To: mlo; Non-Sequitur; parsifal; Pilsner; Drew68; curiosity; Sibre Fan; El Sordo; MilspecRob; ...
Ping to an article regarding a request from congressional representatives to see Obama’s BC. Since he’s been sworn into office, I bet he can invoke executive privilege. If they wanted to see proof, they should have asked for it before certifying the electoral vote. However, I don’t think Cheney asked for or allowed objections as per the official certification process. I wonder if and how that would affect a ruling on whether or not he has to submit the BC.
posted on 12/04/2009 5:00:39 PM PST
(Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
To: BuckeyeTexan; null and void; LucyT
Must be serious, troll horns are blaring
posted on 12/04/2009 5:05:34 PM PST
by Las Vegas Ron
(Oath keepers + The NRA = FReeRepublic (.com baby))
I bet he can invoke executive privilege.
Executive privilege is a separation of powers concept, but only as it applies to the execution of executive power.
I suppose you can say that the Congressmen asking to see the President's birth documents is a separation of powers issue since they are in Congress and he is in the White House, but on the other hand Executive Privilege cannot be used to cover up crimes. And the Congress does have legitimate oversight responsibilities for Executive actions.
posted on 12/04/2009 5:16:04 PM PST
by Political Junkie Too
("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
Ping to an article regarding a request from congressional representatives to see Obamas BC.
I'd change that to an article about a month old story that a a representative said a month ago that he "will" write a letter requesting a copy of Obama's birth certificate. So - it's been a month. Where's the letter?
I bet he can invoke executive privilege
No, don't think so. His BC has nothing to do with his actions as President. But, he gets letters, including letters from representatives all the time - asking him to decide on Afghanistan, asking him to condemn X or clarify Y. If it's s "just" a letter, it's not an "official request," and he doesn't have to do anything - just has he doesn't have to respond publicly to the many other letters written to him by various representatives.
If they wanted to see proof, they should have asked for it before certifying the electoral vote.
However, I dont think Cheney asked for or allowed objections as per the official certification process. I wonder if and how that would affect a ruling on whether or not he has to submit the BC
Cheney used the exact same words, in the exact same order, in 2009 as he did in 2005. If there were any objections, they had to have been submitted in writing. If there had been any objections, he would have known that and formally asked for them.
Again, if they're just sending a letter, there would be no ruling on anything. It's just a letter! It would be different if the House or Senate opened an inquiry an issued subpoenas. But - this is a completely different situation. It's no different than the various other representatives who have been recorded saying that they wish he'd release the BC. It's just in writing (or - Deal promised that it would be in writing). But it has no more "force" than something said in an interview.
"...should have asked for it before certifying the electoral vote..."
--and we all wish we could go back in time and do certain things differently, but those thoughts are a waste of time. Let's live in the present and ask now for proof of natural born citizenship. The people have a right to view this document.
Well, well, lookie here, Buck is back and in the pinging business!
Is your time of professed "silence" up now and will the Aporn cash checks resume again??
See post # 165 that answers all your faked previous posts!!!
posted on 12/05/2009 11:41:21 AM PST
That’s a wonderful troll list you’ve got there.
posted on 12/08/2009 1:13:13 AM PST
(So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
An honest man would be **HONORED** to promptly prove in every way that he is a natural born citizen and eligible to be president.
If representatives from the House ask him to do it, why doesn't Obama just nod his head to his secretary, sign a few release forms, and just do it?
The polls that I have read show that 30% of the voting population and 51% of Republicans do not believe that Obama was born in the U.S. If those who merely have questions were added to those numbers, then that is a **LOT** of people! As the economy tanks, unemployment rise further, and Obama’s approval sinks to new lows, there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that this issue of Obama’s eligibility will go away.
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