A group of dull-minded racists, known as "birthers," are committed to the silly notion that President Obama was born in Kenya, therefore constitutionally ineligible to hold the highest office in the land.
President Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the right wing lunatics that insist that he was born in Kenya are ignoring one incontrovertible fact that proves that Mr. Obama is an American citizen.
The birth announcement was published in both of Honolulu's daily newspapers.
The birth announcement of Barack H. Obaba was published in both the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin on August 13, 1961. End of conspiracy theory. These announcements are archived on microfiche that anyone with a library card can read. They exist in dozens of libraries. They are not fake. Everyone reading this blog had a birth announcement in their local paper. That's how Aunt Millie knew to send your mom flowers.
The "mentally unstable ones" argue that the announcement is fake, but there is no plausible explanation for a fake birth announcement. There is absolutely no evidence suggesting a scheme to get a false notice published. There is no explanation as to why Mr. Obama's parents would want to go to that trouble, or more importantly, how they would have had the wherewithal to pull something like that off.
Did Barack Obama's mother look into her newly born son's eyes and think, "He's going to become the 44th President if we can make this look like he was born in Hawaii?"
The cornerstone of the "Obama was born in Kenya" movement rests on the testimony of an unnamed neighbor who said that no black baby was living in that house in August of 1961. That indisputable nugget of information certainly outweighs birth certificates and announcements.
These morons insist that they want to see the original birth certificate, not a copy, as if that would put the issue to rest. Does anyone think that the rabid, right-wing fringe will accept the original document as fact, rather than a forgery? No they won't.
If President Obama did produce the original, that would only fuel the conspiracy. The mouth-foaming Koolaid drinkers would say, "Why is the President producing this document now? Why not before the election? Did it take him this long to have a few public health officials murdered, so nobody could dispute the forgery?" These people "think" like this.
Obama's race, not his birthplace, is the real issue.
I'm going to be very blunt. The real issue here is vile, racist, and largely unspoken. In the view of most of the birthers, "Barack Obama is a n*****, and n****** should be butlers and maids at the White House, not the commander-in-chief." That's what's going on here, plain and simple.
These people hate the fact that the manager at their neighborhood Safeway is black, so how could they possibly accept an African-American president? They can't and they never will.
Their problem is that Barack Obama was elected (an inconvenient truth) by a large enough margin, and carried enough red states, that unlike Florida in 2000, the outcome can't be disputed.
Their hope to "Keep The White House White," rests on an absurd conspiracy fantasy that has zero chance of being true, but their hopes will live on in their double-digit IQ brains, as long as their seething exists.
Hey Birthers, Barack Obama is having sex with a beautiful black woman, in the same bedroom that your hero, Ronald Reagan, slept in. Deal with it.