Birther Nut Orly Taitz Cali. GOP Secretary of State?
June 8, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Well, this is quite amusing. Let’s call this just deserts. The Republican establishment in California is publicly wringing its hands over the the very real prospect that lawyer/dentist birther kook Orly Taitz could win the Republican nomination for secretary of state. This is what happens when GOP leaders try to ride the wave of anti-Obama sentiment from the far right-wing fringe. When they get too close to the crazy, without vigorously condemning the racist conspiracy theory that Obama is an illegal alien born in Kenya, Republicans will become tainted by it.
Fresh off the heels of attending the Republican Jewish Coalition’s “annual summer bash” as a very “special guest,” Taitz has a very good chance of beating out her lackluster challenger Damon Dunn for the GOP’s nominee for California’s top election official.
The dilemma for the state GOP, as reported by Politico is hilarious:
‘“It’d be a disaster for the Republican party,” says James Lacy, a conservative GOP operative in the state. “Can you imagine if [gubernatorial candidate] Meg Whitman and [candidate for Lt. Gov.] Abel Maldonado — both of whom might have a chance to win in November — had to run with Orly Taitz as secretary of state, who would make her cockamamie issues about Obama’s birth certificate problems at the forefront of her activities?”’
And Taitz has entertainingly injected her so-called “cockamamie” elegibility ideas as part of her campaign platform. “I would demand identification and eligibility from all voters to make sure there is no fraud. Also they must have eligibility to be elected,” she says. Taitz has already unsuccessfully tried to eject her challenger Dunn from the race, by suing him in court on eligibility grounds.
“Our country will turn into a banana republican until we disclose information that is related to voter fraud,” she told POLITICO.
It’s unlikely that Taitz would win over Democratic incumbent Debra Bowen in the general election. But if she does indeed capture the nomination today, the California GOP will have to deal with a national embarrassment on its ticket until November.
Photo Credit: FiredUpMissouri/Flickr