Posted on | June 5, 2012 | 3 Comments
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Today’s Washington Times reports on the unusually crowded US Senate primary in California in which 24 candidates, including 78-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, are vying for the top two ballot spots. After Feinstein, the second strongest candidate appears to be Dr. Orly Taitz (above), a dentist and lawyer who has become nationally known for a series of court challenges to Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president.
Orly Taitz merged as the No. 2 vote-getter. Mrs. Taitz, 51, has better name recognition than most others as a national leader of the so-called “birther” movement, and some robocall polls show her finishing second to Mrs. Feinstein.
A lawyer and a dentist, Mrs. Taitz has filed numerous lawsuits challenging President Obama’s eligibility to run for president on state ballots, contending that he was not born in the United States.
The president, responding to persistent questions from billionaire Donald Trump, in April 2011 released an online copy of his long-form birth certificate issued by the state of Hawaii.
Many “birthers” contend the document may be a forgery.
The Times then quotes Mike Spence, president of Conservative Republicans of California:
“If Orly Taitz is No. 2, it’s going to become a national issue because every candidate is going to be under pressure to –
Let’s guess: Be under pressure to examine the evidence for themselves??? Be under pressure to ask Congress to form a Select Commitee to investigate the evidence and be done with the guessing???
“…every candidate will be under pressure to repudiate her,” said Mike Spence, president of Conservative Republicans of California. “It’s going to be like David Duke was for the Democrats [in the 1988 presidential primary].”
The most primitive form of taboo hysteria has replaced all rational thought processes.