Today the American political circus became even less serious, as Barack Obama finally responded to the the ridiculous speculation that he was actually born in Kenya by releasing his original birth certificate. (PDF is here!) Guess what? It shows he was born in America!
OK, so this thing is over, and we can all go home now, right? Sure, it may have been slightly misguided to legitimize the crazy birther claims but responding to them, but as Obama said this morning, "We do not have time for this silliness. We have other stuff to do." Now it's time to start talking about Medicare and capital gains taxes and things like that, and the 23% of Americans who think that Obama isn't America will all reconsider their lives and opinions and wonder what else they can focus on.
Nope! Now Donald Trump bizarrely thinks that the fact that he's been definitively proven wrong is a feather in his cap, all because he was so annoyingly wrong that people decided they would do whatever was necessary to just shut him up.
As the Donald crowed, "Today I am very proud of myself. I have accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish."
That is... one way to look at it?
What do you think? Will the Birthers accept defeat? Is this the end of Donald's totally-real Presidential ambitions, or will he find another issue to latch onto until the season finale of "Celebrity Apprentice"?