These birther-busting sites are just sublime, they’re run by the smartest of people who take delight in forensically busting every idiot birther claim – you know, with wacky things like facts and documentary evidence. They crack me up:
Loved this post today from Obama Conspiracy Theories:
The United States Department of State will tighten requirements for valid birth certificates used as primary proof of US citizenship for passport purposes effect April 1, 2011. [No, this is not an April Fool joke]
“Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship…”
Here is an example of a birth certificate that would NOT meet this requirement:
Donald Trump hospital certificate
Here is an example of a birth certificate that meets the new and existing requirements:
Barack Obama Certification of Live Birth from Hawaii
Update – CNN: A top aide to Donald Trump is sharply refuting suggestions of hypocrisy in response to the media mogul’s release of an unofficial document of his birth only hours after chastising President Obama for failing to produce his official birth certificate.
“I can assure you, Mr. Trump is a U.S. citizen,” Trump aide and lawyer Michael Cohen told CNN … The improbable presidential candidate set off charges of hypocrisy Monday after he provided what he claimed was a copy of his birth certificate to the conservative website Newsmax.com. The release of the document came the same day he told Fox News he keeps his birth certificate “on my desk” and would gladly provide it.
“It took me one hour to get my birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax … But, as reported by the website The Smoking Gun and confirmed by Cohen, the document Trump released is in fact not an official birth certificate – instead it is a hospital “birthing record,” Cohen says. Hospitals generally provide such documents, signed by administrators, for families upon the birth of a child but they do not count as official birth certificate, which is released by state agencies.
Cohen said the release of the incorrect document was merely an “oversight” that he is sure it will be corrected. “In order to rectify the oversight, I am sure he will either find his original birth certificate or order another one and release it,” Cohen said.
He also applauded Trump for having the hospital’s birthing record, a document he says is rare for people to hold on to. “It’s incredible he has that,” Cohen said. “I know I don’t have mine.”
You know the funniest thing here? NewsMax is one of the kings of the birther movement, self-proclaimed experts on birth certificates. But when Chump gave them his hospital ‘birthing record’ yesterday, this was their headline:
I was trying to think what it reminded me of. Here you go: