Perhaps I should never have blogged on this issue. It’s not one I think about very much. About the time I first heard about the issue of Obama’s missing birth certificate, I had also read the Republican Governor of Hawai’i, Linda Lingle, had seen the certificate which showed that Barack Obama was indeed born in the Aloha State. As far as I was concerned, the case was closed.
But, then, this week, it seemed that each passing day I checked the various blogs and news-sites I read, there were more posts on the “birther” issue. The U.S. House even voted on the issue. So, I hacked out a quick post, basically echoing what a variety of bloggers on both sides of the political aisle were saying–that the president should release the certificate so we could move on.
(Also wondering if poll DailyKos commissioned triggered the latest round of discussion on this issue.)
Yet, some of our critics, apparently since I raised the issue and am a conservative, put words into my mouth so they could criticize them. They acted as if I shared the view of the “birthers” that the president was not born in the USA, even though I said the exact opposite:
I believe Barack Obama was indeed born in the United States and has met the constitutional requirements to serve as President
Not just that, I had written (in the very post): “Release the Birth Certificate to allow the focus to return to [the president’s] agenda.” In short, I only posted on the issue to say we needed to move on.
So, please feel free to criticize my posts, but when you do so, at least show me the courtesy of addressing the points I make, not the ones you want me to have made so you can attack me as representative of the rabid right winger you relish reproving.