Even an outrageous lie that is easily disproven and so absurd that no rational person would believe it can be a useful tool to the corporate oligarchy that owns the GOOP. Thus the tale of the President’s Birth Certificate. Who is to blame? There is a cartoon in today’s paper that makes Donald Trump look like a complete buffoon for having said what he said. That appears to be where everyone wants to go with this. Hang it all on Donny.
Little Donny Hairball deserves all manner of opprobrium for being the asshole that he is. (This was true before he ever started his run for President.) But Little Donny is merely the last kid holding onto the bag of Birther shit, not the one who kept the game going for so long. Someone was paying Orally Tait and that group of whack jobs to make something of this and keep it alive. The mainstream GOOP hierarchy helped it along by continuing to insist that there were legitimate issues raised about the circumstances of the President’s birth.
More importantly, the Birth Certificate story had legs because the main stream media continued to cover it as though it was real news. Had the media simply ignored the story, it would have been relegated to the dark corners of cracked-brain reality occupied by the likes of Orally Tate and Michelle Bachman. Moreover, any time the media was confronted with the issue, it failed to point out the truth. Official, certificated evidence of the President’s birth was available for anyone to inspect. People who believe otherwise are crazy.
If the media wants to hang the fool cap on anyone for taking this story seriously, it should start with itself. Jon Stewart, the best journalist on television, pointed out the foolishness is still going on. Not only did the main stream media treat the release of the birth certificate as an official “bombshell,” it also continued the story buy asking “will the main stream media now let the story rest?”
As Stewart noted, wouldn’t a “bombshell” be if the President admitted to being Kenyan? And as to whether the media will let the matter drop. Who is in charge of that?
The birther crap is an invention intended to discredit the President and keep him off balance. It is the Whitewater of this Presidency, the Monica Lewinski in the President’s closet. Every president who is not completely owned by the Oligarchy will be assaulted by lies like this one.
Of course, this assault only works if the President is black. No one would ask John McCain for his birth certificate even though he was not, in fact, born in the United States. Likewise, no one would question what kind of grades that moron George W. Busch got in college, even though it is widely known that he only got into Yale because he is a legacy. Now they are asking for Obama’s transcripts. Was Obama an “affirmative action” student?
This thing is not over.