Hey Neil, Don't feed the trolls
Don't feed the trolls basically means don't spend all your precious time and energy trying to deal with people who want to disrupt and divide your online community (trolls), because they're insatiable. They will consume all of your attention if you let them. And that is often their goal: To distract you from your real work.
This truism is lost on the ignoramuses at the Seattle Times, who published an editorial this morning applauding newly-elected Governor Neil Abercrombie's declared intention to do something to squelch the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii. Abercrombie means well — like us, he's disgusted that there are people in this country who will cling onto any allegation of illegitimacy aimed at an elected official who doesn't agree with their views — but he too is incorrect in believing that producing more documentation will make things any better. To the contrary: It will only add more fuel to the fire.
(So Abercrombie is also an "ignoramus")
At this point, the best thing to do is to just ignore the birthers. There is no reasoning with them.
(In other words, the war on Birtherism is the leading cause of Birtherism. This is an unwinnable war. The only hope is for Neil to negotiate with the Birthers, just like he wants to do with Hamas.)
Why Do Democrats Keep Talking About the Birth Certificate?
So why do President Obama’s political allies continue to talk about it, when so many of his political foes do not? I suspect that they’d prefer to have Americans talking about a non -issue, instead of high unemployment, or nuclear proliferation in Iraq, or the rising price of healthcare despite the “Obamacare” legislation, or the President circumventing the Congress and forcing cap-and-trade policies via the F.D.A., or the dangerous national debt level, or the President’s effort to control the internet, or the volatility of the American dollar.
As for Governor Abercrombie – he may have created more trouble than he alleviated….
I am “done” with politicians like this, and I’m “done” talking about President Obama’s birth certificate. But I suspect that the President’s “friends” are not.
It has ALWAYS been Democrats talking about the Birth Certificate: Hawaii’s Leftist Governor Seeks Birther Revival