John McCain Whacks J.D. Hayworth on Birtherism
And the first use of Orly Taitz in a 2010 campaign video goes to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), facing a stiff challenge from former congressman/radio host J.D. Hayworth, and going after him on his flirtation — not uncommon for right-wing talk radio hosts — with the “birther” movement.
The 78-second web video introduces Taitz and Philip Berg, then Hayworth, and states that “the only difference between these people is that one is running for the U.S. Senate.”
As I first reported, the McCain campaign investigated the “birther” rumors and found them baseless — although there’s a difference between pure birther questions about Obama’s documentation and the Obama-can’t-win arguments of Taitz (who claims that Obama’s father’s citizenship prevents his son from legally serving as president).