Sometime in 2001, in a radio interview where he discussed how the Founding Fathers dealt with the issue of slavery while writing the Constitution, Barack Obama, explained that the "fundamental FLAW" was that "[t]he Africans at the time were not considered as part of the polity that was of concern to the framers," and that the framers did not "see it as a moral problem involving persons of moral worth."
The entire quote from Mr. Obama is here.
In his October 27, 2008, broadcast, Rush Limbaugh [The MAW of Mendacity] criticized Obama for saying that the Constitution reflected a "fundamental flaw," while falsely accusing Obama of saying the flaw cannot "be fixed": "How is he going to -- I asked this earlier -- how is he gonna place his hand on the Bible and swear that he, Barack Hussein Obama, will uphold the Constitution that he feels reflects the nation's fundamental flaw. Fundamental. When he talks about a fundamental flaw, he's not talking about a flaw that can be fixed. Fundamental means that this document is, from the get-go, wrong."
Mr. Obama said nothing approaching what the liar Limbaugh broadcast to his ditto heads. But aside from that predictable fact, here’s what is going on right now in the GOP:
House Minority Leader, John Boehner, thinks there is a FLAW in the Constitution and says he’s open to repealing certain parts of the 14th amendment, which apparently he believes needs to be changed, (although the Republican National Committee touts the 14th amendment as one of the GOP’s brightest “accomplishments... ,” many high-profile Republicans are now trying to appeal to their far-right base by calling for repealing parts of it. Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC), Jon Kyl (AZ).
I don’t listen to the Maw of Mendacity, so I don’t know if he has clotted his glottis over the fact that a GOP politician has actually proposed changing the Constitution because Boehner and others believe it is FLAWED--all those brown-skinned babies getting American citizenship just because they were born in USA! It’s “certainly worth considering,” intones the furiously tanned Boehner.
And that brings me to JACKDAW, an apt description of the House Minority Leader. Among its other qualities, this undersized member of the corvus family is an opportunistic feeder.
UPDATE from Politico:
“The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican party. It is a shame and an embarrassment that the GOP now wants to amend it for starkly political reasons,” McKinnon told POLITICO. “Initially Republicans rallied around the amendment to welcome more citizens to this country. Now it is being used to drive people away.”
Enacted during Reconstruction by a Republican Congress, the 14th Amendment officially overruled the Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision and defined citizenship not only for newly enfranchised blacks but for all Americans.
For more than a century, it’s been interpreted by the courts to include children whose parents are not U.S. citizens, including illegal immigrants.
UPDATE II ON THE MOSQUE POST BELOW:
SOCIAL CONSERVATE DECLARES AMERICA SHOULD NOT ALLOW ANY MORE MOSQUES TO BE BUILT IN THE COUNTRY.
Bryan Fischer, the "Director of Issues Analysis" for the American Family Association, wrote a blog post yesterday on the AFA's site arguing that the United States should have "no more mosques, period."
"This is for one simple reason," he writes. "Each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government."
I'll make an observation: These social conservatives find no irony in accusing Mr. Obama of destroying America and trampling on the Constitution while at the same time suggesting something so antithetical to what our Constitution stands for that it would appear that Mr. Fischer has been sniffing his deoderant spray; or at the very least, he has lost what little mind he may have originally possessed.