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The Slow Death of the Birthers

Things have been looking pretty grim for birther-in-chief Orly Taitz. Every lawsuit she has filed to try to prove that Obama was not born in the USA (and is thus ineligible to be president) has been thrown out of court, she was fined $20,000 for making frivolous filings, Hawaii is considering a law that will allow them to ignore the 10 to 20 requests they get each week from birthers for copies of Obama’s birth certificate, and the California Bar Association is investigating her and may disbar her. But the California dentist turned lawyer, turned darling of the wing-nut birther movement has decided to make lemonade out of all this.

Taitz has filed as a Republican to run for Secretary of State so that she can continue “to clean up the fraud we all have seen in the 2008 election.”

There are only a few obstacles in her way. One is fellow Republican Damon Dunn, a former NFL star who is already running for the position. So what does Taitz do? She files a lawsuit against him alleging voter and elections fraud. She also claims on her website that:

The only reason he was endorsed so far, is because he is an African American, and Republicans want to have an African American to show diversity. He admits to having no knowledge or experience with law, elections or election law.

This, coming from someone from a mail-order law degree. She also requests:

Please, let me know if any of you talked to Damon Dunn, and if he is willing to drop out of the Secretary of State race? I don’t have his phone and address. I only know that he lives in Irvine, CA.

But if she bothered to go to his campaign website, she might see the “Contact Damon” button at the top of the page. But why would she begin to pay any attention to reality now?


One Comment

  1. starluna wrote:

    Where is this woman getting her money? I can barely afford a $6000 repair to my chimneys and skylights, much less a $20,000 fine and then try to run for Secretary of State in CA.

    Oh, wait. This is just a not-so subtle way of getting attention isn’t it? She’s just another media whore desperate to keep getting re-invited to Fox News and the Colbert Report.

    Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Permalink