When I saw the video of Michelle Obama referring to Kenya as her husband's "home country," I was shocked but it wasn't because I felt that it served as some sort of evidence that Barry is not a natural born citizen and therefore not qualified to serve as the President of the United States. Believe me, there are far more reasons I feel he isn't qualified for the job without opening that can of worms. I'm not sold on the birther theory, but honestly? Sealing Obama's birth certificate and then spending millions of dollars to keep it that way sure doesn't inspire a lot of faith in what the administration is expecting us to believe.
Whether Barry was born in Kenya or Hawaii, or even on the moon, is not what made me so concerned as I watched the video. You see, I am a first generation American, just like our President. My father was from Ireland and never became a U.S. citizen. My mother, first generation herself, even lived in Ireland a few times and I still have plenty of family there. I've often said that Ireland feels like home - it's full of people with whom I share a similar cultural history, has a lovely cool, green, damp environment that seems to suit me perfectly, and offers one of the best breakfasts in the world - but I wouldn't ever call it my "home country." I'm thankful I was born here...nowhere else in the world and at no other time in history has a country given such incredible opportunities for a free and happy life.
So, it's disturbing to consider that Obama might not think of the country that educated him, made him rich and elected him President, as his home...that perhaps, in private, his feelings for the United States might measure up to something other than love and that he might be anything less than proud.