Romney Jokes About Obama’s Birth Certificate

Paul Ryan with Mitt Romney in Norfolk, Virginia 8-11-12As Dean Obeidallah tweeted, “Obama should joke about how Blacks were banned from Mormon Church till 1978.” Via AP/Newsday:

Wading into a debunked conspiracy theory, Mitt Romney raised the issue of President Barack Obama’s citizenship Friday by joking that “no one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate.”

At a rally in the suburbs of Detroit, Romney told a crowd of about 5,000 that he and his wife were happy to be back near their childhood home. “They know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” the candidate said.

The remark was a clear reference to the discredited claims that Obama was not born in the United States and thus ineligible to be president. Hawaii officials have repeatedly verified Obama’s citizenship, and courts have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue. The Obama campaign decried the remark, saying Romney was embracing “the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them.”…

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  • Bugsy Siegall

    Check the filing cabinet by the water cooler.  You’ll find the certificate under the last 20 years of Romney tax returns.

  • rus Archer

    how much more of this do we need to see before everyone realizes this whole thing = as scripted as a reality showdemocracy = sham

    • Andrew

      Q: “how much more of this do we need to see before everyone realizes…”

      A: ∞

    • BuzzCoastin

       spin doctors are making sure that never happens

    • David Howe

      the media makes this a show cuz that’s what it is.  remember all this campaign shit is free.  they don’t have to commit journalism in order to have something to air.

      • rus Archer

        this was a show before the media existed

  • Thom Vane

    “no one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate.”
    It’s funny because he’s white.

    • Jin The Ninja


    • Calypso_1

      I thought he was part mexican.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Obama’s family background is as obscure as Romney’s financial info
    but the joke is that we don’t know anything about their puppet masters

  • Alex

    Debunked my ass. Obama is as phony as a three dollar bill. 

    • Andrew

      Why would they install a non-citizen as president?  There are plenty of other well-spoken, fake-liberal, half-white, citizen hypocrites they could’ve installed.