Taitzmas fails to arrive

posted at 10:12 am on June 9, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

In politics as in romance, desperation does not serve well as an aphrodisiac, but it does have its humorous moments.  Over the past week, some on the Left have held out hope that a rather obscure state race in California would allow them to have a talking point about the lunacy of Republicans nationwide.  Orly Taitz, the lawyer who has filed so many Birther lawsuits that courts have begun sanctioning her for it, ran for the GOP nomination for Secretary of State in California.  My friend Dave Weigel, whose Right Now column for the Washington Post serves as a sort of anthropological exploration of the conservative movement, offered a half-dozen posts on Taitz in the last two weeks, with analysis like this:

I threw it a quick link yesterday, but Kasie Hunt’s story on Orly Taitz‘s chances at the GOP nomination for California secretary of state is worth a close read. For months, Taitz‘s campaign was covered as a silly little novelty, especially when she tried to get her opponent, Damon Dunn, kicked off the ballot. (She argued that he had not joined the GOP soon enough to qualify as a candidate.)…

Republican voters, brought out in sizable numbers by the contested primaries for governor and U.S. senator, fill out the rest of their ballot with progressively less information about their candidates. They know Taitz‘s name from… somewhere. And she’s listed first on the ballot, thanks to the state’s randomized ranking system. (Some of these voters, of course, will know and avidly support her.) She’s identified on the ballot as an attorney, while Dunn is a real estate agent. They check off her name, and she wins.

Dunn can pull this off, despite running a fairly low-key campaign. For all we know, he could win by 30 points — nobody polls these races. But it’s not unheard of for a low-visibility office like this to go to the candidate with a little name recognition and the first place on the ballot. Cue: Potential PR disaster and a talking point Democrats could use until the end of time.

Joe Garofoli at SF Gate noticed that the Taitz campaign received big coverage from … MSNBC:

The folks at MSNBC needs to get out of the house a bit more. Or at least get to California. The race they’re flogging the hardest tonight: Secretary of State, where, as native Californian Rachel Maddow (who should know better) said “the winner might actually be Orly Taitz…. the queen of the birthers.” Keith Olbermann name-dropped Taitz repeatedly in the hours before. …

But does MSNBC have to fear-monger Taitz as the Secretary of State nominee just to get people to stay tuned? Her challenger Damon Dunn scored EVERY MAJOR ENDORSEMENT in the state. The party leaders LOVE him….even though he didn’t vote for the first time until the Obama presidency.

The title of that post?  Yo, MSNBC: Enough with the Orly Taitz obsession!

No one I’ve read took Taitz’ campaign seriously — not this campaign, nor her Birther campaign, either.  And for good reason; except for the fact that she was first on the ballot, Taitz had little else going for her.  In an age of the Internet, it doesn’t take long for anyone to figure out why someone’s name sounds familiar, and to react accordingly.  Heck, thanks to cell phones with Internet access, that can even take place in a voting booth.

In any case, how did Taitz do?  She didn’t lose by 30 points.  She lost by 48 points to Damon Dunn, who got 74% of the vote without having to do much campaigning at all.  Dunn got over a million votes in a race little noticed by anyone outside of California — and those desperate for a Republicans-are-lunatics talking point, like Maddow and Olbermann, who wasted hours of national broadcast time on it.

Now that Republicans have solidly repudiated Taitz, will the same people who wanted to use her as a talking point acknowledge that Republicans are sane, and that opposition to the disastrous policies of Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress is rational and legitimate?  Don’t hold your breath waiting for hours of that analysis from MSNBC.


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O-RLY?

teke184 on June 9, 2010 at 10:15 AM

will the same people who wanted to use her as a talking point acknowledge that Republicans are sane,

Good grief; enough with the handwringing about what the MFM thinks. WHO CARES!!!!

Firefly_76 on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

She is cute, though.

Akzed on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Birthers are deranged; a disease.

Narutoboy on June 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM

I think that the best reporting and analysis is always done by Maddow and Olberman.

*gack* that’s hilarious!

search4truth on June 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM

O RLY!

Good Lt on June 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM

…acknowledge that Republicans are sane. Uh, no.

Kissmygrits on June 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Now that Republicans have solidly repudiated Taitz, will the same people who wanted to use her as a talking point acknowledge that Republicans are sane, and that opposition to the disastrous policies of Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress is rational and legitimate? Don’t hold your breath waiting for hours of that analysis from MSNBC.

speaking of breath holding and MSNBC, I wonder if Norah O’Donnell came up for air off of those White House staffers who haven’t been sleeping well lately. Surely MSNBC does “all that it can do”mmm mmmm mmmm in order to maintain the “positive work environment” over at the White House./sort of

ted c on June 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM

I think the Republicans who were motivated enough to get out to the booth yesterday were trying to nominate winners.

It’s easy enough just not to vote on a race, but half or more of Dunn’s total came from voters actively voting against Taitz.

Now we have to STOP JERRY BROWN.

JEM on June 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM

She has no name real recognition. Only serious political geeks know her name (and apparently, the few who watch MSNBC).

I had stopped answering my phone in the past few weeks because I was getting so many election calls. There was only one that left a message- Orly Taitz’s campaign. That was the only way I knew she was running, and even *I* had to google it to see if that was the birther woman. If she had name recognition at all, I’d guess leaving it on Californian’s answering machines would help her get it.

MayBee on June 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM

MessNBC won’t be deterred by this, they will just move on to the next BS analysis of news and politics. You have to remember, they don’t know that they are stupid and insane. They actually think they are brilliant. If only more than 5 people in America understood them, they would be beating FOX everyday.

Jvette on June 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM

…acknowledge that Republicans are sane. Uh, no.

Kissmygrits on June 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM

The birther movement, like the truther movement, has always been more popular with the constituents (and in this case conservatives), rather than the political figures themselves.

Narutoboy on June 9, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Her parents must have really hated her to name her after a flat area in France that everybody lands on.

Patrick S on June 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM

I was kinda hoping Taitz would see SOME success… After all, they got Capone on Tax evasion. Why not try to get Obama on facts evasion?

Daggett on June 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Rumor has it that Olberman was found crying in the men’s room.

GarandFan on June 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Now that Republicans have solidly repudiated Taitz, will the same people who wanted to use her as a talking point acknowledge that Republicans are sane…..?

I think the same people will start pointing out some of the things that Angle has said.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

She is cute, though.

Akzed on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

For a guy. Has anybody checked her birth certificate?

Anyway, MSNBC is just a disgrace. Focusing on her is nothing but a concerted effort to smear conservatives.

forest on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

I turned over during the late nite edition of Hardboiled last night to see what they were saying, and Matthews actually was wailing about has being ahead. I panicked for a second and had to look it up on the LA Times site to find out she only had 25% of the vote. What losers.

lizzie beth on June 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Rumor has it that Olberman was found crying in the men’s powder room.

GarandFan on June 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM

FIFY!

TugboatPhil on June 9, 2010 at 10:31 AM

I watched a few minutes of MSNBC last nite, and based on the giddy way they were talking about this (Matthews called it the “good news” of the night), at first I thought Taitz had actually won.

Jon0815 on June 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM

They scared me into taking a republican primary ballot – I was going to take a Dem ballot so I could vote for Mickey Kaus, who still pulled 100K votes on a $40K campaign warchest.

motionview on June 9, 2010 at 10:34 AM

And Damon Dunn is black, so the “conservatives are racist” meme takes as big a hit as the “conservatives are birthers” meme.

Mark1971 on June 9, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Good grief; enough with the handwringing about what the MFM thinks. WHO CARES!!!!
Firefly_76 on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

The most significant but least discussed divide between conservative bloggers is the one between those who can’t stop caring, whose identities are shaped by the MFM, whose very professional beings are wrapped up in the eternal candlelit vigil awaiting MFM validation; and the visionaries who realize the MFM is a dying elite of false prophets and the “narrative” is what we make it.

rrpjr on June 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Birthers are deranged; a disease.

Narutoboy on June 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Yes… they are creepy nuts like the truthers.

For a guy. Has anybody checked her birth certificate?

Anyway, MSNBC is just a disgrace. Focusing on her is nothing but a concerted effort to smear conservatives.

forest on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Yes. Perhaps we should start filing lawsuits against her. Again people.. There is enough meat against Obama with the oil spill, economy, and various foreign policy debacles to not go into nutty land.

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 10:36 AM

The birther movement, like the truther movement, has always been more popular with the constituents (and in this case conservatives), rather than the political figures themselves.

Narutoboy on June 9, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Gee, I’ve noticed that hairless dogs have fewer fleas and that you rarely many stars on rainy nights.

What do you think is going on, Dr. Obvious?

Doorgunner on June 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM

The biggest frustration I have with the “Birther” business is the reaction of the legal system to Taitz and her ilk. They have consistently claimed that the plaintiffs lacked standing, it was not the appropriate venue, etc. When people asked state election officials about vetting candidates to be sure they’re constitutionally qualified, those state officials claimed that POTUS is a federal election, so the FEC would be the appropriate agency to do the job. But the FEC claims that choosing Electors is 51 separate elections done by the states and DC.

So if, say, Ahnold decided to run for POTUS, enough of his Electors won for him to get the most votes, there is no court or agency able to declare that he isn’t a natural-born citizen, other than Congress itself.

The Monster on June 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM

She is cute, though.

Akzed on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

No she’s not… Looks like a crazy person who spends her days trying on tinfoil hats.

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 10:38 AM

She is cute, though.

Akzed on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

For a guy. Has anybody checked her birth certificate?

Anyway, MSNBC is just a disgrace. Focusing on her is nothing but a concerted effort to smear conservatives.

forest on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Oh, snap!

Yeah, saying PMSNBC is a “disgrace” is putting it mildly. Sheesh, you know they’ve hit rock bottom when they have to focus on Taitz in their efforts to smear conservatives. I mean, do any conservatives like this woman?

JetBoy on June 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM

She is cute, though.

Akzed on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Little Orphan Orly ?

ExpressoBold on June 9, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Yes , saw on Newsbusters Chris Matthews was obsessed with her winning and told Chet Brinkley, I mean Olberdouche, that she was
the star of his upcoming Tea Party special.

Marcus on June 9, 2010 at 10:43 AM

The birther movement, like the truther movement, has always been more popular with the constituents (and in this case conservatives), rather than the political figures themselves.

Narutoboy on June 9, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Test

Americannodash on June 9, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Sorry, MSNBC. The Tea Party has nothing to do with the Birther Crowd. You lose. Again.

Key West Reader on June 9, 2010 at 10:50 AM

I mean, do any conservatives like this woman?

Maybe. I’ve always wanted to be a birther. rowl!

hawkdriver on June 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM

So, like what 35,000 people saw that?

jukin on June 9, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Maybe. I’ve always wanted to be a birther. rowl!

hawkdriver on June 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM

o_0

JetBoy on June 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM

I’ve never heard of this person until today.

visions on June 9, 2010 at 11:05 AM

I think the same people will start pointing out some of the things that Angle has said.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

And of course you can’t come up with a single thing yourself. Nice try, wasteofspace.

fossten on June 9, 2010 at 11:05 AM

“Rumor has it that Olberman was found crying in the men’s room.”
You sure that is all he was doing?

Col.John Wm. Reed on June 9, 2010 at 11:06 AM

She is cute, though.

Akzed on June 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM

You’re high. :)

rollthedice on June 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I find it funny they are criticizing Taitz for trying to get her opponent kicked off the ballot. Unless, of course Obama patented that move when he did it in Chicago.

DailyDanet on June 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I mean, do any conservatives like this woman?

Maybe. I’ve always wanted to be a birther. rowl!

hawkdriver on June 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Uh, yeah. And some of us are quite disgusted that yet another portion of the Constitution is being manipulated and information obfuscated.

Wonder if it will ever reach a point where the American sheeple will want to revisit this issue in order to get the clown out of office? But, I guess if there are curfews and they have to stay inside all night watching American Idol re-runs, life will be gooooood.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 9, 2010 at 11:09 AM

I think the same people will start pointing out some of the things that Angle has said.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM
And of course you can’t come up with a single thing yourself. Nice try, wasteofspace.

fossten on June 9, 2010 at 11:05 AM

–Look at the other thread. For insance, statements where she suggests she favors outlawing alcohol and a drug rehab program involving saunas and massages; and the phasing out of Medicare and Social Security.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM

The biggest frustration I have with the “Birther” business is the reaction of the legal system to Taitz and her ilk. They have consistently claimed that the plaintiffs lacked standing, it was not the appropriate venue, etc. When people asked state election officials about vetting candidates to be sure they’re constitutionally qualified, those state officials claimed that POTUS is a federal election, so the FEC would be the appropriate agency to do the job. But the FEC claims that choosing Electors is 51 separate elections done by the states and DC.

So if, say, Ahnold decided to run for POTUS, enough of his Electors won for him to get the most votes, there is no court or agency able to declare that he isn’t a natural-born citizen, other than Congress itself.

The Monster on June 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Perhaps the courts are frustrated because the birthers are taking time away from real cases with their meritless lawsuits.

BTW, it is nice that the thread is virtually free of posters demanding that Obama produce his birth certificate and arguing that he was born on Kenya. Did Ed and AP ban some of the crazies??

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM

–Look at the other thread. For insance, statements where she suggests she favors outlawing alcohol and a drug rehab program involving saunas and massages; and the phasing out of Medicare and Social Security.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM

And the problem with that, other than it’s political suicide, is what?

Doorgunner on June 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM

MSNBC spent millions in broadcasting time on a worthless candidate to prove what?

The unions spent millions in Arkansas to prove what?

Birthers and truthers have never been taken seriously by the informed electorate.

Chris Matthews is going to spend a full hour of his fading Hardball program attempting to define the Tea Party movement on June 16th, calling this segment the “Rise of the New Right”

Msnbc’s Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the rise of extreme conservative movements, asking the questions: Who are the new right’s people? What do they want, and how do they intend to get it? Watch “Rise of the New Right,” a Hardball with Chris Matthews special, on Wednesday, June 16th, at 7 p.m. ET

We can all expect Matthews to spend seconds promoting a balanced report, followed by defining the “new right” as some national threat to our democracy/republic. The spitting specialist of the left will ignore the primary rise of the Tea Parties—PREVENTING THE GOVERNMENT FROM SPENDING US INTO OBLIVION—and will concentrate of the few armed patriots defending their 2nd amendment rights, followed by distortions and lies typical of a media quickly becoming dinosaurs, and as relevent as a birther or a truther.

Me, I think I’ll paint the garage wall and watch it dry.

Rovin on June 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM

The word is out. David Plouffe has put people on retainer to peruse and comment on conservative blogs to disrupt the content. You can call them your clients Jimbo3.

Americannodash on June 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM


Look at the other thread. For insance, statements where she suggests she favors outlawing alcohol and a drug rehab program involving saunas and massages; and the phasing out of Medicare and Social Security.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM
And the problem with that, other than it’s political suicide, is what?

Doorgunner on June 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM

–That is the problem with it.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

I thought Orly was an airport in Paris…..

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Perhaps the courts are frustrated because the birthers are taking time away from real cases with their meritless lawsuits.
BTW, it is nice that the thread is virtually free of posters demanding that Obama produce his birth certificate and arguing that he was born on Kenya. Did Ed and AP ban some of the crazies??
Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM

sure

I don’t expect to see any of the documents or grades or anything gor that matter

but what the he’ll is wrong with wanting to see them?

Their is no logic that supports this evasion

Sonosam on June 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM
The word is out. David Plouffe has put people on retainer to peruse and comment on conservative blogs to disrupt the content. You can call them your clients Jimbo3.

Americannodash on June 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM

–So who do I contact to get paid for this abuse?

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Orly is an air port in France…..Orly, when you insist on flying by the seat of your pants GRIN.

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Who would name their kid after an air port in Paris?

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I am going to dedicate this one for Orly space cadet ;)

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Chris Matthews’ program was, at one time, the go-to program among the political class.

Now he is getting beaten like a rented mule by a recovering alcoholic radio host who cries on the air.

This would only be possible if viewers did not trust the content they were getting from Matthews’ program.

Liberals do not get this.

victor82 on June 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Sometimes I swear that BO administration tells MSNBC on what to report and what to focus and demonize on. Maybe I missed something and the government took over MSNBC. Seems the whole media as Rush calls it gov’t media.

garydt on June 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM

and the phasing out of Medicare and Social Security.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Someone better start thinking about it…it’s unsustainable in its current form. Think Greece.

NJ Red on June 9, 2010 at 12:04 PM

We the people of California have spoken. With 100% of precincts reporting:

Orly Taitz (Secretary of State primary): 372,490 votes.
Chuck DeVore (U.S. Senate primary): 321,218 votes.

Have a nice day!

Emperor Norton on June 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

sure

I don’t expect to see any of the documents or grades or anything gor that matter

but what the he’ll is wrong with wanting to see them?

Their is no logic that supports this evasion

Sonosam on June 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Perhaps because demanding a birth certificate from only a black President gives off the appearance of racism. (Not to mention the fact that some birthers like that moronic State Senator and Bull Connor lookalike in South Carolina actually are racist).

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I am a birther. So was George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, (the 1st)Chief Justice John Jay, and Emmerich de Vattel, who coincidentally wrote the book Law of Nations where the definition of “Natural born” came from. I’m in good company, so you can all suck it as far as I am concerned :)

Califemme on June 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Taitz suits the MSNBC left-wing narrative and the narrative must be told and retold.

RobCon on June 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Perhaps because demanding a birth certificate from only a black President gives off the appearance of racism.
Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Funny you should mention that. I can google the actual birthplace of each President, and know the time, date and hospital or attending doctor/midwife. So I ask you; Where is Barak Obama’s birthplace? Which “hospital”? Gotcha.

Califemme on June 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM

–So who do I contact to get paid for this abuse?

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM

You’re already on the rolls. They pay you $5 for every intelligent comment that you post.

So, you haven’t gotten any checks yet?

Hmmmm….

notropis on June 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

and those desperate for a Republicans-are-lunatics talking point, like Maddow and Olbermann, who wasted hours of national broadcast time on it.

I do think we should qualify that by recognizing that any broadcast time involving Madcow or Bathtub Boy are, by definition, wasted hours.

JohnGalt23 on June 9, 2010 at 12:52 PM

They are still mourning on the Huffington Post blog. It would have been so nifty, you know. :)

AnninCA on June 9, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Funny you should mention that. I can google the actual birthplace of each President, and know the time, date and hospital or attending doctor/midwife. So I ask you; Where is Barak Obama’s birthplace? Which “hospital”? Gotcha.

Califemme on June 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Really scares me that people don’t get how tone death that it seems that the main accusation about a black President centers around where he was born… No matter what the attention is it does give off the appearance of racism. Not to mention the fact that some actual racists (like Nikki Haley’s main nemesis in South Carolina, the Bull Connor lookalike) have latched on to this cause.

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Guess Who “Orly”

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Planes go up, Planes go down…..Taitzmas fails to arrive.

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Ugh… meant intention. Editing is a good thing. :)

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Ugh… meant intention. Editing is a good thing. :)

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Tone deaf or tone death? Just askin’ :)

Americannodash on June 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Someone needs to correct Dave Weigel. Taitz was actually listed as “attorney/dentist” on the ballot. If that bizarre combo of professions doesn’t tip you off a little research would show that Taitz is also a real estate agent. Sort of a jack-of-all-trades.

Captain Kirock on June 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Tone deaf or tone death? Just askin’ :)

Americannodash on June 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM

That as well… :)

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM

…except for the fact that she was first on the ballot, Taitz had little else going for her.

Strange… Taitz was listed second on my ballot.

Even stranger… her title was identified as an: Attorney/Dentist/Businesswoman ; )

The Ugly American on June 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM

The birther angle is probably going to be the most interesting story of the coming presidential election. Obama has been squashing most subpoena’s with the argument that the election is over. Well come next election it won’t be over, and I’m wondering what is going to come of it.

DFCtomm on June 9, 2010 at 2:21 PM

With the few viewers watching MSNBC, I’m going to guess that they took those Taitz bashing moments, to go for a snack, or bathroom break, thus avoiding the seemingly endless inane clap trap from Olby, and Maddow on this woman.

capejasmine on June 9, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Lady Gaga was running for something?

Lanceman on June 9, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Perhaps because demanding a birth certificate from only a black President gives off the appearance of racism. (Not to mention the fact that some birthers like that moronic State Senator and Bull Connor lookalike in South Carolina actually are racist).

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I would have loved to have the issue to beat Clinton over the head with, unfortunately it wasn’t available because Clinton could easily prove he was a “Natural Born Citizen.”

Of course, no one is accusing Obama of being a draft dodger, but from you’re tone I expect you would call it racism if they did.

I am pleased that the Nation has gotten over racism to the extent possible to elect a black president. I am however mortified that the first one happens to be an idiot.

DiogenesLamp on June 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Lady Gaga was running for something?

Lanceman on June 9, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Her flight looks like she missed her connection LOL!

Dr Evil on June 9, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Now that Republicans have solidly repudiated Taitz,

400k is solid refuse, not refutation. Nice spin though.

The Race Card on June 9, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Really scares me that people don’t get how tone death that it seems that the main accusation about a black President centers around where he was born… No matter what the attention is it does give off the appearance of racism. Not to mention the fact that some actual racists (like Nikki Haley’s main nemesis in South Carolina, the Bull Connor lookalike) have latched on to this cause.

Illinidiva on June 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

It scares me more that without knowing the first thing about ME, you would be willing to throw the “black” and “racist” words into my post because I dare ask that he prove his natural born citizenship.

You think I care if he’s half black and half white? I’m half thai and half white, and my mom and I came over from Thailand after the Vietnam war. I was born in Thailand. I am a “naturalized” citizen (and history will prove that Obama is as well). That makes ME ineligible to be POTUS. Why the f**k does he get a pass? I have to show MY birth certificate for EVERYTHING. The fact that he doesn’t have to show his makes all of you who are AFRAID to ask, in my opinion, RACISTS. Closet racists, perhaps, but racists.

I NEVER said I wanted to see his BC because he’s HALF black.

Califemme on June 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Is that Tammy Faye? She looks pretty good since Jim Bakker split.

No?

Who?

Neverheardaher.

heldmyw on June 9, 2010 at 6:21 PM

–So who do I contact to get paid for this abuse?

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Aren’t you a lawyer? Don’t you just reach into other peoples pockets and take the money?

hawkdriver on June 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM