Arizona GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey Says He's Not a "Birther," but Obama's Birth Certificate Doesn't Seem Real

Categories: Birthers (sigh)
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's joke of an "investigation" into President Obama's birth certificate is still an issue.

Now, even after President Obama's re-election, Arizona Republican Party chairman Tom Morrissey -- who insists he's not a "birther" -- says he does not believe the president's birth certificate is authentic.

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In the meeting in which Arizona's 11 electors cast their votes for Mitt Romney, the Associated Press came back with a report that three of those electors went "birther."

According to that report, Morrissey and two others "spoke up during the ceremony to voice doubts about Obama's eligibility as a native-born U.S. citizen."

Naturally, 550 KFYI's Mike Broomhead invited Morrissey on the show for a shot at damage control.



Broomhead's first question for Morrissey: Are you a birther?

"No," responded Morrissey, before explaining his beliefs about the president's birth certificate -- which sound an awful lot like "birther" theories.

"In my opinion, what I have seen from the president, produced as a birth certificate, does not convince me that it is a real document," Morrissey said.

Morrissey -- who noted his "law enforcement background" and his status as a "concerned American" -- went on to explain that he didn't think the president had produced a "true document," and the president's birth certificate "doesn't ring with [him]."

If that's not "birther" talk, we really don't know what is.

Broomhead said that he saw the original report in the newspaper, and thought that Morrissey's comments had somehow been taken out of context. He seemed kind of disappointed when Morrissey confirmed that it hadn't.

Morrissey did claim that he was "not saying it representing the Arizona Republican Party," which makes no sense on its face, but consider that the only reason Morrissey had this platform as a presidential elector was because he's the state GOP chairman.


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leftwenger
leftwenger

@TheRReport Most birthers are stuid, but Tom Morrissey is a birther and he's even too stupid to know he's a birther.

RipplesInAPond
RipplesInAPond

@ProgressMich So he's admitting Obama IS a US born citizen then? If not he's a birther.

Bringitonhomee
Bringitonhomee

@daveweigel seems he should be looking into who he is before examining others. It doesn't help with that credibility thing. #bigloser

MrDanthraxxx
MrDanthraxxx

@BuzzFeedAndrew seems legit considering 1st thing he did in office was seal the records

AndBussiere
AndBussiere

I'm not a rapist, I force women to have sex with ME, not the other way around...

juanyfbaby
juanyfbaby

@BuzzFeedAndrew probably not, but Arizona gonna Arizona. ¯(°_o)/¯

yoslives
yoslives

@BuzzFeedAndrew No that's just dumb Republicans: they're always in season.

TomDolina
TomDolina

@daveweigel You had me at "herp"...

JoeRussoIII
JoeRussoIII

@BuzzFeedAndrew in this guy's defense weren't their stories claiming that the birth certificate was "faked" using computer software?

cheaward
cheaward

@BuzzFeedAndrew That's like saying I'm not an alcoholic but I like to get drunk every day.

freddie.j.muggs
freddie.j.muggs

I see Morrissey has decided not to seek another term as Republican Chair. I am sure his Birthing did not help his image except with the Teatards.

Critical
Critical

We should ban the first Amendment now.  I mean people should not be allowed to say what they want.  Just because the Barry's birth certificate was a forgery (all of the dumb deaf and blind seem to forget computers were not used on birth certificates in 1961 and typewriters could not change fonts back then).  Now spotting forgery is racist to the know it all system slaves so we really should ban all of the Amendments and suspend the constitution.   F*** Democrats and Republicans, you all are a bunch of idiots.  That goes for you fake "inDEPENDENTS" that vote for the scum of the earth as well and are really dependents.

PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

Morrissey isn't a birther, he's just a flat out nut case, just like the rest of the Republitards.

comrade
comrade

Seems like they are getting Arpaionesia, this illnes makes them not recall events, talk shit all the time, and deny who they really are.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

A numb-brain Republican on the Electoral College! What an embarrassment for Arizona, once more !

RobAZ
RobAZ

It was good enough for Jan Brewer when she certified him to be on the AZ ballot in 2008.

It was good enough for Ken Bennett when he certified him to be on the AZ ballot in 2012 (though Ken himself dipped into the low IQ gene pool prior to doing so).

And, it has been good enough for the State of Hawaii.

God, it's got to be embarrassing to be a Republican these days.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Personally, I think people like Morrissey are mentally ill and should be made prohibited possessors of firearms. Of course, that includes the fool masquerading as sheriff.

janezthompson
janezthompson

@phoenixnewtimes If it looks like a duck, and walks and talks like a duck... "I'm not a bigot!!! I just talk like one."

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

ZZZZZzzzzzzzz......

Who?!?! Just who in their rational mind, will ever listen to this already dead issue??? Seriously, I think we're dealing with a couple ol' mentally ill yahoos in the Repugnant Legislature.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I hope there is a friend or family member in Morrissey's life that cares enough to get him the help he needs, be it for long term mental condition or something like Alzheimer's.

And PLEASE tell me that AZDOT does not allowed him to drive!

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I guess the local Repubs are feeling a bit upstaged by the horrendous tragedy of the Connecticut annilation of 27 innocent people at the hands of a mental freak.

So, they felt the need to unbury the dead issue of the birth certificate.

I'm sure they must be feeling smug and warm today.

Losers.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

I'm not a racist but, Obama was born in Africa!  Don't ya know that the bigots will always claim they're not racists.  Of course they're not - real racists look like JT REady.  However, REAL BIGOTS look like Chairman Morrissey.

anojette
anojette

@MrDanthraxxx  sealed records?  that is just another in a long list of right wing birther lies. 

anojette
anojette

@JoeRussoIII yes. there have also been stories about UFO's, and  Bigfoot sightings.    There is no defending belief in such idiocy, especially on the part of someone in Mr. Morrissey's position as the statewide head of a major political party. 

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