If there's a bigger fobbing pumpion in this world, I haven't seen him--with perhaps the exception of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. Trump's self-aggrandizing cockwalk over President Obama's release [again] of his birth certificate is only more evidence of the man's insatiable need to hog the headlines like the beslubbering fustilarian that he is.
We must remember that this mal de perruque announced only weeks ago that his team of "investigators" were finding amazing things in their search for Mr. Obama's birth certificate. What this colossal blowhard fails to acknowledge is that he went on a fool's errand, and it is Mr. Obama, not Trump, who comes out of this farrago of nonsense looking like the rational, reasoned, cool-headed, classy guy that he is.
What Trump's "investigators" found was NOTHING.
Trump is a first class chump. And his hair is ugly, too. Now he's attacking Mr. Obama's academic achievements and questioning how he got accepted into one of America's most prestigious institutions of learning. In the racist world Mr. Trump inhabits, only the sons of wealthy white men can achieve what Mr. Obama did, and that makes Trump suspicious of any African-American's achievements.
But wait, why didn't the talking head who interviewed Trump on this issue ask him if he questioned the academic credentials of Clarance Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Michael Steele, Colin Powell. Afterall, these--to use Trumps word--"blacks" attained academic excellence in prestigious American universities as did Mr. Obama. Are we to understand that Trump only questions African-American Democrats' achievements in academia?
Trump, a kidney-faced coward, would never be able to answer that because it would reveal him to be a publicity-seeking worm who would encourage suspicion and doubt to be cast upon his own mother in order to keep his name in the public's view and the ratings of his inane reality teevee show up.
The good news is that as a presidential candidate he will fade and deflate like a left-over balloon from a children's party. All eyes are on this fool right now, but he'll be another Giuliani very soon.
It is astonishing--NOT--how certain members of the GOP attach themselves to and encourage clay-brained people like Trump [and Palin and Bachmann and Beck, etc.] a their leaders. Trump is just the newest shiney object that has blinded them into believing that the rest of America joins them in their skewed and delusional thinking.
IMHO, this entire non-controversy is racially motivated. No other president has ever been subjected to this constant hammering to delegitimize him through casting aspersions on his birth, on his religion, and now on his academic achievements. And no other president has been bi-racial with an Arab name.
It's the RACE issue, stoooopid! And certain elements in the GOP will not give it up.
Photo of Mr. Obama's birth certificate here.
"Dave Weigel explains its importance and predicts the future:
Does this end "birtherism?" I don't think it will. Surely more forgery gurus will tumble out of the woodwork and quibble with the kerning. This document includes the name of Obama's hospital and attending physician, but it doesn't include a footprint, and even though no Hawaii birth certificates like this included that, it'll be a reed for birthers to hang on to.
Does it end the "questions" about Obama? No. I'd expect the focus to shift now to Obama's college records and writings -- as Donald Trump has already been shifting them, by asserting that Obama must have gotten into Columbia via affirmative action to make up for what, he speculates, were bad grades."
"And in related news George W Bush released his military records proving he did not commit a felony by going AWOL and therefore eligible to serve as President during his two terms.*Posted by Alverant at Pharyngula.
*Not intended to be a factual statement.
In Obama's defense, this issue was going to dog him throughout his re-election campaign. Now that there's evidence, people who continue to doubt where he was born will continue to look like dolts. This also means he's shown he is willing to get down to business by removing distractions like conservative slander."