Monday, December 21, 2009

A House of Cards: the Case Against the Birther Movement

by Michael David Rawlings

[They] assert that the Certificate of Live Birth produced by Obama was altered or forged. They claim that the contemporaneous birth announcement in a newspaper of Obama's birth is insufficient evidence that he was born there. (Did a fortune-teller place it in the paper knowing he would run for president?). And they accuse anyone who disagrees with them of being part and parcel of the grand plan to install Emperor Obama and usurp the rule of law.  —Michelle Malkin, "Truthers to the left of me, truthers to the right"

Birtherism—from Mombasa to Kenyan birth certificates—is the stuff of tabloid sensationalism: the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, Elvis lives!, Batboy, "I was corn-holed by a Martian!" —Michael David Rawlings

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