Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blunt: Obama Hasn't Produced Birth Certificate

Salon.com and Talking Points Memo are both reporting that Congressman Roy Blunt said President Obama hasn't produced a birth certificate, an argument embraced by a group of far right wing but widely discredited activists referred to as "birthers."

"What I don't know is why the president can't produce a birth certificate," said Blunt, according to accounts. "I don't know anybody else that can't produce one. And I think that that's a legitimate question -- no health records, no birth certificate."

Salon provides this back and forth with Mike Stark, who has been ambushing Republicans on Capitol Hill with the question all week.

BLUNT: What I don't know is why the President can't produce a birth certificate. I don't know anybody else that can't produce one. And I think that's a legitimate question. No health records, no birth certificate.

STARK: He's produced a certificate of live birth, right?

BLUNT: Not that I -- I don't believe so.

STARK: No, he has. Chris Matthews held it up on "Hardball" the other night.

BLUNT: Talk to Chris Matthews.

(Salon notes that what Obama released was a certification of live birth, not a birth certificate.)

*FiredUp Missouri & others have noted that the VIDEO is available at The Turner Report*

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CHRISMER: THE VIDEO WAS EDITED

In a statement to The Notebook, Blunt campaign spokesman Rich Chrismer said, "We encourage this blog to release the video of the entire interview instead of only the edited version which take his comments completely out of context."

"This is what happens when you talk to reporters and have press conferences. Things can be taken out of context when you open yourself up to media on a daily basis. We are not going to take the Robin Carnahan approach of dodging questions and hiding from the media," Chrismer said.


5 comments:

Paul Seale said...

Uh, Dave. You like, forgot to mention that vote in the House of Representatives a few days ago.

Funny you report this, but not the staff led McCaskill Shin-Dig in Saint Louis which made national news.

And you wonder why I say you lean a certain direction.

I do give you credit for calling "birthers" fringe - because they are.

Oh yeah, you also failed to mention it was a Hillary supporter to started the movement. Might want to Google that up.

Igor said...

Old Russian saying...You can tell same lie 1000 time but not change truth!

Difference between USSR Communist media and USA "mainstream media"

In Russia government make media say what they want - even if lie.
In USA "mainstream media" try make government what they want - even if lie..
.....eventually they become same thing?!

I Igor produce Obama Birth Certificate at www.igormaro.org

Unique said...

Paul Seal,

The "fringe" is growing at an alarming pace.

It's not about the birth certificate vs. ertification of live birth. It's about natural born citizen status. -You know, the little thing passed on from a citizen father to his son.

Do I need to cite Vattel or Blackstone?

Ted said...

The time lines, places, actions, motives, when analyzed, support, and are consistent with, what is the answer to the Obama birth puzzle:

Obama’s grandmother is his mother and his mother is his sister.

Think about it. Review all the facts and claims.

Busplunge said...

Gee, Ted, that sounds like a movie starring Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson and John Ford...what was it? Chinatown?