I don’t believe for one second that Hillary is actually a truther. Her speech is the equivalent of, “Well, I believe the president was born in Hawaii, but I don’t see why he doesn’t end all doubt by showing us his birth certificate. If he has nothing to hide, then he should just release it.”
What’s even more hysterical about Smith’s post is the number of left-wing commenters who make his point for him by defending truther-ism.
Are truthers and birthers equivalent? Yes, in most senses, but no in one other. Birtherism is a misguided theory about Obama which, even if true, does not allege that he is partially or wholly responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans. In fact, if the birthers were correct, it wouldn’t even be Obama’s fault. That’s why the truthers are, in fact, far more unhinged than the birthers.