Florida Congressman Tries To Reignite Birther Claims
It’s almost like we’re just doing 2010′s elections all over again.† First we have the vast majority of Republican voters who believe that President Barack Obama is actually a Muslim.† Now, we have a Congressman trying to stir up the “Obama isn’t really American” birther debate again.
Florida Republican Cliff Stearns is arguing that despite the president repeatedly addressing the claims that he wasn’t born in the United States, the controversy hasn’t been settled.† Sure, the Commander In Chief has shown a birth certificate.† But…what if it wasn’t real?
“All I can tell you is that the general consensus is that he has produced a birth certificate. The question is, is it legitimate? Thatís where we stand now. Iíve seen a copy of it on television. But you know the Governor of Hawaii couldnít get what he felt was an original of the birth certificate. He tried to do it and gave up on it. So I think what Obamaís showing is a facsimile, but I think that debate probably is not enough, shall we say, just to impeach him. Weíre going to have an election in five or six months so we can change the course of history by electing someone other than Obama. Thatís what elections are all about. If we started impeachment this time of year, very difficult in terms of time and strength.”
The White House is unimpressed by either Stearns’ logic or his political pandering.† “One of the GOP members leading the Solyndra investigation is a birther, which raises all sorts of questions,” tweeted White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer.
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