Daily Kos: Boehner and Cantor on Obama's release of long form birth certificate
Speaker of the House John Boehner went with a statement delivered by his spokesman:
This has long been a settled issue. The Speaker’s focus is on cutting spending, lowering gas prices, and creating American jobs.
Dignified. Above the fray. And completely full of shit given that the only thing the GOP has been focused on since taking power has been union-busting and abortion ... and passing spending cuts that don't really cut spending, and voting unanimously to keep taxpayer-funded subsidies for big oil.
As for job creation, if you count the $520 an hour lawyer Boehner hired to defend discrimination, the Republican controlled House has created exactly one job.
Of course both reactions are an effort to distance themselves from the birther movement that neither Boehner nor Cantor embraced—but one that they never denounced for being the race-based smear that it was. So they're looking to be above the birther nonsense without offending their birther base. Neat trick.