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More Conservative Sour Grapes: Obama not "Natural Born American"

In one more pathetic attempt to derail the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency, two individuals, in separate cases, are asking the Supreme Court of the United States to declare Obama ineligible for the Presidency because he is not a "natural born citizen," whatever the hell that is.

NBC's Pete Williams reported that, "Pennsylvania lawyer Philip Berg claims that the circumstances of Obama's birth are vague and that he may have been born in Kenya. Obama's mother, Berg asserts, later flew to Hawaii to register the birth." Williams also reported that, "Leo Donofrio, a New Jersey lawyer, contends that election officials in his state failed to ensure that only legally qualified candidates were placed on the ballot. Obama may have been born in the United States, Donofrio argues, but "natural born" status depends on both parents being American citizens. Obama's father was Kenyan." (Translation: We can't let no negro in the White House.)

Such lawsuits challenging Presidential candidates are not unheard-of, but courts have virtually unanimously reached the same conclusion, that such suits don't, "meet the basic test required for sustaining a lawsuit, because (the challengers) couldn't show how the inclusion of Obama's name on the ballot would cause him -- apart from others -- some particular harm."

If I'm not mistaken, a recent conservative rallying cry was the complaint that our justice system has been clogged with too many fivilous lawsuits filed by mealy-mouthed lawyers. If these two lawsuits aren't frivolous, then what is? Never mind that Hawaii has Obama's birth certificate on record. FactCheck.org has pictures of the document and even an original birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser on Sunday, August 13, 1961.

The article's comments section has a number of gems, but the first comment nails it. Keith from central Pennsylvania wrote, "The Grand Old Party has become a gaggle of loons! My hope is that they move so far to the right that they fall off the edge of their flat earth."



Best explanation (following 2 you tube videos) I've seen for the total media blackout of what is the single greatest news event and domestic threat -- let's call it OBAMAGATE -- since the outbreak of the American Civil War and for the sincere prayers of the American people that the United States Supreme Court -- let's call it OUR LAST HOPE -- now to have the courage to save our great nation as we have come to know it:



Wow! Those clips are sad/hilarious. That dude makes Sarah Palin look like a Rhodes Scholar. Thanks for sharing.

oh man... this man is more than entertaining. after reading up a little about him it's easy to dismiss him for the charlatan that he is.

sad/hilarious is so true.

Just to clarify, Berg is indeed a nutjob, but he's not a Republican. He is a Clinton supporter who was going after the DNC to get Obama off the ballot. This started a month or two before the DNC convention. Berg is actually a lifelong Democrat. He was deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania.

He has filed frivolous lawsuits before. One that was involved with the 9/11 Truth Movement. A lawsuit happy wack-job.

Thanks for the clarification, Tim. I was originally going to use "Republican" in place of "Conservative" in the title, but I couldn't find conclusive evidence that Berg was a Republican, so that got nixed. Perhaps "anti-Obama" would have been a better choice of words.

No shortage of whack-jobs throughout the political spectrum.

I can't understand how this gets any traction whatsoever though. Obama has provided proof and his mother is certainly an American citizen which automatically cancels out any doubt (right?). What else does he have to do? Hopefully the supreme court will end this nonsense once and for all.

That Factcheck article is good to send to anyone who might believe this crap. Maybe Berg should read it himself.

If Osama is a natural born citizen, why isn't he disclosing his birth certificate?

Hussein still has only shown a certification of live birth of the state of Hawaii that is not a legal document.

If you don't know what a natural born citizen is, you should read the constitution.

Let's not forget that Obama bin Laden is the first to sabotoge his colleagues who have helped him get to where his is today.

@ Your Mom,

Per FactCheck.org:

"The document is a "certification of birth," also known as a short-form birth certificate. The long form is drawn up by the hospital and includes additional information such as birth weight and parents' hometowns. The short form is printed by the state and draws from a database with fewer details. The Hawaii Department of Health's birth record request form does not give the option to request a photocopy of your long-form birth certificate, but their short form has enough information to be acceptable to the State Department."

Of course, to people like you, no amount of evidence would be sufficient because you would just declare that it isn't authentic or a forgery or some such nonsense. Pretty easy, isn't it?

@ Republic weak can't,

By "sabotaging his colleagues," do you mean appointing them to Cabinet positions?

People like you guys are the cancer that has eaten the heart of the Republican party. Welcome to minority status, you've earned it.

Damn, Jude. That is harsh!

One down, one to go... SCOTUS (majority Republican appointees) tells Leo Donofrio to take a hike.


Obamabots please if you wish to sound intelligent state the facts. Hawaii carefully never stated Obama was born in Hawaii. They only admitted that the original long form which still may state a foreign birth (Kenya?) is on file. A Hawaii COLB can be issued within a year even if a child is not physically born there. US citizenship but not Natural born citizen status has been proven as of yet. His father was Kenyan (foreigner) and his mother was a minor (US citizen)Not being able to automatically give Obama Natural born status because she didnt reside in Hawaii 5 years after the age of 16. So Obama is a citizen or a Dual citizen but he has not proven to be a Natural Born Citizen as of yet. All he has to do is show the original Long Form Birth Cert. He is the one applying for the job he holds the burden to show that he is Natural Born. I dont think we should allow him to proceed into January with out it.

Republicans please if you wish to sound intelligent learn to use some fucking punctuation.

You assholes are the ones making the charge that Obama is not a Natural Born Citizen. It doesn't matter what documentation Obama produces, you'll just declare it forged/fake. It is up to you to prove that he isn't naturally born.

It looks like the majority Republican-appointed Supreme Court doesn't want to waste time with this bullshit either: http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/12/15/obama_citizenship/

Be sure to watch Obama's swearing-in on January 20. Thanks for playing.

Obama Birth Announcement Forged

Congratulations, you found a wingnut who can use Photoshop. Color me unimpressed.

While I'm not a fan of telling any of our commenters to go fuck themselves, I am fascinated by the fact that they seem to think the VERY conservative Chief Justice John Roberts is in on this ruse since he swore the President in...twice.

This is by far my favorite red herring on Obama. Keep digging, guys!

Sorry, Derek.

There's plenty of legitimate policy-oriented material conservatives can complain about if they're not happy, but they choose to perpetuate bullshit like this. It really has no place in forums for intelligent discussion.

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