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GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on
www.wnd.com ^ | 04/30/2012 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 04/30/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT by rxsid

"GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on
Fears investigation would be 'biggest constitutional crisis since Civil War'
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When it came to investigating Obama’s eligibility, however, Adams – who is now running for the U.S. House – said he feared Congress standing up to the chief executive would trigger “a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.”

Further, Adams questioned whether an investigation by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio – determining probable cause to suspect the White House presented forged documents as “proof” of Obama’s eligibility – lends “credibility” to the case.

In a video shot by Ballantyne, author of “Oh Really, O’Reilly!” and cameraman Gabe Zolna, Adams affirmed his oath of office to defend the Constitution, but worried that investigating Obama’s potential violation of that Constitution would create tremendous “fallout” among the American people.

“First off, I do think it’s entirely appropriate that every candidate for office be able to prove their eligibility,” Adams said. “But … can you imagine the constitutional crisis that would ensue?”

He continued, “Because of how big that would be, I simply do not believe that an investigation by a volunteer posse of the sheriff gives enough credibility to this issue to really push this issue.”

Instead, Adams insisted Congress shouldn’t act until the question of Obama’s eligibility had “worked its way through the legal process.” ..."

 

Full article & the 10 minute video (worth the watch): http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/gop-lawmaker-eligibility-too-scary-to-take-on/

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; eligibility; naturalborncitizen; obama
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It's important that all candidates prove they are eligible....EXCEPT for Obama.
1 posted on 04/30/2012 2:30:38 PM PDT by rxsid
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To: rxsid; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
Ping!

"GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on"

2 posted on 04/30/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

So we’re not supposed to approach this subject because the consequences of doing so are huge? Well the consequences of not doing so are even huger!


3 posted on 04/30/2012 2:38:13 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: rxsid

This is also why the GOP has no intent to win the White House this time around.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 2:38:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Ayup


5 posted on 04/30/2012 2:39:32 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: rxsid

Let me get this straight - IF we ran Arnold Schwarzenegger the press and government would be too scared to check him out? Gimme a break. They’d find their backbones in a New York Minutes if the guy was Republican.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 2:41:03 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Zimmered": To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. freeper GrandJediMasterYoda)
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To: rxsid

He’s not the boogie man, He’s just a skinny half white, big eared clown.

Whats the big deal ? If they can’t do the job the other half of America put them there to do they should step down.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 2:41:51 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: rxsid

A perfect example of why the Republican Party is where it is today.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 2:43:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
This gentleman can be described in one word;

......COWARD

9 posted on 04/30/2012 2:48:02 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: rxsid

This RINO is acting stupidly.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rxsid

“I can’t challenge Obama’s Constitutional eligibility because it would cause a Constitutional crisis....? “


11 posted on 04/30/2012 2:51:32 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: rxsid

“First off, I do think it’s entirely appropriate that every candidate for office be able to prove their eligibility,” Adams said. “But … can you imagine the constitutional crisis that would ensue?”

Sure -- it's easy to imagine. What I can't imagine is how so many "cowardly lions" managed to win elections and quake at the knees before Oz.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: maine yankee

My first thought, exactly. COWARD.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: rxsid; All

Understand what these people are being told, folks.

ANYONE who has dared to question, has been marginalized and destroyed by the Obama sycophant media, labeled as CRAZY! and NUTZ!!, and laughed at one Prime Time TV. SNL does skits about them, and the Daily Show calls them ‘INSANE!’.

There at least a dozen examples of this, that they can already look to.

In politics, like it or not, you fight the battles you can win, especially with a largely gay-run enemy media against you. All pols are, first and foremost, concerned with their own careers, first.

The Republicans in DC are damned by:

A) The inability to counter this kind of propaganda. Not because they don’t want to, but because the sycophantic media won’t cover it.

As we have all learned (Fast and Furious, gate after gate), it’s NOT a scandal, if the Big Media decides not to cover it. That’s the media-centric world we live in today, folks.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 2:56:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: rxsid

"Ooooooh, scary, kids!"

15 posted on 04/30/2012 2:57:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rxsid

You gotta be kidding me. These morons in Congress are too chicken sh*t to stand up for the Constitution?!?

“Ooooo it’s toooooo scarrrrry - I might wet my pants!”

Effing cowards, all of them. I’d better not hear even one of them comparing themselves to our Founding Fathers.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 2:58:53 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: rxsid
This conspiracy runs deep. Think about how many people would be found to have committed a whole host of federal crimes from perjury to forgery and conspiracy to commit the same.

To ensure Obozo made it to the goal and remained there would have to have taken scores of individuals.

All these folks are facing prison time....this is why the establishment is stonewalling the way that they are.

17 posted on 04/30/2012 2:59:44 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: rxsid

Well Adams theres going to be a “Constitutional crisis” sometime...

and if youre not man enough to take part then youre not man enought to be in Congress...

Dont run if youre scared...

stay home where its safe...


18 posted on 04/30/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: so_real

“But … can you imagine the constitutional crisis that would ensue?”

We are already in one, because of this, and F&F, and on and on.....


19 posted on 04/30/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: GOPJ

Let me get this straight - IF we ran Arnold Schwarzenegger the press and government would be too scared to check him out? Gimme a break. They’d find their backbones in a New York Minutes if the guy was Republican.


Bobby Jindal would be a case in point.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA)...before there is no America!)
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To: rxsid

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Do YOU fear Obama?
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12999

Every member of the Supreme Court, every member of congress, every member of the Joint Chiefs, most members of the DOD, CIA, FBI, Secret Service and state run media, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, MSNBC, Fox and print news, knows that Barack Hussein Obama does NOT meet Article II – Section I constitutional requirements for the office he holds. By his own biography, there is NO way he can pass the test. The hard evidence is so far beyond overwhelming, it is ridiculous.
(snip)
But not ONE member of America’s most powerful people will dare confront Obama and his anti-American cabal on the subject. The Constitution does NOT stand.
(snip)
Half of the people you expect to stop this insanity are quiet co-conspirators in the silent coup. The other half is paralyzed by fear, motivated only by political self-preservation.
(Snip)
Americans keep asking what they can do because they see that none of their leaders are doing anything to stop the demise of their beloved country. It’s the right question, because those leaders are NOT going to stop this thing.
(Snip)
WHO WILL SAVE FREEDOM?
A brave few… This is how it was in the beginning, how it has always been and how it will be.
(Snip)
DR. ORLY TAITZ, Phil Berg and Gary Kreep, ALL OF WHOM HAVE MADE DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE A PERSONAL AMBITION, IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY CONSTITUTION LEADERSHIP.
A PRECIOUS FEW, BUT THEY EXIST… and the walls are indeed closing in on Obama and his evil cabal. IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FAIL TO GET BEHIND THESE BRAVE FEW WHO ARE SEEKING PEACEFUL REDRESS, ALL THE PEACEFUL OPTIONS WILL EVAPORATE AS IF THEY NEVER EXISTED. WE WILL RETURN TO A PRE-1776 AMERICA OVERNIGHT..

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21 posted on 04/30/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rxsid
We have a group charged with upholding the Constitution and they consider keeping their oath of office a threat to the continuance of the Constitution? Doesn't their failure to honor their oath and keep the Constitution constitute the very destruction they claim they want to avert?

We are watching the requirements for president become yet another dead letter.

22 posted on 04/30/2012 3:11:07 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: so_real

‘What I can’t imagine is how so many “cowardly lions” managed to win elections and quake at the knees before Oz.’

Man, that phrase is poetic. I might have to steal it one day!

Rinos chose the blue pill, Conservatives chose the red...We see the machine is the monster, and the America we remember is dead...No popularity contests, but a lifelong war we will endure... GENTLEMEN. Our Kings are Corrupt. So then, let Our Revolution be Pure. :^)


23 posted on 04/30/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: tcrlaf
All pols are, first and foremost, concerned with their own careers, first.

Yes, they used to be called "public servants", not "career politicians".

24 posted on 04/30/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
The real difference? They know we respect the law - they kmow Democrats don't... If dems decide to steal this election, will our side be able to stand up to them?
25 posted on 04/30/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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To: patriot08

Maybe Orly Taitz should run for president. If someone challenges her eligibility, she’d have a case.


26 posted on 04/30/2012 3:20:46 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: FortWorthPatriot

I asked my (R) Congressman here in the DFW area straight out why he did not speak up about ANY controversial subjects. He told me that he has learned not to say anything that might get misconstrued by the media. I walked away muttering, “Coward!” Even though he is my neighbor and a nice man, I would rather vote for a representative of the people, not someone who only tries to protect themselves. I want to scream, “Think outside the box!”


27 posted on 04/30/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: maine yankee
When it came to investigating Obama’s eligibility, however, Adams – who is now running for the U.S. House – said he feared Congress standing up to the chief executive would trigger “a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.”

This chicken sh!t says this like it's a bad thing!

28 posted on 04/30/2012 3:26:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: dfwgator
A perfect example of why the Republican Party is where it is today.

AMEN to that!The cowardice is astounding. I swear, I'm just about as disgusted with most of the Republican party as I am with the big Zero himself.

29 posted on 04/30/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: rxsid
I'm not 100% certain about this case.Lying about eligibility is something that Osama *and* the Rat Party are *absolutely* capable of lying about and covering up if necessary.But I think Adams is right about one thing...if push comes to shove this thing would be *so* explosive as to rock this country to its core.If fact I'd wager everything I have that regardless of how much evidence of his ineligibility is presented to the public,the courts or Congress he will not be removed from office before the end of whatever term he's in when the evidence is presented.

Tragic as that is I firmly believe it to be the case.Why? Put very briefly...scorched earth campaign.A campaign that would make Billy Bob Blythe's anti impeachment campaign look like a Sunday afternoon picnic by comparison.

30 posted on 04/30/2012 3:30:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: patriot08

Thanks for the CFP article. Had not seen that.


31 posted on 04/30/2012 3:35:59 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: rxsid

a major part the crisis is also the fact that none of the “controlling authorities” ARE not willing to do their sworn to duties and take on the issue!


32 posted on 04/30/2012 3:42:24 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: rxsid

a major part the crisis is also the fact that none of the “controlling authorities” ARE not willing to do their sworn to duties and take on the issue!


33 posted on 04/30/2012 3:42:48 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: rxsid

a major part the crisis is also the fact that none of the “controlling authorities” ARE not willing to do their sworn to duties and take on the issue!


34 posted on 04/30/2012 3:42:57 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Bobby Jindal would be a case in point.

Or, more likely, Marco Rubio. My recollection is that his parents had not obtained citizenship when he was born in the US. Is he NBC? Obama would be, because his fake BC, which everyone is afraid to question, shows he is NBC (nat. born citizen).

35 posted on 04/30/2012 3:43:32 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: GOPJ

“IF we ran Arnold Schwarzenegger”

Like Jackie Gleason said in Smokey and the Bandit “I’m going to go home and smack your mother” for even suggesting such a thing! That A$$hole was a miserable failure and should not be allowed near public office anywhere again! Besides, he’s probably too busy impregnating another maid. California today suffers greatly from his “administration.” We should have stayed with a known criminal like Gray Davis.


36 posted on 04/30/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: GOPJ

“IF we ran Arnold Schwarzenegger”

Like Jackie Gleason said in Smokey and the Bandit “I’m going to go home and smack your mother” for even suggesting such a thing! That A$$hole was a miserable failure and should not be allowed near public office anywhere again! Besides, he’s probably too busy impregnating another maid. California today suffers greatly from his “administration.” We should have stayed with a known criminal like Gray Davis.


37 posted on 04/30/2012 3:46:08 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: GOPJ

“IF we ran Arnold Schwarzenegger”

Like Jackie Gleason said in Smokey and the Bandit “I’m going to go home and smack your mother” for even suggesting such a thing! That A$$hole was a miserable failure and should not be allowed near public office anywhere again! Besides, he’s probably too busy impregnating another maid. California today suffers greatly from his “administration.” We should have stayed with a known criminal like Gray Davis.


38 posted on 04/30/2012 3:46:45 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: GOPJ

All of these eligibility Qs were raised and investigated WAY before zero was inaugurated.

THEY chose the ‘constitutional crisis’ they fear out of DERELICTION OF DUTY.


39 posted on 04/30/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: reefdiver

who eats dogs...the barking type and otherwise!


40 posted on 04/30/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: txhurl
"All of these eligibility Qs were raised and investigated WAY before zero was inaugurated.

THEY chose the ‘constitutional crisis’ they fear out of DERELICTION OF DUTY."

That's right. In fact, some questions (i.e. his place of birth) were questioned before he was even nominated...let alone elected.

41 posted on 04/30/2012 3:50:24 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

Hannity said on his TV show last month that many people told him “his career would be over” if he pursued the vetting of Obama over things like William Ayers and Reverend Wright. I imagine this is the kind of pressure that comes down on all types of Republican politicians and media people, and very few have either the power or courage to move forward anyway. We know Allen West is being redistricted out of existence in FL because he’s gone off-script too many times.


42 posted on 04/30/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

bring it on ‘cause “we the people” have nothing to fear with a “scorch the earth”...actually let’s scorch the earth a be done with all the bums who fear it!


43 posted on 04/30/2012 3:57:13 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

bring it on ‘cause “we the people” have nothing to fear with a “scorch the earth”...actually let’s scorch the earth and be done with all the bums who fear it!


44 posted on 04/30/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: servantboy777; rxsid
"To ensure Obozo made it to the goal and remained there would have to have taken scores thousands of individuals."

When all of the people (media, highest military, congress, the judiciary, intelligence services and on and on) who could do something about it but don't are included, the figure is much, much higher than "scores" involved, either actively or passively.

Face it. Nobody wants to be responsible for "pulling down" America's Historic First Black PresidentTM with all of the implications involved in such. The people we're up against know this, and use it to full advantage.

Thanks for the Ping, rxsid.

45 posted on 04/30/2012 4:04:40 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"But I think Adams is right about one thing...if push comes to shove this thing would be *so* explosive as to rock this country to its core.If fact I'd wager everything I have that regardless of how much evidence of his ineligibility is presented to the public,the courts or Congress he will not be removed from office before the end of whatever term he's in when the evidence is presented."

Therefore, whenever there is an issue too big and too scary (as deemed by the media and politicians), the truth shouldn't be pursued by anyone? We should all just roll over?

It looks like Romney will, unfortunately, be the GOP nominee. Many conservatives will not come out and vote for him...or will come out to vote but only vote on local/state issues and simply write someone else in.

Romney will loose in November.

Then what? Are "we" to accept Obama yet again as being eligible? Or will this can be kicked off the side of the road so that the "natural born Citizen" requirement is effectively removed from the Constitution by popular vote?

This is yet another example of how our Constitution gets eroded over time.

It continues to amaze me that many people believe AII,S1,C5 is not worth fighting for. If enough people in a position of power to do something were to come out together, individually they would be less likely a target.

46 posted on 04/30/2012 4:06:23 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Marathoner

47 posted on 04/30/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: rxsid

“a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.”

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Are we to conclude that the GOP is of the opinion that the destruction of the country is of lesser importance than a constitutional crisis?

Typical spineless GOP mindset.


48 posted on 04/30/2012 4:18:12 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: IM2MAD

This is an interesting suggestion. There just might be some political group that would sponsor Taitz. However. she hasn’t hid her Russian roots and it would only take a superficial birth check to disqualify her whereas the cause for a more critical look at Obama’s roots might be side railed. However. something like this might add some fuel to the fire about Obama’s eligibility.


49 posted on 04/30/2012 4:20:57 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: rxsid

What a nasty little neutered pantswetting sissie. We’re IN a constitutional crisis. WOULD BE?

Almost all Rs make me want to projectile vomit.


50 posted on 04/30/2012 4:30:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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