After months of the nutty birthers parsing, julienning and cross-cutting the previous statements of Hawaiian officials about President Barack Obama's citizenship, Hawaii has finally made a more definitive pronouncement. Obama is a citizen, and a natural-born one at that.
The craziest part of this whole idiotic theory is that it is based upon fragments of truth, wild supposition, and completely manufactured data. For instance, even though it says "Place of Birth: Honolulu" plainly on the Certificate of Live Birth (the infamous "short form"), birthers have argued that it is possible to get a Hawaiian certificate for foreign births. Even though this turns out to be untrue (such a document would list the foreign place of birth, not Honolulu), they continue to believe it.
Simultaneously, some believe that the short form is a forgery outright. They claim it is his sister Maya's, with the details altered. But Maya wasn't born in in the states, and she doesn't have a Hawaiian birth certificate. Doesn't matter, it is part of the lore anyway. The whole theory is built upon a house of imaginary cards. But the birthers hold so fast to their original theory, they haven't noticed that the lower cards have been swept away, and that the house is kept aloft by sheer force of will.
So, will this bulletproof pronouncement by Hawaiian officials end things? I doubt it. Hell, I'm sure it won't. Even the long requested "long form" wouldn't do it now, nor sworn testimony by the geriatric delivery team. If Obama had "Made in Hawaii" tattooed on his butt in 1961, with photographic evidence, it wouldn't be enough. Crazy people don't do reality.
Hawaii health director insists Obama natural-born.
“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawai’i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai’i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai’i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago….”
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