It's the same thing with the birth certificate. I was only writing about it when Obama's published Certification of Live Birth was shown to be a forgery, and many readers were exploring various scenarios and possibilities. To claim that this is some central preoccupation of my work shows that Politico has been reading Leftist hate sites about my work, not my work itself.
And my "approach speaks to a very limited audience"? John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, and Geert Wilders are among those speaking at our rally against the mega-mosque on 9/11. Who is speaking for this "more mainstream mosque foe"?
I am not anti-Islam, I am anti-jihad. Is Ben Smith pro-jihad?
Geller is a very easy target: She drew a certain amount of notoriety for promoting the theory that Obama is Malcolm X's love child.
Elliott is, though, giving her a little too much credit. Geller clearly did play the central role in inflaming the conservative grass roots against the plan, but a parallel political and media campaign against the mosque has deliberately kept its distance from her.
Its key organizer — as Maggie and I reported — is Allen Roth, a political aide to Ron Lauder (acting, though, on his own), who told me last week that he hadn't communicated with Geller once in the process.
But Roth has been the behind-the-scenes clearinghouse for information and strategy in much of the conservative media, and he has strong ties to the New York Republican and conservative officials whose public opposition pulled the issue out of the blogosphere and into the broader public debate.And that group isn't interested in Obama's birth certificate, though they appreciate the grass-roots energy driven farther to the right.
Geller's "approach speaks to a very limited audience," said one of the more mainstream mosque foes.
Check that out. A nameless "mosque foe." Who might that be, the guy sitting next to Ben Smith?