Friday, May 14, 2010

On The "Birther" Question

I think Just One Minute has it exactly right.

So why won't Obama just release the file? My guess is that there is nothing of interest or consequence in the file, but that Obama is concealing it simply because he conceals everything. His political success is centered on his biography and he controls the presentation of that biography the way the Walt Disney people control Mickey Mouse. As a matter of brand management Obama won't release his birth files, his college transcripts, his law firm billing records, or anything else - go buy a copy of "Dreams From My Father" and he will tell you his story, and thanks for asking.

Actually, that is far more damning than whether Obama's parents are who he SAYS they are.


Neo-Con Tastic said...

He is withholding it simply as a way to minimize his critics. By not releasing the truth, he gets to classify the entire right as a group of right-wing "birthers."

It's a successful attempt at marginalizing his opposition - Alinsky tactics.

TerryN said...

Yes, the mere mention of this situation in any blog or comment section will guarantee at least one troll comparing you to a 9/11 truther.

J. Strupp said...

I think what's crazy about this whole thing is that Neo-Con is right yet you folks keep on bringing this pile of crap up.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, why did Cheney destroy all those emails? Cuz he could. And he enjoyed listening to the libs hoot over it...just like you're doing now. Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.

TerryN said...

If you think anyone is hooting over this you're delusional. There's something different about Mr. Obama and it has nothing to do with skin color.

That's all.

TerryN said...

Oops, I meant to say anyone here.