Ok, so I told myself I wasn’t going to talk about this birth certificate issue today. The issue of Obama’s birth has really been a non-issue for me, so seeing this document doesn’t matter much, in my opinion.
However, that being said, I have to ask….why now? Why, after all this time? I do know that with Obama, nothing is an accident. This is a political play. Period. I don’t think this is being released just because he’s too concerned with real problems to be distracted by such “silliness”. I think there’s more to it than that. There’s always more to it. After all, this is politics!
I’ve heard various theories as to why this is now being released. Some think the WH is feeding into Trump’s ego, to ensure he runs, because they want him to become the Republican nominee. I don’t agree. I think Trump would give Obama a run for his money, and there are others that would be much easier to beat.
Rush offered up another possible theory. He surmised that Obama held out on releasing the birth certificate as long as possible, for purely political reasons. In the beginning, he was using this issue to make the people on the right look like kooks. However, now that it’s affecting his poll numbers, he finally decided to get it out of the way. Actually, not a bad theory. I’m more inclined to believe this one than the others I’ve heard, although only Obama and his advisors know for sure.
More interesting, was the speech Obama gave regarding this issue. Here is a portion of his remarks:
But we’re not going to be able to [solve problems] if we are distracted. We’re not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other. We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.