though rebuffed by the marxist muslim kenyan usurper and his local attorney for georgia, michael jablonski, birthers won a long-fought once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their complete case, unopposed and unfettered, against their opponents' empty bench, in an atlanta courtroom on thursday:
at long last, freedom-loving americans have the usurper on the run ...
david farrar, plaintiff: "We have won our case. The Judge is going to declare a default judgement against Obama. In order for Obama to get his name on the Georgia ballot, he will have to actually sue the Secretary of State and win on appeal — not likely."
carl swensson, witness for the plaintiffs: "Now we’re merely awaiting the publishing of this Judge’s ruling which, as previously stated, will be a Default Judgment.
In other words…we won.
Now it’s time for the rest of the States to take my lead and duplicate this effort."
cody robert judy, democratic presidential candidate: "Orly Taitz did a great job in examining witnesses which were never cross examined by Obama's attorney so must be considered "proven""
"dr. conspiracy", obama conspiracy theories: "Orly opened up by turning her back on the judge and addressing the spectators, only to be immediately stopped by the judge, who told her to address the court.
... It appeared that she had not prepared her witnesses. In fact after calling each witness, none of them were asked to state their name. Some interrupted Orly to state their name before answering the first question. At one point she was actually arguing with Mr. Vogt, the scanner expert trying to get him to say that one particular aspect of the long form birth certificate PDF was irregular ...
The judge stopped Orly at various times to tell her to present her evidence and THEN her closing argument and one point he asked her whether she was testifying or arguing, at which time Orly ran up to the witness chair, raised her hand and got sworn in, and continued her talk. After a couple of minutes the obviously exasperated judge told her to get on with her closing argument and she left the witness chair.
It is clear that Orly Taitz is an utterly incompetent attorney who did not do even minimal preparation for this hearing.
I thought I while watching the hearing: “this is a bad birther web site.” It bothered me that there was no one there to object to obvious misstatements and unwarranted conclusions on the part of the witnesses. It bothers me that the video record of the hearing will be one-sided. It bothers me that a layman watching the video will have a hard time understanding why the judge rules against the plaintiffs should that happen because they only see one side."
birther report, blog: "We believe that the default judgment automatically translates into the judge's recommendation to the Sec. Of State being that Obama should not appear on the ballot in Georgia."
mike berlon, GA Democratic party chairman: "It's almost unbelievable to me that we've got a court in Georgia actually willing to give credence to Taitz and her ilk, but sadly this is one of the places we're at in American politics today with a Republican Party that's desperate to hold onto power no matter what it takes and that have little use for democracy or winning elections by means other than cheating and rigging the system and with buffoons like Taitz willing to help them along. It's just shameful and that's the nicest thing I can think of to say about Taitz's case, the idiotic judge, or the state of Georgia for allowing some wing nut like this judge to ever be allowed to hold public office."
floyd brown, western center for journalism: "if the media tries to attack Orly Taitz, these witnesses, or anyone else associated with these proceedings, the so-called “birther” movement will only get stronger.
In short, the “birthers,” who have been ridiculed if not ignored by the media and much of the American public for the past three years, have officially been vindicated today."
jay bookman, atlanta journal-constitution: "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”?"
the national patriot, blog: "Without his attorney present, Obama’s identity, his Social Security number, his citizenship status, and his past are all OFFICIALLY in question.
One thing to which there seems no doubt. He does NOT qualify, under the definition of Natural Born Citizen” provided by SCOTUS opinions, to be eligible to serve as President.
What will the judge decide? That is yet to be known, but it seems nearly impossible to believe, without counter testimony or evidence, because Obama and his attorney chose not to participate, that Obama will be allowed on the Georgia ballot."
loren collins, spectator: "I think the decision to not show may have been more politically shrewd than I gave it credit for.
By not appearing, Jablonski wasn't put in the position of having to object. With no objections, the judge never had to sustain or deny any objections. Instead of being confrontational, the hearing flowed rather quickly. And it never became the circus that was feared, except when Orly herself acted the fool (the judge looked stunned when Orly started arguing that Obama was two people)."
dave weigel, slate: "What's going to happen? Probably nothing. There's no state Constitution that will keep a candidate off the ballot after the release of his long-form birth certificate; none of them have any room for the more fantastic theories of the Birtherati, about the citizenship of one's parents depriving him or her of natural born citizen status.
... If it wasn't in the service of a racist conspiracy theory, it would be sad."
give us liberty, blog: "The Georgia SOS has already indicated that he will follow the judge's recommendation. That means that Obama will not get any popular vote or electors from the great state of Georgia!
Congratulations to all freedom-loving Americans!"