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Barack Obama again jokes about his birth certificate, outrage ensues …. oh, wait

Barack Obama again jokes about his birth certificate, outrage ensues …. oh, wait

Oooooh, Mitt Romney made a joke about his own birth certificate, and the MSM and nutroots go wild!

Ben Howe at Redstate has the details and video:

Some politicos are upset about a joke that Mitt Romney made today at President Obama’s expense.

Romney: “I love being home, where but the both of us were born. No one asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is where we were born and raised.”

The Obama campaign was immediately flabbergasted that Romney would sink so low, releasing this statement.

“Throughout this campaign, Governor Romney has embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them. It’s one thing to give the stage in Tampa to Donald Trump, Sheriff Arpaio, and Kris Kobach. But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.”

As Howe points out, the person who jokes the most about birth certificates the most is the Obama campaign:

But really, Romney was just following the Obama Campaign’s own instructions as seen on their website store where you can purchase a coffee mug with Obama’s birth certificate printed on the side. Their description makes clear that birther jokes aren’t only ok, they want people telling them.


There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke. Get your Obama birth certificate Made in the USA mug today.

Now can we call go back to the civility of Obama surrogates calling Romney a murderer and Obama making Seamus the Dog jokes?

Update: Hilarity is breaking out all over ….


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Henry Hawkins | August 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

If it was on purpose, nice touch, Mr. Romney. Just enough to rile up the opposition without offering true or serious offense.

    I tend to think when I see this much outrage by liberals about something, I tend to think that the thing they are outraged about tends to be true. They just use outrage to shut people up so they feel ashamed for speaking what they know. This is the reason why the Emperor paraded around naked for so long.

    Donald Douglas in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I personally wasn’t expecting this, but since Team Obama’s campaigning for reelection on the dirtiest platform in American history, it makes perfect sense. Indeed, joking about O’s birth certificate is a brilliant burst of spontaneity on the eve of the Republican National Convention. Progressives can get all bent out of shape that Mitt dared even question — even jokingly — Barack Hussein’s eligibility for the Oval Office. Meanwhile, O’s media lapdogs will eat it up, looking to smear the GOP ticket as extremists and “birthers,” which nicely takes the focus off the left’s abortion obsession. The trick, however, is not to let “birtherism” really take hold again. The convention starts Monday. Get the focus on the economy.

    Video is here: “Oh My! Mitt Romney Revives ‘Birther’ Controversy — ‘No One’s Ever Asked to See My Birth Certificate’ (VIDEO).

Was that birth certificate joke about Obama ? … or was it about his father ?

Questions were occasionally asked about George Romney’s eligibility to run for President in 1968 due to his birth in Mexico, given the ambiguity in the United States Constitution over the phrase “natural-born citizen”. His Mormon paternal grandfather and his three wives had fled to Mexico in 1886, but none of them ever relinquished U.S. citizenship. Romney’s parents chose U.S. citizenship for their children, including George. The family fled Mexico and came to the United States in 1912 during the Mexican Revolution.

Obami synchronized flopping team crush fainting couch. Vapors ensue.

Once Obama learns how to spell ‘Ohio’ correctly, someone should pull him aside and explain what “smoking them out” means.

I came across the following on William Katz’s “Urgent Agenda” site.

It’s part of some advice That Peggy Noonan has for Mitt Romney:

“He must use humor, for three reasons. One is that wit breaks through and sharpens all points. Another is that it is natural to him. Before the voting in Iowa, he wryly told a friend that the caucuses were like the LaBrea Tar Pits: “No one comes out the way they went in.” On a conference call recently, he asked a question of his staff. No one answered. Mr. Romney waited. “Bueller? Bueller?” he said, in a perfect imitation of Ben Stein.

Third, President Obama can’t stand to be made fun of. His pride won’t allow it, his amour propre cannot countenance a joke at his own expense. If Mr. Romney lands a few very funny lines about the president’s leadership, Mr. Obama will freak out. That would be fun, wouldn’t it?”

    Ragspierre in reply to ALman. | August 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    INDEED… Funny!

      ALman in reply to Ragspierre. | August 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Yep. Stick a “worm” with a pin and it squirms. It does so not because the pin prick tickles, but due to the pain. So, . . .

    gs in reply to ALman. | August 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    1. Ever since she said that McCain should have picked Kay Bailey Hutchison as VP, I filter Noonan’s opinion when I encounter it. Noonan is erratic but she’s good when she’s good. This particular piece was worth reading.

    2. Here is a link to the whole thing.

    3. Having posted from time to time that the Left can’t stand being mocked, I agree with her recommendation of humor.

    4. The convention speeches, especially the acceptance speeches, are occasions for attacking Obama and his record. How best to blend humor and seriousness I leave to the pros.

    However, on the campaign trail, a little self-deprecating humor thrown in with the attack humor would be go over well IMHO. Reagan used it effectively. The point is to demonstrate to the voters is that Romney is not a thin-skinned narcissist like Obama.

The outrage of the Obama campaign: are there any adults around?

    Rosalie in reply to mbabbitt. | August 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    No, there aren’t any adults; at least not thinking adults. I can hardly wait for Andrea Mitchell to ask Sununu about this. It’s always so much fun to see her stammering.

NC Mountain Girl | August 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Romney has already used that most dismissive of all Southern phrases when talking about Obama.

“It is free men and women that drive our economy. Freedom is what makes America work. And President Obama, bless his heart, has tried to substitute government for free people-and it has not worked, and it will never work/”

    I never knew that “bless his heart” was a dismissive phrase that Southerners use. Learned something new there.

    Also, the term “dismissive” struck a chord with me. This is what BO has been in so many ways. He’s pooh-poohed this group, that group, this idea, now that idea. But, but most of all he’s been dismissive of the proud heritage of this great nation.

    Come November, it’ll no longer be a case of one being dismissive. Rather, a case of being dis-missed!

      Henry Hawkins in reply to ALman. | August 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Here in the south, ‘bless your heart’ isn’t always dismissive – depends on inflection – and is used in the literal sense, an expression of empathy, but said just right, it’s the genteel way a southerner puts the smackdown on you. Analogues might be, “well, isn’t that special…” or “aren’t you special?”

I am outraged that pro-rape felon Mitt Romney would sink so low.

Mock them then do it again. They unravel.

    pfg in reply to raven. | August 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Mockery is precisely the method to deflate all collectivists and know-it-alls. That’s why they so single-minded in controlling all means of communication and why they HATE the First Amendment.

    Seeing the reaction of the One’s campaign is addictive. Com’n, Mitt, do it again.

LOL. I am loving the fact that Mitt Romney has the b*lls to make jokes like this, knowing how the left will (over)react with outrageous outrage.

It’s about time our side stopped letting the left dictate the terms of how we’re allowed to debate, and what language we’re allowed to use. And speaking of debates, I hope Romney uses the term “illegal aliens” and not “undocumented immigrants” when this issue comes up. It’s time we start calling a spade a spade, so to speak, and stop trying to placate the left and their open-borders, one-world-order agenda.

70% of Obama’s Twitter followers don’t have birth certificates.

The problem is – and I love jokes as well as the next guy – I don’t trust a certain person’s psyche to be able to take a joke on himself without over-retaliating, and at the moment his capacity for over-retaliation outweighs mine. Just thinking out loud, here.

I think Romney is deliberately goading Obama in order to provoke unattractive reaction.’s not official until Stephanie Cutter lies about it.

A sure sign times are changing : For the longest time the left has owned the stage and used that advantage to mock and demean their opponents. Sara Palin started to change that and that is in part why they hate her. Now in the last few years as they have demonstrated they are thin skinned fools ,an alternate venue is opening up increasingly challenging their former dominance. Having previously pretty much had their way they are ill equiped to deal with the new what is.

Ike needed birth certificate to run for president
“…Deseret News and Telegram, Fairclough forwarded us a United Press wire article from the Oct. 2, 1952 edition…
The article appeared on page 6A with a dateline of Sherman, Texas. It was headlined: “General’s birth certificate officially filed,” and stated, “A certificate recording Dwight Eisenhower’s birth in Denison on Oct. 14, 1890, was filed Wednesday [Oct. 1, 1952] in the Grayson County Clerk’s office.

“Nobody had bothered to make out a certificate when the Republican presidential candidate was born in a house at the corner of Lamar and Day streets in nearby Denison.

“A copy of the certificate filed Wednesday was mailed to Mrs. Eisenhower in Denver. Eisenhower’s older brother, Arthur, signed the certificate. It was also signed by the Grayson County Judge J.N. Dickson and recorded by County Clerk J.C. Buchanan…”
Elected 34th president of the United States in November 1952, Eisenhower made it through his first 62 years without any need for a birth certificate.

However, the need arose when he became a presidential candidate. Since Eisenhower was the oldest man to be elected president since James Buchanan over 100 years earlier, age was obviously not at issue. Instead, there was protocol in place for presidential candidates to provide proof of eligibility to appear on the ballot…”
Apparently the media hadn’t invented the “birther” moniker
back in 1952.
If General Eisenhower needed a legal birth certificate in 1952, years after his heroic military career in WWII
why isn’t Obama required to present the same eligibility?
Because he can’t.

“Birther” is a pejorative invented by the left to mock those among us who are genuinely and legitimately concerned that the Constitutional requirement to be eligible for the Presidency on the United States of America may not have been met, based on the overwhelming evidence that Obama has hidden his past, knowing he is not, in fact, a Natural Born Citizen.

“Teabagger” is a pejorative invented by the left to mock those among us who are genuinely and legitimate concerned that the Constitutional requirements set forth in the Constitution of the United States of America have been ignored and hidden, knowing this government operates, in fact, beyond the Constitution.


Teabagger: hehe
Birther: Outrage


Teabagger: Outrage
Birther: hehe

NC Mountain Girl | August 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Think of the gasket Obama might well blow if Romney throws in the quip “Well, I don’t anticipate I’ll win the win the Nobel Peace Prize for my first eight months in office” to a question about how his foreign policy will differ from Obama’s.

    Or, before I take a vacation, I’ll be sure to actually do some work!

    Or, when we go on vacation, I’ll pay my own tab, not expect the taxpayer to do so.

Midwest Rhino | August 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Flopper Obama maybe learned to flop in his basketball days. The art of faking offense … drawing the charge. 🙂
worst basketball flops

Henry Hawkins | August 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Line for Romney: “Nobody gets hired till we see the green energy called profit.”

As is noted by commenters here and by the Instapundit, this is just wonderful strategy by Romney — the ‘picador’ strategy in which Romney proves that he (just like Sarah Palin) can live inside his opponent’s head.

Now then: remember back in the primary when Gingrich and Santorum supporters were angry because Romney had been mean to their candidates?

What I said back then was this — politics ain’t beanbag. If Mittens can beat up on Newt, just wait ’til he gets hold of Obama.

That’s beginning to happen, and I for one welcome it. I want more. I want Mitt to annoy Champ so thoroughly that Champ melts down in a presidential debate. I want the Obama campaign so flustered that Stephanie Cutter accidentally tells the truth. I want David Axelrod muttering to himself that he could always return to the Tribune.

Champ is going to learn that he’s not the only player who can throw an elbow on the court.

The Mittens that has so thoroughly enraged and annoyed each and every one of his opponents?

More, please.

Reverse-McCain strategy is good and refreshing.

Give the Leftists no quarter.

Mock them and then mock them some more.

We love it!

President thin skin reacts poorly by whining, big surprise there.

However, IF Obama had been honest from the beginning about his birth certificate instead of being ashamed of his past none of this would bother him much less wasted his time whining and looking silly as a result.

There are two possible explanations for Obama repeatedly using a “composite” for public display. Yes, both the COLB and the long form he produced were fakes, i.e. NOT legally acceptable in a Court of Law. His own lawyer in NJ admitted as much. It is no crime to mislead the public by reproducing a birth certificate for public display purposes. If you accept as I do that Obama was born in the US then there can be only two explanations of why Obama insists on the charade of repeatedly showing a “composite” document.

1) The original was destroyed when Barry Soetoro married and subsequently adopted young Barack. Yes, even the State records would be exspunged. This was normal practice in those days. The only chance of an original showing Barack Obama, Sr. as the father is if Senior or the grandparents kept a certified copy issued right after being born.

So for messaging purposes, the Obama campaign decided to simplify his past for public consumption which then subsequently backedfired on them because they got caught in a sloppy reproduction fueling the birther movement.

2) The original was destroyed by the State as in #1 with the adoption by Soetoro but Anne Dunham didn’t know who the father was and put UNKNOWN.

Either way, Obama got caught trying to fudge his past and it backfired because of his needless and obsessive secrecy by the most transparent POTUS ever. A forced error exposing a paranoid mind.

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