Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flipping The Birfer Tables

Well, it seems that birtherism has a new birth in question. “Trig Trutherism” is back thanks to Brad Scharlott of NKU, who has written a paper titled “Palin, The Press, and the Fake Pregnancy Rumor”, as reported by “Justin Elliott at Salon”

In truth, I think Palin probably is Trig’s mother, but frankly I don’t really care if she is or not. When the entire hubbub about “whose baby he really was” splattered back in 08 the only bit of it that I took any notice of at all was the fact that Palin claimed to have gone in labor “in Texas”. Supposedly her water had broken there and she went on to give a speech and then boarded a plane back to Alaska to give birth. With Trig being her 5th child and her water already broken I considered taking a leisurely 10-hour plane trip in labor with a special needs preemie an insane thing to do. If anything would have caused me to doubt that Palin was really Trig’s mother, that would have been it. Seriously, what kind of fool would do a stupid thing like that? (Oh… Duhhh)

What I find so hilarious about this paper is how Scharlott has demonstrated how the Trig birfer conspiracy, is not really very different from the Obama birfer conspiracy. The only real difference is the fact that the Trig birfer conspiracy, seemingly debunked by multiple reliable sources was dropped and left alone, regardless of the occasional eyebrow going up here and there. The “left” just left it be. But the Obama birfer conspiracy went absolutely ape shit, even after every single one of their birfer claims was repeatedly de-bunked by every reputable and legal authority it came up against. Even today “right-wing” idiots like Donald Trump are still out there making fools of themselves over it.

It’s just amazes me how stupid some people can be. And of course we all know Sarah Palin is far from being the sharpest tool in the shed, but the next time she asks “Why won’t Obama just release his birth certificate”, the answer should be, “He did, why won’t you release Trig’s?” Hay if she wants to play “Jump on the birfer band wagon”, I say, it ought to be thrown right back at her. Not that I doubt she’s really Trig’s mother, but because if she intends to dish it out, she ought to be able to take it. I think this little turn about on stupidity is fair play.

Brad Scharlott’s paper:

Prof. Brad Scharlott - Palin, the Press, and the Fake Pregnancy Rumor

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