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Tom DeLay: 'No idea' whether Obama constitutionally eligible
WorldNetDaily ^ | October 07, 2009 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 10/07/2009 11:43:55 AM PDT by RobinMasters

WASHINGTON – Former Republican House majority leader Tom DeLay says he has "no idea" whether Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president because he refuses to show his birth certificate to the American people.

In answer to a question from Newsweek about statements he previously made with regard to Obama's eligibility, he stated: "What I said was, to answer a question from Chris Matthews, I said: 'Why wouldn't the president of the United States show the American people his birth certificate?' You have to show a birth certificate to play little league baseball. It's a question that should be answered. It's in the Constitution that you have to be a natural-born citizen of the United States to be president."

Asked whether be believed Obama was a citizen, DeLay responded: "I have no idea."

In August, in an appearance on Matthews' MSNBC show "Hardball," DeLay was asked if he is a "birther."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; military; obama; tomdelay

1 posted on 10/07/2009 11:43:55 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 10/07/2009 11:44:11 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Delay is no slouch


3 posted on 10/07/2009 11:45:12 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RobinMasters

You aren’t alone, Tom. No one does.


4 posted on 10/07/2009 11:46:10 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RobinMasters

I’d say if we aren’t absolutely sure someone isn’t qualified to be President of our country,

we should damn well find out.


5 posted on 10/07/2009 11:46:10 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: RobinMasters

Did they ask the other “Dancing with the Stars” contestants what they thought of the Obama eligibility issue?


6 posted on 10/07/2009 11:47:32 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: RobinMasters

The rest of us have a pretty good idea.


7 posted on 10/07/2009 11:48:24 AM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow (History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RobinMasters

“FREE THE LONG FORM!”


8 posted on 10/07/2009 11:50:19 AM PDT by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: Dryman

Simple question with a simple answer. People need to start asking Christ Matthews if he’ll resign his job from MSNBC if Obama doesn’t provide a birth certificate in 30 days. If Chris is so sure about this issue, he should be willing to take a stand on it.


9 posted on 10/07/2009 11:53:11 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: RobinMasters
How is a Homo Illegal Alien Crackhead the president?
10 posted on 10/07/2009 11:55:10 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: RobinMasters
Asked whether be believed Obama was a citizen, DeLay responded: "I have no idea."

He has no idea whether Obama's a citizen? Not even a natural born citizen, but a mere U.S. citizen?

The fact that this is coming from a man who claims to have been born just 15 miles from the Mexican border, and who spent most of his childhood in South America, is deliciously ironic.

11 posted on 10/07/2009 11:56:14 AM PDT by LorenC
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To: Cheetahcat

How is a Homo Illegal Alien Crackhead the president?

because most of the people who voted for him are similarly situated and what choice did htey have, Obama or McAmesty?


12 posted on 10/07/2009 11:56:44 AM PDT by rolling_stone (no more bailouts, the taxpayers are out of money!)
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To: trumandogz

Why would they do that?


13 posted on 10/07/2009 11:58:29 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RobinMasters

That’s the only reasonable answer, given all of Obama’s efforts to keep the information secret. Not the politically correct answer, but given what I have seen the most correct response.


14 posted on 10/07/2009 12:00:14 PM PDT by cvq3842 (I don't ask what my country can do for me - I ask my government to STOP doing things TO me!)
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To: RobinMasters

Dancin’ - dancin’ - dance the night a way...dancin’...


15 posted on 10/07/2009 12:07:51 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Cheetahcat

Now that is the best question I’ve heard all year! Finally, someone asks the obvious! I would love to hear what teleprompter has to say in answer to that one!


16 posted on 10/07/2009 12:15:33 PM PDT by hot4plasma
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To: RobinMasters

Would love to see Sarkozy or Brown ask to see the BC, or McChrystal, for that matter.


17 posted on 10/07/2009 12:25:25 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: LorenC
Asked whether be believed Obama was a citizen, DeLay responded: "I have no idea." He has no idea whether Obama's a citizen? Not even a natural born citizen, but a mere U.S. citizen?

The fact that this is coming from a man who claims to have been born just 15 miles from the Mexican border, and who spent most of his childhood in South America, is deliciously ironic.

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I don't understand your statement above, because if there was any question concerning DeLay's American citizenship and he was running for President of the United States, I would want to see his long form birth certificate and his college records before his name would be allowed on any primary ballot.

18 posted on 10/07/2009 12:27:32 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: RobinMasters

Asked whether he[sic] believed Obama was a citizen, DeLay responded: "I have no idea."

Join the club, Tom. Join the club ...


19 posted on 10/07/2009 12:53:45 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: RobinMasters

Not only that, but Delay can dance and Obama can’t.


20 posted on 10/07/2009 1:07:49 PM PDT by altura
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To: Cheetahcat

Now THERE’S A GREAT BILLBOARD !


21 posted on 10/07/2009 1:08:04 PM PDT by rocco55
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To: rolling_stone

“because most of the people who voted for him are similarly situated and what choice did htey have, Obama or McAmesty?”

McQueeg had Palin that is why I went to the poll.


22 posted on 10/07/2009 1:15:51 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: choctaw man

Poor Tom left DWS last night after suffering two foot injuries. Have to give the guy credit for trying!


23 posted on 10/07/2009 1:27:51 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: RobinMasters

The real issue (and problem) is that Obama has not met the prima facie burden of proof necessary to establish that he is eligible.


24 posted on 10/07/2009 1:47:53 PM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: john mirse
I don't understand your statement above, because if there was any question concerning DeLay's American citizenship

That doesn't make it less ironic that he's questioning someone else's American citizenship. Particularly someone else who was born not 15 miles from an international border, but in the most remote state in the Union. And Congressmen *do* have to be U.S. citizens, after all.

and he was running for President of the United States, I would want to see his long form birth certificate and his college records before his name would be allowed on any primary ballot.

The same way that folks want to see Joe Biden's long form birth certificate? He claims to have been born only 200 miles from the Canadian border. But I haven't seen any proof of it.

25 posted on 10/07/2009 3:41:53 PM PDT by LorenC
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