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Obama birth certificate released by the president: What's really behind his inevitable decision
Los Angeles Times ^ | April 27, 2011 | 10:52 am

Posted on 04/27/2011 11:41:07 AM PDT by DBCJR

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In an obvious attempt to keep the goofy issue alive a bit longer, President Obama finally released the long-form version of his birth certificate today.

Rather than simply post it on the White House website, Obama took six minutes of presidential time to visit the White House briefing room, where all the important media folks hang out waiting for their next important broadcast messenger assignment. Such a visit to such an important place by such an important person is guaranteed to attract maximum attention.

Of course, it worked. Would we be writing about this again without the president's appearance?

... If you've got something you want the media to desperately want, tell them they can't have it. High school cheerleaders know this law of human behavior instinctively.

The president says he really, really wants to be talking instead about the crucial, pressing and also the really important real issues facing this nation in the 21st century: national security, the budget, debt limit, energy (but not gas prices).

However, sigh, there's this bunch of, well, you know, different kind of fixated people distracted by something as trivial as whether he's legally qualified to be president of the United States, as he has been for the past 827 days.

And so, as most politicians or appointees claim when forced to do something, he's going to release this long-form birth certificate -- just to end the distraction, mind you.

Which, of course, he could have done 34 months ago when the distraction first began. But the release will keep it going for one more day. And make him look good, a key bipartisan goal of any politician. And keep people busy on that while he does something else.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; obama
The liberal LA Times may have hit on a reason for the "sudden" presentation of the so called birth certificate, to distract from the real issues while protesting that he REALLY wants to debate them. I don't think the LA Times meant it that way but it DOES make sense.
1 posted on 04/27/2011 11:41:08 AM PDT by DBCJR
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To: DBCJR

I had some suspicion that he was using this as a “rope a dope”.


2 posted on 04/27/2011 11:45:12 AM PDT by rob777
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To: DBCJR
However, sigh, there's this bunch of, well, you know, different kind of fixated people distracted by something as trivial as whether he's legally qualified to be president of the United States, as he has been for the past 827 days.

The birth certificate document released on the White House Web Site has alot of issues. Too many. I think the WH wants to keep this alive until the elections, discredit their opponents and just gave fresh meat for that.

3 posted on 04/27/2011 11:47:00 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: DBCJR
The plan was to turn the table on Trump and make him release his tax returns.

But the document has already been resolved as fake, layered/edit PDF file.

4 posted on 04/27/2011 11:47:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DBCJR
The liberal LA Times may have hit on a reason for the "sudden" presentation of the so called birth certificate, to distract from the real issues while protesting that he REALLY wants to debate them.

No, the LA Times has been Faked Out! It's a Badly Done PDF Document File on the White House Website. The layers have not been synced into one "picture" within the PDF Document File.

A "Scanned In" picture would have No Layers. And this looks scanned in as if it had been from a binder, but the Layers are the key to it's veracity.

The LA Times has been Faked Out.

'Mike Wallace' like fake document ALERT!

5 posted on 04/27/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: rob777

Where’s the foot print? I won’t believe it until I see the baby foot print and compare to the president’s footprint. I think this is a foot conspiracy!


6 posted on 04/27/2011 11:49:51 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: DBCJR

Don’t be fooled that the LA Times has changed stripes in any way, still very left — but they do allow this blog on their website. “Top of the Ticket” appears in on-line opinion section of LA Times.


7 posted on 04/27/2011 11:49:55 AM PDT by bunster
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To: DBCJR
What's really behind his inevitable decision

1. The threat of new laws in states requiring documentation in order for him to be on the ballot in 2012.

2. The upcoming hearing in the Ninth Circuit.

3. Continuing pressure from the citizen media.

4. Poll numbers.

8 posted on 04/27/2011 11:51:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Are you a principled patriot, or a political bookie? You can't be both.)
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To: DBCJR

What it really demonstrates is that he and all his supporters knew the COLB was NOT a BC, and they still persisted in saying that it was. They will not concede anything unless they are absolutely pummeled on it. It also demonstrates why Jan Brewer, John McCain, etc were wrong. An actual BC had not been shown, and those types of Republicans would let him get away with passing off a COLB.


9 posted on 04/27/2011 11:53:23 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: DBCJR

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/barack-obama/birth-obama-certer-movement-098513


10 posted on 04/27/2011 11:59:43 AM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-Socialist in Chief!)
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To: throwback

I wonder if there will still be a push in state legislatures to pass law that will require all candidates to present a long form birth certificate in order to be placed on the state’s ballot?


11 posted on 04/27/2011 11:59:43 AM PDT by trumandogz
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So the guy spends millions and hires attorneys to keep this (and other documents) sealed, and NOW releases it. Um yeah. That makes perfect sense.

I don’t buy it. Everyone knew that a forged BC would be produced. Everyone! Duh! Why spend all that time and money to concel something like that if there wasn’t something to hide. And so today they release it.

Again, I don’t buy it.

But I guess we all need to drop it now as he’s provided “proof.”


12 posted on 04/27/2011 12:00:15 PM PDT by RacerXSpeedRacer (Conservative principals and values - pray for our future.)
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To: DBCJR
Hmmmm....

So the President of the United States, with the economy tanking, gas prices spiking, three wars ongoing, China ascending, and terrorist threats all around, takes time out to go on national television to announce his birth certificate.

"The lady Barry O doth protest too much, methinks."
13 posted on 04/27/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: DBCJR
A) Governor Abercrombie is so wasted he can't read.

B) Governor Abercrombie is a liar.

14 posted on 04/27/2011 12:01:31 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: DBCJR
Rather than simply post it on the White House website, Obama took six minutes of presidential time to visit the White House briefing room, where all the important media folks hang out waiting for their next important broadcast messenger assignment. Such a visit to such an important place by such an important person is guaranteed to attract maximum attention.

I didn't see this. Does anyone know if he marched into the briefing room holding one of the copies he obtained?

ML/NJ

15 posted on 04/27/2011 12:03:06 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: DBCJR

Obama wants the birthers to go keep going further out on the limb before he cuts it off.


16 posted on 04/27/2011 12:03:40 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: DBCJR
I thought his name started out as Barry Sorento.
17 posted on 04/27/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: sr4402; TexasCajun

Where do you guys get the idea it is layered? I can open the PDF in Appel Preview, and Adobe PhotoShop, and it definitely is NOT layered. The PDF contains a single, non layered bitmap.


18 posted on 04/27/2011 12:20:29 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: DBCJR
I wonder if the LA Slimes used this same type of argument about Dan Rather's "fake, but accurate" Bush TANG documents.

I doubt it.....

19 posted on 04/27/2011 12:24:34 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: sr4402; TexasCajun

I take it back. I used the PDF extract tool, and it is indeed a layered file. My mistake!


20 posted on 04/27/2011 12:28:14 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: sr4402

Don’t be silly. Shep Smith has pronounced it real. It’s real. Now just stop it. :)


21 posted on 04/27/2011 12:38:41 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: DBCJR

What caused the Pres to release this PDF file? I suppose Donald Trump contributed to this, but the poll numbers recently showed that only 38% of the population believed he was a U.S. Citizen. No matter what President 0 releases, he can’t seem to be credible to most Americans. Why is that you ask? Well, he comes across so phony, pretentious, heartless and un-American!


22 posted on 04/27/2011 12:39:17 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DBCJR

How hard is it to fake a birth certificate?
The real question is how much it costs to find someone to fake it.


23 posted on 04/27/2011 12:45:31 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: brytlea
Don’t be silly. Shep Smith has pronounced it real. It’s real. Now just stop it. :)

The Press isn't going to be happy with this Media Fake. Drudge has it on his website under the link "Composed of Layers".

Me thinks I smell a Troll.

24 posted on 04/27/2011 12:48:51 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: sr4402
A "Scanned In" picture would have No Layers.

The layers could be an artifact from an automated system used to create the document. If Hawaii has scanned their birth records and stored them as image files in a database, when a birth certificate is requested, it may be assembled at the time of production from a combination of data and image elements from the database. This would/could only be true if Hawaii sent the White House a PDF and they posted the PDF directly without reproducing. If the White House was sent a paper document and scanned it to PDF themselves, any layering artifacts from production would be gone.

25 posted on 04/27/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT by IamConservative (Political power; the most evil thing devised by man. It corrupts morals and judgment.)
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To: youngidiot

“I thought his name started out as Barry Sorento.”

Yes, his mom knew the future and gave him the last name of his future step-father before she had even met the man.

Get a grip!


26 posted on 04/27/2011 1:02:21 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: DBCJR
IMHO, I think the author is wrong. Obama did it too soon. He should have waited until Sept. of 2012 to release it. That way, it would have kept the goofy issue alive throughout the GOP primary, causing a major distraction and damage to whoever would end up being the nominee.

By releasing it this early, he's effectively guranteed the issue won't be on the radar next year.

An unforced error, in other words, but I'll take it.

27 posted on 04/27/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
Their internal polls had to really suck on this issue so they had to make a move. Much information still remains hidden...this isn't over.
28 posted on 04/27/2011 2:06:21 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: ex-snook
Obama wants the birthers to go keep going further out on the limb before he cuts it off.

I thought this was going to cut it off?

29 posted on 04/27/2011 2:26:27 PM PDT by Know et al
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"I thought this was going to cut it off? "

Obama is eating popcorn watching the followup.

30 posted on 04/27/2011 2:29:51 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: DBCJR

He’s proactively trying to reinforce his credibility in advance of the release of Corsi’s book.


31 posted on 04/27/2011 2:33:14 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: DBCJR

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2702976/posts?page=1566#1566


32 posted on 04/28/2011 12:23:18 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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