Sometimes in a moment of weakness I wish that the birthers could be locked in a room to argue out their own inconsistencies, rather than have them running around the Internet bothering decent people.
My recent article about Douglas Vogt and Miki Booth is one example. Miki Booth actually cites arguments by Vogt against Obama’s birth certificate in her book, “Memoirs of a Community Organizer from Hawai’i” and then Douglas Vogt turned around and accused her of submitting forged birth certificates for members of her family to Jerome Corsi, eventually reaching Mike Zullo. Vogt says that he worked with Zullo and that Zullo agreed with some of his conclusions, but Zullo also supports Miki Booth. Zullo is unwilling to throw Booth under the bus, but he is not willing to admit that the extent to which supporting Booth undermines Vogt across the board. If one listens to Vogt, he is certain that Booth’s certificates are as much forgeries as that of Barack Obama, and that they come from the same source. This is a big inconsistency in the birther story that they should resolve among themselves before trying to convince anyone else.
I was reminded just today in an email from Linda Joy Adams that she has a completely different birth narrative for Barack Obama than some other birthers. Nancy Owens, a commenter here, has yet another distinct narrative. Some have Obama born in Hawaii with a different father, some in Washington State, some in Kenya, some in Kansas, some in Canada and some in Florida.
Mile Zullo seems to believe that the CIA created Obama’s birth certificate (don’t ask me why they would do that) based on his reliance on Dennis Montgomery, other birthers believe that Obama’s birth certificate was faked contemporaneously to his birth, Owens says that she did it, and Vogt blames a friend of Miki Booth from Hawaii (plus 4 accomplices including me).
When a robbery occurs, eyewitnesses often disagree over details, even if they agree that there was a robbery. This is human nature, to misperceive things and not get the whole story. Imagine how much variation there would be in testimony if there were no robbery at all, if it were a false memory. In the case at hand, there was no birth certificate forgery, and this explains why birthers cannot arrive at a consensus in their story to explain it.