The Gospel Truth

The Cellophane President PART II | January 11, 2010

Let’s go back to Obama’s birth.  Do we really know if he is a native-born American?  A big controversy erupted when some people questioned his constitutional qualifications for the presidency.  Was Obama actually born in the United States?  This is not an extraordinary question.

Republican Barry Goldwater’s opponents raised the same question during the 1964 campaign.  Goldwater had been born in 1909 when Arizona was still a territory.  It was a legitimate question and the courts found that a US territory still made him a native-born American

The same question was asked of Arizona Senator John McCain before the 2000 election.  He was born in 1936 well after it became a state in 1912 but he was born in the Canal Zone where his father was serving in the United States Navy.  The courts also decided in his favor and he was deemed eligible for the presidency.

Now President Obama says he was born on August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. Hawaii became a state in 1959 so that is not in question.

Many say he was actually born in Kenya because his paternal grandmother says she was there and witnessed his birth.  She has never been to Hawaii to my knowledge.

To date no one has ever produced an official Hawaiian birth certificate.  I have seen some fake birth certificates without the official state seal.  They are the only “evidence” that has ever been offered as “proof.”

I guess Obama is more important that Goldwater or McCain and can‘t be troubled by the formalities of answering the questions about his eligibility to be president.

This would be a simple problem to solve—like Jerry Maguire could have said…Show me the real certificate!

There have been several lawsuits trying to get the proof one way or another and the Obama camp has spent over a million dollars just to thwart attempts at closing the issue.  The beat goes on!!!

I have also seen a report that alleges that his boyhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, the self-professed communist was his natural father, which would make the other accusations moot.  In his first book, Dreams from My Father, Obama says “Frank” was like a father to me.

At first thought this sounds far-fetched— something not even worthy of the tabloids, yet their facial resemblance is uncanny.  If one put both Barack Senior and Davis in a line-up, Davis would win hands down. Too bad we can’t do a DNA test.

When he wasn’t fomenting against the USA, Davis was a prolific writer.  While he wrote a good deal of poetry, he did write a soft-core pornographic novel that involved a Lolita-like affair with a 14-year-old girl, named Ann.  The book was entitled: Sex Rebel: Black (Memories of a Gash Gourmet) in 1968 under the pseudonym, Bob Greene.

(Warning: the title and its content are X-rated!)

Davis was said to have been a close friend of Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham.  It would not have been inconceivable that Ann Dunham was the girl in the book.  But then again like with JFK we probably will never know the truth.

Then there is the cloud of silence that has descended over his college career.  We know next to nothing about his first two years at Pepperdine University in California.  The same goes for his last two years at Columbia in New York City.

What were his grades?  We saw George W.”s and even John Kerry’s in 2004.  How come we don’t know how well or poorly he did?

Then there is Barack Obama’s stay in Indonesia with his mother and stepfather Lolo Soetoro in 1967.

In 2007 an Associated Press photograph revealed an image of Obama’s registration card at Indonesia’s Fransiskus Assisi School, a Catholic institution.

The school card listed Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His religion is listed as Muslim.

Given the world situation with radical Islam and the West, and all the recent attacks or attempts on Americans from Muslim extremists, it might be nice to know if our president had any current leanings toward his old religion.

During the 2008 campaign some reporter had the temerity to ask Obama if he were still a Muslim and he said that he was not currently practicing Islam. Hmmmmm!

I wonder if we can get a fake copy of his baptismal certificate since we were lead to believe that he is now a Christian.

I think the problem here resides in Obama’s dismissive attitude to these issues.  In effect his lack of transparency and honesty raises more questions than he answers.

But this is all consistent with what I thought him to be before the election.

President Obama has always been different—-a mysterious figure with the appearances of dark secrets that cloud the public’s perception.

To me he is like a hollow man who has virtually come out of nowhere to have a meteoric ride to the most powerful office in the world.  Sounds like something George Lucas should explore.

We see him but we see through him and there is little else to see.  It is as if he did not exist until he came to Chicago.  It is no odd coincidence that Joel Gray’s character also was also in “Chicago.”

In an age that is so surfeited with information that every morsel of knowledge about even a candidate for the presidency is on the public record in seconds, the case of Barack Obama is an anomaly.

We knew every thing one would want to and even more about George W. Bush from his cheerleading, to his excessive partying before he became president.

Obama’s guardian angels in the mainline media have treated him as if he were in the Witness Protection Program.

Now that would be a stroke of genius!  No one but maybe Tony Soprano would think of looking for a disloyal family member there.



  1. Your article is transparent to see a man whom is not qualified to be our President. He is not a native born citizen. He is a dyed-in the-wool communist that has infriltrated our government and appointed tax cheats, socialists, anti Christian, anti Semitics, and anyone else whom opposes our Consitution and Bill of Rights. Since in office he has trashed our history and country locally and abroad. He is not loyal to the United States or our citizens. He has taken War Prisoners and bestowed a gift of US citizen, in order to try them in a Civilian Court.
    He has disarmed all our allies whom depend on us for their core defenses.
    All I can logically consive of Obama and the Democratic Party, is that it is made up of Anti American Bureaucrats and Politicians. When Sen.Kerry is allowed to negotiate with the North Viet Namese and Jane Fonda can entertain their troops in North Viet Nam with out being charged with Treason or sidition, we are and have been in very serious trouble and loosing our Counry.
    Bill, you have pin pointed the Democrat Point leading the destruction of the US.

    Comment by James — January 12, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

  2. Your writing on the hidden face of Obama shows the reality of how this country has fallen away from the standards of the constitution and bill of rights. The legitimacy and quality of American society has decreased so substantially that now we have a President who represents nothing of the late American greatness.

    Comment by Kay Stewart — January 12, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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