There’s speculation out there from the former CIA officer Larry Johnson — who is no right-winger and is convinced the president was born in Hawaii — that the full state records would probably show Obama was adopted by the Indonesian Muslim Lolo Soetoro and became formally known as “Barry Soetoro.” Obama may have wanted that suppressed for a host of reasons: issues about his citizenship, questions about his name (it’s been claimed that Obama represented in his application to the Illinois bar that he had never been known by any name other than Barack Obama ), and the undermining of his (false) claim of remoteness from Islam. Is that true? I don’t know and neither do you.
But we should know. The point has little to do with whether Obama was born in Hawaii. I’m quite confident that he was. The issue is: What is the true personal history of the man who has been sold to us based on nothing but his personal history? On that issue, Obama has demonstrated himself to be an unreliable source and, sadly, we can’t trust the media to get to the bottom of it. What’s wrong with saying, to a president who promised unprecedented “transparency”: Give us all the raw data and we’ll figure it out for ourselves?
This goes way beyond just his refusal to release his birth certificate, Grinch. He has spent upwards of $900,000 to keep any and all records from being released, from his birth certificate on through to his school records, university applications, passport and selective service records, medical records, etc. Why would he do that?He has shrouded his entire personal history and sealed every document and record of any kind that could validate his assertions about himself. That doesn't instill confidence in people that he isn't hiding something. What, we don't know, but he seems to be hiding something.
And the certification of live birth (not a birth certificate - they are two different documents) that was posted on the DailyKos site and then on Obama's Fight the Smears site, listed his father's race as African. That was not one of the racial designations used back in 1961. The designation used then was Negro. That, in addition to some document experts stating that the certification online showed numerous signs of tampering leads people to believe that it isn't the genuine article and that the original birth certificate needs to be examined.