Bernard Goldberg, appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, asked the same question that Lou Dobbs asked on CNN; the one that caught him so much flack, why doesn’t Obama just release the darn thing, and put this matter to rest? I’m glad that more and more people are asking this question. It’s a reasonable one, and we shouldn’t be afraid to ask it.
There are differing theories as to why he Obama won’t do it, and none are flattering to him:
Goldberg gets extra credit for bringing up the college records.
I’ve been saying the same thing, what’s the deal?…what’s he hiding?…where’s the transparency? And if he’s only keeping the birth certificate under wraps so he can say naaa naaa naaa to some conservatives who believe he was born in Kenya, shame on him. Many people are concerned about this, including members of the military. Watch this video of a town hall meeting in Delaware which erupted in enthusiastic approval when someone brought up the issue. The Commander in Chief should put a stop to it, and forget about the politics for just one second, but we can’t ever expect that much from Obama, can we?
I’m not even through reading this, but it’s so good, I have to share: Andrew McCarthy weighs in at NRO: Suborned in the U.S.A. Read it!
Okay, I’m done, and HUBBA HUBBA! My feelings exactly! Short version: Obama is a demonstrable liar, there are still outstanding questions about his citizenship, and the media is not doing its job to get to the bottom of it. I am so glad people of his stature are not afraid to speak up when there are so many people, even on the conservative side, who mock and ridicule the “birther” stuff.
Sir Gregory at Teh Resistance Blog makes some good points, too:
I agree with some of that, but not the “Birthers are playing into the hands of the left” part. I think the left is running scared on this, and the more scared they are, the more they lash out, as we’ve seen with Sarah Palin. I think the people on the right who are are lashing out are doing it out of fear, too. Fear that this stuff damages all of our reputations, collectively.
But I see nothing wrong with demanding the transparancy Obama promised to deliver as President. Why does Obama continue to resist releasing the COLB? What’s on that long form that he doesn’t want seen?
Sort of Related:
It’s 1984: Do not question dear leader! Two Cops off the force for Obama Background Check
Why’d they do it? Hm.