A very large part of Obama conspiracy theories involves the observation of something, followed by some phrase like “inexplicable” and then the claim: “fraudulent”.
Why does the letter “A” in Alvin Onaka’s signature look like a crude happy face? Why does the race of President Obama’s father say “African?” Why does the postal cancellation on Obama’s Selective Service registration say USPO when the appropriate name was USPS at the time? Why does the long-form birth certificate PDF file have layers?
The list seems endless sometimes. The things we’re dealing with are up to 50 years old and for which documentation is scarce. Birtherism breeds in the dark places of things not understood. Of course it is all a grand exercise in shifting the burden of proof. When someone alleges a crime, they have to prove it with evidence, not suspicions. Nevertheless, birther debunkers such as myself have spent countless hours answering birther suspicions with cold logic and evidence, whether they deserve answers or not and in every case I investigate what was “inexplicable” becomes “ordinary.”
This brings me to the subject of this article, which is yet another set of information that a birther doesn’t understand, this time resulting in the conclusion that Obama committed real estate fraud in Chicago. A character identifying himself only as “The Obama Hustle” has a web site with massive amounts of documentation from public records. Supposedly the person is working with Jerome Corsi, so we may be seeing a WorldNetDaily article putting the worst possible spin on it all.
The gist of the claim seems to be that some parcels of land were combined but not reassessed, and Obama didn’t pay real estate taxes that he should. However, that very superficial summary of the claim is all I feel like doing. The Obama Hustle claims to have filed a “tax fraud report” with the state; it’s the Illinois Department of Revenue’s job to investigate tax fraud, not mine. One would think, however, that if there were anything to the story, that it would have already come out in the press long ago, if not then it would come out soon. Let’s wait and see.