CPAC rejects panel on whether President Obama is ‘a native-born U.S. citizen.’

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In July, a DailyKos/Research2000 poll found that 58 percent of Republicans sympathized with the far-right birthers who question whether President Obama was born in the United States. But in a sign that the conspiracy theorists are beginning to be marginalized, the LA Times’ Peter Wallsten reports that organizers of next year’s Conservative Political Action Conference have rejected a proposal for a birther panel:

In one symbolic development, organizers of next year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — the country’s biggest annual meeting of activists on the right — said last week that they had rejected a request to schedule a panel on whether Obama was a native-born U.S. citizen.

“It would fill a room,” said event director Lisa De Pasquale. “But so would a two-headed monkey. There really are so many more important issues, and it’s only a three-day conference.”

CPAC officials said WorldNetDaily’s Farah asked the group to hold the panel.

Birtherism was on display at CPAC earlier this year, where the audience roared with applause when Accuracy In Media’s Cliff Kincaid suggested that Obama was not born in America. (HT: Ben Smith)

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