The debate surrounding President Obama’s birth certificate may have been temporarily "resolved." Even so, we have witnessed a number of equally concerning developments over the past several weeks.
For example, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel failed to quash lingering doubts about his citizenship status in the updated version of his 2008 memoir: America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers.
Some have voiced concerns about the book’s opening sentence, which reads: "Above all, I think of myself as an American." Was this merely a substandard expression of patriotism? Or was it a subtle admission of greater truth (i.e., lack of citizenship)?
Then, on Thursday, Hillary Clinton echoed this bizarre claim in a testy interview with NPR. Asked if her evolution on the issue of gay marriage was due to personal convictions or political headwinds, Clinton said: "I think I’m an American, I think that we have all evolved, and it’s been one of the fastest, most sweeping transformations that I’m aware of."
"I think I'm an American?" Does she not know? Or is this yet another shocking admission that the mainstream media refuses to take seriously?
As far as both Clinton and Hagel are concerned, the public has yet to see undisputable proof of citizenship, so it’s hard to say what’s REALLY going on here. There is a good chance that the former First Lady is not eligible to run for president in 2016.
Regardless of our political views, there’s one thing we should all be able to agree on: Real Americans don’t "think." We live, breathe, sweat, and bleed America.
Meanwhile, "President" Obama’s behavior of late continues to raise questions about his commitment to America. Just last week, he referred to soccer as "football" during a press conference in Europe. On Monday, he went to Starbucks and ordered "tea." What's next? Co-writing a Coldplay song? Switching to Gauloises cigarettes? Supporting the Miami Heat in the "netball" finals?
As always, the liberal press (Washington Post, THE POLITICO, Breitbart, et al.) is asleep at the wheel.