Baltimore Orioles’ Luke Scott is a Birther

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Baltimore Orioles’ DH Luke Scott is a birther. In a wide-ranging interview on Yahoo Sports baseball blog Tuesday, Scott said President Obama “does not represent America” and said he believes Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

“That’s my belief,” Scott told the website.

“I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go within 10 minutes to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, “See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.” The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.”

Orioles team spokesman Greg Bader distanced the organization from Scott saying:

“Luke Scott’s comments do not reflect the opinion of the Baltimore Orioles organization. The fact is that Barack Obama is our President, duly elected by the people of the United States. End of story.”

So-called “birthers” contend President Obama is ineligible to be president because, they argue, he was actually born in Kenya, his father’s homeland. The Constitution says that a person must be a “natural-born citizen” to be eligible for the presidency.

Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship, and his Hawaiian birth certificate was been made public, along with birth notices from two Honolulu newspapers published within days of his birth in August 1961 but the birthers soldier on.

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12 Responses to Baltimore Orioles’ Luke Scott is a Birther

  1. feminazi says:

    With so much substance and fact available to criticize President Obama about, from failing to close Guantanamo Bay, failing to repeal DADT and ramping up the war in Afghanistan, you really have to question why the Birthers ignore the substance and go to the fantasy? Very strange, if you ask me.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    The whole birther thing is just so wild and crazy and detached from reality. I wonder if the Orioles will resign him after making this pronouncement? I agree with feminazi. Defeating Obama with a primary challenger in 2012 should be our priority based on his record. The birthers just make Obama seem more sympathetic.

  3. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Luke Scott is Orly Taitz love child.

  4. Peace Nick says:

    Marcus Ybanez – ROFL!

    The Birthers need to concentrate on Obama tripling the number of troops in Afghanistan. He’s morphed into a smaller, darker version of George Bush.

  5. Mel Fleming II, PhD says:

    I will never root for the orioles again! This man is a racist, and a stain upon the humanity of the sport of Baseball.

  6. R.J. Lawson says:

    The guy hits home runs. He’ll still have a job somewhere. Maybe even in Baltimore where he currently plays. Sad but true.

  7. mauigirl says:

    Another whack job….it’s endless.

  8. Ellen says:

    Obama was born in Hawaii, and he has proven it by showing the OFFICIAL birth certificate of Hawaii, the certification of live birth, which is the only birth certificate that Hawaii has sent out to anyone since 2001. And the facts on Obama’s birth certificate were confirmed twice by the officials in Hawaii (members of a Republican governor’s administration) and by the Republican governor herself.

  9. Bungy says:

    Remember a year or so ago when the Tea Party was touting that over 70% of the US didn’t want Obamacare? What they failed to acknowledge was that that 70% included the folks who wanted the private sector to run HC AND the folks who wanted a robust public option (if not outright socialized medicine).

    Good to see that even those who are the most critical of Obama will distance themselves from the wingnut birthers. But all the REAL reasons to be down on the guy (troop build up, failure to close GITMO, etc.) are probably not issues the birthers have with Obama.

    So who exactly does Obama please? Oh right…that’s the problem.

  10. VicoDANIEL says:

    Obama has provided his critics with a rich arsenal of goodies to use against him. His two-year record is razor thin and he’s demonstrated a propensity to prefer Republican agendas at the expense of his Democratic base.

    The birthers could draw on dozens of these examples yet, they prefer to waddle in the much left behind by birther Queen Orly Taitz and the radical nutcases on the fringe.

    These people are their own worst enemies.

  11. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell failed to pass the senate today.

    Time for Barry to step up and order under Stop-Loss the non-enforcement of the ban. Oh, what am I saying? This is Barack Hussein Obama and he’s a pussy boy who won’t do squat.

    Sorry guys but I think Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is here to stay. Luckily, Obama isn’t and he will be gone and quickly forgotten in 2 years.

  12. Jolly Roger says:

    Jesuski W. Christ. You’d think a baseball player would have been around enough of THOSE people to get rid of the racism.

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