Skip to comments.What If He Can't Be President?
Posted on 12/01/2008 8:32:59 AM PST by NonZeroSum
I’m pretty sure that I’ve never mentioned the birth certificate issue up until this point, even in the heat of the campaign.
I have to confess that I have no idea what to make of the fact that, despite all of the lawsuits (most of which were thrown out due to lack of standing, which in turn makes one wonder, if a US citizen has no standing to challenge whether or not a presidential candidate is eligible to be president, who does?), the Obama campaign could easily put this to rest by simply unsealing the birth certificate, which (coincidentally with his trip to Hawaii to see his dying grandmother) became explicitly unavailable to the public by order of the (Republican) governor’s office. Instead, it has spent thousands in legal fees fighting efforts to force it to present a valid original certificate of birth.
But let’s ignore that for now. Let’s be purely hypothetical. Suppose, just for the sake of discussion, it does turn out in fact that Senator Obama has been less than forthright about his past (something that would be hardly unprecedented) and turns out to not be constitutionally eligible for the office, due to (say) having been born in Kenya to ineligible parents. I think that, assuming that we actually follow the Constitution (sadly, a novel concept these days), and he thereby does not become the next president, there will be (among other things) massive race riots. But here’s the interesting question: who becomes the next president in his stead...?
Read the rest at Transterrestrial Musings.
Re: Race Riots
Bring it on - let them show themselves and the hate they’ve had cultivated in them by the race mongers for decades.
who becomes the next president in his stead...?
“....assuming that we actually follow the Constitution...”
That is where this is going to break down.
“We” may see this as an unquestionable requirement, but “they”, being the existing governmental officials on both sides of the aisle, just seem to want to ignore this issue.
I fear there is great momentum to just let this fade away....
It is interesting and I don’t know if anyone really knows what would happen.
One thing for sure, if he is sworn in, and it is shown that he is not a citizen and they don’t do anything about it.....you may as well throw the Constitution out the door. The reason I say this is because if they don’t enforce the Contsitution on this issue, the rest is meaningless.
” let them show themselves and the hate theyve had cultivated in them by the race mongers for decades.”
They ALREADY provide palpable demonstrations of this ‘tude daily.
BO was chosen by the people blah, blah, blah...Constitution doesn’t play into it for dems. They don’t want anything to do with the Constitution to begin with, so this is a good start!
I’m sick of the fear-mongering in articles such as this. “What if there are race riots?” Under that logic, slavery should still be allowed, because it wasn’t abolished without a war!
The law is the law. If there are issues regarding Obama’s birth and lter Indonesian upbringing, find the facts and deal with it. These writers need to get a grip.
Yes, let the jerks go back to hating America again. they will have shown their hate only receded when they thought they got their way with the manchurian candidate of color.
There are enough lawyers and politicians standing to gain from the Obama presidencey that no one group can oppose them.
Obama's birth cert is a red herring - a waster of time.
Would the House have the nerve to rule Obama out of the running? I don't think so.
I think SCOTUS will not rule on eligibility, but will clarify the procedure.
Did you read the whole thing? There was no “fear mongering.” Just a description of reality.
Hopefully not. What if they do?
Speaking the truth is never a waste of time.
I suppose we could have all just shut up about Whitewater and Travelgate and Monica and Vince Foster and Ron Brown and the rest of it, but if we had, clinton would have been given the license to damage our country a lot more than he succeeded in doing.
No, we didn’t manage to impeach him, but we did at least manage to impede him.
Nobody is gonna do nuttin.
I think you've been told wrong. The Senate certifies the results of the Electoral College. At that time challenges can be made if one Senator and one Congressman sign on to it. But verifying eligibility of the candidates is not part of the process, and neither the House nor the Senate are specifically tasked with certifying the eligibility of the candidates before, after, or during the election.
I’m guessing the dim electors would choose the HildaBeast.
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