Poking fun at the vapid mouth-breathers who believe Obama was born in Kenya has become something of a pastime for the President — and he would be insane of him not to capitalize on the opportunity during a visit to Kenya.
“I’m the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States. That goes without saying,” Obama told a crowd of 5,000 cheering Kenyans as he encouraged Africans to rise from their difficult circumstances. “When it comes to the people of Kenya, especially the youth, I believe there is no limit to what you can achieve. You can build your future right here, right now.”
Obama urged Africans to reject oppression of women, comparing it to “not-racist” Americans’ insistence on flying the Confederate flag:
“It was a flag that flew over an army that fought to maintain a system of slavery and racial subjugation. So we should understand our history, but we should also recognize it sends a bad message to those who were liberated from slavery and oppression. Just because something’s a tradition doesn’t make it right.”
“Treating women and girls as second class citizens- those are bad traditions. They need to change,” Obama said to a chorus of applause. “There’s no excuse for sexual assault or domestic violence. There’s no reason young girls should suffer genital mutilation. There’s no place in civilized society for the early or forced marriage of children. These traditions may date back centuries. They have no place in the 21st century.”
“These are issues of right and wrong in any culture. But they’re also issues of success and failure. Any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its women and allowing them to maximize their potential is doomed to fall behind in the global economy,” The President urged the audience. “We’re in a sports center. Imagine if you have a team and you don’t let half of the team play. That’s stupid. That makes no sense.”
Later, at a dinner hosted by Kenya’s president on Saturday, Obama joked about his birth certificate:
“I suspect that some of my critics back home are suspecting that I’m back here to look for my birth certificate. That’s not the case.”
And he was right — the “birthers” came out in full force in the wake of the President identifying himself as a Kenyan-American, in the same manner as people identify as Asian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and all the other “hyphenated-Americans” conservatives feel should be eradicated.
While most would focus on the very much-needed message the President put forth, some insist on their willful stupidity. At the bastion of misinformation and nonsense known as The Blaze, the birthers and racists leaped on the opportunity to prattle on about their moronic belief that Obama is a Kenyan who usurped power in the United States:
While the “birther movement” is all but dead, having served its purpose in mobilizing the more extreme and paranoid in our society against the President (unsuccessfully) in elections, some die-hards still insist that Obama is not a “real American,” and that he took over our nation in order to further his New World Order agenda to…something, something Dark Side.
If they think they have seen what Obama is truly capable of, wait until he uses Jade Helm to put America under martial law in order to begin his lifelong reign as dictator of the Muslim Socialist States of America! They haven’t seen anything yet.