Obama: Birth certificate 'on a website somewhere'
Smirking, he says, 'A lot of people don't' know where theirs isby Bob Unruh Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a photographer whose scenic work has been used commercially.
Barack Obama, whose eligibility to be president under the Constitution’s demand that a chief executive be “a natural born citizen” was questioned, challenged and contested in probably more than 100 lawsuits mostly during his first term, says he knows where his birth certificate is.
“On a website somewhere.”
Actually, what he told an audience at the 16th annual convention of the National Action Networks was how it’s too hard for people to register and vote in some locations – where they demand ID, or birth certificates.
Voting should be much easier than that, he said.
He explained that some places women can’t vote because their ID and their registration names are different. And he warned that seniors cannot vote “until they come up with the right ID.”
Some people, he said, don’t have passports because they can’t afford to travel overseas, and they can’t use those for ID. Just because someone doesn’t travel overseas, he said, isn’t a reason for them not to vote.
He didn’t address whether people should also be required to have a driver’s license to drive, or a passport to travel.
That already had been answered by Vice President Joe Biden, who said not long ago, “You know, 11 million people that are living in the shadows. I believe they’re already Americans citizens. These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to be able to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans in my view.”
Americans who, by their definition of being “undocumented” probably would not have either an American driver’s license or a U.S. passport.
But Obama did talk about his own birth certificate, an issue that remains unresolved for some of his harshest critics.
“And just to be clear I know where my birth certificate is,” he said. “But a lot of people don’t. A lot of people don’t.”
He was smirking, “Ha, ha.”
“I think it’s still up on a website somewhere,” he said. “Ha, ha, ha, ha.”