What is Bill Clinton talking about when he blames the media for ignoring evidence Barack Obama was born in the U.S.?
He must be talking about WND.
Because. let's face it, nobody else in the media questions the evidence.
According to the always truth-challenged former president, there is simply no question about where Obama was born. He states, falsely of course, that Obama has actually released his birth certificate to the public.
"Hawaii, the state where President Obama was born, has done everything they can to debunk this myth that he wasn't born in America," Clinton said. "They've done everything but blow up his birth certificate, put it in neon lights and hang it on the dome in the Capitol. But 45 percent of registered Republicans still believe that he is serving unconstitutionally."
When Clinton claims Hawaii has "done everything but blow up his birth certificate, put it in neon lights and hang in on the dome of the Capitol," what he really means is that state officials have steadfastly refused to release his birth certificate – not just the long form, but the short form, too. In fact, Hawaii recently passed legislation allowing health department officials to ignore repeated public and media requests for any and all information about Obama's birth. Not exactly the same as blowing up the birth certificate, putting it in neon lights and hanging it on the dome of the Capitol. But, then again, we're talking about Bill Clinton here.
Clinton blames the media for raising questions about Obama's birth. But, again, who in the media has done that?
In fact, much of the reporting of Clinton's defense of Obama's refusal to prove his constitutional eligibility for the presidency propagated absolute falsehoods.
For instance, here's what Politico "reported" as background on the eligibility controversy: "Responding to rumors during the presidential campaign about Obama's place of birth, Hawaii state officials posted his birth certificate online."
Hawaii did no such thing.
In fact, Hawaii has refused to release any documents associated with Obama's birth. Hawaii has even refused to confirm that the certification of live birth released by the Obama campaign in 2008 is an official Hawaii document.
Clinton claims the media are propagating disinformation about Obama's eligibility. In one sense he's right. But it's hardly in raising questions. Instead, the media have accepted at face value the Obama camp's cover story without the slightest trace of evidence to support it. Even worse, the press have embellished Obama's story by claiming Hawaii has released information that even state officials say they won't do under any circumstances whatsoever.
The reason state officials in Hawaii want to ignore the public's concerns is because they have nothing to offer as proof – other than the word of faceless bureaucrats assuring us there is nothing to worry about.
I don't know about you, but when government officials tell me I have nothing to worry about, I get very curious.
Let's see the birth certificate – as a starting point.
Let's hear from Obama on how, as the son of a foreigner from Kenya, his birth anywhere – in the United States or elsewhere – he could possibly qualify for the presidency as a "natural born citizen," as the term has always been defined.
I'm tired of the lies – from people like Clinton to Hawaii officials to press outlets like Politico.
The American people want facts, evidence, proof. The American people deserve no less. What has become of our curiosity, our sense of justice and the rule of law, our reverence for the Constitution?