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Cognitive Dissonance Resolved: Obama Releases Birth Certificate, Birthers Yell “Fraud”

It’s cognitive dissonance time! When people are confronted with evidence contradicting their deeply cherished beliefs, they can do one of two things:

1) Decide that they were wrong;
2) Decide that the evidence must be wrong.

Mere hours after President Barack Obama released the full long-form version of his Hawaii birth certificate, fully attested to by multiple officials, guess what route the “birther” conspiracy theorists have taken?

islamsnotforme: “Hmmm… Somethings fishy here… Why doesnt it list obamas weight and inches at birth?”

jinaeve: “questions still needs to be asked, if this is a legitimate certificate, why has this been such an issue the last 3 years? And… if this is legitimate, why are we now just getting a copy? Does it take 3 years to find the original or 3 years to create a really good forgery?”

tnr: “But… is a Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) the same thing as a Long Form Birth Certificate ? and what about this : http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r14/missnry/SeptBirthCertificateLarge.jpg
it looks a lot more real than the one released today… or let say… at least better forged…”

True Patriot: “Hold on Patriots. This newly released forged BC my group was warned about back in Dec 2010; that the WH was working on a new release of a BC. This forgery has been copied from a woman, last name Nordyke back during the time this fraud was born in Kenya. This may possibly be the most desperate move the WH has made to date. We have kept the pressure on these Communists thugs since they first slid illegally into our WH. DO NOT BELIEVE THIS TRASH THEY HAVE RELEASED. IT IS PURE BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

tgusa: “Well my Commonwealth of Massachusetts BC from around the same time as BHO’s clearly states my race, or as it is written, Color = White. Caucasian was not used I don’t think I heard that word until the mid to late 70s perhaps early 80s. Also, back then we did not consider a student as an occupation, as democrats would today. Yes he would have been listed as black, perhaps negro.”

yo: “African? Date ‘accepted’ on this new phony while ‘date filed’ on the old phony. The adoption amendment has been scrubbed. No doubt the hospital records have been scrubbed, too. And if they can get into gov’t databases (haw doh, and state dept passport records by brennan firm, i suspect they can get into college databases, too. Like Hagmann and Sanky said. The most sophisticated and extensive scrubbing operation they have ever seen. Have they gotten into the social security databases, too?”

Pattie: “THIS IS NOT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE. It is only another computer-generated COLB using the information given by Stanley Ann Dunham It is dated April 25, 2011. Just how stupid do they think we are? They did, however, finally decide on a hospital.”

speedy: “I looked at it and it is another obvious forgery. Someone needs to get to Mr. Trump about the fact that it is not real. It has the same background as the fake COLB. People are stupid to believe that is a real birth certificate. Also, African and the address on it is the same as the ad where no neighbor of that address remembers him. What are they hiding in Kenya. This is sickening how bo gets away with putting forth forgeries to the American public so they stupidly vote for him.”

Carol: “The audacity of using yet another forgery!!!!!”

Mr. Bill(ms. helga): “This is now going to cause more questions, which then will cause even more questions, whick causes eveme ,etc,etc,etc. THIS IS NOT GOING AWAY FOLKS!! IT IS JUST BEGINNING.”

“yo” works most the most complete mental gyration: if the Hawaii long-form birth certificate looks real, it is only evidence of the “the most sophisticated and extensive scrubbing operation they have ever seen,” only further confirming to yo how nefarious the coverup must be.

There is no possible piece of information, no possible event that would change these people’s minds. Jesus Christ could descend from Heaven, raise the dead, toss Satan into a lake of fire and, on his way up the steps to a throne held aloft by masses of seraphim, mention that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii after all, and these people would insist that it must have been Joe Biden on a wire.

There are many rational reasons to be upset with Barack Obama. But the continued birther movement bears the marks of insanity.

7 comments to Cognitive Dissonance Resolved: Obama Releases Birth Certificate, Birthers Yell “Fraud”

  • mike

    Birthers are clearly some of the most vigilant patriots in America! Way to demand data beyond the merely anecdotal!

    When the next white anglo man becomes president, if the birthers don’t scream for their certificates too, I’ll be sorely disappointed in our self-appointed guardians of public disclosure of presidential identity papers.

  • Montana

    The GOP is like the “Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” (“W” Wars), big talk no courage.

    The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We’re apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it’s not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way.

    Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our unions!), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what Fox news and their GOP “Chicken Littles” lackies keep saying about our nation. Never Bet Against the United States!

    Our current President travelled under a USA passport long before he was elected President, but I guess the quacky BIRTHERS, must believe that the USCIS – United States Passport was in on the lie, please, grow up, you are wrong! Remember when some contractors were busted during the “George W. Bush” administration for looking at our current President passport file (how quick you forget).
    http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/03/20/obamas_passport_files_hacked/

    The Birthers just HATE and can’t debate!
    Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS presented any credible proof that will standup in court? Answer: No
    Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS won any Court Cases? Answer: No
    They are just mainly backward, uneducated, white people who HATE our half African American President.

    The majority of the voting public ask “where the proof”, show some proof BIRTHERS or the voting majority will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?

    Still, I really hope one of these retreads and blowhards runs for president, not because they have a chance of winning but because I like to see the train wreck that they will cause.

    Faux News Candidates:
    former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ”The I graduated Early”,
    former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. “The I Love The Interns”,
    former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee “The Huckster Reverend”,
    former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. “The I Love the Gays”,
    former UN Ambassador John Bolton “The I Love The War ”

    I Finance Myself:
    real estate celebrity developer, Donald Trump, “I took my Casino into Bankruptcy, just imagine where I can Take the US”
    former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “The Flip-Flopping Fudger”,
    former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “The I Am Not My “Dumb Ass” Brother”,

    Employed Long Shots:
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. “The History, I Don’t Need No Stink’n History”

  • Howard Blasingame

    Natural Born Citizen is the law, the Constitution & requires 2 legal adult US citizen parents. Barack Obama did not have even one. Since we are throwing out Art IV, let’s just dump the whole thing.

  • Hi, Howard, I call bullshit. Obama’s mother was a natural born and fully legal citizen.

    You’re wrong.

    • Right, Damen. On top of that, Article IV of the Constitution is not the relevant portion. Article IV is the home of the “full faith and credit clause. The relevant portion of the Constitution is the 14th Amendment, which reads “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” There’s no bit about “and has 2 legal adult US parents.”

  • Clark Hay

    Idiots! The stupid pdf file the White House issued was an obvious fake. Load it into Adobe Illustrator and you’ll see it has 9 different layers cobbled together in a very amateurish fashion. It’s so obvious that it makes one wonder why they didn’t do a better job – almost as if they want to get called out and perpetuate the argument. … Maybe that’s why Obama was laughing (smirking) during the his announcment of its release. … Remember too that Obama first stated that the long form no longer exists … and now he “contradicts” his earlier statement and produces this piece of rubbish. … Now, talk about Cognitive Dissonance!!! You idiots eat sleep breathe and excrete it!

    • Think you can wipe the foam from your mouth and pay attention long enough to learn why you’re wrong, or would you like to go ahead and wander off and start snapping at cars as they pass by?

      The reason the birth certificate appears with layers isn’t because it’s a fake, it’s because Adobe uses optical character recognition (OCR) to cause scanned documents to automatically generate layers so you can add in your own text. If it was a fake, as you’re determined to scream that it is, then the background behind the letters in the certificate would be uniform, and not white. It’s white because Adobe doesn’t know what was behind the text. It isn’t a fake, you just want it to be. Now go forth, enjoy your private little world where Obama is a dirty Gun Stealing, Kenyan born, Muslim, Atheist, Socialist, Communist, Fascist. I’m sure your world is rather strange, but at least everyone knows you there.

      http://current.com/news/93182815_idiots-launch-obama-birth-certificate-layers-conspiracy.htm

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