NRA's Ted Nugent: Obama Has A "Phony Birth Certificate"
National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent endorsed the conspiracy theory that President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery in his regular column for conspiracy website  WND.
Riffing on a recent claim  by Obama that his critics promote "phony scandals" involving his administration, Nugent wrote in his July 31 column  that "more of us believe in the American hero Sheriff Joe Arpaio's thorough investigation into your phony birth certificate and phony history than the phony media's smoke and mirrors."
In July 2012 Arpaio, a controversial  Arizona sheriff, announced that a "Cold Case Posse " under his direction determined  that Obama's "long-form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in a paper format as claimed by the White House." The "Cold Case Posse" reportedly attempted to uncover evidence  that Obama was born in Kenya.
Nugent also suggested in his column that Obama is engaged in a "Saul Alinsky inspired attack on America" which involves "intentionally implementing the 'Rules for Radicals' agenda so appropriately dedicated to Satan."
Beyond his endorsement of birtherism, Nugent made a number of inflammatory attacks on Obama including accusing him of engaging in "phony racism" and suggesting that Nidal Hasan, the man allegedly responsible for a 2009 mass shooting  at Fort Hood, is Obama's "Allah Ahkbar buddy."
Nugent has faced criticism  and calls for his removal  from the NRA's board of directors in response to recent comments where he stereotyped  African Americans as violent  and made disparaging comments  about deceased Florida teenager Trayvon Martin .
Obama is a frequent target of Nugent's incendiary rhetoric. Beyond infamously suggesting  that he would be "dead or in jail" if Obama was reelected in 2012, Nugent has compared the president to a Nazi , claimed that veterans are committing suicide  because Obama is "violating" the U.S. Constitution, and suggested that the president is "clearly guilty of racism" against George Zimmerman. In an April appearance on the NRA's news program, Nugent complained  that he did not receive enough help in opposing Obama's reelection, employing the "metaphor" that "When I kick the door down in the enemy's camp, would you help me shoot somebody?"
WND is a fitting place  for Nugent to reveal his belief that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery, as the website has long served as a platform  for outlandish conspiracy theories  about the president , especially regarding his birth certificate .