President Obama released his long version birth-certificate today stating that he wanted to end the “silliness” surrounding the birther issue. President Obama tried to take a rational approach to an irrational issue. Despite the President publicly releasing his birth certificate stating that it was distracting from the other issues, the birther issues and the persons fueling the issue are here to stay. Nothing short of an impeachment of the President and removal from office will appease them. Already, the release of the birth certificate has called remarks as to why did it take so long for him to release it.
The birthers are like all other conspiracy issue oriented folks. They remind me of the persons who say we never landed a man on the moon. Nothing will convince them otherwise. Although, they have called for the release of the birth certificate which was released for the President to run for the highest elected office, they want a high court to review it and determine if it is real or fake. Well, they really want a high court to say it’s fake. And the Supreme Court rightfully has rejected all cases coming before it on this issue. That should tell us something about the argument.
What the Obama administration fails to understand is insanity. At this point, there is no other way to describe the persons fueling this debate on the President’s birth. The better approach would have been to ignore the birthers and allow their rants to become louder. It will eventually show their ludicrous argument. But one thing is for sure. Racism is not eradicated by the showing of a birth ceritificate. Until we eradicate racism, the birthers are here to stay.
Debbie Hines is a trial lawyer and legal and political commentator. She also contributes to the Huffington Post. She addresses issues on race and women. She holds a juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School and a BA in American history from the University of Pennsylvania