It’s been speculated here on FR that the main thing to be concealed is his PARENTAGE. That is, I suppose, who is cited as the father in any documents, and whether the parents were married.
While I can’t agree that this small issue by itself would be anywhere near enough to justify the huge efforts undertaken by teams of lawyers to subvert all challenges to Obama’s Birth Issue, it seems that there’s an interconnected web of dubious “missing information”, or , rather , information that ‘should’ be missing, and is therefore being concealed, hidden, denied access to, in many different areas: e.g. : health and doctor records,
university documents relating to scholarships, attendance, and student grants or aid, passport information,and so on.
If virtually ALL of the ‘life history’ and ‘curriculum vitae’ records are SO hard to access, there MUST BE A VERY GOOD REASON FOR IT. It’s THAT that forms the question that’s gotta be asked, and the challenge that has to be made. As it is, all this stalling, and obfuscation, and lip service that’s paid now and then , ‘officially’ (Robert Gibbs) and ‘unofficially’, (Bill O’Reilly, and yes, even Mark Levin, by omission and impatience) to the
Birther issue being already resolved and laid to rest, only makes the project harder to bring to a head. Yes, I read the National Review piece a day or two ago, that characterized the Birther movement as looking for “a magic bullet”, and have to agree with it: that does NOT however , negate or discredit all the logically pertinent issues about just what is going on with Obama’s lawyers and the considerable effort to conceal EVERYTHING about Obama, and his lineage. So far, there has been but ONE piece of actual writing that’s been given us, bearing his name, a standard college student piece called “Breaking the War Mentality” from some Columbia University student magazine, The Sundial, from ‘83 . It bears the name “Barack Obama”, and may or may not have been penned by him.(For all I knew , it may have been ghost-written by Bill Ayers, as “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER” seems to have been.)
It is VERY dull, and bears the pawprints of academic amateurism all over it.This, the very FIRST ‘early’ piece of writing to surface, only surfaced about a month or so ago, which I found very curious, considering how much of an issue has been made for a year or more as to just who BO actually is, and how this “HIGH IQ” individual seems to have no ‘paper trail’ besides two very carefully crafted ‘passports’ into Significance, these self-memorializing “biographies”, waaaaaayyyyyyy premature, that still were accepted as the
‘fait accompli’ of someone who could and, hey,why not, SHOULD be President.
It's interesting that you single out the parentage issue. I agree that if Obama is only hiding his true parentage, that it wouldn't be enough to unseal the records.
However, you also mention the ghost-writing of Dreams of my Father. If your speculation about parentage is true, then Obama's book is a fraud, too, both in authorship and in content.
Now, he may have been lied to about his father all his life, and so the book could have been true to him, but it would be embarrasing if it were all a lie in reality.
It’s almost like the obscuring of the real history and the creation of the desired history were all part of the same strategy and thought process. And why TWO autobiographies? Why was one not sufficient?