Say what you will about President Barack Obama, but when he misrepresents the truth, no matter how much evidence surfaces to the contrary, he stands by his falsehoods. Even Anthony Weiner had more sense than to do that.
In the first paragraph of an exclusive Father's Day essay for People Magazine, Obama continues the fiction that his father, Barack Obama Sr., "left when I was two years old."
With the emergence of Obama Sr.'s INS documents, the Janny Scott biography of Obama's mother, my own book Deconstructing Obama, and the evidence that was readily available to anyone who cared to look for the last several years -- the Polk Seattle Directory for 1961-62, the University of Washington records and more -- it is clear that the marriage of Obama's parents was a sham.
The couple never lived together, and it is likely they were never married. The mom was living with her infant son in Seattle within weeks of his birth, while the presumed dad was back in Hawaii. Obama Sr. "left" for Harvard before Obama turned one without, in all likelihood, ever having seen the future president.
All of this matters because, unless I am mistaken, there has been some controversy about Obama's birth. If the president persists in lying about the first few years of his life, why should we accept his account of the first few days?