Republican ‘Birthers’ Outnumber Democratic ‘Truthers’

 

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David Weigel of the Washigton Independant writes:

Public Policy Polling’s ongoing survey of American attitudes about presidential conspiracy theories continues with a fascinating look at the “birther” and “truther” sympathies of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. One takeaway: While some conservatives have brushed aside criticism of the “birthers” in their based by criticizing 9/11 conspiracy theorists on the left, there are far more conservative “birthers” than liberal “truthers.”

Forty-two percent of Republicans say President Obama was born outside the United States, while only 37 percent say he was born here. Twenty-five percent of Democrats say President George W. Bush let 9/11 happen, while 63 percent say he didn’t. Sixty-two percent of “liberals” say no, as do 62 percent of people who say they voted for Obama. The only element of the Democratic Party’s base with considerable 9/11 “truth” sympathies? African-Americans, only 46 percent of whom rule out a Bush connection.

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To be honest here, I’m not sure what one has to do with the other.  One group of crazies believes that “The Government” was responsible or had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.  The other group believes that the POTUS is an illegal alien. 

In my opinion,  BOTH are questionable assertions, but one is a personal attack against Barack Obama, while the other is just another “government conspiracy”.   hence the marked contrast in the amount of people who believe both “theories”.

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