Birther Whack-job extrodinaire Orly Taitz does a complete meltdown on MSNBC –
This is your brain on racism.
To give you a bit of background on some of these folks – here is a bit of background by Skeeter, over at The Skeeter Bites Reports –
But this particular conspiracy-theory movement is more sinister than most. The ‘Skeeter Bites Report has uncovered a wealth of evidence that the “Birther Movement” against the president is inextricably tied to white supremacists and other far-right extremists — and is profoundly marked by an absolute refusal among its practitioners to accept Obama as president because he is black, or because of an equally-false belief that he is a Muslim.
The person who planted the seeds for the “Birther Movement” is Andy Martin, a perennial fringe candidate for public office who is also credited with first spreading false rumors of the president being a Muslim with ties to Islamic extremists. Martin — a frequent guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel program — was exposed as a notoriously anti-Jewish bigot.
In a campaign fundraising letter he issued during an unsuccessful run for a Connecticut congressional seat in 1986, Martin — then known as Anthony R. Martin-Trigona — pledged to “exterminate Jew Power in America,” claimed that “Jew babies are fed with subsidized American taxpayer money” and that Jews were “schooled in blood-sucking and money-grubbing from birth.” Martin’s anti-Semitic diatribe was obtained and posted by TheSmokingGun.com.
Martin subsequently moved to Florida and sought the Republican nomination for a state Senate seat a decade later. After learning of Martin’s prior anti-Semitic fundraising pitch, GOP officials withdrew their support for him. The 62-year-old Martin now lives in Chicago, the president’s adopted hometown…
The belief that Obama is a foreigner has spread like wildfire among white- supremacist circles and Web sites, including Stormfront, the largest and best-known self-styled “white nationalist” site on the Web; the Council of Conservative Citizens, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “the largest white nationalist group in America,” a reincarnation of the old White Citizens Councils that were formed to resist desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s; and VDARE.com, a virulently anti-immigrant site.
That white-supremacist groups are heavily involved in the “Birther Movement” against the president should come as no surprise, given the massive coronary they collectively suffered last November when Obama was elected. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which monitors and exposes extremist activity and rhetoric, anger among white supremacists and other right-wing extremists in response to Obama’s victory “resulted in an avalanche of vitriolic postings on racist Web sites” — at one point, causing Stormfront’s server to crash.