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The last stand of the 'birther queen'?
LA Times ^ | 6/9/2010 | Paul Thornton

Posted on 06/09/2010 1:57:17 PM PDT by markomalley

Politico.com raised a stink Tuesday over the possibility that "birther queen" Orly Taitz may win the GOP primary for secretary of state and put California Republicans in the embarrassing position of having a thoroughly discredited conspiracy theorist on their November ticket. The piece contained little evidence (perhaps because there isn't much) but leaned almost exclusively of the kind of why-not speculation popular in American punditry. Here's an excerpt:

California Republicans optimistic about their prospects in November could find themselves with a bit of a problem after the votes are counted in Tuesday’s primaries -- a statewide ticket with the so-called “Birther Queen” as one of their candidates.

Orly Taitz is an Israeli émigré who has spent the last two years filing lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama’s right to be president on the grounds that he was born in Kenya. In the process, she has earned herself $20,000 in court fines.

Now she’s running for the GOP nomination for secretary of state, and with her establishment-backed primary opponent mounting a less-than-stellar campaign against her, operatives say there’s a chance she could win.

(Excerpt) Read more at opinion.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; ca2010; certifigate; damondunn; deadhorse; latimes4nobc; latimes4notruth; latimes4obama; naturalborncitizen; orlytaitz; taitz

1 posted on 06/09/2010 1:57:17 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Like it or not, she may very well win. I say great news.


2 posted on 06/09/2010 1:59:25 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: markomalley

The last stand of the ‘birther queen’?
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Nope! Orly will fight on. Good for her!


3 posted on 06/09/2010 2:00:25 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I believe Orly will have the last laugh one of these days . . .


4 posted on 06/09/2010 2:01:24 PM PDT by Faith
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To: wintertime

I don’t know why the LAT is posting this, when Dunne won the GOP nomination. I saw him speak at the Conservative Forum in Mountain View a little over a week ago - a VERY impressive, pro-business young man.


5 posted on 06/09/2010 2:02:00 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: bootless
I don’t know why the LAT is posting this, when Dunne won the GOP nomination. I saw him speak at the Conservative Forum in Mountain View a little over a week ago - a VERY impressive, pro-business young man.

Remember, I can only post an excerpt (FR posting rules). They said she lost at the bottom of the page (after taking ample opportunity for a dig)

6 posted on 06/09/2010 2:03:45 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; markomalley

Hmmm. Seems to me that with 74.3 percent of the vote going to Damon Dunn and 25.7 percent to Orly Taitz, I’d suggest that this article of full of chit (perhaps someone should actually check the election results before putting pen to paper and making themselves look really really stupid). Or, perhaps Paul Thornton is use to looking stupid!!!


7 posted on 06/09/2010 2:04:39 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Like it or not, she may very well win.

Or lose by fifty percentage points.

8 posted on 06/09/2010 2:05:24 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: markomalley
in the embarrassing position of having a thoroughly discredited conspiracy theorist on their November ticket.

Citing HuffoPo? - Oh pleeeease. The LA Times among conservative are the ones who are thoroughly discredited.

9 posted on 06/09/2010 2:05:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SoldierDad
From the end of the article, And the results? Damon Dunn, the former pro football player whose campaign Politico deemed "less-than-stellar," easily sent Taitz back to her dentistry practice in Orange County, besting her by a 3-1 margin.
10 posted on 06/09/2010 2:05:39 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

LOLOL!!! The name “Birther Queen” is pretty funny! Someone should come up with a really cool drawing to go with the name.


11 posted on 06/09/2010 2:06:17 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: markomalley; Egon; Orgiveme

Too bad Orly lost the primary. If there were a completely appropriate place for a Birther candidate, it would be California’s Secretary of State. That office is responsible for running honest elections of properly-vetted candidates. There is certainly no issue concerning Obama’s long-form birth certificate, school records, voting records, and other details of his past history that have been “thoroughly discredited,” no matter how many times the MSM repeat the lie.


12 posted on 06/09/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT by RhoTheta (Wipe out capitalism, no more money. You following me camera guy?)
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To: markomalley

Seeing as how the initial point of this idiots article is the one people will long remember, it matters not that he points out her loss at the close to his diatribe.


13 posted on 06/09/2010 2:07:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: markomalley

Orly was outspent 20-1. Her lawsuit is still going to have dunn done.


14 posted on 06/09/2010 2:08:05 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: NotSoModerate

Not needed. Just insert photo of Octo-Mom - the true “birther” queen.


15 posted on 06/09/2010 2:08:27 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad
Seeing as how the initial point of this idiots article is the one people will long remember, it matters not that he points out her loss at the close to his diatribe.

Exactly

16 posted on 06/09/2010 2:09:55 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: bootless
I don’t know why the LAT is posting this, when Dunne won the GOP nomination.

It could be because Orly ( without any backing and almost no money) won more than 25% of the vote or about 379,000 votes. (This was reported by another Freeper. I haven't seen a reputable source for these numbers. )

Personally,( if true), I find that **amazing** that she would get that many votes. It means that about 379,000 people in California are totally ticked at how Obama's eligibility has been handled. It could be more, since some birthers many have voted for her opponent for other reasons than the birhter issue. This is definitely a **significant** number!

There is NO possible way that Obama's natural born status can be painted as being "fringe".

17 posted on 06/09/2010 2:10:07 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: ExTexasRedhead

She lost (by a very large margin).


18 posted on 06/09/2010 2:12:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: markomalley
thoroughly discredited conspiracy

Just because obama has shelled out mucho denaro to hide the birth certificate and others refuse to even look into this matter doesn't mean it has been "thoroughly discredited".

19 posted on 06/09/2010 2:13:14 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: wintertime
http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/sec/59.htm

Damon Dunn - 1,075,337 votes (74.3%)

Orly Taitz - 372,490 votes (25.7%).

20 posted on 06/09/2010 2:15:54 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

21 posted on 06/09/2010 2:18:33 PM PDT by chris37
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To: SoldierDad
Thank you.

I don't consider 372,490 votes (25.7%) to be “fringe”. The Dems will not be able to tip toe past Obama’s eligibility in November.

22 posted on 06/09/2010 2:20:51 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: ExTexasRedhead
I hope she does win.

The judicial system has become very flawed to even imagine that citizens have no standing for these sort of lawsuits. We are supposedly founded on the Principle of "Redress of Grievances", and that was a cornerstone issue that led to the Revolutionary War.

23 posted on 06/09/2010 2:26:08 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: markomalley
The most disappointed is Chris Matthews. He was ready for non-stop Orly bashing for the next 6 months. Similar to his orgasmic treatment of anything “Cheeeny”/Scooter Libby/Phlame/Haliburton.
24 posted on 06/09/2010 2:30:52 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: markomalley
having a thoroughly discredited conspiracy theorist

Well, I am not sure if they mean her or the theory itself but littly bammy spending about two million bucks (so far) hiding the real BC makes me believe I will not learn much by clicking on the link.

25 posted on 06/09/2010 4:30:25 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: wintertime

Orly may have been born in Russia , but she still has that American fighting spirit. Go for it Orly “ NO surrender No retreat”


26 posted on 06/09/2010 5:00:08 PM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: wintertime

Thank you.
I don’t consider 372,490 votes (25.7%) to be “fringe”. The Dems will not be able to tip toe past Obama’s eligibility in November.


25.7% of Republican primary voters should be viewed in context.
There are 16,977,031 registered voters in California and Ms. Taitz’s 373,490 is about 2.2% of registered voters.


27 posted on 06/09/2010 5:52:42 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: jamese777

So?....What is the percent of voters that vote in any primary election? In my state it is often less than 10%.

What those 372,490 votes mean is that there are a **lot** of people who did not choose to vote who feel the same.


28 posted on 06/09/2010 6:57:44 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: jamese777
25.7% of Republican primary voters should be viewed in context. There are 16,977,031 registered voters in California and Ms. Taitz’s 373,490 is about 2.2% of registered voters.

I wonder how many of those votes came from Democrats seeking to discredit the GOP.

29 posted on 06/10/2010 12:15:16 AM PDT by Route797
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To: wintertime

While Taitz was handily beaten, 25% is not what I would call “fringe” either. I’m not sure how that will impact the November election with respects to Obozo, though. He’s not on the ballot.


30 posted on 06/10/2010 10:04:04 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad
While Taitz was handily beaten, 25% is not what I would call “fringe” either.
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I agree. It isn't “fringe”.

25% is significant and the Democrats would be foolish to dismiss Obama’s eligibility as an issue. Likely there were many who voted for Orly's opponent(s) who have questions about Obama’s natural born status but voted against Orly for reasons utterly unrelated to Obama’s eligibility.

31 posted on 06/10/2010 10:12:33 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: markomalley

Michelle Obama is a birther queen?


32 posted on 06/10/2010 10:17:17 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: wintertime

I’m still unclear on how that impacts the 2010 election. I have little hope that the birth certificate issue is going to make any difference. However, the WH’s attempts to buy off politicians in order to get them to drop out of races? That might have some teeth. In order to take that where it needs to go, though, we need a major GOP victory in the house and senate in November.


33 posted on 06/10/2010 10:20:00 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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