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This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  

Debbie Wasserman Schultz revives ‘birther’ debate, gives birth certificate adorned coffee mugs to donors

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

President Barack Obama wanted to move past the birth certificate controversy he called “silliness” when he released the long-form document a few months ago. But now his own party is using the birth certificate to raise money.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is pitching potential donors with envelopes stamped: “HELP US COUNTER THE GOP’S DIRTY TRICKS,” CBS News reported. Inside, the alert reads: “ENCLOSED: President Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate.” The mailer includes a copy of Obama’s official Hawaii “Certificate of Live Birth.” (Senators call on Reid to unveil Democrat budget proposal)

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote to donors calling Republicans “masters of dirty politics,” adding that “[s]ome even went as far as to join the ‘birthers’ in their effort to throw doubt upon President Obama’s birthplace.”

Those who donate at least $44 get a coffee mug imprinted with Obama’s birth certificate.

The DNC did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on why Democrats are using the issue Obama decried to raise money or who at the DNC initiated and approved such fundraising measures.

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  • oc in nc

    What did everyone else say?

    Pelosi-We will have to see this mug before we know whats on it.

    Holder-My mug shot on a mug? I swear I didn’t smuggle weapons into Mexico!!!

    Biden-Mug??? Who got mugged ????? “This is a big F@*king deal.”

    Weiner-Wait till you see my mug,sold exclusively by Playgirl.

    John Kerry-My mug served in Vietnam.

    Harry Reid-My mug has Cowboy Poetry on it.

    Chuck Schumer-Who needs a damn mug,I have a “Chuckie doll”

    Michele-BAARAAAAAK,You are not dragging me to watch your mugs being made in China.

    Clinton-I did not have sex with that woman Meg…..Huh Mug? …oops

    Charlie Rangel-I was supposed to pay taxes on my Dominican Republic mug sales?

    Obama-No.Wasserman.You did WHAT??? Stop the presses.That erotic photo of us? Nooooooo

    Ok I will quit,I just couldn’t contain myself. OC

    • truebearing

      Another case of Obama mugging for the camera.

    • mugwump

      That was hilarious. Thank you.

    • BigRmv

      Classic.

  • truebearing

    When the mug gets hot the birth certificate morphs into the language of Mordor, and it say Obama was born in Kenya.

    • erick1740

      Good one!

  • truebearing

    Brilliant strategy, Wafflehead! Sticking your thumb in the eye of people who legitimately questioned Obama’s refusal to comply with constitutional requirements. Only a real genius would come up with a fund raiser that reminds people of Obama’s arrogance, hubris, and consistent pattern of ignoring the rule of law.

    Thank God for dolts like Wafflehead-Schultz. When she isn’t inadvertently kicking Obama in the ass, she has her foot in her mouth…..I bet that is tasty.

  • erick1740

    Loony dem debby, not the issue that will sway voters. The economy and unemployment, directly caused by 0bama and his policies. One and done, 0bama is a one term a$$hole.

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  • EarlGrey

    The birthers make it easy for the libs to make conservatives look like a bunch of loons. Meanwhile Obama’s raking in millions for his election campaign, while the GOP can’t even mount a decent candidate. So keep chuckling and making your jokes, but you’re going to be weeping on election day unless conservatives get their act together to support a candidate who has broad appeal and stays above the fray of nonsense like this.

    • truebearing

      That’s some damn fine whistling in the dark, Earl. I can see the coffee mug fund raiser has really lifted your spirits.

      Let us know if you have any more Jedi mind tricks you want to try.