No, Eric Cantor Doesn’t Support Orly Taitz

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Monday, July 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm

A spokesman for Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has responded to Orly Taitz’s latest publicity stunt – her claim that when Cantor accepted her Facebook request, it proved that the “Republican party understands the importance of the issues and legal cases” of the Obama “birther” movement.

The response? No, Cantor doesn’t support Taitz’s cause. Not at all.

“A friend on Facebook is someone registering his or her support for your agenda,” said Cantor spokesman Joe Pounder. “She is registering her support for Eric Cantor, and nothing more. Not vice versa.”

It’s been a bad day for Taitz; her latest attempt to get Maj. Stefan F. Cook his old job back (he was fired from Simtech after attempting to get out of a deployment to Afghanistan over the Obama “citizenship issue”) has been laughed out of a Florida court.

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Cantor Now (Not?) a Birther « Where’s Eric Cantor?
Pingback posted July 27, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

[...] it appears that Cantor doesn’t support the Birthers.  Sorry, idiots!  It looks like Inhofe is your only [...]


Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Yet Another Republican Politician Becomes “Friends” With Orly Taitz
Pingback posted July 27, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

[...] David Weigel passes along this response from Congressman Cantor’s office: A spokesman for Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has responded to Orly Taitz’s latest publicity stunt – [...]


Birthers Roundup – Facebook, Colbert, and Looking for Pens | Freak Politics
Pingback posted July 27, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

[...] do they? Nope, all them denied supporting Taitz or the movement with Cantor’s spokesman saying the following It is a bipartisan practice and common sense that when a person signs up to be a ‘friend’ or [...]


A
Comment posted July 27, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

Dave, thanks for covering this issue so extensively, you should be getting hazard pay for this reporting.

This is a great new video about the birth certificate issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coCDRfh0AWg


evreport
Comment posted July 27, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

Thanks for checking. I thought it was surprising Cantor would do that, though I don't know much about Facebook. But, from what you wrote, it sounds as if she joined Cantor's Facebook, not the other way around?


Florida Christain
Comment posted July 27, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is Ultra Liberal and should join the Demon crats.

Palin/Cheney 2012


stephenperry
Comment posted July 28, 2009 @ 12:56 am

I echo the comments of those who appreciate Mr. Weigel's dogged willingness to pin this story down as it goes through various predictable and unpredictable twists and turns. He may be the first guy to exhaust a conspiracy theory's supply of oxygen.

I won't hold my breath just yet.

I need to breathe so I can laugh at GOP luminaries who get stuck dealing with the birther issue.


lkt
Comment posted July 28, 2009 @ 7:56 am

No thank you. We don't want him…and surely you jest with your Palin/(Liz?) Cheney sig line! The hilarity of such a ticket would be excellent. I guess they're meant for each other in that they're both delusional liars.


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The Birthers in Congress
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[...] that Garrett’s did: “She is registering her support for Eric Cantor, and nothing more. Not vice versa.” (Taitz is also Facebook friends with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, [...]


The Birthers in Congress - Salon.com
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