"Birther Queen" endorses Sharron Angle
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‘Birther queen’ asks supporters to stump for Sharron Angle
By Delen Goldberg · September 30, 2010 · 4:21 PM
Orly Taitz, the self-appointed "queen of the birthers," has endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle.
Taitz today asked supporters to donate money to Angle's campaign and to visit Las Vegas to stump for the Tea Party darling.
"For the next 5 weeks I am less important, and my $20,000 sanctions are less important than Sharron, so please, donate," Taitz wrote on her website. "Now is the time to take a trip to Vegas!...we can walk the precincts for Sharron, dispense fliers to the undecided independent voters or moderate, blue dog Democrats, who are fed up with this takeover of the country or we can tell some lazy Conservatives to get off their lazy b…. and vote."
Taitz is a California dentist and lawyer who gained national attention for her "birther" theories, namely that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen and therefore is ineligible to serve as president.
The Supreme Court recently upheld a $20,000 fine against Taitz for a frivolous lawsuit she filed in Georgia on behalf of an Army captain who refused to deploy to Iraq. Taitz argued that the woman's deployment orders weren't legitimate because Obama is not a legitimate president.
Sharron Angle insists she is not a birther.
When asked in July whether she believes Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, she said, "No."
A day earlier, however, she waffled on the question. Asked on a Conservative internet radio show whether she believes Obama is eligible to be president, Angle said the Supreme Court already decided that and went on to talk about Obama's weakness as a leader.
"We really um, I’m very disappointed we didn’t feel that he was qualified purely because he had not the experience, he hadn’t...we didn’t know exactly how he was voting because he was only voting present when he was voting. And now we see as a policy maker he has truly failed us," Angle said.
The Angle campaign did not respond to a request for comment today on Taitz's support.
A spokesman for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the endorsement highlights Angle's "extreme" views.
"It should come as no surprise that one of Angle’s only endorsements comes from yet another out-of-state extremist who can’t be honest, despite irrefutable evidence about the president’s birth certificate," spokesman Kelly Steele said.