Good Lord – get over it. The election was three and a half months ago, yet some Republican blowhards simply can’t get past the fact that Obama is president despite effort after effort to derail his road to the Whitehouse. Richard Shelby of Alabama is still pondering whether or not Barack Obama was born in the United States. Such birth, of course, is one of the criteria to become president.
In a news conference this past week held at a Cullman County, Alabama, steakhouse, Shelby was asked if he had any thoughts on the rumor which surfaced during the presidential campaign that Obama was not born in the United States. His snappy response?
“Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate.” “You have to be born in America to be president.”
They said? They said? That would be an official birth certificate filed in 1961 in Hawaii located in the good ole U.S. of A. Ya know, I haven’t seen the birth certificate either – but then again, millions and millions of Americans have probably not been privy to actually seeing and touching the birth document.
To still be dwelling on this topic just shows the continuing idiocy of some Republicans.
Oh, and another interesting statement by Shelby?
“If we (republicans) were in control, I would have been chairman of the banking committee … and I would have killed some bills,” Shelby said with a laugh.
Hey buddy – remember, you guys used to be in control and you were booted out. But that philosophy goes along with the notion that Republicans – after eight years of kowtowing to the Bushie policies – have now found their voices. I guess they finally figured out how to treat that eight-year bout with laryngitis.