Oh, dear. The Right-wing crazies are at it again. I guess the birthers needed another angle to work, and seeing as that lawsuit claiming President Obama can’t be the Commander-in-Chief because he’s a “mulatto” is laughable at best, these loons apparently need something else to harp on.
If you had any doubts that 2012 will be an ugly election season (wait, you had doubts?), this latest conspiracy theory should confirm it for you.
According to Bettina Viviano (who claims she used to work with Steven Spielberg), President Obama’s 2008 campaign team threatened to kill Chelsea Clinton in order to keep her parents quiet about then-Senator Obama’s Kenyan birth.
An article aptly titled “Did Barack Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obama’s Ineligibility?” explains:
In 2008, Viviano was asked to produce a documentary about voter fraud within the Democratic Party. At the time, she says she was not a Democrat or a Republican and in fact had never voted in an election. She went into the project with the sole purpose of producing the best and most accurate documentary possible.
During the documentary process, Viviano says that she quickly became aware of just how dangerous and insidious the Obama campaign was. A number of the Democrats she interviewed refused to appear on camera and told her that their lives and property had been threatened by people working with the Obama campaign.
If not, the article also claims the President’s campaign team was responsible for the murder of Bill Gwatney, friend of the Clintons and former head of the Arkansas Democratic Party, because he was going to “prove” Obama wasn’t American. (The article doesn’t explain that if this is true, how Donald Trump, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other prominent birthers are still alive).
While it’s easy to brush these crazies off as just that, crazy, there are many people buying into this foolishness. A look at the comment section of any of these websites is an eye-opening and frightening proposition.
With many on the Right ratcheting up the “Obama is un-American” rhetoric, it makes for a dangerous atmosphere not just for the President, but for those of us who don’t buy into their far-fetched ideas.