Of course, I've also never believed him qualified or worthy to be President of the United States, either, so I want to get my own personal bias out in front right off the bat.
In spite of all that, I've never really bothered myself to get into the whole "birther" controversy.
That is, until now.
I had an interesting e-mail hit my in-box today. You know, one of those e-mails from someone you know who says, "Hey, check this out--you ain't gonna believe it." One of those e-mails.
So I read it, and I checked on some stuff myself, and now I have questions about Obama's birth certificate.
Of course, the biggest question of all is "Why all the damned secrecy?" But I doubt the SOB will ever answer that one.
You can find the birth certificate released by the White House here, on their own site: White House release of Obama long form birth certificate
Two things jump out if you know what and where to look. The first deals with Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama and his place of birth, which is listed on the "official long-form" birth certificate as "Kenya, East Africa."
"Kenya" did not exist as a nation in 1961, the year Obama was (ostensibly) born. It did not exist as "Kenya" until 1963. Prior to that, it was known as the East Africa Protectorate, Kenya Colony. Prior to 1920, it was known as "British East Africa."
Splitting hairs? Maybe so. But for the office of President of the United States and a position widely seen as the most powerful office in the world, it may be a hair worth splitting.
And again, why all the damned secrecy?
The second point on this "long-form birth certificate" leaves the State of Hawaii with some explaining to do as well--after all, it's their certificate.
The place of birth (hospital) is listed as Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital.
And that's another problem.
You see, that hospital seemingly did not exist in 1961, as I quote from the correspondence I received:
This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "KauiKeolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home", respectively. The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?
Honestly? This just keeps getting more and more weird and bizarre.
In scrounging around the internet, I find links to a video purporting to show, some via Photoshop and others via Adobe Illustrator, how the birth certificate offered up by the White House is a fake. I see reports on details such as the fact that the certificate produced by the White House is on security paper--but such paper did not exist in 1961, nor was it used in Hawaii. I also see where other birth certificates produced for the same week and month (August 1961) had the State (of Hawaii) seal embossed on the certificate--but not on Obama's.
Why, why, why?
But now the revelation is that Obama doesn't meet the constitutional definition of "Natural Born Citizen" due to some technicalities involving his mother.
Technicalities, if you'll recall, are what the Democrats were hanging their every living, breathing fibers on during the 2000 presidential election re-count fiasco in Florida. The shit-asses (Democrats) even went to court in an attempt to disallow the overseas military vote.
But suddenly, now, technicalities don't matter. Worse yet, if you dare raise the question of them, you must be a racist?
Too damn many questions for this imposter. And my question is why didn't the media dig into this earlier, BEFORE the friggin' election? I know the mainstream media hated Bush, but by not looking into this (remember how they looked into Bush's college years and drinking and alleged drug abuse?), they have helped facilitate perhaps the biggest fraud ever perpetuated on the American people in our nation's history.
And yet again, it could have all been avoided and laid to rest BEFORE the 2008 election if Obama had simply released his birth certificate.
He, as does ANY national office-seeker, owes the American population that.
But instead of answers, he only gives us more questions.
How much longer are we going to continue to put up with this?