Luke Scott Is a Birther: "[Obama] Was Not Born Here"

Jack MarchettiCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2010

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 27:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama watches a college basketball game at Howard University November 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama attended the game between Howard University and Oregon State, which is coached by his brother in law Craig Robinson.  (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Oriole Luke Scott's life is about to get complicated.

While at the Winter Meetings, he stated:

"[Obama] was not born here." 

"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."

Luke Scott either needs to stop watching Fox News or learn how to Google.

You think the Republican Party would have let the man be sworn into office if there was even the slightest possibility that he wasn't 100 percent eligible to be sworn in?

No one has ever accused professional athletes of being smart, informed or in-the-know, but this is just ridiculous.

Luke, have you ever seen George W. Bush's birth certificate? I haven't seen yours. Is it online?How do we know you were born here? Prove it!

 I haven't seen your birth certificate. It better be online!

The level of nonsense and stupidity in the political discourse since Obama took office has been ludicrous.

There are plenty of areas to criticize President Obama—attacking his birthplace is not one of them, nor a smart one.

Luke Scott, be happy that you can play baseball because the world needs plenty of bartenders and judging by your intellectual aptitude, I'm not even sure you could do that.