Dale, did you catch my post earlier about the Kansas legislature debating to remove Obama from the ballots? Even Fox News is carrying the piece so it must be true.Hell, I think I shall take a week off and see what is happening in the State House.
Kansas Weighs Taking Obama Off Ballot Over 'Birther' Accusations
Published September 14, 2012
Topeka, Kan.– The paths of President Barack Obama and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are crossing once again.
But this time, it is not over immigration.
It is over the enduring assertion by so-called "Birthers" that Obama is not eligible to be president because they doubt he was born in Hawaii.
Kobach, who is an adviser to the Romney campaign on immigration policy, heads the all-Republican Kansas State Objections Board, which is considering removing Obama from the state's November ballot.
The issue -- which Kobach made a part of his election campaign in 2010 -- has been reignited by a claim from a Manhattan, Kan., resident that Obama is not eligible to be president because his father was from Kenya. The resident, Joe Montgomery, also questions whether Obama has a valid birth certificate.
"We have to take our responsibilities seriously," Kobach said. "Taking it seriously means that we make a decision with all of the evidence that can be obtained before we decide it."
Kobach, the architect of some of the most hard-line state-level immigration policies in the United States, including those of Arizona and Alabama, has been critical of Obama for what he says is the current administration's failure to address illegal immigration. Kobach also was the force behind a strict immigration component in the Republican party platform that was recently adopted at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Obama campaign spokeswoman Gabriela Domenzain said in statement:“From enthusiastically welcoming his endorsement to letting him write the most extreme republican platform on immigration in modern history, Mitt Romney has made it clear that Kris Kobach and him are partners in extremism.”
The notion that Obama was born anywhere other than in Hawaii has long been discredited, and the White House released his long-form birth certificate last year. Hawaii officials also have repeatedly confirmed his citizenship.
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