Quote of the Day — Volume 9

Quotes of the day are intended to represent what is being said by people on both sides of the birther question. They do not necessarily represent the views of this web site.

Most attorneys are simply scared out of their wits to sign a pro hac vice for Taitz…

— Orly Taitz
Letter to Judge Wingate

If the GOP has Birthers, Deathers, and Jobbers, then the Democrats must [have] Voters!!

— TheLiberalLady
— Twitter

Know what would be hilarious tonight? Birthers debating the 9/11 conspiracy theorists.

— Jerry Threet
— Twitter

Do not confuse your WorldNetDaily caliber conservative therapeutic alternative reality fantasy babble for what actually happened.
— Rachel Maddow

Regardless of what “Dr. Conspiracy” says, we know we’ve got something here.
— Mike Zullo
Interview with Phoenix New Times Blogs

Birthers began  as denialists, growing into conspiracy theorists as they attempted to defend their doubts.
— Loren Collins

These results again demonstrate that rumors and innuendo remain powerful forces in American politics. Once set loose, they are hard to undo.

— Adam Berinsky

Fox News fights facts daily like pit bulls tearing up dictionaries

— BrianLee211
— Twitter

I think this birther mess got started when an illiterate misread Keynesian as “Kenyan”.

— Henry Sigall
— Twitter

…and he really was born in Hawaii.

— Rachel Maddow

The Republican Party I think owns the big issues of the day. We ought to be bold. We ought to be confident. If we spent as much time talking about solutions in the future as we did the president’s birth certificate, for heaven sake, we probably would have won the darn election.

— Jon Huntsman, Republican Presidential Primary Candidate
— CNN Interview

The “birther” challenge, which galvanized so many Republican voters, expresses a deep unease with black claims to political inclusion and leadership that can be traced as far back as the 1860s.

— Prof. Steven Hanh
New York Times Sunday Review

People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly.

— Barbara Bush

A little bit of knowledge can sometimes be worse than none at all. Plaintiff’s pro se filings demonstrate some exposure to the legal process. But they also demonstrate a fundamental failure to appreciate that the administration of justice promotes fairness, not abuse.

–US District Judge Frederick J. Martone
Gutenkauf v. City of Tempe

I honestly believe a rhesus monkey could have beaten Ms. Taitz and got a sanction award based on the awful lack of merit to the subpoena itself.

–Attorney Jay Ritt
–Reality Check Radio interview

In Orly Taitz’s defense, primatologists agree that rhesus monkeys ARE skilled, aggressive litigators

–Alex Soojungkim Pang (@askpang)

There will come a time that Dr. Orly will find herself in a courtroom. She will look over at the defense table, and see a rhesus monkey in a suit, sitting next to an empty chair.

Confused, she will look up at the judge, and see a plate of pancakes instead.

That’s when she’ll wake up screaming.

–Patrick McKinnion

After Hawaii has thrice verified the information contained in the White House .pdf as matching the information on the original birth record, attempting to prosecute someone for “forgery” would be a bit like trying to prosecute someone accused of murder after the supposed victim has shown up alive.


In Arizona’s defense: yes, this is racism, but it’s dry racism.

Comedy Central

Republicans have an institutional bond with conspiracy theory. It is so deeply ingrained in the party that publicly supporting a conspiracy theory is not only not stigmatizing for a candidate, but may even, in some cases, be necessary to get as many Republican votes as possible.

–Scott Sommers

Words are but the shadows of actions.


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