by Joan Swirsky, ©2011
Can Donald Trump's probing overcome Obama's use of Rules for Radicals?
(May 10, 2011) — That about sums up what has happened over the past month or so, as Trump decided to ask the simple question legions of people have been asking and legions of lawyers have been waging lawsuits about for the past almost-three years: Where’s the birth certificate?
Instantly the craven media and assorted Hollywood types who have been effectively conspiring with Team Obama to keep all aspects of his life hidden from public view mobilized to quash Trump, as usual choosing Rule #12 from the Chicago Marxist Saul Alinsky’s famous book, Rules for Radicals: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” In essence, go after your enemy personally and not his business because people are more vulnerable and hurt faster than institutions.
But whoever was responsible for the vast media blackout on the birth-certificate subject never counted on a person like Trump, who is immune to intimidation or threats. In short, they were messing with the wrong person.
Here is but a small sample of how “in the bag” the media were – even before Obama tried to come clean:
Those buzzing gnats – most of them surrogates for Obama – were easy-to-dismiss distractions to the mogul Trump. And when Trump followed up the birth-certificate subject by asking the exquisitely logical question that every parent with a teenager applying to college wonders – how could a not-too-bright student with so-so grades get into not one but two Ivy League schools – leftists became apoplectic, invoking, ala newsman Bob Schieffer, the main weapon they carry in their arsenal of projected character flaws: Racism!
On and on went the Obama apologists and name-callers until Obama’s team put their collective fingers in the air and realized that Trump was winning hearts and minds and they were losing. What to do? Okay, they grudgingly agreed, we’ll release the damned so-called long-form birth certificate and shut this guy up.
On Saturday, April 16, at the precise moment that Trump was giving a televised speech to a huge Tea Party crowd in Boca Raton, FL, guess who broke into that broadcast to announce his intention to release the real true authentic irrefutable can’t-be-argued-with version of his birth certificate on the Internet?
Clearly the Obama team had decided to abandon the first hoax of a birth and to release the colossal hoax and amateurish forgery of a second version, which has now been examined by forensic document examiners, critical thinkers, and those who prefer empiricism over hype. You can find some of their analyses here and here and here and here and here and here and from a leftist site here and from a graphic artist here and from Dr. Ron Polland here.
Why Release an Obvious Fake? blogger Dr. Kate asked her readers. “Why would [his handlers] expose Obama to such an obviously sloppy job of a faked document unless they wanted him and his network to go down? [Is this] clearing the way for [Hillary] Clinton?”
On the Andrea Shea King Radio Show on May 3, Charles Kerchner – a retired naval officer and the lead plaintiff (one of four) in a suit about the eligibility issue that was dismissed by the Supreme Court (read about it here) – said that the “new” Obama birth certificate is “an obvious forgery” and that it was shocking that “a forgery would emanate from a White House server.”
Kerchner’s lawyer, Mario Apuzzo, puts the entire issue in plain English: “It has never been about the birth certificate…it is about the Constitution, and the fact that under the Constitution, Obama is not a natural born citizen. He cannot be, because his father was Kenyan and a British subject.”
The U.S. Constitution requires that both parents be natural-born Americans. And the reason is clear: Anyone whose parents are not born in America raises the very real specter of divided loyalties. And we’ve already seen that from Obama, with his peculiar involvement in the rigged presidential election in 2007 of the Marxist Raila Odinga in Kenya, whose campaign he contributed to and who he campaigned for. And since the Acorn-driven election of 2008 Obama has trotted around the globe embracing other Marxists like Manuel Zelaya in Honduras and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. This is why dual loyalty is so dangerous.
Erick Erickson of www.redstate.com even joked about it: “As a friend noted on Facebook, Obama’s popularity is falling so fast that Kenyans are now claiming Obama was born in the United States!”
Trump was also skeptical about the second version of the birth certificate, which further fueled his popularity but seemed to plunge Obama’s ratings more deeply into the abyss – although other things contributed to those downwardly-plunging Rasmussen graphs, for instance a disastrous economy, increasing national debt, continuing high joblessness with unemployment applications that hit an eight-month high this month, escalating inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and, in my opinion, the seditious White House/DOJ act in April of granting American citizenship to three people convicted of terrorist-related crimes.
Trump has succeeded by embodying the bedrock values that our Founders embraced:
- Nose-to-the-grindstone hard work
- Unstinting resilience in the face of failure
- Irrepressible confidence in a better tomorrow
- Bold initiatives in all pursuits
- Fearlessness borne of a DNA American spirit
- Embrace of free-market capitalism
- An unwavering love for America
- A steadfast belief in God
Can even one of these attributes describe Mr. Obama? I rest my case.
Whether it’s in mega-business deals, international beauty contests, rescuing iconic Manhattan landmarks like the Wollman skating rink, spearheading and hosting the competitive “Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” TV shows with wild success for over a decade, or philanthropic pursuits, Trump has demonstrated not only an entertaining grandiosity but also a reputation for getting things done and also a bluntness that is virtually absent from today’s debate on any subject, thanks to the contamination in our society of the leftist dogmas of political correctness and multiculturalism.
Political correctness has made once-outspoken conservative politicians tiptoe like sugarplum fairies through every serious issue. And multiculturalism – displaying the Left’s perverse egalitarianism – has dictated that everyone and everything is “equal,” contrasting, for instance, a country like Israel that makes deserts bloom, creates symphony orchestras, builds cutting-edge medical institutions, and leads the world in technology and Nobel prizes, with the “Palestinian” Authority, which gives hefty cash rewards to parents who strap suicide bombs on their three-year olds.
Clearly, Trump doesn’t subscribe to this leftist hogwash, which would ordinarily make him a welcomed contender with Republican shakers and movers. But since Trump dared to question Obama’s eligibility and to demand that he produce the infamously missing birth certificate – a subject the cowardly elites on both sides of the aisle have avoided like the plague for over two years – he has become the target of their hysterical wrath.
Haven’t you wondered why all 435 members of the U.S. Congress and all 100 members of the U.S. Senate have avoided this subject like it was the Ebola virus, and why the Supreme Court has rejected over a dozen lawsuits on this issue from seasoned attorneys deeply versed in Constitutional law?
My theory is that someone, or many someones, “reached” them. The other day, a friend of mine who owns a small business and owes money to several of his vendors got a call from a functionary of one firm who told him: “I’m on the Internet and I can tell you that I know what kind of underwear your grandchildren wear, so I expect a check from you.” And that was from a low-level employee of a relatively small firm for a relatively small amount of money.
Can you imagine the “reminders” that politicians and court justices (including on the Supreme Court) have received over the past three years about the hottest “don’t go there” issue regarding a “president” in U.S. history?
And that’s not to omit conservatives who have been too faint-hearted and sissified to ask not only about the birth certificate but about other vital information, for instance the missing medical records, the multiple Social Security cards (which www.FamilySecurityMatters.org president Carol Taber writes revealingly about here), the questionable visa(s), the Selective Service records, why both Obamas gave up their law licenses, on and on. And look how they cower or resort to the typical liberal tactic of insulting the messenger, or in Trump’s case, the questioner.
This is because, bottom line, he scares the hell out of them!
Just like Terry Lakin scared the hell out of Obama, and look at the horrific price he has paid! While the Obama regime launched Campaign 2012, with its obscene goal of raising a billion dollars while America is going broke – look here for Pamela Geller’s listing of the foreign contributions and finance fraud of his last campaign – LTC Lakin, who is a decorated U.S. Army flight surgeon, was still languishing in Leavenworth prison, deprived of his pay and benefits and destined to be dismissed from the military merely for questioning Obama’s eligibility to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief. Here is a direct quote from LTC Lakin: “The Constitution matters. The truth matters.” (FYI: http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com).
While Trump was asking questions and swatting critics, his momentum was gaining. So much so that Obama seemed to be developing an unhealthy obsession with the man. Or, as he would snarkily call Trump, the “carnival barker.” So obsessed, in fact, that the goons who do his bidding at the company he has a hefty share in, Facebook, are now trying to convince Indianapolis 500 officials to dump him as their pace car driver in the this month’s race, while others are trying to boycott the advertisers on his TV show.
On April 30th at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Obama directed scathing comments at Trump. According to Don Fredrick, at his Obama Timeline site, “Obama takes perverted pleasure in criticizing and mocking people who have no ability to retaliate” – which he did to both Hillary Clinton and John McCain during the presidential campaign, to the Supreme Court Justices during the January 2010 State of the Union address, and to Cong. Paul Ryan during the April 13 budget-deficit speech.”
As Mychal Massie, chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, notes approvingly, “Trump is doing what you do to bullies. You get in their faces and tell them it’s time for a gut check – and in the case of Obama, nothing would please me more than seeing him and his sneapish smirk sent packing back to Chicago.”
Quite possible, actually, when you consider that quickly on the heels of the birth-certificate brouhaha came three threats that Team Obama wanted to make disappear.
The first was described by Pamela Geller, author with Robert Spencer of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, in an article entitled “An illegitimate child, an illegitimate president.” Geller claims “that Barack Hussein Obama Sr.’s immigration file was the impetus for President Obama to release his “long form” birth certificate last week. If he thought that release would put the matter to rest, it has had the opposite effect. It has all raised more questions than it answered, [including] shocking revelations…”
The second took place on May 2nd in Pasadena, CA, and involved arguments in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by lawyer Orly Taitz and Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation, who were granted a chance to challenge the dismissal of their separate cases by a Santa Ana federal judge two years ago – those cases being that the “president” was not a natural-born American and should be removed from office. Taitz told the court that the Obama administration had pressured the legal system to hide the truth.
The greatest and most immediate threat, however, is a book due out May 17th by Jerome Corsi, the same man who co-wrote the book, Unfit for Command – Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, which completely and deservedly derailed Sen. Kerry’s run for the presidency.
But this time Dr. Corsi has writtenWhere’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, which has already shot to #1 on several prominent bestseller lists.
I can see it all now, a light bulb suggestion by an Obama advisor that they use the info Gateway Pundit says they’ve known about since last August, specifically that Osama bin Laden has been living in a so-called mansion in Pakistan, not far from a military base, for the past five years.
Aha! What a perfect time for a WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM announcement! But they didn’t make the announcement last August when they ostensibly got the news, and not in any of the months that followed, and not last week or on Saturday or on Sunday morning or afternoon. Instead Obama picked Sunday night, just in time to cut in on guess whose hit television show? Can’t make this up! (Is this called stalking?)
And, of course, perfect time to orchestrate several things at one time:
1. A total eclipse of any significant coverage of the above-mentioned issues.
2. Blanket coverage of dozens of “spontaneous” gatherings in New York and D.C. (it’s just about the middle of the night, remember), where people showed up an hour before the Big Announcement waving flags and chanting pro-USA and anti-Osama mantras. Reminds me of those equally spontaneous uprisings in the Middle East, where brand new placards and perfectly-constructed tent cities magically appear overnight.
3. The appearance of Obama-approved-experts touting the mission virtually around the clock to all media outlets.
But here is an analysis by Paul Craig Roberts who describes how warped and inaccurate the media were in informing the American public about what was really happening: “The US government’s bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered.”
At this point we have no body, no DNA reports, no photographs, and no confirmation on audiotape or videotape that bin Laden’s daughter witnessed her father’s death. All we have are the conflicting reports of a regime that has become famous for its egregious lack of transparency and bald-faced lies, lies that are chillingly documented in Jack Cashill’s can’t-put-down book, Deconstructing Obama.
Joyce Romano, who always hits a Bullseye, sums it up best with this piece from Bookwormroom.com. “Usually when governments use misinformation, they use it to make themselves look good. The Obama Administration gets points for originality, insofar as it’s been using disinformation and misinformation to make itself look arbitrary, unlawful, helpless and stupid. Here is a great summary.
And here is the latest from the John Batchelor radio show. His guest, Larry Johnson of No Quarter, said Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan but his body was not taken onboard the USS Carl Vincent and dumped into the sea. Rather he was flown to Bagram AFB in Afghanistan for DNA testing and then his body was dumped from a plane somewhere over the Hindu Kush mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.
No wonder The Washington Times said that Team Obama “is in lockdown” on the particulars of their disposal of the most hated man in the civilized world….Sending in a SEAL team to blow off bin Laden’s head showed presidential leadership. The subsequent handling of the body and burial, however, raises serious questions about Mr. Obama’s dominant priority.” Especially when the esteemed Andrew Bostom writes that an article in The Washington Times by Anneke Green reports that the elaborate burial ceremony for bin Laden included prayers that cursed both Christians and Jews.
OBAMA IDOLATRY FADING FAST
In the aftermath of the heroic take-down of bin Laden by the U.S. Navy’s Seal Team Six, all praise was deservedly showered on America’s venerated military heroes. But the same cannot be said for Mr. Obama.
On RedState.com, a piece called On Bin Laden’s Death noted: “We arrived at 9/11 because President Clinton refused to do as much. Even so, one can’t help but notice that Obama’s statement on the death of bin Laden completely ignores the debt owed to the Bush Administration while at the same time taking a couple of oblique swipes.”
In that regard, the title of a Washington Times editorial says it all: “No Class: Obama snubs Bush, praises himself.” Or as radio host and writer Kevin McCullough titled a recent article: “Obama’s Win, Bush’s Credit.”
Interesting, isn’t it, that a new poll at Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage shows a mild boost in support for Obama but resounding credit to President Bush for the al Qaeda leader’s capture.
Congressman Peter King also weighed in, saying that the intelligence that led to bin Laden’s take-down was the result of waterboarding instituted during the Bush years, a method which Obama and the leftists who surround him vigorously protested.
And just to think it was Obama himself who said the following while running for the presidency in October of 2007: “I have been consistent in my strong belief that no Administration should allow the use of torture, including so-called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ like water-boarding, head-slapping, and extreme temperatures. It’s time that we had a Department of Justice that upholds the rule of law and American values, instead of finding ways to enable the President to subvert them.”
In announcing the attack to the nation, at the bizarrely-timed-near-midnight hour, Obama went out of his way to say: “We must also reaffirm that the United States is not – and never will be – at war with Islam…bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims.”
That was a stunning surprise to Pamela Geller, who wrote on her website the following refutation:
“Pure nonsense. Whether we like it or not, Osama bin Laden was a Muslim leader…he was a beloved figure to millions in the Muslim world because of his devotion and purity to the Islamic jihad. And if he wasn’t a Muslim leader, why was he buried within 24 hours of his death `in keeping with Islamic tradition’? We washed and cleaned this monster? Outrageous…If bin Laden was not a Muslim leader, but was instead a `mass murderer of Muslims,’ why was the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan protecting him?”
Come to think of it, what is it about Obama and dumping people’s remains in the ocean? On October 24, 2008, 11 days before the election, Obama arrived alone on a night flight to Honolulu, where his “typical white person” maternal grandmother was reported by the Obamamedia to be gravely ill, but not quite ill enough for Michelle and the granddaughters to make the trip. What was going through Obama’s mind? How could he possibly know that his ‘beloved’ grandmother would die the day before the election? What secrets about Obama’s ‘father’ did she take with her to her grave? Madalyn Dunham died ‘suddenly’ of previously-unannounced `terminal cancer’ while convalescing from a broken hip in her bungalow one day before the U.S. general election in Nov. 2008. Her remains were cremated – against her written wishes – within 12 hours after death. Mmmmm….does anyone else but me smell a rat?
As to bin Laden and his alleged burial at sea, Obama shows once again that he doesn’t have the backbone of a Trump. Obama said “no” to making the photographs public since our enemies might not like us. Puleeeze! Here are some photographs taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday. If they inflame our enemies, so be it. And if they attack us again, a Trump, like former President George W. Bush, would let it be known that Mecca and Medina would be the next targets our SEALs would, ahem, address.
While most people, at least so far, either believe or want to believe the Obama regime’s narrative about bin Laden’s demise, there are people like Gonzalo Lira (“Sorry, I Don’t Believe This”) and Gordon Duff (“U.S. Openly Accepts bin Laden Long Dead”) and Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (“Osama bin Laden’s Second Death”) who make pretty persuasive cases that the entire operation was simply a Wag the Dog effort to boost Obama’s sagging poll numbers. In fact, Political Tiger spells out the pressure Trump used to force Obama into a classic Wag the Dog scenario.
Even if Obama hoped that his May 5th visit to Ground Zero in NY City would boost his poll numbers, he would have to contend with critics who have never forgotten or forgiven the fact that he blew off Ground Zero Memorial Services in 2009 and 2010.
And that is not to omit the cruel slap he dealt to Debra Burlingame, the sister of Charles “Chic” Burlingame (pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon) when she questioned Obama about Attorney General Eric Holder’s plan to prosecute the men who interrogated Khalid Sheik Mohammed, from whom they obtained the information crucial to finding bin Laden. “As a former attorney,” she said, “I know you can’t tell the Attorney General what to do, [and] he said, ‘No, I can’t.’ But I said ‘… that shouldn’t stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn’t be here today if they hadn’t done their jobs. Can’t you at least give them your opinion?’ And he said, ‘no I won’t,’ and he turned around and walked away.”