American Thinker has a thoughtful post by James Lewis on the “birther” controversy. In it he opines on how the fact of his birth is not what matters. What matters is the way he is out of sync with many, many Americans. He has not shared our experiences of growing up in America. He was raised and mentored by people who seem alien to our beliefs. They were communists, in many cases radicals and do not share the love of country that most of us have.
This is what I suspect the birther movement is about. Yes, the legalities are suspect. No, it will never make any practical difference. But most important, the birthers are aware of a deep intuition about Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama: That he is profoundly out of tune with the meaning of America since the Founding. He is out of harmony with this country and this culture, like the dissonant scream of a power-saw biting into steel or concrete. He just grates on the American sensibility.
Obama is a Ruling Class Aristocrat — by intuition, beliefs, and personal egomania. He was born to rule. It’s partly that he has always gone to all the elite schools, from Hawaii to Harvard, just like Michelle. But he was put into those schools by the efforts of the left, which is a Socialist Ruling Class movement. The left in its own vision is always Ruling Class To Be that is being kept unjustly from taking over the world. That’s why they hate real democracy, why they sneer at Coke and fries, and why capitalism is so bad: Because it constant(ly) caters to “vulgar” tastes.