Since the Obama’s birth certificate is real, birthers are now claiming that his Social Security number is fake and are trying to get him thrown off the ballot in Ohio.
This is from WND, the home of all things nutty,
If Barack Obama has an immediate eligibility problem, it is more likely to derive from the Social Security Number he has been using for the last 35 years than from his birth certificate. Ohio private investigator Susan Daniels has seen to that. On Monday, July 2, she filed suit in Geauga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court demanding that Jon Husted, Ohio secretary of state, remove Obama’s name from the ballot until Obama can prove the validity of his Social Security Number.
Daniels, who has vetted thousands of Social Security Numbers for numerous other clients, has done her homework. In her filing, she thoroughly documents her contention “that Barack Obama has repeatedly, consistently, and with intent misrepresented himself by using a fraudulently obtained Social Security Number.” To acquire appropriate standing in court, Daniels has gone to the trouble of establishing herself as a valid write-in candidate for president. Before she is through, this 70-something mother of seven, who has been a licensed Ohio PI since 1995, may cause Obama more trouble than the Romney campaign.
Granny Birther is basing her case on the her claim that the first three digits of President Obama’s Social Security number were only issued to people born in Connecticut.
Oh no, cue the spooky music. Boy those birthers have got Obama this time.
Except that Granny Birther was wrong, very wrong. Media Matters did a bit crack research via Google I am guessing and quickly discovered this on the Social Security Administration website, “Prior to 1972, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the State in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be the State where the applicant lived, since a person could apply for their card in any Social Security office. Since 1972, when SSA began assigning SSNs and issuing cards centrally from Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security card. The applicant’s mailing address does not have to be the same as their place of residence. Thus, the Area Number does not necessarily represent the State of residence of the applicant, either prior to 1972 or since.”
If Granny Birther would have done a Google search of her own, she would have seen that the whole theory that her legal petition is based on was debunked in 2011. It actually gets worse for our birther hero as she had been investigating Obama’s Social Security number since 2009, and in order to establish legal standing she has declared herself a write in candidate for president.
If you have ever wondered who falls for this nonsense, you now have your answer. Scared white senior citizens who can’t believe that a black man could be legitimately elected president are the people who are most prone to believe this birther silliness.
Granny Birther is the latest victim of another right wing chain email. (Does every right winger get all of their false information from Fox News and forwarded chain emails?)
These people will literally believe anything negative about Barack Obama, but I am sure that once the judge stops laughing, it will take about four seconds to toss this out of court.
The Social Security thing might not pan out, but I hear that there is a suspicious Obama library card that needs investigating. Here comes the Sarah Palin tweet, “Obama Lies, Libraries Dies.”