Skip to comments.Biden's Gridiron Humor- Is Obama Laughing? - ALAN KEYES
Posted on 03/24/2009 9:55:04 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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Today WND reports that Congressman Bill Posey is being jeered at and ridiculed by the leftist media and some of his colleagues in the US Congress. Why? He dared to propose a piece of legislation "that would require future presidential candidates to document their eligibility." Apparently the idea that people in Congress would actually fulfill their oaths of office and seek the information required to assure respect for the US Constitution is now considered insane.
Ridicule is a standard tactic of deceivers trying to discredit anyone who draws attention to their dishonesty. With respect to the eligibility issue, however, it requires very little thought and just a modicum of common sense to see through the ploy. The reason for mobilizing the jeering section is also clear. Admitting that in future it would be appropriate to verify the eligibility of candidates for President strongly implies that it would be appropriate to do so now.
The partisan and media hacks desperately seeking to marginalize the issue of Obama's eligibility (including Vice-President Biden) must deal with one hard fact: Barack Obama has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars paying lawyers to prevent access to his full birth certificate and any other records that might have a bearing on the question of his citizenship status.
Given this fact, let's for a moment ignore the Obama faction's mobocratic tactics, and apply some common sense logic.
Either Obama has a reason for his behavior, or he doesn't.
If he doesn't, the behavior is irrational. Irrational behavior is generally not taken as conclusive evidence of sanity.
If Obama's behavior is rational, then it's logical to conclude that he wishes to keep from public view something contained in his full birth certificate, or other records that may reflect its content. Some fact not otherwise known is being hidden from the public. It may have a bearing on the issue of his Constitutional eligibility to serve as President, or it may not. In either case, he is so concerned about its possible public impact that he would rather damage the perceived authority of the Constitution (a direct violation of his sworn duty as a public official of the United States) than let it be known. It's hard to imagine anything contained in a birth certificate that would be matter for such personal embarrassment as to justify this dereliction of public duty. No sane person, and I think especially no right thinking American, would hold an infant responsible for the sins or views of his parents. But perhaps merely avoiding personal embarrassment is not the reason for his efforts to conceal.
Assuming that Obama knows the contents of his full birth certificate, he would also know whether or not they contradict public statements he has made, or that his campaign made use of, about his background. In that case, the issue is not about the views or sins of his parents, but about his own less than candid behavior. Has he lied to the public about himself? Has he fabricated elements of his background in order to garner sympathy and support? Do these lies have a bearing on the Constitutional issue? Whether they do or not, sustained, conscious and orchestrated deception must have a definite bearing on the public's appraisal of his character, his trustworthiness and therefore his suitability for the nation's highest office of trust. If the election campaign he conducted was based on fictions and lies, was the outcome a valid reflection of the public's will, or a manipulated result achieved by dint of fraud and deceit?
Though it's generally considered bad form to explain a joke, I'll take the risk of offering a reflection on Vice-President Biden's telling joke about the birth certificate issue at the Gridiron dinner last weekend. "You know, I never realized just how much power Dick Cheny had until my first day on the job. I walked into my office, and you know how the outgoing president always leaves the incoming president a note in his desk?" he asked rhetorically. "I opened my drawer and Dick Cheney had left me Barack Obama's birth certificate." Now, on the surface this seems to be a joke about Dick Cheney's ability to get what nobody else has access to. Not far from that surface, however, the joke is not about the power Cheney had, but about the power Biden would have if the full birth certificate were in his possession. It's an aging maxim in this information age that 'information is power.' In this case, the information Obama desperately seeks to conceal represents power over him and therefore over the United States of America. Here's the question: Who has that power? Biden may joke about it. I somehow doubt that Obama is laughing. And neither should we.
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Keyes is making more and more sense.
For quite awhile now I have come to believe there is something in the birth certificate he does not want people to see. There is no logical explanation to spend tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees to try to avoid this issue rather than spend the $10 to have it released to the public.
Obama apologists coming to the thread in 3, 2 ...
2000 Republican Primary. Malden MA Ward 2 Pct 2 : Keyes - 1
Who says my vote didn’t count.
Some fact not otherwise known is being hidden from the public. It may have a bearing on the issue of his Constitutional eligibility to serve as President, or it may not. In either case, he is so concerned about its possible public impact that he would rather damage the perceived authority of the Constitution (a direct violation of his sworn duty as a public official of the United States) than let it be known.
It's hard to imagine anything contained in a birth certificate that would be matter for such personal embarrassment as to justify this dereliction of public duty. No sane person, and I think especially no right thinking American, would hold an infant responsible for the sins or views of his parents. But perhaps merely avoiding personal embarrassment is not the reason for his efforts to conceal.
Obama is probably a citizen, just not a "natural born citizen," since his reputed father was not a citizen, nor even a naturalized citizen. BHO, Sr. was merely, one hopes, a "legal resident alien."
I believe what he is hiding is the "Barry Soetoro" story. He may well have registered for college under that name, and claimed foreign status in order to qualify for some sort of benefit. That fraud alone would not wipe away his citizenship, nor would alter his fundamental lack of "Natural born Citizenship" but it sure would be embarrassing and illegal ... perhaps enough to have him disbarred if nothing else.
He even hid that "Barry Soetoro" identity from the Illinois Bar, upon applying for admission. Dr. Orly Taitz is now claiming that both POTUS and his mother have used different SS#s at different times. IF TRUE, we definitely have a whole 'nother problem.
So beyond bringing this up interminably and at boring length, what the Hell are we supposed to do about it? One avenue is to have as many state legislatures as possible pass laws requiring that state electoral boards certify presidential candidates' eligibility status in every regard, prior to giving any candidate the state's electoral votes.
I believe a drive in this direction will bear more fruit than the endless speculation about documentation POTUS DOES NOT HAVE TO PRESENT.
Think about it. If Biden possessed that document, he knows he’d be holding the keys to the oval office. We all know he’s always invisioned himself as the President. If he makes a joke of his true feelings, he can rationalize his words for the molification of his boss, et al. Keyes makes an interesting point here.
One possibility to hiding it would be that after such a great howl of protest would erupt he would then show his birth certificate. It is a normal birth certificate proving that he was born in Hawaii and then he would have the upper hand in not disclosing things in the future because a lot of his critics would be discredited from this.
I like the idea of states just passing laws that say any Presidential candidate would have to supply proof of citizenship in order to have his primary and general election votes certified. Face it, we’d still have Biden and Pelosi as the Pres and VP if Obama would step down. This way, in 4 years he would be forced to display his birth certificate or not run for another term.
That said; Obama has a window to insure his re-seating as President. He came dishonestly to power; and he will be as dihonest in his measures to hold to it.
This issue is one of the reasson’s conservative talking heads on TV and radio have lost some creds with me.
They fail to address this issue in any way.
That would be much, much better
Think this could have held for a few months; but Obama has spent a great deal of money; and taken up valuable 'Court' time here - and continues to.
There is only one logical conclusion. Obama is hiding an untenable truth of his being a legitimate President. It also says a great deal that Obama, who 'knew' such; proceded nonetheless, to what he clearly believes is his 'entitlement'.
“I believe what he is hiding is the “Barry Soetoro” story.”
How could the vault birth certificate “hide” the Soetoro story when that guy didn’t come into the picture until years later?
There’s something on that document that scares him significantly - and other things on the other documents
We already know that like most polititians Obama has twisted the truth and artfully lied in the past. There is a damn good reason for him to hide his BC and other records. It will come out and the sooner the better. Personally I belive the man is a fraud and will be exposed.
You don’t get flak unless you are over the target...
One thing which people are forgetting is the fact that prior to the election genealogists traced the faamily trees and discovered that Dick Cheney was a distant relative of Jr. There is in fact a grain of truth to Cheney perhaps having a copy of Jr’s birth certificate. As a poster upthread suggested, the Soetoro name would be a reason to hide the original, but this can be discounted because a certificate with Soetoro on it would be a re-issued one after his adoption when Ann re-married. Much as we would like to speculate about the reasons he is simply being an SOB by not allowing DOH in HI to release the original publicly.
I like the way you think...
Obama is always laughing - because that’s what people do when they’re nervous and clueless, standing on the stage with blank faces staring back at them.
Obama’s laughing, but the audience isn’t.
There’s definitely something there that UhBamUh wants kept under wraps.
If Obama were legally adopted by Soetoro, then the “original” BC would be sealed and a new “original” Hawaii BC issued with his name as Soetoro.
The Soetoro divorce papers seem to indicate that he was adopted.
That scenario also provides for a legally valid statement from the Hawaii Governor that they have his (newly-revised) original BC on file in accordance with Hawaii DOH (adoption) procedures.
Assuming the governor isn’t a RINO that knows more than she is telling
At this point, if it turns out that he is not a natural born citizen, then we get Joe Biden as Pres and Nancy Pelosi as VP. Kinda scary. What I would really like to see is more state legislatures put bills forth where the candidate would have to provide proof of his natural born citizenship in order to run in the primaries or general elections. Remember, he is running for re-election in 2012. Then he would have to show it or withdraw from the race.
P.S. As I understand adoption law, the original BC is sealed by court order. The newly issued BC becomes the original for all intents and purposes. Sometimes the sealed document cannot be accessed (without a court order) even by the adopted child.
So Obama would be correct in saying that “he” didn’t have his BC sealed.
A court recently ruled that the State of LA must re-issue a BC for an adopted boy to reflect the names of both of his “fathers” - a gay couple who adopted him in NY. So he was adopted in NY, but the State of LA was forced to revise their vital records when they don’t even allow gay couples to adopt.
She may be a RINO, but she made a very calculated, legally accurate statement so as not to perjure herself and not disclose any details that might open the State of Hawaii to a lawsuit. Whether or not the truth ever comes out, she won’t have lied about it with that statement.
Chief - Have you done any research on Hawaii adoption law? Please see my comments in this thread.
If we got Biden as president, he would appoint a vice president... it would not automatically go to Pelosi.. only if biden and obama both were dead would she become president..
“Keyes is making more and more sense.”
This probably the best oped Alan has ever written.
... “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell ...”
I wish Obugme would just fly into an insect zapper...BUZZZ!
And yes, the Left wants nothing more than to lay this 'BC' inconvenience of Law, to rest. Think their only hope - and 'salvation'; is that Obama succeeds as the 'Annointed ONE' and is able to create his own miracle here. . .
Should Obama succeed; then America is in for a long 'winter of discontent'; which is the only climate change, we need to worry about.
Keyes makes sense on alot of issues. Then again, he’s capable of laying an egg as well.
Is Obama Laughing?
He won’t be on April 15th when Larry Sinclair’s book COMES OUT.
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Methinks she’s following along with the lemmings. Her words were obviously carefully chosen.
Obama's quite enough "entertainment." :)
Welcome to my world.
By not discussing something this serious (and it is serious), they are discrediting it.
Because if his stepfather legitimately adopted Obama (as indicated in his mother and Lolo’s divorce by indicating THEY Have a child over 18 years old which how many stepchildren are referenced in a divorce? Not any that I have ever seen) he would have to be NATURALIZED to reobtain his citizenship status. Citizenship, no problem. Natural born? A problem.
Now, if he was adopted, his original birth certificate would have been sealed and new replacement one issued.
THAT’S how it comes into play.
All of them have lost some creds with me over this issue.
They are becoming the main stream republican media, MSRM.
Wrong issue. A minor cannot be stripped of American Citizenship by a foreign adoption. I believe that has been established by case law.
IMHO, there are 2 issues:
(1) If were born in the US, he would be a citizen, but not "Natural Born," because BHO, Sr. was not a US citizen. In fact, Jr. might have a "Dual Citizenship" claim. Still not "Natural Born."
(2) If BHO, Jr. was born outside of the US, the whole issue becomes complicated indeed. However, he still might legally claim dual citizenship. Still, no cigar on the "Natural Born" issue.
Unfortunately, the guys who wrote the US Constitution were unfamiliar with the term "CHUTZPAH," and although they wrote a fairly clear direction, they neglected to include any mechanism for insuring that it was followed.
N"Natural Born" means, IMO, born to two American Citizens. It has been established that the birth of a "Natural Born" American citizen can occur outside of the country. The operating principle is "Two American Citizens," inside the country or out.
Actually I think the term natural born that was used at the time of Obama’s birth is at least one parent be an American and that parent has to be at least 18 (I believe his mom was 17). But the question is whether he was born in Hawaii or not. If he was, then the one American parent’s age does not come into play. If born outside the U.S. then the parent’s age comes into play. That is why they want to find out if he was born outside the U.S. or not.
There should have never been any question about McCain (though some in the press raised it) because he was born to two American parents and the Panama canal zone at the time he was born was American property.
I hope we get some resolution on this weirdness before the 12th Imam comes up from the Well.
I’m with ya’ Semper Fi.