Jeffrey Kuhner has a scathing op-ed at the Washington Times about Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s finding that the long-form birth certificate provided to the public by the White House is fraudulent.
Sheriff Arpaio’s findings threaten to plunge America into an unprecedented crisis. For if — and again, I emphasize if — he is correct, then Mr. Obama has perpetrated the most elaborate hoax in U.S. history. A fraudulent birth certificate would mean that Mr. Obama is ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief. His presidency would therefore be legally and constitutionally illegitimate.
Hawaii officials have responded:
President Obama was born in Honolulu, and his birth certificate is valid.
As I’ve said before, I think both Sheriff Arpaio’s team and the officials in Hawaii are telling the truth. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, and Barack Obama did release a fraudulent long-form birth certificate to the public.
Why would he do that? Keeping the controversy alive helps him politically because the Left can continue to use this story to paint the Right as racist for constantly questioning his identity status.
The obvious answer is usually the correct answer, and that is the obvious answer. If I am right, then I doubt the fallout would be on the level of the Clinton-Lewinski scandal, but it very well could be. Either way, someone with power needs to get to the bottom of this NOW. Stop ignoring this, folks. We need to assume, until we know something to the contrary, that both Sheriff Arpaio’s team and Hawaii officials are telling the truth. If they are, this very well could be the dumbest thing this White House has ever done.
Time will tell.