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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:01 AM
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A Question for the Obama Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theorists
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To these folks, I ask a simple question: what is your endgame? Suppose (purely for the sake of discussion) that you're right, and there is something technically deficient about Obama's claim to natural born citizenship. Maybe he was born overseas and his mother smuggled him into Hawaii just after birth. Maybe he floated into Pearl Harbor in a bassinet like Moses, from origins unknown. Maybe he descended from Krypton in an escape pod. Whatever the case, let's imagine that something like that happened and that you could somehow prove it. What then?

Obama was elected president by a large margin. He has approval ratings in the 70s. Most of his cabinet has been selected. The transition is well underway. And the country is in a very precarious state. Do you really think that a federal court is going to declare Obama ineligible to be president and plunge the country into chaos? Can you imagine the repercussions? Talk about "judicial activism." We would have a constitutional crisis of epic proportions. We would have riots in the streets.
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And don't lecture me about the need to uphold the Constitution though the heavens fall. Where were any of you during the last eight years as the Bush administration made a mockery of the separation of powers that is the central feature of the Constitution, advancing theories of executive power that surely caused every one of the signatories to that document to roll over in his grave?
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I really truly wonder what these folks imagine is the proper remedy for this supposed constitutional violation. What do they hope to accomplish? It's just so crazy.

http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/12/question-for-ob...

They didn't even seem to know there was a Constitution when Bush was in office!
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:04 AM
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1. It's a pointless question - they are the true nutcases of the right wing
There's no reasoning behind it, and all the RWers who are able to string 2 thoughts together are rather embarrassed by it all, as it shows just how stupid some of their associates are.
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RoBear Donating Member (781 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:38 AM
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6. Not to be glib, but,
of late it seems that ALL right-wingers are "nut cases"!
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Citizen Number 9 Donating Member (878 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:11 AM
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7. Ha ha
That's because the Party Loyal have been strained through the fabric consisting of eight years of the worst Administration in history. Everyone with a shred of sense have slowly slipped through and taken a step away. What's left behind is truly the coarsest grounds. Remember, Newt says loyalty is more important than anything else!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:07 AM
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2. They want the Moosehunter in the White House.
They're obsessed by the dingbat and it's got nothing to do with her qualifications to lead (or not lead) a government. I'm betting Sarah did wonders for the sex lives of the young Republicans. At least the male members of the group who spend hours down in their parent's basement "on the computer." :rofl:
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:08 AM
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3. Simple.
The endgame is to smear. They'll hang onto this until the next smear-able "offense" from Obama's past comes to light, then they'll scream about that. C'mon folks, don't we remember this pattern from the Clinton years? Whitewater, Vince Foster, travelgate, Monica, on and on and on. It's not about actually proving any wrongdoing, it's all about making sure there's always a whisper campaign going on to discredit Obama and his presidency.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 AM
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5. That is their game. To smear!
This is what their site at GOPUSA is putting out.

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:11 AM
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4. WIN!
Go post this on every one of those bitter-enders' boards.
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