I’ve mostly avoided the birtherism issue. It sounded fanciful, and I haven’t looked into it until recently. But here’s a question: why hasn’t Obama released his long form birth certificate? And why, after much fanfare, has Gov. Abercrombie stated that it may not be there?
It seems to me that we need not go into full blown conspiracy mode to acknowledge that there are several possibilities of varying degrees of probability. One possibility is that it never existed. Obama was midwifed on Hawaii or elsewhere, and his mother or grandparents reported his birth directly to the Department of Health. Perhaps, he figured it was better not to show the shoddy records, which could not be verified other than believing either his deceased mother or grandparents.
Two, his birth certiciate indicates his parents weren’t married, which might be embarrassing. After all, his father had multiple wives, his mother was only 17 when she was pregnant, and he quickly disappeared after Barack’s birth.
Three, his birth certificate indicates something else embarrassing, like a social disease, or perhaps something intended not to be embarrassing, but which has become so: classification not as “Negro” but as Caucasian or Polynesian (at his mom’s direction), and this is also embarrassing considering his self-obsession with his black background.
Or, least likely but most politically damaging, he really was born in Kenya, and is now on a train he can’t get off.
While Obama has produced a “short form” Certificate of Live Birth from the Hawaii Department of Health, Obama has not released his long form certificate. It would look something like this. No one has seen it. The governor implied this week it may not be in the archives. And these are objective facts. Obama and the complicit media’s failure to sort this out with full disclosure (as too with his transcripts and much else) leads to understandable suspicion of his background and, it would seem, needless chatter and distraction.
Perhaps Obama wants its this way, a stalking horse to distract his opponents and make them appear nutty. That said, if he really wanted to dispose of this mess–as he said he wants to and as his ally Gov. Abercrombie has attempted–that long form would be released, and it has not. This is not conspiracy talk; this is the situation Obama himself has created. And it is reasonable to assume something is being hidden by his refusal to release all kinds of records from his recent and not-so-recent past.