According to the Associated Press, on Wednesday morning President Barack Obama released his birth certificate.
The birth certificate (pictured below) shows that President Obama was born on August, 4, 1961, at 7:41 p.m. Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. It shows signatures by Mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama, and the doctor. It also states that Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama, was African and born in Kenya.
Obviously, the President had to have shown his birth certificate to officials when he was running for the presidency back in 2008. At the time, he released his short form birth certificate. This latest release is the long form birth certificate.
On why he released his birth certificate, President Obama said:
"We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers."
White House Spokesman Jay Carney added:
"The president feels this [birth certificate controversy] was bad for the country, that it's not healthy for our political debate."
I really wonder what Donald Trump, the Birther Movement and some of the Tea Partiers of these United States are going to do with their time now. Since it has been publicly released, their bogus discussions, non-news and faux scandals have just been made consummately irrelevant.
Some of these people have made a career off of claiming that the President isn't a true citizen of this country.
What now? What do Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin talk about now?
But let's be real, just as with Trump's foolish assertion that Obama didn't deserve to attend Ivy League institutions Columbia and Harvard, the real issue is people's inability to accept that a black man has the top job in this country.
It's always been about racists and their racism, point blank:
How can a black man, with an African Father and a homegrown white bread Mother no less, have attended and graduated magna cum laude from the top-two universities in the country?
How can a black man marry another black woman who also attended and graduated from the top universities in the country?
How can that same black man run a successful campaign and beat out one of the top political families as the Democrat's nominee (does anyone remember how crazy the Clintons became at not being the nominee of choice?)?
And finally, how can that same black man actually win the presidency and be the first black commander-in-chief of this nation -- and bring with him the first black family in to the White House?
It would be nice if all of these people who have stood on their soap boxes and infected our ears with their ridiculous and hateful propaganda would be silent for awhile, but many of these people are so sick with prejudice and bias that you can bet on all of your debt that they'll create another faux-scandal for all the haters and racists to cling to by the end of the week.
Either way, it's Obama who's having the last laugh.
Laugh on, Mr. President, laugh on.