Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weasel of the Week: Orly Taitz

Who is Orly Taitz, you might ask? If you haven't been reading the papers, Ms. Taitz is the self-admitted leader of the "birther" movement that has stubbornly, obsessively, questioned the legitimacy of President Obama's eligibility to run for President in 2008. Nearly 2 1/2 years after Obama, then a junior Senator from Illinois, defeated Arizona Senator John McCain to become the first African-American elected to the White House, the "birthers" have insisted that Obama wasn't born in this country, but rather in Kenya.

On Wednesday, President Obama produced a long-form live birth certificate from the hospital in Honolulu where he was born. Ms. Taitz, unsurprisingly, found an excuse to continue her mindlessly obsessive campaign. She claims that in 1961, any hospital would have used "Negro" instead of "African" to define the future President's racial origins.

Ah-ha! Therein lies the root of the "birthers"' campaign. It bothers Ms. Taitz and her supporters, which now includes last week's Weasel, Donald Trump, that an African-American was elected to the highest office in the land. Welcome to the 21st century, jabronies! It bothers them even more, I'm sure, that Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, was defeated in her bid to become the first female Vice President. Of course, we'll hear from her again in short order, as she's more likely to gain the GOP nod for 2012 than a bandwagon-jumper like Trump, unless McCain gets back in the hunt for a rematch.

The President is aware that the "birthers" won't go away, always looking for excuses to continue a losing battle. It's obvious now that the longer they persist with this fool's folly, the more likely it is they'll sabotage Obama's chances of re-election next year, just by keeping what really is a non-issue at the forefront, ahead of more important concerns.

To Orly Taitz, we present a set of weasel ears and a simple message:

Get a clue, get a life, and go away!!!

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