President Obama has finally done something I approve of; he has produced his birth certificate. No, I don’t count myself as a ‘birther’, but I do believe they raised some legitimate concerns that could have been resolved a long time ago. I believe that we should adhere to all of the constitutional requirements for holding office regardless of which office that might be.
While I have never been convinced that Obama was not born in the
, until he finally provided the official documentation, I had also not been convinced that he was born here. We basically had his word on the matter, but I rarely take the word of a liar, so that certainly didn’t settle anything. Thanks to the relentless hammering from Donald Trump, the whole birth certificate issue has finally become a political liability for the President, forcing him to cough it up. U.S.
I, for one, am glad this issue has been resolved.
Yes, I know there are those who still want to pour over the document and look for some tell-tale evidence that the birth certificate is a fake, and there is certainly a razor-thin chance that it might well be; but let’s give it a rest, shall we?
While the concerns raised by the ‘birthers’ were certainly valid, from a political standpoint the issue was not one that was going to help our agenda. The fact that Obama has now documented his citizenship does not suddenly make him a good President, and proving he wasn’t a citizen would not have convinced anyone that he was not. Unless someone could have convinced the Democrats in the Senate to remove him from office, nothing would have ever come of it. The fact is, even if he could produce a home movie of his birth under the Capitol rotunda with JFK there to cut the cord, the man is still not fit to hold the office of President, and his place of birth wouldn’t change that fact either way.
The problem with pinning your hopes on an accusation that you may or may not be able to prove is that, once the accusation is proven false, re-establishing your credibility will take a lot of time and effort. In the battle we now find ourselves fighting, we don’t have the time to waste on such efforts. From my point of view, the only effective way we can defeat Obama in 2012 is to attack his policies just as relentlessly as Trump attacked the birth certificate issue. This is a winning strategy because we can make a credible case that his policies are harmful to our nation, and provide more than enough evidence to back up that case.
For instance, most people in this country can understand that spending more money than you can ever hope to have is never a good financial decision. For every new spending proposal that Obama proposes, and for every cut he opposes, we simply need to ask the question: “How much money do you want our kids to borrow from the Chinese to pay for that?”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that Obama’s energy policies are driving up the cost of energy, just as he promised. As people continue to pay more and more at the pumps, we need to hammer that point home. At the same time, we need to clearly explain, in terms the average person can easily understand, how his monetary policies are exacerbating the problem.
A majority of Americans still want to see Obamacare repealed, and we need to keep that issue alive, making clear the link between the program and the lack of job growth. We can certainly make the case that this is Obama’s economy, and blaming it on Bush has become a joke. Obama owns it, and we need to make sure no one misses that fact.
Republicans also need to contrast Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize with the fact that he has now involved us in another war, one for which there is no clearly stated goal nor is there an end in sight. I’ve been waiting, but so far I haven’t heard anyone use the phrase “Obama’s
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If we are going to save this nation from the damage Obama is bent on inflicting, now is the time to take up the fight. While I am not convinced that Donald Trump should be our nominee, it would be foolish to ignore how well his tactics have worked. I am not a fan of some of Gov. Christie’s positions, but his style certainly is effective. Our best shot at ending the Obama reign is to find a candidate who can be both confrontational and persuasive in his or her pursuit of the issues that really matter. It’s time to take the battle to the enemy camp, and we need to find a leader who is willing and able to get us there.