If you thought birthers would put an end to the conspiracies following the release of President Obama's long form birth certificate, you would be wrong. A new conspiracy has cropped up mere hours after the president's certificate press conference. This new conspiracy has to do with the economy and is perpetuated by birther and Tea Party favorites: Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is holding a press conference today to discuss interest rates and other monetary issues. Bernanke is expected to say the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low because although the U.S. economy grew by three percent and unemployment figures dropped, the rate of inflation jumped 2.7 percent.
All of this brings about the new conspiracy theory. Sarah Palin believes the president released his long form birth certificate today because he wants to distract everyone from what Bernanke says. According to the former half-term Alaskan governor's Twitter feed, she says, "Media: admit it, Trump forced the issue. Now, don't let the WH distract you w/the birth crt from what Bernanke says today. Stay focused, eh?"
Not to be outdone, Glenn Beck took to the airwaves to expound on this conspiracy. According to Beck, the Federal Reserve has not held a press conference in 97 years. So, according to Beck, the president and the Fed chairman are conspiring to squash Bernanke's news by revealing the president's birth certificate.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the two people pushing the birther issue would come up with another theory about the president. It is absolutely incredible that people seriously follow these two.