Birtherism By Any Other Name At Red State
Writing about the same story that I posted about earlier today, one of the diarists at Red State says this:
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.
There’s still information that the public should know but does not know-information any employer would ask for and receive.
Where are the college transcripts? Did Barack Obama apply to Occidental College as a foreign student and did he live in foreign student housing? Did he apply to Columbia University as a foreign student? Did he apply to Harvard Law School as a foreign student? What types of student loans did he receive?
What was Barack Obama when he went to public school for several years (ages 6 to 10) in Indonesia? Did he become a citizen of Indonesia?
I’ve been hearing this almost as long as the whole birther myth has been prevalent, and it’s usually the same people pushing both memes. We need to see the college transcripts, we’re told, because President Obama may have relied upon a scholarship for foreign students when he went to college. We need to see his records from Indonesia because he might have been adopted and become an Indonesian citizen, even though U.S. law specifically states that a parent cannot renounce a child’s U.S. Citizenship on their behalf. It all comes from the same idea, that Barack Obama is foreign, that he’s the other and that he’s somehow not legitimate. It’s nonsense, and it needs to stop.
H/T: Balloon Juice