Some cold water on overheated birther-mania

Having done a little more research into the legal process, I want to try to clear up any confusion about yesterday’s birther hearing before we move on. And yes, we will move on quickly.

Under state law, Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi’s job was to gather the evidence in the case through the hearing process and then issue a recommendation on whether Barack Obama’s name should remain on the Georgia ballot. His role in the process was to serve as a fact-finder rather than final arbiter.

According to the birther movement,  Malihi told their lawyers during pre-hearing conference that he would enter a “default judgment” against Obama for refusing to appear and for refusing to even send lawyers to participate in the hearing, and that he would in fact recommend Obama’s removal.

I think that’s highly dubious. I know you will be shocked to hear this, but Orly Taitz and others have a record of claiming important legal victories that turn out to be inglorious defeats. Among other things, it keeps the contributions flowing in. Nothing presented in the absurdist comedy of that courtroom yesterday would justify barring a sitting president of the United States from the Georgia ballot. It was a farce. The birthers’ only chance is a recommendation from Malihi based not on their “evidence,” but on the refusal of the Obama camp to put up a defense against it.

Until I sat in that courtroom yesterday, I wasn’t sure why the Obama legal team had chosen not to appear. But in hindsight, they were right. Showing up to refute the nonsense presented would have given the birther arguments a dignity they do not deserve. You cannot refute air and sheer fantasy. How many times can an opposing lawyer say, in so many words, “Your honor, this is just really and truly stupid”?

In either case, Malihi makes only a recommendation. The official decision on whether Obama will be listed on the ballot will be made by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican.

In a letter to Obama’s legal team, Kemp has written that if they refused to participate in the hearings, “you do so at your own peril” because they would not have a chance to put the facts of the case on record. But I think if anyone’s at peril here, it’s Kemp, and I suspect he knows it.

A word in his defense:

If you read state law, Kemp had little legal option but to go through the motions of the hearing process. The law states that if a candidate’s qualifications are challenged, “the Secretary of State SHALL notify the candidate in writing that his or her qualifications are being challenged and the reasons therefor and SHALL advise the candidate that he or she is requesting a hearing on the matter before an administrative law judge” (emphasis mine).

Obama’s lawyers claim that Kemp had legal escape hatches that would have allowed him to avoid the hearing. Maybe so, but the word “shall” carries a lot of weight in such matters.

At any rate, the final decision is Kemp’s. Regardless of what Malihi recommends, Kemp does not want to become the Republican secretary of state who ruled Barack Obama off the ballot in Georgia. Becoming a birther hero would not begin to compensate for the lasting infamy such a step would bring him, especially because such a ruling would be challenged in state or federal court and almost immediately overturned on any number of reasons. Kemp would then look like a fool and put an end to any further political ambitions he might have. I doubt that’s the course he will choose to take.

In the end, there is no chance whatsoever that Obama’s name will not be on the Georgia ballot come November.

Of course, ruling that Obama should remain on the ballot won’t make Kemp many friends among a certain small contingent of his own party, especially now that the hearing has excited their hopes of victory. But that’s the predicament in which state law and these foolish conspiracy mongers have placed him.

– Jay Bookman

836 comments Add your comment

Jm

January 27th, 2012
7:49 am

Newt is a moron.

Mitt up in FL. :)

Birthers, call it quits. Obama sucks for any number of reasons unrelated to his birthplace. Just vote nobama 2012.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
7:49 am

Kemp had little legal option but to go through the motions of the hearing process.

thanks for clearing that up. I’m kind of assuming, as you seem to be, that Kemp isn’t actually going to waste taxpayer money attempting to keep Obama off the ballot, but you know how politics are in GA. This guy’s sign puts it best…

Annie Fields

January 27th, 2012
7:50 am

I’m having trouble understand how a reporter isn’t curious as to why the President’s Social Security number doesn’t pass E-Verify.

Not even a tickle of curiosity? NONE?

You’re not even a LITTLE curious to have that double checked by an authority YOU trust?

That’s REMARKABLE to me.

http://www.saltusa.com

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
7:52 am

And when I talk about wasting taxpayer money, I’m referring to this…

such a ruling would be challenged in state or federal court and almost immediately overturned on any number of reasons.

That stuff doesn’t happen for free.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
7:52 am

Annie, were you “Jane” yesterday?

and are you, in reality, an elderly white guy?

Normal

January 27th, 2012
7:53 am

But this is one of the reasons I like our system. It gives EVERYBODY the right to make fools of themselves or to willfully stick their foot in it. God Bless America!

Tommy Maddox

January 27th, 2012
7:53 am

“In the end, there is no chance whatsoever that Obama’s name will not be on the Georgia ballot come November.”

Funny thing about a courtroom[to quote Larry Merchant], it is “the theater of the unexpected”.

AmVet - Like most decent Americans, I'm a Marxist.

January 27th, 2012
7:54 am

Had these ignoramuses been involved in the making of Star Wars, the line would have been, “Use the farce, Luke!”

Normal

January 27th, 2012
7:54 am

Also, I asked this downstairs…has anybody been watching Rachel Maddow put it to Politifact?

WOW!!

Jm

January 27th, 2012
7:54 am

Don’t know why these guys care at all. Obama is going to get crushed in GA.

Midori

January 27th, 2012
7:56 am

Annie Fields – you’re just having trouble. Period.

Normal

January 27th, 2012
7:56 am

jm,
Last time President Obama carried around 48% of the votes in Georgia, so don’t be so sure…

Rightwing Troll

January 27th, 2012
7:56 am

“Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt…” Unknown

Really?

January 27th, 2012
7:57 am

@Annie Fields
Really? You drink this kool aid don’t you? Really? Think for yourself and don’t let these people tell you what you should believe (or in this case not believe).
Amazing. No wonder people look at Georgia and laugh. It’s embarrassing. Really.

TaxPayer

January 27th, 2012
7:58 am

They made that Orly bed. Let them sleep in it.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
7:58 am

Tommy @ 7.53, speaking of the unexpected–have you ever considered what the reaction might be among not just Georgians but people across the country if Kemp actually went along with a stunt like that?

I don’t have to remind you that, whatever their opinion of the President’s job performance might be, something like 2/3 of Americans routinely say that they like the guy? (I know it’s hard for right wingers to process this, but it’s more or less the same–actually a bit better, if memory serves–than the supposedly likeable, want-to-have-a-beer-with George W. Bush’s personal approval ratings back in 2004.)

You don’t think maybe there’d be a national backlash? You don’t think maybe the national GOP would be tarred with that brush?

Eli Jones

January 27th, 2012
7:58 am

Obama is working in more than one way to implement a hostile takeover of our Republic. Obamacare is funding “Obama’s Personal Civilian Army” called the “Ready Reserve Corps” It is authorized in section 5210 on page 1312 in “The Affordable Heathcare Act For America” or (HR3962). Remember, during his campaign, Obama called for his personal Million Man civilian army to be loyal only to him. Obama also stated that his personal civilian army should be more powerful than our US Military. The clip of Obama saying this is in the video. Obama is right now gutting our military and at the same time beefing up his personal thug army. Watch This Short Video And Be Informed Of What The Nazi In The White House Has Planned For You! This is a grave situation that endangers us all. Please Spread The Word to our fellow Patriots! TELL EVERYONE that you know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htw7shWR3oU

Sign The Petition To Force The Repeal Of Obamacare And Pass The Site On To EVERYONE That You Know.

https://repealhealthcareact.org/invest.aspx

Midori

January 27th, 2012
7:59 am

Normal,

I love me some Rachel. However, I missed her last night.

Later I’ll pull up some video from her show to watch the Politfact takedown.

thanks the heads up :)

stephen

January 27th, 2012
7:59 am

Can’t imagine someday having the obituary claim to fame that I fought for years to prove Barack Obama was a foreigner. But I guess we all have to have a cause.

ByteMe

January 27th, 2012
7:59 am

Also, I asked this downstairs…has anybody been watching Rachel Maddow put it to Politifact?

Politifact actually backed down after being challenged by her. Funny how that happens.

Normal

January 27th, 2012
7:59 am

Annie Fields

January 27th, 2012
7:50 am

Do you believe in pixies? Honestly. don’t you think if that were true it would have been screamed from every TV in America during the last Presidental election? Think whatever makes you happy but you’d be better off keeping it to yourself…they are watching you and they will come to take you away forever….

Mick

January 27th, 2012
8:00 am

jm

If I was you I would be pretty worried instead of so smug and confident; The more I see and hear romney, the less I like him. There is something creepy and inauthentic about his personality. I would suggest many see the same…

Midori

January 27th, 2012
8:01 am

Poor Eli.

He’s gotten into Scout and Del’s stash, and is now suffering horribly.

ByteMe

January 27th, 2012
8:01 am

Remember, during his campaign, Obama called for his personal Million Man civilian army to be loyal only to him.

Jay, can you get this guy’s IP address and send over some state cops to commit him? Really, I’d say he’s gone off the rails, but those disappeared from his view a few miles back.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:01 am

Normal

She gave it to them with both barrels…and it was well deserved.

Normal

January 27th, 2012
8:02 am

Eli,
They are watching you too…be careful…be very careful….

Mick

January 27th, 2012
8:03 am

“Rachel maddow is a great american!”

-Thomas Jefferson

jconservative

January 27th, 2012
8:04 am

The State of Hawaii has certified that Obama was born in Hawaii.

The US Supreme Court has ruled three times that none of the evidence presented yesterday warrants a hearing before the Court. Three up, three down.

As usual some lawyers are making money and making some hay with their locals.

But that is about the extent of it.

Brosephus

January 27th, 2012
8:04 am

Americans should be ashamed of the crap going on. Why don’t they just cut the bs and just ask Obama to count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap.

Tommy Maddox

January 27th, 2012
8:05 am

“Rachel Maddow is a Cape Buffalo in soft hooves.”

-Marlin Perkins

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:05 am

The more I see and hear romney, the less I like him.

Haven’t like the guy since he started running for President in 2007 (he was, obviously, a decent enough Gov, and he certainly held positions of national import then that were rational.) I’m honestly shocked at what a lousy campaign the guy’s run. I thought he’d be a much more credible candidate. Still plenty of time for him to get his sh-t together for the general, but based on what he looks like now, I don’t see him winning back a whole lot of states lost by McCain.

Paul

January 27th, 2012
8:06 am

This all started when Pres Reagan slashed funding for mental health and turned the patients out of the asylums and into the streets.

ByteMe

January 27th, 2012
8:07 am

Haven’t like the guy since he started running for President in 2007 (he was, obviously, a decent enough Gov, and he certainly held positions of national import then that were rational.)

Had he stayed a Democrat, I might have voted for him. But because he’s had to adjust pretty much ALL of his stated positions to become a Republican, I’ll pass.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:07 am

jm

I was one of the nearly 48% of Georgians who voted for Obama in 2008.

We’re coming back to a voting booth near you again this year and bringing friends.

TaxPayer

January 27th, 2012
8:07 am

Eli, you poor thang. Remember, every humming sound you hear is not another one of Obama’s million drones coming to get you. Or is it…

ByteMe

January 27th, 2012
8:07 am

This all started when Pres Reagan slashed funding for mental health and turned the patients out of the asylums and into the streets.

Combine that with the Internet, where all of them can post something to help us identify who they are….

Tommy Maddox

January 27th, 2012
8:08 am

Be sure the dead friends bring an ID.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:08 am

Normal……sssshhhhh!

Next you’ll be like Bosch and teach Eli the secret handshake.

Mary Elizabeth

January 27th, 2012
8:08 am

(Kemp’s) Becoming a birther hero would not begin to compensate for the lasting infamy such a step would bring him. . .”
===============================

Attempting to keep Barack Obama’s name off Georgia’s ballot for President of the U.S. would not only bring Kemp lasting infamy, it would bring Georgia lasting infamy.

I’m sure that infamy would be great for attracting future business to Georgia.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:09 am

called the “Ready Reserve Corps”

actually it’s the “Ready Reserve Corpse” program.

It will be an army of reanimated zombies, programmed to seek out White Christian Americans and eat brains. IT’S IN THE BILL!!!!

ByteMe

January 27th, 2012
8:10 am

IT’S IN THE BILL!!!!

LOL!!!! :lol:

Mary Elizabeth

January 27th, 2012
8:11 am

I’ll be right behind you, with my friends, also voting for Barack Obama in November, Granny.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:12 am

Tommy

Who defiled your corn flakes this morning?

How about a gracious good morning all?

Mick

January 27th, 2012
8:12 am

tommy boy

You can’t handle the truth…for future sophmoric comments, please visit the local middle school blog…

Tommy Maddox

January 27th, 2012
8:13 am

I can’t? That’s news.

Tommy Maddox

January 27th, 2012
8:14 am

Morning Granny.

AmVet - Like most decent Americans, I'm a Marxist.

January 27th, 2012
8:15 am

To me, the saddest part of this theater of the absurd (brought to you by the biggest dumbasses in the country!) is that the average rank and file Republican in this state is not embarrassed in the slightest.

If it was a Dem mob trying to pull the same moronic stunt, I suspect a whole bunch of people in that party would be mortified…

Oy, the stupid…

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:15 am

Oh and Tommy

if you were keeping up you’d see that the SC director of elections is saying the “dead voters” hubbub isn’t checking out….

“State Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino joined the call for the investigation, but said Wednesday that a look at some of the cases shows run-of-the-mill problems with dated records or sloppy practices.

Andino told legislators that Shwedo had never told her about the issue of dead voters before taking it to the House, and that she still hasn’t been provided with the full list of voters Shwedo questioned. Of 20 names she’s received so far from the attorney general, she has found little to indicate that fraud occurred.

She told legislators that her review shows a combination of clerical errors and limits in using records that aren’t are instantly updated.”

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/2066a53a1e7742ef938593bbe7eb366f/SC-XGR–Voter-ID/

USinUK

January 27th, 2012
8:18 am

Paul … Brocephus … Normal … and anyone else who needs a laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7UmUX68KtE

watch it once … then watch it again with the closed captioning …

who luvs ya!

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:18 am

She gave it to them with both barrels…and it was well deserved.

And I encourage all clear eyed progressives to give it to any media outlets–particularly the so-called-liberal ones, which arguably the Politifact folks would be grouped with, certainly I’ve heard conservatives claim as much–that feel they’ve got to judge Democrats by harsher standards, and go easier on Republicans, in hopes that they won’t be called “liberally biased.”

CNN, in particular, deserves tons of dung heaped upon them for allowing their airwaves to spew this nonsense.

Adam

January 27th, 2012
8:18 am

Birthers are idiotic. Willfully and defiantly ignorant.

Never been out of S. Georgia

January 27th, 2012
8:19 am

After these debates If I am a Rep I want him removed also, he may not win Georiga because you can not changed 100 years of bigotery, people around the country are laughing and confiming georgia image of dating their cousins, southern college football, still fighting the civil war, still living in the 20th century.

When you look outside of Atlanta and look at the poor whites in the rural areas still living in trailers and poverty you have to ask your self what has Newt done for Georgia?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 27th, 2012
8:20 am

Good article Jay. Kemp is too savvy to go along with this nonsense despite it being a magnet for the crazy base. Obama made the right call all the way around.

Bill Orvis White

January 27th, 2012
8:22 am

I’m humbled that Jay has written something accurate in this post. The honorable GA secy of state has a pure duty to uphold the letter of the law. If Mr. Kemp wishes to keep his job, He will make sure that he SHALL follow the proper legal channels. Sorry folks, but this is the rule of law. One needs to look that up.

Now, with those facts clearly laid out here, this very serious matter will result in the only and right decision which is for Barack Hussein Obama to NOT appear on the Georgia ballot.

God Bless,
Bill

Mick

January 27th, 2012
8:25 am

bill

We are all amereicans here, president obama included. Accept it, show some grace and dignity, may the best man win the presidency…

Tommy Maddox

January 27th, 2012
8:25 am

It all makes for great theater no matter what the result. Off to work…

kayaker 71

January 27th, 2012
8:26 am

You liberals still haven’t answered Annie’s question. Why doesn’t his SS number pass E-Verify?

Aquagirl

January 27th, 2012
8:26 am

Kemp is too savvy to go along with this nonsense despite it being a magnet for the crazy base.

I dunno, that “at your own peril” was either a major drama queen moment or a warning he’s prepared to keep Obama off the ballot.

Never underestimate the idiocy of Georgia Republicans.

Mick

January 27th, 2012
8:28 am

**You liberals still haven’t answered Annie’s question. Why doesn’t his SS number pass E-Verify?**

Oh, I don’t know, maybe because he is the friggin president of the US and it could be a security issue?

Quagmire

January 27th, 2012
8:29 am

I see a couple of neo-cons slept with glen beck

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:30 am

K 71

what source says it doesn’t?

Bruno

January 27th, 2012
8:30 am

Birthers are idiotic. Willfully and defiantly ignorant.

As were the “truthers” during the Bush Administration:

http://coto2.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/bush-court-dismisses-911-suit-against-bush-officials-orders-sanctions/

Looks like “ignorance” isn’t contained to one side of the political aisle after all……

AmVet - Like most decent Americans, I'm a Marxist.

January 27th, 2012
8:30 am

The sheer magnitude of stupidity in the birther mob is almost unexplainable.

Is this intelligent design in action?

kayaker 71

January 27th, 2012
8:30 am

Typical liberal dialogue….. someone asks a perfectly legitimate question and you don’t have an answer so you kill the messenger. Works every time.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:32 am

Looks like “ignorance” isn’t contained to one side of the political aisle after all……

You really don’t want to do an apples:apples comparison of how Goopers and Dems have treated their respective fringe groups over the past ten years, Bruno.

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

January 27th, 2012
8:32 am

I can’t think of anything more boring than the birther arguments. Although the Republican debates are close, maybe at the next debate they can just have a water balloon fight instead of questions.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:35 am

k 71

i certainly did not take a shot at the messenger.

Again, what source says it?

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:35 am

at the next debate they can just have a water balloon fight instead of questions.

Newt in a wet t-shirt? Hasn’t the Republic suffered enough?

kayaker 71

January 27th, 2012
8:35 am

Granny,

Google is your friend.

BuckeyeinGa

January 27th, 2012
8:35 am

Where’s the proof that it doesn’t pass E-Verify?

Aquagirl

January 27th, 2012
8:35 am

Why doesn’t his SS number pass E-Verify?

Why are you assuming it doesn’t? You’ve run Obama’s SS number through E-Verify yourself? Produce evidence. And in case you don’t understand that term, forwarded e-mails or posts on crazy websites don’t count. If you can find an actual person or organization that claims to have done this, please either put up or shut up and quit demeaning the uniform you once wore.

You’re embarrassing yourself kayaker. Granted, this brings you your much-sought attention, but so does smoking crack in the middle of the highway.

Bruno

January 27th, 2012
8:36 am

Why not, sfd??

Peadawg

January 27th, 2012
8:36 am

Mick

January 27th, 2012
8:37 am

**Granted, this brings you your much-sought attention, but so does smoking crack in the middle of the highway.**

Ouch!

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:38 am

K71

Google is also your friend and you made the allegation.

What source are YOU using to make the allegation?

I’m asking quite politely, please respond.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 27th, 2012
8:38 am

Aquagirl, the “at your own peril” was almost as mandatory as the rest of the response. It is part of the “canned” responses because the SOS cannot say go ahead and ignore the process and it cannot offer legal advice. Kemp is a savvy politician and there may be forces which can pressure him into some idiocy to throw the base its red meat, but knowing Kemp, he won’t do that if he can avoid it. And he knows the minute he does, there is a case to be filed in superior court (not sure if in Macon or Fulton) and a fast track to a hearing where all of this will be brought up again and thrown out.

As we can see here, this drama is for the birthers and the crazies who say “I am no birther but there are questions….” to say “we tried.” Only the real crazies like Orly thinks they have any real evidence or a chance of winning.

kayaker 71

January 27th, 2012
8:38 am

OK, Google up Obama SS number, E-Vify and there will be ample evidence that it has been tried by private citizens and documented and the numbers just don’t match. Ever thought about trying it yourself just to disprove this so called “nonsense”?

barking frog

January 27th, 2012
8:38 am

so does smoking crack in the middle of the highway.

cite please.

AmVet - Like most decent Americans, I'm a Marxist.

January 27th, 2012
8:39 am

That these Nancy Drews and other would-be super sleuths are STILL into getting punked on this matter speaks volumes about these loony, self-flagellating ascetics.

OK, off to help keep the plutocrats comfy.

Later, peeps…

Hoosier Daddy

January 27th, 2012
8:39 am

Dear Jay – This hearing was in regards to keeping Obama off the PRIMARY ballot. If you actually knew something about the case, you’d know that much. Obviously, you only want to spew your one sided views and opinions. This case was actually important because it is the first time a case such as this has actually gotten this far. Just because someone is a sitting president doesn’t put them above the law. They do not have the right to enter a courtroom, say “this is absurd”, and walk out without having to actually answer the charge. The clock is ticking Mr Obama…tick… tick… tick. The thing I can’t figure out is, why has he spent millions of dollars in defense of this, when he could simply do one thing? Release an actual, REAL copy of his birth certificate? Not some computer generated, printed yesterday version? My guess is that he actually is a natural born citizen, but there is something on his birth certificate that he is ashamed of, or that would harm him in some way. Or perhaps it opens the door to discovery of the fact that he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia, therefore giving up his citizenship to the US. Either way, you can’t simply ignore this.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:40 am

And who is Linda Jordan?

southdem

January 27th, 2012
8:40 am

I was one of the 48% of Georgians who voted for Obama in 2008, and I’ll be back to vote for him again in November 2012, along with a bunch of new friends!

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:41 am

Bruno @ 8.36, because if you look at the level of elected officials who coddled the respective crazies in their midst, it ain’t good.

I will grant that mainstream establishment Republicans almost certainly, to a man/woman, would just as soon the Birthers all went off and found something else to occupy their time. But there’ve been plenty of elected GOP officials who have been happy to exploit this element, and to stoke this paranoia about Obama’s birth origins. There just isn’t anything remotely similar among elected Democrats and the hardcore Truthers.

Jm

January 27th, 2012
8:41 am

Dream on folks

Obama is going to lose GA, big time

barking frog

January 27th, 2012
8:42 am

This entire subject would have disappeared long ago if
the media would have left it alone for the BS that it is.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:42 am

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

January 27th, 2012
8:42 am

Conservatives are really going to wig out bad once Obama has 4 new years unfettered by the prospect of an election.

Gonna get surly.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:43 am

Obama is going to lose GA, big time

They get bitter, and they cling to guns, and religion, and re-taking a state they won by 5 points in the last election.

Chilidog

January 27th, 2012
8:44 am

Kemp is also bound by legal precedence. Under Terry v, Handel, he CAN NOT take a name off the presidential primary ballot.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

January 27th, 2012
8:44 am

Obama is going to lose GA, big time

Would be hilarious if he wins GA. Republican heads be ’splodin across the state.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:44 am

The thing I can’t figure out is, why has he spent millions of dollars in defense of this, when he could simply do one thing? Release an actual, REAL copy of his birth certificate?

and, like, why can they bust me for something that grows in the GROUND, man?

Bruno

January 27th, 2012
8:45 am

There just isn’t anything remotely similar among elected Democrats and the hardcore Truthers.

Hmmmmm, I guess you forgot all about Cynthia McKinney, then.

carlosgvv

January 27th, 2012
8:46 am

I didn’t think Republican voters would actually be dumb enough to elect those crazed Tea Party zelots, but they did. Therefore, if Brian Kemp actually drops Obama from the ballot, I won’t be supprised. It appears that Georgia officials, over the years, have considered it their sworn duty to make our State look as stupid as possible. They have done a superb job.

Granny Godzilla

January 27th, 2012
8:46 am

seems Linda Jordan accessed the e-verify systems illegally….

independent thinker

January 27th, 2012
8:47 am

I am almost threw up my dinner last night when Newt explained what a great first lady Callist would be.

Quagmire

January 27th, 2012
8:47 am

Looking at OLD birthers in the courtroom yesterday, most of them thought it was Free Applesauce Thursday

Chilidog

January 27th, 2012
8:48 am

K-71, are you aware that Linda Jordan broke federal laws trying to e-verify the president’s SSN? She even admitted to that under oath.

I hope the feds nail her for that.

TaxPayer

January 27th, 2012
8:48 am

I see a couple of neo-cons slept with glen beck

And Orly Taitz. What happens under the Republican big tents stays under the Republican big tent. Okay, it SHOULD stay under it. But it keeps leaking out.

stands for decibels

January 27th, 2012
8:48 am

Honestly, I only see Obama winning GA if a third party candidate were to split the field.

(but Ron Paul hasn’t ruled that out so who knows.)

barking frog

January 27th, 2012
8:48 am

independent thinker, callista would certainly be as great a
first lady as he would a President..