Sunday was the tipping point, to use a tired phrase. When a black pastor from Harlem asks President Obama to prove his citizenship you know something's up. The so-called "birthers" movement has become more than just a bad joke that most people with half a brain laugh about. I'd almost had enough last week when I read about a soldier who refused to deploy over this nonsense.
But now it's official. President Obama being born in Kenya, not Hawaii as his birth certificate says plain as day, will go into the history books as full-fledged conspiracy theory. ...
Exhibit A: Rev. James David Manning isn't just any black pastor in Harlem. Manning has hated President Obama's guts, to put it mildly, for almost two years.
Now, he's the latest to take his place in the "birther" conspiracy theory/urban legend, along with folks like Alan Keyes.
On Sunday, the church sign at his small chapel read: "The Blood of Jesus Against Obama. Mr. Obama Show Us Your Birth Certificate. No Dew Nor Rain."
Now for the video below, in which Manning calls Obama a "criminal" who should be arrested. "There's a snake in the White House. He needs to be snaked out," Manning said. Spoken like a true snake charmer.
So what implication does this have? Well, first let me say congratulations to the idiots who have pulled off the biggest hoax of my lifetime. There's too many of you to count. You will never be forgotten. You will be talked about for eternity, like the people who say NASA faked the Apollo moon landing.
By the way, how's that holding up 40 years later?
Our grandchildren and their grandchildren, sociologists, psychologists and history experts in folklore will study and reevaluate the birther conspiracy theory forever. There will be movies made. Books will be or have been written. Court documents, YouTube videos and Web sites will make it seem as real as the smoke from the gunman on the grassy knoll.
Who really killed JFK? Where's Jimmy Hoffa buried? The framing of Bill Clinton, Sept. 11, Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle ... Obama's birth certificate.