Since Orly is a dentist, it may be that she’s had one too many goes at the laughing gas. But even if she has, her continued afterbirther nonsense is no laughing matter.
She fools no one, of course, nor do the rest of the afterbirthers. We all understand that “KENYAN!!!” is afterbirther for “N____R!!!”, and we’re tired of it. This is yet another example of the so-called political discourse in this country getting so mired in shit that it has become impossible to do anything but dismiss the President’s opponents as morons.
If the right wing knew how to do something besides tell lies, pander to racism, and scream “NO!!!!”, we might actually be able to engage in substantive discussion about where we’re going, and how we’re getting there. Unfortunately it seems less and less likely all the time that a substantive discussion will ever take place, or is even possible, with the people who now wear the “conservative” label.
The birther wars continue. Orly Taitz, birther queen of California, personally filed a complaint in New Hampshire on Saturday that challenged President Obama’s U.S. citizenship and argued for his removal from the state’s ballot, reports the Concord Monitor.
New Hampshire’s electoral governing body, the Ballot Law Commission, turned down the complaint in a public hearing via 5-0 vote. It got pretty ugly shortly thereafter.
“Traitors!” screamed the members of the attending public. “Treason!”
“You have no decency! You have no honesty! You’re committing treason!”
The group of birthers, which included several New Hampshire state representatives, erupted after the decision, shouting at the commission attorneys as they tried to exit the hearing room. Another state representative apparently suggested committee members should cover their face with a mask if they ever found themselves in his district.
In her own report posted here, Orly Taitz assailed the commission as corrupt, citing as evidence the fact that all its members were Democrats.
“The level of corruption was unbelievable,” Taitz said. “We found out that all five members of the committee are Democrats. As I was presenting all of the evidence, people were listening and getting more and more angry.”
If indeed all members of the commission were Democrats, New Hampshire would have a major legal problem. Except Brad Cook, the chair of the commission, is a prominent Republican.
This is the way things are done now in right wing circles. If the facts don’t fit the story, just make shit up.
It’s hard to see how things get better when this mentality is so prevalent among the so-called “conservatives” in America.