Texas Birther Bill: Obama Probably ‘Born in Kenya’
November 17, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— A right-wing Texas state lawmaker, who made headlines during an appearance at a tea party rally when he said, “Barack Obama is God’s punishment on us,” filed a birther bill on Tuesday. Rep. Leo Berman, says the bill is necessary, because we may have a Kenyan-born usurper living in the White House. Berman, known for filing numerous xenophobic anti-immigration bills, is a certified crank, but with extremist tea party Republicans gaining control of both legislative chambers in the midterms, his kooky birther bill might have a shot of at least coming up for a vote.
Berman told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal his birther bill is necessary to protect Americans from the Kenyan-born Obama.
“This bill is necessary because we have a president whom the American people don’t know whether he was born in Kenya or some other place.” Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, said in reference to President Barack Obama and of House Bill 295. “If you are running for president or vice president, you’ve got to show here in Texas that you were born in the United States and the birth certificate is your proof.”
For the record, again, President Obama made his birth certificate available online, in response to repeated smears and conspiracy theories that he was not a natural born citizen. The wacky birther conspiracy has been thoroughly debunked. President Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya or anywhere else. The director of Hawaii’s Department of Health confirmed that Obama was born in Honolulu. And a birth announcement in the local paper announced Barack Obama’s birth.
But it’s a zombie lie that just won’t die. Why? Because there is a certain segment of the population that will never accept a black man as president.