Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Conspiracy Corner: Joe Arpaio Still Pushing Birtherism

In several posts, I've lamented the many and varied web of conspiracy theories known collectively as "birtherism." Birthers all believe that for one reason or another, President Barack Hussein!!! Obama is ineligible to hold office. Some believe Obama is a criminal who has knowingly lied his way into office, knowing full well that he isn't a "natural born citizen." Others claim no such charges, and simply assert that he's invalid by reason of a technicality.

What is in the water in Arizona? Image from Gawker.
When Obama released his "long form" birth certificate, he'd finally met the condition set out by nearly every birther of every stripe: "produce the certificate, and this will all go away." Needless to say--after the less crazy ones defected--the remaining birthers declared the long form to be a forgery. They did extensive analysis (on YouTube, so it must be true) on the document. No, wait, hold the phone. . .they did extensive analysis on the PDF scan of the document. Which is pointless, stupid and to the extent they've gone on this thing, absolutely batshit insane.

I covered and debunked the analysis in a lengthy post (with a far lengthier argument with birthers in the comments section) over a year ago. And since then, it's safe to bet on two things: a) more former birthers have jumped ship, and b) the remaining ones are even more entrenched.

Some birthers go so far as to say that old pictures like
this one are all forgeries, and doubt the parentage of the
President, both his father and his mother. Ca-RAY-zee!
Image from USAToday.
Since the far right-wing essentially ate the entire Republican Party, fringe beliefs have taken center stage, and Birtherism is one of those things. Several mainstream elected officials have pandered to their lunatic base by dog-whistling to them. Donald Trump has come right out and espoused (badly parsed) birther talking points. He lied and said he had investigators in Hawaii uncovering all kinds of things. But we know he lied because he eventually dropped it.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio--one of several batshit crazy right-wing heroes--did not drop it. And he actually did send investigators to Hawaii. He even held a (invitation only!) press conference about his latest "findings" on Tuesday afternoon. And since Obama is now in federal prison, and Joe Biden installed as President, you can see that it worked! Or not.

One more thing. Every single birther nugget has been debunked, and can be found at ObamaConspiracy. I highly recommend the site if you've ever even entertained a portion of this nuttiness.


Joe Arpaio Holds Press Conference to Let America Know He’s Still a Wingnut

Good news, birthers — Joe Arpaio is sure President Obama's birth certificate is fradulent.
Sheriff Joe held a press conference this evening to continue spouting off about his conspiracy theory, complete with a team of "experts" to verify his claims. . .

Read more at: Gawker


  1. Wow, what a surprise, he found exactly what he suspected. They are just repeating what other small minded fools have said before, so safe to say no evidence that would stand up in a court of law in the United States. Its upon you to prove to us that what you are saying is true. Take it to court you coward!

    Let me be clear none of these Birther dullards have taken there “Birther Documents of facts, more like lies” and none have won a case in the “U.S. Courts”, maybe in their simple minds (if they have any) but not in our “U.S. Courts”, so unless Birthers/ teabaggers, whatever you want to be called, win a court case, we will continue to see as dullards, liars or racist or maybe all three. Deal with the real truth baby!

    Hey maybe Republican Randi Shannon from Iowa can take Joe Arpaio and Willard Mitt Romney with her to her BS “Republic for the United States” what a real traitor.

  2. It's so loony, I actually feel like I'm enabling them when I post something about them.


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