There can be no doubt that Donald Trump trumped Mr. Obama on the birth certificate. Nobody else has come out anywhere near the way that The Donald has — and forced Mr. Obama’s hand on the issue:
…Indeed, Mr. Trump positioned Mr. Obama in such a manner that the latter was faced with just two unpalatable choices: 1) Keep the birth certificate under wraps, allowing suspicion to grow and possibly undermine his re-election chances, or 2) cave in to pressure and, by doing so, elevate Mr. Trump (supposedly a clown, remember?) to his level.
In choosing the second of the two options, Mr. Obama thinks he at least has taken away the whole raisond’etre of the presumed Trump candidacy, and perhaps he has. Unfortunately, he also unwittingly has proved one of Mr. Trump’s main critiques of his presidency – that Mr. Obama is weak. Anyone who has listened carefully to Mr. Trump these past weeks has heard him say over and over again that Mr. Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing, that other world leaders (especially China and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) are taking advantage of him, that he is far from the tough, strong leader America needs in these dangerous times. Nothing Mr. Obama has done in response to Mr. Trump has disproved this notion – indeed, quite the contrary.
It is not only the president whom Mr. Trump has made to appear a fool. At his gloating news conference from a tarmac in New Hampshire where he took deserved credit for forcing the president’s hand, Mr. Trump also threw a harsh light at the entire media establishment. He ridiculed them for failing to hold the president to the same standards they apply to everyone else (including Mr. Trump), basically saying to reporters: “I’vejustdonethejobyoushouldhavedonethreeyearsago. You’rewelcome.”
Whether he will be a serious candidate or not, Mr. Trump has proved three things beyond shadow of a doubt: One, he can move public opinion. The day before Mr. Obama at last released his birth certificate, a USAToday poll found that just 38 percent of Americans thought Mr. Obama “definitely” had been born in America, doubt certainly driven by Mr. Trump’s one-man campaign. Two, he can bully the most powerful man in the world. And three, the media in the United States are a joke, completely uninterested in doing their due diligence by vetting Mr. Obama’s background, though anyone remembering the Dan Rather fiasco will recall that they were happy to invent things about George W. Bush. …
Just in case you missed it, here’s FoxNews’ coverage of the entire Trump/Obama presser over the alleged birth certificate:
The eligibility issue was (yet still is) such a big issue that Facebook was getting updated every second about it.
Naturally, there are still questions about the newly-released alleged document, but not so much because the detractors of this issue think that, essentially, “enough will never be enough,” but rather the timing of it. That is, after the Administration confirmed that it had, in fact, been fighting against any background documentation from being released, Mr. Obama himself requested the sought-after document “just like that,” as it were (and from the linked PDF, it appears it took all of 48 hours to receive copies of the document).
Another timing issue: it’s now being reported that an FOIA request against Mr. Obama’s father allegedly reveals that, besides Mr. Obama Sr. being a polygamist and eventual illegal alien, further documentation appears to show that Mr. Obama (the son) was born in Hawaii.
As an aside, I’m curious — why hadn’t the more strident so-called “birthers” placed FOIA requests for Mr. Obama Sr.? And the results of this request have been revealed a day after Mr. Obama posts his alleged long-form birth certificate?
Nevertheless, White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett was interviewed today and strongly suggested that “I don’t think anyone would debate his intelligence” when responding to a question regarding the release of Mr. Obama’s college records.
Fascinating — check out my posting [you may have to right-click on the link and open in new tab/window] from August 10, 2009 that lists all of the documentation for presidential candidates going back a couple of decades. So, why won’t Mr. Obama follow suit and just release them? Free the docs!
Anecdotal evidence out of Texas — via a video from NBC affiliate KETK — suggests that Mr. Obama continues to have a character issue — and explains why folks aren’t easily moved by the release of the alleged document.
And last but by no means least is the complete Fox Business segment concerning the alleged birth certificate. This, in my opinion, is an excellent video as it contains lots of relevant, relatively unbiased (assuming you don’t mind things being questioned) information and data regarding recent events:
As Dr. Crowley mentioned towards the end of the video, I, too, am looking forward to Dr. Jerome Corsi’s book to be released — WorldNetDaily continues to report that the birth certificate, per se, is apparently just the tip of the iceberg regarding Mr. Obama.