President-elect Barack Obama’s nativity is the hottest conspiracy theory since the 9/11 conspiracy theories. ’Tis the season…
Today the Repugnican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court — which stopped the vote recount in Florida in late 2000, thus handing the presidential election to George W. Bush even though Democrat Al Gore had won Florida and had won the popular vote by more than a half-million votes — surprisingly actually turned down the chance to reverse the will of the American voters once again.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
The court did not comment on its order [today] rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.
Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.
At least one other appeal over Obama’s citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg’s lawsuit.
Actually, yes, it is important that the rules of the U.S. Constitution be followed, but you know, I am assuming that both Billary Clinton and John McCainosaurus wanted to be prez badly enough that were there any real problems with Obama’s nativity, the campaign of at least one of the two would have made an issue of it, and perhaps even filed a legal challenge.
My guess is that the legal challengers mentioned in the news story above are crackpots and/or racists who just don’t want to see the first non-white president take office.
But just as the “Iraq was responsible for 9/11” myth lives on, the myth that Obama does not meet the U.S. Constitution’s nativity requirements for a U.S. president probably won’t die any day soon, either.