I’m not a “Birther,” although I’ve been labeled as one by various websites based upon a column I wrote called “Obama’s To Blame For the Birther Movement.” I was also called a racist for writing it. Left wing civility.
I take the President at his word that he’s a Hawaiian. However, I can’t for the life of me figure out why he spends tens of thousands of dollars and man hours fighting lawsuits to not show his birth certificate, when he can win them for free by showing it. I don’t care what his offered rationale is (the Birthers still won’t believe him, etc). No excuse for not showing his birth certificate is more important than money.
My point of course is that whatever remains of the Birther movement is the fault of the President, who could rub them into irrelevancy for good by the simple act of waiving his birth certificate in front of a judge. Most people wish he would.
Since every court so far has ruled the President doesn’t have to show his birth certificate, I figured the Birther movement would forever be relegated to the conspiracy dust bin of lingering history along with Oliver Stone’s Kennedy assassination fantasies.
Now cue the Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie, who recently revived the dead controversy for the stated purpose of killing it. I imagine he did so much to the annoyance of the Commander in Chief.
Abercrombie, a Democrat, says he knew the President’s parents, and says he was “here when he was born.” Wow. There when he was born? That’s some close friend!
Abercrombie vowed to finally put the matter to rest. He promised to show the world Obama’s pacific island birth certificate, and as Governor, he certainly has the access to get it done. Hallelujah!
So far, he can’t find it. Good grief! I must admit I find this amusing. I can only imagine the President, face planted deep in his palm, is not so amused.
Despite fear of being called a Birther, a racist, Goebbels or any other name the vitriol-free left will call me, I ask simply – should this development, coming straight from a high member of the President’s own party as it does, allow the Birthers new life?