Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Giving them an inch

Obama and his birth certificate

Giving them an inch


President Obama has released yet more records of his American birth.

This is great news for anyone hoping Donald Trump might finally fire himself from his “let’s put on a show” campaign.

Otherwise, it’s sad to see Obama bow to the birthers, whose shrill and silly obsession is about as credible as “Elvis is alive.”

Obama says he’s doing so for the public good, which sounds, like so many things he says, like the discourse one might encounter during a civics symposium at the atheneum.

But the fact is the fringe has yet again forced the president’s hand.

Which it can – and most certainly will -- continue to bite.

Inquirer Columnist
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Blinq is a news commentary blog featuring contributions from Inquirer Metro columnists Kevin Riordan and Daniel Rubin.

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Rubin Inquirer Columnist
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter