…when a prophet speaks…, if the word does not come to pass or come true… You need not be afraid of him.
— Deuteronomy 18:20-22, The Holy Bible
A promise can be either a pledge or a prediction. Since near the beginning of the birther movement, its proponents have made statements that express certainty that a certain event will happen. The time of some of these events, ones about the “judgment of history” cannot be verified now; but others can be tested.
Birthers have made one self-fulfilling prophecy: “this is not going away,” and that may be about the only one that’s proven true. Here are some that have not: