like it was when the president’s certificate of live birth was released by the state’s health department, birthers will still find reason to believe the misinformation intentially implanted in their small brains if Abercombie’s request is granted.
These birthers will not believe Mr. Obama is a citizen, even if they were all standing in the delivery room when the future president was pushed out!
- Hawaii governor wants to step up action against ‘birthers’ (thehill.com)
- Hawaii gov. seeks to combat birthers (politico.com)
- NYT: Hawaii’s governor takes on ‘birthers’ (msnbc.msn.com)