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.