Liberals and our left wing media (same thing) are having a field day accusing Donald Trump and his supporters of being birthers over a recent question from someone who was an obvious plant.

They conveniently ignore the fact that birtherism was born in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

The whole point of their strategy is to make Republicans look like the weird other.

But here’s a reminder…

In 2011, BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith, then a writer for Politico, reported that in a neutral survey from 2006, more than half of Democrats believed 9/11 was an inside job:

More than half of Democrats believed Bush knew

I’ve been looking for a good analogue to the willingness of Republicans to believe, or say they believe, that Obama was born abroad, and one relevant number is the share of Democrats willing to believe, as they say, that “Bush knew.”

There aren’t a lot of great public numbers on the partisan breakdown of adherents to that conspiracy theory, but the University of Ohio yesterday shared with us the crosstabs of a 2006 poll they did with Scripps Howard that’s useful in that regard.

“How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?” the poll asked.

A full 22.6% of Democrats said it was “very likely.” Another 28.2% called it “somewhat likely.”

That is: More than half of Democrats, according to a neutral survey, said they believed Bush was complicit in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Keep that in the back of your mind the next time progressives accuse anyone else of being conspiracy theorists.

Like most things with the left, it’s a classic case of projection.

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