Birther Candidate: Rush Limbaugh Should Verify Obama’s Birth Certificate

October 13, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—Meet Tim Walberg, a former congressman and now the Republican nominee from Michigan’s seventh congressional district. Walberg is your typical GOP traditional values candidate, who supports the privatizing of “Socialist” Social Security. But he is also a shameless conspiratorial birther. The racist conspiracy theory that President Obama was not born in the United States has been thoroughly debunked. And he has made his birth certificate public. But that’s not enough for kooky birthers who have gone off the deep end since the election of an African American named Barack Hussien Obama. In their eyes, our President will never be legitimate. Any sane politician with an ounce of class would immediately denounce birther questions from tea party cranks. But not Walberg. He suggested that Congress should impeach Obama to force him to produce a birth certificate that the President has already made public. And short of impeachment, the deranged Republican candidate offered up a bizarre scenario, wherein Obama would show his birth certificate to right-wing hate talker Rush Limbaugh and a Supreme Court justice. No, this is not an Onion story.

As Think Progress reported, Walberg had previously said he doesn’t “know” whether President Obama is a secret Muslim or if he was born in this country.

“You know, I don’t know, I really don’t know,” said Walberg.

When answering a birther question from an attendee at a town meeting, Walberg came up with his off the wall schemes to force that illegal alien socialist fellow in the White House to prove he’s a natural born citizen and not a Manchurian candidate from Kenya or Indonesia.

WALBERG: Well I’m going to take him at his word that he’s an American citizen. I don’t know why it’s not resolved, other than the fact that the president hasn’t resolved it yet. […] If I had to do it I’d just simply of course I had to show my birth certificiate to be on the ballot. If I were gonna do it I’d call Rush Limbaugh, Alan Colmes, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and maybe one justice of the US Supreme court. Call ‘em all into a room and lay out my birth certificate on a table…and say all of you take a look at it show me what you find. Now go and report it. […] The Executive has an awful lot of power to keep from showing certain things unless the courts will stand up to him. Or unless Congress in majority will stand up, up to and including impeachment. And Republicans don’t have that majority.

During the meeting with voters, Walberg also made the fantastical claim that the “almost $3 trillion” stimulus measure didn’t work. What would work? Tax cuts.

Of course, in the reality based world, the amount of the stimulus bill was $787 billion, not $3 trillion. And a good portion of the bill was made up of tax cuts.



6 Responses to “Birther Candidate: Rush Limbaugh Should Verify Obama’s Birth Certificate”

  1. Old Man Dotes on October 13th, 2010 6:43 pm

    Rush Limbaugh isn’t qualified to verify an American’s birth certificate. I haven’t seen Limbaugh’s birth certificate; have you? Furthermore, Limbaugh has been *convicted* of hiring his Hispanic housekeeper to obtain narcotics for him. That’s a criminal offense – and a violation of all the principles that Conservatives claim to hold dear.

    He’s a liar and a drug runner, and I contend that he’s an illegal East European immigrant who was sent here by the KGB to undermine American democracy. Let’s see someone prove me wrong.

  2. Ozonator on October 14th, 2010 3:42 am

    Once upon a time, leaders in Michigan refused a real estate venture to sell 1″ square pieces of Hell, Michigan. Walberg’s birther business ranks right up their with taste testing urine stamples of T-GOP candidates and using the “science” of LABI Limbaugh to make Michigan and economic engine once more.

  3. Dave Thomas on October 14th, 2010 8:08 am

    The so called Obama Birth Certificate. Just a few “real” facts about the Obama Birth Certificate that so, so many of you believe to be the truth. It is not a Hawaiian Birth Certificate, the document shown by is a Certification of Live Birth, which is a document with information either from the original Birth Certificate “or” given by a parent (or responsible person) to the Department of Health. This form can and has been issued to children who were not born in Hawaii, thus the name of the document “Certification of Live Birth”. I know that you “believers” believe this is an official Birth Certificate, but sorry as it is not. An American could not even get a passport with this document, as that requirement you must have a “Birth Certificate” with the delivering hospital with its location, the doctor or midwife delivering the child with their signature, the parents signature or witness and of course the raised seal of the state health department where the birth was registered. Of these only the raised seal is on President’s Obama’s “Certification of Live Birth”.

    Myself, I think President Obama was probably born in Hawaii, but I wonder what the true “Birth Certificate” really says. Is there some information that would be embarrassing to Mr. Obama. To all of those “believers” this President said to the American people he would be transparent and open. Well??????

  4. Debbie sarah on October 14th, 2010 2:25 pm

    It has been proven, over and over, that tax cuts do not stimulate the economy. The extension of the Bush tax cuts for the top 1% of Americans who make over a $250,000.00 a year will do nothing more than make those people richer. Those people are laughing at the stupid middle-income wage earners who are going to vote republican when the middle class will just be hurting itself. And even Sharon Angle admitted that republicans in congress won’t spend less money; they will just spend it on themselves. It is so sad to see so many voters voting for people like this guy instead of for people who actually want America to succeed.

  5. Tom on October 14th, 2010 5:39 pm

    Who has proven over and over that tax cuts do not stimulate the economy? Show us the proof. It is an indisputable fact that tax cuts ARE stimulative in the economy. A cursory examination of history will show you that. Perhaps you don’t want the facts to interfere with your idealogical arguments.

    When was the last time a poor person provided you a job? In the unlikely event they did, it probably didn’t last long nor did you earn a good wage with any benefits.

  6. misa on October 24th, 2010 12:48 pm

    The only thing I fear with them taking away Soc Sec is a bloodbath revolution of hungry, armed, angry baby boomers. THEN we will have CHANGE in DC because the elected officials will flee, but I don’ t like the image of what type of govt will take over. Are they crazy saying “Soc Sec is broken?” Life expectancy is going down in the US and we have all these billionaires but we are going to put millions of baby boomers in the streets? And France, Italy and Greece can support Soc Sec and are poorer? What is the matter with these privatizers? The BC…I dunno…we have NOT seen the long form, but privatize Soc Sec, are they nuts?

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