Over the last four seasons with the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles, outfielder/first basemen Luke Scott has struck out an average of 100 times a season. But his biggest swing-and-miss of his baseball career came on Wednesday at the winter meetings, where questioned whether President Obama’s a citizen of this country.
Scott sat down with Yahoo!’s David Brown for a long, rambling interview about Ted Nugent, hunting, baseball, and yes, whether President Obama is a secret Kenyan intent on delivering this country to its knees.
Here’s the relevant passage:
DB: You don’t think that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, do you?
LS: He was not born here.
LS: That’s my belief. 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.
You know what? People who have bad intentions, people that are deceivers or are not of honor and integrity — that’s how they act. I’ve seen it in every — it doesn’t matter what level. It can be in politics, it can be in business, it can be in sports, it can be in the construction field. Doesn’t matter. It’s all the same attitude. It’s the same thing.
People who tell the truth, they’re very easy to … their actions prove it. Something as simple providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you’re born here, there’s plenty of documents. But you know what? There’s no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There’s been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country.
The Huffington Post has the audio up on its website if you have the stomach for it.
Let’s be clear about something: This is not some liberal defense of Barack Hussein Obama. This is about defending the part of brain that uses logic, reason and facts to make cogent arguments.
Denounce him all you want. Disagree with his policies all you want. Hell, hate on his love of the TelePrompter, his too-cool-for-school attitude and his goddamn Socialist bones. But at least have the decency to admit there are such things as facts, and those facts clearly show our president was born in Hawaii. The state has two major newspapers, the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin, and both featured birth announcements about the president’s birth on August 4th, 1961.
Plus, here’s a freakin’ birth certificate:
For the life of us we’ll never understand the obsession with calling Obama out on whether or not he’s a citizen. Even the McCain for President campaign said there was nothing to this accusation, and they actually had some skin in the game to say otherwise.
Scott should stick to what he does best: being mediocre on a losing team.