The lie that won’t die, just keeps being revived.......
Multi-billionaire Donald Trump took the opportunity to promote his NBC-TV show on the NBC program, Today, to revive the ‘birther’ tale about President Barack Obama’s birthplace.
The former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, jumped in immediately to praise Trump’s search for ‘birther truth.’ Here are her very own words on the subject:
"I appreciate that the Donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many Americans... He's not just throwing stones from the sidelines, he's digging in. He's paying for researchers to find out why President Obama would have spent $2 million not to show his birth certificate, so more power to him."
(It should be noted here: The ‘birther’s’ claim that Obama has spent "millions" of dollars defending all the ‘birther’ claims, when in reality Obama's personal attorneys have appeared only in a very, very few number of cases.)
The lie that refuses to die continues. The rumors that Barack Obama “refused to produce his birth records” began three years ago during his run for the presidency. The gossip really turned into weirdsville when it was hinted that Barack Obama was not only not born in the United States, but that he was a Muslim. (Apparently it is politically correct to call Barack Obama a “Muslim-lover” than the “N-word-lover” used against colorblind people such as former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and former President Jimmy Carter.)
In June of 2008 the Obama presidential campaign released his Certification of Live Birth. Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii, where he was born, made this information available. On the form his father is listed as African and his mother as Caucasian.
To many of the shrewd conspiracy mavens, upset a black man was running for president, countered the truth by proclaiming that the Hawaii government released document was not a “real” certification of his birth.
To counter such ignorance, newspaper files were searched and both the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin archives show his birth announcement on the “Marriage Applications Births-Deaths” page, August 4, 1961 to read: “Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, son, August 4.” It even had their residential address.
It wasn’t long until a Philadelphia lawyer, Philip Berg, challenged Barack Obama as not eligible to be president. A federal judge dismissed the complaint in a 34-page opinion that Berg’s claims “ventured into the unreasonable” and were “frivolous and not worthy of discussion.” All similar court cases have been dismissed.
But the lie would not die even after Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, wrote he had seen the original records and verified Barack Obama was a natural-born American citizen.
Donald Trump said he was sending his own investigators to Hawaii to find the truth. At least these Raymond Chandler-Elmore Leonard-like private-eyes have a pleasant holiday day spot in which to work. I would suggest they extend the investigation well into the summer.
They will find nothing more than what I found on dozens of web sites, books, documentaries and newspapers. Who would want to visit a dozen web sites when they can go to Hawaii.
According to one Internet site, thefogblow.com, a bunch of politicians and state legislators in eleven (11) states have attempted, so-far without success, to pass ‘birther’ legislation in one form or another. Why such politics? Why such “out of the blue” legislation? The only intention is to attempt to prevent President Obama from appearing on the ballot in the 2012 election.
This is radio talk show host Shawn Hannity’s greatest dream, as he says daily on his side show: prevent Barack Obama’s second term, any way you can.