April 22, 2011

Obama's Birth Certificate: The New Trump Chronicles.

Trump is on the case, y'all.  No worries.


What am *I* missing?

In the 2008 presidential election, one of the men who made it through the primaries to vie for the highest office in the land was not born in the United States.
That man's name is John Sidney McCain.  The Republican senator was born in the Canal Zone in Panama.  It's not even in dispute; he wrote about it in his autobiography, Faith of My Fathers.
Unlike McCain, who never released his birth certificate to the media at large or to fact-checking organizations, the Obama campaign posted his on the Internet.  They even had people outside the campaign look over it and take pictures.

None of that seems to matter to Donald Trump, the real estate mogul who's become yet another Republican hopeful to question the president's citizenship.  Or to the base that he's pandering to.

Whether it's Glenn Beck equating Obama with Adolph Hitler or the tea party movement protesting the federal government's "tyranny," the language used on the conservatives' side is not the language of disagreement.  It's the language of rebellion, of fighting against what they believe to be "unconstitutional" (and therefore illegal) government.
In a nutshell, the most vocal part of the American conservative base believes that if you disagree with them, then you don't deserve to participate in our government.  And if you dare to vote anyway?  Then it's time for "Second Amendment remedies," from conservatives who are "armed and dangerous."

Lest you think it's a joke, right-wing paramilitary groups openly boast of their plans to overthrow the government, should it become too progressive for them.  And conservative bullies often bring guns to peaceful political rallies, then accuse their opponents of being "afraid of an armed American population."  One which threatens to use its ammo boxes to get its way, if the ballot box fails its agenda.

The largest percentages of Americans who don't believe that Obama's a citizen, by far, are found in the South.  Perhaps the children of secession and segregation know something that the rest of America does not; perhaps they alone have considered the evidence dispassionately, and are lonely voices of reason in these troubled times.
Or maybe there's another, more obvious reason.  And maybe their solution, if they don't get their way, will be the same as it was last time.

This issue was laid to rest by numerous accredited fact checking organizations in 2008.
That's right.

<< In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document's authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is "fake."

We beg to differ. FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said. >>


IgorMarxo said...

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In Russia government make media say what they want - even if lie.

In USA "mainstream media" try make government what they want - even if lie..

.....eventually they become same thing?!

Old Russian saying You can tell same lie 1000 time but not change truth!

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Ezzie said...

What the fuck?

Bee said...

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