Skip to comments.Democrats Force ‘Birther’ Issue to Rise Again: What Gives?
Posted on 12/30/2010 9:24:48 AM PST by Kaslin
I believe that the president was born in Hawaii. But am I the only curious cat who thinks it's rather odd for that state's newly-elected governor, plus Chris Matthews of MSNBC, both liberal Democrats, to have just forced the "Birther" issue to rise again?
Am I the only curious cat in America who thinks it rather odd that the newly elected governor of Hawaii — a liberal Democrat — has just forced the Birther issue to rise again?
Not only has Hawaiis governor-elect, Neil Abercrombie, just announced that he is on a mission to bury the Birther issue, but Chris Obama-sends-a-tingle-up-my-leg Matthews now wants to know why President Obama doesnt release the darned document and put this relentlessly pursuing ghost to rest once and for all.
If Abercrombie and Matthews were utterly desperate Republican operatives, hog-tied to a sinking political ship, I might understand the newly reincarnated brouhaha. But both these men are as-liberal-as-liberal-gets Democrats. And Republicans, at this juncture, are anything but desperate. They are set to begin the 112th Congress with the clout of a mid-term election landslide not seen since 1938.
So, what on earth would motivate a governor-elect with more real problems than any sane man would want on his plate to go fiddling around in an issue which for all intents and purposes is as dead as a doornail?
It simply makes no sense in the real world, where real unemployment still hovers at double-digits, where the president is about to face a real hostile Congress, and in an atmosphere where the seasons holly- jolly spirit is about to melt faster than snow on the ground in Atlanta.
If you ask me, this folderol of reincarnating the Birther issue by two prominent liberal Democrats just smacks of orchestrated political psy-ops. Hoping to get a prominent and public rise out of Republicans and/or conservative pundits, these two utterly loyal-to-the-president guys — Abercrombie and Matthews — are simply creating a diversion in the hopes that their party can regain some of the traction its lost over the past 2 years.
Now, Ive never fit the standard, press-defined definition of a Birther. I do believe that the president was born in Hawaii. Ive written only one column on the Birther controversy and that was back in August 2009. As I opined back then, the whole controversy has legs because of the complete dearth of documentation regarding this president. No presidential candidate of the past 30 years has been permitted the level of secrecy and non-disclosure that President Obama received.
To date the following are all undisclosed:
1) 1961 long-form, original, signed birth certificate
2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) — not found, not released
3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed
4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s repatriation as U.S. citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii) — not released
8 ) Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released.
10) Columbia College records — not released
11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
12) Harvard Law School records — not released
13) Obama’s law client list — sealed
14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois state senator — sealed
15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
16) Obama’s medical records — not released
17) Obama’s passport records — not released
In my opinion — as a civics-minded citizen — Obamas as yet unreleased original long-form birth certificate from the state of Hawaii is merely the tip of a mysterious iceberg when it comes to the 44th president of the United States. Any journalist worth an ounce of salt would be curious as to why any presidential candidate would conceal nearly every documented item from his own past. Obviously, America does not have many remaining curious journalists.
For the entire campaign season of 07-08, the nation witnessed hordes of journalists hot on the trail of Sarah Palins wardrobe costs, her final pregnancy and childbirth, and her unwed daughters pregnancy. We American voters were privy in 08 to seeing the complete, suicidal destruction of a once-heralded media enterprise. Rather than take the responsible position of delving into the very, very important and pertinent non-disclosures of a presidential candidate, these media buffoons chose to lampoon the lady from Alaska with adolescent-styled mischief. The campaign coverage was so bad, so childish, so without real substance that on election day, voters still knew next to nothing of substance about the man who would be their next president.
Which brings us back to the original question as to why on earth the Democrat duo of Abercrombie and Matthews would want to raise the all-but-dead Birther issue. The country has beyond-huge problems on its plate and Obama has two years to go before his reelection bid.
As much as I detest Chris Matthews, he makes a very salient point, when he asks why on earth the president hasnt just released the darned document. Barack Obama has been the defendant in more than a dozen eligibility lawsuits since 2008. He has employed legal counsel to answer every one of them; lawyers do not serve free for millionaires like Obama. The cost of supplying the long-form, original birth certificate, which has been said by many officials to be on file in Hawaii, is approximately $15. No matter how one does arithmetic, $15 is bound to be less than Obama has paid lawyers to prevent the release of said document.
Now, we have the governor-elect of Hawaii saying that he will take pains to have state law revised which will enable him to legally release certain details contained on the original birth certificate — presumably prior to the 2012 presidential election. It is possible, I suppose, that there are details on that birth certificate which belie the Obama narrative, details that might prove a substantive embarrassment of some sort.
A president elected on the strength of a narrative must protect that narrative at all costs. Abercrombie and Matthews are merely carrying water for the Obama narrative and attempting to divert the publics attention from more substantive issues, namely the remaining dearth of real background data on the 44th president of the United States.
Journalism certainly isnt what it used to be. Nor is it even a shade of what its supposed to be. Shame is too mild a word.
For all the modern press notables that slam Sarah Palins lack of intellectual curiosity, there isnt a single American journalist who has demonstrated even a speck of the stuff when it comes to Barack Obama. Its a purely disgusting state of affairs.
Could be that Abercrombie is a Clintonian who wants to take Dumb0 down before Dumb0 takes down the entire dimmocrat party.
It was a misprint. It was really "Birtha" as in "Big Birtha" - the government the liberals can never get enough of.
A lot of us have been saying, since 2009, that the birther thing may be the “insurance” his puppetmasters had, to cash in only if necessary.
It looks like some may not like the way this is playing out, and it may become “necessary” to remove him.
It’s never wrong to question the motives of a dhimmicrat.
On the other hand, Cass Sunstein has said that things like this could be used against their political enemies.
I’m guessing there’s some misdirection or a setup involved here.
I think that every time I hear their names mentioned.
Even as governor, Abercrombie can’t release those records unless 0bama okays it. This is either some kind of head fake distraction to stir-up the birthers or they finally found some expert forger to produce some more convincing documents.
> What Gives?
Either they have a forgery in the wings, or this is a coup by the DemonRAT establishment fearing that the jig is up for the communist poseur 0bamao.
The guy sum’s it up well....
From another thread, applicable here:
I see the setup. After much ballyhoo, the actual, real long form will be revealed, and there will be a media-wide blitz to inform everyone everywhere that it proves that Barry was born in Hawaii and the Birthers have as much cred as the Truthers and the Grassy Knoll theorists.
The blitz probably will run for two weeks and will include news coverage covering other news coverage, plus drops in sitcoms, the late night shows, and the weather and traffic reports (jk).
This will be done to divert attention from the real issues, which is eligibility, the Constitution, and being a natural born citizen of the United States of America.
Then there are the school records we have not seen. This is all so irritating since the last president we had made his dental records public to prove he was on base on a certain day!
It defies belief that Stanley Anne Dunham gave birth to her son in Kenya - that an 18 year old traveled from America to a Third World country in 1961 in order to give birth.
Obama has concealed his "long form" birth certificate because it contains information that contradicts his carefully constructed life story.
It may very well list his name as "Barry Dunham" or "Stanley Dunham." It may very well designate his father as "unknown."
It may cast into question his true paternity, and reveal his entire "Dreams From My Father" mystique as a desperate act of self-invention.
You bet....what this says is that the forgery birth certificate is now ready — took them a long time because they had to make it really good...be prepared for a full BC soon...
No, Abercrombie will do nothing but talk and talk, and the truth will never be revealed. The American people aren’t politically mature enough to accept the truth.
The sudden attention of Abercrombie, Matthews, the Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, etc. is very likely their attempt to show, “aha! he WAS born in HI,” diverting attention from the ‘natural born’ language of the Constitution, and the possibility the SCOTUS could take up that question.
The birth certificate, imo, has never been anything but a red herring. Obama’s birth place, or documentation therof, is totally irrelevant assuming the deVatell definition of ‘natural born’ is what the Framers adopted.
The media ‘blitz’ from the left could well be coordinated by Mrs. Robert Bauer (Anita Dunn), former WH communications director. Bauer himself is now WH counsel; his firm has just entered as counsel of record (supplanting the Solicitor General) in a case that is now before the SCOTUS.
Yes, agreed. Watch out America, you’re about to get fooled again.
Your instincts are correct Democrats raising this issue is certainly suspicious.
However it is easily explained. Democrats are employing a tactic by which they go on offense with their weakest liability. Their hope is to intimidate so-called birthers and people such as yourself from making the BC an issue for 2012. If they can control the narrative by making questioning Soetoro’s BC as nutty and kinda stupid weak kneed Republicans wouldn’t dare to pursue the subject thereby forcing Republicans to fold on a very strong hand.
In Poker terminology Democrats are bluffing. They don’t want to show their hand so they’re raising the stakes to get Republicans to fold in this issue.
The fact is if Soetoro had a birth certificate he could show he’d have shown it by now.
All the more reason to pursue this. This issue is the lynch pin that brings everything down. Soetoro’s executive orders, his appointments, the laws he’s signed and the Democrat Party. Everything end when this usurper is exposed.
And I mustn’t forget to mention Democrats and Republicans who aided and abetted in this treasonous presidency will suffer the consequences for their treason against the United States of America.
Seeing 1-17 spelled out, listing all of the records that have not been released concerning Barry, is most impressive. Chris Matthews, if you are perusing FR, what do you have to say about all of this? Lift the curtain, Chris...show us what the Kenyan Wizard is hiding.
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