Birthers ‘Would fill a Room, But so Would a Two-Headed Monkey’

September 14, 2009

(ChattahBox)—According to the Los Angeles Times, in what it calls a “symbolic development,” the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has denied a request from WorldNetDaily (WND) to host a birther panel at its next annual conference. This move is viewed as a sign that Republicans may be starting to distance themselves from the wild birther conspiracy theory that claims President Obama was born in Kenya.

WorldNetDaily is an extreme right-wing site of fringe conspiracy theories, founded by conservative journalist, Joseph Farah. WND has led the charge in advancing the birther conspiracy, as well as other fringe theories, including the paranoid claim that the Obama administration is creating detention camps for conservatives, like those used in Nazi Germany.

The LA Times Piece says of CPAC’s decision:

“In one symbolic development, organizers of next year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — the country’s biggest annual meeting of activists on the right — said last week that they had rejected a request to schedule a panel on whether Obama was a native-born U.S. citizen.”

‘”It would fill a room,” said event director Lisa De Pasquale, but so would a two-headed monkey. There really are so many more important issues, and it’s only a three-day conference.”‘

It may indeed be the case that some conservatives may be beginning to marginalize the lunatic birthers. But as noted by Kyle at Right Wing Watch, CPAC embraced Joseph Farah, the King of the Kooks at last year’s event where Farah spoke.


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