John R. Houk
© April 27, 2011
Thanks to Donald Trump and the constant updates from my Conspiracy Theory guy Tony Newbill I was actually paying attention when I heard that President Barack Hussein Obama released what has been called the long form of his Hawaiian birth certificate.
Unless this long form version of the Obama birth certificate proves to be something put together recently by simply printing a form with updated info, it definitely shows Obama was born in Hawaii. Also the birth certificate does not have any suspicious surprise information such as another father’s name different Barack Hussein Obama Senior.
Again, if the long form is authenticated as being the original from 1961, the Birthers will to switch their strategy. There is still strategy by the way, but it is not related to the location of President BHO’s birth.
That strategy is to ask: Why BHO spent millions of dollars to keep the original long form out of public hands? Another strategy is to pursue President BHO on releasing the rest of his academic records which he has with equal vigor prevented from the public eye.
President BHO’s initial reasoning for finally reasoning seems lame to me.
“I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest,” Obama told reporters from the White House podium. “We don’t have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have better stuff to do.”
“We’ve got some enormous challenges out there,” the president added, imploring the nation not to “get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.” (Attributed to President BHO from The Raw Story)
Even if some die-hard Birther asserts the long form birth certificate is a forgery really has become irrelevant to the 2012 campaign for President. When Obama says, “I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest”. In saying this BHO has brilliantly rendered any challenge to the validity of the long form as the hocus pocus of fringe Right Wingers.
When Obama says, “We don’t have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have better stuff to do.” He is saying those loony Right Wingers care more about an easily countered long shot more than the real issues of the economy, budget deficit, taxation, debt ceiling or any other usually Conservative issue which concerns Conservative Americans and American voters.
Nonetheless, if the Birthers transform their moniker agenda to the Documenters seeking the release of other Obama secrets that Presidents in the past have had no problem releasing as transparency to their past, then I think there can still be an issue of crippling Obama’s reputation to the American voters. Just as Obama had refused to release his long form birth certificate so also has he been cryptic about other documents that should be transparent to the public. This is particularly the case of his hidden academic records.
What was the reason for spending millions of dollars in legal fees to counter challenges to releasing his original birth records? Is the same cryptic nefarious hiding of school records the answer for his academic records?
Could Donald Trump’s high profile chiding to get the long form birth certificate release gain steam to do the same thing with Obama’s academic records?
For the guy who campaigned for transparency in 2008 there seems to be a lot of darkness, don’t you think?