"He Does Look A Lot Like Malcolm X": Checking In On The Birthers
During a discussion on Fox News' The Five last week, Eric Bolling bristled  at co-host Bob Beckel invoking the tea party's obsession with Obama's birth certificate. According to Bolling, birtherism was "ages ago," and is now "water under the bridge." It certainly behooves Bolling to relegate the birth certificate frenzy to "water under the bridge," considering buffoons like him irreparably damaged their (already minimal) credibility by repeatedly hyping that ridiculous conspiracy theory.
In fact, the last we left Bolling and the birther issue, he and Pam Geller were analyzing  a poster-sized version of Obama's long-form birth certificate on Bolling's Fox Business program. At the time, Bolling announced the long-form birth certificate released by the White House "may or may not be" Photoshopped, and added that "there are at least questions." (Among the "questions" Bolling had was how the doctor that delivered Obama hadn't told his family that he had delivered the president, despite the fact the doctor died five years before Obama was elected.)
Either way, good to hear Bolling has found the answers to his questions and the birther issue is now "water under the bridge" for him. However, there's a group for which the birth certificate issue is not "ages ago," but is actually on the verge of finally breaking through and taking down Obama for good.
WorldNetDaily still regularly publishes articles about Obama's birth certificate, and their online "superstore" is still packed with various birther wares. Last week, WND reporter Jerome Corsi, author of Where's the Birth Certificate? and perhaps the single strongest driving force of the birth certificate conspiracy, was invited to Arizona by a tea party group to give a presentation about the birth certificate.
After spending an hour running through his various pieces of evidence that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery and rehashing his conspiracy that birther opportunist Donald Trump was secretly working for Obama, Corsi was asked an important question about whether it concerns him that Obama looks "a lot like Malcolm X." Corsi responded that "there's no proof that he is Malcolm X's son," and he "always thought the father was Indonesian," because Obama's "characteristics are more Indonesian."
[around 1:11:45 of the above video]
WOMAN: Does it concern you that he doesn't look a thing like Sr -- Obama Sr. -- but he does look a lot like Malcolm X?
[Laughter from audience. Man off camera says "that's a good one."]
CORSI: There's no proof that he is Malcolm X's son. He does not look like Barack Obama Sr. at all, and I've had a lot of questions as to whether he's the father. Want to know what I think? I've always thought the father was Indonesian. There's an Indonesian look alike very much like Barack Obama, and I think his characteristics are more Indonesian than they are -- and she might have met some Indonesian at [unintelligible] bar one night and that might be how it happened.
Corsi joked a bit later -- to more laughter from the crowd -- that "Malcolm X is still in the running" as Obama's real father. (This lunatic theory first gained attention when Geller promoted it on her blog  a few years ago.)
Giving presentations to tea party groups isn't all Corsi has been up to lately. He also started his own social network called  "1776 Nation," which describes itself as a "social network site for patriots."
Among the activities encouraged by Corsi's site is a campaign to "Fax Blast Washington" about the birth certificate. As the site explains  it, now is the "time to turn up the heat and cook Washington fax machines with HOT, SEARING Faxes! Not just any fax, BUT millions of boiling 'WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE' faxes."
On the front page of 1776 Nation, they are promoting a "Millionpatriotsmarch" in Washington, D.C., this October. Organized by "Charles Jones," the event description explains that "we the people need to rid our great country of this usurper." As of this writing, the rally  is only 999,997 people short of a million.