Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HOT: Hawaii Gov. Says There Are No Obama Birth Records In Hawaii...

I have been on the sidelines of the birther, "Where was Obama born?" issue, not having a strong opinion one way or the other on the issue, but to me it has always been a bit odd that Obama has never released the birth certificate.

Here's a fascinating broadcast from a radio announcer reporting that after an extensive search by the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abecrombie, that the Governor says there is no Obama birth certificate in Hawaii:



  1. "but to me it has always been a bit odd that Obama has never released the birth certificate."

    This is absolutely untrue. The certificate has been released, examined by impartial 3rd parties and verified as authentic. How can you in good conscience claim otherwise> You besmirch an otherwise credible website with this post.

    Frequent arguments of those questioning Obama's eligibility are that he has not released a photocopy of his "original" or "long form" birth certificate, but rather a redacted "short form" version. It has also been claimed that the use of the term "certification of live birth" on the document means it is not equivalent to one's "birth certificate". These arguments have been debunked numerous times by media investigations, every judicial forum that has addressed the matter, and Hawaiian government officials—a consensus of whom have concluded that the certificate released by the Obama campaign is indeed his official birth certificate. Asked about this, Hawaiian Department of Health spokeswoman Janice Okubo stated that Hawaii "does not have a short-form or long-form certificate".[15] Moreover, the director of her Department has confirmed that the state "has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures".

  2. The "impartial" third parties were -- a group funded partially by George Soros -- who claimed they were given a hardcopy but only released a JPEG. And Hawaii has two forms of a birth certificate -- a short form (which merely states the DOB, parents' names, and birth name and can be issued to anyone, regardless of the place of birth) and a long form which is issued only to people actually born in the state. (Shouldn't this be obvious from the fact that the form posted doesn't list any information about his birth -- no doctor, no hospital, no time, and no location?) Also, FactCheck edited the JPEG they posted on their site after it was pointed out that the certificate was oddly off-center.

    No court has ruled on the validity of his short form birth certificate. Every court has dismissed suits based on a lack of standing; there hasn't been a single ruling on the merits of the challenges on his citizensip status. Likewise, Hawaiian officials have unilaterally refused to comment on his birth certificate (up until Abercrombie), citing privacy concerns.