Amazing, isn’t it, how the only potential Republican presidential candidate with the guts to call the president on producing a real birth certificate is business and media mogul-turned-politician Donald Trump. And as worked up as Trump appears to be on this issue, a recent news story on a World War II veteran facing possible deportation could really get his blood boiling.
Trump has put a finger on the real issue here, and that is Obama’s credibility. The genuine, long-form birth certificate (or lack thereof) is just a tiny piece of a much bigger puzzle regarding who Obama really was growing up and who he really is now. Trump gets this, and that is why he’s pointing to the big picture of how little anyone knows about Obama—his education, family life, childhood friends, sponsors, etc. That critical information, which is commonly known about most presidential candidates, is what those who denounce so-called “birthers” either choose to ignore (the left) or are afraid to bring up (most on the right, with the exceptions of World Net Daily’s founder Joseph Farah and now, Mr. Trump). This, like Bill Clinton’s lying under oath, is not something to be swept under the rug as so many politicians of both parties wish to do. Rather, it goes to the core of figuring out why Obama operates as he does.
Without those puzzle pieces, we will keep on arguing about whether he’s simply an incompetent community organizer with good intentions who’s in over his head, or if in reality he is trying to bring the country down purposefully. There’s a huge difference. If enough people start to believe the latter scenario, Obama is toast in 2012. However, if a majority continue to believe in the gosh-I’m-trying-my-best Obama, the media (and possibly his Republican opposition, however unwittingly) will do what they can to keep his re-election chances alive.
Meanwhile, a 95-year-old WWII veteran recently discovered that, technically speaking, he’s not a U.S. citizen. Turns out that although Leeland Davidson was born of American parents in British Columbia, the parents didn’t bother to register his birth when they returned to the States. However, Davidson checked on his citizenship before joining the Navy and a government official told him he had nothing to worry about. Yet recently, as he tried to obtain an “enhanced” driver’s license to visit relatives in Canada, he was denied because he could not prove his citizenship. Apparently, his parents were born before recorded birth certificates were standard practice. Does anyone see the massive irony here?
Not only was this honorable man denied his enhanced driver’s license—he was threatened with possible deportation if he continued to press the issue. That’s a good one—to where would an almost life-long resident of the U.S. be deported? Seems like his military service for the U.S. Navy alone trumps anything else the government could use against him in claiming citizenship. He certainly has a far more legitimate claim than the thousands (maybe millions) of illegal immigrants who enjoy many of the benefits of citizenship without having to prove a thing about it.
Hate to say it, but so much of this craziness is the result of the moral relativism the so-called progressives have thrust on us over the last 70-plus years. Like Chinese water torture, the thrust has been accomplished drip by drip. As recently as the 1990’s, it would have been inconceivable for a presidential candidate, be they black, white, yellow, male or female, to be as un-vetted and un-critiqued as Obama was in 2008. And to have what little was made public (Rev. Wright, Ayers, Davis, etc.), as frightening as it was, slide off him like water off a duck’s back. That’s why it’s imperative for that vetting to be done—and forcefully—in 2012. If Donald Trump—flawed as he may be as a candidate for president—is the only one with the fortitude to do it, then so be it. If a Republican who has a linguini spine about questioning Obama’s puny narrative thinks the incumbent president is easily beatable without such a challenge, he (or she) is probably kidding themselves.