Fast on the heels of reports that Hawaii’s new governor is going to do whatever he can to put a stop to birtherism, we get this explanation about the origins of birtherism from the Keith Olbermann show — birtherism originated when the Obama campaign posted the short form birth certificate on the campaign website.

Because, you know, they posted the birth certificate with no prompting and for no reason whatsoever, and if they hadn’t posted it, there would be no question about Obama’s birth. Like.. what?? I had to look twice to make sure that the talking head was not a Republican shill. Nope. The TH in question is a proud bearer of the Progressive banner, and his contention — supported by Keith O’s stand-in for the evening — is that the Obama campaign essentially created the birther controversy by responding to it. Circular reasoning, anyone?


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