No, it’s not particularly important, especially since we knew from so many other sources that Obama was, indeed, Honolulu born.
The White House pried the old birth certificate out of the records of the State of Hawaii, and released copies to the world today.
The White House video:
ABC Television’s report:
View a .pdf of the form here: President Obama\’s original Hawaiian birth certificate
I predict Orly Taitz, Donald Trump, and all the other sideshow freaks and carnival barkers, will continue to bark away. Remember, when P. T. Barnum made a copy of the hoax “Cardiff Giant,” people paid a premium to see the fake of the hoax. P. T. Barnum’s ghost stalks and stomps on Republican and birther grounds now.
- NPR’s story, with image of released document
- Three reasons White House made the release, Christian Science Monitor
- Wall Stree Journal blog headline says enough: “China become world’s top superpower as US argue Obama’s birth certificate”
- Slate, on who benefits from release (putting Joseph Farah on the hot seat, as the headline promised)
Boy, looking at this, you gotta know that Obama planned this all out, as Morgan claimed in comments below — just so he could get this story from Juan Williams and Shepard Smith at Fox News:
Oh, For Goodness Sake posted that video, without any other comment, as “National Mirror Moment.” Birthers, Palinistas and Republicans must be choking on their dinners from that report. Has the Fox turned on ‘em?
Always a good site to expose the inanity and insanity of Obama’s critics, especially on the issues of Obama’s history, Oh, For Goodness Sake has a particular bead on the hypocrisy of those same critics:
How many times have you heard the promise: The president could end this today if he’d just release his long form birth certificate? So now they’ve got the f—ing long form birth certificate, is it done for the Birthers?
Bigots. Probably no small amount of racism in there, too. Plus, they’ve exposed themselves as genuinely opposed to America’s good health. David Gardner and Milton Goldstein pegged it, even if we have to paraphrase them a bit: Had a foreign government tried to do what the birthers are doing, we’d have considered it an act of war. History is not kind to idlers, those who fail to call out injustice, nor idiots.