After a humiliating defeat in his Phoenix re-run, disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio has now made it his life’s goal to prove the thoroughly discredited birther conspiracy theory. The disgraced sheriff claims that he has conducted a five year ‘investigation’, drawing on the ‘expertise’ of a number of ‘authorities’ on forgery. One would like to examine the details of this so-called investigation, but the premise is so absurd that the accredited media has been forced to dismiss the case upfront.
Arpaio’s supposed smoking gun is the birth certificate that Obama provided in response to relentless allegations by the far right that he was born outside of the US. Arpaio outrageously claims that this birth certificate is a fake, and that he can prove it nine different ways! The so-called investigators claim that stamps appear on the certificate at the exact same angle in multiple places, which they claim is improbable. They also claim that the language used to describe Obama’s ethnicity is different from other Hawaiian birth certificates from the same time, and that the fonts are inconsistent with the printing technology at the time it was created. All extremely weak and tedious points.
Not surprisingly, the accredited media has dismissed Arpaio’s ‘evidence’ as laughable and completely inappropriate. Arpaio is a known racist, with a record of extreme anti-immigration policies which eventually led to his downfall as sheriff, so it’s hardly a shock that he’s no fan of our first African American President. These allegations need to be put to bed once and for all by publicly shaming anyone who still has the gall to bring them up. The fact that the right in America still refuses to accept Obama’s presidency as legitimate after all these years just goes to show how racist America still is, and how far we have to go to make America a truly progressive democracy. It’s sad that no matter how much the accredited media dismisses these allegations as ridiculous, they continue to resurface as if the issue wasn’t covered already. The right in America frankly needs to grow up, and start watching the news. They are an embarrassment to not only themselves, but also to the millions of informed Americans who voted for Obama twice, despite all of the horrible disinformation put out against him.