Michele Bachmann trumps The Donald, declares birther dispute ‘settled’

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman, tea partyist and possible GOP presidential rival to Donald Trump, was shown a certified copy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. She declared the matter “settled:”

The transcript at the 4:10″ mark:

George Stephanopoulos: Well, I have the president’s certificate right here. It’s certified, it’s got a certification number. It’s got the registrar of the state signed. It’s got a seal on it. And it says “this copy serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding.”

Bachmann: Well, then that should settle it.

Stephanopoulos: So it’s over?

Bachmann: That’s what should settle it. I take the president at his word and I think– again I would have no problem and apparently the president wouldn’t, either. Introduce that, we’re done. Move on.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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HL

April 20th, 2011
10:11 am

UH,OH… Some of her fans are not going to be happy.

Tom

April 20th, 2011
10:12 am

George Snuffleupagus bought that for $7.99 at Spencer’s.

HL

April 20th, 2011
10:15 am

The birth certificate has been out there since the president was a candidate. All candidates have similar looking documents so if one is accused of photo shopping, they all should be. Bachmann appears to understand this.

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
10:19 am

Is it Barry Soetoro’s bith certificate?

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
10:23 am

Or is it the name he assumed (Barack Hussein Obama) when he rented a mailbox in Connecticut from which to file his taxes? Of course, he used a Taxpayer ID number with which to file, but it did allow him to evade paying NY taxes.

DJ Sniper

April 20th, 2011
10:26 am

Well, it appears that Bachmann may actually have a few functioning brain cells after all. Pay attention LMS.

John K

April 20th, 2011
10:27 am

It was a settled matter the day he was born. No doubt she’ll upset many of her followers. Problem is, it doesn’t matter what evidence is provided, the nutjobbery who is fostering this will never believe he is a citizen no matter what. Never.

Marilyn

April 20th, 2011
10:32 am

Did Michelle forget to take her crazy injection this morning? Tea Party nation’s heads are spinning off their fat red necks about now! Sanity out of the mouth of Michelle Bachman, what’s next. Will The Donald get his head shaved?

Marilyn

April 20th, 2011
10:34 am

Did Michelle forget to take her crazy injection this morning? The Tea Party nation’s heads are spinning off their fat red necks about now!! Sanity out of the mouth of Michelle Bachman? What’s next, will The Donald get his head shaved?

WE have lost our way

April 20th, 2011
10:35 am

Oh well.If ole Donald comes up with something else in the next few months;ABC and George Stephanopoulos will have egg on their face. Knowing how Trump works, he will use this to show that the news is bias toward Obama.He can than play the PR under his terms.

New Around Here

April 20th, 2011
10:40 am

LMS, do you stay up nights making up these egregious lies? Or do they just come to you automatically, like pus in an infected sore?

khc

April 20th, 2011
10:45 am

“Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!” George Carlin….

SRS

April 20th, 2011
10:46 am

Its clear that the birth certificate bothers the left and that is why people like Marilyn have to call people names. The birth certificate in question, where did it come from?
If it came from Barack why doesn’t he say so. What hospital was he born in ? Simple questions that don’t have an answer. I’m willing listen to anyone but I do my own research. No one has said which hospital he was born in.

double

April 20th, 2011
10:46 am

On previous blog roll I saw psa,thought of LMS.A few weeks back he referred to me as double dribble,there again I thought of LMS.Sounds to me like he may need a prostate exam.Problem being where to begin.

tim

April 20th, 2011
10:47 am

Maybe she should of asked Georgie Boy why Omama hasn’t produced his birth cert….

Centrist

April 20th, 2011
10:48 am

Once again – I am NOT a “birther”, but this story line is far from over. This book is going to get a lot of attention when it comes out: http://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Birth-Certificate-Eligible-President/dp/1936488299/

Enuf L Ready

April 20th, 2011
10:54 am

Last Man Standing @ 10:19 the Barry Soetoro sham has been debunked over and over again. Why do you feel the need to bring up something so bogus? How about focusing on REAL issues?

Marilyn

April 20th, 2011
10:57 am

Hey, SRS, I didn’t call Bachman a name, I said she was crazy-slight difference. Now, I can call you a name and it will be D**b*a*s, and it has nothing to do with your birth certificate! See if you can figure that out, since figuring out that our current and future President was born in this country seems to be way too hard for you!

John K

April 20th, 2011
10:58 am

I love the smell of birther insanity in the morning.

Jon Lester

April 20th, 2011
11:00 am

While I’m confident this country is safe from a Bachmann presidency, I would take satisfaction in seeing two things happen: her humiliation of Tim Pawlenty in the Minnesota primary, and making Donald Trump look like the fool that he is in both relative and absolute terms, the latter of which she’s already doing.

GaBlue

April 20th, 2011
11:04 am

HAHAHAHA! Backtracking Birf’tards. Too funny!

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
11:10 am

“LMS, do you stay up nights making up these egregious lies?”

No, I don’t, but I do a lot of reading. You ought to give it a try instead of buying off on whatever you’re told.

“the Barry Soetoro sham has been debunked over and over again”

Debunked “over and over again” by whom? I would submit that the parties “debunking” may have a vested interest in denying this. Please don’t quote Snopes as a source.

John K

April 20th, 2011
11:13 am

Why, because Snopes is accurate?

DJ Sniper

April 20th, 2011
11:13 am

This is a d**m shame. Arizona governor Jan Brewer is facing backlash from Republicans in her state because she actually had enough common sense to veto the birther bill that passed through the state Legislature. It’s clear that certain Republicans have nothing better to do than waste their time on such tomfoolery.

nemocapn

April 20th, 2011
11:14 am

SRS wrote: “No one has said which hospital he was born in.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YpAa891AmA&feature=player_embedded

Go to :35 and listen to Neil Abercrombie read a letter from President Obama in which he describes Kapi’olani as “the place of my birth.”

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
11:20 am

Enuf L Ready:

There are a myriad of issues on which to focus. Where would one even begin? The economy, the inflation, quantatative easing, people out of work, Hussein’s coming attempt at an amnesty program for illegal aliens, the national debt, the current deficit, and foreign relations are a few. Of course, the Hussein supporters think everything is lovely, and if it isn’t lovely, it’s all George Bush’s fault.

It must be hell to have voted for Hussein and then finding yourself in a position that you dare not admit to yourself what a foolish thing you have done.

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
11:24 am

John K:

No, Snopes isn’t accurate. Snopes is a leftist tool and has been proven as such. Snopes denied that Kagan had defended attempts to uncover information about Hussein, but the Supreme Court documents proved otherwise. If you’re interested, you can check it for yourself.

gm

April 20th, 2011
11:26 am

Thanks Trump, idiots of the conservative Rep party: Now more then ever blacks, Latinos, Mexicans and any of the group of color will be voting for Obama, these people are saying if they treat the President of the United states like this, how do they feel about me:

Thank you bigot birthers and sutpid idiots like Rush Limbaugh, you have elected Obama for 2012.

TRUTH

April 20th, 2011
11:28 am

QUESTION: How ignorant are you “birthers” really? The man ran for the President of the United States, don’t you think he was thoroughly investigated by Federal authorities? If he were born somewhere else, don’t you think that would have been one of the biggest conspiracies in years? Somebody would have spoke up at some point. Further, Kenya and the United States have not always had a good relationship for one, D-UH??

So what begs to question, really, is what is the issue? What are you so called “birthers” really NOT saying? Now, people aren’t dumb (o.k., save the element my question is directed towards). You already know the man was born here, you know that he is the President (you obviously DID NOT vote for him), so you lost a fair and legitimate election (involving millions of others by the way), NO, a mind-control spray was not used, so what is it?

His name? (Are we that lame peoiple, really?) I was born on 9-11, does that make me suspect too? Hmmm?? It’s obviously because he’s Afican AMERICAN!! (Did I say those two words together…the horror!!!) And you “birthers” are hiding behind that term. McCain was born in Panama, to American military parents, does that make him a foreigner? A illegal participant for the Presidency? Did any ask for his long form (still trying to figure what the heck a long form is?) But you “birthers” think President Obama a Manchurian Candidate….

What was Forrest Gump’s phrase…”Crazy is as Crazy does…” Lord have mercy…

Road Scholar

April 20th, 2011
11:28 am

“I take the president at his word…” Michelle Bachman

So when did this enlightment happen? Does it apply across the board?

LMS: congrats on your reading skills; now read something else other than comic books!

td

April 20th, 2011
11:31 am

Although, I have said all along that I believe Obama was born in the state of Hawaii, with all this full court press by the media and his team being put on to not release his full birth certificate, is starting to raise some serious questions as to what else may be on the birth certificate that he does not want the American people to see. It is time for him to stop all this and release his full birth certificate to the country. Full transparency is this not what you Dems talk about all the time? Well lets not have a double standard and you all need to do what “Mr. Tingle in my leg” Chris Matthews has already done and call for him to release it. Put up or shut up about the full transparency here and now.

deegee

April 20th, 2011
11:31 am

Donald Trump reminds me of Geraldo Rivera when he made a big media circus over Al Capone’s vault. No surprise that Geraldo is a commentator on Fox News.

John K

April 20th, 2011
11:33 am

I could understand how the right would think Snopes has a left-wing bias, since they’re the ones sending out all the tinfoil hat emails that need to be debunked.

bigappleGApeach

April 20th, 2011
11:35 am

Most of you folks should be shot and hung for stinking! Just saying….

td

April 20th, 2011
11:38 am

While we are at it lets release Obama’s full college transcripts and his masters paper that has conveniently disappeared from the record. I am an American voter and would really like to see this information.

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JL

April 20th, 2011
11:52 am

Then let’s release his private medical records! After all, can we really be sure he doesn’t have terminal cancer unless we have access to those? No, we can’t be sure of anything, ever! I demand we have access to every private document concerning the president, so that I can decide if he was born in the USA. After all, we’ve demanded this from every president, so it makes sense to do it now… Right?

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
11:53 am

Road Scholar:

“LMS: congrats on your reading skills; now read something else other than comic books!”

You just get back to examining your “road kill”.

Last Man Standing

April 20th, 2011
11:57 am

John K:

I take it you didn’t check what I recommended. I guess I’ll just stick to FactCheck and Truth or Fiction, and if I ever detect that they are less than honest, I’ll be done with them, too.

You Can Tell By The Smell

April 20th, 2011
11:59 am

As a life long conservative and a disabled war veteran there is simply no way Michele Bachmann will ever get my vote! Her attack on necessary veteran’s benefits and her lame apology when confronted rule her out for me. Any veteran who votes for this loose cannon should have his or her mind examined. There are plenty of other Republican candidates to choose from who won’t turned their backs on those of us who served our country and willingly paid a high price for it.

Hypocrite Hater

April 20th, 2011
12:02 pm

Hey guys, remember when Schwarzenegger was first elected governor of Caleeeeforneea and the GOP wanted to change the U.S. Constitution to allow foreign born Republicans to become President? Remember how Palin talks about cutting government spending and yet Alaskans, per capita, receive more federal dollars tham nearly every other state? Remember Boehner wants to cut spending and yet he champions a budget provision for school vouchers for D.C. so the American taxpayers can spend money sending the Republican Congressional staff’s kids to private school? Aren’t you tired of the hippos?

double

April 20th, 2011
12:02 pm

TD can you prove you said believed born in Hawaii.Why should he show world his bc.Next you will want shown circumcism.Did Bush prove all he was asked.Full transparency should apply in all dealings government,finances,etcHe has been elected,will be reelected,without showing you his bc or privates.

GaBlue

April 20th, 2011
12:03 pm

Check the facts, y’all! I wish I were a beautiful young English woman about to marry the Prince. Yup. I really wish it. But wishing doesn’t make it so, just like wishing our President were ineligible and deliberately deceived everybody, and that this proof will be shown any moment, followed by a perp walk of shame broadcast live on every network in the world (and rerun on an endless loop for weeks). *..sigh..* But wishing won’t make it so. Bless your hearts.

John K

April 20th, 2011
12:06 pm

DW (the real one)

April 20th, 2011
12:06 pm

td

you’re a moron

gm

April 20th, 2011
12:06 pm

Now lets release information on Trump 4 ex wifes and mistress girl friends, and when he was a slum ward lord in Ny.
How about Rush Limbaugh High School deploma? How about Sean Hannity 4 colleges he went to and never finished, but you idiots let them expolit you with this none sense and making millions.
How about the tea pary idiots who are against cuts in medicaid but claiming they dont want anything from government .
These people are making America the joke around the world.

DannyX

April 20th, 2011
12:07 pm

While we are at it lets have the Republican candidates produce proof that they are sane.

Newt Gingrich
Sarah Palin
Donald Trump
Michele Bachman
Haley Barbour
Mitt Romney
Mike Huckabee

There is some very real concern here. Each and every one of the Republican candidates should go through a thorough psychological evaluation. Each candidate should release all of their files from their shrinks.

There are real doubts here! RELEASE THOSE CRAZY FILES REPUBLICANS

Aquagirl

April 20th, 2011
12:11 pm

Last Man, since FactCheck says Donald and his hair should be fired for spewing birther nonsense, zipping your pie-hole would be sensible. Unfortunately the chances of you doing anything sensible are pretty remote.

John K

April 20th, 2011
12:13 pm

DannyX, you’re on to something. I have never seen any of their birth certificates! Nor have I seen them exiting the womb to the tune of a patriotic Sousa march.

They must be Kenyans, the lot of them.

DannyX

April 20th, 2011
12:16 pm

Please file the Birther issue in the Republican crazy box where it can join such classics as…

The gay purple Teletubby
The gay Tinkie Winkie
The Sen Craig stall
The Rev Haggard massage
The Rev Swaggert
The Hillary Clinton murder rampage
Guckler/Gannon
The Flag pin fiasco
The War on Christmas
Beth Merkleson
The Bush tax cuts

Anyway this could go on for ever, you get the picture.