Okay, those things didn’t happen, but at least a lot of people forgot about them for five minutes this morning.

You might have heard that the White House released President Obama’s birth certificate as part of “Operation Try to Get Trump to STFU.”

I’m actually happy about it. No, it won’t put a stop to all of the “birther” chatter, but it might help — just a little bit — redirect the focus of the majority of the right where it should have been all along: On how Barack Obama is burying the United States of America under a mountain of debt, regulation, pork, union favors and “green” swindles. This wouldn’t be any less true if Obama had been born on Mars (or in a manger as Chris Matthews believes).

Here’s what Obama said in closing this morning after announcing the release of his birth certificate:

We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do.

Then, very shortly after Obama said he’s got better stuff to do…

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“Laser-like focus!”

Update: Obama couldn’t even get through the press conference about his birth certificate without lying:

The president said he was prompted to act “two weeks ago, when the Republican House had put forward a budget that will have huge consequences potentially to the country, and when I gave a speech about my budget and how I felt that we needed to invest in education and infrastructure and making sure that we had a strong safety net for our seniors even as we were closing the deficit, during that entire week the dominant news story wasn’t about these huge, monumental choices that we’re going to have to make as a nation. It was about my birth certificate. And that was true on most of the news outlets that were represented here.”

But the president was wrong.

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, that week the dominant news story was without question the economy.

The ridiculous claims about the president’s birth certificate actually was the No. 4 story for the week – receiving about one tenth of the coverage devoted to stories about the economy.

Comments

21 Responses to “Gas Prices Plummet, Unemployment Rate Drops and National Debt Disappears on News That Obama’s Birth Certificate Has Been Released”

  1. SignPainterGuy on April 27th, 2011 3:40 pm

    There are more important issues at hand and I wish we had some REAL conservative candidates to press them.

    There is also the valid issue of the founders of the greatest ever nation feeling it was extremely important to distinguish between "citizen" and "natural born citizen" in their requirements for the presidency ! LOYALTY to THIS country !! The colb shown to us today proves ZipperHead is only a "citizen" ! This copy does not show a footprint OR an embossed seal as my 1953 issued BC does !

    How important IS the USConstitution ?

    More questions than answers !

  2. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 4:07 pm

    "redirect the focus of the majority of the right where it should have been all along: On how Barack Obama is burying the United States of America under a mountain of debt, regulation, pork, union favors and “green” swindles."

    ? 'That' is what he's been up to while we were busying ourselves with where his mother was circumsized? Who knew! Still, I absolutely applaud those demanding the same as we'd expect from a Burger King job applicant.

    Let's put this into perspective. We've been thru some dark, very… dark hours together. I'll be honest, there were times I came into my office and was genuinely -surprised- the Stock Market actually 'opened'? If this kept him off-task for 10 minutes, it's another $64 bil. we won't OWE!

  3. Joe Redfield on April 27th, 2011 4:14 pm

    As usual, El Presidente has difficulty uttering three consecutive sentences without using the word "stuff". We don't need to see his college transcripts; anyone who uses that word as often as he does is a complete ignoramus.

  4. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 4:40 pm

    No… Teh One used it as far back as the Primaries against Hillary. Just ask her.

    IF YOU'LL RECALL, both Doug Powers AND Michelle Malkin have done their level best to back burner this for years… See Michelle's post DEDICATED to it this very moment. Read HER comments regarding it.

    Jeez, you realy -are- a doofus of the First Order.

  5. Clu Seatoe on April 27th, 2011 4:54 pm

    One wonders how it was that Trump was able to do in a couple of months what the Republicans and the Tea Party, individually or collectively was unable to do in over three years?

    One wonders how it was that Trump was able to do in a couple of months what the Republicans and the Tea Party, individually or collectively was unable to do in over six years?

    Might be his political naiveté. You know the bull in the China shop approach and not fear reprisals.
    Might be his ability to, unbeknownst to them, use the MSN as unwitting accomplices to spread the word.
    Might be his use of the NO FEAR logo.

    Might be his ability to, unbeknownst to them; use the MSN as unwitting accomplices to spread the word.
    Might be his use of the NO FEAR logo.

  6. Clu Seatoe on April 27th, 2011 4:58 pm

    Looks like the blog's not quite back to 100% yet.

  7. Clu Seatoe on April 27th, 2011 5:02 pm

    Of course, there’s no silliness in deliberately withholding it. It’s only silly to Constitutionally require it to be presented.

  8. Doug on April 27th, 2011 5:08 pm

    Um, where and when have I ever claimed in any serious, non-sarcastic (not that I believe you're bright enough to tell the difference) way that Obama wasn't born in Hawaii? When did I "yell" for these documents?

    Get facts or get lost. That's why I can't stand libs like TLM… even if you agree with them they're smug assclowns. I'll say this to TLM only because it will cause him great pain — he agrees with Glenn Beck on Obama's birth certificate.

    Now, we all know Glenn Beck's a racist. TLM agrees with Glenn Beck, therefore, TLM is a racist.

    Like Marshall said, the "birther" thing started with the Hillary campaign.

  9. joyannaadams on April 27th, 2011 5:17 pm

    I remember Sylvester Stallone saying that Obama was a Manchurian Candidate.

    Okay…in principle, we, the American People, have a right to see ALL of the President's records. Whether rich, as Donald Trump, or poor, as this nobody. Donald is at war, and has made a President, who in his own mind is beyond any questions from the American people, uses the full power of his office to bombast the "silliness" of the question.

    Obama is a cancer on America.. Cut it out, and as quickly as possible.

  10. Doug on April 27th, 2011 5:19 pm

    Incidentally, where did I say Obama's wasting time? I just quoted Obama's own words that he's very busy, and mentioned that he's got to get to an Oprah taping.

    If you heard anybody say he's wasting time, it was in your own head and you're engaging in transferrence with your accusation. Unless you want to argue that going on Oprah is NOT wasting time, which you're free to try.

    Now, get back to the clinic before they lock the doors for the night and you miss your meds cup again.

  11. Doug on April 27th, 2011 5:26 pm

    I think the question O's supporters (and the rest of us for that matter) might want to ask themselves is that if Donald friggin' Trump can pull the White House's strings like that, who else can?

  12. Clu Seatoe on April 27th, 2011 5:53 pm

    Good question.

    It’s only an opinion from about as far outside the beltway as could be but I think that anyone who doesn’t fear a concerted attack on their political fiefdom would feel free to question and push where necessary. That’s the reason the American people feel free to do so.

    Those who have already built up and staked out their territory (i.e. peed on the bushes and trees, or if in the hoods, painted the fences, sides of buildings, freeway overpasses, billboards, etc.) don’t know that freedom. The more territory one has, the more time, effort and expense one needs to put into keeping it.

    Don’t rock the boat or you might get chucked overboard and you'd have to start over from the bottom.

  13. Granny55 on April 27th, 2011 6:01 pm

    Oh I agree with that Doug!!! His skin is so thin that he let Donald Trump get to him????? That is REALLY thin skinned!!!!

  14. OK_Loyalist on April 27th, 2011 6:20 pm

    Now TheLibtardMedia (Nick) has got the °O° urine squirting out his piehole. Smiling like a doughnut all the way!

  15. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 7:41 pm

    "On April 27th, 2011 at 12:47 pm, JT said:
    This was arrogance pure and simple. Obama is bigger than the office. Shows you how much he respects the office and its citizens. As long as it benefited him to hide it, making others which began with Hillary supporters seem crazy, he was willing to compromise the office. Once the polls went South, presto… a birth certificate.

    We saw McCain’s… where’s yours… let me get it… here. Nope. Obama had to be a prick."

    That was the entire context I 'borrowed' from ( generously ) earlier today. It makes so much sense it bears repeating. So with jocular humor and a casual wave, it all just magically goes… way… Pffftt !

  16. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 9:51 pm

    Clu!

    You just gave me a great idea for a new Reality-based Game Show!

    "Guess Your pResient's *REAL* Nation of Birth!"

    Oh c'mon, it'll be a gas..? We can have all kinds of eye-candy hostesses w/ shaky credentials and shady Temp. Working Visas. A different host-pRez each week where the audience will find themselves on the edge of their seat saying "I knew… there was something fishy about that guy!?

    Wiretaps, scuttled military careers and a nation driven to distraction are all just part of the hilarity! And if the pRez manages to fool the audience, he gets to stay ( and get 'acquainted' w/ our lovely hostesses if ya' know what I mean? ) Oh c'mon, you guys are such wet blankets…

  17. SignPainterGuy on April 28th, 2011 12:38 am

    You`re always pushin` the envelop, aren`t ya ?!

  18. Prasad on April 28th, 2011 6:58 am

    Mr. Obama did very well i hope now Donald Trump will calm up i think this matter will ends with this action (Release of Obama's birth certificate).

  19. Obama bin Biden on April 28th, 2011 11:11 am

    It's not a birth certificate; it's a cert of live birth. I'm more interested in seeing his school records. Why has BO spent $2MM to keep them under lock & key? I also want to see his passport. What was he doing in Pakistan in 1981? This fraud has the audacity to say we have important issues to focus on i.e. all of his failures, and then goes on Oprah and then to a fund raiser in NYC.

    Go Trump Go!! Expose the Imposter in Chief.

  20. RoseB on April 28th, 2011 12:55 pm

    Thanks, Doug, I feel a lot better after reading your replies to, yet, another loony liberal.

  21. RoseB on April 28th, 2011 12:59 pm

    Trump's not over yet. He wants to see his school records. Good! The more he's a thorn in O's side the better.

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