Monday, April 11, 2011

"The Donald" and the Birther Distraction

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

We can be sure of one thing. "The Donald", and others who have little of substance to offer will not let the birther issue die. Irrespective of what some so called conservatives, and or Libertarians may think or say, the issue of Barrack Hussein Obama's birthplace has been addressed and verified by the state of Hawaii. More than once.

Conspiracy theories make for great reading and drama. Sometimes they create excitement and concern, and the concerns raised by the conspiracy theory are investigated and found to be valid. Such as the Watergate affair. When this occurs action is taken to correct the situation and laws are enacted to prevent future abuses. And this is as it should be.

However, the birther issue at this point is nothing more than a conspiracy theory without substance. It is a distraction that keeps energy focused on a false claim in order to create an emotionalism rather than focusing on the real issues of substance facing our nation.

And that is the intent of the birthers. And it does a great disservice to the cause of conservatism and Libertarianism.

VIDEO of "The Donald's" remarks.

You have heard "The Donald" in is own words. Following are excepts from an ex Hawaiian official with respect to Barrack Hussein Obama's birth certificate.
The Hawaiian state health official who personally reviewed Barack Obama's original birth certificate has affirmed again that the document is "real" and denounced "conspiracy theorists" in the so-called "birther" movement for continuing to spread bogus claims about the issue.

"It’s kind of ludicrous at this point," Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health, said in a rare telephone interview with NBC. ....

As the top Hawaiian official in charge of state health records in 2008, when the issue of Obama's birth first arose, Fukino said she thought she had put the matter to rest. Contacted by NBC, Fukino expanded on previous public statements and made two key points when asked about Trump's recent comments.

The first is that the original so-called "long form" birth certificate — described by Hawaiian officials as a "record of live birth" — absolutely exists, located in a bound volume in a file cabinet on the first floor of the state Department of Health. Fukimo said she has personally inspected it — twice. The first time was in late October 2008, during the closing days of the presidential campaign, when the communications director for the state's then Republican governor, Linda Lingle (who appointed Fukino) asked if she could make a public statement in response to claims then circulating on the Internet that Obama was actually born in Kenya.

Before she would do so, Fukino said, she wanted to inspect the files — and did so, taking with her the state official in charge of vital records. She found the original birth record, properly numbered, half typed and half handwritten, and signed by the doctor who delivered Obama, located in the files. She then put out a public statement asserting to the document's validity. She later put out another public statement in July 2009 — after reviewing the original birth record a second time.

There you have it. Trump in his own words, and remarks from Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health.

There are many legitimate reasons to oust President Obama from the White House in 2012. The cause of conservatism and Libertarians alike are best served by focusing on the economic abd budget realities we face today, the need for drastic spending cutbacks for the Military Industrial Complex, reducing foreign aid across the board, rethinking and putting an end to our interventionist foreign policy, and the list of substantive issue goes on. These are but a few, and among the most important.

Given the certification by the state of Hawaii that indeed BHO is a United States Citizen is it not wise to focus on the real issues at hand. Rather than smoke and mirrors?

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum


  1. The Birther conspiracy theory is simply a way to motivate a part (an unfortunately large part) of the GOP voting base. Yes, it makes conservatives and Republicans look bad to some, but most people, regardless of their politics, know that the issue really only works for the most uneducated, racist, xenophobic, unhinged voters. I for one would not pin it on someone like Mitt Romney, for example.

    It is very sad to see how many Republican voters believe this nonsense. It does speak volumes about them.


  2. "... most people, regardless of their politics, know that the issue really only works for the most uneducated, racist, xenophobic, unhinged voters."

    JMJ - You have just proven yourself guilty of that which progressives accuse conservatives and Libertarians of being.

    Perhaps the birthers are irrational, it does mean they fit the description you chose to give them.

    But I am not surprised at your characterization as progressives are quick to use the race card etc. where none exists.

    Time to wake up and grow up, don't you think?

  3. Of course, the Fop in Chief could always end the controversy by producing the actual, original, long-form birth certificate. His place of birth is the least of his problems, coming far behind his incompetence and Marxist lust for a romanticized revolution and his need to have his value affirmed through power and position rather than rational, constructive efforts and results, but the fact that he either can't or won't produce the primary document says something very, very bad about him. Something, of course, that any rational person already knows.

  4. I do not like Barack Obama. He's nothing more than the token African-American pushed through the system by liberal and progressive puppeteers and groomed to be the President, constantly hiding behind his supposed intellect, (haven't seen any proof of this yet), his poor poor fatherless upbringing, and the race card throwers who cut their teeth listening to Jesse Jackson, but lacking any leadership credentials or strength of character.

    Am I now a racist because I am of European descent and have said all this?

    Really? Hmmm. Then where's my white sheet? Where's my incriminating YouTube video of me dropping the "n" word? Where's the racist sign that the TEA Party gave me to carry?

    Blah blah America my a$$. Without liberal racism and its ugly specter, you progs would have to come up with real arguments.

    Donald in Bethel, CT


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