It is remarkable to me how loud cries for “where’s the birth certificate” changed to “the birth certificate doesn’t matter” overnight. In all fairness, there were those who said that the birth certificate didn’t matter since Obama wasn’t eligible anyway (because his father wasn’t a US citizen) before Obama released his long form, and it is true that there are those who deny Obama’s double-certified long form birth certificate; however, many seem to have changed gears seamless between the two.
One of the most ironic remarks that I have seen is this one on YouTube where KenyaBornObamAcorn said:
Yo, check the video, the LIBTARDS are NOW the Birthers, cause they are the ones that are stuck on WHERE Obama was born, we could care less because no matter WHERE he was born, HE IS STILL INELIGIBLE!
I am not seeing any increased caution among the birthers when accepting rumors, lies and crank experts. The fact that the birthers were totally wrong about where Obama was born, of course, doesn’t impact what the Constitution says about what it takes to be President. It does, however, provide evidence as to the credulity of birthers and their inability to distinguish authoritative information from garbage. Just as Obama’s real birth certificate has been out there for over two years, the Constitutional requirements for President have been covered here for over two years, and authoritative commentary on what it means has been out there for for over two hundred years