Earlier today we carried the news about Michele Bachmann's uncharacteristically meek acceptance of the MSM spin on Obama's eligibility. When confronted by George Stephanopolous waving one of those dubious documents we've seen called a "birth certificate", and Stephanopolous' challenge that "it's good enough for any US courtroom," Bachmann backed down and said " I guess that would settle the issue."
You'd think that someone who sees themselves as a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination would be ready for Stephanopolous, the same guy who gently reminded Obama that he's not a Muslim during a campaign interview gaffe that could have cost him the Presidency, but she wasn't. Aside from the obvious fact that that statement pretty much puts an end to Bachmann's hopes of distinguishing herself from the Republican Castrati crowd that's bumbling and stumbling towards the primaries, and, therefore, most likely her hopes of winning the GOP nomination, she failed to take the opportunity to detail for Stephanopolous some of the other questions about Obama's eligibility that deserve an answer.
I decided to list a few of them:
1. He may or may not have been born in the USA. There are claims from family members, Kenyan diplomats, and Obama himself when he was running for Senate that make that a very open question STILL.
2. When Obama was adopted by Lolo Soetoro, he immediately became an Indonesian citizen, and his name was changed to Barry Soetoro. We know he had Indonesian citizenship because we have a paper record of his enrollment in a school there. A school that was available only to Indonesian citizens.
3. According to Obama's book "Dreams of My Father," Obama visited Pakistan in 1981, at a time when Pakistan was ruled by a military junta. Pakistan at the time did not allow American citizens entry, so what kind of a passport was Obama traveling under? Obama's never released his passport records, either.
4. Obama has refused to release any of his college records, transcripts, or anything that he published. Ironically it seems that, as editor of the Harvard Law Review, Obama published NOTHING. Add on to that the fact that no one at Columbia remebers ever meeting him there, except his Pakistani roommate, and you've got a mystery.
5. According to Percy Sutton, former Borough President for Manhattan, and also former attorney for Malcolm X, he was introduced to Obama by a Khalid Al-Mansour, a known front man for the Saudi royal family, for the purposes of securing a recommendation letter for Obama to Harvard. We'll never know the particulars of that arrangement, but it's strange and concerning. I mean, how many people have the Saudi royal family ever introduced you to?
6. There are no court records, at least that anyone has ever found, that indicate that Barry Soetoro ever reclaimed his American citizenship after adoption, or changed his name back to Barack Obama. As far as we know, Obama could be an alias. Why won't he show that he's not Barry Soetoro anymore, and by what mechanism this was accomplished? And, if he never was Barry Soetoro, then whose records are we looking at from the school in Indonesia?
7. There are credible allegations that Obama is using a social security number that was issued in Connecticut, to a man born in 1890. Obama's never lived in Connecticut, and he was definitely born after 1890, so what gives here? Is his social security number different from the one being traced back to Connecticut? And if so, what is it? Who is it registered to?
8. Obama claims that his father is Barack Obama, Sr. of Kenya. There's a debate going on about whether "Natural Born" status would have been conferred upon someone under the laws on the books in 1961, as well as under today's laws. Shouldn't this kind of thing be decided in a court of law, at least as much as in popular culture?
I think that's enough to get an investigation started into most people, don't you? Representative Bachmann, wake up. They aren't going to stop attacking you just because you let Obama slide on this...