Theodore's World: Supremes To Review Barack's Citizenship

« 4 Million May Try To Attend Mall For Inauguration | Main | Ramos, Compean Commutation under Review by U.S. Pardon Attorney »

November 20, 2008

Supremes To Review Barack's Citizenship

Supremes to review Barack's citizenship

Case challenging his name on ballot set for 'conference'


By Bob Unruh

A case that challenges President-elect Barack Obama's name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship has been scheduled for a "conference" at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Conferences are private meetings of the justices at which they review cases and decide which ones to accept for formal review. This case is set for a conference Dec. 5, just 10 days before the Electoral College is scheduled to meet to make formal the election of Obama as the nation's next president.

The Supreme Court's website listed the date for the case brought by Leo C. Donofrio against Nina Wells, the secretary of state in New Jersey, over not only Obama's name on the 2008 election ballot but those of two others, Sen. John McCain and Roger Calero.

The case, unsuccessful at the state level, had been submitted to Justice David Souter, who rejected it. The case then was resubmitted to Justice Clarence Thomas. The next line on the court's docket says: "DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2008."

If four of the nine justices vote to hear the case in full, oral argument may be scheduled.

The action questions whether any of the three candidates is qualified under the U.S. Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural-born citizen."

According to America's Right blogger Jeff Schreiber, there also was a development in a second case presented to the Supreme Court on the same issue.

His report said the Federal Election Commission now has waived its right to respond to a complaint brought by attorney Philip Berg.


There are a number of reasons why the respondents here would choose not to respond. First, because the court only grants between 70 and 120 of the 8,000 or so petitions it receives every year, perhaps they just liked their odds of Berg's petition getting denied. Second, because they have made arguments as to Berg's lack of standing several times at the district court level and beyond, perhaps they felt as though any arguments had already been made and were available on the record. Or, perhaps the waiver shows that the FEC and other respondents do not take seriously the allegations put forth by Berg, and did not wish to legitimize the claims with a response," the blogger speculated.

"Another thing which is not completely clear is whether the FEC is filing for itself or on behalf of all respondents," he added.
"If it were just the FEC filing the waiver, I must say that I'm surprised," Berg told America's Right. "I'm surprised because I think they should take the position that the Supreme Court should grant standing to us. I think they have a responsibility not only to Phil Berg, but to all citizens of this country, to put forth a sense of balance which otherwise doesn't seem to exist.
"However, if this was filed by the FEC on behalf of the DNC and Barack Obama too, it reeks of collusion," he said, noting that the attorney from the Solicitor General's office should be representing federal respondents and not the DNC or Obama.
But he noted that "questions surrounding this aspect of Obama's candidacy are seemingly beginning to see the light of day."

Wild Thing's comment........

What a soap opera this is, and I don't watch soap opera's. LOL Maybe this is why, it takes forever to see things happen.

What I don't understand is what Obama has to hide. If he has nothing to hide why didn't he produce his real birth certificate when he was asked?

Here is what bothers me about all of this. There is nothing new in the fact that democrats lie, it is their natural state of being. So for Obama to lie about is birth certificate is just another lie.

BUT we are a nation of laws and a fantastic Constitution that has held our Nation to a standard that makes us different then other countries. I respect our Constitution and I DEMAND that our elected officials uphold it as well. No one should be above the law and sure as heck no one should be above our Constitution!!

Our country has given in to political correctness little by little since I was in highschool. Inch by inch one word, one phrase at a time. Maybe it did not hurt at first, but it certainly has in the last 10 plus years. People have been sued because they were not PC, sued because their ads they ran were not PC. Sued because someone was offended by some innocent word or wording that was just fine for over 200 years but not anymore.

So if Obama is not legal to run for President, there should not be any exceptions made. If there is even a gray area about his birth, once again imo there should not be any exceptions made.

If our country has such little regard for our Constitution to let him get away with this if it is true. Then we will fall faster as a nation then anything else. It will mean nothing to have a Constitution and it can also be used against all of us on other things as well that are protecting us as citizens. And this happening to our Constitution will be a lot more then taking it away from us inch by inch, it will be in one massive swoop.

I have no idea if it is true or not about his birth certificate. The questions are valid and from what I have seen I question it as well. There is also something else that adds in here for me. The way Obama spoke in that 2001 video where he spoke at length about the Constitution.....our Constitution. He almost hates it, and that was extremely alarming. Does he hate it so much because he knows what it also says about someone running for President? Or only about the things he spoke about in the interview.

Time will tell.

If they decide to look at all of this and they find out he is not a citizen. They can just tell him he is President over the 7 extra States he counted that time.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 04:50 AM


He certainly isn't fit to be president, so maybe (please, God) he will be found constitutionally inelligable. He hates the constitution --so let the constitution slap him upside the head! What irony that would be. Heh heh.

Posted by: PeteSuj at November 20, 2008 09:00 AM

I hope they run this SOB thru the mill-- It is about time he gets to answer all his lies to the Americans-- Then the ones that voted for him can see how ignorant they were when they voted!!!

Posted by: Cheryl Zee at November 20, 2008 09:30 AM

Ok, to play the devils advocate for a moment, what happens if he is found inelligible to become president, then what ?

Does Biden assume the presidency ? and does Nancy Pelosi become the VP.

Or is Hillary elevated to that esteemed out Biden.

This would be a dream come true. But if wishes were horses beggars would ride too.

Posted by: Mark at November 20, 2008 11:01 AM

Yes, Obama has no respect for The Constitution or for the truth. Lies have served him well so far.

If this petition and law suit go somewhere, my interest will undoubtedly perk up. However, I don't hold out much hope that the SCOTUS will fool with it. It sure would be a historical event if Obama was proven to not be a legal natural born citizen. I can only imagine the confusion and uproar of trying to get him out of office once he has been sworn in.

Posted by: TomR at November 20, 2008 11:44 AM

I do not know whether Barack Obama has a legitimate birth certificate proving that he meets the constitutional requirement to be a naturalized citizen to be President. However, it is obvious that by not producing this document for analysis and review shows a disrespect for the Constitution, the office of President of the United States, and the tens of millions of citizens who have to, and in fact, produce a birth certificate for such things as a passport and drivers license. What makes Barack Hussein Obama better than every other citizen. OH! He is an elitist and a snob whose motives and actions can not be questioned.

Posted by: Les at November 20, 2008 03:22 PM

Posted by: RWC at November 20, 2008 03:38 PM

If Obama is found means he is ineligible to RUN for office. That also means he cannot pick a VP so the electoral college will have no other choice than to cast their votes for McCain/Palin. Please correct me if I'm wrong on this...still makes me smile at the thought.

Posted by: PeteSuj at November 20, 2008 03:58 PM

I could never understand this either. If it is there simply produce it. I dread the thought of probably at least 4 years of this. It is a black era in America's history. Pardon the pun, but he is not black, not the first black president but half and half that can't even be honest about his what he is. I guess he is enthralled by his Kenyan relatives and not so much with his typical white person grandmother.

Posted by: Bob A at November 20, 2008 03:59 PM

Pete, I would love it so much. Your right it would be the perfect irony.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:04 PM

Cheryl, ditto that.
I have talked to a few people that voted for Obama and they had no idea about this. But the thing that ticked me off was when I told them they said it was all made up by Republicans. sheesh. I really hate when I speak the truth about something that is happening and then to be called a liar. grrrr
I just smiled and said how pathetic and walked away. haha

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:12 PM

Mark, great expression, I never heard it before.

"But if wishes were horses beggars would ride too."

I am not sure how it would work. Just guessing but I would think it would go to McCain/Palin since they had the rest of the votes from we the citizens. But I could be way off on this.

The thing is that I question is that if this all did happen and Obama could not be President, then that might mean Biden is included since he was part of the ticket and also Obama had not been sworn in yet. So Biden would not be in a way sworn in as VP either.

But I could be way off on this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:18 PM

Tom, I agree, once he is sworn in it and they did have the proof he was not qualified, it would be so huge and the left would be like they lost their minds fighting back to make a change I bet in the Constitution or something.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:22 PM

Les, yes, see that is part of it too. A huge part, his actions about this show even more his low character and his attitude nothing can touch him. We had enough of that with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:25 PM

RWC, that was really well done. Wow, I will show that to others in an email. Thank you RWC.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:30 PM

Pete, thank you, that is what I was thinking they would do too. But I was not sure.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:33 PM

Bob A, true, and the media have always referred to him as black.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2008 07:37 PM

RWC, that was hilarious and worth sharing with my Obama supporting friends.

Pete, from the U.S. Constitution - Amendment XX

Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Posted by: Les at November 20, 2008 07:53 PM

Our US borders are wide - open, the Oval Office is too, eh? CCCP 2009-2016?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 21, 2008 07:02 AM

Yes Wild Thing. I don't know if its more scary than funy

Posted by: RWC at November 22, 2008 02:29 AM