Going to go slightly off-topic, because we're a deeply off-topic forum. Two things annoy me about the birther dealio.
1. It started with a Hillary Clinton aide. Linda Starr, a fervent Hillary Clinton supporter, was the one who started the entire thing according to John Avlon
. She was hoping it would create a nice cloud of smog and get Obama booed out so Hillary could win the nomination. Instead, it laid relatively low until right-winger conspiracy theorists snatched it, and then it became huge. Huger than even...
2. Truthers. As gbaji (and others, but him more eloquently than most) will point out, "the other side is just as bad!" And that's true in some ways. Birthers really feel like the "truthers" after 9/11, saying the Bush administration was in on the whole thing. Some people cannot see reality. I would love to know the statistics of how many Americans "think 9/11 was known about, or planned by, the Bush administration." I highly doubt it's as large as the birther movement, but damned if they had just as much evidence!
Ok, derail off. I've had a terrible day that started with me being in the ER with my girl for 4 hours, and I'm cranky. gbaji is at least a step above a lot of other conservatives I've heard from, who say this proves nothing, but it's just one mouthful of bull too much for me to not get antsy
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