Wednesday, November 26, 2008

NBC Discovers Obama May Not be US Citizen

Finally, some in the Main Stream Media are showing some interest in the Obama birth/citizenship story. Granted, it's mostly to say what poor losers Republicans are while ignoring the behavior of Democrats over the last eight years with GW Bush as President.

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From NBC’s Pete Williams

When the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court meet on Dec. 5th, in their regular private conference to decide which cases to hear, two lawsuits that have captivated a segment of the blogosphere will be up for discussion.

Both urge the court to consider claims that President-elect Obama is not qualified to be president, because he is not a natural-born American citizen.

Persistent concerns about the qualifications of both major party candidates rank among the oddest aspects of 2008's historic campaign.

Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen" is eligible to be president.

Pennsylvania lawyer Philip Berg claims that the circumstances of Obama's birth are vague and that he may have been born in Kenya. Obama's mother, Berg asserts, later flew to Hawaii to register the birth.

Leo Donofrio, a New Jersey lawyer, contends that election officials in his state failed to ensure that only legally qualified candidates were placed on the ballot. Obama may have been born in the United States, Donofrio argues, but "natural born" status depends on both parents being American citizens. Obama's father was Kenyan.

The justices are unlikely to take up these cases for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the invitation to overturn the results of an election in which more than 66 million Americans voted for Obama. An equally high hurdle is the issue of whether Berg or Donofrio have the legal right to sue claiming a violation of the Constitution.

The Obama campaign had hoped to end the controversy last spring by releasing his actual Hawaii birth certificate. But that prompted further questions about its authenticity, which were compounded when state authorities in Hawaii said they could not vouch for it, because they were constrained by the privacy laws.

Then, on Oct. 31st, the director of Hawaii's Department of Health issued a statement, proclaiming that he had personally seen and verified that the state has "Sen. Obama's original birth certificate on record," which shows that he was born there.
America's Right tells about the Christian Science Monitor taking an interest.

Barack Obama has one election still to win before he moves into the White House, and by all accounts he’s a shoo-in. The Electoral College – that curious body created by the Founders to put one extra check on the popular vote – meets Dec. 15 to elect the president.

But across the US, a small band of Americans convinced that Mr. Obama is not a natural-born citizen, as the Constitution requires of presidents, are lobbying Democratic electors to take one last look at the notion that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii.

The idea that Democratic electors would deny Obama the presidency strains the bounds of credulity. But the lobbying campaign points to the endurance of conspiracy theories pertaining to US presidents – and revives longstanding questions about the Electoral College itself.

“This does point out the frailty of the Electoral College system,” says Michael Mezey, an expert on the election process at DePaul University in Chicago. “The fact that in most states electors could make the decision to vote for somebody else … is a real vulnerability in the process. [Many Americans], in fact, tend to be amazed that these electors are real people.”

Here in North Carolina, the secretary of state’s office has fielded about 50 requests for names and contact numbers of electors – all public information. The last time so many people sought to contact electors was in 2000, amid a bid to urge electors to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore, who had won the popular vote.

“Most of the world thinks this is settled except for a few conspiracy theorists,” says North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. “In the 2000 election … Republican electors felt under siege, and I expect the Democrat electors may end up feeling the same way [this time].”

Wayne Abraham, a Democratic elector in Greensboro, N.C., says he’s received three letters – two signed, one not – and one phone call about Obama’s citizenship.

“I was surprised, but I’m not worried about it,” he says, dryly. “As I said to the lady on the phone, I figured that the Bush administration had ample opportunity to investigate Senator Obama, and if they had discovered he was not truly a citizen they … would have let us know.”
What's fascinating to me in all of this is that the other side assert their certitude based on the honesty and thoroughness of George Bush and his cronies. They claim that if Obama was not a citizen, then most certainly the Bush Administration would have discovered the truth by now. Never mind that those same Liberal Democrats claim Bush couldn't find WMD or al-Qaida in Iraq. Why the sudden trust in the veracity of GW Bush?

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Ted said...

Best explanation (following 2 you tube videos) I've seen for the total media blackout of what is the single greatest news event and domestic threat -- let's call it OBAMAGATE -- since the outbreak of the American Civil War and for the sincere prayers of the American people that the United States Supreme Court -- let's call it OUR LAST HOPE -- now to have the courage to save our great nation as we have come to know it:

Indigo Red said...

Thanks for the videos, Ted. Rev Manning says some important things about Blacks thoughout our history and the White condescention toward Blacks currently. He is a rare bird of stature in the Black or White ommunity to say outright the Obama is an illegal alien and should be rejected.

dcat said...

Will they do something or simply say well his mom was American.

keeping fingers toes and my hairs crossed!

Indigo Red said...

The first comment in this post is an advertisement - spam, if you will. I was about to delete it when I realized it provided important data I might use later.

It's now later.

Whatever NBC does or doesn't say aboout Obama's birth and citiznship. They have informed "estimated 112 million households, or 98.6% of the country." I daresay that's more people than read Indigo Red and Razor combined. That's alot of people who were not thinking and talking about the subject last week. Among those are people who didn't even know there was a question at all. NBC, forall their Obama cheerleading, has just let the cat out of the bag and The One is now being asked by reporters at his press conferences about his US status.

As we all said many months ago, and Obama will begin saying soon, with friends like NBC, who needs enemies?

Mike's America said...

It's a non starter as an issue and it's far too late to raise it.

Yet, what would happen if Obama is inaugurated and it later comes out he does not meet the constitutional qualification?

My guess: nothing.

These kinds of things (like the Constitution) are only enforced when Republicans are in office.

Indigo Red said...

Well, Mike, if Obama is inaugerated and then shown to be illegitimate, then he would automatically not be President. All that went before would be null and void.

Neither would Joe Biden be Vice-President as the Obama ticket is voided. By Constitutional law, the office would go to the candidate with the second largest number of votes - John McCain. And this would happen even after years of Obama as a usurper.

And, no, these things (like the Constitution) are not only enforced when Republicans are in office as they too have proved themselves untrustworthy on many occassions. The Constitution is enforced only when Americans are in office no matter the party stripe. And the sooner Americans step up, the sooner we will have our country back.

Anonymous said...

Hell hath no fury like an ethnic group scorned. Can you imagine the uproar that wuld envelop our country? Don

Indigo Red said...

And there's the rub, Don. The fear of possible violence and civil war is so great that, as I've said before, we may have to suck it up, get on with life , and devise ways to prevent this from happening again.

Oh, and the government wouold have to keep very quiet for four years about the illegitamcy of the current POTUS-elect as that would not be conducive to civil harmony.