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McClintock: Obama passed eligibility requirements (throws constitution under bus)
Worldnetdaily ^ | July 16, 2011 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 07/16/2011 5:14:24 PM PDT by editor-surveyor

A California congressman says voters, Congress and the courts all have cleared Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.

The comments come from U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, whose e-mail to a constituent with a question about the eligibility issue was forwarded to WND.

He said, "The Constitution is the starting point for determining eligibility to serve as president. The Constitution requires that to be eligible to serve as president an individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old, and have been a permanent resident in the United States for at least 14 years."

McClintock continued, "Currently, a candidate's eligibility under these requirements is vetted by a number of sources, both inside the government and out. First, candidates go through an intensive political vetting process in both the primary and general election – their histories are carefully examined by their political opponents who have a vested interest in uncovering the facts. At the end of the campaigns, the voting public weighs in. Then, when all the votes have been cast and counted, it is up to Congress to certify the results. A final check-and-balance against eligibility irregularities lies with the courts, and ultimately the Supreme Court."

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Sorry Tom, you've lost me, the constitution alone is the standard.
1 posted on 07/16/2011 5:14:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Ping!

We’re losing the constitution rapidly.


2 posted on 07/16/2011 5:16:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Well I’ll be damned. Even Tom McClintock doesn’t get the basics with this issue. Unbelievable...


3 posted on 07/16/2011 5:16:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Probably some office flunkie sent out a canned response. I’d be surprised if McClintock even saw the letter.


5 posted on 07/16/2011 5:19:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: editor-surveyor

Tom McClintock is a RINO.
His first choices are ... Ron Paul and Milt Romney.

Romney is not eligible because of his Mexican heritage
with his family having fled the USA.


6 posted on 07/16/2011 5:19:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Windflier

Coming from Tom, yes it is unbelivable.


7 posted on 07/16/2011 5:20:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Does this now mean Marco Rubio can be president?


8 posted on 07/16/2011 5:20:40 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: editor-surveyor

Bizarre since Obama`s White House and DNC web site ‘ Fight the Smears ‘ categorically state Obama is a “NATIVE BORN CITIZEN” and not a Natural Born Citizen the Constitution demands of a POTUS.

How did he miss that admission !?


9 posted on 07/16/2011 5:21:34 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Linda Frances

>> “Does this now mean Marco Rubio can be president?” <<

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At this point, Prince Charles could be president.


10 posted on 07/16/2011 5:24:24 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: calcowgirl

What is happening to Tom?


11 posted on 07/16/2011 5:25:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Diogenesis
Tom McClintock is a RINO.


12 posted on 07/16/2011 5:28:21 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Windflier
Probably some office flunkie sent out a canned response.

"Our plans are working"


13 posted on 07/16/2011 5:28:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: calcowgirl; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp

Has Tom gone completely bonkers?


14 posted on 07/16/2011 5:34:32 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Windflier

This is the first time I’ve ever disagreed with McClintock politically.

Sad.


15 posted on 07/16/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("Obama has put the wrong gas in the tank of our economy."-Herman Cain)
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To: Windflier
Even Tom McClintock doesn’t get the basics with this issue.

He knows better, but he like many Dems & Pubbies has been bought. The "fix" was in before the primary was over. Those representing us are TRAITORS! This is in their interest, but not the nation or "We the People's" interest.

16 posted on 07/16/2011 5:36:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: editor-surveyor

So now the Truthers turn on even Tom McClintock. RINO RINO RINO!!

geez. Some of you need help.


17 posted on 07/16/2011 5:38:34 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Texas Fossil

Really beginning to wonder if there are any that we can count on in congress.


18 posted on 07/16/2011 5:40:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Probably some office flunkie sent out a canned response. I’d be surprised if McClintock even saw the letter.

I hope that's the case. Tom McClintock has been a rock of conservatism in my universe for a long time now.

19 posted on 07/16/2011 5:40:45 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: tlb

As usual tlb, you need the help.

I’ve supported Tom across the board, every election.


20 posted on 07/16/2011 5:41:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

>> “ I’d be surprised if McClintock even saw the letter” <<

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Ifd that’s so, we should be seeing some kind of retraction tomorrow AM!


21 posted on 07/16/2011 5:46:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Czar

>> “Has Tom gone completely bonkers?” <<

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Something in our glorious California air?


22 posted on 07/16/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Windflier

Man, McClintock just took a nose dive of my latter of respect.


23 posted on 07/16/2011 5:48:44 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: editor-surveyor

Spine of jelly and mush for a mind.


24 posted on 07/16/2011 5:49:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Windflier

I have a feeling these guys are being blackmailed or something. There are millions that go into Alinskyite mode when any person with power goes off the plantation. Intimidation will work on over 90 percent of politicians probably—at least.

Good people don’t want to put their families on the line—you have seen what they did with Palin’s family. It is viscous and some people have much more to hide than Palin. It is hard to make her look bad, although they keep trying 24/7.


25 posted on 07/16/2011 5:49:23 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: savagesusie

>> “It is viscous” <<

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And vicious too! :o)


26 posted on 07/16/2011 5:52:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: tlb

Don’t care who is saying it - anyone who implies that Obama was vetted has got to be brain dead.

Either you have to have 2 American citizen parents or you don’t. The SCOTUS refuses to address this and so does anyone else in power. Chickens all.


27 posted on 07/16/2011 5:53:42 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: editor-surveyor

Hard to believe and simply incredible.


28 posted on 07/16/2011 5:53:45 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: afnamvet; Axenolith; Baynative; bootless; CounterCounterCulture; ColdOne; Drango; GSWarrior; ...

Who do we have left in California?


29 posted on 07/16/2011 5:54:55 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

GIVE IT UP.


30 posted on 07/16/2011 5:56:18 PM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: Czar

About now, all it would take is for Sarah Palin to say he’s elligible, and I would just quit voting.


31 posted on 07/16/2011 5:57:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: tlb

So now the Truthers turn on even Tom McClintock. RINO RINO RINO!!

geez. Some of you need help.


I believe that the moon is made of green cheese. If any of you refuse to go along with that, you are clearly bought off, RINO traitors./s


32 posted on 07/16/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Hildy

Gave up on you a decade ago!


33 posted on 07/16/2011 5:58:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Good Surf?


34 posted on 07/16/2011 5:58:10 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Windflier

Everyone gets the basics on this issue except the few deluded birthers who remain sadly in denial.


35 posted on 07/16/2011 5:58:35 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: Grunthor; tlb

You may have noticed that tlb didn’t ping the only person that did call him a RINO.

That’s tlb’s style.


36 posted on 07/16/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: JimmyMc

“Man, McClintock just took a nose dive of my latter of respect.”

Um....what?


37 posted on 07/16/2011 6:00:08 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: screaminsunshine

>> “Good Surf?” <<

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A mile off shore at Pillar Point! :o)


38 posted on 07/16/2011 6:02:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

You dead enders will be arguing over this fifty years from now. Nobody pays you the slightest attention.

If you’re a citizen at birth, as Obama was, you’re a natural born citizen, and I will bet a thousand dollars that no future court will ever rule otherwise.

What a joke. Save your efforts for issues where you can make a difference. You are about as helpful to the cause of getting Obama out and a good conservative in as the Larouchies are for the Democrats.


39 posted on 07/16/2011 6:02:26 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: editor-surveyor

You probably shouldn’t read what she has said about it then. We’d like you to keep voting for conservatives.


40 posted on 07/16/2011 6:04:11 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ccmay

I guess you’re about as American as obummer.


41 posted on 07/16/2011 6:04:31 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

She’s said that he’s not numerous times.


42 posted on 07/16/2011 6:05:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

43 posted on 07/16/2011 6:06:49 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: editor-surveyor

That person was talking out their arse.

If Marco Rubio or Bobby Jindal tries to run for POTUS I will oppose them just as stridently. If you don’t like the constitution the way it is, then change it. In the mean time, you have to be a Natural Born Citizen and we have been over and over it. There is NO DOUBT, (some have doubt, but they are WRONG), that the framers knew very well what a Natural Born Citizen (NOT NATIVE BORN) was and made it a special requirement for president. So that the “Command in Chief” of the army wouldn’t have loyalties to foreign nations like ObOZO does. Born in the USA by 2, (count ‘em) TWO, DEUX, U.S. citizen parentS.


44 posted on 07/16/2011 6:08:15 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

I wish it were funny!


45 posted on 07/16/2011 6:09:04 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: faucetman

>> “That person was talking out their arse.” <<

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Apparently, that is the only place congressmen can talk from.


46 posted on 07/16/2011 6:11:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Politicalmom

same here

I’m hoping to see a retraction


47 posted on 07/16/2011 6:14:29 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: faucetman

That’s what it did mean. That’s what it should mean. But our government at all levels has simply redefined the term out of existence.

And if that doesn’t scare someone, they’re historically illiterate. It is a sure sign of a declining and soon to be tyrannical state.

Maybe we can turn things around. I’m starting to doubt it...


48 posted on 07/16/2011 6:19:12 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: Texas Fossil
He knows better, but he like many Dems & Pubbies has been bought. The "fix" was in before the primary was over. Those representing us are TRAITORS! This is in their interest, but not the nation or "We the People's" interest.

I've got to admit - Tom hasn't exactly been making a whole lot of noise about Obama's ineligibility since he was elected. In fact, not a single Congress critter raised a challenge when the electoral votes were being counted. That was one of the most shameful moments of American history, in my view.

This is one of the reasons that I support Sarah Palin. She has clean hands, and is determined to see this country restored to its Founding Principles. She has not been bought by evil, and built her reputation fighting corruption on both sides of the aisle.

49 posted on 07/16/2011 6:26:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: savagesusie
I have a feeling these guys are being blackmailed or something. There are millions that go into Alinskyite mode when any person with power goes off the plantation. Intimidation will work on over 90 percent of politicians probably—at least.

I'm still hoping that some underling wrote this response, and not Tom McClintock. If he really did write it, then he's been compromised somehow. There's no way that someone of his caliber and experience in Congress doesn't realize that Zero's eligibility is suspect (to say the least).

50 posted on 07/16/2011 6:33:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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