One thing we admire about our cousins in the Alt Right Alternate Universe: they don’t let facts get in the way of what they think is a good conspiracy.

Actual media reporters are trying really hard to get Trump supporters to admit that “the Hillary Clinton Campaign” did not start the “birther controversy.” This issue has been fact checked and fact checked until the paint peeled off, but the Alt Right clings to it like a toddler clings to a teddy bear.

So here we have a former Clinton campaign manager from the 2008 campaign going on CNN to explain what really happened.

“The campaign, nor Hillary, did not start the birther movement. Period. End of the story,” Patti Solis Doyle told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
She did say, however, that a volunteer coordinator in Iowa in late 2007 “did forward an email that promoted the (birther) conspiracy.”
“Hillary made the decision immediately to let that person go. We let that person go. And it was beyond the pale, Wolf, and so not worthy of the kind of campaign that certainly Hillary wanted to run or that we as a staff wanted to run that I called David Plouffe, who was obviously managing Barack Obama’s campaign in ’07, to apologize and basically say that this was not coming from us. It was a rogue volunteer coordinator,” Doyle added.
“And David very graciously accepted my apology,” she added.
As we have seen in other non-troversies, members of the Alt Right are incapable of recognizing shades of grey, abstract ideas or anything not explained to them by Rush Limbaugh. To them, “a rogue volunteer coordinator” equates to:


Patti Solis Doyle ‘fessed up about a single volunteer campaign coordinator who likely thought she was helping the Clinton campaign by passing on one of those “send this to everyone” emails that routinely winds up debunked on, but all they heard over in the ARMPIT (Alt Right Media Propaganda Implementation Team) Media is, “…(static)….campaign….(static)…e-mail…(static)…Obama not born here.”

Consider for a moment, however…

Even if it were true that the 2008 Hillary Clinton Campaign started the rumor (it isn’t true, but humor us and consider it), why did Donald Trump continue to beat the drum on the issue long after President Obama provided his long form birth certificate? The fact that he didn’t drop it when POTUS took the extraordinary step of making his birth certificate public, the fact that he said “credible sources” told him the certificate was “fake”… it means one thing.
Donald Trump was the chief architect of the debunked theory that Barack Hussein Obama was not born in the United States of America. He should be help accountable for the lie. He should not be excused for his 7-second admission that Obama is as American as pineapple pizza. He should be made to carry the weight of each and every slack-jawed, mouth-breathing, racist yokel who still believes the President of the United States was born in a mud hut in Kenya.