Alton Yee, Director of Fundraising for the Manhattan Libertarian Party, gave us permission to re-publish the following article, which he originally posted at the MLP's website:
The Real "Birther" Issue That Obama Is Deathly Afraid Of
by Alton Yee
May 29, 2012
A hallmark of certain hardcore "birthers" is the belief that Obama was born in Kenya. According to the drill, Stanley Ann Dunham (Obama's mother, henceforth "Ann") traveled to Kenya in 1961 and gave birth to Obama. And since Obama was born in Kenya, he cannot be a "natural born citizen," and therefore he is ineligible to be the President.
Those may very well be the facts, but lately I've wondered about the "logistics" of Ann's odyssey to Kenya. Specifically, how did she get there? Indeed, how would a very pregnant Ann travel the 10,729 air miles from Honolulu to Nairobi?
Let's see. Since jet travel only started to become popular in 1961, she was unlikely to fly the entire trip by jet. More likely, her trip would have combined jet- and propeller-driven airplanes. And most likely, her trip would have required several stops, perhaps upwards of ten, with layovers of hours, even days. It would have been a long, uncomfortable, exhausting trip, especially for a young woman in her, presumably, third trimester and traveling alone. Who paid for this expensive trip? How did she pay for her food and lodging? How did she manage all the paperwork involved? How did she even manage her luggage? (BTW, which airline would allow a woman in her third trimester to fly?)
Still, once she arrived at Nairobi, how did she travel the 274 miles to Mombasa, the town where she's alleged to have given birth to "The Anointed One"? By train? By bus? Perhaps townspeople related to Obama, Sr., Ann's alleged husband, met her at Nairobi and transported her by car or cart driven by an African beast or two. Whichever, the ride would had been a long, bumpy, jarring, uncomfortable one. (Can you say, "miscarriage"?)
How long do you suppose the entire trip took? Days? Weeks? Months? If we take educated guesses on the total time spent in the air, during layovers, and caused by inevitable delays and cancellations, plus the time for the ground transport to Mombasa, and we add them up, I think we can reasonably say 10 to 14 days. Yes? To be safe, let's say it's at least two weeks. The return trip would no doubt had taken just as long, if not longer.
Now that we have an idea of the "logistics" involved for a trip from Honolulu to Kenya in 1961, unless someone who worked as a Travel Agent in 1961 tells me otherwise, I think it's unlikely, even impossible, for Ann to have traveled to Kenya in 1961 and give birth to Obama, Jr. So I must conclude that the entire "birther" issue about Obama's Kenyan birth is one, big, fat, red herring. (Question to Birthers who are fans of Obama's Kenyan birth: Since a round trip from Honolulu to Mombasa in 1961 probably took about one month, is this travel time accounted for in any of Ann's meticulously researched biographical timelines?) Yet, Obama wants very much to keep this issue alive to distract us from the real "birther" issue that he's deathly afraid of.
Which one is that?
It's not the one that correctly declares he's ineligible to be POTUS because he doesn't meet the Constitution's "natural born citizen" requirement. This issue is based on his "stipulated" birthplace as Hawaii. and his father's, Barack Obama, Sr., birth in Kenya.
While Obama no doubt understands this issue, and may even think it correctly applies to him, it doesn't concern him. That's because he knows that since he's the sitting President, no one could touch him with this issue—even when he seeks reelection. Besides, he knows who his real father is.
Who is Obama's real father? It's certainly not Barack Obama, Sr. (If you believe he's the real father, then I have a bridge I like to sell you.) But it's likely he was a willing pawn in the cover-up to lend "legitimacy" to the future occupant of the White House. And while it appears he lent his name to baby Obama, it's unlikely he married Ann, since no marriage license was ever found. Nor has anyone ever claimed to have attended such a wedding, even if it took place at City Hall. There are no photos, no reception guest list, no receipts for celebratory cake and wine—nothing to prove a marriage took place! (Folks, here's an "unspeakable" truth that's hiding in plain sight: Barack Hussein Obama is, quite literally, a bastard.)
So, just who is Obama's real father? Frank Marshall Davis, a black communist, is a likely candidate; some consider him the front runner. Malcolm X, the one and the same, is another likely candidate. Sammy Davis, Jr., not so much. A very credible, "dark horse," candidate is Stanley Durham, Obama's grandfather, when he inseminated an "unknown black woman." (For details about these probable fathers, go to: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/a_further_inquiry_into_obamas_1.html)
And we must consider the possibility that Ann is not Obama's mother, after all. (I'd sure like to see her body exhumed for a DNA match, don't you?)
In any case, I doubt that Obama was born in Kenya. I also doubt that he was born in Hawaii. Indeed, if Obama was ever issued a birth certificate, it probably wasn't Hawaiian issued, despite his claims to the contrary. For that matter, I think the intransigent reluctance of the Hawaiian authorities to show Obama's supposed "actual" birth certificate is part of a conspiracy to cover up the identity of Obama's real father. But wherever Obama's actual birth certificate was issued, it will show who his real father is. Once his identity is finally reviewed, Obama's carefully crafted biographical narrative will fall like a house of cards. The populace will then clearly see Obama for the liar that he is.
Who is Obama's real, biological, father?
That's the real "birther" issue that Obama is deathly afraid of.