On Fox News last night, Sean Hannity hopped back on the Obama birther train and claimed that it is not true that has Obama has shown us his birth certificate. Hannity claimed that he was born in the same year as Obama, but has anybody seen Sean Hannity’s birth certificate? After not keeping his promise to be waterboarded for the troops, Hannity’s patriotism is in doubt, so Sean, show us the birth certificate.
Here is the video of Hannity from Media Matters:
Sean Hannity said, “What are we to make of the question he’s raising? You know, John McCain had questions about whether he was born in America. Dick Cheney had to prove his residency in Wyoming. We want to take it back further, other presidents have been questioned about their residency. What wrong with asking, can you just show us the birth certificate? I was born in the same year as the President, 1961… I actually carry a copy of the Constitution and he’s a constitutional scholar, because in the Constitution it’s requirement that you be born in this country.”
Hannity claimed that he believes that Obama was born in this country, but that it is odd that Obama won’t produce the birth certificate. Interestingly Sean Hannity claims to have been born in 1961, and he wants us to assume that he was born in the United States, but I can find no copy of Sean Hannity’s birth certificate anywhere on the Internet. Sean Hannity’s Fox News bio makes no mention of when of where he was born. Hannity claims to have grown up in New York state, but as we know illegal immigrants flood into New York on a daily basis.
After dropping out of college, Hannity has a sketchy personal history of drifting across the country and working odd jobs as a general contractor and a bartender. This would appear to be the history of an illegal who is trying to avoid detection. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe that Sean Hannity was born in America, but the gaps in his personal biography raise some disturbing questions. Even more troubling are allegations that Sean Hannity promoted and held fraudulent “Freedom Concerts” that were supposed to have donated 100% of the proceeds to charity but appear to have done no such thing.
According to CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan whose organization filed the FTC complaint against Hannity, “There is little more despicable than preying upon the generosity of Americans by deceiving them into believing they are aiding the children of killed and wounded service members when the truth is most of the money is going to a for-profit venture.” Sloan continued, “Americans deserve to know whether this high-profile charity allegedly dedicated to helping veterans and their families is really doing what it says it is.”
Hannity’s behavior was despicable and dare I say, un-American.
We also have the issue of Hannity promising to allow himself to be water boarded for the troops then going back on his word to our patriotic heroes in uniform who risk their lives daily for our freedom. On his Fox News program on April 23, 2009 Hannity agreed to allow himself to be waterboarded for a charity that benefits our troops.
Here is the video via Keith Olbermann and Countdown:
To this date, Hannity still has not been waterboarded for charity. Are these the behaviors of a real American? Would a man who truly bleeds red, white, and blue do such things?
Let me state again, I take Sean Hannity at his word. I believe that he is an American citizen, but the final decision doesn’t rest with me.
I am urging Sean Hannity to allow the nation to heal and put this question behind us once and for all. Sean, make your birth certificate publicly available. Not the short form, but the long form. Don’t post it on the Internet, or show to the camera on your TV show, but put it on public display and allow every American to see it with their own eyes. Only then can each of our individual doubts be erased. It is odd that you haven’t taken this simple step already.
Your audience deserves to know the background of the man who is coming into their living rooms every evening and talking to them.
All we are asking of you Sean Hannity is that you produce and show us your long form birth certificate. I am not saying that I have doubts, I don’t, but I have heard from several other Americans who do.
It is a simple request.
Sean Hannity, show us your birth certificate.