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Monday, August 30, 2010

Concern Alert!

Lindaman writes:

Politico reports that President Obama blasted "lies" and "disinformation" recently. Although I hoped he was talking about his own Administration,

Examples, please?

that hope was crushed when he started talking about the controversies surrounding his birth certificate and whether he's a Muslim. Although I'm not a "birther" or an "Obama is a Muslim" type,

Only because Glenn Beck isn't.

I do want to make a point about the President's handling of these issues.

Although they are relatively minor issues from the larger perspective, they persist and grow because the President hasn't definitively addressed them. Contrary to what the Left says, the President has not released a Birth Certificate yet. He has, however, released a Certificate of Live Birth, which isn't quite the same thing. And, no, it's not sufficient to quell the rumors that his Birth Certificate proves he wasn't a natural-born citizen.

This is where his actions come into play. Although he has tried to downplay the significance of the issue, his actions or his apparent actions that seem to underscore the validity of the charges. It's all about the actions matching up with the statements. Walking the walk, and talking the talk. When a leader doesn't walk the walk and talk the talk, his or her leadership is understandably questioned, even by people who might normally let him or her slide on other issues. That's a failure of leadership and that failure has come into play yet again with the "Obama is a Muslim" talk. By not walking the walk and talking the talk, Obama has invited the kind of speculation about which he laments.

The solution is easier than the President thinks or wants to admit: start walking the walk and talking the talk. Give a little, Mr. President, and put these rumors to rest for no other reason than to give everyone peace of mind. Plus, imagine what it would do to those people who have said "Obama wasn't born here" and "Obama is a Muslim." It would make them look absolutely foolish and unreliable, while you would come away from it looking more honest (which is something you really need to do right now...). That's a pure win-win for you, Mr. President. All it would require you to do is suck it up and lead.

Something tells me that won't happen.

He posted the exact same birth certificate that anybody else in the entire United States needs to prove they were born here. The fact it's not "good enough" just proves that the whole Birther Movement is from a bunch of racist right-wingers trying to play into people's fears. Do you think this would be an issue if he wasn't a black man with a funny-sounding name?

You're a damn idiot if you think Obama posting a "long form" birth certificate would change anything. They would just say it was forged, and you know it.

I'm just waiting for these goobers to explain explain the birth announcements. Why go to the trouble of bribing hospital officials to place announcements in two Honolulu papers when being born of an american mother automatically confers citizenship - whether you were born in Kenya, Panama or hickville, Iowa?

The Birther guys have nothing. If the Clinton machine couldn't dig up anything, a bunch of Teabagging hillbillies sure won't.

Pandering to a bunch of racists that wouldn't support him no matter what he did is not how to be a leader. The fact that you think it is, speaks volumes.

Republicans are just a bunch of nucking futs.

Glad to see that you're not a Birther, you're just "concerned" again. Once again, you sympathize with the wrong people because you're a partisan right-winger that can't find any real issues, so you have to manufacture more like "Obama's not a leader because he's not caving!" Ugh!

Here's some Derpitation for the Birthers (and concerned Birther sympathizers):