The Good Side of the Coin
Birthers vs. Truthers, two sides of the same coin?
Surprisingly, these two groups have more in common than either would be willing to admit. Birthers, as they’ve become known, are relentlessly trying to force the release of Obama’s original birth certificate, while Truthers are convinced that the Bush Administration either conspired with the 9/11 attackers or detonated the Twin Towers, Pentagon and United flight 82 themselves, and then manufactured all the (commonly accepted) evidence, in order to legitimize their war “for oil” in Iraq.
Ultimately, those seeking Obama’s (un-copied and un-redacted) birth and college admissions records hope they will prove his ineligibility to serve as President and force his Impeachment and resignation in disgrace. Birthers want to prove Obama a liar, driving a stake into the heart of his popularity and arresting his socialist policies and agenda of appeasement before American capitalism and exceptionalism are destroyed forever.
Similarly, Truthers tried for 7 years to bring down President Bush by any means possible. Even now, 150 days after Bush left office, Truthers are still just as exercised and motivated as ever. And, like a fundraiser on KBDI said live, on the air, during a recent “membership” drive, they won’t be satisfied until Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Wolfowitz and all other Neo-Cons are criminally prosecuted and then water boarded – just for good measure!
Not content to let the electorate sort out these issues, these two divergent groups both want to dramatically alter the status quo. While the Bush administration produced every document the 9/11 Commission requested, Obama has used millions, in unspent campaign cash, to fund dozens of lawyers to oppose every legal effort to obtain these documents, which could easily be made available.
And, while taxpayer-funded PBS affiliates broadcast Truther conspiracy videos as fundraisers and hawk their DVDs as premiums, the Obama administration has been strong-arming media outlets, all over this country, to prevent any advertising, reporting or discussion of the Birthers’ concerns.
Two sides of the same coin? Heads – Truthers win, Tails – Birthers lose….so far