Limbaugh Revives the Obama Citizenship Conspiracy Theory

On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh was whining about being audited by New York state and NYC, when he said, Barack Obama has yet to have to prove he’s a citizen. All he’d have to do is show a birth certificate.” Limbaugh like the other birthers conveniently forgets that the United States government has already verified Obama’s citizenship.

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “By the way folks, you know I don’t do this very often let me get personal here. As you know I am in the midst of another harassing audit from New York State and New York City for the last three years. I am there 15 days a year and I pay taxes when I am in New York, and thus I have not been this year, and I am not going this year. I’m sure I’ll get audited for this year. I’ll have to prove I was never there.”

Later he compared himself to Obama’s birth certificate, “Barack Obama has yet to have to prove he’s a citizen. All he’d have to do is show a birth certificate. He has yet to have to prove he’s — I have to show them 14 different ways where the hell I am every day of the year for three years…”

Of course, Obama has already proven that he is a citizen. All of the birthers will come out of the wood work and say that a certificate of live birth is not the same thing as a birth certificate. They talk about short forms and long forms, but they don’t mention that all of these forms, as long as they are certified, are legally accepted by the United States government as proof of citizenship.

Limbaugh is technically correct that Obama has not made available a birth certificate, but as a candidate Obama did make available a certificate of live birth, which once again, is legally acceptable. The vast majority of states don’t issue copies of long form birth certificates. The short forms are the common copied form.

There is this myth that Obama needs the long form birth certificate, and if he doesn’t produce one for the world to see, then that is proof that he is not a citizen. As long it is a legally certified copy, long form or short form, it is appropriate verification. Do Republicans really think that questioning Obama’s citizenship is the path to victory in 2012?

Obama has proven his citizenship repeatedly and only the most right wing conspiracy theorists believe otherwise. This birther nonsense only serves to make Republicans look insane, and it helps further alienate conservative Democrats and Independents away from their party. Every time a Republican hops on the Birther Express they cost their party votes in 2012.

13 Replies to “Limbaugh Revives the Obama Citizenship Conspiracy Theory”

  1. Curiosities can be answered with a few searches. Exact birthplace street addresses of recent presidents are available on-line.

    Although a few are not official landmarks, USA addresses of all, excepting Mr. Obama’s, are.

    We have schools and other things already named after him. So, it strikes odd his very place of birth is not already adorned with a bronzed plaque.

  2. citizen and natural born citizen aren’t the same. Obama being a citizen isn’t the question.

    Obama;s own words have confused the issues.

    Hawaii states in 1961 COLB was “widely issued to non-US citizens” hence OBAMA must release long form to clarify issue, especially given “proof” of enrollment in Indonesia schools as an Indonesian citizen.

    Pakistan travel only possible as a non US citizen
    Birth as a dual citizen given his fathers status
    Grandmothers statement of birth in Kenya.

    Left wing nutjobs are the only ones that can put blinders on to all this and not want to see the certification not certificate of live birth to clear this all up.

  3. The only mystery is why this fat, drug addled moron still has an audience. What a true waste of oxygen. I sincerely keep hoping to hear that he’s either OD’d or lost a contest with a bus.

  4. Obama has spent MILLIONS to avoid showing his birth certificate–a document that any US CITIZEN can produce. He didn’t have a US passport when he traveled to Pakistan by his own admission because the State Department was not allowing travel there by US Citizens in 1981 so he had to go on an Indonesian passport–HAD TO! He’s not a citizen, never has been. Do you really think his 17 year old baby momma in 1961 Jim Crow America was thinking that she needed to protect her half-black illegitimate child’s citizenship so that he could grow up to be POTUS? What ARE the odds?????

  5. Thats the same image as when he was booked in at the Palm Beach County jail on the “fraud-conceal info to obtain prescription drugs…on 4/28/2006 @16:25 hrs..curious as to why they used that photo…I also have a copy…I am looking at it now…

  6. Believe it or not, it is public photo and one of the better ones out there of Rush to use. You are the first person to catch this. Good job.

  7. He is ranked # 38 on the “100 Most Influential People In The World”. What’s your ranking buddy? He has the # 1 radio show in the country, over 3,000,000 listener’s every single day. These are facts, both parties listen to him and can not be disputed. Makes a nice pay-check too.

    As for the birth certificate, clearly the Left Wing Media is covering up for our “beloved” president who was born in Membosa, Kenya. That’s what his paternal grandmother says. His brother who lives on $12 a year in Kenya, also believes Barack Obama II, aka Barry Soretro aka Barry Dunham, aka Barack Dunham was born in Kenya. Barry O. is just an all American guy isn’t he? Too bad none of his father’s (Kenyan) family were at the Inauguration…. Hmm…. They must have been really, really, really busy or something on Jan. 4th 2009…..
    Chad, Chicago

  8. If this EVER get’s out, there will be rioting in the streets. You LIbs better hold off as long as you can or we are going to have the O.J. Simpson Los Angeles Riots nationwide! Buy your guns conservatives! If this gets out to the masses, it will be quite some time before you win another election, local, state or federal. If this ever gets out, all of Obama’s policies will be reversed since he would now be an illegal president, therefore his Stimulus Bill signing would be VOID, military orders would be VOID and he would have to be arrested or resign from the post. Joe Biden better get that hand up and practice the Oath of Office!

  9. I can’t beleive that after all this time Rush is still talking about Obama’s citizenship.

    Does he still believe Donovan McNabb is over-rated because he is a black quarter-back in the NFL?

    Rush needs to be forced into retirement. We are tired of his stinking diatribe and divisive tactics.

  10. You are implying by your statement ” Biden better get that hand up and practice the Oath of Office!” that the president will be assinated. BY whom? By YOU? Are you planning to nassinate the president? Such statements are a direct threat and hate mongering. Your post is now being reported to the FBI anti-terrorist unit. They will soon have your name and number. If you don’t respect your country and it’s democratically elected president, then leave. You don’t belong here. How does it feel to taste your own medicine a-hole…

  11. Rush has been reading too much Hitler, who said “you tell the people a lie long enough, they’ll finally believe it. ” Deny and ignore the proof Obama was born in Hawaii (even after statehood) and keep telling the lie to the millions who don’t want to hear the truth.

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