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80% of Americans do not believe official Bush birthplace

A recent nationwide CBS/Vanity Fair poll showed only 39% of Americans responding that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii (although 63% place his birth somewhere in the United States).

I wanted to put these results in perspective with my own Obama Conspiracy Theories poll. This poll was made of 10 people randomly selected from my workplace on June 30, 2010. I think all the respondents were college graduates.

Asked the open ended question: “in which state was President George W. Bush born,” only 20% believed the official story that he was born in Connecticut! A full 50% picked Texas. New York and New Hampshire were other states mentioned.

It looks like to me we’ve been asking for the wrong birth certificate.

17 Responses to 80% of Americans do not believe official Bush birthplace

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    sarina June 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Did Bush release his birth certificate? I haven’t seen it …

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    misha July 1, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    sarina: Did Bush release his birth certificate? I haven’t seen it …

    He’s white. Only black people and Hispanics have to show ID. Don’t believe me? Elvis Presley’s manager was an illegal alien:

    He was an illegal immigrant. Van Kuijk was stationed in Hawaii, at a base commanded by a Captain Tom Parker. After leaving the service, van Kuijk adopted the name Tom Parker as his own. He became part of the circus world some time later. He also worked as a dogcatcher and a pet cemetery proprietor in Temple Terrace, Florida, in the 1940s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Tom_Parker

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 1, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    sarina: Did Bush release his birth certificate? I haven’t seen it …

    Bush didn’t release his birth certificate in the sense of putting it on the Internet or providing it to reporters, but there is a copy in the Texas State Archives dating back to when he was governor. The material is currently being prepared for researchers and eventually intended for the George W. Bush presidential library.

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    Ciel July 1, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Did Bush release his birth certificate? I haven’t seen it …

    Did you ask for it? I’m sure if you did you could see it! Try that- HE has nothing to hide… (not like some…)

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    Ciel July 1, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    @Misha Wait, maybe I didn’t understand correctly, but are you comparing the manager of Elvis Presley, former dogcatcher and pet cemetery proprietor, THAT Van Kuijic, (and the necessary requirements to become “all of the above”, to the OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?? Sorry, just thought the comparison is a bit far-fetched.

    I’m sure that there was no requirement for him to be a “natural born citizen”, much less a citizen of the United States, which Obozo has never proven in his own case….

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    Sef July 1, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Bush didn’t release his birth certificate in the sense of putting it on the Internet or providing it to reporters, but there is a copy in the Texas State Archives dating back to when he was governor. The material is currently being prepared for researchers and eventually intended for the George W. Bush presidential library.

    Here’s a link to the Shrub’s Library.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) July 1, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Ciel: Did Bush release his birth certificate? I haven’t seen it …Did you ask for it? I’m sure if you did you could see it! Try that- HE has nothing to hide… (not like some…)

    I agree Ciel what exactly are you hiding?

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    sarina July 1, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    Ciel: ” I’m sure that there was no requirement for him to be a “natural born citizen”, much less a citizen of the United States, which Obozo has never proven in his own case….”

    There is no requirement for Elvis manager to be “natural born” but to be “legal” you need “papers” to be legal in this country.

    His name is Obama and YES he posted his bc in 2008 which was certified by the entire state of Hawaii, if you want to see it just go to Factcheck. com you can see it in all its splendor, raised seal and all!

    Hail to the Chief!

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    Scientist July 1, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Ciel: You haven’t read the Constitution, have you? There is no requirement for the president to be a US citizen. Here are the exact words:
    “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President;”

    So the President must be:

    1. a natural born Citizen (Note it does NOT say of the United States)
    OR
    2. a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,

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    Sef July 1, 2010 at 10:37 am #

    Scientist: Ciel:You haven’t read the Constitution, have you?There is no requirement for the president to be a US citizen.Here are the exact words:
    “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President;”So the President must be:1. a natural born Citizen (Note it does NOT say of the United States)
    OR
    2. a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,

    Madison did get a bit carried away with his commas. Makes parsing fun.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) July 1, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Sef: Madison did get a bit carried away with his commas. Makes parsing fun.

    Indeed but hey that’s how its written. Maybe they should have been more clear

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    BatGuano July 1, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Ciel: Try that- HE has nothing to hide… (not like some…)

    well,…… if i remember correctly….. the AP had to sue under FOIA to get some of bush’s military records ( and still had a problem with compliance ). also, bush’s school records were leaked….. not released by him or the campaign .

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    ellid July 1, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Ciel: @MishaWait, maybe I didn’t understand correctly, but are you comparing the manager of Elvis Presley, former dogcatcher and pet cemetery proprietor, THAT Van Kuijic, (and the necessary requirements to become “all of the above”, to the OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?? Sorry, just thought the comparison is a bit far-fetched.I’m sure that there was no requirement for him to be a “natural born citizen”, much less a citizen of the United States, which Obozo has never proven in his own case….

    Who is this “Obozo” person? An Irish version of Bozo the Clown? And why would I care about this person anyway? Last I heard Bozo hadn’t run for any office, let alone the Presidency.

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    sfjeff July 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    “Did you ask for it? I’m sure if you did you could see it! ”

    Certainly- I am asking for it right now. I have asked for it before. The question is why hasn’t he published it?

    Has anyone ever seen the long form original birth certificate? Well anyone other than a state offiicial entrusted with maintaining birth certificates- they can’t be trusted.

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    misha July 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Ciel, Sven and all other birthers here:

    You have to realize I write these things because I am a communist!

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    BatGuano July 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    ellid:
    Who is this “Obozo” person?An Irish version of Bozo the Clown?And why would I care about this person anyway?Last I heard Bozo hadn’t run for any office, let alone the Presidency.

    O’Bozo ran for Minister of the Department of Silly Walks in Northern Ireland in 1978. he lost to McGrimmace who ran on a shamrock shake platform.

    you should really educate yourself.

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    ellid July 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Was it that long ago? And wasn’t it somehow connected to “Big” Mac bribing H. Burglar during the McNugget Riots? What a sad time that was! I think Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson were set to star in the movie until the funding fell through thanks to Dave Thomas withdrawing as director at the last minute.