The Obot Mr. Hyde, obot1, wrote that the “Birther movement officially ends” back in June of 2011. After the long-form birth certificate was released, there was not much to say, except for some cranks to call it a forgery, something the State of Hawaii officially refutes.
Today, January 20, 2013, President Obama, previously confirmed by Congress as the President-elect, began his second term in office, answering Judge England’s question, “who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?” for the next 4 years.
There are any number of events that one might point to as the end of any serious doubts about Obama’s eligibility. I would go all the way back to June of 2008 when the Obama Campaign released the President’s birth certificate, and let it be photographed by FactCheck.org. The statements by Dr. Fukino of Hawaii that Obama’s records were in the files, and showed he was born in Hawaii were surely enough. Newspaper announcements, notes in Obama Sr’s immigration file and the long-form birth certificate were just redundancies.
I am not saying that just because the game is over (and has long been over) that the birthers will admit defeat and move on: That’s not what they do; but the election is over, all of the lawsuits are either lost or moot, and there’s really nothing left for the birthers beyond old news echoing in their own ranks. I think the image of the chicken running around after its head has been cut off is an apt analogy. Eventually the chicken stops moving. Let’s see how long it takes with the birthers.