Birthers Laughed Out of Court

Is the "birther" craze finally ending? An Army captain's lawsuit—claiming she could not "in good conscience" deploy to Iraq under the command of a foreign-born president—was thrown out of court Wednesday, and U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land pulled no punches in his critique of the “frivolous” lawsuit. “Unlike in Alice in Wonderland, simply saying something is so does not make it so,” Land said. He warned the officer’s lawyer, birther demagogue Orly Taitz, that she would face sanctions if she filed any more birther suits. Land held that Capt. Connie Rhodes had presented no credible evidence "that President Obama is ineligible to serve as president… Instead, she uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric, such as her claims that the president is ‘an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified impostor.’” Turning the knife, Land finally noted that even a middle-school student would notice the irony in “abandoning fundamental principles upon which our country was founded in order to purportedly ‘protect and preserve’ those very principles” by treating the president so poorly.