Trump Triumphs: President Releases Certificate of Live Birth
Today two seemingly insignificant events took place on the eastern seaboard: Donald Trump landed and stepped down from his helicopter to give an impromptu press release; President Obama held a press release as well. Both men spoke concerning Obama’s birth certificate.
Trump proclaimed his triumph saying he was “…very proud of himself” in forcing the White House to release the 2 ½ year long deferred certificate of live birth for Obama—something he says no one else was able to do. The administration provided copies of the certificate of live birth long form to the press and posted a photocopy on the white house website. Obama declared that he was indeed born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961 and stated as well that the whole debate over his birth certificate was “…silliness” and had been the focus of “…carnival barkers” meaning, no doubt his potential adversary in the 2012 election although Trump’s nomination for the Republican ticket is light years away.
President Obama had it right in saying that the so-called “birther” controversy was an increasing distraction from more important matters such as high gas prices, ongoing unemployment and a sagging economy. Unfortunately, he couldn’t see his way clear to do the right thing 2 ½ years ago when this whole contentious debate began.
Now, I have to wonder along with the media, why make this public display at this time? Is it to divert our attention from some other nefarious adventure on the part of the administration? So it seems. Just yesterday Lurita Doan published an article on Townhall.com describing Obama’s predilection for monstrous regulatory reforms in the name of societal engineering.
Of course, there is also the administration’s misadventures in Libya, the ongoing budget debacle, the deficit debate, and a staggering number of lesser issues that do—or should—occupy the President’s time, not to mention more important things like sports brackets, appearances on primetime tv, golf, vacations, sessions on the court—basketball, not Supreme—and of course the always ubiquitous 2012 election campaign.
Colonel Oliver North has suggested that Obama has put on display once again his peculiarly narcissistic penchant for self-enchanted “navel-gazing” while the rest of the world crumbles in spasms of violence and agony. It’s difficult to refute his conclusions.