Trent Franks: Obama Should ‘Settle’ Birth Conspiracy ‘Once and For All’

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Monday, August 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Bethany Haley, a spokeswoman for the Republican congressman from Arizona, expands on the comments Franks made about President Obama’s citizenship at a town hall meeting this weekend. Franks was misquoted, says Haley, and only said that “he had, at one time, considered the possibility of filing a lawsuit back when the issue was first brought to his attention before and just after the election.”

But Haley also drags Franks deeper into the controversy:

[He] believes it’s ridiculous for the President of the United States, who ran on a platform of transparency and accountability, to dismiss so glibly the concerns of literally millions of Americans, and allow such a ridiculous debate to continue when it could so easily be settled once and for all.

That’s an interesting standard. According to a 2005 Gallup poll, 37 percent of Americans believe that houses can be haunted, 21 percent believe that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials, and 21 percent believe in witches. So literally tens of millions of Americans are concerned about those issues. However, a quick search of the Lexis and Thomas databases finds no evidence that Franks has ever introduced legislation or filed lawsuits that would get Americans closer to the truth about haunted houses.

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Constitutionalist
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

David,

You have some sort of fear about Obama's releasing his birth certificate.

Why are you so afraid?


thesheriffsani
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

Confederalist,

You have some sort of fear about a black man being President.

Why are you so afraid?


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

Weigel's afraid because he doesn't want to say, “do you want fries with that?” after those who control the MSM decide they want better control over BHO and start writing “Obama's Past Still Shrouded in Mystery” articles. One day they'll decide that BHO needs to be reigned in – or they'll decide to back someone else – and they'll start throwing BHO to the wolves.

And, it will be the minor hacks like Weigel, Ben Smith, etc. who get left holding a stack of McDonalds bags.


strangely_enough
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

Of irony and hackusations…


mantis
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

Who controls the MSM in the fantasy world of your mind, 24BrainCells? The Jews?


JohnC
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

Franks' press secretary:

[He] believes it’s ridiculous for the President of the United States, who ran on a platform of transparency and accountability, to dismiss so glibly the concerns of literally millions of Americans, and allow such a ridiculous debate to continue when it could so easily be settled once and for all.

This doesn't make any sense. If it is the ridiculous debate that Franks' office says it is, then why should Obama get involved in it? But if it isn't a ridiculous debate, then why call it ridiculous?


Gopherit
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 12:14 am

Um, Rep. Franks is having his Town Halls in churches? And doing a little republican proselytizing beforehand?

I am wondering, as an interested citizen of the state of Arizona, your opinion of Rep. Franks utilizing churches for his town hall/republican proselytizing?

http://www.house.gov/franks/

From the links on the page:
Aug 22: Mohave County hide
Time:

1:00 – Congressman Franks will host a screening of “33 Minutes,” a half hour film about America's missile defense in a new missile age.

2:00 – Congressman Franks' opening remarks, question & answer session

Location:
1st Assembly of God Church
1850 Gates Avenue
Kingman, AZ 86401
(Just off Stockton Hill Road)
Aug 25: Maricopa County hide
Time:

5:00 – Congressman Franks will host a screening of “33 Minutes,” a half hour film about America's missile defense in a new missile age.

6:00 – Congressman Franks' opening remarks, town hall question & answer session

Location:
Community Church of Joy
21000 N. 75th Avenue
Glendale, AZ


24WienersAheadDotCom
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 1:51 am

Dude – maybe if you stopped taking Viagra, your hard-on for Weigel would start to go down a bit*

*side effects may include extreme bullshittyness, shameless self-promotion and attention-whoreyness.


Constitutionalist
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 4:21 am

thesherrisani,

I see. Because Obama is black, he is above common sense.

“Fifty eight million people voted for McCain, and tens of millions more people disagree with at least some of Obama's policies. Where are going to lock up 100 million crazy racists?”


mantis
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 5:22 am

I see. Because Obama is black, he is above common sense.

No, but you birthers are obviously below it.


captainsteve
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 6:14 am

Of course Obama should show his birth records. Only a fraud would keep them hidden.


captainsteve
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 6:15 am

This is about Obama's birth records. Why do want to change the subject? Something to hide?


LaLee
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 10:19 am

Can you cite ANY PART of US Constitution which states a presidential candidate has to show proof of his NBC for the common public even when his NBC status has been affirmed by official declaration from the STATE HE WAS BORN?

If you can't then please consider changing your user name from “Constitutionalist” to something more appropriate.

Oh BTW if you think fifty eight million is big then how about OVER SIXTY MILLION AMERICANS who voted for Obama?


ant_on_a_log
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

So, in other words, Kranks admits that he’s pandering to idiots.


ant_on_a_log
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

Missiles and God. . . there is something creepy about that.


ant_on_a_log
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

Franks just insulted the intelligence of his base. Obviously they are too stupid to figure it out for themselves, like Franks has, so Obama has to explain it to them.


ant_on_a_log
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

Oh, give me a break. The heart and soul of the birther fad is racism.

Quit trying to deny it and don't whine about the “race card.”


ant_on_a_log
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

He's just messin' with your head, Steve. He's got you all hyped up waiting for your OMG moment.

Dream on, big boy.


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mantis
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

Actually, the post is about Trent Franks, and so is that comment. One wonders if captainsteve wanders around his town (unshowered and stumbling, of course), accosting shoppers and commuters and other normals on their way about their business, screaming “This is about Obama's birth records. Why do want to change the subject? Something to hide?!!!!!!!!111!!”

Before they come and take him back to the home, that is.


captainsteve
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

You lie lie lie. This is ALL about Obama. Rep Franks said he wants to see the birth certificate. So now the attack dogs like you are out to attack Franks any way you can. Typical of the scum-bag lefties and their politics of personal destruction.

Get a job loser. Get off welfare.

OBAMA, STOP HIDING. SHOW US YOUR LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND OTHER RECORDS!!!!!


mantis
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

Typical of the scum-bag lefties and their politics of personal destruction.

Irony is lost on the brainless.


Stephen
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

How many past presidents have been asked, much less *required*, to show their birth certificates? Answer: None! Why is this one different? Answer: Because he's black, and the racist rednecks who lost the last election can't accept that fact!


ant_on_a_log
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

Take your meds.

NOW


RedGraham
Comment posted August 26, 2009 @ 6:27 am

The man is not now and was never a natural-born US citizen and is therefore illegally in office. His very first act as prez was to seal all the documents of his school/college records & he has still not produced an original Birth Certificate. He may have been born a dual-citizen in Hawaii or a Brit in Hawaii, Kenya or possibly Canada. He was later adopted at about age five in Indonesia as Moslem Barry Soetoro. He went to Hawaii on an unknown passport at age ten to visit his grandparents the Dunhams & stayed to adulthood. His '79 HS diploma was probably awarded to Barry Soetoro and that would explain how he got a passport to Pakistan & applied to Occidental College as a foreign student. We are presently in the midst of a constitutional crisis and the beginning of another civil war. Obama is a usurper and he must depart the Oval Office ASAP.


mantis
Comment posted August 27, 2009 @ 5:02 am

Obama's birth certificate took down the twin towers.


smrstrauss
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

It was actually 69 million who voted for Obama compared with about 59 million for McCain, about ten million more votes for Obama. Obama also received an overwhelming majority of electoral college votes, 365, and not a single one of the electors changed his or her vote from the votes that were decided on Nov. 4. This is interesting because the Birthers contacted the electors with their claims of Obama being born in Kenya or becoming Indonesian or not being Natural Born, and not a single elector believed them.


smrstrauss
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

Obama was born in Hawaii and hence is a Natural Born US Citizen. His first act in office was to order files that had been sealed during the Bush Administration to be made public. He never ordered his college files to be sealed, which he has no authority to do as President anyway. The files are simply private, as are all college files.

Obama has not produced his original birth certificate because Hawaii will not send it to him. Hawaii sends out only the Certification of Live Birth, which is the official birth certificate of Hawaii. (http://www.starbulletin.com/columnists/kokualin…)

Obama was never adopted and never became a citizen of Indonesia, the US State Department has said. (http://www.scribd.com/full/17508463?access_key=…).

There is no proof whatsoever that he ever changed his name to Soetoro; he simply used that name while he was in Indonesia.


Steve X
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 11:54 pm

Good luck trying to prove any of this nonsense, especially because none of it is even remotely true.


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