Archive for April, 2011

Some people can’t see the truth in front of their faces.

April 28, 2011

Of all the non-issue “issues” that have been raised since Barak Obama announced his intention to run for the office of president, the idea that he was not born in the United States, and as such, was not eligible to be president, has been one of the most long-lived. Officials testified to the fact he was born in Hawaii, newspaper clippings from the time showing his birth notice, even the so-called “short form” of his live birth certificate being released, none of it had any effect on the proponents of the “Birther” conspiracy. No, Obama had to release his birth certificate, and do so NOW, or in their minds, he wasn’t President. So Obama, in an effort to just get the whole lunatic idea put to rest, released his “long-form” certificate of live birth. This has all the details the “birthers” claimed they needed to see to prove that Obama was, in fact, born in the US. Case closed, right?


Instead of accepting what’s in front of their face, the “Birthers” are now spinning new conspiracies. The document is a fake/forgery! It has “inconsistencies” in it! It’s not a birth certificate! The list goes on and on, but it all boils down to one thing: these people have convinced themselves that Obama can’t be the “legitimate” President, and no amount of proof is going to convince them otherwise. Back when Bush the Younger was president, there were liberals who refused to accept him as the “legitimate” President (I will admit that I myself am not terribly sure the 2000 election was “decided” correctly). Conservatives loved to heap scorn on them and their views. Isn’t it strange how now, when it’s their own people raising similar outlandish claims, they choose to remain pretty much silent on the matter? I guess it’s only fun to ridicule people when they’re the opposition.