Close encounters of the Birther kind

Yet, no matter who is in power, no matter how incompetent they may be, there always exists this irate minority that believes politicians possess supernatural powers of deception.

The mystery the nation faces isn’t President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. The mystery is how any American can believe that all the president’s former political opponents, both the Republican and Democratic parties, Hawaiian officials and two Honolulu newspapers (nay, the entire press corps) could work in concert to conceal the biggest con of the eon…

If conservatives believe this kind of indulgence of lunacy is helpful, they are mistaken.

As former Clinton White House press secretary Jake Siewert explained to Politico early in the Obama presidency, “At some level, they’re not that bad to have around because it reminds people that under the mainstream conservative press there’s this bubbling up of really irrational hatred for the guy.”