Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood? (AMERICAN THINKER) By Monte Kuligowski 05/26/12)
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If you have a young boy, you´ve probably watched Disney´s Cars 2
about a thousand times. For those who don´t know, at the movie´s end
(an obligatory spoiler warning here), Sir Miles Axlerod is exposed as
a fraud when he´s forced to open his hood by Mater, the hayseed
hick. Hold that thought.
Three possibilities follow the bombshell discovery that Barack Obama
was promoted in 1991 through 2007 by his professional agency as an
author "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." (1) Obama
untruthfully presented himself as Kenya-born. (2) Obama untruthfully
presents himself as Hawaii-born. (3) Obama had no knowledge that his
bio contained the 16-year-old "error" which was corrected in April of
2007, when Obama was gearing up his campaign for the U.S. presidency.
Of the three possibilities, number three may be discarded on its face
as absurd. Everyone in the publishing industry knows that authors
write their own bios. At the very least, authors approve their own
bios. I´ve written some law review articles, and in the law journal
context, author bios are normally brief. Even so, in every instance,
the respective publishers printed only what I approved.
Mr. Obama´s Acton & Dystel bio is fairly lengthy and detailed. To
believe that Obama had no knowledge of the born-in-Kenya "error"
requires more than just believing he didn´t sign off on it. We would
also have to believe that Obama didn´t care to read his bio in the 36-
page promotional booklet after publication and distribution. That is
also a huge stretch. Did Obama get a copy? Of course he did --
that´s another publishing standard.
Roger Kimball wrote a little spoof on A&D´s "fact-checking" error:
An agency spokesman who claims to have been responsible for the "born
in Kenya" wheeze has publicly said that it was a mistake, a
typographical error, a slip of the pen that just went "unchecked"
for, um, sixteen-seventeen years. I can understand that. She meant to
write "Hawaii" and wrote "Kenya" instead. Could happen to anyone.
They look and sound enough alike, don´t they, that no one noticed.
You meant to write "there" and you wrote "their" instead. You meant
to write "cup" and you wrote "floccinaucinihilipilification" instead.
No one -- no one at the literary agency, not the author himself --
could be expected to notice. You understand that, right?
Beyond any reasonable doubt, the Kenya birth information was supplied
by Obama himself (and the bio was most likely written by Obama).
At this point, we should pause to consider why this explosive story
is being largely ignored by the "mainstream" news media: no matter
how it´s spun, when the dust settles, the story is a lose-lose for
Obama. Either way, Obama has lied. And either way, the respective
lie is no small matter.
Some have speculated that Obama presented himself as Kenya-born to
fit his black liberation ideology in context of promoting his yet-to-
be-written book, Journeys in Black and White. Mark Steyn writes:
[B]eing born in Hawaii doesn´t really help. It´s entirely irrelevant
to the twin pillars of contemporary black grievance - American
slavery and European imperialism. To 99.99 percent of people, Hawaii
is a luxury-vacation destination and nothing else. Whereas Kenya puts
you at the heart of what, in an otherwise notably orderly
decolonization process by the British, was a bitter and violent
struggle against the white man´s rule. Cool! The composite chicks dig
it, and the literary agents.
Others have noted that if Obama registered for college in the United
States as a foreign student (either because he was adopted by his
stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, in Indonesia or because he actually was
born in Kenya), he pretty much had to go with the bio of the down for
the struggle foreign author.
And adding to the mystery, Obama´s college, vital, passport and
Selective Service records are guarded more securely than the gold at
Fort Knox. If only we could just move on past those silly
At this point, let´s hope that the establishment conservative press
can finally get a handle on navigating the Obama secrecy issue
skillfully and without fear. The entire issue has been wrongly
framed. There is no burden on the people to prove anything.
It´s not about "birther" conspiracy theories. It´s not about avoiding
the "birther" label at all costs. It´s about the staunch secrecy of
Barack Obama. It´s fundamentally about one simple question: what the
hell is Obama hiding?
There is absolutely no reason why citizens should have to "believe"
that Obama is eligible for the presidency when relevant evidence is
Full disclosure will immediately end the suspicions that citizens
reasonably have. The twin drums to be pounded are (1) the burden is
on Obama to end all controversy for the sake of the country, and (2)
the posting of images on the internet doesn´t meet the Pawn Stars
standard for authentication of documents, let alone the legal
standard that Obama should be held to.
Anyone may safely advocate those two points. It´s really easy, and I
encourage my conservative colleagues to try it.
Prior to the Breitbart bombshell, we had countless oddities and
anomalies. There´s the African folklore: African newspapers,
officials, and paternal family members have indicated that Obama was
born in Mombasa. There are no living witnesses to Obama´s Hawaii
birth. There´s the island state with a documented history of
registering foreign births as Hawaiian. There were the ambiguous and
misleading words of its officials concerning what the Department of
Health has in its archives relating to Obama. There was Obama´s
sideshow spectacle of uploading his "birth certificate" to the
internet in 2008 only to abruptly "release" the reportedly
nonexistent birth certificate in 2011 (again online) after fighting
its production in court after court for over three years.
But now in light of the Breitbart discovery, the production of
Obama´s college applications and records is as relevant as the need
for Obama to comply with the legal standard for the production of his
birth certificate -- which means producing certified paper copies for
interested state election officials while making the original
available for authentication in Hawaii.
Arizona´s secretary of state, Ken Bennett, could have used the
Breitbart discovery to support a demand for legal compliance and
authentication of Obama´s Hawaii records (what a great way to get
this shocking news to the general public). But, sadly, it appears
that Bennett has backed down from his halfhearted request that
Hawaii´s Department of Health send him a certified paper copy of the
original birth certificate (the Department merely informed Bennett
that the copy it produced for Obama matches the original, not that
Obama´s internet image matches the original).
The Breitbart discovery also connects the discovery by Sheriff Joe
Arpaio´s investigative team relating to the blatant forgery of
Obama´s Selective Service registration form. At this point, that
document must be produced as well.
Something is not right with Obama. At the very least, he was willing
to lie about his life story.
The American people have the right to know whether Obama lied in the
past because of some disturbing personality disorder -- or, perish
the thought, whether Obama committed criminal acts in furtherance of
fraud being perpetrated on the American people.
Let´s not move on.
There´s only one way to get to the truth.
Let´s lift open the hood, Sir Axlerod.
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