The much-touted Obama State Ballot Challenge 2012 effort has been as successful as the rest of Birther court cases, which is to say, not at all. Lengthening the already long string of defeats, Jordan v. (SoS) Reed, containing the usual blather, was Dismissed last Wednesday by Judge Thomas McPhee, in Thurston County Superior Court. The Secretary of State’s Response to Linda Jordan’s Complaint is here.
OFGS first took notice of Linda Jordan, the plaintiff in this challenge, in September of 2011, after she admitted to pretending to President Obama’s identity when using the E-Verify Self Check service to access his private records in government databases. This followed on identity theft against President Obama by Col. Gregory Hollister (US Air Force Ret.), the previous year, when Hollister unlawfully accessed the President’s Selective Service records, receiving at his home address a replacement draft card belonging to the President. He also falsely exploited the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) by pretending he was an employer. Licensed attorney Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. and licensed private investigator Susan Daniels were both implicated in the sordid tale. The Law has caught up with none of the perpetrators that I know of, but hope springs eternal.
Judge McPhee’s Opinion and Decision from last week reads in its essence:
No rational person could conclude that there exists any substantial uncertainty about the nomination of either President Obama or Mr. Romney. I conclude that no violation of the law has occurred in this regard.
He tells us what he thinks of the “evidence”:
The Birther “videographer” Tracy Fair, best known for shouting WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP at anti-Birthers around the Internet, was herself whomped to a fare-thee-well, in her Maryland Ballot Challenge.
The issue of the definition of “natural born citizen” is thus firmly resolved by the United States Supreme Court in a prior opinion, and as this Court sees it, that holding is binding on the ultimate issue in this case. While Ms. Fair and Ms. Miltenberger may disagree with the holding of the Supreme Court, from a perspective of stare decises, the only means by which an opinion of the Supreme Court concerning substantive law can be overturned is either by a subsequent holding of the Supreme Court or an amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Both have occurred in the past on very rare occasions, but this Court does not believe that it has the discretion to simply disregard a holding which clearly applies to the definition of “natural born citizen” as it applies to President Obama. …
While the Plaintiffs’ arguments could raise issues of fact as to whether or not the birth certificate is genuine, the presence or absence of a birth certificate confirming a birth in the United States is not dispositive of that issue. In other words, the question is whether or not President Obama was born in the United States and not whether or not he has a birth certificate confirming his birth in the United States. …
The Court finds that all contentions set forth in the Motion filed by the State Defendants are supported by the matters of record in this case.
The Court will therefore dismiss the Amended Complaint filed by the Plaintiffs in this matter without leave to amend, and require the Plaintiffs to pay the costs of [th]is action.
It wasn’t the first time Obama won with an empty chair.
Yesterday, upon a chair
Clint met a man who wasn’t there
How sad it is that Rowdy Yates
Has ended up as Orly Taitz
“He is a great actor, and an even better director,” the president said in an interview with USA TODAY aboard Air Force One, on his way to campaign rallies in Iowa Saturday. “I think the last few movies that he’s made have been terrific.” …
Was he offended?
“One thing about being president or running for president — if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.” Obama said with a smile. He said there would be no effort to counter with a similar stunt at the Democratic National Convention, which opens in Charlotte Tuesday.
“I think we’ll be playing this pretty straight,” he said.