Delaware Online, a Gannett Company newspaper, has an editorial out criticizing the Obama Campaign for engaging in “mean-spiritedness” and prolonging the birther controversy through it’s sale of t-shirts and coffee mugs depicting the long-form birth certificate.
Some will never believe the truth; but it makes no sense to revive a dead controversy. Indeed, the document may win the Democrats votes among more reasonable doubters.
I think this editorial is bunk. It fails to acknowledge that a full two-thirds of the birthers are still there, spreading their lies, and their misinformation, and their crank views. Did WorldNetDaily and Jerome Corsi cancel release of his conspiracy theory book, Where’s the Birth Certificate? Frankly, a lot of us are sick and tired of the birthers, and the Obama Campaign has given us a way to vent our frustration and proclaim in a very public way that we think the birthers are crazy.
To be fair, Delaware Online was vocal in criticizing the birthers. However, they shouldn’t deny the Obama Campaign a way to raise some easy money. Obama has said he can’t walk around with his birth certificate plastered on his forehead, but his supporters can certainly walk around with one plastered to their backs.