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“Michele Bachmann says she will launch her Presidential campaign in either Massachusetts or New Hampshire as soon as she figures out which is which. There could be some eligibility problems for her. She has her birth certificate, but nobody can produce her high school diploma.” –Jay Leno

Conservatives Spread Their Delusions About Barack Obama While Donald Trump Fails To Prove He Is A Citizen

We have often noticed that many conservatives live in a parallel universe, where misinformation is rampant and the usual laws of logic do not apply. Conservatives who don’t believe a black man such as Barack Obama could have possible written two books by himself, and who love to portray a moderate such as Obama as some sort of radical, have devised a conspiracy theory claiming that Bill Ayers actually wrote Dreams From My Father.

Ayers has been having fun making fun of this conspiracy theory as he has often, in a clearly joking manner, claimed credit for the book. Jack Cashill has clear difficulties understanding this humor as he uses a recent statement from Ayers as actual evidence of his conspiracy theory. It was just Ayers’ standard line: “Oh yeah, I wrote the book — and if you can help me prove that, I’ll split the royalties with you.” Quite obviously a joke at the expense of those who spread the ridiculous claim that Ayers, who barely knew Obama, had written the book which made Obama wealthy.

This story was also picked up by several conservative blogs.Conservatives also have trouble with the idea that a black man with a funny name could have  been born in the United States, and Cashill also repeated the Birther nonsense.  Making matters worse, Cashill  saw some actual meaning in Donald Trump challenging Obama’s citizenship. Barack Obama has already released a legally valid Certification of Live Birth (above) which the state of Hawaii has verified is legitimate and proof of his birth there. Apparently conservatives prefer a Certificate to a Certification. Donald Trump presented a Certificate of Birth but it turns out that the paper is not legitimate. After reporting that the birth certificate presented by Donald Trump is not legally valid evidence of citizenship, Ben Smith showed he can mess with the minds of Republicans just like Bill Ayers can. He concluded:

Trump’s mother, it should be noted, was born in Scotland, which is not part of the United States. His plane is registered in the Bahamas, also a foreign country. This fact pattern — along with the wave of new questions surrounding what he claims is a birth certificate — raises serious doubts about his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.

Update: Donald Trump got the correct birth certificate the following day.