Barack Obama said this about his hidden birth certificate today:
“We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have more important things to do. I have more important things to do. “
Sure you do.
Later this morning Obama flew to Chicago to be on Oprah.
President Obama Finally Releases His Birth Certificate
The birther debate has been “bad for the Republican party,” the Obama administration says. So out of an abundance of concern for the welfare of the GOP, they’re naturally releasing the President’s long form birth certificate.
Washington (CNN) — The Obama administration is releasing President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer announced Wednesday.
Obama will discuss the decision to release the certificate Wednesday morning, the White House announced.
“This whole birther debate has been really bad for the Republican Party,” Pfeiffer said. But the discussion is “crowding out the debate” on more important issues and is a distraction, he said.
The so-called “birther” debate is “good politics” but “bad for the country,” Pfeiffer added.
Here’s the PDF of the document released by the White House:
Does this settle the debate, or do the conspiracy mongers find some new way to expand the conspiracy? My guess is the latter.
Regardless, I guess the Obama administration felt they had milked all the political advantage they could out of refusing to release the birth certificate.
Obama Calls Trump a “Carnival Barker”
In his birth certificate speech this morning Barack Obama called Donald Trump a “carnival barker.”
It must be more of that new tone we were promised.
Here’s a partial transcript:
I’ve provided additional information today about the site of my birth. “Yes, I was in fact born in HI on Aug. 4, 1961.” Over the past 2 1/2 years I have watched with puzzlement this controversy. Normally I wouldn’t comment on this. But the prominent news story was about my birth certificate, not the budget. I want to make a larger point. We have enormous issues we are facing. Which will generate huge and fierce debates. We are not going to be able to come together in a bipartisan fashion if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers. I have every confidence that the US will come out on top.
Just wondering… So why did you spend millions to hide this document Mr. President?