Do you remember Orly Taitz telling her followers to call and write the court on her behalf? The court was not amused. In the case of Rhodes v. MacDonald, one of the things cited in the sanctions order against Taitz was her going into “press conference mode” at the trial. A lawsuit is a trial of facts and the application of law.
Birthers have not understood what a lawsuit is. They believe that a lawsuit is a vehicle for them to convince the rest of the world that their view of reality is true and it’s true because they believe it. The only rule is that they’re supposed to win. Pesky things like facts and the law are irrelevant.
Now, some birthers are saying that their folks need to appear at the January 26 eligibility hearing in Georgia to “support” the challenge. “Your Country Needs You on January 26.” What does that mean? Do they want to intimidate the court by sheer numbers? That’s not going to work. Judges don’t think that way. They look at the law and the facts, not the angry mob. If the birthers are going to be loud and unruly, then that will hurt them in the eyes of the media. If they sit quietly, there’s no way to tell who they support.
If the birthers want to learn more about the case, if they want to see Orly Taitz up close and personal, or if they want to see how the real rules of evidence don’t match up with theirs, then by all means they should show up. However, based on past experience, Orly Taitz will make a fool out of herself and the judge will exclude all the hearsay and irrelevant things she will try to submit. Unless birthers really like frustration, stay home and read the coverage on the Internet. Rush hour in Atlanta is bad enough already.
This is a court hearing. It is not a referendum on anything.