Monday, August 3, 2009

Obama's Kenyan Birth Certificate

This has got to be the best joke of the century so far. The "birthers" led by a dentist-lawyer from California, have latched on to a forged certificate that is so very obviously a fake. The shyster lawyer says that she has introduced this to force the President to respond. Exactly how she intends to force a response is not clear.

The "certificate" is purported to be Kenyan, but was dated before Kenya became a republic. It was "issued" in the Mombasa district, which was a part of Zanzibar when Obama was born, not Kenya. Obama's father lived near Nairobi, not Mombasa. The certificate number is a combination of Obama's age and the number of his presidency. Finally, the "document" is signed by E.F. Lavender, a popular laundry detergent.

Either this is a great prank, pulled on a bunch of crackpots, or they simply forged it to try to make a point. If it is the latter, it shows their ignorance and lack of creativity. A child could have come up with something that was not so obviously a fake.

The biggest joke of all is, of course, the fact that all of this does not matter. The President's mother was American and that is all that is necessary for him to be a citizen no matter where he was born. The fact is that he was born in Hawaii. Only a bunch of crackpot racists would come up with an issue this blatantly false to try to discredit the President of the United States.

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1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

I know, so stupid it almost needs no comment, yet some DOUBT now---ignorance never goes out of fashion.