Birthers and LiarsWednesday, July 29, 2009
An MSNBC story likens the birther movement to a conspiratorial, whacko movement to discredit Obama and the Democratic Party. The author, Bill Pascoe, says that birthers should be excommunicated from the church of the “real conservative party,” not unlike the Birchers being purged from the ranks of the conservative movement. He states:
Reasonable and responsible conservatives, thus, are stuck. We are being lumped in with irresponsible and unreasonable conspiracy theorists.
…As one of the GOP operatives whose job it was to defeat Barack Obama in a campaign for federal office (there have only been three GOP campaigns run against him, and I’ve been involved with two of them), I can attest to the fact that nowhere in our opposition research did we find any reason to believe that the man was not a natural born citizen of the United States.
In response I ask: Why is it that Obama and his adminstration do not simply quell this so-called conspiracy by producing evidence to the contrary? Perhaps for the same reasons that Obama’s college thesis was supposedly lost, and there is a lack of authored papers during Obama’s tenures at Harvard Law Review and the University of Chicago?