Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ birth certificate ‘silliness’

posted at 1:30 pm on July 8, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Remember when President Barack Obama said he hoped the nation would be able to move past the “silliness” surrounding his birth certificate to focus on more important issues like the economy and the still-rising unemployment rate? Apparently, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn’t hear him — or maybe she just realized Democrats were on better turf in the birther debate than they are in the jobs debate.

Either way, Debbie Downer decided now is a good time to revive the controversy — with DNC fundraising measures that make use of the long-form certificate Obama released a month ago in an attempt to stir up financial support:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is pitching potential donors with envelopes stamped: “HELP US COUNTER THE GOP’S DIRTY TRICKS,” CBS News reported. Inside, the alert reads: “ENCLOSED: President Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate.” The mailer includes a copy of Obama’s official Hawaii “Certificate of Live Birth.”

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote to donors calling Republicans “masters of dirty politics,” adding that “[s]ome even went as far as to join the ‘birthers’ in their effort to throw doubt upon President Obama’s birthplace.”

Those who donate at least $44 get a coffee mug imprinted with Obama’s birth certificate.

Yep, you read that right. Only Schultz. Although … as Ed reported this morning … Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Patty Murray might just give Schultz a run for her money (ahem!) in the over-the-top fundraising concept contest. Murray tried to hit up the conservative and much-maligned Koch brothers for a DSCC donation.

 


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