CNN’s Erickson Suggests Obama is Kenyan, Not American

July 5, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Erick Erickson, inflammatory right-wing RedState blogger and CNN contributor, just took to his Twitter account to suggest President Obama is from Kenya. Erickson, part of the “best political team on television,” is apparently tired of readying his “wife’s shotgun” to menace U.S. census workers. And is now seeking additional attention by slyly evoking the birther conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya.

Erickson, who previously referred to former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, as a “goat fucking child molester,” and derided President Obama’s Nobel Peace prize, as an “affirmative action quota,” is now taking up where former CNN host Lou Dobbs left off, by insinuating Obama is not a natural born citizen:

“I’m starting to think Barack Obama is Kenyan for Herbert Hoover,” wrote Erickson on his Twitter account.

First of all, there is no such language, as “Kenyan.” English and Swahili are the official languages of Kenya.

Secondly, the Republican Congressional caucus has been whining about the “deficit,” fully embracing the failed economic policies of Herbert Hoover, at a time of near double-digit unemployment.

President Obama, together with Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for a jobs bill and extending unemployment benefits, which the Republicans have filibustered time and time again.

And, despite the wacky claims of birthers, President Obama was indeed born in Hawaii–not Kenya–not Indonesia–not anywhere else. Obama is American, not Kenyan.

The mind reels. The “best political team on television?” No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet.


6 Responses to “CNN’s Erickson Suggests Obama is Kenyan, Not American”

  1. AnotherBird on July 6th, 2010 5:29 am

    Of course Obama is Kenyan-America. He was a person born in Hawaii, USA to an American mother and Kenyan father. When people like Erickson has something to add to the debate about the issues facing America it would be great to hear his opinion. However, engaging in a logically disjoint idea suggest that he has been get back to researching something that is actually factual.

  2. DanFromMo on July 6th, 2010 9:27 pm

    AnotherBird, So you yourself admit his father is Kenyan. Which makes Obama uneligible to be President. Natural Born means both parents have to be U.S. Citizens..

    Welcome you are not just AntoherBird you are anorhter Birther!

  3. DanFromMo on July 6th, 2010 9:29 pm

    AnotherBird, So you yourself admit his father is Kenyan. Which makes Obama uneligible to be President. Natural Born means both parents have to be U.S. Citizens..

    Welcome you are not just AnotherBird you are yet another Birther!

  4. lol@UBIRTHER on July 7th, 2010 6:22 pm


    Name one SCOTUS ruling that says “both parents have to be U.S. Citizens.
    Show one law that says “both parents have to be U.S. Citizens”.
    Where in the Constitution does it say that?

    Oh yeah you cant..

    look mommy, its a birther

  5. TheLight on July 9th, 2010 12:47 pm

    Re: “Natural Born means both parents have to be U.S. Citizens..”

    No it does not mean it at all. Who told you this? It is absurdly wrong. Do you think that the US Congress would have voted to confirm Obama’s election UNANIMOUSLY if even one of them believed that the citizenship of a parent affects Natural Born Citizen status?

    It doesn’t. Here’s a definition:

    “Natural born citizen. Persons who are born within the jurisdiction of a national government, i.e. in its territorial limits, or those born of citizens temporarily residing abroad.” — Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition

    Obama was born in Hawaii, hence in the jurisdiction.

    There have been MANY federal court cases in which the judges state that the children of one or two foreigners are NATURAL BORN CITIZENS, so long as the children were born in the USA.

    For example:

    Mustata v. US Dept. of Justice, 179 F.3d 1017 (6th Cir. 1999) (children born in US to two Romanian citizens described as “natural born citizens” of the US):

    “Petitioners Marian and Lenuta Mustata are citizens of Romania. At the time of their petition, they resided in Michigan with their two minor children, who are natural born citizens of the United States.”

    Diaz-Salazar v. INS, 700 F.2d 1156 (7th Cir. 1983) (child born in US to Mexican citizen is “natural born citizen” of US):

    ‘Petitioner, Sebastian Diaz-Salazar, entered the United States illegally [from Mexico] in 1974 and has been living and working in Chicago since that time. *** The relevant facts which have been placed before the INS, BIA, and this court can be summarized as follows: The petitioner has a wife and two children under the age of three in Chicago; the children are natural-born citizens of the United States.’

    Nwankpa v. Kissinger, 376 F. Supp. 122 (M.D. Ala. 1974) (child born in US to two Biafra citizens described as “natural born citizen” of the US):

    “The Plaintiff was a native of Biafra, now a part of the Republic of Nigeria. His wife and two older children are also natives of that country, but his third child, a daughter, is a natural-born citizen of the United States.”

    What makes the third child different from the other two? She was born in the USA.

  6. MrPeach on July 19th, 2010 10:56 pm

    It really doesn’t matter where Obama was born. His mother was a US citizen.

    He could have been born on the moon, so long as one of his parents is a US citizen, so is he.

    Depending on the various jurisdictions, he could have triple citizenship – his mother’s, his father’s, and the place he was born. In this case he was born in the US, so he has only dual citizenship.

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