Not Satisfied with becoming a laughing stock because of their refusal to give up on trying to prove that Obama was not born in Hawaii, some in the birther movement are now going after Miami-born Senator Marco Rubio, Their claim is that despite the fact that he was born in Miami he is still not a natural born citizen. They are making similar claims about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Birther movement was started by Hilary Clinton supporters as a last ditch effort to defeat Obama’s attempt to win the Democratic nomination.
It all stems from the constitution:
Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution explains the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
The problem with Article 2 is “natural born citizen” was never defined.
The 12th Amendment adds that, “No person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.” And the 14th Amendment says “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” That 14th Amendment was written to prevent the newly freed slaves from being thrown out of the country. Since then it has been used to explain that anyone born in the U.S. is natural born US citizen.
But, say the birthers, Article 14 says citizen, not natural born citizen, so the Senator from Florida and the Governor of Louisiana are not eligible.
It is the contention of these nut-jobs that because the parents of Rubio and Jindal were not yet Citizens of the US when the future politicians were born, they are not Natural Born US Citizens. They believe that Rubio and Jindel do not have the necessary pedigree to be either POTUS or SCHMOTUS (which is different than their Obama compliant, they believe the President wasn’t born in the US).
“It’s nothing to do with him personally. But you can’t change the rules because you like a certain person. Then you have no rules,” said New Jersey lawyer Mario Apuzzo.
“Marco Rubio was born a Cuban citizen via his parents,” screams a headline on a blog by birther Charles Kerchner, who obtained copies of the naturalization petitions by Rubio’s parents in May, igniting talk that is spreading across the Web.
The birthers say Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose parents are from India and were not citizens at the time of his birth, is also unqualified.
California Birther Moonbat Orly Taitz agrees:
“We need the court to finally adjudicate this issue, who is a natural born citizen,” said Orly Taitz, a California dentist and lawyer and the most prominent birther. Taitz has a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the authenticity of the long-form birth certificate Obama released in late April in an attempt to quell a growing firestorm. The suit also seeks clarity on Article 2 language.
Taitz said in an interview Wednesday that she believes Rubio is ineligible to be president, though several times resisted answering a “hypothetical.”
Just like the lugnuts who are still counting chads a decade after George Bush defeated Al Gore, this renewed birther thing will not win. Besides if the birther claim was true, Joe Biden, the SCHMOTUS would have let is slip it out months ago.
President Obama must be licking his chops about this latest development. Besides being false, the resurgence of the Birther movement give him more ammo. Despite the fact that the Birther falsehood was started by Democrats, the baton was picked up by fringe conservatives giving the President one more opportunity to falsely attack both the Tea Pary and Conservatives.
Already liberal columnists have started to make the giant leap taking comments by the birthers and blaming the Tea Party even though these nut jobs have nothing to do with the tea party.
These Birther idiots must be condemned by all reasonable people of any political persuasion.