President Obama Releases Birth Certificate
President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate today.
Suck it, birthers. I bet you all feel really stupid right now. Yeah, you, Donald Trump. And half of Mississippi.
The document, which we’ll post below, proves the President was born exactly where he says he was, Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961, at 7:24 PM.
It doesn’t say he’s a Muslim.
It doesn’t say his father is a Muslim.
It doesn’t say he’s Kenyan.
It doesn’t say he’s a Kenyan Muslim.
Our President is just as qualified to hold such office as any other President before him. Now, just maybe birthers and other Tea Party types will let him get down to the daunting task of pulling our nation out of this economic mire and back into prosperity.
“We’ve got some enormous challenges out there,” Obama told reporters this morning. “I am confident that the American people and America’s political leaders can come together in a bipartisan way and solve these problems… But we aren’t going to be able to solve these problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”
Mr. Trump, for his part, held his own news conference in which he boasted that he’d forced the President’s hand. “I’m very proud of myself because I accomplished something that nobody else was able to accomplish,” he said.
If I were President Obama, I would have waited for Trump’s (or any birther candidate’s) power to grow before embarrassing them with a mid-campaign release of the birth certificate. That would have made Trump look even more ridiculous than he does now, if that is possible.
Incredibly, USA Today reports that Trump is now attacking Obama’s academic credentials because “he read that Obama was a poor student.” The cocky real estate mogul now wants to know how the President got into Columbia University and Harvard Law School. His questions echo yesterday’s despicable assertion by far-right firebrand Pat Buchanan that Obama was only admitted to Harvard because he’s black.
Perhaps Obama’s decision was forced by shocking results of recent public opinion polls that show nearly a quarter of all Americans believe he was “probably or definitely” born in another country, with 43% of Republicans believing this nonsense– compared to only 35% of GOP voters who say he was born here.
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