Is J. D. Hayworth a Birther?

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J. D. Hayworth wants to see Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

He sorta accused Obama of identify theft?

“All I’m saying is, for every race across the country, especially with identity theft in the news, it would be great that people can confirm who they say they are,” Hayworth said.

“Identity theft? I mean, come on,” an incredulous CNN host Campbell Brown said, laughing. “Is that honestly what this is about?”

Brown pressed Hayworth as to whether he was “comfortable with the fact that (Obama is) an American citizen.” The Constitution requires that the president be a natural-born citizen, which is widely viewed as meaning he must be born in the United States. Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Hawaii. During the presidential race, Obama’s campaign produced the Hawaii-issued short-form birth certificate, but fringe Obama critics, dubbed “birthers,” continue to demand to see his long-form birth certificate.

“Barack Obama is the president of the United States. He is our 44th president,” Hayworth told Brown. “I have no qualms about who he is, or who he says he is.”

But in a Jan. 26 interview on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” Hayworth said Obama “should come forward with the information, that’s all.”

“Well, gosh, we all had to bring our birth certificates to show we were who we said we were, and we were the age we said we were, to play football and youth sports,” Hayworth said. “Shouldn’t we know exactly that anyone who wants to run for public office is a natural-born citizen of the United States and is who they say they are?”…”

J. D. Hayworth is part of a very lovely little bunch of Maricopa County arch-conservatives.  The leader of this lovely little band of Merry Men is Sheriff Joe. Russell Pearce is part of this bunch, but Hayworth finally had to distance himself from Nazi-Lovin’ Pearce.

I keep asking why conservatives put up with the likes of Hayworth, Sheriff Joe, etc.  At least Dan Riehl has realized that Hayworth is pathetic.

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4 thoughts on “Is J. D. Hayworth a Birther?

  1. SJ, are you saying that no good republican should question Obama’s birth records? Are you 100% convinced that he is legitimate US citizen? Or, do you just not care?

    I understand your concern about the damage that “birthers” are causing to the party, and also wish they would pipe down a bit. But, every party has it’s kooks. The democrats, for example, have to put up with gay rights militants, marxists, the ACLU, and Barbara Streisand.

    As with any extremist group, the best way to deal with them is to ignore them. When birthers start ranting, turn your back. Same as when the KKK comes to town to stage a march. Press coverage is what they want. What they crave. Don’t give it to them and they will eventually slink back into their hole.

    But, SJ, may original question remains. Are you OK with Obama’s lack of birth records?

  2. This “birtha” thing is extremely annoying. If Obama was born in California or Ohio, no one would question his being an American citizen. But he was born in Hawaii which most people have difficulty comprehending is PART OF AMERICA!!

    And for many born in the country side decades ago, having a birth certification was something of a someone claims to witness it sort of deal. Again, if Obama had been born in one of the continental states, even in the country side, no one would have a problem with his birth. This does not make conservatives look bright–and annoys the heck out of those of us living in the 50th state.

  3. The birthas claim is extremely annoying. If Obama was born in California or Iowa, instead of the 50th state, would there be a question of his citizenship? He was born of an American woman, for God’s sake, this automatically makes him an American, no matter where he was born.

    As a proud American born and raised in Hawaii with relatives that were born in the countryside instead of a hospital, where the only “proof” was the kid born and eye witnesses, I find this entire implication that Hawaii isn’t quite part of the USA irritating.

    I really wish they’d get over this and get on with it; there are enough REALLY bad things to concentrate on Obama’s past and present that we really don’t need to continue to harp on this, surely.

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