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Romney on Obama: 'The citizenship test has been passed'
The Boston Globe ^ | April 12, 2011 | Matt Viser

Posted on 04/12/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney tonight pushed back against those in his party who are questioning President Obama's citizenship, suggesting his fellow Republicans should put their energy into more substantive issues.

"The citizenship test has been passed," Romney said tonight on CNBC's Kudlow Report. "I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office...but his citizenship isn't the reason why."

Several prominent Republicans -- including Donald Trump and Sarah Palin -- have once again tried to stoke controversy by questioning Obama's citizenship even though his birth in Hawaii has been confirmed by officials in the state.

Romney said he would welcome Trump into the Republican race, while sidestepping a question whether he views the business mogul as a chief rival.

"He's a new face and a new voice in the process," Romney said of Trump, who is leading in some recent national polls. "My view is, come on in the water's fine. The more the merrier."

Romney, in his first interview since announcing yesterday that he was formally exploring a presidential bid, also was asked several times about his biggest vulnerability: the Massachusetts health care plan. Today is the fifth anniversary of the law, which was used as a template for President Obama's national plan -- one that is despised by most Republicans.

Romney repeated his defense of the Massachusetts law, while arguing that Obama was usurping states rights by imposing a federal plan....

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; birthcertificate; certifigate; ineligiblerommey; mexicanmilt; mexicanmitt; mexicans4milt; mexicans4mitt; mexicans4romney; obama; palin; rommey4dnc; romney; romney4obama; romneybigdig; romneycare; romneycare4obama; romneymarriage; trump
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This is our front-runner?
1 posted on 04/12/2011 6:12:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Update: Breaking from Hawaii: No More Long-Form Birth Certificates!

http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/04/12/breaking-from-hawaii-no-more-long-form-birth-certificates/


2 posted on 04/12/2011 6:13:45 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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Romney = McCain II


3 posted on 04/12/2011 6:16:05 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is like when Soetoro said the time for discussion about gloBULL warming “has passed”

Anyone who thinks Myth is better than Soetoro is just wrong.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 6:17:01 PM PDT by omega4179 (Its Soetoro)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stuff a sock in it, Romney!

Anyone here for Trump, join his Face Book site: http://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump

5 posted on 04/12/2011 6:17:48 PM PDT by blondee123 (TRUMP=WINNING OBAMA=YOU'RE FIRED!!!)
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This is our front-runner?

Only in the minds of Mittheads. As far as the citizenship test, how does one pass a test that was never administered?
6 posted on 04/12/2011 6:17:49 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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Romney on Obama: 'The citizenship test has been passed'

Another reason that he's the front-running Repub candidate according to the dummycrats. THEY LOVE HIM!

Kinda' wish he'd switch parties and run as a dummycrat. Has anyone asked him why he's hanging around the Republicans since he loves Obambicare and homosexual causes? Hmmmm?

7 posted on 04/12/2011 6:18:07 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Mortrey

Mitt you has-been RINO. Be gone! Politicians like you make me puke. Get back to Massachusetts and take care of your baby, Mitt-Care. Oh, God...you are such a loser.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 6:18:07 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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This is our front-runner?

Not if I can help it.

9 posted on 04/12/2011 6:18:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is amazing anybody can hear Romney when his head is so far up Barky’s @ss.


10 posted on 04/12/2011 6:19:15 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congress has to take a statement of the Hawaii officials, then try them for perjury if it don’t exist.


11 posted on 04/12/2011 6:19:23 PM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is apparently retarded.


12 posted on 04/12/2011 6:19:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Noodle-spined will.


13 posted on 04/12/2011 6:20:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2banana

No Romney, ever, since they came to the US from England BEFORE the Civil War, has ever worn a uniform, let alone fought for America. McPain is a doddering, ignorant hack, but at least he and his family have been when needed dutiful patriots, something Mittens and his spawn can never say.


14 posted on 04/12/2011 6:20:17 PM PDT by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Mitty. Not liking Trump does not translate to liking you.


15 posted on 04/12/2011 6:20:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The citizenship test has been passed," Romney said tonight..."

What a complete fool. The center-right electorate clearly wants Obama to end all doubts about his eligibility to hold office. It doesn't matter what politicians and talking heads personally think about the issue, they're committing professional suicide by opposing it.

You'd think that none of them can figure out the reason for Trump's incredibly fast rocket to the top of the potential contender heap.

"I believe the president was born in the United States."

What a moron. Guess he "believes" in all that HopeyChangey bullshit too.

16 posted on 04/12/2011 6:20:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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The one and only Magic Mexican, Milt Romney
(Democrat poser, Carpetbagger):

"I also think it's important for us to nod to our pRes_ _ent when he's right,"
we are pleased with his plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
I also applaud our pRes_ _ent
for standing up to the evil auto industry.

And forget about his birth certificate (or mine or my dad's), OK?"

17 posted on 04/12/2011 6:21:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. - Bene Gesserit Coda)
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Romney didn't need to say anything, just let the issue play out.

Romney sounds like he has McLame's disease. He won't let anyone go after the usurper, he'll fight by the Marcus of Queensbury rules and we'll get 4 more years of Hussein.

Thank God, Romney isn't in congress. This way when Hussein causes the "October surprise", Romney won't need to suspend his campaign to be at "an important vote".

18 posted on 04/12/2011 6:22:24 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: 2banana

Trump = McCain deja vu.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 6:22:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another “front runner” that hasn’t a clue regarding the Obama scam, starting with no understanding of the difference between a Natural Born Citizen and a native born citizen (if that) right on through the often posted questions about Obama’s life story. Sux to see this. The Donald needs to school Mittens.


20 posted on 04/12/2011 6:22:40 PM PDT by Vladzred
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this is unreal! can someone please shed some light on why republicans would defend obama, of all people! so far there’s rove, beck, o’reilly, the coulter fiasco on o’reilly, limbaugh, etc. all supporting obama AGAINST conservatives and others who simply want to see obama’s BC. what’s in it for them? in fact, there’s little difference between them and chris matthews, eugene robinson and the others. hannity is the only fox person who even mentions the BC issue in a reasonable tone.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 6:22:58 PM PDT by matt1
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To: 2banana

Attn. GOP. You have failed your test. Have a nice election without me helping you out next time.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 6:23:31 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re being had.

When Trump first started doing the ridiculous apprentice shows, my first thought was, who was able to buy a billionaire to make him perform like that? Everyone I knew said, “Oh, he’s enjoying himself, he can do anything he wants.”

Now suddenly ONLY Trump recently started speaking “Birther” loudly, and erstwhile and so-called conservatives are falling all over themselves to denounce Trump and defend Hussein from crazy ol’ Donald.

Win The Future — Who is ORCHESTRATING all this? Does Soros and his new anti-Fox hirees control them all now?


23 posted on 04/12/2011 6:23:31 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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I think he is a blend. McCain, Dole, and Jimmy Carter. All in one nice GOP package. Who could be a better designated loser?


24 posted on 04/12/2011 6:25:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one said he wasn’t a citizen Mitt, we said he couldn’t be President because he wasn’t born here.


25 posted on 04/12/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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Mitt and many others can’t be that stupid. They’ve got to know the difference, but they can’t go off script.


26 posted on 04/12/2011 6:27:43 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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I believe that Zer0 screwed up and did loose his legal citizenship.


27 posted on 04/12/2011 6:27:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Amazing, as EVEN the libs jump ship, there is
old faithful GOP-Backstabber Milt Romney shiving the GOP.


28 posted on 04/12/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. - Bene Gesserit Coda)
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Oh shaddup Romney. We liked it when you kept out of sight and mind.


29 posted on 04/12/2011 6:28:16 PM PDT by dforest
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Yeah, and Mitts’s RINO test has been passed as well.


30 posted on 04/12/2011 6:29:52 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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Romney has zero chance at getting the nomination.


31 posted on 04/12/2011 6:30:35 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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i know it sounds like i’m just whining? and in the end i’ll vote for him? but i really, really won’t.


32 posted on 04/12/2011 6:33:17 PM PDT by exist
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Citizenship definitely is a reason...it is just first in line with all of the OTHER reasons that Barry should not be president.
33 posted on 04/12/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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This website has a video of the Ambassadort of Kenya saying the Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

http://www.personalliberty.com/feature-video/not-natural-born-truth-matters/


34 posted on 04/12/2011 6:35:32 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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Romney is apparently retarded.

Fixed it for ya!

35 posted on 04/12/2011 6:36:53 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: B4Ranch

Roomey, You will never be the GOP nominee for President. EVER


36 posted on 04/12/2011 6:37:48 PM PDT by scooby321
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Isn’t this comment by mitt the equivalent of john mclame’s comment about nobama (to poorly paraphrase) that nobama would make a great president and we should have nothing to fear? Just why don’t these RINO freaks absent themselves from any sort of public life (all the way down to dog-catcher)?


37 posted on 04/12/2011 6:39:03 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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Is Romney talking about Kenya or the United States of America?

As for me, if I wanted a Kenyan President, I would move to Kenya.

38 posted on 04/12/2011 6:39:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Obama was a tree, what kind of a tree would he be?)
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Well, he couldnt help it anymore. He was all nice and quiet and all. But he couldnt help himself and stepped right into it. The man is as big a fake as anything I have seen..well maybe the Huck and him are brothers. They both let their mouth run over their brains.


39 posted on 04/12/2011 6:40:56 PM PDT by crz
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mitt’s just warming up those kneepads like a good little establishment boy


40 posted on 04/12/2011 6:42:33 PM PDT by hyperconservative (Home of the Brave, Land of the Free)
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To: normy

In fairness, we really don’t know for certain where he was born. That’s the point. Their is little documentation just who it is that occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

We certainly have a lot of wimpy Republicans who are afraid of asking questions for fear of what the Media will say.


41 posted on 04/12/2011 6:43:57 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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Romney, Boehner...we are getting a Republican choir group together here.
42 posted on 04/12/2011 6:44:39 PM PDT by jetson
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Keep in mind that Romney’s own dad faced citizenship questions, but he was never much of a contender either...


43 posted on 04/12/2011 6:45:15 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: matt1

This is the thing I never understood. Why would people on our side defend Obama? It boggles the mind.

I don’t know how many times i’ve gotten into verbal wars with conservatives who simply accept what the biggest liar on the planet says about his birth certificate.

Why would ANYONE give him or the Democrats the benefit of the doubt?


44 posted on 04/12/2011 6:51:03 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp
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Precisely.
Those unwilling to rock the boat a little or a lot aren’t really worth an ounce of spit.


45 posted on 04/12/2011 6:51:17 PM PDT by hyperconservative (Home of the Brave, Land of the Free)
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Mitt and many others can’t be that stupid. They’ve got to know the difference, but they can’t go off script.

I wonder who the puppet master is?

46 posted on 04/12/2011 6:52:53 PM PDT by Doofer
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” this is unreal! can someone please shed some light on why republicans would defend obama, of all people! so far there’s
rove, beck, o’reilly, the coulter fiasco on o’reilly, limbaugh, etc.
all supporting obama AGAINST conservatives and others who simply want to see obama’s BC. “

These guys want it both ways.
And it makes them look like gullible fools .
Their daily mantra is that Barry is a pathological liar , the epitome of deviousness.
Except when it comes to his undisclosed birth certificate
and unknown life particulars.
Suddenly they believe that Barry is as virtuous as Mother Teresa and as honest as George Washington.


47 posted on 04/12/2011 6:53:33 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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All I ever hear is “I believe he was born here...” blah blah blah. What makes someone believe that if they’ve never seen the long form birth certificate? What other evidence do they have? Can Mitt Romney walk down the street and say that he believes everyone on that street was born here? I can’t.


48 posted on 04/12/2011 6:54:01 PM PDT by GnL
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"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan


Romney-Imposed Gay Marriage (through Threats against Clerks)
And Romney Death Panels and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
Imposed by the carpetbagging, backstabbing “Milt” Willard Romney.



49 posted on 04/12/2011 6:54:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. - Bene Gesserit Coda)
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Wow.

After being completely silent as the country burns, Mitt decides to come out strong on this issue.

FAIL.


50 posted on 04/12/2011 6:56:45 PM PDT by stevestras
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