It’s a cool, cloudy Saturday, with more rain in the forecast for the ATL, so let’s throw out a little more playful topic.
Can we all agree, or mostly agree, that the full-blown birthers are nuts?
They aren’t conservative, they aren’t Republican, and they don’t tell us anything about conservatives or Republicans in general. They’re just nuts, but they’re nuts in a very special, entertaining and almost endearing way.
Here, for example, are excerpts from a late-night “birthermercial” airing on a few stations around the country, compiled by Talking Points Memo:
Once we get consensus that these folks are a little crazy – once conservatives no longer have to worry about being tarnished by the craziness — maybe liberals and conservatives can sit back and enjoy the circus together. Because really, the mental contortions and conspiracy theories needed to hold the whole birther thing together can be a wonder to behold.
For example, you may recall that last summer, BirtherWorld was all atwitter at the discovery of a Kenyan birth certificate in the name of one Barack Hussein Obama. The news was greeted with hallelujahs. Finally, that Rat Usurper SIAP (”Suspected Illegal Alien President” for you uninitiated) was exposed!! Off with his head!! Redemption!!
All of a sudden, other dots began to be connected. For example, why was Hillary Clinton traveling to Kenya? Because she had been sent on a secret mission to bottle up the truth about the Kenyan birth certificate, that why!!
Sadly for the birthers, that Kenyan birth certificate was exposed as a transparent forgery within 48 hours. Such humiliation, such disappointment. How could the birther cause ever recover?
Well, fear not, for human imagination will always provide.
You see, according to “The Right Perspective,” the fake document “may have been leaked to lawyer Orly Taitz by a special Obama Administration team, who created the document to discredit the so-called “Birther” movement.”
That’s right, it wasn’t the birthers’ fault after all! In fact, Obama is so worried about the birthers that he dispatched a special team to discredit them!! And according the The Right Perspective, they even have proof for that assertion, in the form of “an overlooked Internet posting from the conspiracy website Repubx.”
In a post dated April 19, months before the discovery of the Kenyan birth certificate, someone at RepubX reported the following:
“Don’t know about 9/11 conspiracy, but do know from DC source that an Administration team is working on perfecting a forgery of the long-form birth certificate. They plan on presenting it in a a month or so. The source is FBI agent who has drinking buddy from University of Illinois now in the Administration. Its second hand, but the source is supposed to be solid.
They have already prepared the forgery with special paper and ink. The document was printed on a fully functional 1960 Heidelberger printing press located at a print museum in Toronto. Access was arranged by a trustee of the museum who is connected to a large Canadian banking/investment firm with major US interests.
The blanks in the forged form were filled in with an old Underwood Manual typewriter bought at an estate sale in Skokie, IL. The raised seal was the easiest piece to fake, since you can by a special order corporate seal from just about any online office supply store.
The only reason they haven’t rolled out the foregery yet is that it is “seasoning” under mild UV light and a back and forth rotation between between a humidifier and a sauna. Get ready….one to two months tops.”
You know, you can’t make stuff like that up. Except that somebody did.
Now, if you want to fall still deeper down the rabbit hole, go to that RepubX site, where you find the following conjecture about the alleged “DC source” quoted above:
“Hopefully his friend in the administration is not the young Federal witness they just found dead who was going to testify in the passport and credit card fraud case. This kinda smacks of the Whitewater investigations where folks who knew something damaging simply ended up dead. If it is I pray we do a better job of connecting crimes to the source than we did with the Clintons. Where’s Clint Eastwood when you need someone to protect a witness?”