I don’t even really feel like linking to a story, but I will do it, since the news didn’t just fall out of the sky and land on my head that Barack Hussein Obama II, aka President Obama, finally decided to release his full (long form) Hawaiian birth record (which, by the way, has no legal standing in Hawaii, and thus nowhere else, in or outside the United States because the official record is the certificate released by the Obama campaign in 2008.
!. Why did Obama decline to release the form earlier? I really don’t know, but there are several possibilities, including that there would be claims the long form was forged just as it was claimed that the official form was forged. Obama could have believed that since the short form is “the real deal” according to Hawaii law, that he could be called to “prove” even more facts, irrelevant though they be, such as the “fact”-less that the long form omits a mailing address for the birth mother. There is also the possibility that it was merely Obama’s “hand” being “Trumped.” I tended to believe that Obama was never going to release the long form unless the “birther” issue caused him to lose his lead against McCain in 2008, or to lag behind the Republican and/or independent nominee(s) going into October 2012. It was better to just let Republicans be divided among themselves and to let some of the strangest (what’s her name from Minnesota, for instance) just stew in their conspiracy theories. However, Trump is one of those people who appeal to independents (at least initially; Trump’s “star” could fall faster and further than Perot’s in ‘92, or particularly of “President-elect Rudy” the former Big Apple mayor). In the long run, I doubt that Donald Trump is the one who poses the greatest GOP threat to Obama, and I’m not really sure who does, and whether I should find that encouraging or discouraging. But the thing is that Trump can go on and on, and as a “birther” he just couldn’t be ignored. The man never shuts up and the media love it. Americans love it/hate it that we have no official royalty. How could we after insulting the King with our Declaration, and leading/following certain aspects of the French Revolution. Our “royalty” is an evolutionary less-than-neat collection of politicians, actors, media types, Hiltons and Huttons, Kennedy’s and Reagan’s. Our system of royalty may not follow bloodlines or marriages, but we tend to be able to go from “worship” to “scandal” or at least to “yuck factor” just fine. The “Don”ald may be able to add his own enhancer “his royal highness” to “King Trump,” but alas and/or with an amen, the American people cand remove the designation “his royal highness” without an official action from our “head of state.”
In the end conservative Republicans are really going to embrace the “Casino Don”? In the end conservative Republicans are going to invest their stock in a man who has made sure his hotel clients can get their soft and maybe not-so-soft porn in their hotel rooms and in the lodgings overall indulge just about any whim? Am I being a little unfair to Trump with insinuations by the way I use “the Don” or maybe refer to his failed marriages and rude ways of dealing with people? Maybe, probably, I guess, but I’m being polite to Trump compared to his attitude toward and treatment of Obama. It appears that Trump was able to “force” the president to act, but over the long haul, I doubt that Trump will look both decisive and wise enough to be elected president, for if Trump has a compass at all, of which I’m not confident, it would show only two directions: in the door (”you’re hired”) or out the door (”you’re fired!”). Trump would need a far better compass to be a world leader as we prepare, down the road, for China and India to have the world’s two largest economies without having the two largest militaries.
An earlier discussion was about “hell.” Now for me, “hell on earth” (little “h” in my one bit of humility in this post as I think on Hitler, Stalin, apartheid, the Holocaust and more) is Palin/Trump securing the White House and Michelle Bachman named as Secretary of State. Now I am said to be born in Louisiana, and find some good pride in that but maybe a reference to a strong Canadian wind as blowing me down pert near the Gulf of Mexico some many years ago might come in handy in some part of the world, huh, Kim.
NOTE: Corrected and revised, but probably with some new errors thrown in. An editor I am not.