What’s the point? When people are unhappy with a politician and/or his policies, they sometimes see the worst — whether or not there is a factual basis. But the media do not even have a name for the Democratic equivalent of “birthers,” despite these vicious, unsubstantiated and irresponsible accusations of Bush.
On the birther issue, however, there is at least some legitimate head scratching.
Hawaii’s new governor, incensed over this “demonization” of Obama, vowed to put the issue to rest by releasing the relevant documents. Oops. The governor learned that under Hawaii’s privacy laws, no one could obtain the records without a “tangible interest.” Who could release the records? Barack Obama. And he apparently refuses to waive his right of privacy. This kind of thing fuels speculation and suspicion.
Trump, while he’s at it, might want to turn his investigators onto Obama’s academic records — high school through Harvard Law — which remain top-secret.
Trump might want to confirm or refute Obama’s campaign assertion that he and his mother used food stamps — a tale of hardship strangely missing from Obama’s autobiography.
Trump might want to question members of Obama’s former church to find out how, during his 20 years as a member, Obama managed to miss every single sermon in which his “spiritual adviser,” the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, shouted the anti-Semitic, anti-American, racist statements widely seen on YouTube.
We know Bush’s grades. We know his brand of whiskey before he kicked it. We know he eats pork rinds. Dan Rather nuked his own career trying to prove Bush got high-hat treatment in the Texas Air National Guard — a contention Rather still holds. But Obama? Nothing to see here.
No, the real story about Trump isn’t Trump.
It’s the pass given Obama by the media. Whether it’s regarding Obama’s birthplace, whether Obama personally heard Wright’s racist and anti-Semitic sermons, or whether unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s first book, Obama manages to avoid careful examination from the adoring media.
Trump would not be relevant — if the media had been.
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