White House's Birther Strategy Working To Perfection (On Fox News!)

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You gotta admit, Obama's team is good.

According to Fox News contributor Karl Rove, the White House "strategy" is to get conservatives and Republicans to keep talking up the debunked conspiracy theory that Obama was not born in America in an effort to make his opponents look a little nutty. Even Rove concedes the birther nonsense turns off independent voters, which is why he's so sure the White House is somehow promoting the birther brigade: It's a distraction from the real issues at hand.

The White House is "happy to have this controversy continue," claims Rove.

How good is the White House in planting the birther story in the media? So good that Fox News suddenly can't stop going birther. It's true. The White House has apparently infiltrated the upper echelons of Fox News and has tricked its anchors into wasting time and energy chasing the birther story down a rabbit's hole.

I told you Obama's team is good.

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