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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This Is Why The "Birther" Meme Will Never Go Away

Although the meme seemed to start with a Clinton smear campaign, the issue of whether Obama is an American citizen seems to have never gone away. Certainly there is something fishy about his past--there is some reasonably grounded speculation that Obama may be illegitimate (speaking of his parentage), and that he attended Harvard under the guise of a foreign student. Certainly there is no question but that his publicist for a long time had stated that Obama was Kenyan.

So, it was with some humor, that I saw the following stories about Obama's attempt to sign up for ObamaCare. For instance, Time reported:
“Over the weekend and in advance of today’s deadline, the President enrolled in a health care plan made available by the Affordable Care Act on the DC marketplace,” the aide said. “As you all know, the President is one of the 85 percent of Americans who gets his health insurance through his employer and, like previous Presidents, is privileged to receive health care from the military. The act of the President signing up for insurance coverage through the DC exchange is symbolic since the President’s health care will continue to be provided by the military. But, he was pleased to participate in a plan as a show of support for these marketplaces which are providing quality, affordable health care options to more than a million people. The President selected a bronze plan.”

The aide added that Obama only signed himself up, and not the rest of the First Family. Obama also did not enroll through the troubled Healthcare.gov or the D.C. exchange’s website. Aides signed him up in person over the weekend, due to the “complicated nature of the President’s case,” the White House aide said. Some of Obama’s personal information is not readily accessible on the government databases used by the website for identity verification.
(Emphasis added). Other reports also indicate that Obama could not be signed up via the website because the system couldn't verify his identity. Problems with his Social Security Number? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

There is also the recent plane crash that killed only one person--Loretta Fuddy, the Hawai'i state official that reviewed and release Obama's birth certificate. All 8 other people on the plane survived.



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