WHAT IS OBAMA’S BACKGROUND?
by Sharon Rondeau, h/t BirtherReport.com
The segment began at 5:30 p.m. ET.
The exchange between Inskeep and Obama was not entirely friendly, as Obama claimed that Inskeep was not specific enough in his initial question in which he asked Obama’s thoughts on Americans’ “anxiety,” how 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump is addressing them, and how “ordinary people in American” view Obama’s vision of “change” for the country.
When Obama said there were “issues around being the first African-American president,” Inskeep was not satisfied. Then Obama said hesitatingly, “If what you’re suggesting is is [sic] that somebody questioning whether I was born in the United States or not – how do I think about that – I would say that that’s something that is actively promoted and may gain traction because of my unique demographic.” He then laughed, perhaps nervously.
Inskeep then questioned Obama about his invocation of people “clinging to their guns and religion” during the 2008 campaign, when he used the slogan, “Hope and Change” and promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” if elected.
Obama reminded Inskeep that he “was elected twice, by decent majorities.” Many believe that a significant amount of election fraud was brought to bear in “swing” states over the last several presidential elections.
Obama told Inskeep that he possesses a “unique demographic” which might cause people to question his background.
“The Five” aired only the latter part of a longer video; omitted was the portion in which Obama raised the matter of Americans who have questioned whether or not he was born in the U.S. In response to Obama’s invocation of race as a factor to be figured in his perceived performance, co-anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle asked her counterparts, “Who says that?…That’s ridiculous!”
Co-anchor Juan Williams responded that “there is a ‘Birther’ movement” whose followers believe that Obama was not born in the United States.
Dana Perino said that much of the criticism to which Obama referred comes from “the fringe,” which she described as “really loud.” Perino was press secretary for President George W. Bush following the departure of the late Tony Snow.
Greg Gutfeld said that Obama’s record has not transpired “because he’s black.”
“There has been a ‘birther’ movement,” Gutfeld also commented. Gutfeld has previously said that Obama was born in Kenya.
The U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a “natural born Citizen.” Obama claims a Kenyan-citizen father and an American-citizen mother. His life narrative states that he was born in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961.
Some scholars claim that Obama’s claim to a foreign-citizen father should have been enough to disqualify him from the presidency.
However, a “long-form” birth certificate released in April 2011 by the White House has been the object of a more-than-four-year criminal investigation and was determined to be a “computer-generated forgery” in 2012. The probe, conducted by the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse under the commission of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, also concluded at the same time that Obama’s Selective Service registration form is fraudulent.
The mainstream media has refused to investigate the findings independently, nor has Congress delved into the matter.
As another defense, Obama raised what he said were “specific strains in the Republican Party” which take issue with “the way I walk,” “my big ears,” or who believe he is “Muslim” or “disloyal to the country.”
Obama then said that his “background” and other factors “may represent change that worries them.” He acknowledged that there is an argument that he has waged a “war on coal.”
Activists in more than 30 states are urging their members of Congress to introduce Articles of Impeachment into the House Judiciary Committee against Obama based on Obama’s alleged commission of “criminal identity fraud” and abuse of the office he holds. As of Tuesday, no congressman has introduced the Articles.