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Monday, December 8, 2008


Court won't review Obama's eligibility to serve
By Tim Jones Tribune correspondent
9:16 AM CST, December 8, 2008

UPDATE: The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth -- his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject -- he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen," one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg's laws

‘Shut up about the birth certificate’
By Jay Bookman
Monday, December 8, 2008, 05:36 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Conservative writer David Horowitz, writing in the conservative National Review, advises his fellow conservatives to “shut up about the birth certificate,” as the headline on his article puts it.
“The continuing efforts of a fringe group of conservatives to deny Obama his victory and to lay the basis for the claim that he is not a legitimate president is embarrassing and destructive,” Horowitz writes. “The fact that these efforts are being led by Alan Keyes, a demagogue who lost a Senate election to the then-unknown Obama by 42 points, should be a warning in itself….

“It is not conservatism; it is sore loserism and quite radical in its intent,” concludes Horowitz.

“Respect for election results is one of the most durable bulwarks of our unity as a nation. Conservatives need to accept the fact that we lost the election, and get over it; and get on with the important business of reviving our country’s economy and defending its citizens, and — by the way — its Constitution.”

I confess I do have some sympathy for the “birthers,” though. As an outsider, it’s hard to distinguish between the zany arguments that get official approval by the conservative establishment — things like Bill Ayers, Michelle Obama’s infamous “whitey” tape, the claim that Obama is a closet Marxist — and those arguments that are considered beyond the pale. I mean, where does one draw the line between acceptable lunacy and unacceptable lunacy?

Apparently those within the movement have a hard time figuring it out as well, which is why Horowitz had to send out a memo explaining the official ruling.

h/t Illiterate Electorate


libhom said...

Republicans must get orgasms at the mere thought of stealing elections.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I don't think Republicans have orgasms, that's why they're so mean.

Dave Miller said...

And yet today, I heard that there are yet more challenges coming on issues of Obama's citizenship.

And yet these folks think they are the sane ones.

Patrick M said...

HEY!!!! I had many orgasms as a Republican (when I could).

And Libhom, that's a mighty wide brush. Most Republicans agree this is as big a waste of time as blogging the "selected not elected" blather for 8 years.

Oh wait.

BTW, these folks are pretty far from sane.

Obob said...

this was silly attempt. It was a "whisper" campaign created by innuendo and his non traditional name.
As for the orgasm, are we talking self inflicted, consensual or purchased?

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I can't believe I'm actually agreeing with Horowitz.

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dmarks said...

Libhom: Yet, the vast majority of Republicans opposed this effort. So it must be few who get orgasms over it.

Patrick M: The "selected not elected" folks play on people's ignorance that the Electoral College exists.

Tao: I like to buy the best, so I will not take part in this effort. My patriotism does not extend to paying way too much for inferior products just because they are American.