The birthers are quite annoying and, let’s face it, racist. If Obama was white, no one would say anything. They would have accepted whatever said, presented, signed, sealed and delivered about his place of origin.
Obama is an American, born in an American hospital, in Hawaii an overseas state of the US and from an American born mother and a useless Kenyan father.
Having a useless Kenyan father is to Obama’s advantage since he cannot be accused of running the country with an African leadership baggage and politicians cannot compare his policies with the almost failed state of Kenya.
When Obama visited the land of his father, the Kenyan government spokesman, Alfred Mutua, arrogantly dismissed Obama as a junior Senator from Illinois.
When Obama was elected president the Kenyan media speculated the benefits which Kenya may or not receive and suddenly all the Luos, Obama father’s tribe, shared family lineage with him and dreamt of the moneys coming their way.
The Kenyan government saw their country as a prime destination for black Americans wanting to visit the ancestral birth place of the first African-American president.
It did not work and Obama never gave preferential status to Kenya.
Obama is from a dysfunctional family but then who is not. He has beaten all odds by being elected the leader of the most powerful nation in earth and that’s an achievement.
All birthers suffer from cognitive dissonance. It is against their understanding to have a president whose mother is white American and the father an African.
Obama thinks white, acts white and the poor lad, to add to the confusion, has been tagged with a Muslim name.
Now, it would be another story if someone would look into his religious belief but then the American constitution does not say that you must be protestant to be an American president.
Personally, I believe that he has a great understanding of the Muslim and Christian faith and as long as he governs the country in a secular way that’s fine with me.
Obama is probably the only president which has been negatively caricatured and commented solely on his race.
Obama is not the only president with at least a parent born outside the USA. Thomas Jefferson, James Buchanan, Chester Arthur, Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover had a parent born outside the USA.
Both of Andrew Jackson’s parents were born in Ireland and he married Rachel Donelson Robards before she divorced her first husband. Let’s call it accidental bigamy.
Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are birthers looking for fame.
Then, thinking about it, isn’t Palin the one comfortable shooting brown deer in gleaming white snow. I am sure she would like to aim at Obama on a white background.
If America wants to sample a Donald Trump presidency then look no further, cross the Atlantic and see what Silvio Berlusconi has done to Italy. These two guys are quite similar even with their hair obsession.
It is madness to vote for a birther. Simple, their underlying sentiments show their inability to represent all Americans.
- Birthers Hijacking Debate May Be Boon for Obama: Albert R. Hunt (businessweek.com)
- Sarah Palin Backs Up Donald Trump, Obama “Birther” Crusade (thehollywoodgossip.com)