Skip to comments.The GOP and the Birther Trap
Posted on 04/14/2011 3:57:11 AM PDT by Jim Noble
Thanks to Donald Trumpreal-estate mogul, reality-TV star, and possible candidate for the Republican presidential nominationa fringe conspiracy theory is now front and center in American politics: the claim that President Barack Obama might not be a natural-born American citizen.
By focusing on Mr. Obama's birth certificate, Mr. Trump has garnered a lot of attention and some support. According to the latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, among Republicans he is now tied with Mike Huckabee as the most popular prospective GOP presidential nominee. If responsible Republicans don't speak out immediately against Mr. Trump's gambit, it will do substantial damage both to their party and to American politics...
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Wehner joins Rove and all of the usual suspects in an histrionic wail about all the damage that will follow such questioning, and how "irresponsible" it is.
The fact that all of these people are so afraid is the most convincing evidence that there's something to all of this. WHY ARE THEY SO AFRAID? WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF, EXACTLY? AND WHY ARE "RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS" LEADING THE CHARGE???
The elites against the people. Nothing more, nothing less.
HILLARY CLINTON STARTED THE WHOLE THING SO SHE IS THE LEADING NUT JOB WHY DONT WE HEAR THAT?
“WHY ARE THEY SO AFRAID? WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF, EXACTLY? AND WHY ARE “RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS” LEADING THE CHARGE??”
Because they want to shove Mittens down our throats, IMO.
A couple months ago, some pol-pundit “prophesied” that the GOP nominee would be a “dark horse who came out of nowhere”.
Responsible Republicans need to re-frame it as “why does this man work so hard to hide his past?”
Trump has only said that something fishy is going on in regard to Obama's birth certificate-- and that is undeniable to anyone who is paying attention (even Chris Matthews). Trump has NOT said that Obama was born abroad-- because he, like most of us, simply don't know the truth.
I am like Trump here. I wanted to dismiss the "birthers," but facts are stubborn things. Something is rotten in the State of Hawaii.
Obamas failure to prove his eligibity is what helped Trump when he grabbed the issue and ran with it because other possible candidates ignored it until he started running with it.
The question should not be why is Trump running with it, the question should be why did Boehner and the Republican controlled Congress drop the ball and allow for Trump to pick it up?
You know, we voted in 2010 and we won Congress. Boehner could call for hearings on this just like the democrats ordered hearings on McCains eligibility (for having been born in Panama on a US Military base). I dont think we can blame the American people or Republicans for their doubts that the President of the United States is legit.
There is a way for this to be a non-issue in 2012. And thats to verify Obamas eligibility right now. I mean, thats not asking for much. Its only been 3 years. Why wait? Look! This would not have been an issue and Trump would not be as high in the polls that he is now if:
#1) It were taken care of before Obama became President
#2) It were taken care of once the Republicans gained control of Congress.
#3) Sarah Palin or some other republican had taken the serious issue and run with it.
The longer Boehner takes to bring up this issue, the more dug in Trump gets on this and other issues as a candidate.
My preference would be to solve this issue now, suck the air out of trumps balloon and nominate a conservative to run against Obama or Biden on the other issues.
But this is not a Trump issue. This is a Constitutional issue (even if all records are fine and legit). Obamas failure to prove his eligibility opens doors for people like Arnold. Heck, George Soros could be eligible now. Why? Because the new precedence is American until proven otherwise.
This is a Constitutional issue. And Donald Trump knws that the US Constitution trumps all political ideology. Because without the Constitution nothing else matters.
Well, no doubt (I mean, obviously) - but what are the elites gaining a) from having Obama in the White House and b) from protecting all his bio information?
Barry was adopted by Lolo Soetoro
became an Indonesian citizen
most likely obtained an Indonesian passport
which allowed his travels to Pakistan and beyond.
Possibly entered college in the US as a foreign student.
And I’m pretty sure he was a D student....prove I’m wrong!
I thought O’Reilly vouched for Obama the other night, shouldn’t that put the whole thing to rest? /sarc
They need to point to the case of Roger Calero who was a resident alien on some ballots and not others as a socialist party candidate. The states already have the power to declare candidates ineligible for their ballots. States declare candidates ineligible in literally every election they just don’t do it with the two major parties.
However proving Obama ineligible after taking office is a long way from removing him. I seriously doubt he would be removed before the election. It won’t make any difference to his core voters anyway.
Now maybe this link below and all the stories are wrong but there are a lot of stories that are true and the BIGGEST true story is Obama has yet to prove his eligibilty to be President. Why?
“New analysis of Democrat Party’s official 2008 Certification of Nominations for Obama reveals that reasons for his sudden trip to Hawaii in October, 2008 were to visit more than just his sick grandmother. Hawaiian election laws, media accounts and post-dated documents reveal he may have attended a private hearing with the Hawaiian Chief Elections Officer regarding his disqualification from the Hawaiian ballot due to lack of certified Constitutional eligibility....
I suspect they are "afraid" because if it turns out to be true, then pretty much the whole political establishment will have been shown to be either incompetent of dishonest.
It is incredible to me that no legitimate verification mechanism was not already in existence, or that not even ONE state attorney general, commissioner of elections, etc. has spoken up and/or taken action.
Destroy the rule of law and the Constitution. Change our society from a rule of law to a rule of people.
To most Americans the US Constitution is the mother of all issues. Without that nothing else matters.
That's what all the enthusiasm is about NOT about Trump. But give it time and he will grow on the supporters.
They are going to trot Jeb out and are scared of Trump.