This exchange appeared over at Obama Release Your Records.
RacerJim: It’s funny indeed how the Obots can explain away each and every anomaly with each and every image of each and every document pertaining to Obama’s birth, citizenship, Social Security number, Selective Service Registration, et al.
Dr. Conspiracy: It’s funny how birthers base their entire world view on a bunch of supposed anomalies which are easily explained.
In most cases, a more accurate statement would be that birthers find things that they do not understand because of their lack of expertise and knowledge, and then call their ignorance an "anomaly" that is unexplained. A great example is the statement that "no one used African American for race on a birth certificate in 1961" when in fact the 1961 federal instruction book for coding birth certificates specifies what to code for the statistical report when somebody enters "African-American" for race. The objection is ignorance, not anomaly.
Birthers, hundreds of them, have scoured every available document, public statement, and photograph related to Obama and have poured over every word, scratch, and detail imposing the most negative possible interpretations. Real life is messy and not everything matches up to some Socratic ideal of perfection. Finding mistakes in the record of a person’s life is normal. Misstatements are normal. It’s true of everybody, and it doesn’t mean fraud.
But at the end of the day, not a single thing in the pile could be considered real evidence. The largest part of the birther "anomaly" store, the supposed forgery of the long form, exploded when it was found, and conclusively proven, that it all was the normal artifacts of an office machine like a Xerox WorkCentre 7655 and Mac Preview. Take a minute to peruse the catalog of things birthers have been wrong about.
The issue is not the large list of anomalies in Obama’s records, but the large list of mistakes birthers made about them.
I realize that this is not an audience that is ready to accept the facts, but they are the facts nonetheless.