On Monday night’s (Dec 27) edition of CNN’s media-entertainment show “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews talked about putting the birth certificate controversy surrounding President Obama to rest.
Matthews pointed out that only 58% of the American people who were polled believed that Obama was born in the US, while 20% believed he was born elsewhere, and 23% were not sure where Obama was born.
Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribute came up with and easy answer regarding why Obama had failed to take steps to “prove” his American birth, “Obama has more important things to do.”
What a lame excuse! All Obama has to do is give the order to release the documents, which should take at most a minute. This is not going to rob Obama from his battles with the Republicans and the likes of General Petraeus. Obama has plenty of time to play golf, to visit Hawaii, and to make his endless trips on Air Force One.
“Why has the president himself not demanded they put out the original documents?” Matthews wondered, holding up an “original” of Obama’s birth certificate with most of the information blanked out.
Of course, as we learned in our post of November 17th, that many Mexicans are born in the U.S. In some cases, their parents than rush the baby into Mexico, where they declare to the Mexican authorities that the baby was born at home in Mexico, and they are issued a Mexican birth certificate.
These days it takes more than a birth certificate to prove your true place of birth. You need hospital records, as well, and nobody is daring to speak about Obama’s hospital records.
“If it exists, why not put it out?” Chris Matthews asks.
That’s what we are asking, as well.