JISHOU, HUNAN — Back in the old days (2008), some very noisy people got the addlepated notion that Barack Obama, even after he was elected fair and square as president, could not possibly have been born in the USA.
First, there was his name. Then his Kenyan father, who was (ohnoz!) raised Muslim. Then his schooling as a boy in Indonesia, where the future pres would learn more stuff about Islam … and eating dogmeat.
Nevermind that he was born in Hawai’i in 1961, with a birth certificate and all. And his mother was American. And his eligibility to even run for president was undoubtedly checked and rechecked by the Secret Service, FBI and who knows what else alphabet agency. The doubting Thomases still kept on a-doubting.
It’s now 2012, another election year, and damn if the same addlepated nonsense is still in circulation. The freaking Arizona Secretary of State recently badgered the State of Hawai’i to cough up proof of Obama’s birth there, before the (Republican) SoS would allow ballots to be printed with Obama’s name on them.
SadlyNo! sums it up quite nicely:
God himself could descend from the heavens in a burning, fiery chariot, land in Times Square in a flourish of lightning and thunderbolts, appear on live TV and say that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, that he witnessed it himself, and that he was as certain of that fact as he was that the Cubs will never win the World Series and yet there would still be millions of Republicans who would take issue with even this testimony, who would claim that this wasn’t really God because he didn’t look like Charlton Heston, or that it might be God but that God was perpetrating liberal lies because he had been bought and paid for by the Democrats and the Lamestream Media. Breitbart.com would analyze the tapes and conclude that God was really Al Sharpton in a beard and a fat suit and that the lightning had all the earmarks of cheap, computer-generated effects.