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Tea Partiers, conservatives to Obama: We want more now that you gave us the birth certificate

President Barack Obama may have opened a door he won’t be able to close on Wednesday morning when he finally released his long-form birth certificate, after two years of mounting rumors. Tea Partiers and conservative activists, in addition to birther champion and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have asked for more information about the president’s past.

For instance, Accuracy in Media chairman Don Irvine told The Daily Caller he hopes this leads Obama down a new road of transparency, as he promised during his 2008 campaign.

“Accuracy in Media hopes to see the release of President Obama’s long form birth certificate as the initiation of continued transparency,” Irvine said in an e-mail. “Questions still linger with respect to his academic records and even the most basic biographical data. I challenge the President to set an example for future leaders regarding personal disclosure issues.”

Tea Party Express spokesman Levi Russell told TheDC that his group is “glad that Obama finally followed through on his campaign promise of transparency, but are left wondering why it took 2 years and relentless effort by Trump to force him to do so,” before adding that, “we hope this means the President is now ready to release the many other records about his past that he has gone to great lengths to conceal from the American public.”

Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, said it’s “about time” Obama released his birth certificate. “I really have to question the judgment of a man who spent millions of dollars to hide that,” Phillips told TheDC. “Now, when will he release his other records, such as college records, law school records and his attorney disciplinary records?”

Trump commented that he would like to see Obama’s college records as well, and the new momentum conservatives have in the fight might be enough to force Obama to release them.

  • TrishaD

    QUESTION!! When the stepfather adopted little Barack and his name was changed to Barry Sotero (sp?) wasn’t he a citizen of Indonesia and didn’t Barry become a citizen there? If so, from what I understand, Indonesia does not have duel citizenship which would mean that little Barry had to give up his US Citizenship to become a citizen of his father’s country….and wouldn’t that explain why he may have registered to go to college as a “foreign” student? Wouldn’t that make THOSE records even more important????? If you know the answer please reply!

    • parisda

      Wow Trisha! Desperation seems to be the answer of the day.

      • TrishaD

        I ask a serious question and get an emotional comment back…thanks a lot Paris duh!

        • California Girl 12345

          First, his step-father listed his name as Sotero while they were in Indonesia but there was no formal adoption.
          Second, per our Constitution, a parent cannot give up a child’s citizenship so even if he was adopted his mother and step-father cannot waive his US citizenship. He would have to do that himself as an adult!
          Third, he attended Occidental College as BARRY OBAMA and did not register as a foreign student to obtain funds from Indonesia.
          Fourth, Indonesia only supplies funds for their citizens who are obtaining a Masters or Doctorate.

          • leeinsc

            “I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner; says Michelle Obama on telefon[sic] to API.”

            Obama was adopted by Soetero and legally had his name. He would have had to be naturalized when he came back to the States to formally give up his Indonesian citizenship. This never happened. He also never legally changed his name back to Barack Obama. If he was born in Hawaii, he is a “Citizen” of the U.S.

            All this is moot. He is not a “Natural Born” Citizen under the Constitutional requirements for President. He, self-admittedly, held dual citizenship at birth. In order for him to be a “Natural born” citizen, you must have 2 U.S. citizen parents and be born on U.S. soil.

            Barack Obama is the first U.S. President that hasn’t provided all his papers to the public. Obama didn’t provide his medical records either, just one sheet of paper signed by a Doctor stating he was healthy.

            Please, people, do your research.

  • virginiagentleman

    The genie is out of the bottle and there’s no going back.

  • american10

    Where oh where is Obama’s Birth Certificate, with his little bitty feet prints on it?…That is the “Long form” “We the people” (“Birthers”) are looking for!!!

    • California Girl 12345

      Birth certificates with the “little feet” are souvenirs given out by the hospital. They are not legal documents that can be used for citizenship or proof of age.

      The long form is the original birth certificate with details of birth. The certified copy short form is the form used to get a passport and by DMV for licenses.

      We didn’t ask any other President to provide a long form for proof of citizenship!

      • The_anniebanannie

        When was the last time we had a president whose father was not a citizen, his mother was married to a non-citizen that adopted him and he lived in a foreign country until his grandparents raised him?

        • California Girl 12345

          He was never formally adopted by Sotero.

        • California Girl 12345

          And being born in the State of Hawaii makes him a US citizen no matter who his parents are! Isn’t that what everyone is screaming about illegals who have children here? So if applies to them, why not Obama?

        • California Girl 12345

          Obama was born in the State of Hawaii. It automatically makes him a US Citizen NO MATTER who his parents are.

  • Joshua R

    This is not looking good. Rumor has it that the Tea Partiers are looking into whether or not Hawaii can legally be considered one of the fifty states. And that even if it is, they may ask to have them removed.

    • California Girl 12345

      Funny! :-)

      Hawaii became a state almost 2 years before Obama was born. Maybe they will insist the paperwork was filed incorrectly and Hawaii is not longer a state. Although it was still a US Territory so the US Citizenship rules still apply….

      I am sure the Tea Partiers will think of something!