The Washington Post

Birth certificate to end speculation? Don’t be so sure.

What’s a president got to do to prove his birthplace? (By Shawn Thew/Bloomberg)

“It’s amazing that he’s not going to be talking about national security,” Obama began his short speech, referring to a comment made in the press room before switching to the real topic at hand: the White House releasing his long-form birth certificate (See it here.). The president is expected to announce changes to three of the top roles in the national security team, but no one wants to talk about that. Everyone wants to talk about where the president is born. Despite, as he says, it being proved over and over again.

Obama may have hoped to quash the birther conspiracy once and for all by revealing his certificate, but if comments on the Post’s Facebook wall have anything to show, it’s that the conspiracy is far from over. “Since he has spent millions to keep his records sealed (doesn't every one do this?) will physical access be given to this document so that it can be authenticated?” writes one reader.

Do you have another idea for Obama to use to disprove the rumors?

Twitter offered up some answers, while Buzzfeed already has 20 suspicious theories about the certificate.

Trump: We must now saw Obama in half and count his rings to make sure he’s old enough to serve as President.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyJon Terbush

Okay, Obama, fine. Now SHOW US THE PLACENTAless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Replydaveweigel

This was great and all, but Obama may still be a Muslim. And a chain smoker. And a unicorn.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Replyaterkel

Now that we’ve seen his birth certificate, I want to see proof that President Obama is black.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet ReplySeth MacFarlane

Let us know what Obama needs to prove to us next in the comments below. Or should we actually be talking about serious subjects? What should we be debating instead of the birth certificate non-mystery?

And, no, it’s not a media conspiracy to only talk about this topic. We’re all in this together, folks. Just see the Twitter trends moments after the White House released the birth certificate:


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