The title of this article was inspired by a web site with the same name, but this article is not about that web site, but about the idea.
In the world of Obama Conspiracy Theories there are what seems to be an unlimited number of allegations, some of which could be true, but come with no documentation and some that cannot be true but are said nevertheless. These are “paper cuts.” Because they aren’t in and of themselves of any convincing quality, but the sheer number of them do real damage. For example…
Paper cut # 1 – Hacked Audio Files
Anyone who has followed the Obama citizenship travail knows about the grandmother tape, a recording where Obama’s step grandmother, Sarah Obama, is claimed to say that he was born in Kenya and that she was there. We discuss this here in the article Obama’s grandmother says he was born…. The upshot of the article is that one should actually listen to the tape, instead of taking someone’s word for what it says. Now here’s the paper cut:
Now I have even heard a rumor that hackers have altered some online versions of the Kenyan grandmother recording!
The evidence is now rumored to be tainted, so now we have to argue about which file is tainted rather than the fraud being perpetrated about what it says.
Paper cut # 2 Dan Amon
Dan Amon is a spokesperson for the Selective Service and he has said various things which have been quoted. Here’s the paper cut:
what do you make out of the issue that Danial Amon, can’t be found to have ever worked for the Selective Service?
Never mind that Dan Amon has been quoted by hundreds of news articles, blogs and radio stations over the last 5 years or that he’s even mentioned in the Congressional Record! It’s just another paper cut.
Paper cut #3 Alan Keyes version of Hawaiian Law
This one is a real bleeder because it has been copied and recopied. I don’t know where this originated but one place it appears is in the Alan Keyes lawsuit in California (Keyes v. Bowen).
75. …For births prior to 1972, a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth was the result of the uncorroborated testimony of one witness and was not generated by a hospital. Such a Certificate could be obtained up to one year from the date of the child’s birth. For that reason, its value as prima facie evidence is limited and could be overcome if any of the allegations of substantial evidence of birth outside Hawaii can be obtained.
What Keyes is saying here is that the Obama Certification of Live Birth (COLB) could be a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth gotten with minimal evidence and therefore the COLB is not conclusive evidence of where Obama was born. Only he misstates the law when he says “up to one year from the date of the child’s birth” when in fact the law reads “one year or older”. Since the Obama COLB says he was registered when he was 4 days old, this law could not apply. Keyes lawyer, Dr. Orly Taitz, should have checked this before filing the suit, but instead we are made to suffer the paper cut.
I’m getting weak just listing them.