reply to post by hellobruce
You somehow "forget" that Obama has done exactly the same as every previous President.... but for some reason you want different rules for Obama!
Why is that?
Take the blinkers off for a moment, and look at this impartially (* I'm British, so about as impartial as you can get in these affairs)
In my and many peoples view, the reason Obama should do it while other presidents have not been asked to, is that there was never any doubt about
previous President's nationality or legitamacy for the American Presidency.
I'm sure you'll agree, whichever way you look at the issue, there is, rightly or wrongly substantial
doubt about Obama's.
Add to that, the..let's just say 'badly formatted copy' of a long form BC..the 'unfortunate Social security numbers confusion', the controversy
in a great many Americans minds surrounding Obama's legitamacy in general, all conspire to paint, in my view, a very strange picture of a president,
seemingly unwilling to assuage the fears of a great many of the American electorate he is currently representing.
Even when offered $5 Million to be donated to a choice of deserving causes or charities, the request to produce his documentation is still
ignored...considering austerity and the very real hardships facing ordinary Americans, especially minority groups, that in itself is...very odd.
While it is entirely conceivable that at least some
of the protagonists in the entire political mire this has become, ARE undoubtably motivated
due to some kind of race based bias (Human beings being Human beings), you do the majority of your fellow Americans a grave disservice by hinting that
you assume that more than only a tiny minority have such a view. One has to be mindful of these motives of course, but not allow it to make you
irrational to the point of blinding you to other possible unsavoury realities.
I'm convinced most are involved and motivated in this movement for evidentiary disclosure, because they are law abiding, patriotic Americans who have
a sincere and unrelenting distaste for those who MAY be trampling over the presidential office and politics in general in America today, this is an
IF the Whitehouse and Office of the Presidency have been compromised, i believe they simply wish to uncover and right those wrongs and restore order,
honour and legitimacy to America's highest civillian office...i'm sure there isn't an honest American alive today who wouldn't desire that or
think those motives anything other than totally reasonable and the duty of every American citizen to pursue.
As we all know, Governments, not only the American government, in regards to wire taps and electronic eavesdropping and snooping on pretty much every
business, every organisation and every individual, are VERY fond of justifying such gross invasions of privacy by proclaiming...'If you have nothing
to hide, then you have nothing to fear from being spied upon by the state...', well, that's a two way street really isn't it.
If a Government has nothing to hide, or more pertinently, if the leader of that Government has nothing to hide, then they and he would have nothing to
fear from releasing legitamate documentation, to it's employers..the people.
It's a mess and 'transparency' would finally allow the matter to be put to rest once and forever...and one or several very needy and very deserving
charities would be better off to the tune of at least $5 Million.
It's a very opaque kind of transparency we're seeing from the Whitehouse, very opaque indeed.