Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
5. Orly Taitz
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If you’re a California voter who wants an attorney general with an incredibly tenuous grasp of the law, and who still thinks that President Obama is a Kenyan sleeper agent, then I have some good news: Orly Taitz is jumping into the race!
As the California-based Orange Juice Blog reports, the “birther queen” has filed papers signifying her intent to challenge incumbent attorney general Kamala Harris (D) in her 2014 re-election race.
Taitz confirms the news on her website, with a message fit for a Nigerian prince:
this is my opponent CA AG Kamela Harris, former girlfriend of elderly SF mayor Willie Brown. Sign Orly Taitz for AG of ACa nominations, I need at least 63 signatures . Please, help me raise $6,250 for the candidate statement, which I need to submit to the SOS within 72 hours
You may be laughing, but California Republicans probably aren’t. Taitz is currently the only candidate opposing Harris, which should give her ample opportunity to accelerate the state GOP’s epic collapse with her genuinely crazy conspiracy theories.
Of course Harris, widely regarded as a Democratic rising star, would wax Taitz in a head-to-head matchup. But there is a silver lining for Taitz: She may not even be the birther running the most futile 2014 campaign.