May 25, 2016
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The Obama Forgeries and GOP Self-Censorship

In 1944, as his manuscript of Animal Farm was being repeatedly rejected by fearful British publishers, George Orwell wrote:

The sinister fact about censorship … is that it is largely voluntary … Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban … because of a general tacit agreement that ‘it wouldn’t do’ to mention that particular fact.  It is not exactly forbidden to say this or that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it … Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness …

On April 27, 2011, President Obama and the White House issued what they claimed was Obama’s “Long-Form Birth Certificate” from the state of Hawaii.

That document, as well as his Selective Service registration card, have long since been 100% proven by credible investigators to be forgeries — and very poor ones at that.  Yet, in all the discussions about the importance of character in our presidential candidates during the campaign, that “smoking gun” was never discussed except on back pages of the Internet.


During 2012 campaign meetings and discussions, whenever I brought that question up, the usual reply went something like this:

<< Well, we don’t want to talk about that.  Yes, the documents are forgeries, and it speaks badly for Obama’s character, but the Left has so tarred everyone who discusses it with that damned epithet “birther” that it could actually hurt Romney’s chances for re-election.  People still like the president and don’t want to think bad things about him.  We should play it smart, stick to the economy, and stay away from attacking the president’s character. >>

I even got a reaction like the one above from an Arizona county attorney and a high-level campaigner for a conservative Republican Congressman.

I wonder what those folks think now.  The Democrat campaign actually had the gall to present Obama as the candidate with superior character. Had the situation been reversed, one can only imagine how much “hay” the Democrats would have made out of a forgery issued from a Republican White House.

I suppose it’s all “water over the dam” now … or is it?

Deliberate forgeries issued from the White House?   Am I the only one still appalled by Obama’s debasement and defilement of the office of President of the United States?  Couldn’t he at least have had enough respect for American citizens’ intelligence to present better-quality forgeries?  Good grief!

If we just let this one go, what will the Left do next?  Or has it already emboldened them to try deceptions like the ongoing (alleged) Benghazi deceptions?  And why are we letting the forgeries go at all?  Are we perhaps so embarrassed at not pursuing the issue earlier that we don’t want to call attention now to our own negligence?

We nearly impeached Richard Nixon for lying about a burglary cover-up and Bill Clinton for perjury related to a personal affair with an intern.  Might not forgery be an impeachable offense for Obama (among, arguably, a long list of other offenses)?  Might someone in the media one day just ask Jay Carney if the White House still stands by its issued documents as genuine?

Or shall we all just go on “not talking about it” in good Orwellian, voluntary, self-censorship style?

David Leeper

David Leeper's 40-year career in engineering includes senior management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is now retired and lives in Arizona with his wife, Susan, of 43 years. Both are active in volunteer work, including teaching for Title I schools, reading for the blind, and local/national politics.
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  1. ginjit.dw

    Nov 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    It's not just the forgery, it's the concealing of a past that more than likely disqualifies him to hold executive office. This guy, supposedly, could find and kill bin laden, but can't locate an authentic birth certificate or produce college records. Who is he…really?????

  2. Republican

    Nov 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Dream on, dream on.
    Obama was born in Hawaii..even the Republican governor of Hawaii and all true investigators admitted it. His school records, like all school records are sealed.
    I would not wish for my school records to be released to anyone but me.
    Fight wars that are worth fighting and one's that you have a chance of winning,
    Not illusions and pixie dust.

  3. Timothy B. Willoughby

    Nov 20, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Although I say this sadly DLe…. The majority of the GOP, along with Fox News and most of the parties "heavy hitters"and the ones who should be sporting the loudest ie (Romney, Ryan, etc) have turned their backs our at least turned tail which it's the same as far as I am concerned, it seems they lack the same stuff. St Lucia with over 247,000 votes with under 176,000 registered voters…..them giving up this quick leaves me doubting they deserve to be in the positions they running for anyway…..although the alternative is an uneducated communist dictator enforcing his will not the people's…..I guess I would take a couple whiny cowards over a Constitution
    shredding dictator still

  4. Timothy B. Willoughby

    Nov 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Hate it when predictive text doesn't say what I mean for it to say lol

  5. ginjit.dw

    Mar 4, 2013 at 5:14 am are not the only one appalled. Everyday I scratch my head and wonder what is going on. Benghazi, fiscal cliff, sequester..relatively new puzzlements to make your head spin.

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