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Obama’s full remarks on releasing the long form birth certificate

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      Jonathan Strong

      Jonathan Strong, 27, is a reporter for the Daily Caller covering Congress. Previously, he was a reporter for Inside EPA where he wrote about environmental regulation in great detail, and before that a staffer for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Strong graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in political science in 2006. He is a huge fan of and season ticket holder to the Washington Capitals hockey team. Strong and his wife reside in Arlington.

Delivered at the White House Wednesday:

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks to break in on all kinds of other discussions — (laughter.)  I was just back there listening to Chuck — he was saying, it’s amazing that he’s not going to be talking about national security.  I would not have the networks breaking in if I was talking about that, Chuck, and you know it.

Q    Wrong channel.  (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT:  As many of you have been briefed, we provided additional information today about the site of my birth. Now, this issue has been going on for two, two and a half years now.  I think it started during the campaign.  And I have to say that over the last two and a half years I have watched with bemusement, I’ve been puzzled at the degree to which this thing just kept on going.  We’ve had every official in Hawaii, Democrat and Republican, every news outlet that has investigated this, confirm that, yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961, in Kapiolani Hospital.

We’ve posted the certification that is given by the state of Hawaii on the Internet for everybody to see.  People have provided affidavits that they, in fact, have seen this birth certificate.  And yet this thing just keeps on going.

Now, normally I would not comment on something like this, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff swirling in the press on at any given day and I’ve got other things to do.  But two weeks ago, when the Republican House had put forward a budget that will have huge consequences potentially to the country, and when I gave a speech about my budget and how I felt that we needed to invest in education and infrastructure and making sure that we had a strong safety net for our seniors even as we were closing the deficit, during that entire week the dominant news story wasn’t about these huge, monumental choices that we’re going to have to make as a nation.  It was about my birth certificate.  And that was true on most of the news outlets that were represented here.

And so I just want to make a larger point here.  We’ve got some enormous challenges out there.  There are a lot of folks out there who are still looking for work.  Everybody is still suffering under high gas prices.  We’re going to have to make a series of very difficult decisions about how we invest in our future but also get a hold of our deficit and our debt — how do we do that in a balanced way.

And this is going to generate huge and serious debates, important debates.  And there are going to be some fierce disagreements — and that’s good.  That’s how democracy is supposed to work.  And I am confident that the American people and America’s political leaders can come together in a bipartisan way and solve these problems.  We always have.

But we’re not going to be able to do it if we are distracted.  We’re not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other.  We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts.  We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.

We live in a serious time right now and we have the potential to deal with the issues that we confront in a way that will make our kids and our grandkids and our great grandkids proud.  And I have every confidence that America in the 21st century is going to be able to come out on top just like we always have.  But we’re going to have to get serious to do it.

I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest.  But I’m speaking to the vast majority of the American people, as well as to the press.  We do not have time for this kind of silliness.  We’ve got better stuff to do.  I’ve got better stuff to do.  We’ve got big problems to solve.  And I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them — not on this.

Thanks very much, everybody.

  • DANIEL CABRERA

    This man(Obama),is (always had been) master of flashy/exuberant/colourful talking….that is t;he only thing he does, talk, talk, talk,….oh! wait,..also poses and acts as for president.

    Ahh!, all is solved now! great!, wonderful! case closed, all is ended! really?

    Does anyone out there trust Obama?

    Let’s be brief;.

    OBAMA CREDIBILITY ABOUT WHO HE IS, OR WHAT HE IS,… STILL, DEFINITELY AN OBSCURE REALM.

    Let’s simplify;
    THEY ALL KNEW IN WASHINGTON ABOUT OBAMA.
    DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office.
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/22221

    MSNBC, along with the others tv tabloids(CNN, ABC, CBS….and the rest) are filling their mouth with the Obama’s birth certificate statement /proof answering not only Donald Trump, but the whole majority of americans, about his birth place,…for it has been matter of doubt and uncertainty.

    Now, Obama was forced to finaly dignify the legitimate questioning about this issue, and so, came out with a body of rethorics filled with jokes…, quasi-seriouness…, assertment…, papers to show,… mixed with others important issues that he does not pay attention to (althought he pretends to be interested – but only talk and talk about them)…in others words THE WORKS!

    As alway, s he did manage to sound convincing and solid…and yet the question is ;.

    After all this time why now?…and further important, can this man pretend that we take it just as a final closing? – (his words and more papers…ARE THEY TRULLY REAL AND VALID?),….after all the DECEPTION, ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES, HIDDEN AGENDA , AND FRAUD that characterize the doing of the current admininstration which caries his name?

    I do not know about any of you out there,…but to me, OBAMA CREDIBILITY ABOUT WHO HE IS, OR WHAT HE IS,… STILL, DEFINITELY AN OBSCURE REALM.

    ALL HIS PLATFORM – AS WELL LIKE WITH THE ENTIRE BAND OF HIS ASSOCIATES WAS ADQUIRED THROUGH DECEPTION, FALSIFICATION, CRAFTY ‘DEALS’ AND ‘COMPROMISES’ AMONG CORRUPTED POLITICIANS FROM ALL DENOMINATIONS – MOVED ONLY BY GREED AND HUNGER OF POWER….in others words the ‘PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM’ was adquired via FRAUD.

    Once THE MORBID STRUCTURE WILL GET EXPOSED , EVERY SINGLE THING (‘LAWS’, ‘EXECUTIVES STATEMENTS’…EVERYTHING – UNDER HIS NAME AND BY CONCEPT OF HIS NAME AND ACTIONS – WILL BE FOUND, DECLEARED AND AUTOMATICALLY PLACED AS NULL / INVALIDATED.

    Opinions welcome.

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville, Indiana

  • voted against carter

    Uhm,.. SORRY,…NO,… Barry got into Harvard because of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

    So about that dummy part,.. THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON THAT ONE,…

    bout time Barry coughed up SOME documentation,..

    WHEN I apply for a JOB I don’t wait THREE F R I G I N years to show MY transcripts,..

    Now he only has to release the REST of his,…

    Occidental College records, Columbia University records,…

    Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles,…

    scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records,…

    his files from his years as an Illinois state senator,…

    his Illinois State Bar Association records,…

    I have to show mine when I APPLY FOR A JOB,.. why is Barry ANY different?

  • issa734

    Thank you, Mr President for finally releasing your long form birth certificate proving you are Native born to this country. Unfortunately it is also Primae Facia evidence that your father was BHO Sr., not a US citizen as required by the Constitution.
    You were a dual citizen at the time of your birth. Your father was Kenyan/UK and you were born in Hawaii, so you had dual UK/US citizenship at birth. The Constitution requires the President be Natural born meaning a singular allegiance to the US at birth, distinguished from Native born, meaning only born within the country like you. A Dual citizen by definition has a dual allegiance, which is expressly forbidden by the Constitution in the unique requirement for the Office of the President.
    Are we supposed to start ignoring the Constitution now? I didn’t get the memo, which parts do we ignore, or is it all of it?

  • scarlett156

    He’s doing it because of the Corsi book coming out. Duh.

    Perhaps it might help to recall who started the whole debate about the birth certificate in the first place–that was Hillary Clinton, who was trying to beat him for the nomination at the time.