“Birther” doubts continue to plague Barack Obama
Obama author and film producer Andy Martin explains why President Obama is so sensitive to questions about his “origins” in Hawai’i: Obama may not be constitutionally eligible to serve as president. Martin is the producer/director of the film “Obama: The Hawai’i Years,
” and the bestselling book “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask.” Martin is scheduled to begin a new investigation and new litigation in Hawai’i involving Obama’s birth records on April 27th. Andy is called the “King of the Birthers” by Obama’s diehard supporters.
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“King of the Birthers” Andy Martin explains why Americans increasingly doubt Barack Obama’s birth “tales”
(NEW YORK)(April 18, 2010) During the 1992 presidential campaign Bill Clinton had a team whose purpose was to control “bimbo eruptions.” If only we had known then what Bill had in store for us.
Barack Obama had a similar problem in 2008, and his problem is still going viral two years later: “birther eruptions.” Obama had a smear team in 2008 seeking to destroy the reputation of anyone who questioned his birth.
As the man who has been called the “King of the Birthers” by the hard left, although I am not a birther, yet, I am amazed at how “Obama the Great Persuader” has been unable persuade the American people he is even an American.
The latest birther eruption occurred this weekend and found the Mayor of Champaign, Illinois on the home page of the Chicago Tribune expressing doubts about Obama’s origins:
Earlier, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Terry Lakin became the latest military officer exposing himself to court marital for refusing to accept orders from someone he believes is a pseudo-Commander-In-Chief:http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/news/dpgoh-
Mainstream media ignored the “birther” issue in 2008 and they continue to ignore the issue today at their own peril. Fox news’ Bill O’Reilly said Friday night birther eruptions help Obama. Obama thinks they help him. I don’t think so. Obama and O’Reilly are wrong.
Let me explain.
First, why am I called the “King of the Birthers?” by the hard left? Six years ago I began to question Barack Obama’s life story. In 2004 I called him a liar. I am Chicago tough, and I know a Chicago liar when I see one. Obama is a Chicago liar. From ear-to-ear. Later, I kept investigating, kept writing and kept asking the hard questions. In response, Obama created a "smear squad" to attack me. I unleashed an international search for Obama’s real roots. I was the first to disclose Obama was born with dual nationality, a fact he initially denied and later admitted.
I filed the first (and to date, only) lawsuit in the Hawai’i courts seeking to obtain access to the original, typewritten 1961 copy of his alleged birth in Hawai’i.
Second, why am I not a birther? Yet. Despite being called King Birther, I have never claimed Obama was born in Kenya. In fact, I have not found any credible evidence to sustain that argument. The term “birther” is a label invented by the mainstream media to smear anyone who is troubled by the opacity of Obama’s family history and particularly who believes Obama was born in Kenya.
All of us have to produce birth records regularly, to obtain a passport, to obtain identification, and for many other mundane purposes. Obama has never released his original typewritten 1961 certificate. In the words of the Mayor of Champaign, "What is he hiding?" Instead, in typically "Obamaesque" fashion, Obama has made a game of his original birth certificate, claiming he released it while not actually doing so. The “certificate” Obama released was not a copy of the 1961 document; it was merely a laser printout from a state database. The 1961 certificate contains a great deal more detailed information that Obama does not want us to see.
Hawai’i officials have sought to bolster Obama politically, while refusing to make his original records available for inspection.
That is why I am pressing my lawsuit in Hawai’i to open state archives. I am also threatening the state with a second lawsuit this month for covering up state records (go to my blogs below to read a detailed history of my efforts in earlier columns).
Third, what have I said to Obama over the past six years? I warned Obama that by concealing the original 1961 certificate he was destroying his own credibility with the American people. Obama and his supporters have claimed he was born in at least two different hospitals, but he refuses to authorize release of the hospital records to confirm which one. Why? More mystery. More word games. More doubts.
In 2009 I told Obama the “birther’ controversy would not go away, and it would come back to haunt him when he was at his weakest politically. Not a bad prediction, huh? Despite the fact that the hard left tries to make birthers into a joke on late-night TV, public doubts about Obama’s origins will not go away; they are persistent. They are increasing. And, quietly, they are devastating Obama.
Let me state my view in no uncertain terms: the birth concerns of the American people are completely legitimate. The Mayor of Champaign is right. If Obama won’t produce his original birth certificate, what is he hiding?
Mr. Obama is a man of mystery in many other ways. He won’t release employment records from the job he held in New York City. He won’t release his college records from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard law School. Again, what is he hiding?
Bill O'Reilly is correct in one respect. Obama uses the “birthers” to agitate Obama’s political base on the hard left. But O’Reilly misses the larger picture (as do Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and others). Obama is losing the American people, in part because of “birther” questions.
Last summer there was a massive “birther” eruption. This spring, the resistance is again spreading. By the time birther doubts have filtered down to the Mayor of Champaign, Illinois you know the American people have serious concerns.
In the short run, Obama is being Obamaesque. In the long run, Obama is engaging in the same kind of egomaniacal, self-destructive behavior that ultimately sabotaged Bill Clinton. Obama is lying to the American people.
Fourth, what is Obama afraid of? Obama is concerned that while he may be an American citizen (which I believe he is, but most birthers do not) he may not be a “natural born” American citizen eligible to serve as president. "Natural born" is a highly technical term that specifically applies only to the office of president, not to senators and representatives. Who was it that said “words have meaning?” Why none other that the fake “law perfesser” Barack Obama himself. Words do have meaning.
The “natural born citizen” requirement adopted in 1789 meant you could be physically born in the United States and still not be a “natural born” citizen eligible to be president if both of your parents were not citizens as well. Obviously, the Constitutional Convention imposed a higher and more technical requirement for eligibility to serve as president. There is serious doubt Obama satisfies that condition.
I am on both sides of the natural born issue (watch for our new video coming in a few days explaining this issue). If Barack Obama’s father is Barack Obama, as most people accept, then Barrack Obama is almost certainly not a natural born citizen as contemplated by the United States Constitution. He is indeed what many people call him: ineligible to be president. He is a usurper.
On the other hand, I believe Barack Obama's father was indeed an American citizen, Frank Marshall Davis, of Honolulu. If I am correct, Obama is “natural born.” It has always been my belief that the “Kenyan” claims for his family are a complete fantasy that were orchestrated by Obama’s mother to shield his illegitimate birth. Interestingly, Obama has never denied my Frank Marshall Davis claims.
Finally, whether Barack Obama or Frank Davis is the presidential daddy, the president was born “illegitimate,” as they called it in 1961, or “nonmarital,” as we say today. Both “fathers” were already married, another fact that the hard left tries to conceal. Barack Obama’s illegitimacy is what gnaws at his psyche and makes him such an increasingly pretentious and obnoxious human being in the eyes of the American people. No amount of pomp and power will ever satisfy his eternally struggling ego.
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and promoting his new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.
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