"In Kenya, where Obama's father is from, a second birth certificate for Obama was issued and registered with Kenya's government. This is a custom in Kenya, when a baby is born to a Kenyan citizen overseas: that birth is recorded in Kenya in addition to the United States, or wherever. The blogs have been buzzing with the fact that GOP operatives have been to Kenya researching Obama's past, and Obama's father and other family in Kenya, and it appears they have obtained a copy of Obama's Kenyan birth certificate.
The reason this is interesting is something no one has caught yet.
In some foreign countries, a baby's religion is written on the birth certificate, particularly in countries with multiple religions. If Kenya is a country that requires this note on a birth certificate, and if Obama's father had "Muslim" written on his birth certificate, then Obama has a lot of explaining to do.
This is NOT an issue about Obama being Muslim -- because Obama is a practicing Christian and has established that ad nauseum. But, if the GOP has a birth certificate for Obama from Kenya listing him as Muslim, it makes Obama seem like a liar. He is never good in moments like this, when he has to explain how some new fact or document seemingly contradicts something he said earlier. He did not handle the Jeremiah Wright eruptions well, and did not handle today's Jim Johnson issue well either (where Obama said, at first, that Johnson was not playing an important role in his campaign and was only an unpaid volunteer, when in actuality Johnson was one of three people vetting Obama's VP picks...and previous people in Johnson's position went on, in other administrations, to become the Secretary of State (Warren Christopher) and actual Vice President (Dick Cheney)).
Obama sold his candidacy on being a different kind of politician and claiming to be honest with the American people. Anything that calls his credibility into question endangers his candidacy. Obama has repeatedly said he is not a Muslim, but if the GOP produces a birth certificate from Kenya that says he was listed as Muslim at birth, and then also produces school records from Indonesia that further list Obama as Muslim (with the added testimony of one of Obama's teachers who says Obama attended intense Koran study after school), then Obama has an awful lot of explaining to do, because he's said, on tape and in print, that he has never been Muslim.
The issue becomes important not because of religion, but because Obama has said one thing, but another thing entirely is proven true. It does not, and should not, matter what religion a presidential candidate is, but it DOES matter if a presidential candidate is caught in any obvious, glaring lies.
This is a pretty amateur lie, too, which would make the public wonder what else Obama lies about, and how much else was missed in the vetting process as the media and the DNC rushed to give Obama this nomination
In 1961, when the haloed one was born, Kenya was a colony of the UK. There would have been no such thing as Kenyan citizenship, nor would there have been a “tradition” of issuing Kenyan birth certs to overseas births. Indeed at the time of his birth the only traditions were tribal, and bloody traditions they were. The pro Hillary folks are following more dead end rumors than I’d have tought possible.
Happy birthday Barack,
Bred from Islamic stock,
You claim you're a citizen,
But that may be a crock.