The White House’s decision to wade into the contentious echo chamber of the so-called “birther” issue just months before the campaign trail for 2012 begins, by releasing a dubious document that has only intensified the firestorm of interest surrounding the issue, is either political suicide or part of a well thought out ploy aimed at securing Obama a second term in the Oval Office.
If Obama’s decision to release what purports to be his long form birth certificate was designed to kill the “birther movement,” it’s likely to have the opposite effect. This is already starting to look like a massive shot in the arm for a topic that has gone from the fringes of political discourse to the center of national attention.
Whether or not the birth certificate is a forgery is ultimately beside the point, because whatever the truth, Americans will eagerly jump headlong into another left-right punch-and-judy sideshow that will be enflamed by talking heads from both sides of the phony political paradigm while their attention is taken away from issues of national and global significance.
While we’re busy debating which parts of the birth certificate have been altered, whether Kenya was actually called Kenya in 1963, or whether Obama’s father being Kenyan proves Obama’s not a natural born citizen and therefore ineligible to be President, the dollar continues to crumble, the national debt grows, the jobs are shipped overseas, and the wars continue to rage.
The fact is that Obama already has been President for the past 2 and a half years and it’s his record during that time which we should be focusing on as the election nears.
Obama’s popularity has been steadily plunging ever since he took office, and the 2012 election is the Republican’s to lose. Although the fact that they’re likely to field a raft of candidates to choose from who are almost as loathed as Obama himself won’t help, Republicans know they can defeat the president merely on his record alone.
Is it possible therefore that the Obama administration has chosen to make the birther issue the key election battleground because it’s a fight they know they can win?
Is Obama playing the role of Brer Rabbit, begging not to be thrown into the briar patch of birtherism, while all the while knowing that’s precisely what he wants to happen?
Is the Obama administration deliberately fanning the flames of the controversy so that Donald Trump – who has come to represent the birther movement and is coincidentally a massive donor to the Democratic Party – can be used as a spoiler to ensure an Obama victory in 2012?
As CBS News reports, “Billionaire Donald J. Trump, an early presidential favorite among tea party activists, has a highly unusual history of political contributions for a prospective Republican candidate: He has given most of his money to the other side.”
If Trump ends up running as a third party candidate, either on a Libertarian or “Tea Party” ticket, he could siphon away enough votes from a Republican to help Obama secure a second term in the White House.
Otherwise, he could just be denigrated as a birther buffoon by the establishment media and used as a weapon through which to discredit Republicans in general, including Congressman Ron Paul, who as has been documented, is the GOP candidate that stands the best chance of defeating Obama.
While the birther issue cannot be proven either way, the fact that Obama has completely deserted every tenet of his pre-election platform, deepening U.S. military involvement overseas as another war rages in Libya, racking up record levels of debt as the economy stagnates and dollar collapses, doing nothing to reverse America’s decline into a predatory, TSA-run grope down police state, all these things can conclusively be proven.
Americans continue to be obsessed with birther-fever as the de-industrialization of the country accelerates and the United States military is used as the muscle for globalist wars which only serve to bankrupt the nation and leave future generations responsible for paying the economic and geopolitical consequences.
Obama is nothing more than a teleprompter reading sock puppet tea boy for the likes of General Electric, Wall Street and the global elite. His entire shady history clearly indicates that he is nothing more than a figurehead who takes orders from those who shaped his rise to prominence in the first place, from being the son of a Kenyan goat herder living in a tin-roofed shack to reaching the supposed pinnacle of political power.
While everyone is obsessively distracted by the figurehead, the machine behind Obama continues to steamroll onwards. Only by expending all our energies on supporting someone who actually stands in opposition to this machine, namely Congressman Ron Paul, can we ever hope to rescue America.
If all the time and effort spent trying to prove Obama was not born in the United States only leads to a neo-con like Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich taking his place in 2012, what good will it have done?