The Obama Conspiracy Theories blog started in December of 2008. The first post was on December 1. As I’ve said several times: I never expected to be here talking about the same topic years later. I thought it would die down after the inauguration in 2009. After all, what’s done is done.
On this date in 2008, I wrote the following comment that I rather like:
I don’t see how a few bloggers with fringe ideas about the definition of “natural born citizen” make aconstitutional crisisnor why there is a snowball’s chance in hell Obama will not be inaugurated on schedule accompanied by singing children, marching bands and the adulation of the people. It think to have a constitutional crisis, the participation of at least one branch of government is needed.
As a liberal-minded person I cultivate the appreciation of viewpoints other than my own. In the case of birtherism, though, I have not been able to find value. Birtherism really isn’t so much a viewpoint as it is a compilation of misinformation and faulty logic. It’s aberration rather than variation. It is something to be prevented rather than preserved. I’ll continue my retirement career here with the CDC (Center for Delusion Control) a little longer.