Paul Joseph Watson
April 28, 2011
The White House’s decision to wade into the contentious echo chamber of the so-called “birther” issue just months before the campaign trail for 2012 begins, by releasing a dubious document that has only intensified the firestorm of interest surrounding the issue, is either political suicide or part of a well thought out ploy aimed at securing Obama a second term in the Oval Office.
If Obama’s decision to release what purports to be his long form birth certificate was designed to kill the “birther movement,” it’s likely to have the opposite effect. This is already starting to look like a massive shot in the arm for a topic that has gone from the fringes of political discourse to the center of national attention.
Whether or not the birth certificate is a forgery is ultimately beside the point, because whatever the truth, Americans will eagerly jump headlong into another left-right punch-and-judy sideshow that will be enflamed by talking heads from both sides of the phony political paradigm while their attention is taken away from issues of national and global significance.
While we’re busy debating which parts of the birth certificate have been altered, whether Kenya was actually called Kenya in 1963, or whether Obama’s father being Kenyan proves Obama’s not a natural born citizen and therefore ineligible to be President, the dollar continues to crumble, the national debt grows, the jobs are shipped overseas, and the wars continue to rage.
The fact is that Obama already has been President for the past 2 and a half years and it’s his record during that time which we should be focusing on as the election nears.
Obama’s popularity has been steadily plunging ever since he took office, and the 2012 election is the Republican’s to lose. Although the fact that they’re likely to field a raft of candidates to choose from who are almost as loathed as Obama himself won’t help, Republicans know they can defeat the president merely on his record alone.
Is it possible therefore that the Obama administration has chosen to make the birther issue the key election battleground because it’s a fight they know they can win?
Is Obama playing the role of Brer Rabbit, begging not to be thrown into the briar patch of birtherism, while all the while knowing that’s precisely what he wants to happen?
Is the Obama administration deliberately fanning the flames of the controversy so that Donald Trump – who has come to represent the birther movement and is coincidentally a massive donor to the Democratic Party – can be used as a spoiler to ensure an Obama victory in 2012?