Birther Conspiracy Theory 2.0

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A couple of weeks ago, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was getting up in the face of Hawaii, insisting that the state provide even more evidence that Obama was, in fact, born there.

A few days later, he backed off the request, saying, "If I embarrassed the state, I apologize, but that certainly wasn't my intent."

But guess what?  He's back…. with a new, improved Reverse Birther theory!!

Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he’s convinced Obama was born in Hawaii, but he now believes the president fraudulently claimed to be born in Kenya so he could get into college. He also believes the president has spent millions of dollars since then to cover it up.

The co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign in Arizona, Bennett made the comments recently at an event where he pleaded for local Republicans to unite behind their party’s presumptive nominee for president. He told them a world under Obama is “just very, very scary.”

“Now, I know there’s a lot of people that are very skeptical as to whether he was born in Hawaii,” Bennett told the crowd. “Personally I believe that he was. I actually believe he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on.”

(Emphasis mine).

Wait, what??  Obama fibbed about being born in Kenya?  He never said he was born in Kenya, you birthers did!  This requires some explanation.

“So if there was weird stuff going on,” he said, “I actually think it was happening back in his college days because I think he has spent $1.5 or $2 million through attorneys to have all of the college records and all of that stuff sealed. So if you’re spending money to seal something, that’s probably where the hanky panky was going on.”

I see.

No, no.  I don't see.  But it all goes to the wingnut GOP meme that Obama isn't a legitimate American president.  The theory, essentially, is that Obama’s entire life has been engineered as part of some grand conspiracy to put a foreigner in the White House.

*Sigh*  These people are straaaange.