Oriole Luke Scott Says Barack Obama Wasn’t Born in America

"If only this were pointed at the foreigner..."

Don’t know how I missed this one, but apparently Baltimore Oriole Luke Scott is not a fan of President Barack Obama. The Orioles’ leading homerun hitter last year, Scott went off on a diatribe in an interview with Yahoo! Sports about how Obama “does not represent America” and called into question Obama’s American citizenship. Among other comments, this is one of Scott’s gems:

Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for…He 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. And why? Because he’s hiding something.

Apparently Scott isn’t alone. There is a whole group of Americans called “birthers” that believe that Obama has no right to the presidency because he was actually born in Kenya. The Orioles expectedly have distanced themselves from Scott’s comments.

Why, oh why would Scott make such controversial comments? The answer is simple. He wants out of Baltimore. After the Orioles acquired slugger Mark Reynolds earlier this week, Scott’s position in the middle of the O’s lineup is in jeopardy. He must want out. Why else would he make such critical comments about the President when he plays in a city less than 50 miles from the White House?

We’ll see if it develops into anything, but Scott could find a new home with a team deeply secured in a Red State pretty soon.

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