Scary Election of the Day

Ken AshfordObama Opposition, RepublicansLeave a Comment

Today is primary day in a lot of states.  I'm not following it.  I can tell you (and so can everybody else) that anti-incumbancy fever is high, which means that a lot of people in office might get thrown out.  Doesn't look like the nation will swing all the way to the teabaggers, but on the whole, it doesn't look good for the left.

There is one race worth watching…. for comical purposes.  And ironically, if this GOP nominee wins, it will be a HUGE embarassment to the GOP.

California Republicans optimistic about their prospects in November could find themselves with a bit of a problem after the votes are counted in Tuesday’s primaries — a statewide ticket with the so-called “Birther Queen” as one of their candidates.

Orly Taitz is an Israeli émigré who has spent the past two years filing lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama’s right to be president on the grounds that he was born in Kenya. In the process, she has earned herself $20,000 in court fines.

Now she’s running for the GOP nomination for secretary of state, and with her establishment-backed primary opponent mounting a less-than-stellar campaign against her, operatives say there’s a chance she could win.

“It’d be a disaster for the Republican party,” says James Lacy, a conservative GOP operative in the state. “Can you imagine if [gubernatorial candidate] Meg Whitman and [candidate for Lt. Gov.] Abel Maldonado — both of whom might have a chance to win in November — had to run with Orly Taitz as secretary of state, who would make her cockamamie issues about Obama’s birth certificate problems at the forefront of her activities?”

Fingers crossed.