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Eric Cantor: Obama is a citizen
Salon ^ | 1/23/11 | staff

Posted on 01/23/2011 11:13:48 AM PST by pissant

The new Republican House majority leader says he doesn't think questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship should play a role in the discussion of policy matters.

Two years into the Obama administration, so-called birthers continue to argue that Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and that he hasn't proved he's constitutionally qualified to be president. Birth records in Hawaii haven't dissuaded them.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; birthcertificate; cantor; certifigate; congress; duplicate; hawai; larrysinclairslover; naturalborncitizen; obama; palin; tinfoilhat
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Uh, Eric, we all figure he's a "citizen". Get it straight.
1 posted on 01/23/2011 11:13:51 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Hey Cantor, stop selling out!

Are there any Republicans in Congress that AREN’T RINOS?


2 posted on 01/23/2011 11:15:43 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: pissant
Not all citizens—not even all citizens who have attained the age of 35 years—are Constitutionally eligible to be President. The set of "Natural Born Citizens" is a proper subset of the set of all citizens.
3 posted on 01/23/2011 11:16:20 AM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: pissant

Cantor is a RINO.


4 posted on 01/23/2011 11:16:43 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: pissant

Ruh Roh....... Legs are growing more and more.


5 posted on 01/23/2011 11:16:54 AM PST by blackdog
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To: pissant

‘Citizen’ is not the question. He darn well knows that but figures he can diffuse the question with such obvious obfuscation.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 11:17:38 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: pissant
Translation.........

"STFU, on the unqualified president about to give the SOTU speech. Do you have any idea what a total clusterf&^#$ we would have to sort out if you guys keep this $hit up?"

7 posted on 01/23/2011 11:19:35 AM PST by blackdog
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To: pissant

WTH?

What *is* it, which has this mind-numbing hold over supposed conservatives about Obama?

Are they scared?

Have they been threatened?

What is it?


8 posted on 01/23/2011 11:19:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy was Right.)
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To: Frantzie
Eric Cantor: Obama is a citizen

So is George Soros, but that doesn't mean he can be president.
9 posted on 01/23/2011 11:19:52 AM PST by aruanan
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To: pissant
Cantor always has been a whiny dolt.
10 posted on 01/23/2011 11:20:31 AM PST by dforest
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To: pissant

Eric is a fool.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 11:21:32 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: pissant
But he's not a natural born citizen, Eric, and you know it.

It's why this ain't ever going away.

12 posted on 01/23/2011 11:21:53 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: pissant

Actually, I’m not even convinced he is a citizen. When he went to Asia, he was supposed to renounce his U. S. citizenship so he could attend school there. I’ve read reports that foreign national’s were not allowed to attend schools there.

If that’s true, did he adopt citizenship in Asia and forsake citizenship here?

If so, did he re-establish citizenship here?

I don’t hang my hat on this being true, but it is a legitimate issue to be researched and laid to rest.

There is something up with this guy. He doesn’t think like a U. S. Citizen. He humiliates the U. S. at every opportunity. I’d like to know why? Why is it so easy for this guy to trash the U. S. and bow on behalf of the nation to other world leaders?

He may be a citizen. I may even be a natural born citizen. In his heart, he IS NOT. In his heart he is a citizen of the world, or at the very least some other sector of the world other than the United States.

Let the guy go rule somewhere he does love. Spare us.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 11:22:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: pissant

I’m sorta watching him on Meet The Press. Almost seems like watching a porn movie.

Just spit it out Ewic.


14 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:11 AM PST by bigheadfred (As a rapturous voice escapes I will tremble a prayer and I'll ask for forgiveness)
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To: All

Schwartzene...whatever is also a citizen, but he knows he cannot run for president! Isn’t that scary that a member of congress, a high level one doesn’t know the difference between a citizen and a natural born??? Scary and outrageous! I am a citizen - I was born in France from 2 french citizen. I surely cannot run for president. Darn! Anyone to send 10.000 emails to Cantor to teach him a Constitution lesson???


15 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:14 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m not convinced he’s a citizen either. But I’ll give him that BOTD. Since has no bearing on his qualifications for POTUS


16 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:35 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: DoughtyOne

Correction...

He may be a citizen. He may even be a natural born citizen...

I am definitely a natural born citizen, but I’m not supplying my long form to prove it. ;^)


17 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:48 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“what is it that has this mind-numbing hold?”

Race, race-baiters and an aggressively hostile media.

We need a candidate who’s man enough-—man or woman, white, black, red, brown or yellow-—to meet this race libel head-on and squash it flat.


18 posted on 01/23/2011 11:26:11 AM PST by dblup
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To: pissant

I agree. I will say though, as an anti-illegal immigrant individual, his deportation would be required if he were found not to be a citizen. Just sayin’... LOL


19 posted on 01/23/2011 11:26:36 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: pissant

BTW: vested interest in the ‘dream act’ perhaps


20 posted on 01/23/2011 11:27:24 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Cantor should say:

“I have no idea what the story is, but for $15he should release his records to put this to rest, next question?”


21 posted on 01/23/2011 11:28:04 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: pissant

Why oh why can’t these politicians get the story right. If he can’t prove his citizenship, then he’s hiding something, and if he’s hiding something, what is it?


22 posted on 01/23/2011 11:28:36 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: DoughtyOne

I hope the Republican congresscritters let this one slide.
Lay low on the “birther” deal. Come 2012 primary season, one of husseins democrat competitors can use it and make him put up or shut up.


23 posted on 01/23/2011 11:29:40 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: whitedog57
Cantor's a mole and an agent for Israel. His allegiance is first and formost to Israel, so any statement, or policy stance must be viewed in that light.

Do I think he's selling the USA out? No, I have no direct evidence of treason, or duplicity. I just think he acts to support what Israel desires. Until recently US and Israeli foreign policy were one. Today, that assumption is clouded by politics.

I wonder if Jerusalem and official DC have grown tired of wrangling and have made piece? Why else would Cantor make a statement of support for Hussein?

24 posted on 01/23/2011 11:30:09 AM PST by STD (** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We bring a confiscated Gun”)
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To: pissant

Cringing Negativism Network: Eric Cantor is not leadership material.


25 posted on 01/23/2011 11:30:55 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy was Right.)
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To: pissant

...of Kenya


26 posted on 01/23/2011 11:31:15 AM PST by relictele
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Is it possible that Cantor doesn't know the Constitution requires the president to be a natural-born citizen -- not just a "citizen"? Or is it because, like many others (unfortunately) on the Right, it's just too painful / inconvenient / impractical (name your excuse) to deal with it?

I can't come up with another reason for a Republican leader to try to bury this important Constitutional question ... can you?

27 posted on 01/23/2011 11:33:20 AM PST by glennaro
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To: pissant

28 posted on 01/23/2011 11:34:13 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: DoughtyOne
Actually, I’m not even convinced he is a citizen. When he went to Asia, he was supposed to renounce his U. S. citizenship so he could attend school there.

You are getting warmer . . .

29 posted on 01/23/2011 11:35:09 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!)
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To: Frantzie

I don’t think Cantor is a RINO, but I do disagree with him on this. Obama is a Kenyan born Muslim. For that, and a thousand other reasons, he is not qualified to be president.


30 posted on 01/23/2011 11:36:09 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: GlockThe Vote

Exactly right!


31 posted on 01/23/2011 11:36:48 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: pissant

There is no doubt he’s not a citizen...the question is “IS HE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 11:37:05 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"Are they scared? Have they been threatened?".. TIME TO SEND SOEMONE IN THERE WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO SPEAK OUT....
33 posted on 01/23/2011 11:37:17 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: indylindy

Amen....I can’t stand his voice.....and he’s like a willow in the wind.


34 posted on 01/23/2011 11:38:11 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: shelterguy

Fine if you actually think the Democrat party isn’t a criminal conspiracy. ;^)


35 posted on 01/23/2011 11:38:22 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

;^)


36 posted on 01/23/2011 11:39:03 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Ann Archy

He is an awful spokesman. Only the establishment could listen to him and not see it. His talk is always a weak whine.

ugh


37 posted on 01/23/2011 11:40:37 AM PST by dforest
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To: pissant

I thought Cantor was supposed to be a smart guy.

http://www.brainyquote.com/words/ci/citizen144364.html
One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 11:40:46 AM PST by tumblindice (I see, I see..now I see November, 2012 from my front porch!)
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To: American Dream 246

Anyone to send 10.000 emails to Cantor to teach him a Constitution lesson???


Wasn’t he listening during the reading of the Constitution??? It wasn’t like there was a lull in the chamber around the time they got to the reading of the qualifications to hold office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfALJYOLp5s&feature=player_embedded#!


39 posted on 01/23/2011 11:42:28 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: pissant

I have not actually seen any evidence he is a citizen.


40 posted on 01/23/2011 11:50:40 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: pissant

Cantor, All we are asking is that obi proves it. Stop drinking the kool-aide and do your job...theres an idea.To go into the Military I had to show proof that I was a US Citizen, to get my job, I had to prove I was a US Citizen. The Constitution makes it clear that you must be a Natural born US citizen to be President, so make him show the proof!


41 posted on 01/23/2011 11:51:41 AM PST by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Wasn’t he listening during the reading of the Constitution???

Exactly! I almost said it but hit send too fast...thanks for the reminder :-)
42 posted on 01/23/2011 11:52:09 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I think you are right if (and one must concede that that is a big "if") he was born abroad he was not a citizen much less a natural born citizen because his mother was not old enough.

My belief on this matter is that there is a plausible scenario by which Obama could have been born abroad and certified as having been born in Hawaii upon the fraudulent application of his mother or grandmother under the laws that existed in the state of Hawaii. In fact, if he were born abroad and was not a citizen that would provide a great motivation in the Dunhams to find a quick and easy way to get a birth certificate and passport without the bother, expense and time delay of applying for citizenship for Barak which might consume some years.

However, it is necessary to say that there is no credible affirmative evidence whatsoever that Obama was born anywhere but in Hawaii and there is affirmative evidence that he was born in Hawaii.

But since the scenario exists, it is not a tinfoil position to question his eligibility for office. Our politicians and our talk show hosts ran from the subject and cowered in the dark because of Obama's race. One must recall that at the time of the campaign it was illegitimate even to use Obama's middle name for fear of being called a racist. So the issue is settled and sealed in concrete and it has become equivalent of being a Truther to even raise the issue.


43 posted on 01/23/2011 11:57:50 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: pissant

Sarah Palin: “It’s a legitimate question”.


44 posted on 01/23/2011 12:00:17 PM PST by exinnj
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To: pissant

Obama is a citizen.....of Kenya!


45 posted on 01/23/2011 12:04:53 PM PST by freebird5850 (It ain't about where he was born, it's about dual citizenship)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m not sure what it is. Probably just that they are afraid of bad press and ridicule, although I think there are some people who may have been threatened. The ones in more critical positions.

In any event, at this point the state-run media is going to get as many people as they can to try to say Constitutionalists on this issue are crazy, fringe people. We just need to expect that at the moment, but use the anger we feel about it to motivate us to action, because right now is the EXACT TIME we can EFFECTIVELY push to resolve this.

It needs to happen at the state level. The states get to decide how they determine who their electors can vote for. This whole mess can finally be resolved if just one state signs into law in time for 2012 a bill like the one I propose at http://butterdezillion.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/final-short-form-eligibility-bill1.pdf

Deadlines for bills to be introduced are FAST approaching so immediate action is critical.

Quite a few states have eligibility bills already introduced, but it would be even better if they could be amended to add the requirement that TRANSACTION LOGS for any required documents also be disclosed, to screen for forgeries or tampering.

We are not going to get anything from Congress, the courts, the media, bureaucrats in Hawaii or any other state, or law enforcement. The one place where we CAN see immediate effective action is with our own state legislatures and governor.

This week everybody will be talking about SOTU. It’s gonna be a totally boring week. A GREAT time to concentrate on rallying our state legislators to pass a much-needed bill. Please spread the news around as much as you can, and ask everyone to ask their state legislators to introduce and pass this bill.

We are much, much more powerful than we think. We just need to focus our power like a laser to the one place that power can bring real results: the state legislatures.


46 posted on 01/23/2011 12:09:06 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: pissant

Eric “the leftist prostitute” Cantor


47 posted on 01/23/2011 12:10:14 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey congress, it's our government and our money, DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: pissant
Right. Nobody disputes he is a "citizen." Cantor, please show me the Amendment that changed Article II, Section 1, Clause 5: "No Person except a natural born Citizen...
48 posted on 01/23/2011 12:11:23 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: pissant

Two questions for Mr. Cantor:

1. Have you seen a certified copy of Mr. Obama’s birth certificate?

2. In case the answer to Question 1 is NO, then how is it possible to consider your comments valid?


49 posted on 01/23/2011 12:11:48 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: pissant

Eric Cantor, towing the propaganda line.... no way now would I ever vote for him for President...


50 posted on 01/23/2011 12:12:06 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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