ONE OF the myriad alternative-reality scenarios promulgated by "Birthers" the folks who maintain that Barack Obama's presidency is illegitmate because, supposedly, he has never released a valid birth certificate or proven he's a natural-born citizen is that he was actually born in Kenya.
The first and only "evidence" proffered to support that theory surfaced just yesterday in the form of a document allegedly proving that Obama was, in fact, born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961.
The debacle shines a light on two fatal flaws of the Birther movement: one, their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence i.e., they're perfectly willing to accept (and circulate) unsourced photographs of an unvetted document as "proof" of foreign birth, while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate; and two, what the foregoing reveals about their true motives i.e, despite their protestations, they are not interested in truth, accuracy, or "protecting the U.S. Constitution," but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama's presidency at any cost and by any means possible.
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