They why does every thread say that OB has spent hundreds of thousands in attorney fees fighting the cases?
Because it makes the need to raise money for this “fight” an easier sell. As best I can tell so far all this is about is extracting money from as many conservative’s pockets as they can sell on the validity of their “case”. I would file it under “scam”.
Just like every thread claims he traveled to Pakistan when it was prohibited for Americans to travel there (travel was not prohibited). If you repeat something so many times people will accept it as the truth and say "it must be true because I've read about it so many times on the internet!"
In this case, the argument goes something like this: Routine motions to dismiss have been filed on Obama's behalf. Lawyers are expensive. Therefore, Obama must have spent hundreds of thousands (sometimes millions) of dollars fighting to keep his birth certificate sealed (something the State of Hawaii does for free in accordance with state law).