Birtherism Still Won’t Die

The chairman of the Alabama Republican Party is promoting a birther film to his constituents that claims President Obama's real father was a communist who indoctrinated him with a Kenyan, anti-colonial worldview.

Actually I made that last part up but It's hard to even type this without laughing because it's so amazingly stupid.

Speaking to a Republican women’s group in Alabama yesterday, state GOP chairman Bill Armistead recommended to his audience a fringe birther movie that claims that President Obama’s real father is American labor activist Frank Marshall Davis, according Mobile Press-Register political editor George Talbot, who was reporting the event on Twitter. [...]

The movie Armistead reportedly recommended, “Dreams From My Real Father,” represents a breakout fringe of the birther movement. The film, according to its director Joel Gilbert, “presents the case that Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA organizer and propagandist, was Obama's real father, both biological and ideological, and indoctrinated Obama with a political foundation in Marxism and an anti-White world view.”

How did the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party come across this secret-commie-father film?

This might have something to do with it.

According to Buzzfeed, the film "Dreams From My Real Father" is being distributed to over a million voters free of charge.

An anti-Obama movie claiming — without evidence — that President Barack Obama's real father is an obscure African-American communist has been mailed to 1.5 million voters across the country, its creator told BuzzFeed Friday. [...]

The film's director and producer, Joel Gilbert, said that the film was sent out to more one million voters in Ohio; 200,000 after a mid-summer conference, and a million after that. He said that 50,000 copies had been sent to voters in Nevada and 100,000 to voters in New Hampshire.

"We're sending out bulk mailings to many states," Gilbert said. "Probably Illinois, New York, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, we'll hit every state if we can to stimulate and force the national media to cover the story."

This is so patently ridiculous only the battiest of the batshit are going to believe it, and they weren't going to vote for the president anyway.