Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Unhinged Alternate Universe of the "Birthers"

Just the other day I indicated that CNN had directed Lou Dobbs to cease the coverage of the "Obama is an alien myth" circulating among the delusional elements of the GOP and the far right Christianists. Now, is reporting that its staff has seen the real, original birth certificate issued by Hawaii - which last I looked was a state within the USA and before that a U.S. territory. Will this be enough to put an end to the "birther" insanity? Most likely not because we are dealing with folks who have no tether to objective reality. In short, they are insane and literally nothing can convince them that their beliefs - likely based on racial bigotry and prejudice - are not true. I hope the mainstream media will run with this proof and help expose the insanity of the far right and even some members of Congress who knowingly prostitute themselves to the birthers. Here are some highlights from
In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document's authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is "fake."
We beg to differ. staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.

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