There’s Something Deeply Wrong with the Birth Certificate Narrative

Posted on January 24 2011 1:19 pm
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Cross-posted from Bookworm Room

Something doesn’t add up here:

Back in June 2008, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned short form of his Hawaii birth certificate.  When people questioned the scanning, a few carefully chosen media types were invited to attest to the underlying long-form document’s authenticity, including staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as “supporting documents” to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.

FactCheck included pictures of a real document purporting to be a genuine long-form Hawaiian “Barack Hussein Obama” birth certificate.

Recently, the new Hawaii governor announced that he’s now going to make publicly available to all Americans, not just a few media partisans, the original long form birth certificate.  One problem:  He says that he can’t find the darn thing. Fortunately for Abercrombie’s abortive effort, the New York Times has reminded him of the same law Obama relied on in 2008 to keep his original birth certificate out of sight:  onlythe birth child himself can release a Hawaiian birth certificate.

Intrigued by Abercrombie’s claim that the birth certificate was missing, HillBuzz now advances a theory to account for the currently missing birth certificate:  HillBuzz claims that the reason the governor cannot get his hands on a “Barack Hussein Obama” birth certificate is because, after Sotero adopted Obama, Hawaiian law meant that his birth certificate was retroactively changed to read “Barry Sotero.”  Therefore, there is no “Barack Hussein Obama” birth certificate; there is only a “Barack/Barry Sotero” birth certificate.

All of which leads to a single question:  If there’s no “Barack Hussein Obama” birth certificate, because it’s actually a “Barack/Barry Sotero” birth certificate, what the heck was released back in June 2008? Either HillBuzz’s theory is wrong or something strange happened back in 2008 in the Hawaii Records Department.

As for me, I’m not a Birther.  I think the guy was born here.  To the extent he doesn’t “feel” like an American, it’s because his political orientation, not his place of birth, leave him hostile to ordinary American values.

I also think there’s something on the genuine Hawaiian birth certificate that Obama finds politically embarrassing.  More than that, he’s figured out that conservatives get more heat for asking him to prove his Constitutional qualifications than any heat he gets for refusing to prove those same qualifications.  He’s toying with us.  It’s not that he’s not a native born American; it’s that he’s a guy with a stupid secret who is using it to make the Right look even more stupid.

Cross-posted from Bookworm Room

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