There has been much talk recently about the “birthers,” those supposed right wing “crazies” who refuse to let die the issue of President Barack Obama’s qualification to hold his elected office. These birthers have been relentless in pursuing what they believe is a critical issue to our nation. In turn, they have elicited an equally potent response from Obama and his media architect, David Axelrod.
The truth of the claim itself is beyond the scope to be addressed here. Much has been written in an attempt to support both sides of the argument—that Obama is or is not properly qualified as a natural born citizen and whether he has yet to demonstrate that qualification.
At the heart of the problem lies Obama’s campaign promise that he would be the most transparent of all presidents. Despite this claim, his campaign strategy was to write, early on, his own history in the form of two books (years before he accomplished anything noteworthy to demand such exaltation) so that an acquiescent liberal media would accept his story hook, line, and sinker and never feel the need to probe the veracity of any of the claims. Obama wrote it and who are the media to question it?
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In this sense, the birthers truly birthed the first in-depth challenge to Obama’s promise. Interestingly, it is the nature and quality of the response to the birthers, whether they are right or wrong, which raises the intriguing questions.
Read More: By Bill Siegel, Family Security Matters