"I think rational people have — have long ago, many when they first heard and saw the president, come to the conclusion of his citizenship."~ Robert Gibbs
What can you do when no one is buying your imported wares in the market place of ideas?
Well, if you are the president of the United States and your name is Barry Soetoro you can always resort to the bully pulpit.
This isn't just rhetorical flourish my friends, this is about as insulting and divisive as it gets and furthermore it comes from a man who ironically vowed that transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of his Presidency.
The lack of transparency is just one of many issues, one of the most disturbing aspects though of this never-ending charade is the disdain and utter contempt that Mr. Soetoro has, not just for his political adversaries but for America and the American people.
It is Mr. Soetoro who does not see us as an exceptional nation but as a decadent and vile ogre, bloodied with the guilt of imperialism and inescapably tainted by an anti-Islamic history.
It is Mr. Soetoro who bows before despots and who apologizes for America.
It is Mr. Soetoro who took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, a document that he has publicly stated is "fundamentally flawed".
It was Mr. Soetoro, the first presidential candidate in our nation's history who set up a website and published the names of his adversaries and then implored his supporters to report anyone who spoke ill of him. Why? Ask yourself, is this the American way?
And now it is Mr. Soetoro who has the audacity to disparage the perspicacity of those among us who simply find themselves unconvinced that Mr. Barry Soetoro is one of us.
Barry Soetoro versus The Birthers
There is no shame in questioning Mr. Soetoro's background, loyalty or nationality, nor is there any shame in demanding that he produce his birth certificate.
At this point you may be wondering why I refer to our president as Barry Soetoro rather than Barack Hussein Obama, quite simply it is because "Barack Hussein Obama" does not exist.
Barack Hussein Obama was known as Barry Soetoro when he was in Indonesia and was registered for school by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo as first reported here on this blog on 24 January 2007. It would be August of 2008 before the Associated Press would release the photo of Barry Soetoro's school registration and as such vindicating what I originally wrote.
There is however one document missing, and that is the birth certificate of Barry Soetoro, the original document that was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo to register his child for school. Barry Soetoro, the son of Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo and Stanley Ann Dunham was born on 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The document shown by the Obama campaign is in fact a forgery. The original birth certificate was amended to change both the father and the name on the birth certificate and was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo register his child in public school in Indonesia. Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo never adopted Barack Hussein Obama, he didn't need to.
Shortly after the release of the school registration photograph in August of 2008, I would receive a visit from two gentlemen from Virginia who would convince me that is was not in my interest or the interest of the nation to pursue this matter any further - Alea iacta est - It was then that I took a break.
There is a Chinese saying - "If you don't have a big head, don't try to wear a big hat." I've learned a lot since then, one thing I learned was that your voice can be drowned out in the marketplace of ideas and sometimes if you want to be heard you simply need a bigger bullhorn and more resources than your opposition.