Certifigate: TSG “Certer Snark-asm,” Nordyke Cert, Donofrio Responds, Illustrator Analysis

The push-back on the alleged image the White House produced this morning has begun in earnest, this time in “snarky” form from TheSmokingGun.com.

Here are the key “snark-astic” questions the site poses:

• If the original document was in a bound volume (as reflected by the curvature of the left hand side of the certificate), how can the green patterned background of the document’s safety paper be so seamless?

• Why, if Obama was born on August 4, 1961, was the “Date Accepted by Local Reg.” four days later on August 8, 1961?

• What is the significance of the smudges in the box containing the name of the reported attendant in box 19a?

• In the “This Birth” box there are two mysterious Xs above “Twin” and “Triplet.” Is there a sibling or two unaccounted for?

• What is the significance of the mysterious numbers, seen vertically, on the document’s right side?

• Finally, the “Signature of Local Registrar” in box 21 may be a desperate attempt at establishing the document’s Hawaiian authenticity. Note to forgers, however, it is spelled “Ukulele.”

The site is apparently trying to get “ahead of the game” in terms of the scrutiny that this new online image will obviously produce.

But what about Susan Nordyke’s certificate, born one day after Mr. Obama? One can clearly see differences (click image for larger picture):


Susan Nordyke's birth certificate


Bryan Keith Nixon, an associate creative director for an Atlanta-based advertising agency, pulled up the White House-released image in Adobe Illustrator. This is what he found (click on image for larger view):


The layers that compose the White House-released PDF of Mr. Obama's birth certificate (Bryan Keith Nixon)

And attorney Leo Donofrio responded to today’s news by saying that his prediction of a long-form birth certificate has been fulfilled to the potential detriment of certain legal questions, such as parental citizenship (last three paragraphs):

They simply played a better game of chess. And due to this sick game, Obama now sets a precedent that anyone who hates this country, from Osama Bin Laden to Kim Jong Il, can have a child with an American woman and that child can be President. Obama’s defeat of the dual nationality issue, in both the courts and the media, means that the President’s parents do not have to be US citizens. If that is true, then the natural born citizen requirement in Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution is basically rendered meaningless.

If a person born with dual allegiance can be President, then I don’t see the difference between a citizen and a natural born citizen. To become naturalized as a US citizen, one must at least swear an oath of allegiance to the US by renouncing all other allegiances. But a person such as Obama, who was born with dual allegiance is apparently not even required to renounce all previous allegiances under oath.

The BC was a conspiracy theory. The dual nationality issue is a legal question. Obama always controlled the issue of whether or not he would produce the BC. But the legal issue was never under his control. So he exercised as much control over it as possible by allowing the birth certificate to fester casting a huge shadow over his dual allegiance. Well played, sir.


Drudge: Obama Posts Long-Form Birth Certificate; Trump Takes Credit; Videos

Hot off the press, via WhiteHouse.gov:

CNN reports that White House spokesman Jay Carney is supposed to talk about the birth certificate sometime today.

WND.com quotes Donald Trump in response:

“First we have to look at the certificate,” he said. “I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true, so we can get to more important national issues.”

“Why he didn’t do it when the Clintons asked for it. Why he didn’t do it when everyone else was asking about it, I don’t know,” he said.

“You’re going to have many people looking at it …. It’s amazing that all of a sudden it materializes. Experts will look at it … and I’m very proud that I was able to bring this to a point.”

RealClearPolitics has a video of Mr. Trump’s press conference this morning.

RealClearPolitics has another video of the same press conference wherein Mr. Trump questions Mr. Obama’s scholastic credentials.

From CNN:

Very interesting stuff. The White House recently castigated evangelist Franklin Graham for even questioning Mr. Obama’s eligibility. And as has been reported here and other places, individuals such as Donald Trump and Dr. Jerome Corsi have respectively been performing their own investigations into Mr. Obama’s past.

And, apparently “just like that,” Mr. Obama allegedly releases his long-form birth certificate. This is after dozens of lawsuits over more than two years requesting for Mr. Obama to reveal this type of information.

If he had been able to produce it all this time, why didn’t he do so from the beginning?