Joseph Farah, editor-in-chief of World Net Daily — the conservative website the derives much of its funding from selling Birther paraphernalia — would like to wish President Obama a happy 50th birthday today.
Except he can’t.
Why? Naturally, because Farah does not believe Obama has ever released his longform birth certificate Farah can’t say with certainty that Obama was actually born today.
How much don’t we know about Barack Obama as he nears the end of his third year of White House occupation?
Well, he claims today is his 50th birthday. Yet, incredibly, it is still only an unsubstantiated claim – and, perhaps, more suspect than ever. This was the year Obama finally yielded to pressure, largely from me, Jerome Corsi and a handful of other Americans, to release his so-called “long-form birth certificate” – the one he had been scrupulously hiding for so long.
Not many others in the media were ever interested in the story of Obama’s history, roots and questions about his constitutional eligibility. So, when he posted an image of this document last April on the White House website, the news industry fell all over itself proclaiming that all questions about his background had now been answered.
Why nonsense? Naturally, this birth certificate is a fake etc. etc.,. You’re welcome to read his rationale (such as it is here).
Short version, until Obama comes out and admits he’s actually a Muslim from Kenya Farah and his ilk are unlikely to be satisfied.
But it raises the larger question: Are we done with Birthersim? When Donald Trump brought it into the mainstream last spring did he use up the nation (and media’s tolerance) for it?
I think probably yes. With unemployment levels continually high one imagines there are enough real life things to attack the president for at this stage of the game without having to revert to fictional, racist, unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.
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