The birthers, those who believe that President Obama was not eligible for the presidency because he was not born in the United States, died down after the release of Mr. Obama's long-form birth certificate in April of this year, but seem to be back with Republican hopefuls such as Governor Perry.
Of course, all of this is silly at best. Once Mr. Obama was sworn into office by Chief Justice Roberts, Mr. Obama was and is President Obama. He was born in Hawaii, one of the fifty states, as a citizen. At the time, there might have been a question of Senator McCain taking the oath, since Mr. McCain was born in Panama at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station. There was a very real question of Mr. McCain's eligibility that led to a non-binding Senate resolution that he could serve as POTUS.
That Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii and has released the long form birth certificate and was sworn into office by Bush-appointee Chief Justice Roberts should have been enough. But the nonsense continues. Any given day one can find birther articles at World Net Daily. Pamela Geller also continues the lies. Orly Taitz and Donald Trump also continue the lies.
Yesterday the White House responded with their latest effort to counter the lies, this time with humor. The mug features the long form birth certificate on the reverse and the President on the obverse.
The page where this is links to campaign-fundraising.
Stay caffeinated for campaign events (and everything else) with a limited-edition Made in the USA mug. Donate $20 or more to get yours.I do appreciate fighting lies with humor.
23 November 2011, FollowUp 1.