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Suggesting eligibility proof gets congressman scorned

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    A new member of Congress arrived in Washington to a flood of questions from his constituency about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president: Was he really born in the United States, and was he qualified under the Constitution's requirement that the office be occupied only by a "natural born" citizen?

    So U.S. Rep. Bill Posey did what most congressmen would do regarding a subject of grave concern to their voters: He proposed a bill that would require future presidential candidates to document their eligibility. And that has earned him scorn and ridicule.

    "What you should do is stop embarrassing yourself and take the Reynolds Wrap off your head," MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann suggested to Posey.

    U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, has gone so far as to suggest that Posey's judgment is skewed.

    "It's one thing to try to be responsive to your constituents, no matter how marginal," Abercrombie told the St. Petersburg Times. "I understand that. But to take it to the point of putting it into a bill -- you open yourself up, then, to having your judgment questioned."

    Abercrombie said legislation generally is to "address common issues or concerns."

    "The citizenship of someone who has reached the point of running for president of the United States is not really an issue," Abercrombie said.

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    So what does this say about the vetting process?
     
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    More proof of Democrat's scorn for the Constitution.
     
  3. OldRegular

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    Before the election I ask my Congressional delegation if the FBI had vetted O'bama rex. Someone called me from one of the offices and assured me he had. I don't know how well!
     
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    There is no evidence the FBI checked his citizenship at all.

    They would be primarily concerned with security issues.

    If Bill Clinton is any example, even some criminal issues would escape their scrutiny.
     
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    So we really don't know who or what we have in the Oval Office.
     
  6. Revmitchell

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    Sure we do. We have a lying, racist, marxist. Pretty clear huh.
     
  7. Palatka51

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    And it keeps on getting clearer and clearer.
     
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    Rev, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think.:thumbsup:

    By the way, I agree.:wavey:
     
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    As the Vichy Police Chief in the movie Casablanca said as he collected his winnings: " I'm Shocked, Shocked to find gambling going on here" [Rick's].
     
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