This is rich.
Speaking to Fox News bully Bill O'Reilly, conspiracy theorist Bernie Goldberg offered his own completely original (and fully idiotic) explanation for the persistence of the right-wing idea that President Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore not really president.
Apparently, it's the fault of the White House, their ingenious way of demonizing right-wing wackos and making regular Republicans look bad.
Judge Goldberg's "theory" for yourself:
I have a theory. And the theory is this: That the Chicago Mafia inside the White House want to keep this crazy controversy going. Because the longer it goes, the better the chance that they will conflate the crazy right-wing fringe with regular conservatives and regular Republicans.
Too bad Goldberg can't erase the on-the-record remarks of such conservative and regular Republicans as, say, Sen. Jim ("They have a point.") Inhofe, Missouri Republican Roy Blunt, and former ambassador Alan Keyes.
Okay, we admit it: Keyes is part of the GOP lunatic fringe. We withdraw his name as a regular Republican.