The person with the most name recognition in the current Senate campaign against incumbent Dianne Feinstein is Orly Taitz, a doctor/lawyer from Orange County who is known as the “Queen of the Birthers,” a nickname, she not only cherishes, but chooses to use whenever she can. As you will see from numerous articles about her all over the internet and traditional newspapers, Ms. Taitz’s only claim to fame is that she runs around filing lawsuits alleging that Barack Obama is not qualified to be President because he is not a “natural born citizen” of the United States as is required by the Constitution.
This large amount of name recognition has Ms. Taitz as the perceived front runner in a field of Republicans seeking to dethrone Dianne Feinstein in the Senate this year. In fact, according to the Santa Barbara Independent on April 12, 2012:
“California Republicans are aghast at the distinct possibility that the GOP could be represented in the state’s 2012 U.S. Senate race by “birther queen” Orly Taitz.”
The Orange County Register currently has Ms. Taitz at approximately 19% in an unscientific poll. Of course, this poll is mostly people from Orange County and Orly is from Orange County, but it does have some mainstream Republicans scared. Why? Because Ms. Taitz is a vexatious litigant and a one issue candidate; the one issue being something that most Republicans do not want to even remotely be associated with: birther.
A web page has recently shown up on the web devoted to little known facts about Ms. Taitz and I must say that if the information on the web page is accurate, it is down right scary. The web page is called: “Orly Taitz, Former Soviet for Senate.” It states, among other things that Ms. Taitz,was born in the former Soviet Union and that she has numerous law suits against her involving professional misconduct.
In fact, an article in the Huffington Post on May 4, 2012 states the “self professed Queen of the Birthers, suffered another legal defeat this week.” This time however, it has nothing to do with Mr. Obama’s eligibility to be President; it was about Ms. Taitz herself. She had filed suit against Damon Dunn claiming that he improperly filed his election papers by leaving off information that he had previously been a Democrat in other jurisdictions. The Court of Appeals ruled that:
“Dunn had [complied] with candidacy requirements and that Taitz’s complaint was a legal mess unworthy of serious consideration. They said Dunn had no obligation to list his expired, out-of-state party registration affiliations on his 2010 candidacy papers in the secretary of state race.”
Per the Huffington Post, Taitz responded incensed:
“Recent decision in Dunn case is beyond outrageous, it is an embarrassment to the US judiciary, it shows that the 3 judges of the Court of Appeals either never read the complaint, absolutely clueless, what is in the complaint, never saw it or are attempting to defraud the public.” (sic)
An article from the April 12, 2012, edition of Gather.com, entitled “The Birthers are Back” quotes:
“Several states including California, Georgia and Arizona have lawsuits attempting to get Obama’s name off the ballot in November as an eligible candidate. The leaders of the movement are Joe Arpaio, an Arizona sheriff, and Orly Taitz, a run-of-the-mill nut-job. Taitz asserts that Obama was born in Kenya, Goldman Sachs runs the U.S. Treasury, the House of Representatives is building six labor camps, and Hugo Chávez owns software that controls U.S. voting machines.” (emphasis mine)
And, yet this person is leading in the aforementioned Orange Country Register poll. I simply do not get it. If any of this information is true, California voters should be running away from this person. “Aghast” and “scary” do not even begin to describe the laughingstock the California GOP will become if she should appear on the General Election ballot.
As you all know, I personally support Al Ramirez for the Republican nomination so naturally I am biased. As the writer of this article, if I did not let you know this fact, I would be behaving similarly to Ms. Taitz. Mr. Ramirez’s views are very similar to mine and most center-right Republican on all issues. He deserves to be the nominee, yet his name recognition is below that of Queen Orly. Hopefully, articles like this one will help Mr. Ramirez and save the California GOP from the potential disaster and embarrassment of Ms. Taitz as being their nominee.
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