Skip to comments.Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn't Need a Birth Certificate
Posted on 04/12/2011 2:35:48 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President....posted using frpa
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Uh...probably. Which is why Mittens made this stupid statement.
If Romney sent this out, he’s toast for sure
Romney is wrong. He should not have opened his mouth.
This is why I wouldn’t vote for Romney. Forget his religion. He’s as dumb as a rock. He might have nice hair, but there is nothing underneath it.
Trump to Romney: And You Apparently Don't Need Gonads
1) “Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate”
2) “According to Romney family lawyers....”
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OK which is it? Do Romney’s lawyers always speak for Romney?
Yeah, his father was a Mexican.
Hey Romney, keep advertising that you are merely another clueless RINO!
I didn’t like Romney before. I like him even less now!
His mother was not old enough to give her son American citizenship.
I can’t believe anyone likes this man.
Romney is really as stupid as I thought. What a freaking moron.
Barry! ...Who's Yo Daddy?
According to the laws at the time of Obama’s birth, it would matter a great deal where he was born.
If Romney’s family lawyers sent this out, he definitely needs some new lawyers.
Habla espanol, Willard?
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By DANIEL FREEDMAN
According to Romney family lawyers it doesnt matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President.
The Romney lawyers investigated this question in the 1960s, when Mitt Romneys father, Governor George Romney of Michigan, was vying for the Republican presidential nomination. George Romney had been born in a Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico, as his grandfather moved there with his wives in the 1880s after polygamy was outlawed in the U.S.
While some opponents nicknamed him Chihuahua George, his suitability for the highest office because of his birth was never seriously challenged. The reason his campaign faltered was because of his shift in position on the Vietnam War: He went from being a supporter to opposing it, infamously claiming to have been brainwashed by military officials. After that Richard Nixons lead in the polls more than doubled. >
Lulz. That's a new one on me. I can see why Mittens would be OK with a Kenyan in the White House. After all, he would have been real happy with a MexiCAN.
Romney showing his ignorance. He must be getting his info from Coulter.
"I think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right
and to forget that birth certificate issue.
For me too."
Milt Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I'm not running as the Republican view
or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
There must be some VERY interesting things going on behind the scenes for someone to say something so stupid at free will. Not to mention the lawyer thing!
Evidently he don’t. He got this far without one.
Geez, I won’t vote for that man. What a RINO.
Hey, Mitt! You don’t need one, either!
Cuz you’ll never be president!
STFU Mitt, oh and Rubio’s parents were not US citizens but were from Cuba.
So that covers his statement too.
Wow, Romney is ignorant. You cannot ignore his father’s status, as much as everybody seems to be trying to. BOTH parents have to be U.S. citizens to be natural born.
>> I cant believe anyone likes this man.
I don’t dislike him as a human being.
I just wish he’d STFU on subjects to which he has nothing productive to add. Which includes essentially every facet of governance and politics.
And I DAMN SURE don’t want him as my President.
I like that chart.
I disagree that geographical location of a birth is a qualifying or a disqualifying factor.
A baby born in a foreign country to parents in Service to the USA is not eligible in this chart. That is absurd.
That a baby born in the USA despite citizenship of parents is automatically a citizen is also absurd.
I remember looking through the relevant laws on the passing on of citizenship through birth and I do not think that Obama’s mother was old enough at the time he was born to pass along citizenship.
I have heretofore said nothing about Romney because he’s irrelevant. However, because the media is pretending he isn’t irrelevant at the moment, it might be a service to remind any interested parties that Romney is, insofar as the presidency is concerned, a non-entity and will never be president no matter what his polls say.
BOR is in full pushback mode since Trump made a fool of him.
You will find a picture of Mitt Romney in the dictionary where the entry for “chickensh*t” is listed.
“If Romneys family lawyers sent this out, he definitely needs some new lawyers.”
Sorry, all the “family” needs is enough friends on the jury.
Oh Lord....do we have ONE Republican who isn’t a total asshat? Just ONE!!!!
Personally I think Allen West is our only hope.
Romney’s not trying to score points with Tea Party people. His target market is the non-political white person. He has the Tea Party for the same reason Obama has blacks. Now it’s up to the Tea Party to suck it up and help him get elected so that the country isn’t subjected to another 4 years of Democratic leadership in the WH, not vice versa. His target is the unaffected white person. This person doesn’t want a whiff of conspiracy in his talk. He wants “normalcy”.
Romney is nothing but a sociopath.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
What is wrong with a teaser excerpt?
[This should be good. I wonder if Mitt’s Father’s Mexican connections has something to do with this. Wasn’t he a Mexican citizen? ]
The Romney clan was in Mejico so they could pursue polygamy, up through the 1920s and perhaps beyond.
i used to be okay with romney. then he started to get annoying. but now he’s just really pissing me off.
It may be absurd, but it is the law, i.e., jus solis.
Whatever Romney’s other agendas, this argument (Obama is natural-born because of his mother) is exactly what the other side of any legal challenge will argue. I doubt any such case will get anywhere by 2012, but who knows. No matter the results of 2012 it will effectively be moot thereafter.
Given the composition of the Supreme Court, should this question get tried in 2012 I expect the court will back the Romney argument. And some of the conservatives, maybe even most of them, will back Obama. It won’t be close. And that will be that.
Whatever considerations and principles being bandied about here, they are only relevant as part of an argument before the Supremes, not as established law.
The best part of any case that is brought up before the Supremes (unlikely as it may be), will be when Obama will be forced to disclose all the information he has been concealing. I think the outcome would be a foregone conclusion in his favor, but the means of getting it will be embarassing.
Team Mitt now senses danger from a surging Donald. They must and will attack from all angles. They cannot allow Mitt to lose potential supporters to The Donald.
That Team Romney is a nasty bunch.
Mitt needs to read the immigration laws of the 1960’s which applies to Obama. One can argue that Obama’s US citizenship cannot be taken away by his parent (assuming the court’s rule one US parent is sufficient for citizenship) and Obama has till the age of 21 to reclaim if his adopted father made him an Indonesian citizen. But at that point he is reclassified as natural born to naturalized citizen (even if he is born in Hawaii). Thus Obama has two issues, place of birth and when he re entered the US to live with his grandparents did he get reclassified by the immigration laws of that time as naturalized versus natural born??? According to the laws he should have re entered as a naturalized citizen. Unfortunately all those records are sealed unless someone with standing starts a lawsuit to access it. If Trump becomes a candidate he has standing to sue and see the records and BC.
This lack of legal mechanism is dangerous because if all of the political class (GOP lack of courage, and Dems motivated by ruthless desire to win) can select foreign citizens or underaged charismatic candidates and ignore the US Constitution. Remember if one part of the Constitution can be ignored that means the ruling class can choose to ignore other parts. Before liberals celebrate, remember the sword of abuse can swing either way!!!
Still, the Romney family lawyer is WRONG.
That's because if we accept that Barak Obama Sr. was the baby daddy, and if he were born in Kenya, then his mother hadn't been a resident of the United States "after the age of 14" to qualify to confer young Barak with citizenship.
That was the 1961 law.
At the same time if Obama's baby daddy was actually Stanley Lee's father, then he's a "natural born citizen" ~ that being the state of the law in 1961.
Men and women were treated differently under the law back then.
Still, if he were born in Canada, there are other permutations on the theme, and if he were born in Washington State rather than Hawaii, we need to know the name of the doctor!
So many riddles; so many enigmas; such a puzzle!
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