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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Is Eric Cantor 'friends' with birther Orly Taitz?

By Ben Pershing

Cantor and Taitz

Is incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) a friend of Orly Taitz, the dentist and lawyer who has become a leading figure in the "birther" movement questioning whether President Obama was born in the U.S.? Yes and no.

It's true that Cantor and Taitz are Facebook friends. But then Taitz has nearly 5,000 friends and Cantor has more than 4,300, so the connection doesn't necessarily suggest any kind of real relationship.

But they must be friends if they're hanging out over the holidays, right? On Monday, Taitz posted this photo of her and Cantor in an album titled "December 27, 2010." Except the photo actually appears to be three months old.

Back on Sept. 27, Taitz wrote on her blog: "Yesterday I was able to meet with the House minority (soon to be majority) whip Eric Cantor as part of a small group reception at Newport Beach Balboa Bay club. The meeting did not deal with eligibility and my presence there does not mean that Congr Cantor and several other Congressmen and former SEC chairman Chris Cox, who were present there will take up this issue after the election. he meeting dealt with other issues, so please don't harass those congressmen with phone calls, they will not talk about eligibility."

And on Sept. 30, OC Weekly published an item about Taitz's political doings that included the very same photo Taitz has now published on Facebook.

So aside from posing for that photo with Taitz, what does Cantor actually think of her and her crusade? The Virginian's office had not responded to request for comment as of this posting, but back in July 2009 when the press picked up on the fact that the two were Facebook friends, a Cantor spokesman told the Washington Independent: "A friend on Facebook is someone registering his or her support for your agenda. She is registering her support for Eric Cantor, and nothing more. Not vice versa."

By Ben Pershing  | December 28, 2010; 10:33 AM ET
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Comments

Yet another transparent, but unsuccessful, attempt to tar Eric Cantor by partisan Democrat Ben Pershing.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | December 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Eric Cantor one of the ring leaders of the regressive anarchist movement trying to destroy our society from the inside? He tells lots of whopping big lies, just like those other obstructionist liars Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

Posted by: BigTrees | December 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Who is this Orly Taitz? She/he's very manly looking, and probably beat up that wimp standing next to her/him.

Posted by: johng1 | December 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I love your fox news-style headline: Is Eric Cantor 'friends' with birther Orly Taitz?

Is Sarah Palin pregnant with Glenn Beck's love child? ... Just wonderin'.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | December 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I love your fox news-style headline: Is Eric Cantor 'friends' with birther Orly Taitz?

Is Sarah Palin pregnant with Glenn Beck's love child? ... Just wonderin'.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | December 28, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

He always reminds me of the guy that played Motel the tailor in Fiddler on the Roof.

Posted by: wmarkdyre | December 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Last time I looked, Facebook "friendship" is a two-way street. I can ask to be your friend, but you can reject or ignore the request. If Cantor didn't want to be seen as "friendly" to Ms. Taitz views, he didn't have to accept her friend request or have his photo taken with her. If he has been "tarred" as a result, it's a self inflicted wound.

Posted by: ikeaboy | December 28, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

This is one of the worst people in Washington of either party. He would fit better in Russia. He distorts the truth and is not good for this country and does it in a very smug way.

Posted by: ellerywilliams2006 | December 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Cantor (whose first loyalty is Israel) better check on some Taitz's possible other ignorances, such as, is she a Holocaust denier?

Posted by: jckdoors | December 28, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

This is a story about something the article itself say is a non-story.

The only reason the headline was whipped up was to publish the photograph.

Applying Ben Pershing's journalistic "Hail Mary" method, I conclude that Obama tacitly supported Michael Vick's dog-fighting.

Posted by: grunk | December 28, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Why is being a 'birther' a slur ???

I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen. Why the press goes along with this sham is beyond me. IF Obama was a republican would the press have accepted his 'proof' of birth as an American citizen ??? I doubt it. We were scammed and many Americans realize it now. We will remedy it in 2012 but for now a foreigner sits in the white house!!!

Posted by: killerm1 | December 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse


Isn't Cantor the little winner who told
Israeli radio (interview in Tel Aviv)
that America should stop forein aid to every country but Israel, and that was his intent?

Better get used to defending Cantor, he'll need lots of it.

Posted by: whistling | December 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

This is a story about something the article itself says is a non-story.

The only reason the headline was whipped up was to publish the photograph.

Applying Ben Pershing's journalistic "Hail Mary" method, I conclude that Obama tacitly supported Michael Vick's dog-fighting.


Chris Matthews: Why Doesn't Obama Just Release The Birth Certificate?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/12/27/chris_matthews_why_doesnt_obama_just_release_the_birth_certificate.html

Posted by: grunk | December 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse


Cantor told Israel Radio, in an interview in Tel Aviv,
that all American foreign aid should cease, except that to Israel.

Posted by: whistling | December 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

killerm1:
Why is being a 'birther' a slur ???

I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen. Why the press goes along with this sham is beyond me. IF Obama was a republican would the press have accepted his 'proof' of birth as an American citizen ??? I doubt it. We were scammed and many Americans realize it now. We will remedy it in 2012 but for now a foreigner sits in the white house!!!

You truly are an idiot along with the rest of the morons that believe this "birther" BS!

Posted by: cameracowboy | December 28, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone but me suspect that Orly Taitz has had a sex change operation? For a woman, she looks incredibly large and masculine. As for Cantor, who unfortunately happens to represent my district, the guy is a coward and a phony. Does anyone know what he really stands for? He says whatever he believes is politically expedient.

Posted by: ggwalt | December 28, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

According to a CNN report, the Governor of Hawaii plans to release Mr. Obama's birth certificate shortly, because he believes it dishonors his parents and grand parents to have persons questioning his birth place. The governor also believes that it disrespects President Obama.

This would mean that the issue of the "birthers" should end soon; however, it would then open the doors to the more relevant question, that of being a "natural born citizen" of the U.S., if Mr. Obama was born with dual citizenship to the British Commonwealth and the U.S. at the same time.

Being born in the U.S. makes him a "native born" American, which is apparently different from a "natural born citizen. The 14th amendment includes a phrase "under the jurisdiction" of the U.S." even for the native born citizen.

Since the Birth Certificate will state whether or not the father was a U.S. citizen; since Kenya was a member of the Commonwealth when Mr. Obama was born, the laws of the Commonwealth required that Mr. Obama be recognized as a citizen of the British Commonwealth at birth. The issue then becomes whether or not he can hold dual citizenship and be a natural born citizen at one and the same time.

Posted by: CalP | December 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I have a better headline for this piece: Cantor Unzips.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | December 28, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

CHRIS MATTHEWS WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THE BIRTH CIRTIFICATE IS! HAHAHAHAHAAHA. i just want to see his school records. i want to see what he got such good grades for. hahahaha. get rid of the dems and rino's in 2012.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | December 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

CHRIS MATTHEWS WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THE BIRTH CIRTIFICATE IS! HAHAHAHAHAAHA. i just want to see his school records. i want to see what he got such good grades for. hahahaha. get rid of the dems and rino's in 2012.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | December 28, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Yes Eric is a *Burber* at heart. Just like when someone burbs in public or around people they should say"excuse me". Eric should do the same the same thing when he speaks his garbage in public "excuse me for insulting your intelligence with my radical propaganda". Go ahead Eric, you can do it.

Posted by: Realistic5 | December 28, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Since Obama's citizenship was investigated and certified by the Secret Service, and George Bush was president when that took place, does that mean that the Secret Service and President Bush are in on the "deception" too? Maybe the "birthers" should go ask them....

Posted by: wondering5 | December 28, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

@wondering wrote:Since Obama's citizenship was investigated and certified by the Secret Service...
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See wondering, you are trying to have a adult discussion with dyslogistic type of people. See they would take the word of this she-male over the Secret Service and thats why people mock *birthers*.

Posted by: Realistic5 | December 28, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Cantor w/ Oily Taitz? That's just plain sad.

Eric, you could do much better. You embarrass Virginia; you embarrass yourself.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | December 28, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Why is being a 'birther' a slur ???

I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen. Why the press goes along with this sham is beyond me. IF Obama was a republican would the press have accepted his 'proof' of birth as an American citizen ??? I doubt it. We were scammed and many Americans realize it now. We will remedy it in 2012 but for now a foreigner sits in the white house!!!
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Well, I have serious doubts that you have a high school education...

Posted by: ozpunk | December 28, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Is Barack Obama 'friends' with William Ayers?

Posted by: TomT22 | December 28, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

According to a CNN report, the Governor of Hawaii plans to release Mr. Obama's birth certificate shortly, because he believes it dishonors his parents and grand parents to have persons questioning his birth place. The governor also believes that it disrespects President Obama.

This would mean that the issue of the "birthers" should end soon; however, it would then open the doors to the more relevant question, that of being a "natural born citizen" of the U.S., if Mr. Obama was born with dual citizenship to the British Commonwealth and the U.S. at the same time.

Being born in the U.S. makes him a "native born" American, which is apparently different from a "natural born citizen. The 14th amendment includes a phrase "under the jurisdiction" of the U.S." even for the native born citizen.

Since the Birth Certificate will state whether or not the father was a U.S. citizen; since Kenya was a member of the Commonwealth when Mr. Obama was born, the laws of the Commonwealth required that Mr. Obama be recognized as a citizen of the British Commonwealth at birth. The issue then becomes whether or not he can hold dual citizenship and be a natural born citizen at one and the same time.
Posted by: CalP
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The birther morons are starting the post-birth certificate propaganda already, eh?
These mental vegetables will simply never be satisfied.

Posted by: overed | December 28, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey Pershing,

You trying to dictate who people can socialize with now?

Now we now why they call people like you socialists.

Get lost creep. Please get lost you sicko.

Posted by: jim000122 | December 28, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Orly Taint looks like she can bench press 500 lbs.

Posted by: johng1 | December 28, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

If you ignorant birthers would bother to read just about anything, you would know that Obama is related to Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin and numerous others. So, I guess if Obama isn't one of us "real Americans", neither are a boatload of Republicans. In addition, Obama's mother (family name Dunham) has an American line of ancestral descent that is traceable directly back to 1783 to residents of the American colonies. I doubt that any of you "birthers" can claim that lineage. Further, the issue of natural born vs. native born was decided after the Civil War. But, it requires an understanding of history and the laws of the United States, something you birther idiots can't abide.

Posted by: freedomgirl1 | December 28, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

No surprise here. The GOP has been captured -- lock, stock and barrel -- by far-right nuts.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | December 28, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

This is a publicity shot for a new TV reality show called "The Manster and the Wimp," (manster positioned on the right in the photo).

Posted by: johng1 | December 28, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor finds it "thrilling" to be standing so close to such a powerful woman.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | December 28, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Ben, I thought who Politicians might have as Acquintances and even friends wasnt relevant, their own business and distracted us from their policy positions?

Isnt that what the Press Corps told us when a few people tried to question why Obama associated with folks like william Ayers and Reverend Wright? Those people were ridiculed as nut jobs. Oh yeah rules are different I forgot.

Posted by: Bcjbs1 | December 28, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I believe he's pulling a Boehner.

Posted by: johng1 | December 28, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

When is Ben going to discuss the fact that just as many Democrats believe that 9/11 was an Inside Job as Republicans believe that Obama wasnt born in the US.

Posted by: Bcjbs1 | December 28, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Tell me, Ben, would you say that this connection is compared to the Obama/Jeremiah Wright kinship or maybe Obama's friendship with Bill Ayers, the terrorist Marxist? Or perhaps the Obama/Jeff Jones connection? Jeff, you probably recall, is a founding member of the Weather Underground, isn't he? And lets not forget Obama's association with the crooks at used to be ACORN. Would you say that this Cantor/Taitz relationship compares to that? Or, how about Obama's snuggling up to the racists at the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus? Would that compare to the Cantor/Taitz friendship?

Posted by: JAH3 | December 28, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Many in Africa believe he was born over there. Disinfotrmation, or maybe the real thing, promoted by Madame Secretary's State Department?

Posted by: phvr38 | December 28, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

You have to give Ben credit though, he was somehow able to be one of a few Post Political reporters today not to write about Sarah or Bristol Palin

Posted by: Bcjbs1 | December 28, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

His district is not too smart so this is not an issue. Between klan and idiots, he's got re-election covered. They buy anything down there at long as it involves hating "the other".

Posted by: mjcc1987 | December 28, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Orly Taitz should bud out of this nation's affairs. She is not one of us, she doesn't belong here as long as she's advocating anarchy against our government. If she was in Russia someone would have put her out of her misery (and ours) in an elevator on a dark and dreary night.

If she had been leading a charge against Bush she would have been run out of this country as it should be and on slow boat Siberia.

The witch wasn't even born here and she's leading the birther charge against OUR president? I have some real choice words for that miserable communist witch.

Posted by: davidbronx | December 28, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

If you want to see Obama's birth certificates they are online at http://catholicbook.com near the top of the home page. One is a 1964 certificate and other easier to read from the Coast Province General Hospital has Obama's footprint, doctor at delivery and the attending physician. Obama's birth at 7:24pm was a result of his parents visiting a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya on a hot August day in 1961. To cool off they went to the beach and his mother triggered labor pains by swimming in ocean so she was rushed to the hospital. Grandma Sarah Obama,a Muslim, was there as well as the hospital Imam who named Barack as Hussein. That is why Barack will not release his Kenyan birth certificate. USA mass media is guilty of a mass deception to get a Dem into White House!


Posted by: mascmen7 | December 28, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

What I keep waiting for is this so-called "birther" controversy to morph into a serious discussion about why we don't amend the Constitution so that non-native born Americans can run. No, I don't think people who have lived all their life in a foreign country should be able to become president. But if you've lived 50 years here in the US, you ought to be able to serve. As it stands you can be born in the US, move away for a half century and then return and run for president, but you can't do the opposite.

Posted by: rjma1 | December 28, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Would Orly be willing to produce her birth certificate? I am the head of an organization that believes she was originally a he.

Posted by: mddg7771 | December 28, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

read this stupidity

According to a CNN report, the Governor of Hawaii plans to release Mr. Obama's birth certificate shortly, because he believes it dishonors his parents and grand parents to have persons questioning his birth place. The governor also believes that it disrespects President Obama.

This would mean that the issue of the "birthers" should end soon; however, it would then open the doors to the more relevant question, that of being a "natural born citizen" of the U.S., if Mr. Obama was born with dual citizenship to the British Commonwealth and the U.S. at the same time.

Being born in the U.S. makes him a "native born" American, which is apparently different from a "natural born citizen. The 14th amendment includes a phrase "under the jurisdiction" of the U.S." even for the native born citizen.

Since the Birth Certificate will state whether or not the father was a U.S. citizen; since Kenya was a member of the Commonwealth when Mr. Obama was born, the laws of the Commonwealth required that Mr. Obama be recognized as a citizen of the British Commonwealth at birth. The issue then becomes whether or not he can hold dual citizenship and be a natural born citizen at one and the same time.

Posted by: CalP | December 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

It is crazy how these AWM(angry white men) make complete fools of themselves because the president is black . WHAT A DIPSTICK

Posted by: lgregory2 | December 28, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Why is being a 'birther' a slur ???

I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen. Why the press goes along with this sham is beyond me. IF Obama was a republican would the press have accepted his 'proof' of birth as an American citizen ??? I doubt it. We were scammed and many Americans realize it now. We will remedy it in 2012 but for now a foreigner sits in the white house!!!
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And...
- The Earth is Flat
- The moon landing was done in a Hollywood Studio
- The Earth is only 6000 years old
The "Face on Mars" was constructed by Martians

and any other totally ridiculous, wild-eyed nonsence you want to claim.

Posted by: lgaide | December 28, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Yet another transparent, but unsuccessful, attempt to tar Eric Cantor by partisan Democrat Ben Pershing.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | December 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

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What part of this report is untrue? If Cantor isn't Orly's friend, why does pose with her for a picture? Is he stupid?

Posted by: maggots | December 28, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Google the exact words: Breaking News CNN: Obama is the Antichrist

It's a U Tube video/article and has pictures of Illinois State Lottery results the same day as Obama's victory-day: 666...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi4KqFA-fIU

Posted by: GeirSmith | December 28, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

If you want to see Obama's birth certificates they are online at http://catholicbook.com near the top of the home page. One is a 1964 certificate and other easier to read from the Coast Province General Hospital has Obama's footprint, doctor at delivery and the attending physician. Obama's birth at 7:24pm was a result of his parents visiting a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya on a hot August day in 1961. To cool off they went to the beach and his mother triggered labor pains by swimming in ocean so she was rushed to the hospital. Grandma Sarah Obama,a Muslim, was there as well as the hospital Imam who named Barack as Hussein. That is why Barack will not release his Kenyan birth certificate. USA mass media is guilty of a mass deception to get a Dem into White House!

Posted by: mascmen7 | December 28, 2010 1:39 PM
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Please visit the website referenced above...if you want to read about wacky conspiricy theories and look at photo-shopped pictures.

Posted by: lgaide | December 28, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

If you want to see Obama's birth certificates they are online at http://catholicbook.com near the top of the home page. One is a 1964 certificate and other easier to read from the Coast Province General Hospital has Obama's footprint, doctor at delivery and the attending physician. Obama's birth at 7:24pm was a result of his parents visiting a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya on a hot August day in 1961. To cool off they went to the beach and his mother triggered labor pains by swimming in ocean so she was rushed to the hospital. Grandma Sarah Obama,a Muslim, was there as well as the hospital Imam who named Barack as Hussein. That is why Barack will not release his Kenyan birth certificate. USA mass media is guilty of a mass deception to get a Dem into White House!


Posted by: mascmen7 | December 28, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

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Your website is garbage and so is your proof. You simply can't accept a Black man as president.

Posted by: maggots | December 28, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Is Obama "friends" with Rev Wright?

Posted by: NoWeCant | December 28, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

She(?) can crack walnuts with her(?) biceps.

Posted by: johng1 | December 28, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Those other two women on the right look like they are ready to take care of business too.

Posted by: johng1 | December 28, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Is Barack Obama 'friends' with William Ayers?

Posted by: TomT22 | December 28, 2010 12:51 PM
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No, he is NOT. Check out the facts.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/02/obamas_weatherman_connection.html

Posted by: lgaide | December 28, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

Posted by: fury60 | December 28, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse


Yet another transparent, but unsuccessful, attempt to tar Eric Cantor by partisan Democrat Ben Pershing.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | December 28, 2010 11:12 AM
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Yeah, isn't it terrible how Dems use Repubs own words and pictures against them? They don't have to make anything up, like the birthers and other obstructionist Repubs do.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Cuckoos of a feather flock together.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | December 28, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

According to a CNN report, the Governor of Hawaii plans to release Mr. Obama's birth certificate shortly, because he believes it dishonors his parents and grand parents to have persons questioning his birth place. The governor also believes that it disrespects President Obama.

This would mean that the issue of the "birthers" should end soon; however, it would then open the doors to the more relevant question, that of being a "natural born citizen" of the U.S., if Mr. Obama was born with dual citizenship to the British Commonwealth and the U.S. at the same time.

Being born in the U.S. makes him a "native born" American, which is apparently different from a "natural born citizen. The 14th amendment includes a phrase "under the jurisdiction" of the U.S." even for the native born citizen.

Since the Birth Certificate will state whether or not the father was a U.S. citizen; since Kenya was a member of the Commonwealth when Mr. Obama was born, the laws of the Commonwealth required that Mr. Obama be recognized as a citizen of the British Commonwealth at birth. The issue then becomes whether or not he can hold dual citizenship and be a natural born citizen at one and the same time.

Posted by: CalP | December 28, 2010 12:04 PM
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Try reading the 14th Amendment. Section 1 reads, in relevant part "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Thus, since Barack Obama was born in Hawaii (which fact is irrefutable, no matter how many liars and cheats try to pretend otherwise), which was part of the United States at the time of his birth, and there is no question that he was and is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, he is a natural-born citizen of the United States. The citizenship of his father is completely irrelevant. "Native born" is a completely meaningless, irrelevant phrase - it's not used anywhere in the Constitution.

More insane, stupid, racist birther BS.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

CalP:

At the time President Obama was born, the US did not recognize dual citizenship for US persons. You were American or you were something else. As a minor, he wouldn't of had the ability to choose and wouldn't have been able to until he reached 18. Since his father abandoned the family, his mother made the decision he was an American.

Posted by: Repub | December 28, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I love you birthers! Every "argument" you use is just hilarious, & says more about your cockamamie, conspiratorial world-view than realize. Yes, the whole world conspires to make you all look like morons ... and it's working!

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | December 28, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

It's obviously a slow news day in Washington.

Posted by: JimHale1 | December 28, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor and Orly Taitz (Russian born) are two Jews trying to penetrate the Republican Party as if they are invisible to whom they really are. Keep your eyes on these two, they are all about causing trouble and nothing else. A foreigner and leading figure in the birther‘s must be a joke to question our political system. Why don’t they ask Joe Miller for his birth certificate. This is nothing but a scam by Jews to keep the Tea Baggers stirred up and controlled, get real and don't fall for another trick.

Posted by: rrcrosby | December 28, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse


This is a total non-story.

But let's run with it anyway, eh Pershing?

Journolista's: How low can you go?

Instead, why don't you show some pictures of Obama with convicted felon and "his political godfather" Tony Rezko, or how about Obama's close friend Palestinian sympathizer Rashid Khalidi, you know the Professor who arranged for Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia, or maybe Auchi who gave Rezko $3 million one month before Rezko and Obama bought the lot and mansion?

Now any one of those would be a picture perfect story.

November 2012 can't come soon enough!


Posted by: janet8 | December 28, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Orlay T. is nothing but a royal pain to the court system. As for Cantor, he will get his but kicked by Mrs. Palosie when important issues come to the floor. As for the Native Americans, they were here long before the white man showed up. ALL of us are from one European country or another. So live with it.............. Mr. Obama is our President now and again in 2012.

Posted by: democratforever | December 28, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone but me suspect that Orly Taitz has had a sex change operation?...."

Posted by: ggwalt | December 28, 2010 11:54 AM
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No doubt! However, not sure which way the operation went!

Posted by: kishorgala | December 28, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how Orly would look in Tights.

Posted by: kishorgala | December 28, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cant Or Can?

Posted by: kishorgala | December 28, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"Orlay T. is nothing but a royal pain to the court system...."

Posted by: democratforever | December 28, 2010 4:53 PM
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This is the first time I have seen a butt likened to a court system!

Posted by: kishorgala | December 28, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Just two modest observations: Eric Cantor should prove himself by setting his friend straight. Abundant evidence has already proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that President Obama was born in Hawaii and is and always has been an American citizn;"birthers" are like bedbugs, pesty and odorous and hard to get rid of. In fairness, bedbugs are neither partisan nor delusional.

Mr. Cantor . . . "with friends like these" . . .?

Posted by: castleb | December 28, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Just two modest observations: (1) Eric Cantor should prove himself by setting his friend straight. Abundant evidence has already proved been made public to show that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, President Obama was born in Hawaii and is and always has been an American citizen; (2) "birthers" are like bedbugs, pesty and odorous and hard to get rid of. In fairness, bedbugs are neither partisan nor delusional.

Mr. Cantor, your friend makes you look foolish. "with friends like these . . ."

Posted by: castleb | December 28, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

killerm1 wrote: "I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen."

I--we--have serious doubts that you are sane. We also have serious doubts that you are not a serial rapist, that you are not actively helping Iran get nukes, and that you are part Klingon.

Prove you ain't!

Posted by: Garak | December 28, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Kind of amusing that a journalist would make snarky remarks about a politician who appears to have gotten out from behind his desk and spoken with a possible news source.

Has the Post interviewed her? Have you guys thought that perhaps a few on your staff should find out why almost half this country is up in arms about the big turn to the left?

Come to think of it, what the Post does best, sitting on its duff and congratulating itself for how smart it is, will certainly be what journalism looks like under socialism.

Posted by: tacheronb | December 28, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

These birds of a feather should be tarred together -- and with as broad a brush as possible.

Posted by: chamateddy | December 28, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

The Department of Education has made available funds for the the pro-Obama learning disabled.

He wasn't born here.

Posted by: grunk | December 28, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I seriously doubt there is any relationship beyond a knowledge that the other exists (though in Orly's case there would be an interest due to her eligibility efforts directed at him and any other official who would listen) but I sure hope she can get an audience. Consider this. . .

It is essentially irrelevant where Barry was born and the birth certificate will prove one of two things:

1.) Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was O's father. In that case, daddy O was a British subject and a Kenyan national. Under British law, baby O was automatically a British subject - a disqualification. Also, daddy O was NOT a U.S. citizen as required by the Natural Born Citizen clause - another disqualification.

2.) BHO, Sr. was NOT baby O's father in which case his candidacy was predicated on a forged COLB and lies by Pelosi and the DNC supported by the congress, 50 Secretaries of State and the failure of the SCOTUS to resolve the issue. Can you spell C-O-N-S-P-I-R-A-C-Y?

Either way, the birth certificate is irrelevant. Barry is ineligible (or a criminal) and is a usurper!

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how Orly would look in Tights.

Posted by: kishorgala | December 28, 2010 5:03 PM
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I don't. And I really don't want to know. Please.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

The Department of Education has made available funds for the the pro-Obama learning disabled.

He wasn't born here.

Posted by: grunk | December 28, 2010 9:03 PM
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And for the hopelessly delusional, there's drugs.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

"No, I don't think people who have lived all their life in a foreign country should be able to become president. But if you've lived 50 years here in the US, you ought to be able to serve. As it stands you can be born in the US, move away for a half century and then return and run for president, but you can't do the opposite."
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Good points. You might be right. These days, being born on American soil of parents who are citizens doesn't necessarily make you a patriot. Bobby Jindal is probably as patriotic as any NBC but, like Arnold, is ineligible.

Of course that would require a constitutional amendment which doesn't exist today so no matter what happens in the future, today Obummer is a usurper and possibly a traitor (if he's a citizen).

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

I seriously doubt there is any relationship beyond a knowledge that the other exists (though in Orly's case there would be an interest due to her eligibility efforts directed at him and any other official who would listen) but I sure hope she can get an audience. Consider this. . .

It is essentially irrelevant where Barry was born and the birth certificate will prove one of two things:

1.) Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was O's father. In that case, daddy O was a British subject and a Kenyan national. Under British law, baby O was automatically a British subject - a disqualification. Also, daddy O was NOT a U.S. citizen as required by the Natural Born Citizen clause - another disqualification.

2.) BHO, Sr. was NOT baby O's father in which case his candidacy was predicated on a forged COLB and lies by Pelosi and the DNC supported by the congress, 50 Secretaries of State and the failure of the SCOTUS to resolve the issue. Can you spell C-O-N-S-P-I-R-A-C-Y?

Either way, the birth certificate is irrelevant. Barry is ineligible (or a criminal) and is a usurper!

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 9:12 PM
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It is entirely relevant where Obama was born - try reading the 14th Amendment. It is very clear that being born in the U.S. is the key factor in being a natural-born citizen. The citizenship of one's parents is completely irrelevant - it is not mentioned at all. You might realize that if you actually read the 14th Amendment. And even if the birth certificate is erroneous because Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr. is not his biological father, that does not mean that Pres. Obama is not a natural-born citizen. FWIW, unless there is compelling evidence to the contrary, the husband of a person's mother is legally assumed to be the father of that person. You, like all birthers, clearly are completely ignorant of the law, particularly the Constitution.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

By the intellectually lazy standards of the left, Obama must be for forced abortions.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/02/content_11116684.htm

Posted by: shecallsmemoe | December 28, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

"try reading the 14th Amendment. It is very clear that being born in the U.S. is the key factor in being a natural-born citizen. "
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Please, please, please, please, please show me where natural born citizen is mentioned either in Ark or in the 14th Amendment. If you can't, then don't waste our time with your presumptions and opinions.

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

By the intellectually lazy standards of the left, Obama must be for forced abortions.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/02/content_11116684.htm

Posted by: shecallsmemoe | December 28, 2010 11:04 PM
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By the intellectually dishonest standards of the right, you're a king.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

"FWIW, unless there is compelling evidence to the contrary, the husband of a person's mother is legally assumed to be the father of that person. "
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FWIW and for a couple of reasons, O Sr. and Stanley were not legally married.

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

"try reading the 14th Amendment. It is very clear that being born in the U.S. is the key factor in being a natural-born citizen. "
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Please, please, please, please, please show me where natural born citizen is mentioned either in Ark or in the 14th Amendment. If you can't, then don't waste our time with your presumptions and opinions.

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:11 PM
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Please, please, please, learn to read. The first sentence of section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Being born in the United States, within the jurisdiction of the United States [b](not born in a foreign embassy or other property that is NOT under U.S. jurisdiction)[/b] makes one a U.S. citizen, and, under Article 2, Section 1, qualified to be President.

I know that thinking hurts the brains of birthers, but it really is required to comment on this topic.

Posted by: luridone | December 28, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

"And even if the birth certificate is erroneous because Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr. is not his biological father, that does not mean that Pres. Obama is not a natural-born citizen."
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If you read a bit more carefully, you'll see that I didn't say that. I said that if daddy O was not the father, then the COLB is a total forgery and that Barry's candidacy was a lie to the American people.

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

"Please, please, please, learn to read. The first sentence of section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Being born in the United States, within the jurisdiction of the United States [b](not born in a foreign embassy or other property that is NOT under U.S. jurisdiction)[/b] makes one a U.S. citizen, and, under Article 2, Section 1, qualified to be President."
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All true except that last, fallacious presumption. Natural Born is not defined other than that I have previously shown and the 14th does NOT confer presidential eligibility on citizens. Got anything else?

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Why is being a 'birther' a slur ???

I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen. Why the press goes along with this sham is beyond me. IF Obama was a republican would the press have accepted his 'proof' of birth as an American citizen ??? I doubt it. We were scammed and many Americans realize it now. We will remedy it in 2012 but for now a foreigner sits in the white house!!!

You truly are an idiot along with the rest of the morons that believe this "birther" BS!

Posted by: cameracowboy

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Well if Obama was not born in this country it just goes to show how inept the GOP is in not being able to prove it. It also demonstrates how politically able Obama is to have been able to hide the fact when he had no real power to do so when the birth question first came up.

In the end it is a no win situation for the birthers, either they are too dumb to prove it or too dumb that the believe it without a shred of actual evidence.

Also, why is it that they did not have a problem with McCain who was not born in the United States or US Territory, it was simply administered by the US. Basically it was as American as GITMO in Cuba. Which under GOP logic is NOT a US Territory which justifies the detainees not being granted US rights.

So obviously it is not a Constitutional issue with birthers, what else might it be?

Oh yeah, McCain is an old white guy.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 29, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe there are still people going on about that utter nonsense about the president. He is a citizen of the Untied States, having been born in the 50th state in 1961. For those of you who think Obama Sr and his young wife would have traveled to Kenya in 1961, you aren't thinking. There were no trans-Atlantic flights direct to Kenya back then, airlines didn't allow pregnant women to go on long flights after 7 months and the presidents mother was never in Kenya. So unless you think her womb went to Kenya without her, you have got to find your brain and put them back in your heads. The Kenyan Embassy can tell you when the president was born his father was in the United States, specifically Hawaii. This continuing claim that he was born somewhere else is so silly and getting to be very tiresome. You people need to get a life and grow up. Trying to make such bogus claims does not make you look like an intelligent person. Quite the opposite.

Posted by: alaskan2 | December 29, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

BTW The "natural born" does not mean born in the US but born a citizen of the United States based on English common law of which the founding fathers were very familiar with. And also based on the writings of Hamilton and Jefferson at the time of the drafting of the Constitution. So it really does not matter where Obama or McCain were born, they were both born "natural citizens", my previous post were I was pointing out eligibility of McCain (or ineligibility) was merely and example of the birther logic played out with McCain.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 29, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Birthers may wish to read the article, "Bipartisan 'birther' backlash in Hawaii" by Jonathan Capehart, posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/27/2010 in WAPO's Post Partisan section. The article features a photo of Barack Hussien Obama's birth certificate, recording his birth on the island of Oahu (in Honolulu) on August 4, 1961. Both parents are named on the certificate, filed by the registrar on August 8, 1961.

This information, always available, is clearly authentic. If you still refuse to accept the obvious, take a trip to Honolulu and see for yourself. Do read the article if you have a shred of respect for the truth.

None are so blind as those who refuse to see. Leave your hatred aside; it diminishes you.

Posted by: castleb | December 29, 2010 1:02 AM | Report abuse

If you want to see Obama's birth certificates they are online at http://catholicbook.com near the top of the home page. One is a 1964 certificate and other easier to read from the Coast Province General Hospital has Obama's footprint, doctor at delivery and the attending physician. Obama's birth at 7:24pm was a result of his parents visiting a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya on a hot August day in 1961. To cool off they went to the beach and his mother triggered labor pains by swimming in ocean so she was rushed to the hospital.

Posted by: mascmen7 | December 28, 2010 1:39 PM
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Yes, and if you play Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band backwards, it says "Paul is Dead."

This "Kenyan Birth Certificate" was shown to be a forgery in 2009, genius.

http://washingtonindependent.com/53658/is-this-the-source-of-the-forged-kenyan-birth-certificate

Posted by: jaypem | December 29, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

killerm1 wrote:

"Why is being a 'birther' a slur ???
I have serious doubts that the man sitting in the white house is an American citizen."

This is beyond idiocy. There are obviously people who are so incensed with the idea that a black man sits in the Oval Office they have to believe the made-up crap of people who are manipulating them for their own purposes. Obama can't possibly be one of us, not in white America. Pathetic, shameful, I wish it would go away so we could talk about something real. But the WAPO does these creeps a favor by publishing this photo.

We already know that Cantor is a slime. More evidence is not necessary.

Posted by: babsnjer | December 29, 2010 4:53 AM | Report abuse

Obama could be born at Mt. Vernon it does not matter he can never be a natural born citizen based on the foreign citizenship of his father.

A natural born citizen is born to citizen parents. The 14th Amendment did not change this natural rule.

The Hawaii birth certificate is a ruse to distract from his failure to be a natural born citizen required by the Constitution.

Special interests, the liberal news media and corrupt politicians are hiding this story.

Forget the birth certificate. pay attention to...natural born citizen..two citizen parents.

Posted by: dancingrabbit | December 29, 2010 5:26 AM | Report abuse

The president's father and mother were legally married because the marriage his father had back in Kenya was a "tribal" marriage and not recognized as a valid marriage in the United States. Therefore the marriage license and ceremony performed in the Hawaii was a legal and binding marriage. So the president was born to a legally married couple in the 50th state. He is not only a citizen- but a natural born citizen, just as the Certificate of Live Birth states. The certificate he has provided lists his place of birth as Honolulu, Hawaii. The place of birth can't be changed, even for a child eligible for a US birth certificate but born elsewhere. The argument birthers try to use is bogus- the place of birth cannot be changed. The president is the legal president and completely eligible to be the president we elected him to be.

Posted by: alaskan2 | December 29, 2010 6:31 AM | Report abuse

The awkward stances and fake smiles and space between the two tell me that Taitz probably came up to Cantor during the event, asked for a photo, then posted it on Facebook. I've got one of me and George W.; does that make us friends? Are the Salahi's now friends with Joe Biden?

Well Ben, it looks like you were able to stir the "birther" pot, but at the expense of your journalistic integrity. You're disgusting.

Posted by: joe_hokie | December 29, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Obama could be born at Mt. Vernon it does not matter he can never be a natural born citizen based on the foreign citizenship of his father.

A natural born citizen is born to citizen parents. The 14th Amendment did not change this natural rule.

The Hawaii birth certificate is a ruse to distract from his failure to be a natural born citizen required by the Constitution.

Special interests, the liberal news media and corrupt politicians are hiding this story.

Forget the birth certificate. pay attention to...natural born citizen..two citizen parents.

Posted by: dancingrabbit

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It is amazing how you figured this out all by yourself. Too bad the GOP & the Federal Elections Commission are not as smart as you are.

Face it, your not very smart and your reading of the Constitution and understanding of it is lacking. ESPECIALLY, if you say that even if he was born in the US he is not a Natural Born citizen because his Father was from Kenya.

Brithers Motto... Stupid and Proud

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 29, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

"And even if the birth certificate is erroneous because Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr. is not his biological father, that does not mean that Pres. Obama is not a natural-born citizen."
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If you read a bit more carefully, you'll see that I didn't say that. I said that if daddy O was not the father, then the COLB is a total forgery and that Barry's candidacy was a lie to the American people.

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:23 PM
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But to your main "point," a false birth certificate would NOT make Obama ineligible to be President.

Posted by: luridone | December 29, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Obama could be born at Mt. Vernon it does not matter he can never be a natural born citizen based on the foreign citizenship of his father.

A natural born citizen is born to citizen parents. The 14th Amendment did not change this natural rule.

The Hawaii birth certificate is a ruse to distract from his failure to be a natural born citizen required by the Constitution.

Special interests, the liberal news media and corrupt politicians are hiding this story.

Forget the birth certificate. pay attention to...natural born citizen..two citizen parents.

Posted by: dancingrabbit | December 29, 2010 5:26 AM
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Completely, absolutely, irrefutably 100% wrong. The citizenship of one's parents is completely irrelevant to the issue of whether one is a natural born citizen of the United States.

Or are you forgetting all the anti-immigrant crap about "anchor babies"?

Posted by: luridone | December 29, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

"FWIW, unless there is compelling evidence to the contrary, the husband of a person's mother is legally assumed to be the father of that person. "
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FWIW and for a couple of reasons, O Sr. and Stanley were not legally married.

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:18 PM
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Now trying to make Obama a bastard? Once again, you are completely wrong. Obama's parents were married in Feb. 1961, and Obama was born in Aug. 1961.

Posted by: luridone | December 29, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

"Please, please, please, learn to read. The first sentence of section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Being born in the United States, within the jurisdiction of the United States [b](not born in a foreign embassy or other property that is NOT under U.S. jurisdiction)[/b] makes one a U.S. citizen, and, under Article 2, Section 1, qualified to be President."
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All true except that last, fallacious presumption. Natural Born is not defined other than that I have previously shown and the 14th does NOT confer presidential eligibility on citizens. Got anything else?

Posted by: prsmithsr | December 28, 2010 11:28 PM
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Wrong, yet again, birther fool. You're batting 1.000, haven't gotten one right yet. Either reading comprehension is not one of your strong suits, or you are deliberately twisting the meaning of the words used in Art. 2 sec. 1 and the 14th Amendment.

Posted by: luridone | December 29, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I was not invited to Barack's parents' wedding. Therefore, Barrack is not the President of the USA.

Posted by: kishorgala | December 29, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Birther Queens and assorted closeted old fashioned "Big-otts" (Cleavon Little to Archie Bunker, 1971), here is the pertinent US Law that covers who is a citizen at birth:
Title 8 USC Section 1401(g) states (as it read on 08/04/1961):

TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER III > Part I > § 1401
§ 1401. Nationals and citizens of United States at birth

The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:

(g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years

Obama's Mother was born in Kansas and went to College in the US. She indisputably qualifies as a US Citizen and her son, indisputably born to her, is a US citizen at Birth, regardless of where she physically gave birth and regardless of the Passport status of the Father.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/8/1401.html

Case closed.

Posted by: SirCoolBreeze | December 31, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

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