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THE DONALD: Those Who Cynically Demagogue By The Birth Certificate Die By The Birth Certificate

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SMOKING GUN: What is Donald Trump hiding? The multimillionaire developer has, overnight, become a leading voice of the “birther” movement, members of which doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States (and, thus, is unable to produce an authentic U.S. birth certificate). “It’s inconceivable that, after four years of questioning, the president still hasn’t produced his birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax. “I’m just asking President Obama to show the public his birth certificate. Why’s he making an issue out of this?” To prove how easy it was for a household employee to find his birth certificate, Trump, 64, crowed, “It took me one hour to get my birth certificate.” As seen above, he provided the conservative web site with what he purports to be his birth certificate. Except the document is not an official New York City birth certificate. MORE

CBS NEWS:  “It took me one hour to get my birth certificate. It’s inconceivable that after four years of questioning, the president still hasn’t produced his birth certificate,” he said. As it turns out, however, the document released by Trump was not actually an official New York birth certificate, but rather a document generated by the hospital where Trump’s mother gave birth. The situation prompted commentators to sarcastically offer birther-style questions about whether Trump was born in the United States. “Trump’s mother, it should be noted, was born in Scotland, which is not part of the United States,” wrote Politico’s Ben Smith. “His plane is registered in the Bahamas, also a foreign country. This fact pattern — along with thebirther_country_back.jpg wave of new questions surrounding what he claims is a birth certificate — raises serious doubts about his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.” MORE

RELATED: The Birther controversy has been dismissed as a groundless partisan witchhunt by every major media outlet and debunked by every credible non-partisan truth squad — Factcheck.org, Politifact, Snopes and McClatchy News have all looked into the Birther controversy and determined it to be nothing more than a far-right fantasia. MORE

POLITIFACT: If this document is forged, a U.S. senator and his presidential campaign have perpetrated a vast, long-term fraud. They have done it with conspiring officials at the Hawaii Department of Health, the Cook County (Ill.) Bureau of Vital Statistics, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois and many other government agencies. Sounds like a Vince Flynn novel. [...] There is not one shred of evidence to disprove PolitiFact’s conclusion that the candidate’s name is Barack Hussein Obama, or to support allegations that the birth certificate he released isn’t authentic. MORE

RELATED: Welcome to the bizarro nation, where everything we hold true is in fact a lie, magical thinking trumps scientific analysis, hysterical partisan operatics drown out the low hum of objective connect-the-facts narrative, and a recent survey indicates that nearly 60 percent of registered Republicans openly question whether or not the President of the United States is a natural born citizen. The one prominent Republican naysayer is, shockingly enough, Anne Coulter who publicly called people who question the president’s citizenship “cranks.” Truly, when Ann Coulter is the voice of reason, we are through the looking glass, people. 
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RELATED: Meet Phil Berg, Alpha Birther Of The Bizarro Nation

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