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Taitz expected to seize Republican Senate slot

I want you to take a moment to ponder this photo of Orly Taitz:

Smiling Photo of Orly Taitz

Have you ever seen a photo where someone looks more genuinely happy, fulfilled and at peace? It strikes me that way. Feel the love.

Orly Taitz was in her element at the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame yesterday, alongside other candidates vying for the US Senate seat currently held by Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

According to one Feinstein advisor quoted by the Sacramento Bee, Orly Taitz is likely to be the Republican nominee.

"If this race plays out as a bunch of unknowns who have no serious funding, Orly Taitz will probably win the primary," said Feinstein adviser Bill Carrick, referring to the so-called "birther" activist who said last year she might enter the race.

The photo above is cropped from a larger photo of Taitz taken at the event alongside National Republican Chairman Reince Prebius and co-chair of the Romney Campaign, Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Photo (left to right) of Reince Prebius, Orly Taitz and Tim Pawlenty

The preceding photo was digitally enhanced for straightness and to make it fit in the space allowed. (See Orly Taitz blog for original version.)

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67 Responses to Taitz expected to seize Republican Senate slot

  1. avatar
    JPotter February 27, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Assuming this article is serious, and Doc’s tongue is between his teeth … Feinstein is seeking re-election, Taitz winning the nomination is fine by me! Like a smaller version of the Presidential election (Santorum/Romney v. Obama), only even more bizarre.

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    John February 27, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    If Orly were to actually win the Senate seat, it would be a big big problem for Obama. It would mean that Orly would only need to secure the help of one House Rep to file an Objection during the Joint Session of Congress. But, will Orly win. That’s a big if.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 27, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Errr, well.

    The top part of the article is serious. I assume that Mr. Carrick’s remark was not serious, but rather making fun of the underfunded opposition (Feinstein has millions to spend). The Sacramento Bee article didn’t even mention Taitz in its own assessment of the challengers. So no, I do not seriously believe that Orly Taitz will be the Republican nominee.

    JPotter: Assuming this article is serious, and Doc’s tongue is between his teeth

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    RuhRoh February 27, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    The Feinstein campaign sent out a fundraising email stressing that Orly Taitz was “an extremist”. Aparently, making Taitz seem like a viable challenger gets the cash register ringing!

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    RuhRoh February 27, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Here’s a link to the fundraising letter: http://www.diannefeinstein2012.com/i-cant-believe-this-email/

    Note who authored it?

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    Scientist February 27, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    John: If Orly were to actually win the Senate seat, it would be a big big problem for Obama. It would mean that Orly would only need to secure the help of one House Rep to file an Objection during the Joint Session of Congress. But, will Orly win. That’s a big if.

    Actually, it wouldn’t be much of a problem at all. Obama would simply send Congress his COLB and they would find him eligiible. But that would be the proper forum at least, rather than the courts.

    And of course, under the 20th amendment even if they found him ineligible, that would not mean the Republican nominee would be President; rather the job would fall to good old Joe Biden, assuming he can prove he was really born in Scranton, PA.

    But enjoy your fanatsy, John…

  7. avatar
    realist February 27, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Based on those who have filed for the Senate seat of Feinstein, I fully expect the election to be between Orly and Diane.

    I also expect Feinstein to win in the general election by at least the margin Damon Dunn won over Orly in her failed run for SoS of CA, 3-1, perhaps even more.

  8. avatar
    Woodrowfan February 27, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Orly in court?? http://content.comicskingdom.net/Bizarro/Bizarro.20120227_small.gif

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    sactosintolerant February 27, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    I could be wrong, but I thought all primaries in CA except for POTUS are open now and top two vote getters regardless of party go to the general election. If so, she’s got my vote… in the primary.

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    Patriot Forever February 27, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    When the electorate finds that even “birthers” think she is nuts, she will be buried in the election. She lacks the good sense to concentrate full time on the Senate race, so she will do neither well. In any case, she has shown no ability to work with people or build a serious support base. She was annihilated by unknown “Republican” Obama-lover Damon Dunn in the 2010 Secretary of State primary. He in turn was annihilated by Soros-sponsored Democrat Debra Bowen in the general election. Taitz is a very slow learner, very stubborn, very arrogant.

    Damaged goods Barbara Boxer easily won the CA Senate race against Carly Fiorina in 2010. Feinstein will win by historic margins if Taitz is her opponent. The Democrats are salivating over the prospect of Taitz winning the primary. The reason Taitz doesn’t have much Republican opposition is that smart people know it’s a hopeless contest.

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    justlw February 27, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    “First they laugh at you, then they use your name to raise money, and then they’re re-elected.”

    Thought I’d get ahead of the FMs and quote me some Gandhi.

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    katahdin February 27, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    I think the Feinstein campaign is just expressing a degree of hopefulness because Orly would be any candidate’s dream opponent (aside from the inevitable lawsuit when she loses.)
    But I seriously doubt the state GOP would allow Orly to be their standard bearer. It would be the cherry on top of the sundae of the pitifulness that is the California Republican Party. Orly makes Christine O’Donnell look statesmanlike.

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    JoZeppy February 27, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    John: If Orly were to actually win the Senate seat, it would be a big big problem for Obama.

    And if pigs learned to fly, falling poop would be a much greater problem than it is today. However, anyone who thinks Orly has even the slimmest of chances is smoking more than their fair share of California’s medical herbs.

    John: It would mean that Orly would only need to secure the help of one House Rep to file an Objection during the Joint Session of Congress.

    So you’re saying the chances of Mitt, Newt, or Rick beating Obama are slimmer than Orly beating Feinstein….wow…that says something right there.

    John: But, will Orly win. That’s a big if.

    I personally wouldn’t even put an if there. “If” implies possibility. There is just no chance Orly wins.

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    JPotter February 27, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Patriot Forever: The reason Taitz doesn’t have much Republican opposition is that smart people know it’s a hopeless contest.

    I sense a pattern here. Taitz wants to be Jeanne d’Arc, but, being a few centuries too late, can only manage Don Quixote.

  15. avatar
    Sef February 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Either Orly has decided to invest in Spanx or she has cut down on the Twinkies since her NH debacle.

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    RuhRoh February 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Sef: Either Orly has decided to invest in Spanx or she has cut down on the Twinkies since her NH debacle.

    That red suit just comes closer to fitting her properly than the black pinstripe number she’s been sporting so often lately. She’s also wearing a lot of bronzer and some actual lipcolor instead her favorite white face and “foundation lips” look, which warms up her face and makes it look thinner.

    She looks better here than she has in a long time though, yes.

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    sfjeff February 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    John: If Orly were to actually win the Senate seat, it would be a big big problem for Obama. It would mean that Orly would only need to secure the help of one House Rep to file an Objection during the Joint Session of Congress. But, will Orly win. That’s a big if.

    It is my strongest hope that Orly Taitz does end up being the Republican nominee- Orly becoming the face of the Republican Party in California would be a huge boon to the Democratic Party.

    If I had realized Orly was in Burlingame yesterday, I might have ventured down there. Burlingame is a cute town, worth spending an hour in anyway- but the chance to see all of that craziness in person?

    I wonder if I had asked her about the Indiana Election Commission, what kind of reaction I would have gotten?

  18. avatar
    Kenneth Olsen February 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Dr. Con:

    Scientists and deep thinkers agree:

    Your repeated efforts to demean Orly Taitz demonstrate intellectual manliness.

  19. avatar
    Dave February 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    The part of this Senate race I’m in suspense about is exactly what eligibility problems will Taitz allege of her GOP opponents.

  20. avatar
    JPotter February 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Sh ehas thoughtfully provided her opposition, Republican and Democrat, with plenty of material … Haskins video from GA was terrible, but the Indiana video was usable, so are all the Hawaii tapes. 20 secs from any given meltdown, freezeframe on a gesticulation, bring up the logo and slogan: “Taitz. Senate. 2012. RESTORE OLD GLORY, VOTE FOR ORLY

    Or, run some audio behind that horrendous, “come hither” photo.

    It isn’t negative if it’s objective. ;)

  21. avatar
    JPotter February 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Dave: The part of this Senate race I’m in suspense about is exactly what eligibility problems will Taitz allege of her GOP opponents.

    Perhaps she will allege Feinstein is an East German plant. “Vote for me, I’m the good ex-Communist”

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    Sef February 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    It seems to me that California is acknowledging that the Republican party is moribund with this change in their primary election scheme. A runoff (in the general) says that they really are not sure that the party should continue to be preferentially treated to a guaranteed spot on the ballot. The results should be interesting.

  23. avatar
    y_p_w February 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    JPotter: Perhaps she will allege Feinstein is an East German plant. “Vote for me, I’m the good ex-Communist”

    Feinstein’s birth name was Goldman. So perhaps she’s an ex-anarchist?

  24. avatar
    misha February 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    y_p_w: Feinstein’s birth name was Goldman.So perhaps she’s an ex-anarchist?

    Did someone say Emma? “Goldman was imprisoned several times in the years that followed, for “inciting to riot” and illegally distributing information about birth control.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Goldman

    “distributing information about birth control” Oh Rick, yoo hoo…

  25. avatar
    JPotter February 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    misha: “distributing information about birth control” Oh Rick, yoo hoo…

    Misha, did you see Rick’s peformance on Meet the Press this week? Yikes. Jan Brewer had an apoplexy over “Fast & Furious” as well, in addition to predicting Romney would wrap it all up on Super Tuesday. Good to know the end is near.

    She didn’t go birther, but I could see her buddying up with Orly.

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    Judge Mental February 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Very careless to spell cronies as crony’s in something ostensibly designed to impresss potential donors enough to part with money.

    RuhRoh: Here’s a link to the fundraising letter: http://www.diannefeinstein2012.com/i-cant-believe-this-email/Note who authored it?

  27. avatar
    misha February 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Judge Mental: Very careless to spell cronies as crony’s

    My wife started doing that. When I pointed it out she said her co-workers did it all the time. I replied that her first language is not English, and she could not make the same mistakes as native speakers do.

  28. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy February 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I’m sorry, what exactly did you find demeaning in this article?

    PS: Any other comments directed to the demeaning title “Dr. Con” will be deleted. You’re welcome to discuss the issues, but not to discuss me, this blog or its participants.

    Kenneth Olsen: Dr. Con

    Your repeated efforts to demean Orly Taitz demonstrate intellectual manliness.

  29. avatar
    Bob February 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Where is the PROOF that Orly is eligible to run?

    “The constitution states that members of the United States House of Representatives must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States for at least seven years, and be a (legal) inhabitant of the state they represent. Senators must be at least 30 years old, a citizen of the United States for at least nine years, and be a (legal) inhabitant of the state they represent.”
    ~Wikipedia

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    misha February 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Any other comments directed to the demeaning title “Dr. Con” will be deleted.

    Mr. Olsen: you are the one being conned. Orly Taitz is a KGB agent:

    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-post.html

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    Sef February 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Bob: Where is the PROOF that Orly is eligible to run?

    What is the process and timeline to challenge Orly in CA? Is the burden on the candidate to prove eligibility? My feeble Google attempts at finding this info have not been productive.

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    misha February 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Bob: Where is the PROOF that Orly is eligible to run?

    I want to see her naturalization papers, and an official statement from the Embassy of Moldova that she does not have a criminal record.

    Orly Taitz never denied being a streetwalker in Moldova, or Romania. Why is that? Were she and Lieberman lovers? She never denied it.

  33. avatar
    Bob February 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Is putting a Russian spy in the Senate really a good idea?

  34. avatar
    JPotter February 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Bob: Is putting a Russian spy in the Senate really a good idea?

    With Putin (read: KGB) back in in the saddle, what me worry?

  35. avatar
    G February 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Nicely done! I vote this as Comment of the Week!!!

    JPotter: I sense a pattern here. Taitz wants to be Jeanne d’Arc, but, being a few centuries too late, can only manage Don Quixote.

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    G February 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    That is my understanding on how the process will work this year too. I think this is the first time their new “primary runoff” format is in full effect for these types of races.

    As this is quite a change from what folks are used to, I suspect that there will be a lot of confusion and assumptions following the traditional election methods/routes, for awhile…

    With a structure based on just the “top” vote getters vying for election, that really does away with party power structure. I agree that even a major party will quickly become moribund there, if it cannot manage to put forth candidates with high appeal.

    It should be fascinating to see how this experiment plays out. CA’s primary date doesn’t come until June, so it is towards the end of the primary calendar…

    sactosintolerant: I could be wrong, but I thought all primaries in CA except for POTUS are open now and top two vote getters regardless of party go to the general election. If so, she’s got my vote… in the primary.

    Sef: It seems to me that California is acknowledging that the Republican party is moribund with this change in their primary election scheme. A runoff (in the general) says that they really are not sure that the party should continue to be preferentially treated to a guaranteed spot on the ballot. The results should be interesting.

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    misha February 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Bob:
    Is putting a Russian spy in the Senate really a good idea?

    I read on the Internet she reports directly to Putin.

  38. avatar
    Sef February 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    JPotter: I sense a pattern here. Taitz wants to be Jeanne d’Arc, but, being a few centuries too late, can only manage Don Quixote.

    Ah ah! John is really John Dark! It all fits now.

  39. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy February 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Sorry, I misread that as “Palin.” How do we know Palin wasn’t born in the Soviet Union? I mean you can see it from Alaska, right?

    misha: I read on the Internet she reports directly to Putin.

  40. avatar
    G February 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    ;)

    Dr. Conspiracy: Sorry, I misread that as “Palin.” How do we know Palin wasn’t born in the Soviet Union? I mean you can see it from Alaska, right?

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    Scientist February 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: How do we know Palin wasn’t born in the Soviet Union? I mean you can see it from Alaska, right?

    Doc, you know very well Palin was born in Canada. Her family went there for the excellent socialized medical care.

  42. avatar
    Jules February 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    sfjeff: It is my strongest hope that Orly Taitz does end up being the Republican nominee- Orly becoming the face of the Republican Party in California would be a huge boon to the Democratic Party.

    I doubt that the California GOP would campaign for or even endorse Orly Taitz if she made it to the general election. Even though Republicans are making a number of foolish decisions, I think that most serious Republicans recognise that Orly Taitz has increased the chance that Obama will become ineligible to be President by virtue of serving two Presidential terms.

    In any event, this reminds me of the experience of Adlai Stevenson III, who found himself facing the prospect of appearing on the same ticket in Illinois as some crazy LaRouche groupies who somehow managed to win the Democratic nomination for statewide office. Rather than accept such an indignity, he formed the Illinois Solidarity Party; the Democratic Party asked people to vote Solidarity for statewide offices and Democratic for everything else.

  43. avatar
    Rickey February 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Kenneth Olsen:

    Your repeated efforts to demean Orly Taitz demonstrate intellectual manliness.

    Trust me on this – it requires no effort to demean Orly Taitz. She does the heavy lifting herself.

  44. avatar
    chris strunk February 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Go GIRL!!!

  45. avatar
    misha February 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    chris strunk: Go GIRL!!!

    For once, I agree with you.

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    misha February 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Sef: John is really John Dark

    Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

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    Paper February 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    Here we go. Who do you think would make a better senator? Orly Taitz or *this* surprising new candidate in Virginia (Hank the Cat)?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/hank-for-senate-cat-campaigns-against-george-allen-tim-kaine-for-va-seat/2012/02/27/gIQAZgx1dR_blog.%20html

    Hank has lived here for nine years, and according to the following site, Hank is eligible to be a senator, if his age is counted in cat years.

    http://www.catster.com/cat-health-care/calculate-cat-age-in-cat-years

    I think also Hank could be a great test case for how far natural born citizenship extends, especially if he uses this senate seat as a launch pad for a presidential campaign. I don’t think he has a birth certificate; he apparently was born on the street. But according to the citizenship rules for orphans (again using cat years) found parentless in the country, it does seem he has passed beyond the time when his citizenship could be challenged.

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    misha February 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Paper: Who do you think would make a better senator? Orly Taitz or *this* surprising new candidate in Virginia (Hank the Cat)?

    You beat me to it. I was just about to post it. Gawker has another great story about Hank:

    http://gawker.com/5888634/finally-a-cat-is-running-for-senate

    Speaking of which, here is my cat’s Mombasa BC:
    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-kenyan-birth-certificate.html

  49. avatar
    Paper February 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Love Max’s b.c.!

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    Rickey February 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    chris strunk:
    Go GIRL!!!

    How is your Kings County case coming along? I thought that you had promised that Judge Schack was going to grant you discovery. Not so much, apparently.

  51. avatar
    US Citizen February 28, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    misha: Speaking of which, here is my cat’s Mombasa BC:
    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-kenyan-birth-certificate.html

    That certainly gave me a moment of paws.

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    misha February 28, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    katahdin: Orly makes Christine O’Donnell look statesmanlike.

    O’Donnell has a second career:
    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2010/11/odonnell-in-aristocrats.html

  53. avatar
    John Reilly February 28, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Some of the folks here who write to cheer on Dr. Taitz in her candicacy, in the belief that it demonstrates the inadequacies of the Republican Party further cement my agreement with Karl Rove that this whole business is a trap for Republicans by Obama. Some Republicans, like Sen. Graham, get it. Others, like Speaker Boehner, are a little more wishy-washy, but down deep they get it. But there are far to many who pander to the lowest common denominator, which, I regret to say, in my party is pretty low.

  54. avatar
    US Citizen February 28, 2012 at 3:28 am #

    John Reilly: which, I regret to say, in my party is pretty low.

    It’s even lower to blame the president for your own shortcomings.

  55. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy February 28, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    So how do you figure that Obama set and maintains the trap?

    John Reilly: this whole business is a trap for Republicans by Obama

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    misha February 28, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    John Reilly: this whole business is a trap for Republicans by Obama

    Dr. Conspiracy: So how do you figure that Obama set and maintains the trap?

    I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.

  57. avatar
    Scientist February 28, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    John Reilly: Some of the folks here who write to cheer on Dr. Taitz in her candicacy, in the belief that it demonstrates the inadequacies of the Republican Party further cement my agreement with Karl Rove that this whole business is a trap for Republicans by Obama. Some Republicans, like Sen. Graham, get it. Others, like Speaker Boehner, are a little more wishy-washy, but down deep they get it. But there are far to many who pander to the lowest common denominator, which, I regret to say, in my party is pretty low.

    John: With all due respect, birthers are merely the tip of the iceberg in the present-day Republican party. Even though I would call myself moderately left-of center, I recognize the value of a sensible right-of-center party to provide balance. The Conservative Party in the UK and Canada fill this role and have been successful at the polls. It used to be provided in the US by the Republicans. However, today, the Republicans no longer fulfill such a role. Rather, they are a fringe right party, resembling the anti-immigrant cultural populists of the French National Front.

    For this travesty, I fault 2 things. One is a primary system that gives inordinate power to the hard core base, particularly the tiny segment of the overall population that has actually voted in the ultra-low turnout Republican primaries. A candidate such as Rmoney ought to be able to run as the moderate he was as Governor of Massachusetts. As such, he could have potentially given Obama a run for his money. Instead, he has tried to be a populist conservative, which hasn’t convinced the base and has lost him the independents. Then you have Sanctorum, who wants to ban birth control and public schools and universities. Sorry, but that isn’t a winning platform.

    And the loony base has been enabled by a craven party leadership, afraid to cross the primary voters. Not just regarding the birthers, but on a whole slew of issues. They have abjectly failed to control both their fringe elements and the more radical members of Congress. In my opinion, the problem isn’t really the poor candidates for the presidency (though they are poor), but the primary voters who are out of touch with the rest of the country and the world.

  58. avatar
    Paper February 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Oh, so obvious! He first released his COLB before he was even elected. Think about it. How many presidential candidates have done that? Trap set.

    Then, not only did he let his opponents take the bait, he let it simmer and fill the kitchens of America with a seasoned aroma, let them play their games until finally they dropped their Trump card and reached for their winnings. At which point, he cleared his throat, said excuse me, you mean this Long Form? This one right here?

    Trap sprung.

    But like any good hunter, the President knew he had to let his prey repopulate in the wild. Thus, he does minimal intervention, even having his lawyer use The Jablonski Empty Chair tactic, while leaving just enough junk food trash around for the wild animals to supplement their diet and survive. Stray social security numbers, a lucious Pdf file, the scent through the window of undisclosed college records.

    To really help his prey evolve in the wild, he also made a point of providing the nutrious salt lick of his autobiography. We may not know for a few years if he knew for sure he was breeding the new Two-Citizen-Parent-Horned Moose, or that he just knew that you have to give the species a chance to develop new genetic sports of whatever stripe.

    The President knows the salad days are gone, birthers no longer roam the plains nor flock the skies, but he does what he can to keep the species alive while doling out permits for the next hunting season/election.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    So how do you figure that Obama set and maintains the trap?

  59. avatar
    G February 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I completely agree! I too want two rational, functioning parties.

    Sadly, the greedy manipulators of one party decided that stoking and feeding base fears was a great cynical way to brainwash masses against their “competition”, distract them from real problems and the wealthy corporate power consolidation in Washington and convince them to vote against their best interests. They both sought out and nurtured rigid and simplistic thinking patterns and intolerance. They fed the “tribal” mentality and xenophobia.

    So there should be no surprise that the GOP has decayed its soul to what it is today and has become irrational and dangerous. The only thing that should surprise and disappoint is how many otherwise decent folks try to turn a blind eye to this reality and still give this party any support at all. When disease has taken over this far, the only cure is to abandon that party and allow it to crash and burn through self-immolation.

    Only then can the sane folks of conservative leaning build a new, healthy and functioning coalition party that can actually contribute to our great democractic republic.

    I suspect some sane folks on the right simply fear that letting the current GOP die and wither would result in the democrats having one-party rule and that scares them. They need to realize that the nature of our voting structure strongly bends towards a two-party system.

    In other words, if the current GOP crashed and went away, that would only lead to not only causing a new alternative to emerge, but also change the dynamic of the Democratic party as well, as a new healthy alternative would lead to a reassortment of platforms and priorities that would shuffle the existing mix on all sides and hopefully lead to two healthier sane options as a result.

    Scientist: John: With all due respect, birthers are merely the tip of the iceberg in the present-day Republican party. Even though I would call myself moderately left-of center, I recognize the value of a sensible right-of-center party to provide balance. The Conservative Party in the UK and Canada fill this role and have been successful at the polls. It used to be provided in the US by the Republicans. However, today, the Republicans no longer fulfill such a role. Rather, they are a fringe right party, resembling the anti-immigrant cultural populists of the French National Front.

  60. avatar
    misha February 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    John Reilly: this whole business is a trap

    Gawker has an excellent post on how it’s done:
    http://gawker.com/5886988/a-comprehensive-guide-to-the-illuminati-the-conspiracy-theory-that-connects-jay+z-and-queen-elizabeth

  61. avatar
    misha February 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    So how do you figure that Obama set and maintains the trap?

    With tons of cash: You’re Invited to Dine With Barack Obama for $35,800

    Read on: http://gawker.com/5888950/youre-invited-to-dine-with-barack-obama-for-35800

  62. avatar
    Seeker; born every minute February 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Why, should she limit herself, to the Senate? Orly, Our Lady Liberty, should run for President!

  63. avatar
    G February 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Not eligible. She is only a Naturalized Citizen. Of course, I assume your entire post is simply snark, but I still wanted to address the issue.

    Seeker; born every minute: Why, should she limit herself, to the Senate? Orly, Our Lady Liberty, should run for President!

  64. avatar
    US Citizen February 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Alas, “Lady Liberty” will have remain content being a poor dentist and poor lawyer.
    It would be a huge hypocrisy if Orly tried to become President anyway.
    All she’s done is talk about how foreigners can never be a president.
    Perhaps Moldova is hiring?

  65. avatar
    Rickey February 29, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Orly’s latest folly: she is trying to raise funds to pay for 49 (or 98) certified copies of the “evidence” she submitted in the Farrar ballot challenge in Georgia. She apparently believes that if she gets Georgia to certify the package of the materials she submitted there, it will miraculously make the uncertified, unauthenticated documents admissible in other states.

    http://ohforgoodnesssake.com/?p=22083#more-22083

  66. avatar
    JPotter February 29, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Rickey: She apparently believes that if she gets Georgia to certify the package of the materials she submitted there, it will miraculously make the uncertified, unauthenticated documents admissible in other states.

    Bless her heart … such naïve creativity!

    All those SoS’s out there will certainly appreciate getting yet another copy of her feeenished peckages.

    “Another” assuming she realized her previous dream of spamming every SoS in the land with the pile of poo from the GA case immediately after losing there. Pretty sure she didn’t, but did blow $110 (each?) “overnighting” the copies to IN. Surely this is just a modification of the same, unrealized dream? I hope so.

    How many trees must die to satisfy the madness?!?

  67. avatar
    US Citizen February 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    From all I can see, Orly believes that sending in her info via certified mail is the same as the info being certified.
    Old thread I know, but just thought I’d add this.