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Birther Rant: Obama Not ‘Who He Purports to Be,’ ‘I Would Be Focusing on Who’s The Mommy’

Birthers are apparently still a thing and despite eight years of digging deep into President Obama’s history and coming up with nothing, they still strongly believe he’s not “who he purports to be.”

Mike Zullo, the “lead investigator” on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “posse” that “investigated” Obama’s roots but came up with nothing to show for it, appeared on a Denver radio show this week and told host Peter Boyles that Obama’s mother might not be his mother.

“All I can say is I don’t believe he is who he purports to be,” Zullo said. “As far as my friend Joel Gilbert, we disagree on the conclusion of his movie (Dreams From My Real Father). Now, going into speculative areas, and I want to be clear, I’m sorry I have to do this, to come up with speculative theories, I would be focusing real hard on who’s the mommy.”

Ah, if only someone had investigated all this and didn’t have to “come up with speculative theories,” right?

Boyles jumped in to mention that Obama’s half-brother and Obama look like Frank Marshall Davis, who Gilbert’s movie concludes is Obama’s “real father.”

Zullo replied by saying, “If you look at them side by side you can say ‘boy he looks a lot like Malcolm X.’”

Gilbert’s movie has apparently caused a bit of a rift in the always-reasonable birther movement.

RightWingWatch reports, “Gilbert’s film has divided the birther movement, since its assertion that Davis is Obama’s real father would seem to be incompatible with the theory that the president was born in Kenya. Jerome Corsi of World Net Daily, apparently untroubled by the contradiction, has embraced the film. Birther leader Orly Taitz, however, claims that by promoting the film, Corsi is ‘trying to kill the case by making up an American citizen father for Obama.’”

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