They real question I would like answered...."why have you spent so much money in order NOT to show it?"
That, my friend, it the question of the day.
Somehow Trump forced their hand and I wonder if we will ever know why?
>>> They real question I would like answered....”why have you spent so much money in order NOT to show it?”
Assuming this actually is legit and settles the issue, why would they have wanted to stop the birther hysteria any sooner.
It tarred all the opposition as very strange people, while at the same time stirred up division in the conservatives as the birthers went ballistic on anybody who DARED even suggest this wasn’t a winning issue. People for instance like Ann Coulter being called RINO.
For years the loonies were running the asylum. That was worth a lot more to the dems then the sums actually paid out.
Credit to Trump for popping the pimple.
AND why did you let a good soldier/doctor spend time in jail?
Because he hasn’t spent that much money NOT to show it.
The claims of multiple millions of dollars spent to fight release come from claiming that all the money paid to a legal firm to wrap up activities from the campaign were spent to fight release simply because that was one of the many things they did. That would be akin to claiming that because (hypothetical situation here) Donald Trump has a lawyer on retainer and paid that lawyer to fight a speeding ticket, everything Trump paid that lawyer for all that he did was actually paid to fight the speeding ticket, nevermind all the other activities the lawyer participated in.
So why did he not release it earlier? Personally I think it was a brilliant political move. Rational analysis showed how ludicrous the birther claims were and by dragging things on, he had the ability to make it appear many of his political opponents who opposed his policies, on what were very rational grounds, were actually associated with birthers and therefore off their rockers.
Yes, polls showed that a good % of the population were following birther theories, but that % of the population was viewed as likely to never consider voting for him anyway, and painting his opponents as more extreme helped with the moderates.
And personally, watching all the republican congressmen refuse to refute birther theories, I think that strategy was working for him. I’m not sure why they’re releasing it now... seems like they’d be better off politically just ignoring birthers...
if i was him, i’d sit on it until the last minute for max impact. so people can spend time talking about this and not his other issues. in fact, he showed his cards too early.
Asked and answered many times here on FR. He didn't. The money people cite was the total paid to a specific law firm, which handled other things besides eligibility lawsuits.
Whatever those lawsuits cost, it wasn't money spent "not to show it". It was money spent filing the required responses to being sued by other people. No suits were filed in order to block the release of anything.