Government & Politics
Of course, Obama never spent any time with his birth certificate plastered to his forehead, the subterfuge has been part of a successful political charade.
Since Obama’s election, we have received some complaints that Mark Alexander has never devoted an essay to the controversy concerning Obama’s birth certificate or nationality. The issue has received the mention it deserved in our analysis (not much) but mostly it has been featured in our humor section (e.g., Jay Leno‘s quip, “Obama’s overseas trip has been such a disaster that people in Kenya now claim that he has an American birth certificate.”).
Alexander responded to the issue early on, noting that he believed Obama was born in Hawaii, and the birth certificate controversy was one facet of Obama’s campaign strategy to divide up opposition resources. In other words, it was a ploy to divert the political capital of some well-meaning Obama detractors, and lead them to focus on the question of where Obama was born, rather than much more important questions about his qualifications to be president.
Alexander noted that at some point, Obama would release his original birth certificate, thus discrediting the so-called “birthers.” By extension, and by design, this undermines the credibility of other legitimate concerns about Obama, first and foremost, his socialist agenda for the “fundamental transformation” of our nation.
Apparently this week, Obama’s handlers determined they had squeezed all the political juice out of this issue, now that Jerome Corsi’s book was out and Donald Trump released his birth certificate. (Was Trump actually born in this galaxy?) Finally, Obama did what any humble and respectable candidate should have done the first day the question was asked — he released his long form birth certificate. Of course, “humble and respectable” are not characteristics of Obama’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
For the record, we were as interested as any conservatives should be about the constitutional question of Obama’s eligibility to run for president, but understood that even if definitive evidence was produced that Obama was born in Kenya, the question then becomes a statutory debate about eligibility based on the fact that at the time of his birth, his American mother was below the statutory age for recognition of her child as a U.S. citizen.
Further, it was clear two years ago that no matter what form of birth certificate Obama released and when, it would still be seen as a fraud by those claiming he was born in Kenya, and make no difference one way or the other to his sycophantic lemmings.
We still demand that Obama release other information that presidential candidates should release — transcripts, passport and travel information, etc., but don’t expect to see that information in this election cycle.
Finally, we offer this advice to grassroots conservatives: Caveat Emptor! Beware of organizations like WorldNetDaily and other “conservative news” sources, which build readership by hyping issues such as Obama’s nationality in order to sell advertising. Many of those controversial stories are based on 10 percent substance and 90 percent fragrance. Hyping political issues serves only their self-interest, and distracts from serious concerns about Obama and his cadres of Leftists, which is precisely what Obama wants