Since we've poked a stick at "Queen of the Birfers" Orly Taitz over the years due to her quixotic quest to have Barack Obama declared ineligible to be president (because his birthplace was not where she wills it to be), it is only fair that we point out the Rancho Santa Margarita lawyer/dentist/real estate saleslady/Putin love child is consistent when it comes to Ted Cruz. That is, she vows to file her legal funny papers against the declared Republican presidential hopeful should he become the nominee on grounds he is not a natural born U.S. citizen.
"I'm very consistent in what I'm saying: I'm saying there's the same issue with Obama and Ted Cruz," Taitz told U.S. News & World Report, adding that she personally likes the Texas senator and his renegade Tea Party philosophy.
Like Cruz, who was born in Calgary, Canada, to an American mother and a Cuban father who later acquired U.S. citizenship, possible GOP presidential contenders Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal may also be ineligible for the highest office in the land as their parents were immigrants, Taitz said.
"Maybe those three candidates should stick together and file one legal action seeking declaratory relief," she joked.
Donald Trump, who has joined Taitz in the birther movement lunacy, has also called Cruz's background problematic constitutionally.
Later in the U.S. News & World Report piece, Taitz reveals she recently changed parties from Republican to independent, which means she'd have to wait until Cruz wins the GOP nomination to file an eligibility lawsuit since she would not have standing before that.
Perhaps that will give her time to clean out her legal ... ahem ... files on her pending litigation, including a recently filed third lawsuit in federal court in Brownsville, Texas, to stop what she says is the granting of bogus asylum and refugee status to undocumented immigrants and to stop the government from, as she alleges, helping people engaged in identify theft.
That suit was filed against Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama, John Does who steal Social Security numbers and other identifications, and Jane Does who are seeking asylum. Taitz alleges Obama is personally using a stolen Social Security number and other forged identification documents and that his correct legal name and identity would be established upon discovery.
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Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle in Brownsville drew the short straw to hear the case. Taitz's previous two suits in that courthouse are before U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who famously blocked Obama's immigration executive order in February.
Taitz's litigation is somewhat related: Her original suit filed on July 14 alleges Obama and his underlings are trafficking illegal aliens spreading diseases, and her Dec. 18 follow-up accuses Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell of violating the Freedom of Information Act regarding information she has been seeking in connection with the first suit.
At least a Ted Cruz nomination (and, fingers crossed, White House win) would keep the lawyering portion of Taitz's careers humming, although one wonders if the crazy-eyed yokels who fund her legal fantasies against half an African American would open their wallets as freely over half a Cuban American.