If anyone was hoping that this birther movement was dead and gone even after wingnut and discredited birther in chief Orly Taitz has has been fined $20,000 for a frivolous suit in Georgia, it seems Taitz is not going away quietly and she's got some wingnut judge in Georgia doing his best to help her stir up trouble in the upcoming presidential election as well.
Rachel Maddow spoke to Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon about the continued effort to keep President Obama off of the ballot in the upcoming presidential race and whether anyone ought to take those threats seriously.
Here's more on the judge's ruling -- Georgia judge orders Obama to appear in court for hearing on attempt to keep him off ballot:
A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and can't be president.
It's one of many such lawsuits that have been filed across the country, so far without success. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama's name off the state's ballot in the March presidential primary.
An Obama campaign aide says any attempt to involve the president personally will fail and such complaints around the country have no merit.
The hearing is set for Thursday before an administrative judge. Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi on Friday denied a motion by the president's lawyer to quash a subpoena that requires Obama to show up.
As The Huffington Post noted, it's unlikely we're going to see President Obama showing up in court any time soon -- Obama Birther Case In Georgia Unlikely To Bring The President, Despite Judge's Order:
The White House appears prepared to ignore a recent ruling by Georgia Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi that would require President Obama to attend a birther hearing in Fulton County, Ga., on Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney outlined Barack Obama's weekly agenda on Monday, noting that the president is scheduled to hit Las Vegas, Denver and Detroit on Thursday in a whirlwind tour to talk middle class job creation.
That's not likely to sit well with Malihi, who last week rejected an effort by Obama's legal team to quash a subpoena that would require president appear in court that day. The complaint, like many others of its kind, claims Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and therefore can't be president.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Malihi's decision to deny the administration's efforts to counter the subpoena: [...]