The birthers should all be happy now. Especially the man with the huge blond comb-over.
Two years ago, in response to all the noise and commotion, President Obama produced and had prominently displayed the short form certificate of live birth that the state of Hawaii normally uses. Not good enough they cried, “He has to show us his long form birth certificate.”
So, this week the president prevailed upon the state of Hawaii to release the normally unattainable document. It did so and it is now widely available for anyone to examine, so the birthers should all be happy now, right? Actually, not so much.
The long form birth certificate that they had all been braying for turns out to provide the same information that was shown on the short form, so now they are off on other tangents such as “just how did he get into Harvard, anyway?”
Well, since he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was president of the Harvard Law Review, these are strange questions to ask. George W. Bush was a low C student at best, and a heavy drinker, and I don’t remember anyone asking how he got into Harvard Business School. So what’s this all about?
Well, I think we all know what it’s about. There are several million ignorant, bigoted people in this country who simply can’t believe that a black (or brown) man was elected president of this country. They can’t admit it even to themselves so they will continue to come up with crazy conspiracy theories and march around in funny hats and make absolute fools of themselves.