Yesterday on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh told his audience to be wary of birther theories. Limbaugh claimed he has been warning against going down that “dead end street” for a while now. He told his audience that birther conspiracies are “fun” but he is “not going to be distracted” by the claims against President Obama's citizenship. But Limbaugh is re-writing history now that Obama released his long-form birth certificate.
In fact, Limbaugh, as recently as April, made the false claim that the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, “can't find” President Obama's birth certificate. This kind of false claim is not “fun,” rather it fuels the fire of birtherism. Furthermore, Limbaugh also recently said “We've got somebody about whom there are legitimate citizenship questions here, serving as president.” He has also said to a birther that he “would love nothing more than for this guy to be proven a fraud,” adding that “that would be fun.” Limbaugh even speculated that back in October 2008, when Obama made a quick trip to Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother, he might actually be there to deal with “this birth certificate business.” Obama's grandmother subsequently passed away two days before the election.
Limbaugh has also attacked the press for not asking Obama “why won't you show the birth certificate?” and repeatedly touted Donald Trump's birther theories. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of Limbaugh's touting of birtherism.
It is clear that Limbaugh has been constantly stoking the flames of the birther nation, but now wants to pretend he hasn't been doing that.