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.
Elizabeth, We have the local news media to thank for that! Most of my family members and friends think i'm nuts when i tell them what i read online about this obama administration! Thank God for the internet!!!
I heard the only reason Boehner is going along with Issa in charging Holder with contempt is because some of the GOP House members went to him and told him they'll vote him out as Speaker if he doesn't go along with the contempt charges.
Boehner is a wimp! He let the Democrats bamboozle him last summer with the debt ceiling and he was actually trying to craft a seque out of F&F for Holder. Some House Speaker, eh?
It's about time the others speak up and tell him to take some action against Holder! Whatever made them let such a wimp be Speaker? Or was it "his turn," just like the GOP picked McCain in 2008 and now Romney for 2012. Maybe they would have better luck if they just "pick straws" to choose candidates!
Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, Holder instructed FBI agents to recover from Terry Nichols any remainder of the explosives the Bureau had provided him and McVeigh. To the chagrin of Eric Holder, the explosives were later discovered by another agency, complete with the fingerprints of Nichols, McVeigh and 2 FBI agents. Holder had reportedly offered Nichols respite from the death penalty for his cooperation in recovering the explosives. Obviously the Deputy Attorney General considered covering up his criminal complicity in the bombing eminently worth sparing Nichols just punishment for the murders of 168 innocent Americans.
After getting away with complicity in the Oklahoma bombing, Holder considers anything else he has done a minor offense. So now he brazenly sues states for protecting their citizens from foreign invasion and voter fraud. Holder, we are saving a hot seat for you in Hell.
Holder cuts loose a F&F insider.
by Doug Book, staff writer
Just days ago, House Speaker John Boehner shocked the conservative world by at last granting his long awaited approval for next week’s contempt of congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. But it wasn’t the thought of doing what’s right for the family of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata or others killed in the Regime’s Fast and Furious scheme that prompted the Speaker’s decision. After all, Mr. Boehner is hardly one to risk a loss of political advantage—or more importantly, anger the national media—just because a few hundred people have been killed by his Democrat friends.
No, the very cautious Congressman Boehner and other Republican leaders at last chose to take a stand because of reports that “…at least one and perhaps two sources within the Justice Department…have approached the Issa committee seeking whistle blower status.” (1)
For weeks it has been suggested that House and Senate committee’s investigating Eric Holder’s participation in Operation Fast and Furious were receiving vital information from a leak in the Department of Justice. For example, the wiretap applications produced by the House Judiciary Committee last week—documents which proved that Attorney General Holder and others at the Department had been lying to Congress in claiming no knowledge of ATF tactics in its scheme of smuggling guns to Mexico.
In a letter to Holder, Darrell Issa made it clear, “…the wiretap applications amply demonstrate the immense detail documenting gun walking tactics that should have prompted senior officials in the (DOJ) Criminal Division to shut down the program immediately.” Yet for the past year, Holder and his DOJ minions had maintained the Operation was not halted because the Department knew nothing of the ATF’s reckless and illegal tactics. That was a lie and thanks to the DOJ employee or employees now seeking whistle blower protection, Holder and his colleagues are STUCK with it. (2)
Yesterday, Congressman Issa wrote a second letter to Holder in response to a desire to meet expressed by the Deputy Attorney General, Holder’s second-in-command. Issa makes it clear he’ll stand for no further lies or delays by the DOJ. With the contempt vote already scheduled next week and the Speaker and other House leaders apparently on board, finally persuaded by the information provided by whistle blowers that they hold a winning hand, Issa is at last in position to dictate rather than cajole. “If the Department of Justice submits a serious proposal for how it intends to alter its refusal to produce critical documents subpoenaed by the Committee, I am ready and willing to meet and discuss your proposal.” (3)
But if the DOJ wishes to continue its game of delay and obfuscate, the contempt vote will take place. Republicans unwilling to take the Attorney General to task will have to defend their decision to constituents.
Eric Holder knows he is in a very tough spot. And it took the few remaining honest officials in the Justice Department to put him there. Of course, those very courageous individuals are also responsible for convincing the weak-kneed Speaker of the House to fulfill his obligations to the people of the United States. These DOJ employees may be among the very few heroes of Fast and Furious.
Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 08:39 PM
Hatch, who said Holder “ought to retire” during a radio interview today on the “Mike Huckabee Show,” is the second Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee to say Holder should step aside. John Cornyn of Texas did so as Holder testified before the panel yesterday.
“He’s basically a nice man, but, by gosh, he’s been so partisan in that job that I’m very concerned about him and tend to support Senator Cornyn and others who think he ought to retire,” Hatch said, according to a transcript from the syndicated radio program provided by his office.
Holder told lawmakers yesterday that he acted appropriately and doesn’t have “any intention of resigning.”
Dozens of House Republicans have called for Holder to quit and 115 have signed a “no-confidence” resolution.
LOL--Obama girl was just for show--we all know it's always been Obama boy!!!
‘Obama Girl’ Dishes to Hannity on Viral Vid: I‘m Leaning ’Undecided’ and Was Paid to Do Video
. . .There was a curious moment in the interview when Amber reveals that the video was just a job, something that was originally done for laughs:
“I did it for comedy at first. I was paid to do this video. It was an acting job, but then it turned into something so much more. It was gratifying for me.” . .
Could it be her professed love is as phony as BHO (since she was paid to do the vid???)
Decades ago, we cringed when any news story of corruption and collusion broke about our long-venerated, trusted newsmen. We trusted those powerful subversives like Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, etc. These men with enormous power wielded it and abused it, and disseminated one of the world's great campaigns of anti-American disinformation and propaganda. We remember Walter Cronkite as a grandfather figure, a trusted icon, when in fact he was a red and did the country incalculable harm.
Twenty years of the Cronkite legacy and we have gone that much further off the deep end. The media is a propagandist arm whose one goal is to shape the news, change the message, even lie about the news to advance a collectivist, pro-sharia agenda. How else could an unqualified, bitter America-hater hold the seat in the Oval Office?
They are out of control. And it is only a matter of time before the Davids in the blogosphere rip their masks of civility off and unmask who the monsters are. And for their flagrant violation of the public trust, they shall rot in prison.
The hardcore Hamas groups in the US, Hamas-CAIR, MSU, MSA, ICNA, are doing the Hitler stomping jig to get these counter terrorism measures removed, so that devout Muslims can roam free to plan the next 911.
And the AP, in a crushing violation of journalistic integrity, has filed suit against law enforcement to disarm the number one greatest counter terrorism unit in the world. The DoJ is finished. Corrupt. Destroyed. The House will soon vote on contempt charges against Eric Holder. They refuse to uphold rule of law. It's red and green madness, collectivists and Islamic supremacists who have the run of the place. Where is our society's first, most critical line of defense? The DoJ is AWOL. The Department of Justice is engaging in collusion with the country's most dangerous and subversive jihadist groups.
And this is not just Department of Justice (DoJ) policy. It's the policy of the Obama administration.
What a joke that the one involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing and Fast and Furious not only walks around free, but spends much time in front of Congress flipping them the bird. What would we give for several Senators to have testicular fortitude to arrest this traitor, convict him, and hang him for treason and other felonies? There is no chance of ridding us of Obama as long as Holder is a free man. Cowboy up!!