Will Republicans kick President Obama off the ballot in several states?

Republicans have a new tactic to try to win back the White House in 2012 – and that’s to kick President Obama off the ballot in several states. 11 states in our nation are currently considering legislation that would require President Obama to prove he was born in the United States in order to have his name placed on the state’s presidential ballot. Of course – President Obama has already proven he was born in Hawaii – and that state has repeatedly confirmed it by releasing his birth certificate. But still – the birthers aren’t satisfied. Georgia is the latest state to introduce similar legislation – as Republican state lawmaker Mark Hatfield puts it: “It is, in a sense, a response to ... the sitting president and his inability or unwillingness to release his original birth certificate." What it’s actually in response to though is the Republican Party playing to the racism inherent in it’s voting base. Rather than correcting those who think the President was born in Kenya – the GOP wants to exploit them for political gain.

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