Obama Campaign Offers ‘Made In The USA’ Mugs Featuring Long-Form Birth Certificate


If the humiliation of Birther non-candidate Donald Trump wasn’t enough for you, President Obama‘s re-election campaign rubbed some extra-coarse salt in the wound of another prominent Birther Wednesday morning. Timed to coincide with the release of “smear merchant” Jerome Corsi‘s new book, inconveniently titled “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”, the Obama campaign is offering donors (of $15 or more) the chance to own a “Made in the USA” mug featuring a copy of the President’s now-famous long form birth certificate.

The Obama campaign’s email solicitation drips with well-earned self-satisfaction:

Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.

This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller “of historic proportions.”

The title is Where’s the Birth Certificate? — yes, really.

Corsi’s work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth’s core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets!

FactCheck.org called Corsi’s work “a mishmash of unsupported conjecture, half-truths, logical fallacies and outright falsehoods.”

There’s really no way to make this stuff completely go away. The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.

So let’s just do this — get your Obama birth certificate mug here

It’s almost enough to make you feel bad for Corsi, whose book title is about as well-timed as that “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline.

While the mugs are a nervy move, it’s a shame the campaign didn’t go the edgy route, and produce Christine O’Donnell-themed “I am not a witch doctor” mugs, too. (If they do, I want a piece!)

While the collectible value of the mugs is uncertain, they are certainly great mementos to the now-bygone Birther Era, and likely make great gifts for that Birther friend everyone has. Wonder how many Obama supporters will send one of these to Donald Trump?

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