Anti-Birthers are Beginning to Worry

George Joyce and Larrey Anderson
Fear and trembling are brewing among the anti-birther brigade.  For evidence look no further than a sad and confused polemic in the LA Times against conservative truth-seekers by leftist comedian Bill Maher.  

In setting out to attack legitimate public concern over such issues as Barack Obama’s birth certificate and Senator John Kerry’s earlier claims about his Vietnam War experience, Maher only deepens the growing American suspicion about the left’s commitment to the truth.  

Even worse, Maher’s pathetic tirade against conservatives never rises above an eighth-grade schoolyard tantrum, which should raise further concerns about the effects of drinking kool-aid on a person of otherwise normal intelligence.  In short, although Maher tries to pose as a hip, erudite, and progressive mouthpiece of the left his essay raises disturbing questions about the state of the modern liberal mind.

For example, Maher attempts to lampoon those who simply want to see Obama’s original birth certificate:
“And there's nothing anyone can do to convince these folks. You could hand them, in person, the original birth certificate and have a video of Obama emerging from the womb with Don Ho singing in the background ... and they still wouldn't believe it.  Which raises the question: Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won't take anything on faith?”
Well, Bill, you’ve got an interesting theory here but for some reason you don’t want to test it.  The fact is that the original birth certificate has not been shown. Why?  

Maher, incredibly, goes on to blame the media for not being courageous enough in smothering the “lies” about John Kerry and the Vietnam War:
“And once these stories get out there, they're hard to stamp out because our media do such a lousy job of speaking truth to stupid. Vietnam, Iraq and the Spanish-American War were all sold on lies that were unchallenged or even abetted by the media. Clinton got impeached and Kerry got destroyed in large part because the media didn't have the guts to say, ‘This is nonsense.’”
In the twisted calculations of Bill Maher, in other words, the mainstream media was pro-Vietnam war and anti-Kerry.   Amazing.

Maher tries to rally America’s deluded scribes into embracing the “reality” of Obama’s birth status by dismissing the reality and import of what scientists call “evidence:”
“That's why it's so important that we the few, the proud, the reality-based attack this stuff before it has a chance to fester and spread. This isn't a case of Democrats versus Republicans. It's sentient beings versus the lizard people, and it is to them I offer this deal: I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma.”
That’s a deal Maher.  You show us – we’ll show you.  Except Maher doesn’t really mean it.  All of his arguments in the LA Times piece are based on counterfactuals or on the situation in some “possible world” that is not this real world.

In our real world the original birth certificate has not been made available to the public.  But in Maher’s pretend world it has. In his pretend world the birth certificate exists. So Maher has settled the dispute of Obama’s eligibilty to be President … only if we live in Bill Maher’s make-believe world. Does the birth certificate exist in our world? Who knows?

After reading Maher’s embarrassing diatribe one can only conclude that the left is worried – very worried.


Fear and trembling are brewing among the anti-birther brigade.  For evidence look no further than a sad and confused polemic in the LA Times against conservative truth-seekers by leftist comedian Bill Maher.  

In setting out to attack legitimate public concern over such issues as Barack Obama’s birth certificate and Senator John Kerry’s earlier claims about his Vietnam War experience, Maher only deepens the growing American suspicion about the left’s commitment to the truth.  

Even worse, Maher’s pathetic tirade against conservatives never rises above an eighth-grade schoolyard tantrum, which should raise further concerns about the effects of drinking kool-aid on a person of otherwise normal intelligence.  In short, although Maher tries to pose as a hip, erudite, and progressive mouthpiece of the left his essay raises disturbing questions about the state of the modern liberal mind.

For example, Maher attempts to lampoon those who simply want to see Obama’s original birth certificate:
“And there's nothing anyone can do to convince these folks. You could hand them, in person, the original birth certificate and have a video of Obama emerging from the womb with Don Ho singing in the background ... and they still wouldn't believe it.  Which raises the question: Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won't take anything on faith?”
Well, Bill, you’ve got an interesting theory here but for some reason you don’t want to test it.  The fact is that the original birth certificate has not been shown. Why?  

Maher, incredibly, goes on to blame the media for not being courageous enough in smothering the “lies” about John Kerry and the Vietnam War:
“And once these stories get out there, they're hard to stamp out because our media do such a lousy job of speaking truth to stupid. Vietnam, Iraq and the Spanish-American War were all sold on lies that were unchallenged or even abetted by the media. Clinton got impeached and Kerry got destroyed in large part because the media didn't have the guts to say, ‘This is nonsense.’”
In the twisted calculations of Bill Maher, in other words, the mainstream media was pro-Vietnam war and anti-Kerry.   Amazing.

Maher tries to rally America’s deluded scribes into embracing the “reality” of Obama’s birth status by dismissing the reality and import of what scientists call “evidence:”
“That's why it's so important that we the few, the proud, the reality-based attack this stuff before it has a chance to fester and spread. This isn't a case of Democrats versus Republicans. It's sentient beings versus the lizard people, and it is to them I offer this deal: I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma.”
That’s a deal Maher.  You show us – we’ll show you.  Except Maher doesn’t really mean it.  All of his arguments in the LA Times piece are based on counterfactuals or on the situation in some “possible world” that is not this real world.

In our real world the original birth certificate has not been made available to the public.  But in Maher’s pretend world it has. In his pretend world the birth certificate exists. So Maher has settled the dispute of Obama’s eligibilty to be President … only if we live in Bill Maher’s make-believe world. Does the birth certificate exist in our world? Who knows?

After reading Maher’s embarrassing diatribe one can only conclude that the left is worried – very worried.