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Eric Cantor: Obama is a citizen
Salon ^ | 1/23/11 | staff

Posted on 01/23/2011 11:13:48 AM PST by pissant

The new Republican House majority leader says he doesn't think questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship should play a role in the discussion of policy matters.

Two years into the Obama administration, so-called birthers continue to argue that Obama isn't a natural-born citizen and that he hasn't proved he's constitutionally qualified to be president. Birth records in Hawaii haven't dissuaded them.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; birthcertificate; cantor; certifigate; congress; duplicate; hawai; larrysinclairslover; naturalborncitizen; obama; palin; tinfoilhat
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To: pissant

Born here or not, no one can deny he hates this country. here endith this whole birther thing.


61 posted on 01/23/2011 12:25:34 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: pissant

Born here or not, no one can deny he hates this country. here endith this whole birther thing.


62 posted on 01/23/2011 12:25:38 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: STD
Cantor's a mole and an agent for Israel. His allegiance is first and formost to Israel

Can you back up that bizarre statement with fact?

63 posted on 01/23/2011 12:27:16 PM PST by zeebee
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To: butterdezillion
Thank you so much.
My pleasure. I did it as much for myself as others so I would know just what was, and wasn't, said.

The thing that stands out to me in that conversation is HOW DESPERATELY Gregory wanted Cantor to call us crazy.
Soma for all right wingers! They're just crazy!

How’d that work out for them?
They're still counting hanging chads so we may never know.

But did you notice how HARD Gregory had to work to get anything that could even pass for a decent sound-bite against us?
Fail!

Cantor wanted to focus on issues I think.
I think he wanted to avoid addressing the issue whatsoever...and he did.

64 posted on 01/23/2011 12:30:24 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; LucyT; Fantasywriter; warsaw44; ColdOne; ...
Ping.............

Are they scared?

Absolutely no doubt about it! RINOs, “conservative” talking heads, and their bosses on TV and radio are wetting their pants in front of the communist regime. They may face closure and 0h0m0cide possibilities.

65 posted on 01/23/2011 12:30:24 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: pissant
Birth records in Hawaii haven't dissuaded them.

WHAT "birth records"? All we have seen is a doctored copy of a document that has been proven to NOT be proof of birth in the US because ANYONE can register a birth certificate with the state of Hawaii (citizen or not) and receive a similar copy.

66 posted on 01/23/2011 12:32:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: pissant

If this is the best we have, this country is toast.

The Demoncrat congressman, senators and media went after GW Bush’s National Guard records for months on end. They got so desperate that they had to fabricate something to try and smear Bush. It was all a lie.

With a COMMUNIST USURPER as POTUS, we have a clear and present threat to our national security and future survival as a nation.

Carry on you pu$$y Repubikans like everything will be just fine. /puke


67 posted on 01/23/2011 12:34:33 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (I'm armed and Amish.)
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To: pissant

Cantor’s opinion is irrelevant. Congress has already failed to do due diligence in the matter. Now it is up to the states.


68 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:13 PM PST by pallis
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To: pissant

I don’t even think Hawaii can actually prove that he was born there which, makes Obama’s US citizenship dubious at best.


69 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:32 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
I don’t even think Hawaii can actually prove that he was born there which, makes Obama’s US citizenship dubious at best.

0h0m0 is anywhere between a citizen or the highest-ranking illegal alien.

I tend to believe he's the very ignorant, dumb type of the latter.

70 posted on 01/23/2011 12:41:12 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: butterdezillion

Butterd, you have done yeoman’s work on this... thank you!

I know you have been on the FR threads on the HillBuzz Ground Hawaiian Report. Tomorrow, if Rush does a mention (of the blog by the “HillBuzz Babes” or if Hannity discusses it further) we will know if we/they are on to “IT” as Cantor; Boehner; et all will have to trot to a microphone to talk it all back.

Anyone else wonder if a Facebook post, from up north, might be forthcoming? Fascinating to watch this all play out.


71 posted on 01/23/2011 12:50:04 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Newt Gingrich, he would rather sit on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, than stand with Sarah Palin.)
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To: sourcery
The set of "Natural Born Citizens" is a proper subset of the set of all citizens.

Obvious, but very relevant to the constitutional issue.

Also, spoken like a good mathematician or logician.

72 posted on 01/23/2011 12:52:35 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: melancholy

They may be scared but they’re also derelict. I hope every single one that has failed to act on this issue gets thrown out of office on his or her ear. Every. last. one.


73 posted on 01/23/2011 1:00:37 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: pissant

“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question.”

Cantor is very very scared of something.
Or else he’s just corrupt.


74 posted on 01/23/2011 1:02:23 PM PST by devere
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To: philman_36

Yes, it was clear that Cantor didn’t want to address this issue at all. By saying he thinks Obama is a citizen (which isn’t even the issue for eligibility) he avoided the real issue, which is what he wanted.

I think Cantor was also wanting to point out to Gregory that it was Gregory - not Cantor - who wanted to engage in “harsh vitriolic rhetoric”, and who wanted to force his guest to do the same. Sounds like that irony was lost on Gregory, as are (apparently) a lot of things that are obvious to everybody else.

Stuff like that is what makes these leftists so transparent to the thinking public. They’re not interested in respectful, factual political discourse. They are interested in using whatever ploy they can to divert attention from the facts - which is why they have to “Alinsky” Constitutionalists on this issue.


75 posted on 01/23/2011 1:02:52 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: pissant

I’m not over it! Prove it, Obama!


76 posted on 01/23/2011 1:06:47 PM PST by liberateUS
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To: sourcery
In my heart of hearts I don't think nobama is a Natural Born Citizen. The way it is right now it will be next to impossible to prove as nobama and the dems have control of both the evidence and the method to actually investigate.

What may happen, once he's out of office, someone could very well challenge some law he signed and not being valid due to illegal presidency. Then the dems will have to defend and ultimately prove nobama was eligible, this or just give in on the law being challenged AND any other law he signed.

Its likely that several states will pass a law requiring a candidate for US President to show eligibility proof to get on that state's ballot. Even one state will wreck electrorial vote. Plus, once one state does this others will follow. I will be surprised if he even runs for reelection in 12, in hopes it will put the damper on further “birther” concerns and hopes of quieting down law challenges.

77 posted on 01/23/2011 1:11:31 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: blackdog

"STFU, on the unqualified president about to give the SOTU speech. Do you have any idea what a total clusterf&^#$ we would have to sort out if you guys keep this $hit up?"

Ever see a festering wound sort itself out by ignoring it? Possible, yes ... likely, no. Would rather deal with it now and the sooner the better. He's already planted two socialists in the Supreme Court. How much more damage should we allow him to visit upon us?


78 posted on 01/23/2011 1:14:50 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: pissant; sourcery; LucyT; opentalk; RobinMasters; SmithL; bgill; BP2; Polarik; null and void; ...
Cantor would be better off helping to get Congress to restore the ban on the FCC from reinstating the "fairness doctrine". Just like repeal of Obamacare, it will lay the groundwork for vigorous debate even if it doesn't pass the Senate or if it passes and O vetoes it.

Banning the return of the "fairness doctrine" would ease the level of fear and intimidation re talking over the air about taboo subjects like Obama's likely lack of constitutional qualifications for POTUS.

79 posted on 01/23/2011 1:16:47 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: melancholy

Please see my post # 79.


80 posted on 01/23/2011 1:18:26 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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