According to CNN’s Political Ticker you would think so:
President Obama released his original birth certificate Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding the issue had become a “sideshow.”
The surprise release follows recent and sustained remarks by businessman Donald Trump, among others, that raised doubts as to whether the president was born in the United States.
â€œOver the last two and half years, I have watched with amusement. I have been puzzled with the degree with which this thing just kept going,â€ Obama told reporters Wednesday.
“We are not going to be able to solve are problems if we get distracted by side shows.” he added.
I was never much “in” to the whole birther thing beyond seeing it as reflective of the extent to which this President lies, dodges, and deflects. The release of this doesn’t change anything for me, although I’m curious – will it put this mess to a rest so we can remove him from office because he sucks at his job?
Or do we still need to belabor the point over whether he’s eligible for the job he’s sucked at for the past two years…and promises to continue sucking at it for the next two?
[lead image from CNN’s Political Ticker]