I have written on this general theme before, but let me discuss how Scientific Birtherism provides a window in Obama’s soul. I have long held that the REAL Birther Question is WHY Obama does not resolve this matter by providing a copy of his long form birth certificate. I answer that question with the KISS Matrix which provides a framework of possible reasons which analyze WHY:
1. KENYA. He is born in Kenya, or there is something embarrassing on the long form.
2. IGNORANT. Obama is too ignorant to think of the simple answer.
3. SNOBBY. Obama thinks Americans are too stupid to believe the REAL THING!
4. SLIMY. Obama thinks it is OK to make some Americans look crazy if it gets him votes.
Most Obots I have debated with gleefully jump on No. 4, and re-phrase it in Machiavellian robes of “Political Cleverness”. OH, isn’t Obama just sooo smart to let his enemies shoot themselves in the foot and why should he stop them. Let’s go with the Obotski assessment for a while.
This window into Obama’s soul reveals a man who places his re-election chances ahead of doing the right thing and putting America first. This even while he sanctimoniously calls for ending divisiveness in America. And make no mistake, it is a very divisive issue. Feelings run high on both sides. Polls indicate nearly 60% of the country as a whole has some degree of doubt where Obama was born, ranging from Definitely Sure he was born outside the U.S. to Probably but not Definitely Sure he was born in the United states.
At present, Obama has a very uncomfortable fact of life with which he must live. That is, he was shellacked in the November Mid term elections, and the Republicans easily control the House of Representatives. And among Republicans, the belief that Obama was not born in the U.S is even higher and stronger than the above numbers. Any compromise that Obama must work out for the good of the country, will be with a party whose rank and file flatly believe Obama is a foreigner.
Has Obama realized this fact, and coughed up his long form??? No, because making political points and getting re-elected is more important to him than doing the right thing. And Republicans got a good dose of this when Obama made his speech about the budget and blatantly savaged Sen. Paul Ryan who he had invited to the speech. As Keith Hennessey noted in his Internet Article, “Obama squandered chance to reach across aisle“,
The president’s budget speech was an effective way to launch the 2012 campaign. He has set up a debate about the future of fiscal policy and the role of government.
He has poisoned the well for bipartisan negotiations, killing any chance of a grand budget bargain in the next 18 months. With a single speech he has relegated America to two more years of partisan budgetary stalemate, as we drift closer and closer to fiscal oblivion.
Obama’s own political party is going schizophrenic over Obama, unable to believe him yet seemingly impotent to dump him. He promised to close Gitmo, and didn’t. He promised to end the Bush Tax Cuts, and didn’t. He promised to end the Patriot Act, and didn’t. He promised to get a public option through health care reform, and didn’t. He promised to rein in Wall Street, and didn’t. He promised to end the war in Iraq, and didn’t. In fact, the Nobel Peace Prize winning President got us involved in a new one. I could go on. But, what Obama promised to do, but hasn’t done, or caved in on would take volumes. For the Democrats, Obama might want to re-write that “Change You Can Believe In” slogan for 2012 to “Change You Can Bereave In!” because the only thing that “changed” for them was Obama.
Yet, should Republicans, or even the Democrats be surprised??? The Window into The Soul Of Obama provided by his response to “cough up the long form”, paints a picture of a man who could care less what large numbers of Americans believe as long as it has the chance of motivating his base or getting himself re-elected. The Question needs to be asked: Does America really need a “politically clever” and cynically political president worried only about his own re-election and self-glorification at this juncture in our history??? You will get a chance to answer in November 2012.