Nathan Deal says he’ll ask for Barack Obama’s birth certificate

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, now a Republican candidate for governor, this morning declared himself in sympathy with those questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A.

The occasion was an online chat the congressman had with supporters this morning. And the question came from Tom Crawford of Capitol Impact.

Do you believe that Barack Obama is a native-born American citizen who is eligible to serve as president? I am asking because your comments on this issue have been a little ambiguous. I would appreciate your clearing this up.

At 9:17 a.m., Deal tapped out this:

I am joining several of my colleagues in the House in writing a letter to the President asking that he release a copy of his birth certificate so we can have an answer to this question.

This is a new position for Deal. Back in August, my AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin asked much the same question. This was the response he received from Deal campaign spokesman Harris Blackwood:

“He began receiving letters and e-mails about this long before the president took office. He has maintained in response to each one that he believes the president was born in the state of Hawaii two years after it became a state, is an American citizen and therefore is fully qualified to be president of the United States.”

“Awkward” will not describe the next meeting to discuss water negotiations between Deal and U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

In a subsequent Twitter message, Deal declared his online chat to be a “huge success.” And attempting to sweep up the birthers may not hurt him in a Republican primary. But it doesn’t polish Deal’s credentials as a general election candidate.

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86 comments Add your comment

GoOx

November 5th, 2009
1:38 pm

Real, Deal Ghetto, Steal no surprise that someone who is focused on making his family rich instead of looking out for his district would flip flop on the birther issue.

When it comes to the water issue, his lack of leadership is very telling, he hasn’t accomplished anything during his tenure, and now isn’t willing to lead the charge in congress to protect Georgia’s water rights. Lake Lanier is in his district.

My man Ox is the only one in the race with true leadership experience. He has focuses on customer service in his agency, and is open until 8:00 at night. Elect a leader not a rudderless legislator.

One question I would have asked, is how much did the federal budget grown while Real, Deal, Ghetto, Steal was in office.

Sanity

November 5th, 2009
1:39 pm

LOL, well, what do you expect. It’s Georgia after all. He’s tryin to “seal the deal” with the wingnut party base.

T-Bone

November 5th, 2009
1:39 pm

My god. What an idiot. This guy represents our state in Congress? As a voting Republican for years, it’s tough for me to watch the party go so far off into the deep end.

RUKidding

November 5th, 2009
1:44 pm

Nice strategy – admit your a birther to take the focus off the fact that you have been named one of the top 15 most corrupt members of congress.

Bullet

November 5th, 2009
1:45 pm

T-Bone, if you feel bad, it even worse for me because I am a Democrat and now have watched my party become hi-jacked by the kooks on the far left who want the government to control every aspect of my life. if I even bother to vote next year, I will vote out any incumbent politician regardless of party. We need real change!

Rory

November 5th, 2009
1:56 pm

Bullet, I hardly believe you are a Democrat, but if you are, what aspects of your life have the Democrats taken control of over in the past few years? I’d really like to understand what you are referring to?

I have a feeling you are either lying about your party affiliation or don’t have any substance to back up your comment, “kooks on the far left who want the Government to control every aspect of my life.”

You appear to be more of a lying right-wing kook, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and let you explain yourself.

Xandr

November 5th, 2009
2:03 pm

Bullet: What aspects of your life are the Democrats trying to control? Is it your right to have a private phone conversation? Is it who you can marry? Is it your right to organize a union? Is it your (or your wife’s) right to have an abortion? Is it your right to find affordable healthcare? Oh, no. That’s right. That’s the Republicans who are trying to control you. Get your facts straight and turn off Fox News.

Amused

November 5th, 2009
2:03 pm

How exactly will focusing on the birther debate help solve the nation’s economic woes and put people back to work? How exactly will focusing on the birther debate help solve the problems we have in our educational system? How exactly will focusing on the birther debate help attract new businesses and investors to Georgia when whackjobs like this make the people of the state appear to be small-minded, backwards individuals?
He won! Drop it! Let the issue go before you make yourself look like a jerk. Please!

dumass

November 5th, 2009
2:10 pm

In about 3 1/2 years Obama will show a copy of a birth certificate from somewhere. He just does not feel it’s anybody’s business now. Constitutional government will disappear before then.

Joe Wilson's Brain

November 5th, 2009
2:12 pm

Not knowing the exact time and place (not just the hospital, but which room) of Barack Obama’s birth could results in a giant comet striking the earth. Come on Bafack, the fate of humanity lies in the vaults ay the Hawaii DOH.

Why?

November 5th, 2009
2:20 pm

If the people of Georgia elect a Birther for governor, I’m leaving.

stupid

November 5th, 2009
2:20 pm

this is stupid.

if he really thinks he is illegal why doesn’t he start lobbying for impeachment. Grow some courage if thats what you really feel

Dawg Fan 74

November 5th, 2009
2:23 pm

Dear Why?

Good bye.

nathan deal is a POS

November 5th, 2009
2:30 pm

Release your birth certificate Deal, and then once you have, morons can keep saying that you need to release it. Never let the truth get in the way of ideological blindness. I hate you all.

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Mark

November 5th, 2009
2:33 pm

Jim,

Has anyone asked Rep. Deal why his birth certificate is not available on either his Congressional or gubernatorial candidate websites?

What is Rep. Deal hiding? Why will Rep. Deal not make his birth certificate available to the public?

I understand that Rep. Deal served in the U.S. military. Perhaps Rep Deal will contend that military service defines his citizenship.

That would be incorrect. Non-citizens may serve in the U.S. military. Hence, military service is not the equivalent of U.S. citizenship.

Perhaps you could contact Rep. Deal’s office or campaign and report on their reason(s) why Rep. Deal’s birth certificate is not available for viewing by the voting public.

AH

November 5th, 2009
2:42 pm

To Mr. Deal:

See if you can get one of his credit cards while your asking for stuff from him.

jimmy

November 5th, 2009
2:43 pm

xandr, private phone calls under the Bush Admin were never at risk. KNOWN terrorist sympathizers phone calls in/out of the country were targeted. who you can marry? check polls (Dems LOVE polls) that show the LARGE majority of Americans don’t believe that GAYS should have all the rights that come with “marriage.” Your union point? If you had a clue you’d know that it’s the Dems who want to do away with secret ballots! What’s up with that? Abortion? Show me how the heck that’s a RIGHT protected by the Constitution. A RIGHT to affordable health care? Get an education which makes finding a good job with these perks easier to find. It’s the Dems who want the FCC to up their control over radio because they know that’s one way to shut up the conservatives. Who wants to listen to liberal crap? It was the YoMama administration that wanted you to turn in your friends and co-workers who were denigrating the Dems and their ideas. It’s the Dems who want to block my RIGHT, yes my RIGHT, to self protection and the protection of my family. You might say that’s the job of the police? Well, when someone about to assault is only seconds away a cop is many minutes away. Since I, with a Georgia Firearms License granted to me because of my clean record, currently carry a weapon, I will take care of myself until the cops show up. It’s the Obama administration that is working with internet providers for programs that will constantly cull the internet for opposition. More govt control? What are you smoking? Barney Frank has even said, for the record, that govt will necessarily become bigger. The Obama team is trying to take over 1/6 of the economy just with an insurance takeover. Combine that with portions of the auto industry and banking and what might that percentage go to? And once the govt sets compensation limits for CEO’s, etc, what keeps them from setting pay for anyone else in any industry they decide is “too big to fail?” Earth to xandr…..you need to wake up. Don’t be a sheeple!

Sanity

November 5th, 2009
2:51 pm

Deal has not responded to the rumors that he is part lizard. He should release his birth certificate to dispell those rumors. WHAT IS HE HIDING?

Sanity

November 5th, 2009
2:53 pm

Ammused wrote: “whackjobs like this make the people of the state appear to be small-minded, backwards individuals?”

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You mean they are not?

UGA Law

November 5th, 2009
3:05 pm

Deal is crazy. Crazy like a FOX!

Who do you think votes in Georgia Republican gubernatorial primaries? Those who watch Fox opinion programming as their only news source, those who believe that their is a vast conspiracy dating back to Obama’s birth to disguise his Kenyan citizenship so he can become Harvard Law Review’s editor-in-chief and then the very first African-American President in history, OR…

those who know that people who work in federal government are just like everybody else, that there are no conspiracies, and that electoral politics necessarily stretches truth from both sides to get re-elected.

All Nathan Deal needs to do is convince the base that he accepts their crazy theories. Once he wins the primary, he takes the governorship, and then he can do whatever he wants.

The Snark

November 5th, 2009
3:08 pm

Hasn’t anyone told Deal that President Obama’s birth certificate has been shown to the public and the press over and over again for the last two years? that it has been posted on the internet? That the records office in Hawaii has actually let reporters come in and physically handle their records of his birth, turn them sideways under bright lights to photograph the raised seal, etc.?

This is pure pandering.

peaches

November 5th, 2009
3:09 pm

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal need to get a life he has bigger fish to fry than to be hawking over that…..Obama is President and if he don’t like it he needs to move to Iraq….respect the man for what he is the President of the United States of America….now what…..

Audrey in Georgia

November 5th, 2009
3:25 pm

Nathan Deal, with all the problems and possible solutions in Georgia, is this what you have to offer
as a representative? Do you have your birth certificate? Why don’t you and President Obama exchange certificates? Better yet, why don’t you contact the CIA, FBI, GBI, the Pentagon and
the Secret Service to investigate this alleged atrocity?!?

NY Yankee

November 5th, 2009
3:36 pm

Are you guys positive you don’t want to secede? I promise we’ll let you go quietly this time.

ray

November 5th, 2009
4:21 pm

I, for one, am glad that Deal is asking for a simple solution — provide your birth certificate, sir. Why can’t he just do that?

Now I wish he or the other GOP candidates would resume their calls for secession. We talked about this a few months ago, now no one seems to have the spine to do it. Let’s see what you’ve got GOP.
Let’s rise again!!

Sanity

November 5th, 2009
4:44 pm

As much as i hate the NY Yankees, I have to agree.

Goodbye Georgia and take Louisiana and Alabama with you.

Road Scholar

November 5th, 2009
4:46 pm

Dumass your a dumb a$$!

Nathan Deal will pander to whoever promises to get him elected.

Yankee in Gooberville

November 5th, 2009
4:49 pm

Racist idiot playing off the willful ignorance of a deranged fringe. God, you know how dumb the south looks to the rest of the US? I hate having to have moved to this miserable part of the country.

Rory

November 5th, 2009
4:55 pm

Jimmy, I hope you know that Obama now has control of the FBI, CIA and NSA, which means that he has control of the Patriot Act tools. Are you happy that he is now deciding who the “terrorists” are? Are you still happy that the White House has those powers, because you’ll never know if he’s spying on you for being an anti-American “terrorist”.

Also, as far as gay marriage, a majority of people in the US still wanted to keep the slavery system in place and didn’t want to give blacks civil rights or women voting rights. Did that make it right?

Healthcare shouldn’t be a “perk”

And your fear of the FCC is unfounded unless you can point to something that Dems have done, rather than just speculating. Same goes with your right to protect your family – how have the Dems even tried to stop you (please cite specific examples)? Also show me how they are “culling the internet for opposition”.

And lastly, for your economic concerns, healthcare makes up 1/6 of the economy, not insurance; and Obama is only trying to provide a low income insurance OPTION and will not take over anything. As for auto and banking – the bailouts were requested and accepted by those banking institutions and the bailouts were only loans, not takeovers. If you get a loan from the bank for your business, are they taking you over? No. Moron. And the executive salary caps only apply to companies that received bailout money, and I as a taxpayer do not want executives looting all the money we lent them. They need to be held accountable if we, the taxpayers, are going to give them billions to spend as they please.

You, Jimmy, are the biggest of all the sheeple. Get your head out of Fox News’ a$$!

cletus T Rockafella

November 5th, 2009
5:04 pm

Oh for crying out loud, I have a steaming pile of dog poo in my yard that has more value than Deal has ever exhibited. Deal is a moronic opportunist who can’t function in the private sector, so he has to suck from the taxpayer teet for a job. Give me a break. Nathan Deal = Jimmy Swaggart. Same crap, different goal. oh, wait, maybe not.

CJKatl

November 5th, 2009
5:12 pm

Is this pandering or stupidity? Or both? Let’s hope Nathan Deal gets fined just like the wacko ex-lawyer who kept bringing federal lawsuits alleging the same garbage.

battling for the crazies « ATLmalcontent

November 5th, 2009
6:49 pm

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TANSTAAFL

November 5th, 2009
6:53 pm

Greetings All,

We’re quite perplexed over here at the secret underground Libertarian Command Center at all the Hoo-Rah over our boy Nathan’s gift to the birther movement this morning. It’s simply a method of pandering to a base element that will get in the car on primary day and cast their votes. Considering that the turnout for the impending 2010 republican primary is gonna set records for non-attendance, we think Nathan’s wise to make a pitch to any crowd that’ll give him a listen. Besides, we still haven’t decided which primary us Libertarians want to play in yet and if he manages to contain the Ox and keep Karen at arms length, maybe we’ll head over to the democrat love fest and see if we can have an impact there.

As far as his ranking on the Crew list, we couldn’t help but notice that he’s got pretty impressive company. Stars like Charlie Rangel, Jesse Jackson Jr and the redoubtable John Murtha (Fourth Year for Big John) also made the list as well as other notables from both sides of the aisle. We did notice that this was the first year that Nathan received this singular honor, but don’t worry, he’ll try harder next time.

The upshot of the whole thing is that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between Nathan, The Ox, Karen Handel or King Roy. Machine politicians are machine politicians no matter what colors they fly. And for Libertarian purposes in 2010, we do hope that Nathan and Roy make the cut in their primaries and are their parties standard bearers in the general election because Libertarian John Monds is gonna make hash out of both of them.

So remember kids, Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom! Vote Libertarian! Vote John Monds!

Xandr

November 5th, 2009
9:05 pm

Jimmy: Polls do NOT determine rights. If it was a question of public opinion, the slaves would not have been freed and made full citizens. Lincoln did not emancipate the slaves and Congress did not amend the US Constitution because they were popular; those things were done because they were the right thing to do. Furthermore, please name one bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President which restrict your right to bare arms? Please name one bill before a committee in Congress which has any popular support that’ll restrict your right to bare arms? You can’t. Not surprised. Lastly, please provide evidence to support your claims that either of the two bills currently fronted as likely to be passed by either house of congress will amount to a government takeover of healthcare. And no, the asinine ramblings of Republican congresswomen from North Carolina who refuse to read the bills do not count as “evidence.” The rest of your dribble doesn’t merit a response, and I feel that I’ve just wasted 5 minutes of my life writing this.

Deal. Real. Birther? — Peach Pundit

November 5th, 2009
9:27 pm

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jks

November 5th, 2009
9:52 pm

A child born to a US citizen is a natural born US citizen, whether or not they are born in Kansas, Hawaii, Kenya, or wherever. Unless there is a doubt about the President’s birth mother, isn’t this a moot and purely distracting point?

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GoOx brainwash

November 5th, 2009
10:33 pm

Deal is more electable than the slow, dumb, and pandering OX. OX wants to put planned parenthood out of business. Ox has no record and just panders to the right.

Tom Wyatt

November 5th, 2009
10:55 pm

I’m writing this post in full disclosure- using know alias. I have many friends and family in Atlanta, but I also have friends in rural areas of Georgia. To the degree that public discourse during this election season has dipped in the racial trash can I am disgusted. I coin myself as a moderate conservative, but I’m also a fan of solid leadership that impacts an issue in a positive manner regardless of skin color or partisanship. When will the debate move beyond black atlanta or white atlanta?

Many voters are awaiting the day when the state elects an Asian Lt. Governor, or when an openly gay individual obtains a state-wide constitutional office in Georgia.

Aren’t there more important issues to debate such as how Georgia will impact traffic congestion & fund rail, or how we might shore up Peach-Care, or how we might continue to make Georgia one of the most business friendly states in the Union?

I didn’t vote for Obama, but one Federal Judge has already thrown out a case asserting a similar notion having sent the attorney who brought the case with a pretty hefty fine “stinging” out of the court room.

On the heels of two victories in Gubernatorial races the elephants from a strategy stand point need to focus on how to duplicate those successes instead of chasing empty efforts.

Natural born citizen

November 6th, 2009
12:15 am

While the commies in D.C. creat non-stop divertions,the immigration problem are being ignored.Thanks Liberals traitors.

Of course B.HUSSEIN is an illegal alien.
That’s what Kenyan do.

prezident

November 6th, 2009
2:16 am

obaba u prezident now so dill wid it albino

AXJ ROCKS

November 6th, 2009
2:18 am

It is about time he shows the American People that he was born in the USA. A certifcate of live birth from Hawaii simply stating is was “filed” and not “accepted” does not prove anything.

http://freecharlotte.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/birth_certificate_5.jpg

Righty Racists....

November 6th, 2009
2:57 am

Reading this is so entertaining…even more entertaining than watching these righties on TV and hearing them on the radio with their racist, bigoted remarks. So you have to request the birth certificate of a mixed race president, are you freakin kidding me? You people act as if this country is made op of one race and everyone else is beneath you. So I have a question for you Righties….Look around at your fellow republications, any shade besides white standing next to you. Wake up, it’s 2010…I consider myself a independent because I can’t stand these radicals on either side but you have to be kidding me when you say basic heathcare is a “perk” Do you realize everyone can’t afford college, do you realize people are born into this world to families just trying to make it until next paycheck, do you realize everyone doesn’t grow up with a trust fund, do you realize this is a country made up of different types of people, Man it’s funny to see just how racist this country is, specifically the right……….

Righty Racists....

November 6th, 2009
3:02 am

So if he was white and was named John Smith would anyone question his country of birth…..Better yet why don’t you righties ask you governor of Louisina Bobby Jindal for his birth certificate he isn’t white and has an enthnic name….So tell me that you want to see his birth certificate as wsell. I can’t believe how any logical individual reading this stuff can’t see the racism…..Incredible.

dmac

November 6th, 2009
6:45 am

Like comedian John Hodgeman explained, Obama was not born in Hawaii, and he wasn’t born in Kenya. In fact he wasn’t born on Earth, he is from planet Krypton. His father is Jor-El. This explains his superhuman abilities (eg. the beer summit).

But this also means that Nathan Deal is really Lex Luthor. Deal must be stopped!

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Reality Train

November 6th, 2009
7:18 am

With some politicians, the more you know, the less you like them. Ross Perot is a good example. Nathan Deal is another. I guess since he no longer has to devote his time to the car inspection business, he has the free time to devote to other issues. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. The Ox, The Deal and Karen Handel — what an unimpressive bunch of posturing scheming wheeler-dealers. None that you would really characterize as “thoughtful”. If the Dems weren’t in total shambles themselves, the GOP would be routed in the governor’s race in 2010.

Tony

November 6th, 2009
7:38 am

This is to ‘Tom Wyatt” You stated that the California Judge Carter has thrown out the case about Obama and also set some heavy fines, why dont you get the facts right and tell the truth? He just WIMPED OUT and if anyone wants to read Judge Carters ruling go to his link and you can read what he said, this was afer he had Hillary Clinton come in for a discovery hearing on this case so you can bet he was told what to do. OBAMA is hiding something. http://americangrandjury.org/did-judge-o-carter-of-the-us-district-court-just-wimp-out

it's me

November 6th, 2009
8:21 am

The bottom line is simple, whether you like Deal or not. Show a true birth certificate and your problem goes away, Obama. Why does this continue to be an issue for you? Because you won’t show the certificate. I don’t care if you did or didn’t come into this world in Hawaii. I just know that by not showing it, you lend yourself to speculation of something that should be easy to clarify. That means one of two things – you are either so arrogant that you believe you don’t have to show anything OR this does feel like you are hiding something. It’s that simple.

it's me

November 6th, 2009
8:29 am

Righty Racists: This isn’t a race issue. John McCain’s birth certificate was also brought into question, and he produced his. He was actually born in the country of Panama, but it was on a U.S. Military base while his father was serving our country.

By the way, Bobby Jindal is a governor, not currently running for the President of the United States. It is a different standard. That is why Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t run for President but is qualified to be a governor.

TheTruthShallSetYouFree

November 6th, 2009
8:59 am

Why are so many people afraid of the TRUTH? Whether it’s Nathan Deal or anyone else, why would Barack Hussein Obama hesitate in providing his real birth certificate and get this over with? Hesitating and delaying makes you wonder if he really was born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, and therefore truly was not qualified to run for President. Obama, why not step up and resolve this matter?

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Hall

November 6th, 2009
10:02 am

I am simply embarrassed to be from the same county as this guy.

Danny

November 6th, 2009
10:39 am

Speaking for most that voted or didn’t vote for Obama, just why is it a big deal for only Obama to show a birth certificate? Does he want us to accept the BS that he’s going through his whole life without showing it? Or saying his is more sacred than ours that we show many times during our lives. Our trust evaporated more with each hour of delay. Now there’s none. Whatever he shows now will be supect. Seems there should be a copy of it somewhere. Does he have a death threat on entities he was required to give a copy to, preventing them from sharing it with Americans that voted for him, or didn’t?

rukidding

November 6th, 2009
10:43 am

So Ox and Deal have three things in common – corrupt, panderers, RINO’s

jimmy

November 6th, 2009
10:49 am

REPLIES AND MY REBUTTALS…
Also, as far as gay marriage, a majority of people in the US still wanted to keep the slavery system in place and didn’t want to give blacks civil rights or women voting rights. Did that make it right?………
The last time I checked GAY is neither RACE or GENDER.

And your fear of the FCC is unfounded unless you can point to something that Dems have done, rather than just speculating…….
Have you ever heard of the Fairness Doctrine that only the Dems have talked about resurrecting? True, nothing has come about to bring this about as of yet. They know that no one cares about listening to liberal talk radio so they’ll just try to silence conservative talk radio.

Furthermore, please name one bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President which restrict your right to bare arms?
Time and time again efforts have been made to restrict our access to weapons, but thankfully re: this subject there’s still some sense in DC and no bill has been passed. It’s not like they haven’t tried. With Cass Sunstein (sp?) as a czar you can be sure that effort will be made again.
Also, in your usage it should be spelled B-E-A-R, not bare, as in made naked.

and Obama is only trying to provide a low income insurance OPTION and will not take over anything……
OPTION? If you believe that then you’re an idiot. In the Pelosi Health Care Reform Bill there’s a section that, in a nutshell, says that “the sale of private individual health insurance policies will be prohibited, beginning in 2013, forcing individuals to purchase coverage through the federal government.” I’d say that goes one step further than takeover. That will drive the other companies out of business, thus leaving the govt as the only provider. Naturally they’ll say, “Oh we have to provide it since no one else is in that business any longer.”
OPTION? Sure, pay and join or don’t join and pay by going to jail. Section 501 creates a new tax on individuals without “acceptable” health care coverage, in other words, the millions of uninsured Americans. Failure to pay this tax on the uninsured would result in the wide array of penalties at the IRS’ disposal, including jail time.

As for auto and banking – the bailouts were requested and accepted by those banking institutions and the bailouts were only loans, not takeovers……..
In many cases bailouts WERE requested. In others they were not. CEO’s and other company officers were removed or “encouraged” to resign, under pressure doofus…….Again, SIMPLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL….

And the executive salary caps only apply to companies that received bailout money, and I as a taxpayer do not want executives looting all the money we lent them…..SIMPLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Nowhere is that power granted to the govt!

And while we’re at it…….try reading some of the bill and you’ll find gems such as this one in Section 213…..I’M FORCED TO PAY FOR YOUR DECISION TO ABORT A CHILD.
A monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan, as well those who select plans that have abortion coverage through the Exchange. The premium will be paid into an U.S. Treasury account and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

Much of what is going on is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. There is no legal basis for it. If you stand idly by while some of this stuff happens, before you know it, they’ll be reaching for things that you do believe in…..if there is such a thing.

denise

November 6th, 2009
12:01 pm

No, really… why doesn’t he just pop the info. out there and say, “Here’s my BC, here’s my college transcripts and my passport”… I do not believe that’s too much to ask for.
More than one person really wants to know the legitimacy of our transparent president and that’s a fair question.
I’m all for health care reform, but I believe they should start fixing the programs that are already out there instead of creating more.
Considering he’s a community organizer, I sure hope he works on being a Nation organizer and I’m not talking about any other country other than this one.
I get the feeling though that the strategy is to throw money into it and it will be fixed.
At whose expense??
My personal opinion??
Never trust anyone that cannot speak freely from the heart or look America in the eye.

jd

November 6th, 2009
12:07 pm

Bullet, Being a republican, I am with you. I’ll dump mine if you dump yours. Deal????

jd

November 6th, 2009
12:16 pm

NY Yankee, Done deal, if you know how!! Maybe then some of my taxes will go down in stead of up. Maybe constructive criticism next time.

SFG

November 6th, 2009
12:33 pm

jd

November 6th, 2009
12:35 pm

denise, I like your comment about looking at you when you speak. I saw the President yesterday in a meeting of some kind and, unless there was a teleprompter, he never looked forward only left to right. I find this strange. Everyone believes better what is being said if the person looks at you.

Truth

November 6th, 2009
12:39 pm

You know the old line “… show me the money …” well, how about “Show me the birth certificate!” Bottom line: It ain’t gonna happen because he was born in Kenya, plain and simple! He knows it and he knew it all along, otherwise we would have seen the real deal (bc) long ago! What a shame, what a shame …

NY Yankee

November 6th, 2009
1:05 pm

jd-No, if you guys left, your taxes would go up not down. Most of the southern states get way more from Washington than they pay in. MS gets $2.02 for every $1.00 they pay in while NJ gets only $0.61. Here’s the numbers:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/show/266.html

We Yankees and other blue-staters (CA, MN, WI, OR) would be in clover if we could talk you bubbas into going your own way. And we wouldn’t have to listen to your whining all the time….

Jackson

November 6th, 2009
1:51 pm

Its obvious most of you didnt read the chat comments properly or thoroughly and you are allowing your bias to get in the way of what he said.

First of all, if you look at the chat, they asked LOTS of questions, this one was just one of many. He wasnt promoting as his agenda or some big part of his solutions for Georgia. The reporter asked him to clear it up. All he said was he was joining with others to ask obama to release his certificate. I dont know why this is a crazy request. Deal didnt say he was asking because he didnt believe Obama. He said release the certificate. I guess we’ll all know when the letter comes out.

He’s not asking McCain or other because it was never a question. McCain didnt grow up the son of a foreign immigrant in Indonesia. Obama did. I dont know if Obama was born here. I doubt, regardless of the truth, that it will affect things. But Deal answered the question posed to him honestly. Can you say he was pandering when he just answered a question?

Seriously people. YOu are so easily manipulated by these writers looking for something to sell papers. There were like 40 questions asked and answered. No one covered the chat or discussion — which by the way I havent seen a single republican or democrat candidate for any office in Georgia do the same thing — but they pick one answer and get everyone wriled up.

Another Yankee

November 6th, 2009
2:17 pm

All this birth certificate nonsense is just that, nonsense.
The facts:
Barack Obama was born in the United States. That makes him a natural born citizen.
His mother was an American citizen (and no, he doesn’t need two American citizen parents.)
He has already produced a valid birth certificate in spite of the fact that he did not have to do so.
The Hawaii Department of Health has affirmed, twice, that they have his birth records on file and they confirm that he was born in Hawaii.
There is absolutely zero evidence that President Obama’s mother ever went to Kenya in her entire life, much less when she was a penniless pregnant college student with a husband who didn’t have any money either–that’s zero evidence, no passport records, nothing.
All these spurious claims about his grandma witnessing his Kenyan birth, and losing his citizenship because his stepfather registered him in school, are just desparate nonsense by people who can’t accept the results of the election.
I’ve asked myself why the birthers are so pathological, why they argue in a circle, reaching conclusions and then looking for evidence to justify their conclusions.
At first I thought that it was just politics. After all conservatives were pretty crazy when Clinton was president. They said he was a murderer, a drug runner, that he was plotting to suspend the Constitution and hand the government over to the United Nations. Crazy stuff to be sure.
But there seems to be a whole new level of insanity to this birther nonsense. It’s not really even about politics. What it seems to really be about is purity. Obama is somehow the other, he’s going to pollute our vital essence as nation, make us impure.
That’s where the birther stuff comes in. And it’s not really about where Obama was born, because there’s really no doubt about that. It’s about the fact that he was born. That dark dark man from scary foreign Kenya came to the United States. He slipped past our defenses. He found a lily white young woman from Kansas and his slipped his sneaky black penis into her young white virginal body. Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. is the symbol of everything the birthers think has been taken away from them–simplicity, purity, clear bright lines between people. But his son is the living embodiment of that loss. Where most people simply see an unlikely joining of two people from opposite ends of the Earth, birthers see the end of their comfortable fantasy of an all-white homogenized America.
It’s not about evidence, it’s about fear.

hammer

November 6th, 2009
2:44 pm

baraq was born in kenya– as soon as its proven, the libs will be exposed to supporting a economic terrorist. he’s spent(stole) more money than all pesidents combined. the unemployment #’s are at 10.2% and growing.and no confidence in the market (cause they dont trust him). the obama supporters, supported the down fall of our great country with there foolish vote.i think he has 37 reported SS#’s, and continues to spend untold amounts of money to hide his long version BC.only a fool would deny all the facts around his BC

cletus T Rockafella

November 6th, 2009
6:14 pm

Look, I don’t care about the obammy birther issue. Barake or whatever it is, is from somewhere way beyond the concept of America. As far as I’m concerned, round jimmy carter, bill clinton, bush-trash#1 and #2 and obammy, stick them in jail and put them all on trial for treason.They are all crap & garbage.

Keith

November 6th, 2009
10:09 pm

To hell if Obama wasn’t born here or not! Let’s not make him made before this crazy muslim starts clipping unarmed men and women.

AXJ ROCKS

November 7th, 2009
2:40 am

Nathan Deal says he’ll ask for Barack Obama’s birth certificate and sends letter to the entire Congress, both Houses, Senate, and Supreme Court!

Published letter states the following:

Dear fellow Congressmen and Women,

It has come to my attention that apparently Mr. Obama has yet not presented a certified copy of his long form birth certificate to the Electoral College and until he does so according to our Constitution he is not eligible to continue occupying the Office of the President.

As an American, Republican, and Congressman I hereby give Mr. Obama till the end of this month to present his birth certificate or resign that position before I request the immediate creation of an emergency investigation into this matter.

I have seen the document published on the internet and do not think it suffices for many reasons among them that it states it has only been “filed” and not “accepted”, it does not state nor the hospital nor doctor, and we have a sworn statement from 2 women in Kenyan stating they were present when you were born there.

Unforutunately Mr. Obama, in a country ruled by the Law this is prima facie evidence for any Court of Law including our Supreme Court that you are not eligible to occupy the Office of the President.

I also hereby inform you Mr. Obama that I have distributed a certified copy of this letter to all my fellow members of Congress and we are awaiting your immediate public reply to this letter.

Sincerely,

Mr. Nathan Deal
Republican Congressman

Wing nuts of the southern confederated Taliban GOP have lost it

November 7th, 2009
7:49 am

brithers you know where Obama birth certificate is where he was born. They are looking down the road for what is coming.

The problem is the color of the men and woman and they politic. You hear them say we want our country back. you just like all the rest came here from another land but the Indian. This country will get browner but that don’t mean we don’t love our country. Ask the Big company that same question. they love money before country. they send a lot of jobs overseas to keep there pocket full. will the GOP stand with the people like they stand with microsoft, state farm ,BP. The greed, not help for every day Joe. This thing is about power first money second and color this GOP we have now.

all the so call hell raised about the money Obama is spending what about the last four years this in it self proves they are hypocrites. why would any body go back to a fail polices. The GOP know how to pump up there base but it will take more that there base to win . The north is gone the west is going only in the south for right now the GOP has a power base. IN TEN YEARS THAT WILL BE GOING TO. THE SOUTHERN GOP was in power for eight year and they F-ck up every thing for every body in the end.
They have only one plat Tax cuts . can the cities do a tax cut cut now? the State? none of them have any money so you want to give a tax cut? all the Tax cut for over eight years where are the JOBS!!!!
Company are full of greed they could care less about the people and you want to give them a tax cut. if you look at the CEO;s and there top people they had no pay cuts the rest of the employee lost there jobs or got pay cuts ( most of them). They care nothing about america only there pocket books!!

HowCanTheTruthBeHarmful?

November 7th, 2009
9:04 am

IF the HI BC existed, it would have been shown long ago. Several hundred$ of thousand$ of dollar$ in fees paid to Perkins Coie would have been saved. An HI BC does not exist.

When the Kenyan documents, records finally see the light of day, financial markets will be roiled. All that remains to be seen is just how badly the information is taken by the rest of the world.

BPJ

November 7th, 2009
9:55 am

We now know what find of governor Deal would be: unemployment hits 10%, and he joins the “birther” nutcases!

When you start getting lectures from John Oxendine on acting like a mature adult, that’s a bad sign.

BIG MAC

November 7th, 2009
11:08 am

I don’t believe there is anything to this birth certificate thing but I also believe Obama is perpetuating the issue on purpose but not releasing his full documents and that includes his other records as well such as college records, theses, medical, etc. So in that regard, I support Deal’s request. Transparency was promised, but not delivered.

Bill

November 7th, 2009
11:37 am

So Deal wants written proof that a physician has certified Mr. Obama’s birth? I think we need a physician to certify Deal’s sanity. His current antics cause me to question that seriously. His grab for media attention is an embarassment for all of Georgia. What a moron he is.

JM

November 7th, 2009
12:26 pm

Good gosh, don’t these people in congress have anything else better to do?? The President’s birth certificate has been certified time and time again by the health department in Hawaii. What more do these people want??

westyn

November 7th, 2009
12:36 pm

heck if he is a us citizen there should not be a prob seeing the birth certificate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps idk

Mark

November 7th, 2009
1:52 pm

Where is Nathan Deal’s birth certificate?

Can’t find it on his Congressional or campaign websites.

What is Nathan Deal hiding?

Is Nathan Deal one of….us?

Stanislaw

November 7th, 2009
2:55 pm

Finally! At long last Deal has shown his true colors! Despite being able to look at the valid, state-issued Certificate of Live Birth that has been available for viewing on the internet for over a year, Deal still refuses to believe that a black man could ever legitimately become president. At least other state Republicans have the sense to call out Deal’s foolishness for exactly what it is.

In any event, it’s good to know that Deal isn’t afraid to sell his soul to the knuckle-dragging, tinfoil-hat wearing, conspiracy-obsessed nutjobs that make up an increasingly large share of the Republican party in this country. If he’s lucky, maybe he can get soon-to-be-disbarred “lawyer” Orly Taitz to be his campaign manager. He can pay off her sanctions in exchange for her destroying what’s left of his credibility.

Stanislaw

November 7th, 2009
3:05 pm

@Another Yankee, you hit the nail on the head. Racism and fear is EXACTLY what the birther movement is all about.

Carol

November 7th, 2009
4:51 pm

Obama is definitely a shady character, more so than any of the other Presidents. Just the fact that he will not produce a real Birth Certificate and not a “Live Cert. of Birth” record is proof that he is hiding information. Do yourselves a favor and google Obama’s Mother. If they haven’t removed her “racy” photos yet…you’ll discover she was as radical then as he is now. Who really believes she ever married his Kenyan Father anyway. And, would it be a legal marriage in the U.S. if he already had several other wives back in Africa??
It’s hard to imagine someone with that background being elected President of the United States. And, it has nothing to do with race, either. That’s a liberal copout that is becoming very old.

mwaddell

November 7th, 2009
6:39 pm

As a government professor for 45 years I am astounded at the sheer ignorance of the “birther” group. It does not matter WHERE President Obama was born. His mother was an American citizen and unless he formally renounced his American citizenship after his 18th birthday, he is eligible to be President. End of discussion.

borderraven

November 7th, 2009
8:52 pm

Call me a “Birther” if you wish.

This is all about the sanctity of the US Constitution, and nothing about politics. The separation of powers, the Executive branch defined by the US Constitution. This is not about the color of skin, but about the content of a man’s character. This will also reach to the Declaration of Independence.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
—- Martin Luther King, Jr.

1959 Barack Obama, Sr., at the age of 23 Barack Obama Sr. leaves behind his pregnant Kenyan wife Kezia and their baby son …

On or about October 28, 1960, Barack Hussein Obama II, is conceived in the womb, of Stanley Ann Dunham, a 17 year old, unwed college student.

February 2, 1961 – Barack Obama Sr., 25, marries 18 year old Ann Dunham, at the time of their wedding, Ann Dunham is already three months pregnant with Barack Obama, Jr., and she doesn’t know Barack Obama Sr. has a wife and children in Kenya.

Hawaii Law states:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588HRS0572HRS_0572-0001.htm

…”HRS §572-1 Requisites of valid marriage contract. In order to make valid the marriage
contract, which shall be only between a man and a woman, it shall be necessary that:

(3) The man does not at the time have any lawful wife living and that the woman does not at the time have any lawful husband living;” ….

Barack Hussein Obama II, was born on August 4, 1961, in Hawaii [certification needed] to a minor US citizen mother, age 18, and a 25 year old, Kenyan born British subject father.

Barack Hussein Obama II, was born in Hawaii, and he is a dual national.

vuduchld

November 7th, 2009
9:24 pm

Frankly, I find this nonsense very funny. Why in the world would I want to believe any nut case Republican. Bottom feeders, like Nathan Deal, is another example of a cabal completely out of touch with serious issues we Americans are facing. Why is this idiot still in office? Clearly this is a subhuman who should be in the latrine cleaning business, not a representing the people of Georgia. For too long “we the people” have sat back and let these idiots hi-jack the show. NOT ANY MORE! If Natan Deal can request our President to show his birth papers, then he needs to pony his up and be submitted to daily drug testing. If he’s asking for “purity” then the purity starts with him. We want any and all records of him and his family, and we should demand that any “plantation” records he may have of his slave holding ancestors, we want them too. We have to be sure right??

oldaggie

November 8th, 2009
12:18 am

Hey Deal and your fellow birther nuts: BO’s birth certificate is availbable for viewing on SNOPEs, but you dopes will only believe it’s false even though its orgin is certified by the Hawaii DOH>

Rightwing nut

November 8th, 2009
3:35 am

good luck getting it. you have to travel to some hut in kenya to find it.

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