Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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cijithgeek-deactivated20121104 asked: ugh! obama can present his birth certificate a bajillion times. it can be verified by experts over and over. the doctor that delivered him can rise from the grave and give sworn testimony. every person in the hospital on that day can be given lie detector tests. IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR SOME PEOPLE.

No kidding… they could present a placenta complete with DNA testing and it would be labeled false. 

Remember when he produced his birth certificate? It took about an hour for Donald Trump to claim they needed his academic record because reasons. 

None of this is about his birth certificate. David Remnick summed it up well in April 2011:

The cynicism of the purveyors of these fantasies is that they know very well what they are playing at, the prejudices they are fanning: that Obama is foreign, a fake, incapable of writing a book, incapable of intellectual achievement. Let’s say what is plainly true (and what the President himself is reluctant to say): these rumors, this industry of fantasy, are designed to arouse a fear of the Other, of an African-American man with a white American mother and a black Kenyan father. Obama, as a politician, is clearly not a radical; he is a center-left pragmatist. If anything, he believes deeply in his capacity to lead with subtle diplomacy and political maneuvering, with a highly realistic sense of the possible; in fact, to many he is maddeningly pragmatic.

The one radical thing about Barack Obama is his race, his name. Of course, there is nothing innately radical about being black or having Hussein as middle name; what is radical is that he has those attributes and is sitting in the Oval Office.

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  1. bulletinaweave said: But the REAL question is what he did as an undergrad! Because, you know, after you’ve been to Ivy League schools, anyone ever gives a shit about your undergrad career…
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