We hold these truths to be self evident ….
- Climate models are proof of the future
- Digitally altered pdf files are proof of the past
- Trump will never be President. Climate models say so.
Good old Donald Trump. We all know there is no way he will ever be President of the U.S. and I think he knows it too. But that doesn’t mean he can’t use his media smarts to grow his brand. Mr. Trump managed to briefly make a media storm out of something I had hoped we had buried a long time ago. The validity of Obama’s birthplace. By recycling an old conservative tactic in the run-up to the 2008 elections, Donald Trump may have managed to score one for the opposing team, the Obama camp. That is because Obama’s team finally had enough of this debate and in the span of a few days, shut it down by getting the long-awaited “long-form” version of his birth certificate from Hawaii.
I know I am an eternal optimist, and you’ll have to bear with me for a minute, but I am seeing an even more silver lining in the closing of the great birther debate. As I see it, this could be the beginning of the debunking of many attempts by the hard right to circumvent truths we all know to be self-evident. Surprisingly I have lots of very conservative friends and business associates who steadfastly supported the notation that Obama was in fact born in some other country, despite all of the prior evidence to the contrary.