Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Let's Drop the Birth Certificate Campaign

I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I haven’t felt very comfortable with those who’ve been trying to make an issue of Obama’s birth certificate, implying he wasn’t born an American citizen, and therefore isn’t eligible to be President.

After eight years of being deeply disgusted with the behavior of Democrats who first dug their heels in and refused to admit they’d lost the 2000 election, and then followed that stubborn myth down into ever-lower depths of bad citizenship, I just don’t want to see that kind of thing on our side.

If sane people are ever going to regain the reins of government, it won't be enough that Democrats just make their usual hash of things. The opposing party also has to represent the higher ground. Whatever else Democrats do after just a few years in charge, they invariably leave Americans longing for honest adult leadership. As I recall it, that is exactly how Bush won in 2000. After eight years of Clinton, Americans understood Bush's emphasis on restoring honor to the presidency--a mission he accomplished. We don't need to emulate the desperate crackpottery of the Left.

David Horowitz has a similar view regarding this birth-certificate controversy and the problems it can create, which he sums up nicely in an article on NRO:
This tempest over whether Obama, the child of an American citizen, was born on American soil is tantamount to the Democrats’ seditious claim that Bush “stole” the election in Florida and hence was not the legitimate president. This delusion helped to create the Democrats’ Bush derangement syndrome and encouraged Democratic leaders to lie about the origins of the Iraq war, and regard it as illegitimate as Bush himself. It became “Bush’s War” rather than an American War — with destructive consequences for our troops and our cause. ("Obama Derangement Syndrome").

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. And economic conditions won’t allow this issue the light of day anyways.

Now on to better things!

When the minorities start turning on the Hawaiian Oreo in say about the end of his second year because "The One" didn't give them all those promised gummint entitlements we can look forward. Hey, he is already centering himself in the middle, which is left anyways. Thank a Republican for that.

So on to 2012!

We have to elect President Jackson and VP Sharpton. Let's just auger her in the ground. When it all bottoms it's not hard to walk around the welfare leeches, the druggies, the morally and ethically bankrupt.

Ah, now there is hope.