This is going to get interesting.
As far back asÂ June 2008, there were inconsistencies and alterations to the COLB copyÂ (certification of live birth) that Obama posted on his laughably entitled “fight the smears” website. There were legitimate questions. Atlas coverage going back to theÂ summer of 2008 here.Â But almost immediately, anyone who raised the issue was gobsmacked, derided, andÂ discreditedÂ as a conspiracist, a birther. “Birther” being a knock off of the lunatic “truther” — those anti-America nuts who claim that 911 was an inside job.
But there were many questions about Obama’s background and the circumstances surrounding his birth, his background,Â his polygamous father(more on BHO Senior’sÂ immigration file here) and hisÂ mother’s peculiar circumstances.
His altered COLB raised serious questions.Â Digital forensic evidence was produced,Â peer review welcomed (ofÂ which there was none). Instead, the issue became a tool in which to bash the right. And the right played right into it. I made more enemies on the right for raising this issue than I can recount, an animus that continues to this very day. (Read it all)