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The Democratic Governor's Association Fundraises Off Republican Birther Bills
Following is the full text of a recent fundraising letter from the DGA:
It's a new low. No matter how many times it's disproven, Republicans still embrace the dangerous conspiracy theory that President Obama wasn't born in this country and is not eligible to hold office.
It's just not true. But that hasn't stopped Republicans in numerous state legislatures from introducing "birther" bills aimed specifically at undermining President Obama. And it hasn't stopped Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) from promising to sign one of these bills. More and more states are considering these bills. In Indiana, radical Republican legislators have introduced a birther bill, and if it gets to Gov. Mitch Daniels, you know he will be under extreme pressure to kowtow to the Tea Party and sign it.
ENOUGH! Stand with the DGA today against these birther bills. The Republicans need to stay laser-focused on creating jobs and improving the economy, not supporting sideshow issues in order to score cheap political points. Click here to stop these senseless political games. Show Republican governors like Bobby Jindal and Mitch Daniels that you oppose these so-called birther bills.
Our country faces serious challenges, and we need governors focused on putting people back to work and protecting the middle class. Yet we still have radical right-wing figures like Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh pushing these baseless accusations. Republican governors, eager to score political points, keep these myths alive by refusing to unequivocally say that birtherism isn't true and that they won't sign any bills trying to undermine our president. Since they won't act, it's up to us to make sure they know the American people are watching.
...stop these senseless political games. Tell Republican governors like Bobby Jindal and Mitch Daniels to veto so-called birther bills every time and everywhere. You and I know that birtherism is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extreme, hard-right agenda supported by Republican governors across the country.
Thank you so much for helping the DGA hold them accountable.
Sincerely, Colm O'Comartun
Response of the Terry Lakin Action Fund
This letter highlights the problem with the entire issue: No matter how many times Dem, Reps, reporters, etc. say that Obama's eligibility has been proven none of them can demonstrate that it has been proven.
That fact is, it has not been proven. At least not by any legal or investigative methods. Not one legally admissible piece of evidence can be noted in defense of Obama's eligibility. Why? Because the courts have repeatedly refused to allow any normal requests for discovery (including documents and witnesses) and Obama and his representatives have refused to provide even the most basic documents of confirmation.
In fact, not only have they refused to provide these basic documents, but have gone on to hide all relevant background information on Mr. Obama at great cost to Mr. Obama and US taxpayer.
Finally, it is very interesting that the DGA labels them "Birther Bills." Why not label them what they are: "Bills that require candidates to prove their compliance with the Constitutional and state guidelines for office."
Or did the DGA forget that we are a constitutional republic? Are they saying that it is now acceptable for anyone to run for any office in any state without have to prove compliance? It seems that way to us.
Even the most basic of jobs now requires full background checks. Executive and high security positions often demand full investigative research. Is DGA saying that our president, congressman, senators, governors, and other elected officials require employment standards lower than an employee at a fast-food restaurant?
This entire issue is beyond comprehension. The DGA should be demanding that Obama end this squall by providing the requested confirmation, not attacking those who are simply asking for constitutional compliance.