In search of the missing certificate
Joseph Farah takes a pre-victory lap:
Have you noticed how much better informed the major news media have become about the missing birth certificate since Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie entered the picture? It wasn't that long ago that most of the TV talking heads and alleged news reporters were telling the American people that Barack Obama had released his birth certificate. They seemed incapable of comprehending the difference between the digital short-form certification of live birth offered up by the Obama campaign in 2008 and a standard, long-form birth certificate we're all familiar with.I have to admit, the silence of all the Obamorons who insisted that Mr. Soetero/Soebarkah had already released his birth certificate - willfully failing to grasp the difference between the certification and the certificate - is amusing now that it has been proven that a) no certificates were actually destroyed, and b) the Hawaiian authorities are openly admitting that the relevant information has not been released to anyone.
How many of you recall Bill O'Reilly and Chris Matthews waiving copies of the certification of live birth in front of the camera, telling the American people they had the actual birth certificate?
How many times do you recall them viciously attacking those who persisted in demanding the absolute minimal documentation needed to ensure Obama was indeed constitutionally eligible to serve as president – without ever giving any of those conscientious, principled, rational advocates of the rule of law and openness in government the opportunity to answer their ad hominem insults?
How many times have you heard them characterize "birthers" as a fringe group of crackpots and conspiracy nuts?
Now, all of a sudden, as polls continue to show Americans increasingly skeptical about Obama's birth narrative despite the media's stonewalling and obfuscating, along comes the new socialist governor of Hawaii who admits the possibility that the release of some actual evidence might indeed quell what is turning into widespread public distrust of both the government and what Rush Limbaugh astutely calls "the state-sponsored media."
He says he would like to release the birth certificate – though I doubt he ever will. But that leaves O'Reilly, Matthews and the rest of the Big Media in a dilemma. After all, they have been pretending for years that the birth certificate has already been released.
If, at this point, you still genuinely believe that Obama is eligible for the office he is presently occupying, you simply haven't been paying attention. He isn't merely hiding something, he's hiding practically everything, including a relatively low IQ. He isn't doing this in order to "embarrass his critics" either since the only people who have been embarrassed throughout this process are his hapless defenders in the media. Now, I don't know about you, but I wasn't the least bit surprised when the swearing-in ceremony went awry.
I rather doubt any of those that insisted otherwise will admit they've been 100% wrong all along, though.