Earlier today, frequent contributor “ByteMe” gave us a tip in an open thread to this story, which indicated that Congressman Nathan Deal, in his first online chat on his new website, indicated that he now wants the President to show his papers.
So as to not take the Congressman out of context – we’re not part of that lib’ral media that would do that, you know – here is the transcript from this morning’s chat with the question before and after:
9:11 [Comment From Heather ] Are you guys going to be able to block the Obamacare nonsense, or at least change it?
9:14 Nathan Deal – I have attempted to change and stop it at the committee level and will continue to do it when it reaches the House floor. However, Democrats have more than enough votes to pass it, if they can get their members to vote for it. That is why your input into members of Congress is so important. We must persuade enough Democrat members to kill it or substantially alter it. There is an air of excitement in Washington as people from all over the country are coming for the “House Call” event at noon today on the Capitol steps.
There are citizens on almost every corner speaking on microphones against the bill. There are vehicles bearing signs in opposition. I believe America has awakened to the serious challenge this poses to our country.
9:15 [Comment From Tom Crawford ] Do you believe that Barack Obama is a native-born American citizen who is eligible to serve as president? I am asking because your comments on this issue have been a little ambiguous. I would appreciate your clearing this up.
9:17 Nathan Deal – 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.
9:17 [Comment From Jeff ] Do you support zero based budgeting?
9:17 Nathan Deal – I do. However, it will take time to go through the entire state budget and must be done in an incremental fashion. But now is the time to start that process.
So there it is. We need the President to release his birth certificate so we can clear up “this question”. The only way I can give Rep. Deal the benefit of the doubt on this one is to presume he’s not a birther, but instead, has an ID fetish.
You may remember that is was the issue of ID’s that caused Deal to get all flustered at the Cherokee GOP meeting last month and invent the term “Ghetto Grandmother”, only to then have it so rudely used out of context by the lib’ral media.
This same lib’ral media jumped on this story as well today, with Jim Galloway daring to suggest that Deal’s birther talk was in direct contradiction to an earlier stance on the issue, and Thomas Wheatley beating me to the punch by suggesting that Deal is poaching in the Ox’s woods.
But if Deal is not in fact a birther, there is only one other explanation for why he wants all ghetto grandmothers and our possibly foreign born President to be documented. And his campaign slogan may have a hint buried in it:
For every conspiracy theory laden birther out there who thinks you found a friend today, I suggest you may want to consider that that’s what he wants you to think.
Be prepared to show us your papers. You’ll need them to drive on the NAFTA Superhighway.