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Senator Questions Obama Eligibility
World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 22, 2009 | World Net Daily

Posted on 02/22/2009 5:02:19 PM PST by patriotgal1787

WASHINGTON – A U.S. senator has weighed in on the continuing controversy over Barack Obama's eligibility for office by saying he has never seen proof the new president was actually born in Hawaii.

"Well, his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven't seen any birth certificate," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told constituents in Cullman County. "You have to be born in America to be president."

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Finally! Someone with some testosterone!
1 posted on 02/22/2009 5:02:20 PM PST by patriotgal1787
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To: patriotgal1787

So, suppose the Zero is finally removed from the Presidency. What will become of the stimulus bill?


2 posted on 02/22/2009 5:05:31 PM PST by shekkian
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To: patriotgal1787

Wow!

And Shelby was a former Democrat.


3 posted on 02/22/2009 5:05:44 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: patriotgal1787

Wow. But I still think this might be our equivalent of the Goracle’s claim to the presidency.

Except we could be quieted with the truth and they couldn’t. Also we don’t have evidence and they did.

But still. Maybe now the eligibility issue will finally be resolved. (And there’s only one way it can end.)


4 posted on 02/22/2009 5:06:02 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: BP2; LucyT

one for the ping list


5 posted on 02/22/2009 5:06:57 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: patriotgal1787

All Obama needs to do is prove his birthplace. He either can’t ... or won’t — because he knows the real story.


6 posted on 02/22/2009 5:07:42 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: patriotgal1787

His wiki page is already smearing him for this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Shelby

“In February 2009, Senator Shelby questioned President Barack Obama’s status as a natural born citizen of the United States, despite exhaustive proof of President Obama’s natural born citizenship. Senator Shelby’s comments are seen by many as perpetuating racially motivated rumors about the President, and Senator Shelby’s comments have been widely condemned.”


7 posted on 02/22/2009 5:08:57 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: patriotgal1787

I wonder if Senator Shelby has “standing”??????


8 posted on 02/22/2009 5:09:06 PM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: patriotgal1787

Why didn’t he say anything before the election??


9 posted on 02/22/2009 5:09:29 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: patriotgal1787; LucyT; STARWISE; BP2; unspun; seekthetruth; ExTexasRedhead; Frantzie; ...

ring-a-ding-a-ping for UNITED STATES SENATOR Shelby!


10 posted on 02/22/2009 5:10:04 PM PST by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: patriotgal1787

Go Shelby. http://www.OurHussein.com


11 posted on 02/22/2009 5:10:21 PM PST by publius321
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To: patriotgal1787

Beautiful!


12 posted on 02/22/2009 5:10:33 PM PST by incredulous joe ("It's psychedelic pandemonium!!" ~ Captain Lou Albano)
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To: RatsDawg

He made the comments today and they have been widely condemned? That was fast.


13 posted on 02/22/2009 5:10:33 PM PST by nufsed
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To: patriotgal1787

I wonder where Shelby’s testosterone was when he could have submitted a written objection to the certification of the Electoral College vote at the Joint Session of Congress held on January 6th and joined with any one other member of Congress to stop Vice President Cheney from officially certifying the vote without an investigation.

Talk now is cheap and a month late, Shelby.

US Code Title 3,15
Counting electoral votes in congress

§ 15. Congress shall be in session on the sixth day of January succeeding every meeting of the electors. The Senate and House of Representatives shall meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives at the hour of 1 o’clock in the afternoon on that day, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer. Two tellers shall be previously appointed on the part of the Senate and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate, all the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the electoral votes, which certificates and papers shall be opened, presented, and acted upon in the alphabetical order of the States, beginning with the letter A; and said tellers, having then read the same in the presence and hearing of the two Houses, shall make a list of the votes as they shall appear from the said certificates; and the votes having been ascertained and counted according to the rules in this subchapter provided, the result of the same shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall thereupon announce the state of the vote, which announcement shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice President of the United States, and, together with a list of the votes, be entered on the Journals of the two Houses. Upon such reading of any such certificate or paper, the President of the Senate shall call for objections, if any. Every objection shall be made in writing, and shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof, and shall be signed by at least one Senator and one Member of the House of Representatives before the same shall be received. When all objections so made to any vote or paper from a State shall have been received and read, the Senate shall thereupon withdraw, and such objections shall be submitted to the Senate for its decision.


14 posted on 02/22/2009 5:11:03 PM PST by jamese777
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To: RatsDawg
Senator Shelby’s comments have been widely condemned

I haven't heard any condemnations. Probably won't either because the media nor the scum in the white house want anyone to talk about it.
15 posted on 02/22/2009 5:11:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: patriotgal1787

...”but I haven’t seen any birth certificate”...

Well, don’t feel like a bastard at a family reunion Senator,
neither have we.


16 posted on 02/22/2009 5:11:34 PM PST by Semper Mark (As graceful as a bulldozer and as subtle as a wrecking ball.)
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To: RatsDawg

That was fast.

I have an idea, President Obama can tell his lawyers, the vast number of them, to petition Hawaii for the certificate and end the issue today.

Seems simple to me, I’m surprised no one else thought of it ;>


17 posted on 02/22/2009 5:11:43 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: patriotgal1787
Senator Shelby’s comments are seen by many as perpetuating racially motivated rumors about the President, and Senator Shelby’s comments have been widely condemned.

This is horsesh**! I can see why wikipedia is out there scrounging for money.

18 posted on 02/22/2009 5:11:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The media lied, America died !)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Pardon my ignorance; I have never figuered this out. What is a ping and how does that work?


19 posted on 02/22/2009 5:12:01 PM PST by publius321
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To: BonRad

Great! Time to write to him and thank him for questioning as over 58 million Americans have been questioning for over a year and a half! Also tell him that Senator Jim Demitt is going to be on Plains Radio next Friday evening along with OK State Rep Mike Ritze. Perhaps Senator Shelby would like to join him!


20 posted on 02/22/2009 5:14:26 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: RatsDawg

The last part has been removed. I the republican world finally getting net savvy...

Also go Richard, you are a good man.


21 posted on 02/22/2009 5:14:29 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: patriotgal1787

22 posted on 02/22/2009 5:14:53 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: ejonesie22

Should be “I think”...


23 posted on 02/22/2009 5:15:02 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: RatsDawg

Good for him...but wouldn’t it have had more impact before the election?


24 posted on 02/22/2009 5:15:13 PM PST by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: patriotgal1787

I share the same sentiments. Why can’t they unseal his birth records and end the controversy?


25 posted on 02/22/2009 5:15:42 PM PST by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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But!!!



I won !!!
26 posted on 02/22/2009 5:16:00 PM PST by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: patriotgal1787
Shelby sounds like a hate-mongering racist...

/sarc

27 posted on 02/22/2009 5:16:05 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: shekkian

I’d say we seem some protests by the O faithful ... at the least

Nonetheless, we need to know.


28 posted on 02/22/2009 5:16:06 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: patriotgal1787
The only time we can count on Republicans having testosterone is when they are in the minority party. To me this is nothing more than a:

Last gasp RINO minority desperation Hail Mary shot-in-the-dark "Hey, listen to me!" publicity stunt steaming pile of stinking BULLSHIT.

And I'm being nice.

29 posted on 02/22/2009 5:16:09 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: RatsDawg

Does Wikipedia always allow such obviously biased statements to stand? If I were Shelby, I would be all over this.


30 posted on 02/22/2009 5:17:10 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: patriotgal1787
"You have to be born in America to be president."

That's not true. What's required is to be a "natural born citizen". McCain wasn't born in the US, but he is a natural born citizen. He was born to two US citizens in the Canal Zone. In Obama's case, if he were born outside of the US, he would not be a natural born citizen according to the laws that existed at the time of his birth, because his mother was under 19 when he was born, and his father was not a US citizen.

31 posted on 02/22/2009 5:18:41 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (If the feds can't competently handle the DTV transition, why should we trust them with health care?)
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To: All

What would happen if 100 million or more did not pay their federal income taxes UNTIL Obama shows all requested documents? And for those coward states who refused to vet Obama, not pay state income tax either.


32 posted on 02/22/2009 5:18:54 PM PST by OafOfOffice
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To: patriotgal1787

Shelby’s argument isn’t the strongest one, as it relies on the presumption of what the original birth certificate MAY reveal.

The stronger arguments, are questions relating to the Indonesian adoption, apparent Indonesian passport use in 1981, and the “dual (Kenyan) citizenship” (which all have been admitted to be factual, and which contradict the “natural born” citizen requirement of the Constitution).


33 posted on 02/22/2009 5:18:54 PM PST by research99
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To: RatsDawg
Love whoever is spinning this as RACIALLY motivated. Probably 99.5% of the black males over 35 in the US would be constitutionally eligible to be POTUS and this is racially motivated?

My thoughts on SCOTUS skirting the issue is if he is found to be not eligible, the civil unrest (read that riots) would not be pleasant.

34 posted on 02/22/2009 5:19:07 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: patriotgal1787

I can say proudly, I’m a son of the south, reside in Alabama and have a Senator with balls.

That’s all.


35 posted on 02/22/2009 5:19:57 PM PST by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: johnnycap

Wikis are a farce—anybody can put anything up


36 posted on 02/22/2009 5:19:59 PM PST by dascallie
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean; Josh Painter; ejonesie22; papasmurf; Bobbisox; DesScorp; thefactor; ...
Hugh and series ping!!
37 posted on 02/22/2009 5:20:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." Barry Goldwater)
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To: LiberConservative

RINO is not a term I would apply to Shelby. Is he Jesse Helms? No. But he’s sure no Voinovich or Collins.


38 posted on 02/22/2009 5:20:32 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: patriotgal1787

He is sniffing at the trail but he isn’t sure what kind of an animal he smells yet. You not only have to be born in America you have to be a natural born citizen, Obama doesn’t qualify as natural born even if he had been born in the same cabin as Lincoln.


39 posted on 02/22/2009 5:21:17 PM PST by RipSawyer (I have scant HOPE for the PRESENT absent a major CHANGE.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Wiki is run by folks who generally take over a page and then they wind up allowing their personal bias to select what is listed ... and what is not.

I experienced one of their goons. An avowed 15-year-old who decided what should and should not be there. I’m not joking.

As an objective encyclopaedia, it is a joke. Not surprisingly, the MSM has adopted the same status using the same methods.

While some subject pages may be better than others, and approach decent accuracy, the inherent idea of this creates this kind of problem which can’t be fixed. It can be highly subjective and updated virtually instantly.


40 posted on 02/22/2009 5:21:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: RatsDawg

[His wiki page is already smearing him for this.

“In February 2009, Senator Shelby questioned President Barack Obama’s status as a natural born citizen of the United States, despite exhaustive proof of President Obama’s natural born citizenship. Senator Shelby’s comments are seen by many as perpetuating racially motivated rumors about the President, and Senator Shelby’s comments have been widely condemned.”]

Talk about having your talking points ready and set! Get a screenshot! When exactly did the Shelby statement come and, well, given the Sunday AM talk shows are about the only place the livin-it-up libs pay attention to on weekends, who is saying what wiki claims? ha-ha.

When in the world are they ever going to get off this ‘racially motivated” dreck? Ever?


41 posted on 02/22/2009 5:23:05 PM PST by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: Paleo Conservative

LOOK DAMMIT, don’t go so tangential

McCain provided every last scrap of ANYTHING surrounding his birth circumstances—for molecular scrutiny!!

Obama has fought every single attempt to release his medical (except a single page), all university records, his selective service, passport files and the piece de resistance...his BIRTH CERTIFICATE) with legal obstruction.

THERE IS A REASON!


42 posted on 02/22/2009 5:24:03 PM PST by dascallie
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To: cripplecreek

Zer0 either cannot produce a valid COLB or he wants to prove he’s bigger than the U.S. Constitution by letting this issue grow. I cannot say which.


43 posted on 02/22/2009 5:24:44 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: shekkian

If he is found to be ineligible to be president, all EO’s, all laws he signs, all orders he issued to the military, all cabinet appointments and their changes to regulations will all become null and void. Essentially, we reset back to January 19, 2009.


44 posted on 02/22/2009 5:25:11 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: RatsDawg

My edit to his page:

In February 2009, Senator Shelby joined the ranks of hundreds of thousands of Americans when he questioned President Barack Obama’s status as a natural born citizen of the United States. Although questioning the veracity of President Obama’s citizenship could hardly be described as racially motivated (particularly given the Senator’s political record), Senator Shelby’s comments are seen by many liberals as perpetuating racially motivated rumors about the President.


45 posted on 02/22/2009 5:25:49 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I shudder at the civil unrest it will precipitate, however


46 posted on 02/22/2009 5:26:04 PM PST by dascallie
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To: dascallie

I welcome it. It would clean out some of the vermin.


47 posted on 02/22/2009 5:27:42 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Paleo Conservative

McCain had the additional claim to being a natural born citizen because the Panama Canal Zone was a U.S. Territory when he was born.


48 posted on 02/22/2009 5:28:08 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: BonRad

I’m waiting for Senator Cornyn to step forward on this. I believe he will....soon.


49 posted on 02/22/2009 5:28:13 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: patriotgal1787; LucyT; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; Polarik; Allegra; Jim Robinson
This is a very calculated move on the part of Dick Shelby. Looks like my short list of leaders was at least partly correct.

As a small group of Freepers and a few others know, there is thugalicious ( get used to that word, a new Freeper term)skulduggery afoot in America over this very issue that Shelby has raised. And I believe that skulduggery, governmental abuse of Americans who have spoken out, is the reason Dick Shelby has opened this matter in the press.

God bless the brave and free ordinary Americans who speak out as patriots.

And may God speed Dick Shelby's course and protect his life, for there are forces afoot in this country who would silence him at any cost.

Be wary my fellow Americans. Fascists thugs are now operational within our government and its enforcement agencies.

Stay very tuned to the news from the Northwest Sector of our nation.

50 posted on 02/22/2009 5:28:19 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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