The whole "birther" claim has been utterly ridiculous, and I'm personally embarrassed to be an American when this kind of lunacy reaches a global audience. No one asked John McCain to prove he wasn't born in Scotland. Nor is anyone harassing Sarah Palin to these extents to see if her son Trig is really her daughter's son. But when it's the President, does all sense of what is sane and rational go out the door? Apparently.
Some wonderfully intelligent responses to today's shameful acknowledgment of America's latent racism...
"With President Obama's Birth Certificate, Klansman Trump Reminds Blacks They Will Never Be American" by The Onion's Baratunde Thurston:
From Jonathan Blank's http://blanksslate.blogspot.com/2011/04/crash-course-in-black-history-new-nr.html
That Obama should have been expected to file a waiver to get an obscure document that no one else has had to produce and make it public to dispel a rumor based on absurd conjecture and outright lies is clearly a New Nigger Rule.From "An embarrassment to the country" by Adam Serwer at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/an-embarrassment-to-the-country/2011/03/04/AFQk22xE_blog.html
Sadly, those who fostered doubts about the president’s citizenship are unlikely to relent in the face of factual proof, because birtherism was never about the facts. For its most ardent proponents, it was and is about their inability to accept the legitimacy of a black man in the White House. Nothing about the decision to release the president’s birth certificate can change that.
From "Afterbirthers Demand To See Obama's Placenta" by The Onion at http://www.theonion.com/articles/afterbirthers-demand-to-see-obamas-placenta,6866/
WASHINGTON–In the continuing controversy surrounding the president's U.S. citizenship, a new fringe group informally known as "Afterbirthers" demanded Monday the authentication of Barack Obama's placenta from his time inside his mother's womb. "All we are asking is that the president produce a sample of his fetal membranes and vessels—preferably along with a photo of the crowning and delivery—and this will all be over," said former presidential candidate and Afterbirthers spokesman Alan Keyes, later adding that his organization would be willing to settle for a half-liter of maternal cord plasma. "To this day, the American people have not seen a cervical mucus plug, let alone one that has been signed and notarized by a state-certified Hawaiian health official. If the president was indeed born in the manner in which he claims, then where is his gestation sac?" Keyes said that if Obama did not soon produce at least a bloody bedsheet from his conception, Afterbirthers would push forward with efforts to exhume the president's deceased mother and inspect the corpse's pelvic bone and birth canal.
From DRUNK HULK at http://twitter.com/#!/DRUNKHULK
STUPID AMERICA! HE PRESIDENT! NO CABBAGE PATCH KID!