(Bumped up from early Thursday, July 30, 2009. Of note: Also check out Larry’s July 26th post, “The Obama Birth Certificate Controversy,” referenced in Andrew McCarthy’s article at the National Review Online.)
The White House and media are doing a great job of ignoring the key issue about Barack Obama’s failure to produce his birth certificate. Barack Obama has only produced his “Certification of Live Birth.” He has not produced the “CERTIFICATE” of Live Birth. There is a difference.
Let me be clear that I believe that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. I believe that the facts show Barack meets the Constitutional requirement to be President. Understand? I’m not part of the “birther” crowd that is insisting Barack is a foreigner and not entitled to be President.
So what’s the big deal? Barack is deliberately deceiving the American public and the world about some uncomfortable facts on his birth certificate. Like what?
Let’s look first at Barack’s “CERTIFICATION.”
What does a 1961 Hawaiian CERTIFICATE of Live Birth look like?
So, returning to the original question, what is missing?
The CERTIFICATE includes the name of the hospital. The CERTIFICATION does not.
The CERTIFICATE includes the name of the attending physician. The CERTIFICATION does not.
The CERTIFICATE includes the name and address of the parents. The CERTIFICATION does not.
The CERTIFICATE includes the race of the parents and the race of the baby. The CERTIFICATION does not.
What is Barack hiding?
As I pointed out the other day one fact Barack did not want in front of the public was his adoption by the Indonesian muslim, Lolo Soetoro. This does not disqualify him from being President.
His name was originally recorded as BARRY not Barack.
Here’s another kicker. His race was listed as “white.” Tough to be an authentic black man when your birth certificate states you are white.
UPDATE #1: One commenter makes the legitimate point about the evidence that exists Barack was named Barry. When Barack Obama was enrolled in school (not a madrassa) in Indonesia his name in the application was listed as “BARRY SOETORO” and his religion as “muslim.” Why make up another name if he is actually BARACK OBAMA? He wasn’t. He had been legally adopted and Lolo Soetoro was raising him as his own.
Here’s the proof:
One other point. Barack “Barry Soetoro” Obama’s father’s race is listed on the CERTIFICATION as “African.” WTF? The dude was Kenyan. His race should have been listed, give the conventions at the time, as Negro or Colored. Not African. That is a modern clean up.
Arguing over whether or not Barack was born in Kenya is silly and distracting. The real issue ought to be why is Obama still hiding the original, long-form Certificate of Live Birth? Let’s accept the fact he was born in the USA. Why the continued obfuscation?
UPDATE #2: Paragraph 3 of the Soetoro divorce decree (attached PDF file) says: “The parties have 1 child below age 18 and 1 child above age 18 but still dependent upon the parties for education.”
Barry Soetoro is, of course, the child over 18, but it shows Soetoro claims Barry was his child.