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  •  You forget the Obama administration has two modes (1+ / 0-)
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    campaign and governing.  I question much of how he chose to govern, the deals and other crap.  However, in campaign mode he actually hits back, and works to make the Republicans look even more foolish.  This was campaign mode and it was brilliant.

    The entire birther movement has been based around this certificate.  With its release, they can either accept it, or reject it.  By accepting it, the racists will have to move onto even crazier grounds to find the "facts" that support their idea that Obama can't be President.  By rejecting it, the racist look even more pathetic.  As far as timing, Obama could have quietly dropped this at any point but by doing it now, during the peak of renewed birtherism, it has its maximum effect.  Obama used a wedge issue (within the various factions of the Republican party) to help irritate the split in the Republican party.  It was a good play.

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