Politics

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

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.