A White House video surfaced this week on the government office’s website putting another nail in the ‘Birthers’ coffin. President Obama’s passport was displayed in the video, clearly stating his birth state was Hawaii. Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!
The ‘Birthers’ movement began during the Senator’s campaign, stating that the presidential hopeful could not be President, because he was not a U.S. Citizen. Attempting to quell these suspicions, his campaign released a high-quality digital scan of his birth certificate on their website, but conspiracy theorists decry it as a fake.
Now, with President Obama’s passport available to public scrutiny, is there enough evidence to let the ‘Birthers’ theory die? I’m sure the answer is ‘no.’
First, while the new video show’s the President’s picture, name, date of birth, and place of birth, it blurs out the issue date and expiration date, for whatever reason. By the design of the document, viewers can see that is clearly new. But the very fact that any data is blurred will no doubt give staunch ‘Birthers’ ammunition to continue their quest.
Meanwhile, the U.S. President may be running out of options to try and appease the fanatical theorists. Having released a digital scan of his birth certificate, as well as having the original independently checked by FactCheck.org, and now releasing a video of his passport, one wonders what exactly would quench the thirst of the ‘Birthers.’
Now, with the mounting evidence, even the most staunch Republican pundits such as Glenn Beck are calling the theory “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.” One thing is for sure, the healthiest idea for the Republican Party would be to move past this polarizing theory, and focus on thieir common ground. What do you think of the release of President Obama’s passport? Will this be enough to put an end to the ‘Birthers’ movement? Let me know in the comment section! Also, check out the pictures and video on the story below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/News Pictures, Carrie Devorah