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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
WND's Erik Rush Goes Conspiracy-Happy
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush manages to squeeze two unproven conspiracies into one blog post.

Writing at something called Terrible Truth, Rush spins a conspiracy theory around the claim that "One of Barack Obama’s first official acts upon being sworn in as President of the United States was to return a bust of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill to Britain." In fact, the bust was on loan to the United States, not a gift, and was scheduled to be returned at the end of the Bush presidency.

Despite that non-factual basis of his assertion about the bust, Rush goes on to blather that "many observers surmised that this was a symbolic slight meant to punish the British government’s imperialistic policies of the past – in particular, those which had detrimentally affected the people of Kenya, from whence Barack Obama Sr., had come."

But that's not to be the craziest thing Rush writes. This is (emphasis is Rush's):

There is a more likely explanation, if one understands that the President’s biological father was in fact Malcolm X, rather than Barack Obama Sr. The slight against the Obama’s sensibilities was far more painful.

Just three days before his father’s assassination, England had considered banning Malcolm forever from its soil.

[...]

I suppose Obama figured that since England dissed his daddy, it was his duty to pay them back. So, he kicked England out of America the way they tried to kick Malcolm out of England.

So Rush is a birther too. He is a WND columnist, after all.


Posted by Terry K. at 11:12 AM EDT

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