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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trump’s rise proves doubts about Obama’s birth can
no longer be dismissed

Donald Trump’s potential candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has forced the issue of whether Barack Obama was born in America into the mainstream, a question the establishment media has been frantically avoiding.


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“Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? The fact is, if he wasn’t born in this country, he shouldn’t be the president of the United States,” Donald Trump, the billionaire developer, said in a CNN interview. AP
Mr. Trump is demanding the president reveal his long-form birth certificate. The real estate mogul believes Mr. Obama is deliberately withholding embarrassing or damaging information. He has ridden the birth controversy to the top of the GOP field.

Many polls have Mr. Trump in second place, just behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Clearly, his message is resonating with large segments of the Republican base.

Even some liberals, such as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, are calling for Mr. Obama to release his birth records. Hawaii’s Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently vowed to settle the issue once and for all. He sought to pressure state officials to prove conclusively that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu. He failed. The records remain sealed.

Since Mr. Obama’s 2008 election, the liberal press corps has treated the issue as a fringe movement — composed of extreme right-wing conspiracy kooks. The establishment media have even negatively labeled them as “birthers,” suggesting they are equivalent to Holocaust deniers or those who believe the Earth is flat.

Yet, the issue has profound ramifications. Mr. Obama has been the most secretive president since Richard Nixon. In fact, much is still not known about Mr. Obama’s past. His medical records, academic records and thesis as an undergraduate student all remain hidden from the public. This is not trivial. Rather, it is crucial to understanding the man occupying the Oval Office — his background, worldview, intellectual influences as a student, academic performance and overall physical ability to do the toughest job in the world.

The American people have a right to full disclosure about their commander in chief.

The reality is that until Mr. Obama shows his proper, documented long-form birth certificate, the issue will not go away — nor should it. Many in Kenya’s political and media class say he was born there before being brought to the United States. His Kenyan family members make the same claim, while others in Hawaii insist he was born in Honolulu. There is only one way to end the controversy: Show us the birth certificate.

Instead, what Mr. Obama has revealed is a certificate of live birth, which is not the same thing. It simply states that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii; it does not prove it. Documents can be fraudulently manufactured after the fact.

The liberal media has a vested interest in not pursuing the story. Throughout the 2008 election, the Washington press corps effectively acted as surrogates for the Obama campaign. They propped him up; they gave him a free pass. He was the progressive messiah who would repeal the hated Bush years. Hence, they failed to vet the presidential candidate thoroughly. Instead, they turned a blind eye to all of Mr. Obama’s conspicuous flaws — his long years spent at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s neo-Marxist black liberation church, his communist mentors such as Frank Marshall Davis, his ties to radical socialists like Bill Ayers, his repeated calls to create a post-American, anti-capitalist world, his vast political inexperience, his cultural Muslim background and intense hostility toward Israel.

If Mr. Obama was not born in America, then it would serve as the final damning indictment of the establishment media’s complicity with the Democratic Party. Not only would it bring the Obama presidency down, but the entire liberal power structure as well.

Moreover, it would spark a constitutional crisis. The Constitution is absolutely clear that to be president one has to be a “natural born citizen.” Therefore, every major initiative implemented during the Obama administration — the health care overhaul, the massive stimulus package, the government takeovers of the auto companies, big banks and insurance firms, the sweeping anti-carbon regulations, allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the military, the nearly unprecedented expansion of state power, the new START Treaty — would be invalid and possibly illegal. It would drive a stake through the heart of Mr. Obama’s regime, triggering impeachment and his removal from office. This is why liberals ferociously insist that the birth issue must be buried at almost any cost.

The president’s supporters, however, cannot answer one simple question. If the controversy is so preposterous, then why has Mr. Obama’s legal team spent campaign money to prevent the birth certificate from being unsealed?

The answer: He is hiding something. It may be the stated religious affiliation, the possible identity of his true father, the location of his birth — no one will know until the records are revealed. But protecting Mr. Obama’s privacy is not a plausible reason and certainly not a justification for spending millions.

The birth issue is slowly casting a shadow over Mr. Obama’s presidency; it threatens to undermine public confidence in his legal and moral authority to govern. Several states are pushing to pass laws compelling future presidential candidates — including Mr. Obama — to fully disclose all documents proving their natural born citizenship status. This desire for greater political transparency and accountability is healthy. It is time Mr. Obama came clean. At a minimum, if he does not reveal his birth certificate, he cannot — and should not — be allowed to run for a second term.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a radio talk show personality and a columnist at The Washington Times and


This article was brought to my attention by Mr Lame Cherry. As his blog does not provide a means for contact let me say here that his work is by far the finest on the web. I wish to convey my deepest respect for this prodigious and most humble thinker doer. Thank you sir for your service to our nation.

Mr Sinclair      2:01 p.m. / Sunday, April 17, 2011

With respect to Obama, it defies logic to think there is nothing on his full, original birth certificate worth hiding. Otherwise, he would not be going to so much trouble and spending so much money to conceal many of his records and release only cherry-picked ones. As the article states, it may not be his place of birth — could be father listed as unknown or religion listed as something other than Christian. Who knows? What ticks me off is his indignation that voters *dare* to ask. If you expect voters to trust you with the most powerful elected office on the planet, you darned well better expect to be questioned comprehensively, and if you fail to be open and honest about the basic facts of your life, if you deceive, or if you filter what information you are willing to release, then you should not be surprised if people distrust you. Trust is not an entitlement; it's something you have to earn.

Capechik      7:43 p.m. / Friday, April 15, 2011

Let us not forget in this as bigger names are now focusing on the undocumented Obama, that an American Hero in Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is rotting in a federal prison as Barack Hussein Obama's first Prisoner of War, over Mr. Lakin's being made an example of by the Obama regime. Real Americans have had their lives destroyed by Mr. Obama and his enablers. It is disgusting the way the top talkers, media and politicians have slandered Birthers and abandoned an American imprisoned by Mr. Obama inside these United States. Ann Coulter is the worst in this as she rambles on about her investigation and how she "certified" Obama. That is most interesting as Ms. Coulter did not even know that Obama spent 2 million dollars to hide his documents from the American public and the Democratic Governor of Hawaii was trying to release a record of birth as the Governor has not seen it yet. Yet Ms. Coulter without evidence like all these Obama apologists manufacture evidence or like Rush Limbaugh hide behind "this started with Hillary Clinton's camp". Earth to Mr. Limbaugh, since when does it matter where a story comes from when the reality is Mr. Obama is hiding all of his documents from college, passports, medical and religious as we still do not know if Obama was ever Baptised as a Christian. I have no idea what penance Ann Coulter or Peggy Noonan get, no more than Noel Sheppard in calling Conservatives Obama deranged, as Sean Hannity silent on Lt. Col. Terry Lakin get in not demanding Constitutional enforcement. Perhaps Coulter once mocked a black man while turning him down on a date. The reality is Terry Lakin's life is destroyed and every American's life is being wiped out by the undocumented Barack Hussein Obama, who if you research this, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Barack Sr., never called the name Bah ROCK, but the real name is Bear ICK. The name on Mr. Obama is even a fraud, so why not have the reality come out, that Mr. Obama has no certificate of live birth or COLB in Hawaii, because Hawaii issued two types of birth certificates. One the COLB was given to Americans naturally born there, and the other was a 'recorded birth' for all the foreign labor imports to swell Hawaii's population numbers for welfare payments and House representation status in elections. For those who were not there, 1950's Hawaii was Dole and other Republican landowners in a Republican state. Obama's mentor the sex machine Frank Marshall Davis went to Hawaii to stir up the labor unrest for union control of that state and flip it community organized Democrat which it is today. That is the dirty big secret of what is behind the Barack Hussein Obama missing documents, as Barack jr. exposes for those who know what they are looking at is wholesale fraud and overthrowing of an American state for liberal domination by international union thugs. Everyone connected in Hawaii knows this is what is behind all of this and it is why Mr. Obama's birth certificate is being hidden as he has a document which points out he is not native. I have no idea if Mr. Obama was born in a pineapple patch as the Dunham's were ashamed and hoping a non hospital birth would result in a termination, if Ms. Dunham went to Canada for new free health care as she was recorded in Washington state in August 1961, or if baby Obama was born in Kenya as his Grandmother is on record stating, as her testimony matches exactly the "hot day" meteorological records prove. I do know that the Ann Coulter enablers are Aaron Burr self servers against America and I know that Barack Hussein Obama destroyed Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's life. I demand Obama's documents so Lt. Col. Terry Lakin will be exonerated. So Mr. Trump, how about instead of just being on Celebrity Apprentice and announcing, taking Celebrity Apprentice to Leavenworth Kansas where Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is imprisoned by Obama, and announce there, and say, "An American is imprisoned behind these walls unjustly for demanding what I demand in Obama releasing his birth certificate. Mr. Obama open these walls and let Terry Lakin free and Mr. Obama open your documents and OBEY THE LAW!" How about that for change America?

Lame Cherry      5:12 p.m. / Thursday, April 14, 2011

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