I like Donald Trump. He's good entertainment. I wouldn't vote for him as President, but he is a man who likes to poke alligators with sticks. This particular alligator is named 'birther.' It's getting long in the tooth, and ain't very productive, but it's still worth a bag of popcorn.
Yesterday on MSNBC, Mr. Trump announced that he's 'embracing' the birther issue.
"Trump, who is mulling a 2012 presidential bid, has been arguing it's possible President Obama wasn't born in the United States and therefore isn't eligible to be president (a claim by the so-called "birthers").
After getting little traction the last couple of years, except from tin-foil-hat fringe of the political spectrum, the 'show us the birth certificate' issue apparently is the thing that just won't die. The issue even knocked on the door of SCOTUS earlier this year with Hollister v. Soetoro, only to have the Court refuse to hear the matter.
It's estimated Obama has spent nearly a million dollars to keep the birth certificate sealed away from prying eyes. As a small concession to the 'birther' demands, Obama did release a 'Certificate of Live Birth' issued by the Honolulu hospital where he was born. That, however, is distinct and separate from an official Hawaiian birth certificate. His defenders insist that ends the matter.
Trump stirred the 'birther' pot anew by appearing last week on ABC's wretched cluck fest, The View.
"I really believe there's a birth certificate," said Trump. "Why doesn't he show his birth certificate? And you know what? I wish he would. Because I think it's a terrible pail [sic] that's hanging over him. He should show his birth certificate."(VIDEO)Predictably, Woopy Goldberg's knee jerked violently as she threw a race card Donald's way. He ducked. Trump also went on Good Morning America, the Laura Ingraham Show, and Fox News' O'Reilly Factor to trumpet Obama as an 'impostor', and the lack of a public birth certificate as the 'greatest scam.'
All this has anti-birther, Obama supporters messing their diapers over Trump's aggressive media campaign about the thing that just won't die, with their own campaign to question Trump's character and intelligence.
Yet, in brilliant turn about, Trump lured these Lefty hyenas into a pile of their own squeeze when he released his 'certificate of live birth' issued by Jamaica hospital in Queens, NY, only to have the Lefties savage Trump for 'only' releasing the hospital certificate and not the actual official birth certificate! The very next day, Trump released his official N.Y. birth certificate. 'You've just proved my point' quickly silenced the hyenas.
I think Obama's sooper seekrit birth certificate has a very simple explanation which has nothing to do with whether or not he is a natural born American citizen (he is), or a closet Muslim allied with the forces of jihad (he's not), or a ringer with a bogus social security number and sealed collegiate records engaged in a tryst with zombie Karl Marx... (ok. maybe that's plausible).
I think the mystery surrounding his birth certificate has everything to do with Obama Jr.'s questionable parentage, and the fact that Barack Obama Sr. might not be his real father.
Author Jack Cashill lays out eveidence to unpack the mystery with four speculations concerning junior's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, with her 'shadow' marriage, and the quicky birth of her only son:
1)Ann Dunham and unknown Seattle male.
"Although this theory would make sense of the family’s abrupt move to Hawaii and Ann’s seemingly sudden departure to Seattle after Obama’s birth, it introduces too many variables I was unable to substantiate."2)Barack Sr. and Ann Dunham
"A couple marries in a different county like Maui to keep the notification out of the local news. No one attended the wedding, not Abercrombie, not Ann’s parents. In fact, no one in Barack Sr.’s clique seemed to know there was a relationship, let alone a wedding.
Neil Abercrombie’s brother, Hal, never saw Ann and Barack Sr. together. Another clique member, Pake Zane, who had distinct memories of the outsized Barack Sr., could not recall Ann at all. If the young couple were making its home on Kalanianole Hwy. as the newspaper announcements claim, some friend should have at least remembered"
3)Stanley Dunham (ann's father) and unknown black woman
"This theory makes sense of the secret marriage in Maui, Stanley’s enduring fondness for Barack Sr., the powerful resemblance between Stanley Dunham and Obama, and the Dunhams’ apparent willingness to subsidize mother and baby in Seattle."4)Ann Dunham and Frank Marshall Davis
"Were the married Davis the father, and had Dunham introduced his daughter to him, it may explain what Obama has described as "the complicated, unspoken transaction between the two men." In this scenario, both would have had a vested interest in finding someone else to take the paternity rap. By keeping the marriage secret, they would have allowed Barack Sr. to continue living the life of a single man."So why does Pres. Obama spend a million dollars to keep his birth records sealed to this day? Could it be that our President simply wants to shield the memory of his beloved mother from the shame and embarrassment of her flagrante delicto promiscuity? But in today's uber-liberal cultural wasteland of America, does anyone really care about a promiscuous mother and her bastard child? What other reason could there be to have a million dollar secret?
Jack Cashill explores the mystery that is Barack Hussein Obama at length in his new book "Deconstructing Obama."
Roger Aronoff at Accuracy in Media interviews Mr. Cashill about his new book here.