September 11, 2009

Birthers Are Like Cockroaches...

Scientists tell us that roaches will survive World War III and the dropping of nuclear bombs. I figure that 'birthers' are the same way. A century from now when the exploits of President Barack Obama are in our history books there will still be 'birthers' complaining that his administration was an illegal sham because he was born in Kenya ... not America.

As such, I'm no longer surprised when I read stories like this one:


A California judge tentatively scheduled a trial for Jan. 26, 2010, for a case that challenges Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president based on questions over his qualifications under the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

The suit alleges Obama is actually a citizen of Indonesia and “possibly still citizen of Kenya, usurping the
position of the president of the United States of America and the commander-in-chief.”

In the U.S. Justice Department’s motion to dismiss, attorneys didn’t address the concerns directly, but instead focused their efforts on technical procedures, suggesting the matter can’t be decided in court and that the dozens of plaintiffs cannot demonstrate they have been injured by having Obama in the Oval Office.

The suit alleges Obama is actually a citizen of Indonesia and "possibly still citizen of Kenya, usurping the position of the president of the United States of America and the commander-in-chief."




These folks don't seem to want to acknowledge President Obama's birth certificate (see photo). I'm coming to realization that these folks aren't concerned about politics or policy or rebuilding our economy or delivering health care reform ... these folks simply have a personal disdain and dislike for our President. It doesn't matter if he wants to talk with America's students or eliminate our nation's energy dependency ... they will rant, rave and create tea parties against him.

Birthers are like cockroaches...

4 comments:

SjP said...

Even if he was born in Kenya - which he was not - does not the fact that his mother was a US citizen automatically make him a US citizen? Or is this one of those "just-us" rules coming into play...

iriegal said...

My daughter was born in Okinawa, Japan. Her birth certificate states, "American born Aboard." (I think similar to McCain).

Now my daughter left Okinawa when she was 14 months. So does being born on a military base make her less of an American.

This is just a bunch of B.S. because folks can't find anything on Obama. So they are using any tactic they can. "Birthers" is a great terminology.

Imma have to steal that one Wayne.

Monica Roberts said...

As long as ONE parent is an American citizen, it doesn't matter.

Besides, Hawaii had been a state for two years when Barack was born.

If the birthers want to try to say that the Prez isn't a citizen because of one prent who isn't a citizne, then by that same standard all of Jeb Bush's kids are NOT Americans because their mother Columba was a Mexican citizen at the time of their birth.

She didn't become a US citizen until 1987, three years after the last Jeb Bush child was born.

Villager said...

Monica - My sista ... u know a little TOO MUCH about the Jeb Bush family (smile)...

Sojourner - The 'rules' are in the Constitution. Obama is an American citizen. Period. These folks are simply desperate...

Iriegal - I didn't invent 'Birthers', but I agree that it is a good description...