The Donald has been out-trumped.  President Obama yesterday released his much sought after long form birth certificate showing that, “yes, he was indeed born in Hawaii” just as he has said for all these years.  But, wait, not to be foiled, birthers have not given up on the game and have, instead, yanked those goal posts out of the ground and huffed and puffed and carried them to a different yard line.

First, it was the constant yapping to see the birth certificate.  Then, when that was produced way back in 2008, the birthers threw down the yellow flag and screamed foul.  They shouted that it was a fake and not the real birth certificate.  Never mind that almost all states do not provide long form birth certificates for proof of birth but rather, upon request and payment, provide a condensed version with basic information included.

Indiana has three types of birth certificates:  the long form (a copy of the actual birth certificate completed at birth), a standard size (a condensed version with relevant information on it), and a wallet size (a condensed version with the relevant information on it).  Neither the standard size nor the wallet size contains the information contained on the full birth certificate.

Despite his “boots on the ground” cloak and dagger act, Trump failed to come up with anything tangible.  His “you won’t believe what they are finding” must have turned into “I don’t believe it, they haven’t found anything.”   Trump has decidedly lost some punch on this issue now that President Obama has produced the certificate that has caused so much angst.

But no sooner had the President released the birth certificate, then Trump turned his comb over in another direction.  Now, the Donald says, the President’s grades need to be placed under a microscope for review.  And, his student loans.  After all, the fact that President Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harvard Law School and the fact that Obama was President of the prestigious Harvard Law Review – why those just have to be mistakes and somehow undeserved accolades.

The only mistake that has been made is the relentless, unfounded Trump-eting by the Donald.  With an ego larger than the Trump Towers, and, in classic Trump style, he took to the microphones to stoke himself on the back for being the only one in America who could have accomplished this non feat.  No doubt he just wasn’t able to admit that, after weeks of demands and weeks of self-aggrandizing statements, he was out-Trumped by President Obama.

President Obama - Born in the USA


About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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  1. gadfly says:

    I personally do not believe, because of the Obama skeptics that I know, that most “birthers” (a terrible slang word meant to belittle) have long-ago acceded to the notion that Obama was born in Hawaii.

    The COLB that the President released (after 2 and 1/2 years and and upwards to a million dollars in legal defense fees)actually confirms that Obama’s election does not comply with the Constitution which reads:

    “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President…”

    Vattels “The Law of Nations,” a contemporary book written in 1758, asserts this definition: “natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.

    OOPS! Now, perhaps you can understand why there are those who have always doubted that Obama is even remotely qualified to be president.

  2. Gadfly:

    Obama released his birth certificate in 2008 – two and a half years ago. It is the same type of birth certificate with almost identical categories to mine – which I obtained from the Allen County Health Department.

    No other white presidential candidate or president has been asked to proof his birth. Did Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, or Ron Paul have to offer proof of citizenship?

    This occurred because there is a segment of people in this country who hate Obama to the point that they are willing to do anything to remove him from office because he had a father who was born in Kenya. Despite the fact that his mother was an American citizen, and he was born in Hawaii.

    He is a natural born citizen – how are you overlooking that? He was born in Hawaii when Hawaii was as state, and his mother was an American citizen – that should have been the end of it.

    The book you cite is three hundred years old – to say “Oops that should make it crystal clear why there was a doubt is ridiculous.” He was born in Hawaii. When did those born in Hawaii become non-citizens? The 14th amendment has been passed since that book was printed, and the Supreme Court has made a number of decisions concerning citizenship. To try to justify this vendetta by referring to a three-hundred-year-old book is really grasping.

    This is an ugly episode in our history, and I hope we never have to go through it again.

  3. gadfly says:

    The three hundred year old book was contemporary language and definitions familiar to the founders – sorry that you don’t understand the significance. “Natural born” means American parents.

    As for certification of presidential candidates, the parties of the candidates traditionally provide statements to the 50 Secretaries of State prior to each election. For 2008, the Democrats changed their certification statement.

    Read all about it here:


    Don’t you just love this conspiracy stuff? What we need is MORE TINFOIL!

  4. Oh come on, of course I understand the significance. It may have been familiar to the Founders, but it is a 1758 writing. Even our leaders at that time had disagreements as to the meaning of natural born.

    James Madison, who later became president, stated in 1789 that:

    “It is an established maxim, that birth is a criterion of allegiance. Birth, however, derives its force sometimes from place, and sometimes from parentage; but, in general place is the most certain criterion; it is what applies in the United States.”

    I suppose we could debate all day about the meaning of “natural born”, but since the founding of our country, as I noted, the 14th amendment has been passed, and the Supreme Court has analyzed the situation a number of times. I am sorry you do not understand the significance of the later interpretations and how they impact us.

    Obama fell under the natural born criteria. It should never have been an issue.

    And, just for argument’s sake, let’s say the certification document was “changed” somehow. It doesn’t matter since Obama is a natural born citizen – born in Hawaii. Isn’t that the point behind those who now want to mess with the 14th amendment by changing it so “anchor babies” can’t provide means for illegal parents to gain citizenship?

    These children are born in the USA and are given the status of citizens. Why? Because they are born here and are natural born citizens. Again, Obama was born in the United States, and it should never have been an issue.

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