Let’s all take a big deep cleansing breath, Pres. Barack Obama is a natural-born American citizen. All of this controversy surrounding President Obama is really getting nauseating. After a heated debate on the view today between Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Trump, and amidst much acrimony; the debate is still not settled. Whoopi Goldberg brought up a good point. When was the last time they asked a white president for his birth certificate? So why the urgency to see an Obama birth certificate?
What makes this notion insane regarding President Obama’s citizenship, is the fact that the vetting process is so intense, intrusive and thorough. Anyone with any shred of common sense has got to realize, that being the first black president not only was he vetted, they were probably trying to find any type of dirty laundry which would have disqualified then, candidate Obama.
Whether you’re a liberal or conservative or an Obama Republican, let’s face it, the right-wing in this country would have never allowed him to get past the vetting process if anything questionable would have turned up to prove that President Obama was not a citizen — let’s get real!
It seems that the birthers and conservatives come out of the woodwork whenever there are more pressing issues that we as Americans need to be concerned with. We have the wars in the Middle East, the economy here at home, the recent tragedy in Japan including the potential nuclear meltdown. Come on – really? In the grand scheme of things, this is a distraction that takes the American people’s focus off of the real problems that we need to face.
After the midterm elections, the Republicans stated that the American electorate voted loud and clear, what their desires were. It’s about jobs, jobs, and the economy. Now the Republicans seem to be stalling and going back on their promise to address the issue of jobs or lack thereof.
It seems that when ever our country comes into a tight spot with our bad economy and natural disasters the Republicans seem to reach for any controversy involving President Obama to distract the American people and take their mind off of the problem and the Republicans shortcomings in not addressing voter concerns.
As a liberal Republican and Obama supporter, I understand that this is a concern for all Americans. The majority of Americans realize that President Obama is a natural – born American citizen, and it’s a non-issue. We need to collectively tear ourselves away from the distractions, and the acrimony and focus on what’s really important, and that’s saving our country and maintaining our status as the world leader.