Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Birthing a Reality-Based Community

Hey -- looks like the release of Obama's long-form birth certificate did have an impact on birther tendencies. The percentage of Americans who think President Obama was born in the US has moved up 12 points -- from 55% to 67%. And now a full 45 percent of Republicans are convinced of Obama's American provenance. Why, that's almost a majority! And it only took another heaping dose of incontrovertible evidence debunking a conspiracy theory that should rank right up there with "the Israelis destroyed the Twin Towers" and "the Moon Landing was faked," too.

1 comment:

PG said...

That actually is really heartening, though considering that the release came around the same time that folks like Bachmann and Palin were retreating from birtherism, I'm not sure how much effect the document release in itself had.