I have one statement to make......Several California Republican political candidates, including Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina, were scheduled to share the stage this week with one of the leaders of the "birther" movement that claims President Obama was not born in this country and is thus ineligible for his elected office.
Orly Taitz, an Orange County attorney who has gone to court many times to try to disqualify Obama, was invited to speak Thursday at a Tax Day Tea Party rally in Pleasanton, Calif., that is expected to draw thousands of people. Late Tuesday, organizers said that they had rescinded Taitz's invitation after questions were raised about her presence by candidates who had been contacted by The Times.
Now that that's out of the way, let me add that I am very pleased that the Tea Partiers are booting out the extremists. There is no place for them, not if the Tea Party movement wants to survive. I have been hard on them for this very reason. But recent events are causing me to take a serious look at them.
1) Crazy lady Orly Taitz is now an outcast.
2) The man who helped organize the Tea Party in Houston, and who had a sign that said "niggar", has been booted, and will never organize another event.
3) Tea Party leaders have acknowledged the incident in which "nigger" was yelled by a few demonstrators in Washington, and have condemned it.
This is an excellent start. Keep kicking the fringe to the curb, and you will begin to have my support. And to the candidates who demanded the booting out of Taitz, thank you. Keep up the pressure, and let the organizers know that you will not have anything to do with the extremists.
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