Who knew? The crazy train isn't just pulling the cars of presidential candidates but also birthers and their queen bee Orly Taitz, the Aliso Viejo lawyer/dentist/real estate saleswoman/Gabor sister/mental-ward contestant. Taitz and some foaming-at-the-piehole New Hampshire state reps filed a complaint Saturday to knock President Barack Obama off the primary ballot in the Granite State because he's a forger and social security fraudster. Just like Millard Fillmore!
The state's Ballot Law Commission flatly turned down the complaint with a very public 5-0 vote, causing birther bellyachers to make a showy retreat from the Concord hearing room, braying, “Treason!” “Traitors” and “You have no decency.” All that was missing were the muskets, powdered wigs and secret slave mistresses.
Here is video of the monster jam:
“The level of corruption was unbelievable,” Taitz reportedly said later to Sharon Rondeau of something called the Post & Email. “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.”
Uh . . . here's the deal: as with just about any birther filing Taitz has had tossed out of federal courts like yesteray's junk mail, her latest allegation has no merit. As Igor Bobic writes on something called Talking Points Memo: “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.”
One can't even label Cook a RINO: a quick check of his bio reveals he is a respected corporate lawyer and lobbyist who has represented evangelical, Lutheran and Catholic churches, and he played a prominent part in John McCain's New Hampshire primary.
But heaven knows stupid things like facts won't stop Orly, who has demanded an emergency hearing with the New Hampshire Speaker of the House to advocate the ouster of New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner over the non-controversial makeup of the state ballot panel.
By the way, if you wonder how Taitz can afford to continue her cross-country crazy tour, a clue comes in a Post & Email account of a phone conversation where she whines that she has used up all her frequent flyer miles and will have to turn to her supporters for donations of cash or miles so she can continue back and forth from California to places like New Hampshire and Hawaai. Sounds like someone needs the Koch brothers–if she isn't getting their help already.
On the next page, for those who can stomach it, is Taitz's full report on her own doomed Granite State hearing, via the Post & Email (with no left-wing changes to typos, spellings, extra spaces, etc.) . . .
There is good news
and bad news. the good news is that a lot of people showed up. There
were probably 100 people there. So many people came that they had to
open a partition with a conference room, and they used two conference
rooms for the hearing. There was media; there were multiple cameras.
I gave them the
case. I provided all the evidence that he is using a stolen social
security number and forged birth certificate and provided all of the
information in regard to Minor v. Happersett,
Vattel, etc. I probably spoke for half an hour. Afterward, the
assistant attorney general presented his case, which was a joke. A
five-year-old could have made a better case. He brought the assistant
secretary of state and asked, “Well, did Obama fill out the paper?”
“Yes.” “Did he pay the $1,000 fee? “Yes.” “OK, here's my case.”
So I did cross-examination, and I told her, “Ma'am, I was born in the Soviet Union.
If I were to lie, if I were to commit fraud and fill out a paper saying
I am eligible for the presidency and paid you $1,000, would you put my
name on the ballot?” And she looked at me and said, “Well, ah…ummm…well,
ah, if there were a challenge, then I wouldn't.” So I said, “OK. So
everything that you just said with the attorney general is pointless.
If there is a challenge, then you cannot put the person on the ballot.
So what do you do if there is a challenge?” And I asked her, “If you
show the attorney general that Obama is using a stolen social security
number and a forged birth certificate, what does he do?” And she was
looking at me with big eyes and said, “IIIIIIIII don't know.” And I said, “What do you mean 'you don't know?' What did he do?
Did he say he will not put him on the ballot? Did he start an
investigation? Or did he hide it, sweeping it all under the rug?” and
she had nothing to say. So he was saying, “Well, he filled out the
paper, and Biden came over and gave us a $1,000 check…”
So I stood up and
told them, “Ladies and gentlemen of the committee, you have all the
evidence that the paperwork was filled out fraudulently. If you allow
him on the ballot in the state of New Hampshire, you are aiding and
abetting forgery, fraud and treason. You will be criminally complicit.”
As they stepped out,
everybody mobbed the secretary of state and attorney general. They
were screaming at them. I've never seen anything like this.
Particularly women…women were screaming, “How could you do this to us?!
How could you allow him on the ballot? Where is your decency?” They were screaming. So
the committee said, “Here's our attorney. He has something to say.”
So the attorney said, “Well, according to the law, the candidate is
supposed to fill out a form and pay $1,000. Obama filled out the form
and paid $1,000, so he's on the ballot.”
Everybody jumped to
their feet. They were screaming and yelling and saying, “Traitors!
You're traitors! You have no decency! You have no honesty! You're
committing treason!” It was huge. Cameras were rolling, and they had
to call security. (Rep.) Harry Accornero started yelling at to the
chair of the committee and the corrupt attorney, and the attorney, Brad
E. Cook, said, “Representative Accornero, you are out of order.” And
Accornero said, “No, you are out of order; you are committing treason.
You have to face the people of the state of New Hampshire, and you
better not get out of the house without a mask!”
I've never seen anything like it.
People were so mad that I thought, “In another minute, they're going to
bring a rope and start hanging them all.” Representative Carol Vita kept getting right in the face of the assistant attorney general; she was yelling and screaming at him.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.