Dems raise money off birther bills
April 22nd, 2011
11:29 AM ET
12 years ago

Dems raise money off birther bills

Washington (CNN) – The ongoing birther issue might be a pain in Obama's backside, but at least some Democrats are seeking to raise money off of it.

The Democratic Governors Association sent an e-mail to supporters Thursday seeking contributions to "stop these senseless political games."

The DGA notes that legislatures in Indiana and Louisiana are considering bills similar to that which Arizona Gov Jan Brewer, a Republican, just vetoed: requiring all presidential candidates to show their birth certificates in order to appear on statewide ballots.

"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," the e-mail says. "But that hasn't stopped Republicans in numerous state legislatures from introducing 'birther' bills aimed specifically at undermining President Obama."

Filed under: Democrats • Jan Brewer • President Obama
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. B

    Keep the birther thing going folks, Obama is smiling.


    April 22, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. Howard

    The Democratic thieves will use any issue as an excuse to pick our pockets !!!

    April 22, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. greg in jax

    The state of Georgia issued me a certificate of live birth just like the presidents. I have.never even heard of a "long form" and apparently Hawaii does not have them per their officials despite what so many angry right leaning faceless bloggers say.

    April 22, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Old news

    To Rickster, You ever read "If you give a mouse a cookie?" Why should he appease Birthers? He hates them and they hate him. I'm surprised Obama hasn't called a press conference to tell them that he'll never ever give them jack.

    April 22, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    welfare prez retoric
    what grade ae you in? You can't even spell or complete an accurate statement in ENGLISH. Get an education.

    April 22, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Republicans, in their pastel lace panties, seem to be big bullies - NO THANKS.

    April 22, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. Freedom

    Yawn...dems tactics again. GOP 2012-the only way to get our nation back on track.

    April 22, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. Slider

    "Fact have no place in the repugs ideology. Emotions and lies are their base."

    Yeah, you found us out. You need to find a job. You have too much time on your hands.

    April 22, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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