Mario Diaz-Balart Dismisses Trump and Birther Conspiracy

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Forty-five percent of Republican voters say they believe President Obama was born oversees despite not a single fact pointing to that possibility. Surprisingly, though, Republican politicians from South Florida are lining up to knock the theory down.

Echoing statements made by Marco Rubio, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart dismisses the conspiracy theory completely, and infers that Donald Trump, the man who's now become the surprising face of the birther movement, probably doesn't have much of a chance at winning the presidency.

"I have no reason to believe that he was not born here," Diaz-Balart tells The Sun-Sentinel. "It's just not an issue. What is an issue is that he's been a dismal president. That's the issue. I actually think that that kind of detracts from the real issues, but you know thank God we live in a free country."

The remarks closely mirror those made by Senator Marco Rubio earlier this month. Both are the sons of Cuban American immigrants, and both were born in South Florida (and we have no reason to believe that they were not).

Rubio said he wished Donal Trump would stop talking about the issue, and Diaz-Balart infers that Trump would have a hard time actually going through the media vetting process associated with a presidential campaign.

"Trump is an exciting guy. But you know I don't know if he's going to run. And if he does run, and then it gets real. And then you know all the issues, remember when you run for office, every issue, everything you've said, everything you've done, every business deal, every personal thing you've ever done now becomes an issue. Right now he's riding the wave of being able to get all of the positives and none of the negatives. And you know if he runs and he'll be scrutinized like everybody else."

>Perhaps Diaz-Balart is referring three marriages. Perhaps he's talking about Trumps previous comments supporting universal health care (a Republican no-no). Maybe he's thinking about the time just six years ago when Trump said he identifies more as a Democrat on several issues and said that the economy is better under Democratic presidents. Or he could have several of Trump's shadier business deals in mind.

The point Diaz-Balart is slyly making is that the media and opponents comb through every aspect of a presidential candidate's life and record with a fine comb, and that perhaps Trump either wouldn't survive such digging or wouldn't want to go through it in the first place. Then again, Trump should be aware of the attacks on his background. He's the guy questioning Obama's birth certificate after all.

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Montana
Montana

Our president had already showed his US birth Certificate to;

1. Get a US Passport; http://swampland.blogs.time.co...

2. Become a US Senator;

I feel sorry for all the little Birthers, It’s not their fault; it’s your families’ fault that taught you that you were better than other people based on race, creed ethnicity, color, nationality or sex, in short they engrained in you their hate (what a legacy).

But you know at some point you need to grow up and act like an adult and think for yourself and distinguish what is true and what is BS.

But there is where the little Birthers find yourself because we all know it was never about a birth certificate or grades, because we all know you want to go around wearing white sheets, burn crosses and hang people who are not like you, we know that your growth is stunted in your hate, and hate is what this is all about, you will never win anymore, and I feel sorry for all of you.

I can only imagine when our President is re-elected what you phonies will lie about next. Oh, and just know, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s a duck, the little Birthers are a bunch of racists!

Sinamin
Sinamin

This is a MUST READ...Besides the obvious typos .. I really luv the last two or three paragraphs in this artical. Especially, the last two lines. Luv it.!!

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Can we recall Mario Diaz-Balart and send him back to cuba?

Someone should tell them Cubans aren’t even the biggest Hispanic voter group

ElizabethM
ElizabethM

somebody really needs to edit the typos on this article

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