The Obama campaign office is mocking the birthers and conspiracy theorists and turning the joke into campaign cash. Here's the text of the email that offers an official birth certificate mug to campaign supporters.
I give them high marks for their sense of humor.
--Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.This week he
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--Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.This week he by Obama Campaign
Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.
This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller "of historic proportions."
The title is "Where's the Birth Certificate?" -- yes, really.
Corsi's work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth's core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets!
FactCheck.org called Corsi's work "a mishmash of unsupported conjecture, half-truths, logical fallacies and outright falsehoods."
There's really no way to make this stuff completely go away. The only thing we can do is laugh at it -- and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.
So let's just do this -- get your Obama birth certificate mug here:
year, the President said, "I can't spend all of my time with my birth
certificate plastered on my forehead."
This is about as close as we can get.
If the facts can't make these ridiculous smears go away, we can at least have a little fun with it.
And then we'll get back to the important work of supporting the President as he tackles real problems like high gas prices, the deficit, and unemployment.
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
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