Well, I understand that. There has been a tremendous amount of material written saying the two Obama birth certificates, one released in 2008 and one in 2011, aren’t real. You may have seen it on the Internet, heard it on talk radio, gotten it in a chain email, heard it from a relative or even read it in a supermarket tabloid—all the places where there is no fact checking and where only one side of the story gets told and the voice of reason is censored.
In fact, in the face of the barrage of words from the proponents of these forgery theories, it takes some real effort to keep your head and to stop for a minute and consider what you are being asked to believe. You are asked to believe that someone elected to the most powerful office in the world got away with a cheap imitation birth certificate and the only people who KNOW THE TRUTH are a bunch of Internet bloggers, whereas all the courts, the Congress and the news organizations of the world were fooled.
They believe that Obama’s parents, impoverished students, came up with a small fortune for them to travel to Africa, an arduous three-day trip by air, taken at the time of delivery of the baby, disdaining the excellent medical care in Honolulu 15 minutes away in favor of an unknown situation in a third-world country. Somehow they managed to do this without being counted in the 1961-62 Immigration totals of US Citizens returning from Kenya. They did this in spite of Barack Obama’s father’s immigration file showing that he didn’t leave the US that year. They did this in in spite of two Honolulu newspapers listing Obama’s birth from health department reports. They do this in spite of numerous documents and official statements from the state of Hawaii saying Obama was born there and his paperwork is in order.
In short, Barack Obama’s birth in Kenya is simply impossible. Nevertheless, based on some Internet bloggers’ newfound expertise in forensic document analysis, people who never before in their lives had been recognized as expert, you seem to believe that Obama’s birth certificates are a forgery. It doesn’t seem to bother you that one such expert lied about his credentials. It doesn’t seem to bother you that someone who came up with a Kenyan birth certificate for Obama is a convicted forger. It’s not troubling that the Maricopa Cold Case Posse was caught red-handed fabricating evidence and lying about a key argument they made against the certificate (and that almost everything they said, they got from Internet bloggers and everything they said has been discredited)?
You have been eating garbage. Those Internet bloggers, conspiracy theorists, shock jocks and supermarket tabloids have made fools of you. If you want to see exactly how bad it is, I point you to “The debunker’s guide to Obama conspiracy theories” or to John Woodman’s book, “Is Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate a Fraud?”