The previously-released document was proof in a court of law of his American citizenship, and that document was already certified by the appropriate state officials as genuine. People who aren't convinced by proof in a court of law aren't going to be convinced by some other proof in a court of law.
You can't fight irrationality with empirical evidence.
What a waste of time.
One of you will end up here next!
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
In terms of politics, conservatives and conservative politicians are brilliant. They know how to bargain, how to play politics, and how to craft a great message machine. Call a conservative figure a racist or a Nazi and other conservatives will come together and tear that individual a new one. Call Obama a Muslim or a terrorist and he'll be like "Meh, I'm not gonna respond."
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville