Now comes the parade of blame-shifting, subject-changing and goal post-moving.
Over at Right Wing News, William Teach actually moved the goal posts preemptively upon hearing the news that the birth certificate would be released today:
All the news outlets, TV and print, are reporting that President Obama will supposedly release his long form birth certificate this morning, making it available to the media while Obama speaks about it at 945am. I’ll update this after he yammers on and calls people mean and raaaaacist or something.
One thing I will be looking for in terms of authenticity will be his father’s race, which was listed as “African” on the COLB. In 1961, it would most likely be listed as “Black.”
It turns out President Obama didn't call anyone "raaaaaacist or something," but for some reason, race is very much on Mr. Teach's mind today:
And the endlessly self-referential Donald Trump predictably changes the subject to, I'm important; look at me:
"I am really honored to play such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of this issue," he said. "Today I'm very proud of myself, because I've accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish," said Trump on the release of the president's birth certificate, according to NBC News.
And William A. Jacobson leads with this skeptical headline:
Obama Releases "Long Form" Birth Certificate?
It looks to me like a 1961 version of the short form Certificate of Live Birth.
So, you see, the long form certificate released today might be the short long form rather than the long long form. Really, I'm not making this up.
And Sarah Palin tweets:
"Media: admit it, Trump forced the issue. Now, don't let the WH distract you w/the birth crt from what Bernanke says today. Stay focused, eh?"
Get it? It's all about the lamestream media and Obama; it has nothing to do with the evidence-immune ideologues behind these conspiracy theories, because conservatives can't be expected control their own actions or show good judgment when presented evidence.
Ken Taylor, over at something called The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth says:
Although it does show he was born in Hawaii a position I have never really doubted it will not put to rest questions about the citizenship of his father at the time of his birth and the fact that his mother who was 18 fell below the legal age for him to become a citizen by birth because of her United States citizenship. At the time the legal age for that was 21 as it was when Chester A. Arthur the 21st President was born. Decades after he left office records came to light questioning whether he was a natural born citizen or a naturalized citizen because his father was a British citizen at the time of his birth.
So producing the birth certificate doesn't matter; Obama is still a usurper.
Left Coast Rebel blames the whole thing on Hillary Clinton, making the ludicrous suggestion that famous conspiracy crank and 911 Truther Philip Berg is actually part of "team Clinton." So the birther movement had nothing to do with Orly Taitz, or conservative bloggers pushing this ridiculous story or any of the conservative politicians and media bloviators who have been winking and nodding their support for the long discredited birther movement.
And Pam Geller prattles on about Obama's alleged dual citizenship, his alleged antisemitism, and his evile Moslem cooties, as if any of that would refute what's on either of Obama's valid birth certificates.
Then Geller raises the bar, presenting a personal shopping list of records she feels entitled to see:
Where are Obama's ........... Occidental College records, Columbia College records, Columbia Thesis paper, Harvard College records, Selective Service Registration, Medical records, Illinois State Senate records, Illinois State Senate schedule, Law practice client list, Harvard Law Review, articles that were published University of Chicago scholarly articles, Record of baptism. [...] I hope that Trump can get to the bottom of this void in Obama's mysterious past.
I'm going to let the The Onion have the last word on this subject:
Afterbirthers Demand To See Obama's Placenta
WASHINGTON–In the continuing controversy surrounding the president's U.S. citizenship, a new fringe group informally known as "Afterbirthers" demanded Monday the authentication of Barack Obama's placenta from his time inside his mother's womb. "All we are asking is that the president produce a sample of his fetal membranes and vessels—preferably along with a photo of the crowning and delivery—and this will all be over," said former presidential candidate and Afterbirthers spokesman Alan Keyes, later adding that his organization would be willing to settle for a half-liter of maternal cord plasma. "To this day, the American people have not seen a cervical mucus plug, let alone one that has been signed and notarized by a state-certified Hawaiian health official. If the president was indeed born in the manner in which he claims, then where is his gestation sac?" Keyes said that if Obama did not soon produce at least a bloody bedsheet from his conception, Afterbirthers would push forward with efforts to exhume the president's deceased mother and inspect the corpse's pelvic bone and birth canal.