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Tea party disses birther: Are Republicans recognizing how wing-nuts hurt their brand?

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The Los Angeles Times reports today that an Orange County attorney who has repeatedly challenged the legality of President Obama’s holding of the office has been booted from a Tea Party rally scheduled in northern California tomorrow.

The rally will feature Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and other mainstream candidates; they denied knowledge of the birther’s scheduled appearance at the rally until so informed by the Times.

The local Tea Party organizer who dis-invited the wing-nut–and what is the world coming to, when Tea Partiers are sane in comparison to other elements of the GOP–told the Times that she had been “getting calls from candidates like crazy” since the Times informed them the birther would be sharing their stage.

“It’s not worth it,” she told the L.A. Times. “She’s too controversial.”

Are Republicans finally getting wise to the fact that even a big tent can be too small for some?

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Written by ptullis

April 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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