Thursday, April 28, 2011

Is the birther movement dead?

Obama turns an ordinary American action of producing a birth certificate (we all need to periodically do it) into a media event!

For any number of reasons Americans will periodically have to produce and show their birth certificate. No big deal right?

So why then did it take years for the President of the United States, one Barack Hussein Obama, to deign to show us the proof that he is legally allowed to hold the office he currently does? To end the "silliness" once and for all. For me, "something is rotten in the state of Denmark" (Shakespeare).

I wrote the following at the Examiner yesterday:

Obama releases his birth certificate to the world

President Obama held a press conference this morning to trumpet the fact that he was finally releasing the birth certificate. This had been a request that many had made for quite some time. With world crisis on a multitude of fronts, the President said that he was releasing the proof of his place of birth so that the country could focus on those issues affecting the country’s homeland security and economic security.

Why now?

The scene of the press conference was somewhat surreal from the perspective of a sitting president of the United States, in office for over two years, still being in the position of having to convince the electorate that he was indeed a legitimate holder of the office.

The question begs asking therefore as to why, if this has been such a distraction for the President, he waited until this time to release what it appears that he has had all of the time? Why, if there was no issue, did he allow it to become an issue and a distraction?

Somehow this entire episode does not pass the smell test, and I fear with all of the dangers facing the country, this story is not over.


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4 comments :

  1. Mr. Obama did very well i hope now Donald Trump will calm up i think this matter will ends with this action (Release of Obama's birth certificate).

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  2. I don't think that the matter ends here at all.

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  3. Obama released a copy of his Birth Certificate back in 2008. So did McCain and the questions about his American Citizenship died shortly after. Why did he wait two more years to release the long version. Maybe because maybe he understood then that the die-hard Birthers would still claim (and are now claiming) that it "doesn't pass the sniff test" and is therefor ea forgery. The Birthers want to believe; they NEED to believe that he is not a legitimate President or else their whole "world view" would crumble. And maybe... just maybe, Obama saw the "long view" of letting everyone (including all his potential future opponents) take a stand and put it on record. Let all the racists and crazies come out of the woodwork and show their true colors and then deflate them fast, so that the rest of America can see how these people work and their true agenda of hate, racism and opportunism (ala Trump).

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  4. Birther movement or no birther movement Obama is still the worst president since Carter and the country cannot survive four more years of him in the White House

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