Obama Releases His Long Form Birth Certificate and Big Surprise: The Birthers Still Aren’t Happy
As I predicted a few weeks ago, many of the birthers still aren’t happy now that they finally got what they claimed they wanted all along and are busy brainstorming new conspiracy theories:
As predicted, the Birther Taliban are not yet ready to let go of it – and are busy moving the goalposts, according to this reporting by Politico:
Phil Berg, who filed one of the original birther lawsuits, now believes that Obama was adopted by his Indonesian father and lost his US citizenship:
“I think the issue is that he’s not any more natural born. I don’t care if he releases his birth certificate or whatever,” said Berg. “Let’s see his records coming back through immigration”
Orly Taitz, once called ‘Queen of the birthers’ and who was responsible for a number of lawsuits, is verifying the document’s authenticity and now believes that the President is using a false social security number.
None of which is as sexy as “born in Kenya”. But top marks for trying.
10.35am ET: How has the epicentre of birtherism – the swivel-eyed website WorldNetDaily – coping with today’s events? Here’s its lead headline:
White House releases Obama ‘birth certificate’
The “quote marks” say it all.
10.20am ET: With a great sense of timing, earlier this morning I’d blogged on the very subject of Trump, Obama and birtherism, which noted this from a new USA Today/Gallup opinion poll:
[I]n the USA Today poll, only 38% of Americans say Obama definitely was born in the USA, and 18% say he probably was. Fifteen percent say he probably was born in another country, and 9% say he definitely was born elsewhere.
So now they want different records. IT NEVER ENDS. The fact is, people who have a visceral hatred of Barack Obama and who think he’s not quite
Caucasian and Christian enough one of us will simply not accept any proof to the countrary. For each new piece of evidence that is put forth, they will claim they need just one more thing. The best thing Obama and the idiotic media can do is just ignore these people b/c there is no rational reason to give them the time of day at this point. Except Fox News of course- they should definitely keep birtherism alive because they’ve never dealt much with facts, so why start now?
What started out as a moderately interesting little Constitutional question has become a dog-whistle for disgruntled crackpots. While some people had a legitimate interest in the legal issue and weren’t motivated by irrational hatred of Obama, some were and took it way too far. If you don’t like a particular President or politician then try to beat him/her at the ballot box and spare us the latest tin-foil hat conspiracy.
And I’m saying this as a Hillary Clinton supporter.