GOPer Pearce: in Birther ‘Fight’ to Prove Obama a ‘Kenyan-Born, Indonesian Muslim’

October 7, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— More birther madness this election season. This time, the insane zombie lie that President Obama is an illegal alien, was promoted by Steve Pearce, a Republican candidate for congress from New Mexico. Pearce a former congressman, who is seeking to recapture his seat, assured a constituent at a town meeting that he would be “in the fight,” when and if, lawmakers demanded proof of President Obama’s citizenship. The crazed woman asked Pearce to state his position on the birther issue, if it was proved that Obama is a “Kenyan-born, Indonesian Muslim.” Instead of dismissing the woman’s birther nonsense, Pearce gave it life, saying it was Obama’s “fault” there were questions about his legitimacy, while agreeing there are “significant questions” about the place of the President’s birth. There aren’t. And Pearce is shamelessly pandering to the crazies in his party to get elected.

As reported by Amanda Terkel of Huffington Post, Pearce made his birther conspiracy remarks during a Sept. 30 town meeting in New Mexico.

A woman in the audience wanted to make sure that Pearce would support a congressional action of “subpoenaing” President Obama and “making him show a birth certificate.”

The woman also went on to describe Obama as a member of the Muslim faith. He isn’t.

“Because if he is not eligible, because of everything he signed, every bill he signed, every executive order, his czars, our whole government, everything we’re doing is invalid and unconstitutional and illegal,” she said “I just want to know what is your position on Barack Obama if he is in fact a Kenyan-born, Indonesian Muslim. What is your position on all of this?”

Pearce was certainly no profile in courage here. And worse, he managed to spew some additional lies and conspiracy theories about President Obama, by falsely claiming when Obama “traveled to Pakistan it was not legal to go there with a U.S. passport.”

Next, Pearce falsely claimed the U.S. Supreme Court is investigating Obama’s birth status. It isn’t.

“I’m content to let the courts handle that and it’s my understanding the Supreme Court is actually looking at this question because I think it’s an important question. But I absolutely believe that Barack Obama raises the most significant questions himself,” said Pearce.

And when asked to pledge his support for the birther conspiracy theory “if the Senate is involved,” Pearce responded “I don’t mind being in the fight…”

Pearce responded to the Huffington Post article, blaming the messenger, saying the blog is “attempting to make an issue where none exists,” blaming the flap on his opponent’s “liberal allies.”

“Harry Teague’s liberal allies at The Huffington Post are attempting to make an issue where none exists,” Pearce said. “Obama’s citizenship is not an issue in this race. He’s the duly elected President and I respect that. This election is going to be determined by who is creating jobs, not blog stories. I will create jobs and cut spending. Teague won’t.”

Notice Pearce, stopped short of condemning the birther falsehood. If he truly respects President Obama as he says he does, then Pearce wouldn’t be encouraging his insane birther constituents.




3 Responses to “GOPer Pearce: in Birther ‘Fight’ to Prove Obama a ‘Kenyan-Born, Indonesian Muslim’”

  1. Old Man Dotes on October 7th, 2010 5:55 pm

    Has anyone seen a birth certificate – not a copy, the original birth certificate – for Steve Pearce? Because I happen to believe he’s a South Africa-born Russian atheist, and he hasn’t done anything to prove otherwise.

  2. Sam Sewell on October 7th, 2010 7:03 pm

    “Laws of the Territory of Hawaii ACT 96 To Provide For The Issuance Of Certificates Of Hawaiian Birth was in effect from 1911 until 1972 and allowed someone who was born outside the Hawaiian Islands to be registered as though he were born in Hawaii. Under that law, someone simply would have presented herself to the Hawaiian authorities and declared that the child was born in Hawaii. The person could have sworn under oath and presented witnesses and other evidence. If the authorities accepted it, that was the end of it. All a person had to do was file a false statement and Hawaii took them at their word.

    One could not just say “My kid was born in Des Moines but I want him to have a Hawaiian birth record”. But if you lied no investigation was conducted to validate your claim and the Hawaiian birth record was issued no questions asked.

    Knowledge of this practice was wide spread and there are probably thousands of people who obtained Hawaiian birth records between 1911 and 1972 through the process of affidavits and witnesses rather than hospitals and delivery doctors not the least of these was the president of the first Chinese republic. Sun Yat-sen was born to a peasant family in the village of Cuiheng, China, but he had a Hawaiian birth certificate and was officially a citizen of the United States. The wording on Sun Yat-sen’s Hawaiian birth certificate reveals that at age 18 he “made application for a Certificate of Birth. And that it appears from his affidavit and the evidence submitted by witnesses that he was born in the Hawaiian Islands.” Appears? It also appears that AKA Obama was born in Hawaii. Does the AKA Obama birth certificate on file with the State of Hawaii have language similar to the birth certificate of SunYat-sen?

    The only way to know where AKA OBAMA was actually born is to view AKA OBAMA’s original birth certificate on file in Hawaii to see what kind of birth certificate it is, and to examine what corroborating evidence supports what it says about AKA OBAMA’s alleged place of birth. If the birth was in a hospital, as AKA OBAMA has maintained, such evidence would be the name of the hospital and the name and signature of the doctor who delivered him.”

    There is a small textural difference between COLBs issued to those who were born in hospitals with full documentation and those who were given Hawaiian birth status through an affidavit process:

    And be sure to see this documented evidence that AKA Obama’s COLB is different than other COLBs

    AKA Obama COLB Filed But Never Accepted – Click Image For Full View

  3. JD Reed on January 18th, 2011 11:52 pm

    Sam Sewell, just noticed this and it’s possible you’l never see it, but here goes.
    First, your dates are anachronistic regarding Sun. how could he get a Hawaiian birth certificiate in 1904 — which he did — based on a 1911 law? Time travel had not yet been invented. Second, use common sense — if there were literally thousands of people who obtained birth certificates through affidavits and witnesses, and — as you must be implying — a large number of those were
    frauds in that they were born elsewhere than Hawaii — how come NONE has been proved? Surely if this were a widespread practice, you could find at least a few rock-solid cases?

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