BIRTHERS

Obama's (Forged) Birth Certificate

Birthers, rejoice. The concrete proof you've been looking for has finally surfaced: Barack Obama's Kenyan birth certificate is making the rounds on the Internet. Just one problem, though—it is an obvious forgery. The document completely ignores key aspects of Kenyan history—Obama’s supposed birthplace was not a part of Kenya in 1964—and also refers to the "Republic of Kenya" though it was not a republic at that time. Perhaps most damningly, the template for the forgery appears to be easily available on a genealogy site. Meanwhile, the “birthers’” kook-in-chief, Orly Taitz, had a full-blown meltdown on MSNBC. How much longer before this story goes away?