President Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The state of Hawaii confirms this as well, and the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper printed Obama’s birth announcement in 1961.
However, former Rep. Deal back in November 2009 decided that it wasn’t good enough.
“I have looked at the documentation that is publicly available and it leaves many things to be desired,” the lawmaker said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court turning down challenges to Obama’s citizenship challenges, Deal and other birthers continue to allege Obama, an African-American, is in essence an illegal alien.
…”I am joining several of my colleagues in the House in writing a letter to the President asking that he release a copy of his birth certificate so we can have an answer to this question…”
Nathan Deal has become a birther believer, and a supporter of the Tea Party. So in the coming months, it will be interesting to see how much of his campaign will use President Barack Obama’s name this fall in an effort to pick up votes against Democrat Roy Barnes.
It is a risk to go down Birther’s Road, but it appears in a non-presidential year in which Republicans outnumbered Democrats at the July 20th primary, Deal and his campaign may believe it is worth the risk.
Nathan Deal is the Republican nominee for the state of Georgia, but it is safe to say he has a solid chance to succeed fellow conservative Sonny Perdue.
Deal will likely to have to overcome some obstacles whether he wins or not.
Earlier this year, the Office of Congressional Ethics came to the conclusion that Deal may have violated U.S. House rules by lobbying state officials to keep intact a lucrative deal with the state that earned his auto salvage business $1.5 million from 2004 to 2008. Deal stepped down shortly before the office issued its findings to run for governor.
Recently, a reporter had brought up the Governor’s race in Georgia at a White House media event in which press secretary Robert Gibbs tried not to make an issue out of Deal, but it appears Deal wants to use the publicity to run against the White House .
“Certainly, there’s no question they would prefer I not be the next governor of Georgia, but they don’t get a say so.”
If Nathan Deal becomes governor, the HOPE scholarship and Pre-K programs will be in serious jeopardy, more Georgia teachers will be furloughed, more private prisons will be built and it is a possibility he could try to block Obama from appearing on the ballot in Georgia if the President decides to run for re-election in 2012.
Crazy as it may seem, there could be a legal battle to keep Barack Obama off the Georgia ballot if Nathan Deal becomes governor.
Deal may deem Obama’s birth certificate papers aren’t to his satisfaction if he becomes governor and who knows if the Attorney General and Secretary of State will agree with Deal’s assessment.
It could happen if Democrat voters allow this to happen.
Deal has received help from his conservative cohorts such as State Rep. Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross) in regard to keeping the birther claims alive.
Hatfield had introduced legislation that would require Barack Obama – should he run for re-election – to provide proof of his citizenship before being granted a spot on the 2012 Georgia presidential primary ballot.
This measure didn’t go very far in 2010, but Hatfield will bring this up again in 2011 in the Georgia Assembly.
And it doesn’t stop here; Deal has also said he wants to repeal the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is the following: : “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” This amendment was ratified in 1868.
Deal and his supporters want to end the ‘birthright citizenship’, but changing the Constitution is not easy, but the conservative gubernatorial nominee has publicly advocated for this measure.
Deal wants to duplicate the 1994 Republican revolution and the 2002 conservative landslide, but if Democrats allow this happen, expect more birther legal challenges of Obama in 2011.