Today the White House released Barack Hussein Obama’s “real” birth certificate.
I decided to do a little polling and had a question for someone I know who is conservative. Let’s call him, um, “Joe”.
“Hey Joe. Where was Obama born?”
Dang. That wasn’t the answer I wanted, but I am still convinced there are a LOT of Americans who will say “Kenya!” “Joe” just isn’t one of them.
Let me tell you the truth about this: the White House is not being entirely honest here.
The president said that “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”, the implication being that by releasing this document the distraction will somehow end. It won’t. Nothing will satisfy the birthers, nothing short of an admission that the 44th president was really born in Kenya followed by an apology and a resignation. But he was born in Hawaii and is sticking to that story. (He doesn’t actually remember being born in Hawaii. He doesn’t directly know where he was born. Rather, he looked at the evidence and rationally concluded that he was, indeed, born in Hawaii. All rational people who look at the facts conclude he was born in Hawaii.)
No, the dishonesty is that they know perfectly well that the release of this document is only going to add fuel to the fire in the heart of every true birther, and that is good for Obama’s reelection.
The reason the White House released this document now is because most of the nation has come to accept that he is legitimately president, and that the birthers are wackos.
What a great time to feed some red meat to the wackos and get them really going! The rest of the nation will shake their collective heads and wonder how we are going to bring down the deficit.
Obama will win in 2012. He isn’t taking it for granted, and that is why he will win.
-kb, the Kent who be watching Michele Bachmann’s reaction, to judge whether she is really a true birther in her heart.
©2011 Kent Borg