The left likes to call it the “birther” issue. The term birther is used as a derisive term by the left, much as truther is. Of course the difference is truthers beliefs are based on a paranoid ideology, where as the birther issue is based on facts.
I prefer to call it the eligibility issue, not the birther issue. Whether you agree or not, the people who are pushing the eligibility issue are on our side. It is certainly counter-productive to deride them like liberals do.
Recently a whole stream of Republicans have come out, at the prompting of the drive by media, to reassure us that Obama is a citizen and oh, yes, he is a Christian too.
Last Sunday, at the prodding of David Gregory on Meet the Press, or as Rush likes to call it, Meet the depressed, Boehner said, the State of Hawaii had said he was born there, that was good enough for him.
Karl Rove, not a friend of the Tea Party, pushed the RINO line that Obama is a citizen and Sarah Palin, at a meeting in Long Island, a few days ago, also denounced the eligibility issue. Palin ended her remarks on the subject by saying, “let’s stick with what really matters.”
This issue does matter.
There are three variations on the eligibility issue. Two are based on undisputed facts. The third is in dispute.
The most commonly reported of the eligibility challenges is the claim that Obama was actually born in Kenya, not Hawaii. I believe, based on the available evidence, that it is more likely than not, Obama was actually born in Hawaii. Obama has spent a lot of time and (other people’s) money, keeping his original birth certificate out of sight.
Jack Cashill is one of my favorite writers and he has a theory which I think makes sense, that Obama was in fact born in Hawaii, but there is something else on his birth certificate that would destroy the myth of Barack Obama. (See his website, Cashill.com). In the law, there is a presumption that if a party has exclusive access to a piece of evidence and will not release it, the evidence must be adverse to their position.
The second eligibility issue is the claim that because Barack Obama’s father was a Kenyan, a British subject at the time of Obama’s birth, he is not a natural born citizen.
The third is the argument that because Barack Obama was adopted as a child by an Indonesian and moved to Indonesia, he is not an American citizen. Under the law at that time, if an American child was adopted by a citizen of another country and moved to that country, he lost his citizenship. He could regain his citizenship by applying at an American Embassy when he was 18, but would then be treated as a naturalized citizen and thus ineligible to be President.
What is stunning about all of this is the mainstream Republican reaction to the eligibility issues.
The RINOs turn their noses up at the people who want the answers, which, incidentally is 60% of Republican voters. They turn their noses up at the Tea Party movement. Yet, they do not take a moment to consider why this is important.
If Barack Obama is proved to be ineligible to be President, everything he has done is wiped out. Obamacare is gone. The START treaty is gone. The liberal lunatics Obama has appointed to the Federal Judiciary, including the two he has put on the Supreme Court are gone.
Much of the damage Obama has done to this country can be undone. Unfortunately, the Country Club Republicans remain clueless. In their minds, the Democrats are simply the lower class versions of themselves. They do not understand that if the party of treason has its way, America will be forever changed and ultimately destroyed.
The Courts have so far brushed aside all of the eligibility claims. None have been addressed on the merits under the claim that Americans lack standing to challenge the issue. Recently, the Supreme Court has given some indication it may consider one of the issues. We can only hope.
What are the chances of success? Who knows?
Why do football teams run the flea flicker play? It does not work all of the time, but when it does, the results are spectacular. Why should conservatives all hope this works out? Because this wipes out almost everything the Obama regime has done. We get a do over.
You would think, even the RINOs who want to denigrate the eligibility issue could figure this one out.
Thanks Charley for your comforting words, they are sure to give me a good night's sleep.
All humor aside (hey, if I didn't have any, I'd really be depressed), while I was typing that comment I was thinking the same thing that you wrote.
I keep trying to inform people but nobody wants to listen. I really don't want to have to say "See I told you so." By then it will be too late.
When the rules are no longer followed, then it is a free-for-all.
Get ready for the rebirth of the Wild West!
Forgive me for being off topic but I think this is a great opportunity to give back to our men and women in uniform. This weekend NASCAR is having a race at Rockingham Speedway near Fort Bragg. It started as a grassroots movement. People are purchasing an extra ticket or if they are not going they are calling the box office and purchasing a ticket for a service man or woman at Fort Bragg. Here is the link so you can read it for yourself: http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/apr/11/speedway-offers-send-soldi...
Here's an interview Allen West gave about his comment at the townhall meeting where he said there were about 80 sitting Cogressmen who are Communists. West is not backing down from his comment. He's doubling down and is spot on in his description of the lamestream media, here's an excerpt:
"The thing is that, incredibly enough, that the media in their search to try to condemn me or attack me or bring up some time (type) of sensational story, didn’t do their due diligence, didn’t do their research. As you said they’re just repeaters, they’re not reporters. So now they have egg on their face because they’re not arguing the point that I brought up. They’re arguing the fact that they just don’t like that I brought it up. Well, you know, tough on them. I’m going to continue to talk about the truth and I’m gonna expose them for who they are because I’m sick and tired of every time you turn around on the House floor, they want to say it’s the Tea Party radical wing of the Republican Party when the Tea Party is just a constitutional conservative grass roots movement that believes in our economic security, our energy security, our national security. And what American would not want to believe in that?"
But will the lawmakers have courage to begin asking the tough questions when there are tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of their constituents demanding answers?
JUDSON I disagree but in a small way. I happen to be a "birther..." I followed Sheriff Joe Arpeio's reasoning carefully. I believe there is good reason to believe that OBAMA'S so called long form birth certificate is probably a forgery. If he's putting out a forged birth certificate then -- as you suggested -- something must be wrong. We should be hammering away at the House Speaker ... and Sarah Palin ... and all the other nay sayers to think about this finding by the Arizona sheriff. They should not be allowed to shrugg it off. It's my GUESS that millions of people in this country have heard his birthplace questioned and are wondering about it themselves. The question should occupy a major place in the campaign. Romney should be asking about it directly when he meets with Obama in any televised debate. I'd like to see him handle the problem ... and it is a problem for him, or he would NOT have released that phony birth certificate. Best always, John
John, One of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals is to ridicule your opponent to marginalize them. Obama and his handlers do that very well with the aid of their lapdogs, the liberal MSM. Politicians don't want to be marginalized, especially in an election year.
Further, Obama's Administration has evidently strong-armed the MSM into submission. I read an article recently about the TV networks being strong-armed, unfortunately I can't locate it. But here is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the Canada Free Press:
In an explosive interview by Dr. Laurie Roth on her syndicated West Coast radio show on August 7th, Douglas Hagmann—a respected journalist, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network and longtime private investigator, and Judi McLeod, a prolific journalist and the managing editor of Canada Free Press—the reason for the media blackout about the birth-certificate issue was nothing less than organized Mafia-like dire threats to members of the media issued not only from the heads of major TV and radio stations but also from Federal Communication Commission officials!
According to Hagmann and McLeod, who conducted a nine-month investigation and documented their findings scrupulously, after Obama was elected but before he was inaugurated:
During the interview, Hagmann and McLeod—who never mentioned a particular network by name—alluded to e-mails and other evidence in their possession, copies of which, they said, were secreted in several locations. But they did tantalize listeners with descriptions of meeting with “sources” outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, a high-placed contact looking nervously over his shoulder, references to directives and warnings given by “those at the top,” and the undisguised threat of one executive to his underlings: “This is serious, and so will the consequences be if anyone chooses not to be a team player with this.”
This comes as no surprise to Fox watchers who have noticed that the Stalinist-style censorship of the Obama regime is already here. This couldn’t possibly be because of the healthy shares of stock the Saudis bought in Fox, could it? If so, why would the Saudis care so much about quashing potentially damning revelations about Obama? Have they also bought shares in Obama?
Come to think of it, who exactly paid the tuition for Obama’s stint at Harvard Law School? What role did Obama’s long-time friend, Khalid al-Mansour, a key advisor to a Saudi billionaire, play? Writer Kenneth Timmerman describes al-Mansour as “well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel.” This is not to omit that al-Mansour was originally contacted to intervene with Harvard on Obama’s behalf by Percy Sutton, former Manhattan Borough President and the lawyer of Malcolm X. Ah…the tangled web of it all!
Then there is the question of what role was played by Saudi Prince Alwaleed, the nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia? You remember Prince Alwaleed, who offered then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani $10 million after September 11 if he would only blame America for the terrorist attacks of which 15 of 19 perpetrators were Saudi Arabian—a “gift” the mayor promptly and with appropriate contempt rejected!
In short, what influence have the Saudis exerted on Fox to muzzle the issue of Obama’s birth certificate? I don’t ask this about the network TV channels or cable channels like CNN and MSNBC, which are still issuing daily hagiographies of Obama.
Just who has been sending “the message”? And how did it permeate not only the media, but also the once-respected U.S. Congress and the courts of our land, including the once-incorruptible Supreme Court? And what menacing forces made the once-courageous conservative media abandon their mission to expose rank corruption and collusion?
Two words: Money Talks!
If you’re a media mogul and you get word from the FCC that your license will be pulled immediately and irrevocably if you mention only three words—Obama’s birth certificate—poof! You send that word to your employees and tell them that their mega-salaries—in fact, their employment—are on the line.
If you’re a conservative talk-show host and you get your boss’s directive not to dare to mention only three words—Obama’s birth certificate—poof! Lips sealed; curiosity zero!
If the money thing doesn’t work, there’s always the threat thing, i.e., “going public” about tax records, health status, or family secrets. Or be audited by the IRS. Or be investigated by any number of regulatory agencies.
One aspect of the article above I posted where it says that Khalid al-Mansour was contacted by Percy Sutton to intervene at Harvard on Obama's behalf, it's actually the reverse. al-Mansour went to Percy Sutton to ask him to write a letter of recommendation for Obama to Sutton's contacts at Harvard. Here's Percy Sutton in his own words:
One of the saudi prince's was obamas father,according to my mother in 1961.
The allegation that Obama was disbarred because of multiple and known lies on his bar application, which showed a pattern of not only criminal conduct, but of intentional misrepresentation of facts as well. Since his usurpation of the office of President this pattern of intentional lying has only increased. The record of lies is only exceeded by the New York Times and other purported news outlets augmenting the lies unabatedly.
The sealing of the disbarment is surpassed by the FCC illegally violating the 1st Amendment by forcefully forbidding disclosure of information related to Obama's birth certificates or mention of the circumstances resulting in the loss of privilege to practice law in Illinois.
The lies revealed in a 2008 complaint to the State Bar of Illinois include self-admitted felonious drug use and lying about his multiple parking tickets. As with most scandals, it is the cover up that is more of an issue than the original crime. Conspicuously missing from the complaint is the glaring perjury of Obama not admitting any of his aliases.
Janet I don't know why Media Matters is reporting this?