Can you hear the sound of balloons popping all over the country as Birthers deflate?
From the White House blog:
The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting.
But hey, that isn’t quite good enough for Trump and company. From Think Progress:
This morning, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii. The conspiracy website World Net Daily has written over 600 articles in the last three years questioning Obama’s birthplace. Politico reported that Donald Trump, who recently gave the birther conspiracy new prominence, regularly seeks advice from World Net Daily’s editor-in-chief Joseph Farah.
Most of these articles highlight the long-form birth certificate as the key piece of missing documentation. But now that Obama has released his birth certificate, World Net Daily has decided it’s not sufficient, even if they decide the long-form birth certificate is totally authentic. Here’s Joseph Farah:
We look forward to reviewing it like so many other Americans do at this late date. But it is important to remember there are still dozens of other questions concerning this question of eligibility that need to be resolved to assure what has become a very skeptical public concerning Barack Obama’s parentage, his adoption, his citizenship status throughout his life and why he continues to cultivate a culture of secrecy around his life.
Farah is also not willing to concede that the long-form birth certificate is genuine. He writes: “The news media and the political establishment were quick to rush to judgment regarding Obama’s eligibility in 2008, without any basis. It would be a big mistake for everyone to jump to a conclusion now based on the release of this document, which raises as many questions than it answers.”
Prior to today’s release, there was already more than sufficient evidence establishing President Obama’s birth in Hawaii. Those who are inclined to believe that he is born elsewhere, however, are not operating in a world of facts.
But.... they’re really not racists. And the rest of the world isn't laughing their a$$es off at American idiocy.
You can read the transcript of President Obama's remarks here.