“The President is indeed a Citizen"
by David Miller
LOVELAND, OHIO - There is a lingering debate amongst citizens as to whether or not President Barack Obama is actually a U.S. Citizen. Those labeled by the national press as “Birthers” refuse to accept evidence of the legitimacy of the President's birth certificate, and indeed say he was actually born in Kenya, and thus not eligible to hold the office of President.
Many lawmakers in Washington, have added fuel to the theory by refusing to acknowledge evidence documenting Obama's birthplace and citizenship.
Conservative CNN TV host Lou Dobbs, recently added more fuel when he made a comment that intimated that Obama was an undocumented alien. "I'm starting to think we have a document issue. You suppose he's un... no, I won't even use the word undocumented, it wouldn't be right," said Dobbs on Tuesday.
Eric Boehlert, writing for Media Matters said, “...it's still vitally important to monitor Dobbs and call out CNN management for its dreadful hypocrisy on the birther issue (i.e. The story is "dead" but it's OK for Dobbs to keep flogging it on national TV).”
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President, Dick Cheney, is also accused of giving credence to the Birther conspiracy movement and defending it. Below, watch David Shuster's MSNBC discussion of Liz Cheney. Shuster calls the refusal of prominent Republicans to acknowledge that the President is a citizen, “Garbage.”
Ohio 2nd District Congresswoman Jean Schmidt was recently seen on national TV being chased by Mike Stark of Firedoglake.com and the Huffington Post as he tried to get Schmidt to answer the straight forward question, “Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States?” Schmidt refused to answer the question, and told Stark he should make an appointment if he wanted answers to his questions.
See the high speed chase of Schmidt, the marathoner, below...
On Thursday, Loveland Magazine asked for a statement from Congresswoman Schmidt outlining her views on the citizenship of President Obama.
Schmidt said, “The President is indeed a Citizen of this country. I voted as a Member of the House to certify the vote of the Electoral College electing him as our President. I may not agree with his politics but there is no doubt he is our President and has my full respect as such.”