I mentioned in Wingnut Wrapup yesterday that, all of a sudden, in a single day, many right wing websites that have been supporting the birther idiocy suddenly turned against it. I talked to someone who asked for some examples, so here are eight web posts since yesterday. I thought that was enough to make my point, although I am sure I could have found more:
Red State: "Taking Down the Birthers"
Town Hall: "Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind"
Don Surber, via Instapundit: "I call them birfers. Like 9/11 troofers only dumber. Others call them birthers. They are the people who believe that President Obama was born outside the United States and therefore is constitutionally barred from being president."
Confederate Yankee: "And the Obama Birth Wars Continue..."
Gateway Pundit, "Forms of Madness"
Matt C. Abbott, Renew America: "Obama 'birthgate' ain't goin' nowhere"
Joel B. Pollack, American Thinker: "The political alchemy of Birtherism"
The Editors, National Review Online: "Born in the U.S.A."
Once again, I would like to suggest that you think about how it happens that these guys all turn on a dime at the same time.
Note: I'm not going to bother linking to any of this junk. They are all major websites, and you can find them easily enough by yourself if you are so inclined.