Well, the Trumpster has been trumped. Big shot billionaire with the big hair and head to match, Donald Trump, has turned up a losing hand in his claims that President Barack Obama isn’t a natural born U.S. Citizen and, presumably, not legally qualified to be president.
But this egomaniac, who has been dipping his chubby little toes into the political waters testing to see if they’re warm enough for a swim in the presidential pool, doesn’t see his foolish fuss over the legitimacy of Obama’s citizenship ( with racial overtones) as embarrassing. On the contrary, he’s delusional enough to believe he was right. “I feel I’ve accomplished something really really important and I’m honored by it,” Trump said at a press conference held during his pre-scheduled visit today to New Hampshire. Trump noted that people have long been requesting the document, but Trump was the only one who got the president to release it. Trump suggested Wednesday this development will boost his own potential presidential candidacy.
I have no idea why President Obama waited until now to release this “long version” of his birth certificate because the delay has only fueled the fires of those race baiters, like Trump, looking to make political hay out of unfounded rumors and appeal to the lowest common denominator of Americans who will never accept the reality of a black man in the White House.
I may not agree with everything the President has done so far and am, in fact, disappointed about a lot of changes that were promised and have not yet materialized but it has nothing to do with the man’s name or skin color or length of birth certificate. The President is right; as he said this morning, we’ve got important stuff to deal with. “But we’re not going to be able to do it if we are distracted. We’re not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other. We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”
On another note, I recorded a promo this morning for Thursday night’s Eye On Keloland at Ten. I had a tough time getting through it because it’s the story of a child permanently disabled because of a parent’s abuse. I don’t know if this sort of thing is getting worse or we’re just hearing about it more but I do know that EVERY parent gets upset with their little ones from time to time and are about to snap. Most manage to summon up enough patience to deal with the crying or rebellion but some can’t control the rage. If you are ever in that situation please STOP IT! Count to ten or whatever number will get you to calm down. Leave the room, think positive thoughts, pray…just PLEASE don’t hurt that child!