Birthers







Just another stunt to sell books, one suspects. From Jeff Bercovici’s blog at Forbes: Joseph Farah and Jerome Corsi have some pretty interesting beliefs. They believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not…



[Disclaimer: By posting this article I do not mean to advocate the mainstream view that conspiracies are impossible.  Both evidence and logic suggest to me that not only do some exist, but…





In the wake of his announcement of a probable 2012 Presidential bid, the Donald joins the birthers, as reported by AP/Yahoo News: Real estate tycoon Donald Trump said Thursday he isn’t convinced…


David Weigel writes on Slate:

During the reading of Article II, Section I of the Constitution — the clause that requires the president of the United States to be a “natural born citizen,” an unidentified woman in the gallery screamed “Except Obama! Except Obama!” Politico’s Marin Cogan adds that the woman yelled, “Help us, Jesus!” She was removed immediately.

UPDATE: I’m told that the woman who made the disruption was Theresa Cao, a birther activist and supporter of court-martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin. On December 16, she told WorldNetDaily that she was “taking his message to the White House and Congress.” She maintains a blog here.



John Avlon writes on the Daily Beast: The Birthers were back in force at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. The high-profile resurgence of the Birther claims on cable television provoked…


Birther BillboardStephanie Mencimer writes in Mother Jones:

Over the past year, Secret Service agents charged with protecting President Obama seem to have taken a keen interest in the Birther movement, the committed group of anti-Obama activists around the country who claim the president was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and is thus ineligible to serve.

The idea has been widely and repeatedly debunked (see FactCheck.org’s thorough takedown), but that hasn’t stopped Birthers from doggedly making their case in American courtrooms, to US attorneys, and even to a rural county grand jury, in the hopes that a judge will rule in their favor and Obama might eventually be removed from office. Those efforts have failed spectacularly, but they seem to have succeeded in placing the Birthers on the radar of the Secret Service.

At least a half-dozen prominent anti-Obama activists who’ve petitioned various federal agencies or courts to investigate the president’s citizenship or publicly questioned his eligibility to serve say they’ve been visited by Secret Service or Homeland Security agents….