One of the stupidest themes now being fought out on the presidential campaign trail is a demand from President Barack Hussein Obama that Mitt Romney release not only personal tax records from past years, but also minutes of meetings from Bain Capital, a private equity corporation that Romney ran decades ago.
I say this is stupid first because none of it has anything to do with the real issues now facing America, and also because in truth the Obama campaign is on a fishing expedition. Obama already knows that having been in both the public and private sectors for decades, including serving as Governor of Massachusetts, there is very little about Romney that hasn't been gone over previously – with a fine-toothed comb.
So Obama knows there is no smoking gun that will reveal some dark, heinous secret about Romney. Obama is desperately hoping that he can divert voters' attention from his failed economic policies, domestic policies, deplorable foreign policy record, and the fact that unemployment keeps climbing no matter how much his administration cooks Obama's books.
In fact, Obama still has plenty to explain about himself, starting with a lawsuit filed in federal court questioning why he has a Social Security number with a Connecticut prefix.
Obama obviously is hoping that Romney will tell Obama to stuff it, and then the Obama operatives will yell "AAAAAHHHAAAAA! WE TOLD YOU!! ROMNEY WON'T SHOW US HIS MEETING MINUTES AND TAX RETURNS! HE MUST BE HIDING SOMETHING. WE TOLD YOU!!! WE TOLD YOU!!! WE TOLD YOU!!!
In fact, that pretty much happened today when Obama refused to apologize for one of his stooges claiming that Romney is a felon for supposedly lying on federal elections documents, which obviously didn't happen or the mainstream media would be peeing on his political grave as we speak. Obama didn't answer the real question in the issue, that being whether it is appropriate for a campaign operative to deliberately lie, as is happening with increasing regularity in the Obama campaign.
Instead, he went off on the appropriateness of questioning Romney's background. OK, Mr. President, you show us yours first.
More to the point, Obama has one hell of a nerve to demand anything of Romney when in fact we know so little about Obama. Romney, rather than wasting time demanding apologies or explaining ad nauseam that he was running the Olympic Games during the period that Obama says he was still calling the shots at Bain Capital, should be demanding that Obama tells us more about his personal history.
For instance I read just last week that Obama is being challenged in federal court to explain why he has a Social Security Number that was issued in Connecticut but there is nothing official that he ever lived here! Seriously.
A news item that apparently didn't get very much circulation said a private investigator who is running as a presidential candidate in Ohio recently filed a federal lawsuit against Obama, challenging his eligibility and alleging that one of his Social Security numbers starts with 04.
Social Security numbers have a three-digit prefix that tells an informed person where the card was issued, by state. Numbers with a three-digit prefix from 040 to 049 are issued to people living in Connecticut at the time they apply for Social Security. (Oh, I read that the Obama Administration is ending that policy so in the future you won't be able to track a person's background by the prefix on their SSN!)
Of the very little we know of Obama, and of all the questions that have been raised about the phony birth certificate he posted on the White House web site – anyone who knows how to use the zoom control on their computer can see in about four clicks that the document on the White House website is fake – the one thing we have never heard is that he ever lived in Connecticut at any time in his murky past.
So how did he get a Social Security number with an 04 prefix? Good question. Actually, there is some evidence that he has another SSN with a Michigan prefix! During his college years Obama supposedly lived both in California and New York City, yet we are to believe that for some fleeting moment he stopped off in either Connecticut or Michigan and decided to get himself a couple of Social Security cards?
Here, from Wikipedia: Obama attended Punahou School from the 5th grade until his graduation in 1979. … Upon finishing high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles, where he enrolled at Occidental College, where he describes living a "party" lifestyle of drug and alcohol use. After two years at Occidental, he transferred to Columbia College at Columbia University, in Manhattan, New York City, where he majored in political science. Upon graduation, he worked for a year in business. He then moved to Chicago, working for a non-profit doing community organizing in the Altgeld Gardens housing project on the city's South Side.
If he was working in business in New York, he should have had a Social Security card and presumably it would have had a Hawaii or California prefix. Or, assuming he never registered prior to graduation from college, he would have to have a New York issued SSN. Wouldn't he?
Here are a couple of other issues that Obama and the media don't want to talk about from the website Western Journalism: Recently, it was discovered that Obama’s Selective Service card may have been doctored; there are questions about how he paid for his Harvard Law School education since, no one has produced any evidence that he received student loans. Obama will not release any student loan details despite repeated requests from the Chicago Tribune; However, it appears that his Harvard education may have been paid for by a foreign source. Khalid Al-Mansour, an advisor to Saudi prince Al-Walid bin Talah, told Manhattan Borough president, Percy Sutton, that he was raising money for Obama’s Harvard tuition. Incidentally, Prince Tala is the largest donor to CAIR, a Muslim group declared by the U.S. Government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist financing trial.
So, it would appear that there is far more to be known about Barack Hussein Obama than there is about Mitt Romney. I have no problem whatsoever with political candidates being open and transparent, but in this case, it is Obama who espouses transparency – for everyone but himself it seems.
So what about it Mr. President? Romney already has shown us his, are you going to show us yours?
Sunday, July 15, 2012