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More Birther insanity

July 20, 2009

imagesFollowing up on Major Stefan Cook’s refusal to deploy with the US Army on the grounds that President Obama was not born in the US and there for is ineligible to send him as Commander-in-Chief overseas, the birther movement has ‘gone viral’, despite all the evidence that shows Obama had been born in the US.  John Avlon at the Daily Beast follows the story:

Welcome to the world of the “Birthers”—right-wing conspiracy theorists committed to undoing the 2008 presidential election by trying to prove that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. The movement is evidence that Obama Derangement Syndrome is going viral from the far right, proliferating beyond fringe-festival Internet sites. It’s in danger of a quiet mainstreaming along partisan lines—reaching into talk radio, cable news, the armed services, and even the halls of Congress.

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