When I was in the 'evil empire' (affectionate nickname for a well known big box store), I noted one of the tabloids had another story about how President Obama is not a citizen and thereby should be thrown out of his job. I might not have looked to see what it said as this particular tabloid has been big on such stories (or trying to find a sexual scandal to lead to an impeachment and more distractions from the real business of Congress). But Farm Boss was not coming and I had time at the front of the store; so I read the story.
It was the usual mix of untruths but it will appeal to the far right types who are desperate for anything to blame Obama for. Basically it had a claim by a government worker in Hawaii who said he was able to get into the secret birth certificate area and it turns out there is no birth certificate there for Obama.
We don't know this person was who he claims. We do know the Supreme Court has refused to look into the matter. We don't know that there even is such a worker although it had a name for him. We do know he was a dishonest worker since he obviously cheated on his employers for what he obviously decided was a higher cause. Lying could be also for someone like that.
I have read that nobody has a paper certificate in Hawaii as they have gone to only computerized records but I wouldn't care any which direction as if Obama was born in Kenya, he was in the United States immediately after birth. What the Constitution was attempting to limit was someone being elected president who was raised in another country and where their loyalties might not be with the United States.
What the birthers want is a technicality (at the most) to throw out a legitimately elected president. Driving back the freeway after delivering our grandchildren to their parents in Medford, the only radio station we could find was far right talk. I listened for awhile to someone who talked of being disenfranchised because they didn't vote for the current president. Well, I was disenfranchised then for 8 years with more catastrophic results than what Obama has yet managed to do. (I'd be happy to expand on what those were in another blog); but this. in the worst case scenario. is on that minor technicality that birthers would love to expand into disenfranchising me only this time in an unethical way.
When I put down the magazine, a man who was passing said, "they haven't given up on that yet, huh?"
I grinned as I was a little surprised, since the town with the 'evil empire' is one that should not be Obama country. I mentioned what the accusations were although they were nothing new. We talked for a bit about tabloids and their propensity for these kinds of stories. Most though who read them, or even who look at the headlines as they pass in the store will consider it to be more ammunition for their paranoia that Obama is out to destroy this country.
There was another story on Drudge also over the Fourth about how polls show Obama has divided the country. Again it is using innuendo to create a headline that is a lie. Obama didn't divide the country. It has been divided for some time. He just didn't heal it. He can't. It has to be people who quit believing lies and begin to think on real problems.