Maybe the following points from over the past couple of years could help to explain why nobody took the eligibility issue “seriously” until lately.
It is interesting to note that it would take a Democrat Hawaiian Governor (as opposed to former Republican Governor Linda Lingle) who, while admitting to being a friend of Mr. Obama, would take it upon himself to try to prove Mr. Obama’s presidential eligibility.
Not only this, but now even the Hawaiian House could soon be considering a bill that would legally allow Mr. Obama’s birth certificate release. And with at least 10 States now considering eligibility legislation, perhaps such “blackouts” as the below have been lifted…?
- January 5, 2010: Journalist Wayne Madsen reports that certain questions “are definitely off-limits” regarding the President’s past:
- “White House Press Corps members have been quietly told that any questions related to BIC, Obama’s withheld records while he was a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981, or his records at Columbia, are forbidden. At the same time he was attending Occidental, Obama, using the name Barry Soetoro and an Indonesian passport issued under the same name, traveled to Pakistan during the U.S. buildup to assist the Afghan mujaheddin.”;
- January 23, 2010: “The curious case of Ellie Light” documented a not-so-random “release” of identical “letters to the editor” to 47 newspapers in 23 different States, allegedly in an effort to quell eligibility questions;
- Today: Anthony Martin of the Examiner.com not only reiterates what “Ulsterman” recently reported, but also brought up a claim from the Northeast Intelligence Network from August 4, 2009 regarding an alleged direct media blackout:
- …extremely sensitive investigative documents, including a stunning written admission by a nationally known talk show host stating that he was threatened with his career – or worse – should he talk about the issue of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth records to a national audience. This document was obtained on December 10, 2008, and provides explicit detail of a “gag order” imposed on this host before and immediately following the national election last November. …
- From multiple interviews conducted within the last eight months, we have obtained information from other sources, independent of the above, who have also been instructed to avoid any discussion of the birth certificate issue at all costs, to wit:
- The account of an administrative assistant employed in New York City by a cable network news station who provided significant, detailed information of a 2008 meeting between the top network executive and four-(4) well-known news anchors. This source confirmed that she drafted the memo to the various hosts to arrange notify them of the date, time and location of this high-level meeting at the request of the network’s top executive.
- Present at this meeting, she verified that the network official issued “warnings” to the personalities “to avoid any on-air discussion of the birth place, eligibility, and news accounts of litigation compelling [Barack Hussein] Obama to produce a legitimate copy of his birth certificate.” She stated that the network executive had her arrange the conference immediately following a meeting “between [the network executive] and an attorney closely associated with candidate Obama who was acting on his behalf.”
If as some in the opposition have claimed (previously on this site and on others) that various individuals are merely making up these stories, what makes more sense — that Mr. Obama really does have something to hide, or that there really are a bunch of “crazy” individuals who are making up so many stories that they’re inspiring the aforementioned Hawaiian House to consider opening up their own Vital Records department as well as persuading a significant number (by Electoral College standards) of States to legislate on the issue?
Again, questions are only dangerous to those who have something to hide.
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