Let me get this straight . . .
We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care
plan we are forced to purchase and
fined if we don’t,
Which purportedly covers at least
ten million more people,
without adding a single new doctor,
but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
written by a committee whose chairman
says he doesn’t understand it,
passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but
exempted themselves from it,
and signed by a Dumbo President who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who
didn’t pay his taxes,
for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any
benefits take effect,
by a government which has
already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general
who is obese,
and financed by a country that’s broke!!!!!
‘What the hell could possibly go wrong?’
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it. – P.J. O’Rourke
Last week I suggested that Senator Marco Rubio would make a fine Vice Presidential choice for whoever will be running on the Republican ticket in 2012 for President. I did so because Rubio is true conservative and he has all the attributes, a very knowledge man who has wonderful presents, charisma and he can speak without a teleprompter.
The Washington Post just did a ‘hit piece’ on Rubio and there have been others, the long knives will continue on to demonize him any way that they can because they see the same thing in him as I do, the liberal establishment is scared to death of this man and his conservative beliefs.
A long time contributor and friend of this website, GD, cautioned me that Rubio may not meet the qualifications under the Constitution to hold either of the offices of President or Vice President.
But first a bit of history on Sen. Rubio:
Marco Antonio Rubio was born May 28, 1971in Miami, FL to the parents of Maria and Oriales Rubio who migrated to America from Cuba in 1956. They did not become naturalized citizens until 1975. There is no question as to whether Rubio is a citizen of the United States but it brings about the question, is Rubio a “natural born citizen”?
Article II of the Constitution clearly states that the qualifications to be President or Vice President an individual must be a “natural born Citizen”. Maybe the Founders assumed that everyone understood what they meant by “natural born citizen” because they didn’t define the meaning of the term and nowhere is it ever mentioned in the Constitution again. Whatever the reason it was is conjecture but it certainly has left future generations a dilemma about the meaning of those three words.
“1. The word “citizen ” is often used to convey the idea of membership in a nation.
2. In that sense, women, if born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction of the United States, have always been considered citizens of the United states, as much so before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution as since.”
In doing so, the US Supreme Court first had to determine if Mrs. Minor was a US citizen. The Court’s holding states that she was a US citizen because she was born in the US to parents who were citizens. (Note: the word parents was used in the plural)
Since the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the Law and all lower courts must abide by this decision whether they agree or not is immaterial, this decision sets precedents for all future courts in Law.
This can only lead one to conclude that Marco Rubio doesn’t meet the requirements necessary to hold the office of President or Vice President because his parents were not citizens at the time of his birth.
BUT there is an even bigger story here:
Obviously, if you apply the same criteria to Obama he is even less qualified to be President than Rubio. His father was a Keyan national so when the Supreme Court said in plural; parents who were citizens that immediately disqualifies him from the office he now holds.
But the real dilemma here is the Washington establishment including the courts who are very well aware of the above, who have failed the follow the Rule of Law. and they have failed in their sworn oaths to uphold the Constitution. Obviously, the Democrats are compliant with this because in their view Laws are meant to be molded to fit their circumstances but the whole issue has been ducked by the Republicans also, out of fear of reprisals and courts have done no better.
The issue becomes even more complex because everything Obama has done since he has been in office could be considered “null and void.” I doubt that is very little that could done now other than to say that the people entrusted to lead have failed us miserably.
All this could have been avoided if Obama was properly vetted before his election but of course that would have meant Washington would have had the best interest of the country first before their own.
And to the Main Stream Media, once again you have proven how worthless you are.
Natural Born Citizen for Dummies
SideBear: This from the Miami Herald who call out theWashington Post and show just how scumy the scumbags are.
Did the Washington Post embellish Marco Rubio’s ‘embellishments’?
The Washington Post just released this interesting story headlined “Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show.” The paper flagged a clear inaccuracy in his official Senate biography that states the Senator’s parents “came to America following Fidel Castro’s takeover.”
That’s false. Rubio’s parents came to the US before then, in 1956. They remained in the US after Castro took over in 1959. They returned to Cuba for brief stints early on, before the country devolved into Soviet-style totalitarianism.
But the top of the story suggests Rubio himself has given this “dramatic account:” that “he was the son of exiles, he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after ‘a thug,’ Fidel Castro, took power.” (Update note: The story struck the word “dramatic”).
However, the story doesn’t cite one speech where Rubio actually said that.
Eligibility rulings vanish from Net
Online Supreme Court opinions scrubbed in 2008 election runup
A New Jersey attorney who brought the first legal challenge to Barack Obama’s occupancy in the Oval Office to the U.S. Supreme Court has published a report revealing that references to a U.S. Supreme Court decision addressing the definition of “natural-born citizen” were scrubbed at one of the key online resources for legal documents.
The Minor v. Happersett case is significant because it is one of very few references in the nation’s archives that addresses the definition of “natural-born citizen,” a requirement imposed by the U.S. Constitution on only the U.S. president.
That case states:
The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”
“New evidence conclusively establishes that 25 U.S. Supreme Court opinions were sabotaged then republished at Justia.com during the runup to the ’08 election,”
He initially reported several months ago on a few of the adjustments in the text of the Supreme Court opinions at the online resource, “but last week, a third sabotaged case was discovered which led to a thorough examination of all U.S. Supreme Court cases which cite ‘Minor v. Happersett’ as they appeared on Justia.com between 2006 and the present.”
Arguably, under the definition in the case, neither candidate in 2008, Democrat Obama nor Republican Sen. John McCain, would be eligible. McCain was born outside of the United States at a U.S. base in the Panama Canal Zone, and Obama’s father never was a U.S. citizen.
Donofrio explained in his report that he did not know who made the changes inside the documents purporting to be U.S. Supreme Court opinions, and “the deception might have been undertaken on behalf of either one.
“Regardless of who you supported in 2008, or whether you agree with the assertion of Minor’s relevance, every American should be outraged that 25 Supreme Court cases were surgically sabotaged and then passed off to the public as if the tampered versions contained the ‘Full Text of Case,’” he wrote.
The paintings of Jon McNaughton are an American treasure, he has an unique ability to blend art with political messages. Because he is a Christian who believes in Jesus he automatically becomes a target of the left. Freedom of expression is the sole province of the left and anyone on the right who expresses it must be demonized.
A short time ago HBO aired a segment by Comedian Larry David where he urinates on a painting of Jesus Christ. The left defended this as freedom of expression, does not Jon McNaughton’s paintings deserve the same consideration? (Link to the video has been removed)
It’s about time the rich started paying their fair share, according to the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. Those fat cats aren’t chipping in as much as the less fortunate. When are they going to start spreading their wealth around?
Unfortunately for the occupiers, facts have a way of ruining a good storyline. Because when we check the dollars and cents behind who pays what, we find the rich are already sharing quite a bit of their earnings.
Start by putting one of the left’s favorite talking points in context: that the rich are earning a bigger share of the nation’s income today. It’s true: one out of every $5 in income goes to the wealthiest 1 percent of American households. That’s more than double the share they earned in 1980.
But they also shoulder a disproportionate share of the tax burden. They pay more than 38 percent of all federal income taxes. In 1980, they were paying 19 percent.
How about the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans, those making at least $114,000 in 2008? They’re earning 45 percent of the nation’s income, and paying 70 percent of all taxes. The top 25 percent (those earning at least $67,280), meanwhile, take in 67 percent of the income — and foot 86 percent of the income tax bill.
That doesn’t leave much of a tax burden for everyone else. In fact, the average tax rate paid by those in the bottom half of the income scale is only 2.6 percent.
This week Obama is once again firing up his Canadian–built Magical Mystery Bus and driving through North Carolina and Virginia as his re–election campaign begins on the taxpayer dime. Somehow the symbolism of Obama back in the bus is supposed to inspire Congress to pass his contemptible “jobs bill” and at the same time convince the rubes that Obama has the common touch.
Here in Northern Virginia the impact of the tour will mostly be felt by motorists who are likely to see, and be inconvenienced by, impromptu road barriers blocking portions of the highway. Strangely enough, these barriers will not have been erected by the Secret Service to bar potential assassins.
On the contrary, the burning tires and hijacked Jersey barriers are the product of panicked House and Senate Democrat candidates, desperate to avoid being associated with the Obamatross a little over two weeks before the November election.
And no wonder, currently Obama’s disapproval rating in Virginia is 52 percent, which puts him somewhere between Dan Snyder and E. coli. Yet, like the professor who doesn’t realize it’s his halitosis and not his intellect that intimidates students, Obama originally intended to have his 2011 Vanishing Jobs Tour stop in Danville, Newport News, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg.
Evidently his vaunted White House political operation was unaware that while North Carolina and Virginia are crucial to his personal re–election; VA Dems are clinging to a slim 22 to 18 majority in the Senate that they would like to retain. So far VA Dems have done everything but rub soy blood on door lintels in the hope Obama will pass over without killing their chances in November.
Even Senate candidate Tim Kaine — a man personally selected by Obama to be chairman of the Democrat National Committee and who’s election is not until next year — can’t seem to find time to work the President into his schedule, although there are rumors Kaine plans to text The One while he’s in the state.
But at least Kaine is doing his shunning in silence. The same can’t be said for other Democrats who are desperately trying to wash the scarlet ‘O’ from their foreheads. Sen. Phillip Puckett, according to the WaPost, is the first Dem to publicly declare he won’t vote for Obama in 2012. The Democrat leader of the House of Delegates, Ward Armstrong, raised the ante and is broadcasting a TV commercial that denies he has any ties to Obama, political or otherwise. And Senators William Reynolds, Edward Houck, George Baker and Toddy Puller all take the 5th Amendment (just like the Solyndra executives!) when asked if they will be voting for Obama.
Rather than be trampled by Democrats heading for the exits, the crack White House political team revised the itinerary for the I Can’t Get No Respect Tour. Now in an effort to do something that will have a positive impact on Virginian’s lives, Obama will re–open a closed rest stop on I–81 and install a child safety seat during a visit to Chesterfield County firehouse.
What’s striking in all this scheduling and re–scheduling that one of the few elected officials who will agree to be seen in public with him is Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who doesn’t appear to believe short term proximity to the President will damage his Vice Presidential prospects as much as employment under Obama had torpedoed Jon Huntsman’s.
I can’t help but think this whole visit is particularly ill–timed for the Senate Democrat Caucus. Just last week it was announced the caucus raised a total of $2.1 million in the third quarter from occupy protesters in Wall Street, Richmond and DC. Oops, my mistake. It seems there is not a lot of demand for zombie costumes and paper–mäché puppets. Instead large contributions actually came from those nasty one percenters who revel in their inequality.
The possession of this tidy bankroll now puts the Senate Dems in the awkward position of being just another wealthy group of insiders sitting on their cash, hoping Obama’s bad policies and elitist incompetents won’t do them too much damage.
Call me suspicious, but I’m wondering if Monday’s theft of the truck containing $200,000 worth of TOTUS (teleprompter of the United States), Obama’s podium with seal, audio equipment and assorted other Presidential show biz items from the parking lot of a Henrico County Marriott wasn’t a futile, last ditch attempt by local Dems to derail the visit.
If I were the FBI, I’d be asking where Armstrong, Barker and Puckett were on Sunday night.
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The projected cost of the stimulus, which passed in February 2009, and is expected to have a shelf life of two years, was $862 billion.
The U.S. deficit for fiscal year 2010 is expected to be $1.3 trillion, according to CBO. That compares to a 2007 deficit of $160.7 billion and a 2008 deficit of $458.6 billion, according to data provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
In 2007 and 2008, the deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product was 1.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.
“Relative to the size of the economy, this year’s deficit is expected to be the second largest shortfall in the past 65 years; 9.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), exceeded only by last year’s deficit of 9.9 percent of GDP,” CBO wrote.