The Republican party leaders could make all this go away but they are unwilling to come out and denounce the birthers. Nope, its Obama's fault.It may be of the stuck clock variety, but I pretty much agree with Rove on that one. I think he's silly to claim the birther controversy is an Obama conspiracy, but the Democrats would be fools not to exploit such repeatedly demonstrated idoicy and fantasy.
It may be of the stuck clock variety, but I pretty much agree with Rove on that one. I think he's silly to claim the birther controversy is an Obama conspiracy, but the Democrats would be fools not to exploit such repeatedly demonstrated idoicy and fantasy.
BTW from a legal standpoint the Supreme Court's action (denying to hear motion to reconsider petition of appeal) has absolutely no precedent value.
My only question is when some other idiot will files such a lawsuit and get fined a gazillion dollars for filing a frivolous lawsuit. And the idiot attorney who filed the case, for being an idiot hired by an idiot.
Our courts are already over crowded with real lawsuits, why waste any time on frivolous ones. A few disbarred attorneys will send a message. Let the birthers file their cases pro-boner, and then fine them for being Dicks.
That's part of what I consider tort reform. If I were king (good thing I'm not ) I'd have it so that if a suit is just a rehash or judged frivolous then the person tying up the courts AND their attorney would be fined.
That would cut that crap way down. Right now the lawyers have no down side in taking dumb cases.
I like things as they are. I don't want somebody with a bias determining what is frivolous and what is not. This isn't a frivolous matter to the nut cases filing the claim. Next time the nut cases may be the ones who are right. This intolerance of the opinions of others is fine with me so long as that intolerance doesn't lead to censorship of speech or access to the legal system. Power will always seek to silence people. Powerful people are always sure they are right. There is a price we pay for justice, and some of that price is in the form of tax payer's money. So be it.
Attorneys can be subject to judicial sanction for bringing up frivolous cases, it's pretty bad news for them. In fact if I'm not mistaken our good friend Orly has been sanctioned herself.
PS: I wonder how much an overlap there is between birthers and 9/11 conspiracy buffs, or if there has ever been any surveys done. I've seen many JFK conspiracists become 9/11 conspiracists as well.
40% of the GOP are into that birther bullshit.
They just can't stand the fact The United States elected a black president so they continue to perpetuate that "fernner" stuff.