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birther

One who believes and/or promotes the disproven claim that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not the US, and therefore should have been ineligible to serve as US president, as per the requirements of the US Constitution. (Obama was actually born in Hawaii.) Birthers sure like to keep that Obama conspiracy theory alive, don't they?
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Bush's costly illegal war against Iraq; and the rise of hateful Tea Party birthers created by biased news organizations.
But one thing the debate over President Obama's birthplace revealed was that the conflict could only temporarily mask the real objections of the birthers. Once Obama produced his birth certificate, it did little to quell the most dedicated critics who had coalesced around the issue of his birthplace.
Here's the really scary part: birthers, 9/11 truthers, gun control opponents, fans of small government, and supporters of outsider candidates can all vote.
Trump's remarks, terse and grudging, reminded everyone that he himself was one of the loudest "birthers" of all.
On a Facebook thread, SD--who first rose to fame as one of the House's leading birthers back when the presidency of Barack Obama was getting their dander up -took offense at Pope Francis' statement that anyone who wanted to build a wall between the U.S.
"It was easy in the early days to laugh off birthers as crazy or being on the fringe, but when a lie is repeated enough, people start to believe it.
Birthers reject a birth certificate showing that Obama was born in Hawaii: It's a forgery, they say.
Washington, Feb 27 ( ANI ): Another Republican lawmaker has joined the ranks of conservative 'birthers' who have raised doubts about the validity of the President Barack Obama's birth certificate.
He uses examples of various types of conspiracy theorists and reality deniers, such as Holocaust deniers, birthers, moon-landing denialists, 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorists, false quotations, hoaxes, UFOs, homeopathic medicine, tax protestors, and vaccine denialists, to show how rumors are started and the types of rhetorical techniques and logical fallacies found in misleading or false claims.
-- a few miles from Massachusetts, where Mitt Romney was once governor -- Obama cracked a short joke about the "birthers" who have repeatedly demanded he produce a birth certificate to prove he was born in America.
When I read Paul Wells's review of my book, Among the Truthers: A Journey into the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings and Internet Addicts, I was pleasantly surprised.
Most Birthers--those doubting the president's American origins--call the Republican Party home, and while most Republicans are not Birthers, winning a multicandidate GOP presidential primary doesn't require getting the votes of most Republicans; a plurality will do.
Meet the New Birthers: They're Younger, Savvier, and
To an extent, the 9/11 "truthers" among Democrats mirror the Obama "birthers" among Republicans.