So this morning, I see this tweet for a Family Research Council crazy:
You might've missed this conspiracy theory, and it's particularly funny. You see,
James Jerome Corsi, he of the Swiftboat Veterans for the Truth and birther extraordinaire, has discovered a SHOCKING SECRET!
Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couple’s wedding ceremony in 1992.Gasp! What's the evidence? He takes a few grainy photos of the ring, like this one:
Moreover, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is no god except Allah.”
Of course, this debunking was completely unnecessary, just some easy fun on a lazy Saturday morning. Because the real evidence against this ridiculous nonsense is actually a high-def picture of the ring:
Not that any of us are surprised. We just saw conservatives construct an alternate reality so powerful, that even those at the top of their party bought into it. And as the tweet at the top of this post proves, the crazies haven't learned their lesson.