Citizenship and All That

You all know about the idiot “birthers” who, in spite of President Obama making his birth certificate public – *still* insist that President Obama was not born in the US. Orly Taitz, or “Oily Taint” as I like to call her, is so completely deranged by her hatred of the president (he’s black, you know), she has made it her life’s mission to get tossed out of every courtroom in the United States.

Well, evidently, she found a fellow traveler, a racist judge in a lower court in Georgia who thinks that he can order the president to appear in his cracker courtroom to prove he’s a citizen. And now, it has actually gone beyond that lunacy. The birthers are citing an obscure law from 1875, Minor v. Happersett, using it to make the argument that the president is not a “natural born citizen.” Please note, Minor v. Happersett dealt with a woman, born in Missouri, who wanted to vote at a time when women were not considered to be citizens or eligible to vote – not an immigrant. That’s really a vast stretch of logic, birthers. (If you want to know just how deep this insanity runs, type the following search terms into Google:  “Obama birth certificate Georgia.” You’ll see vitriolic screeds from the likes of Newsmax, Free Republic, David Duke and Oily Taint herself. It’s enough to make you puke.)

Twenty-four years later, however, the Supreme Court took care of that nonsense in United States v. Wong Kim Ark  when they definitively stated that people born of immigrant parents in the territorial United States are citizens from birth, in other words, a “natural born citizen.”  Like President Obama. I suggest you read both cases – they’re interesting reading.

God, these people are stupid. These morons can take an idiotic and misogynistic law from 1875 which bars a woman from being allowed to vote in Missouri (backward then, backward now) and attempt to apply it to the president…? I don’t see the connection, but then again, I’m not a birther lunatic who sees voter fraud, Muslim terrorists and Kenyan impostors under every bed.

The reality of a black man as president has so unhinged them that they are willing to do or say anything, to lie and obfuscate and refuse to believe the truth when it’s obvious to even a 5 year old child that the President is a citizen. Oily Taint was, of course, in that courtroom, playing to the cameras with her straw-like thatch of messy hair, her strings of (undoubtedly) fake pearls, her bubble-gum pink lip gloss and her screechy accented voice – until the judge told her to “address the court.” I hope this judge comes to his senses and tosses that screeching harpy out on her ass – and fines her another $20,000 for wasting the Court’s time (again) with her frivolous racist crap.

Oily Taint has made a career out of being the Queen of the insane birther crazies. Perhaps she thinks she has hit the jackpot, and is emulating Sarah Palin, the Grifter Queen of Alaska, who built her half-term as governor of just 400,000 souls in Alaska into a multi-million dollar “empire.”

Orly has already taken a shot at careers in dentistry, law and real estate. Maybe she has finally found her niche.

I’m well and truly sick of them all.

That said, I’d very much like to ask Oily and the rest of the racist lunatic birthers a question.

Mitt Romney said in a recent debate that his father was born in Mexico – and, evidently, according to the argument the birthers are making with regard to President Obama’s citizenship, he illegally ran for president as well.

Why aren’t you nutjobs chasing after him…?

(This is a rhetorical question, of course. Romney may be a Mormon — but he’s WHITE.)


8 responses to this post.

  1. I noticed that comment by Romney as well. Yet, not a peep from the right-wing crazy machine.

    And of course, McCain was literally born in another country, but they’re okay with that.

    Yep, you’re right. I must be about race.


    • They are utterly idiotic and racist, BUT. McCain was born in Panama because his parents were deployed military. I do think that should count the same as being born stateside.


      • Posted by leftsideannie on January 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

        I agree with you – but just imagine, if you will, if that same situation applied to the president – do you think that the fact that he was born to deployed military parents would have any relevance to them…? No. It wouldn’t. I use that as an illustration of the extreme hypocrisy of the right.

  2. Posted by houseofroberts on January 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    All the Georgia judge could do was try to disqualify Obama from the Georgia Democratic primary ballot. He doesn’t need Georgia to be the nominee, nor does he need the state to win the election, so it’s a useless ruling anyway.

    John McCain’s father was an Admiral, IIRC, as was his grandfather. So he was excused from being born outside the US. Or academically qualifying for Annapolis.


    • Posted by leftsideannie on January 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Yes, but that’s not really the point, Grant. None of US are demanding to see Mitt Romney’s birth certificate, nor did anyone demand to see John McCain’s. Think – what would these disgusting wingnuts be saying if it were Obama who was actually born outside the U.S. – even if it was the same situation as John McCain’s…?


  3. Ah! A kindred spirit!

    I’ve been following you on Twitter (@stabbythoughts) for a while, but I didn’t realize you blogged.



  4. Subbed when I saw “Oily Taint.”

    Carry on.


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