Move Over Birthers, Here Come the ‘Schoolers’

New focus will be on college records: Alex Pareene
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2011 1:51 PM CDT
This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of President Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – The White House release of President Obama's birth certificate won't satisfy all the birthers, with charges of the document being a Photoshopped forgery already surfacing, notes Alex Pareene at Salon. Other diehards will accept it but develop new lines of attack, arguing that Obama is disqualified by his father being African or by arcane rules of dual citizenship. But "the new frontier in questioning the president's legitimacy" might involve birthers becoming "schoolers."

Trump already has raised this one, of course. "Because, in their minds, there is simply no way a black man gets into a good school without receiving special favors or somehow cheating, the schoolers are developing weird, complex theories about how Barack Obama transferred from Occidental to Columbia (and then got accepted into Harvard Law). The new rallying cry will be 'release the transcripts.'" Birtherism isn't going away, writes Pareene. "It will mutate and adapt. There's no satisfying some people." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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