2009’s final irony: Rush Limbaugh treated at Obama birther hospital
Rush Limbaugh, who has often cast doubt on the idea that President Obama was born in these United States, is being treated for chest pains at Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii, a place that has been important to the “birther” conspiracy movement.
You see, UPI ran a 2008 article that incorrectly identified Queen’s Medical Center as the place Obama was born (it was really Kapi’olani Medical Center). When no birth records were found for Obama at Queens Medical, the conspiracy theory had, what seemed at the time, a shred of possible credibility. UPI has since corrected its mistake, but the speculation of a cover-up continued.
Using the same stellar logic as the birthers, should we not conclude that Limbaugh is a part of the conspiracy to hide the real birthplace of the president from the public? Or that perhaps Limbaugh himself, having betrayed the conservative movement for vacationing in Hawaii, is himself not an actual citizen of the United States? Oh, hell, why not go the whole hog? This is the internet, after all. Clearly Rush Limbaugh is already dead of a heart attack, not that the mainstream media would ever let you know the truth.
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