Huckabee: Birther 'Not Even on the Table'

Despite claims from NH Dems, Mike Huckabee says he has no reason to doubt Barack Obama's American citizenship.

In a prebuttal to tonight's , the state's Democratic Party tried to link Mike Huckabee with Donald Trump in contesting whether President Obama was born outside the United States.

"After Donald Trump campaigned with Mitt Romney in Las Vegas, now the Romney birther surrogate tour comes to NH – with Mike Huckabee who has been questioning where President Obama grew up," said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Recycling a debunked out of touch claim to distract from the real issues in this election seems to be the Republican strategy for 2012."

Not so fast, said Huckabee.

"I'm far less concerned with where Obama came from, than where he is taking the country. That's my concern, not the past, the future," said Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential hopeful. "But I have no reason to doubt that he was born in Hawaii, that he's an American citizen. To me that's not even on the table.

"You know what, that just shows how wrong the Democrats are about that and about everything else they've been promoting the last four years," he added. "And it's another good reason, since they can't get even the simplest facts right, to make sure they're not in charge and in power the next four years."

Huckabee also and urged Republicans to unite behind the GOP presidential nominee.

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Mama D May 31, 2012 at 09:01 PM
right? Thank you Mauigirl! Represent!
Mauigrrl May 31, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Mama D, kama'aina know, eh?? Represent!!
Mama D May 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM
yes we do!
David Farrar May 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM
sharon Yes, I can certainly see how the "error" was made. What I can't see is why it took 17 years to correct it? ex animo davidfarrar
David Farrar May 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Another gum flapper. Where's the beef? We need to see just what documentary evidence the Hawaiian registrar used to "verify" Barack Obama as an Article ll 'natural born Citizen. Can you do that for me; Ms. I-work-for-the-State-of-Hawai'i- Dept.-of-Health? ex animo davidfarrar
David Farrar May 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM
How convenient..you just won't try. ex animo davidfarrar
David Farrar May 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Right...you keep thinking that. ex animo davidfarrar
Mauigrrl May 31, 2012 at 11:58 PM
The State of Hawai'i doesn't have to show you anything. They already have. Besides, delusional (and I'm guessing, racist) people like you, no matter what proof is shown, will always believe Hawai'i (the State, the hospital, Punahou, etc.) was a player in the best cover-up ever, as truly delusional as that sounds. It still won't change the fact that Barack Hussein Obama was born on Oahu. Auwe!
Steve From NH June 01, 2012 at 12:47 AM
He did prove he was born in Hawaii, he has the document to prove it. It's an official document. It's what the state gives you. If what you are saying is that an official state document isn't enough proof, then nobody anywhere can prove they were born where they said they were. Ergo, nobody is eligible to become President. I don't care how much Latin you come up with, your "argument" is ridiculous.
David Farrar June 01, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Steve From NH, "He did prove he was born in Hawaii, he has the document to prove it." Steve, From the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General A study entitled: BIRTH CERTIFICATE FRAUD OEI-07-99-00570 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FINDING: "A certified copy of a birth certificate is proof only that a birth occurred and was recorded." OEI- 07-99-00570 What this means is, as a matter of proof in a judicial setting, the only thing that is "Proven" is that a birth occurred and that it was recorded. All the other information on that state certified document must be proven the old fashion way by a preponderance of the evidence. ex animo davidfarrar
Steve From NH June 01, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Howzit! Hawaii's official documents are apparently meaningless. According to David Farrar, if all you have is a birth certificate (silly official papers!), you can't prove anything. Fortunately, he isn't the one making the decisions. He thinks he is, but he's not. New Hampshire is full of these wingnuts, but they are just loud and obnoxious (at least the ones without guns). They are comical and entertaining, and will help get President Obama re-elected. We should encourage them. Even if it means a spike in the price of tinfoil due to the demand for hats. Used to live in Hawaii Kai in the 60's and 70's, miss it a lot sometimes. Actually I lived pretty close to where Obama was born. I don't remember any 'here lives the future president of the United States' signs out front though, so maybe it is all a fake. ;)
swinedance June 01, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Thank you.
jrterrier5 June 01, 2012 at 02:40 AM
MamaD, ok, sorry, she says fact-checking error. but your post also contains errors. first, according to the ABC article the President Obama is a current client of Dystel & Goderich, so you are incorrect that they never represented him. "Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients." second, there is no record that Obama never saw the bio blurb. remember, this was first listed in 1991, long before he became the busy politician he is now. the "born in kenya" statement remained on the Dystel & Goderich website until 2007. i just find it hard to believe that he didn't see it. the fact that one person is willing to take the fall and deny shouldn't be the end of the story. it never is on any other issue. i'm not a birther. i just think a democracy needs an independent, probing press that is not in the tank for one person or another, particularly when that person is the most powerful man in the USA if not the world. i just think this is a question that should be put to the president -- were you not aware that this was out there?
jrterrier5 June 01, 2012 at 02:47 AM
regarding whether one person's denial (i'm talking about the "born in kenya" blurb not the birth certificate) should ever be enough, we have a recent example. for weeks elizabeth warren has been stating that she was not responsible for telling Harvard that she was cherokee. today, she comes out and says, never mind, it was me who told harvard that i was cherokee. in some ways, it's not a big deal. just a collateral matter. in other ways, it goes to the heart of the problems with politicians and the bull they spread everywhere. people need to be more honest.
SALS June 01, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Interesting we talk about how honesty is important and mention the democrats that have not been so....where was this discussion about sarah palin? being from wasilla , we knew she wasn't pregnant with trig, but that was just one lie after another and we got totally shut down by the repubs and tea party and chastised the journalists who tried to get to the truth behind all her lies. McCain knew she didn't have trig...she is a grifter and has been known throghout the valley as a user and grifter, vindictive to anyone who wants the truth. How come you people are not all over her about her lies? Don't tell me it doesn't matter because she is not running for anything.
george June 01, 2012 at 05:17 AM
David Farrar: You continue making circular arguments. The President did in fact provide proof of his birth in Hawaii. If you or anyone else are still not convinced, that is your problem, not his. Even most republicans have stated that they believe that he was born in Hawaii. Obama certainly and absolutely has no further burden of proof as he has already offered it. If fringe groups like birthers are still not convinced, they need to mount an inquiry and show evidence. But of course, there is none, just as Trump found out when he stated that he had investigators in Hawaii working on this, yet he has never presented a concrete case, merely innuendo.
jrterrier5 June 01, 2012 at 07:48 AM
two wrongs don't make a right. but what are you talking about that she wasn't pregnant with trig. who the heck is trig's mother then?
george June 01, 2012 at 09:02 AM
Another point if I may. Don't you think that the republicans, with their unlimited sources of funding, would be trying to make an evidence-based case to show that the President was not born in the US ?. Would not the Kochs be eager to fund a proper inquiry if they believed that there was something to the birthers' allegations ?. After all, a convincing and well documented case would at the very least ensure that the President is not re-elected and the democratic party suffers defeats across the political spectrum. Would not the republicans pursue this if they knew that there was something to it ?
Steve From NH June 01, 2012 at 10:57 AM
David Farrar, if that is really who you are, you are in grave danger of declaring yourself a non-person by your own arguments. There was a birth, and it was recorded is all that reasonable people need, and luckily we are still mostly reasonable people. Birthers are not reasonable people, by definition. I think I know you - you are the kids in elementary school who can't stand someone who is different than they are. Different looking, talks funny, had polio, red hair, lisps, is a different color, one or more take your pick, pick your insult, it was you people making the lives of others miserable because you didn't like the way they looked. A lot of those bullies grew up, you didn't. You're still at it, bigger words, fancier arguments, but the same underlying reasons, and you never grew up. You're down deep afraid that you're not good enough, never will be, and because you couldn't break those people maybe they really are stronger and better than you'll ever be. I bullied a few people when I was a kid, I'm ashamed, you people have none. You bolt up and yell about tyranny and free speech while trampling on the rights of everyone that disagrees with your idiotic notions. You hide behind flags, pieces of paper and ridiculous costumes because you can't let anyone see the rot underneath. I feel sorry for you folks, there's a wonderful world outside your living room, full of people that are different, beautiful, kind and worth a thousand fold of people like the birthers.
HowthCastle June 01, 2012 at 11:07 PM
A publicity pamphlet is a legal document, but a birth certificate (long form) is not! OK!
HowthCastle June 01, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Listen: Obama is actually a Suliban. You know, one of those time-travelling terrorists from the Star Trek: Enterprise series. They serve as foot soldiers in the Temporal Cold War and take orders from the mysterious Future Guy. Therefore, Obama is not limited by ordinary constraints of space and time. In 2007, more or less, he can cause public service notices to be placed in Honolulu newspapers of 1961!
David Farrar June 01, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Colleen Harper The 14th Amendment does not create Article ll 'natural born' Citizens. It creates exactly what is says it creates... US Citizens at birth. The problem with the 14th Amendment, and where the courts have traditionally made their mistakes, is in assuming somehow the state can bestow American citizenship allegiance on a person born without the cloak of allegiance of their father. The court now incorrectly assumes it can create the ruling class instead of the Constitution and our Founding Fathers. Again, plenary authority cannot create Article ll 'natural born' US citizens; it can only create naturalized US citizens. It does this via jus soli or via naturalized. The amendment says "born or "naturalized". There is nothing stipulating that naturalization only takes place after birth. But since the courts cannot make natural law, the court have no jurisdiction to alter the natural law of inheritance as the basis of the self-evident, unalienable truth Thomas Jefferson proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence: that all mean are created equal. ex animo davidfarrar
David Farrar June 02, 2012 at 12:54 AM
No...he did not provide "proof". He provided verification. Providing proof implies the documentary evidence the Hawaiian registrar used to "verify" the facts in Barack Obama's case are revealed and examined. ex animo davidfarrar ex animo davidfarrar
HowthCastle June 02, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I also won't try levitation, teleportation, or telepathy.
HowthCastle June 02, 2012 at 05:56 AM
And where we're the WMD? (Real ones I mean, not the cobble rocks, ball-peen hammers and fungo bats of mass destruction.)
Ruth Dwyer June 06, 2012 at 09:10 AM
After reading the "Arguments" in behalf of the Prez, authenticity ... a fact remains: B.O. was WAS BORN IN KENYA! Recently, I saw a YouTube Film of B.O. addressing a Class of Harvard Students . He proudly said: "I AM NOT AMERICAN. I WAS BORN IN KENYA." It was a "Jaw dropper!" I forwarded it to friends. Perhaps they also forwarded it... but since then that film's no longer available! WE can argue till the Cows come Home but the fact remains, He was born in Kenya, as he admitted. The man is a fraud! If that hurts your Democrat sensibilities, too bad! And if he's re-elected, America will no longer be "The Land of the Free." So get ready for the Bread Lines for we will see a Depression to make the last one seem like Child's play. The man has an AGENDA! Perhaps it's time to Google George Soros, "the Puppet Master" who's pulling B.O.'s Strings. Our Constitution is hanging by a Thread because of his murky agenda. So.... while you argue about where this Impostor was born, why not speculate what Bread Lines will be like. So ... fasten your Seat Belts, Folks b/cuz it's gonna be a VERY bumpy ride in the not so distant future if this person is voted, again, into the most important Job on the Planet! SWEET DREAMS!
KatieC June 06, 2012 at 01:40 PM
MamaD I am afraid for your health. Calm down. Listen the people who believe that Pres. Obama was born in Kenya are never going to believe anything other than that. It is useless to argue with them and get yourself all upset. You yourself said Jon Stewart said the "Birthers" would not believe Barack Obama was born in Hawaii if they had a BIRTHER CAM IN THE DELIVERY ROOM AND DON HO HUNG A LEI AROUND THE BABY'S HEAD. They are ridiculous, bigoted, hate driven, ignorant fools.
KatieC June 06, 2012 at 01:43 PM
You are absolutely right Glamourgal. Every Political Party has its nuts and the Birthers are the Republican Party nuts. Leave them to the Squirrels.
KatieC June 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
You are so right SALS. You hit the nail on the head.
KatieC June 06, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Ruth take two aspirin and go to bed and if you don't feel better in the morning call your Doctor and get a referral for a shrink because you are NUTS.


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