June 07, 2010

Good News: Birther Could Wreck California GOP Ticket

Oh, Orly Taitz, why won't you just go back to Poland:

Orly Taitz is an Israeli émigré who has spent the past two years filing lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama's right to be president on the grounds that he was born in Kenya. In the process, she has earned herself $20,000 in court fines.

Now she's running for the GOP nomination for secretary of state, and with her establishment-backed primary opponent mounting a less-than-stellar campaign against her, operatives say there's a chance she could win.

"It'd be a disaster for the Republican party," says James Lacy, a conservative GOP operative in the state. "Can you imagine if [gubernatorial candidate] Meg Whitman and [candidate for Lt. Gov.] Abel Maldonado both of whom might have a chance to win in November had to run with Orly Taitz as secretary of state, who would make her cockamamie issues about Obama's birth certificate problems at the forefront of her activities?"

My view of the matter is that if the California GOP can't find a candidate for secretary of state that will beat a crackpot dentist, then they probably deserve to lose.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 7, 2010 08:22 PM

Why don't you save that energy and scorn to use on Democrats? Why is it so far-fetched to think that Barak wasn't born here- he acts like he is a manchurian candidate. It is more respectable to doubt his nationality than it is to boycott AZ or pass a law that clearly violates the CA constitution, or to hang out with the La Raza racists.

Posted by: Smarty at June 7, 2010 08:47 PM

It doesn't even cross your mind to wonder what the CA primary voters are apparently seeing that you've overlooked?

Posted by: scp at June 7, 2010 09:08 PM

Watching the GOP implode is worth every painful moment of watching the Dems win.

Posted by: Daniel at June 7, 2010 09:08 PM
Why is it so far-fetched to think that Barak wasn't born here-

Because of the mountain of evidence to the contrary.

he acts like he is a manchurian candidate.

And that must be because he exited the womb in Kenya? Riiiiiight. Dude was born in Honolulu. Deal.

Posted by: Pablo at June 8, 2010 07:39 PM