Obama Birthers Claim Court Victory, Sort Of
Last night, omnipresent Obama conspiracy theorist Orly Taitz gave WorldNetDaily a scoop. Taitz, a dentist with a degree from an online law school, had finally found a judge — David O. Carter of the Central District of California — who would hear a case on the president’s citizenship.
She told WND that at today’s hearing, the judge issued no orders, but promised that the case would be moved forward and he would address the merits of the dispute. He said there would be no dismissals based on “procedural issues.”
The judge said as a former Marine he recognizes the importance of having a constitutionally qualified president … Taitz told WND, “For first time, we have a judge who’s listening.”
Unfortunately for Taitz, an actual reporter from The Los Angeles Times followed up on the story.
Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said that “the judge did make a bunch of comments about having the matter correctly and thoroughly aired, once and if they got to the merits of the actual lawsuit, which was not the subject of today’s discussion.”
The key word is “if,” Mrozek stressed. “We’re literally at procedural grounds at this point in time,” he said.
At a previous hearing, Carter had ruled that Taitz had not properly served the case on Obama. In Monday’s hearing, both Taitz and DeJute tried to prematurely argue the merits of the case. Carter, a former marine, told both parties that the case could easily be tied up for months or another year on procedural technicalities. A better approach would be for Taitz just to file the paperwork so that the case could proceed without more delays, the judge said.
The underlying fact here is that Taitz has no idea what she’s doing, and consistently files garbled, incoherent lawsuits stuffed with assertions and debunked rumors. Sometimes, after she does this, a judge will humor her and kick the can down the road. That happened again in California. But in the Birtherverse, this is being treated as a breakthrough.