When President Obama released the long-form version of his birth certificate Wednesday, he predicted that there would be some people for whom the issue would not be put to rest, no matter how much documentation the White House provides. He was right.
Birther queen Orly Taitz in interviews Wednesday said that she’s still uncertain about the validity of the birth certificate, which lists Obama’s father’s race as African.
“In those days, nobody wrote African as a race, it just wasn’t one of the options. It sounds like it would be written today, in the age of political correctness, and not in 1961 when they wrote white or Asian or Negro,” she told Talking Points Memo.
Taitz, who is a lawyer and a dentist, also argues that Obama isn’t a “natural-born citizen” because only one of his parents is American.
In an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” Wednesday night, she so infuriated program host Lawrence O’Donnell that he threw her off of his program. O’Donnell apparently forgot who he was talking to and tried to get Taitz to admit that she’d been wrong about the president’s citizenship. Her response was to hold up a document that she claimed was Obama’s Selective Service papers and accused the president of committing Social Security fraud. After repeated attempts, he shouted, “Alright that’s it,” and kicked her off the show.
“I invited a crazy person on the show to see if a crazy person faced with the thing that the crazy person was trying to get for two and a half years could say something responsive, something human, to the document that was released today, that she’s never seen before in her life and she wants to play with all of her other kids’ toys and all of her other crazy documents,” he told viewers. “I did not expect this to go this way. I thought she was going to address the birth certificate. We were told she was going to address the birth certificate. She's afraid to address the birth certificate obviously.”