Now that Obama has announced his bid for re-election....

@ParaTed2k (22940)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
April 4, 2011 2:28pm CST
Now that Obama has announced his candidacy for re-election, it is the responsibility of the House of Representative to verify his eligibility. In addition to Congress, each state is required to verify the eligibility of every candidate that appears on their state ballot.. and any level. I know that federal and state laws do not allow for the "I'm already in the position, that means I'm eligible" excuse. It doesn't matter how many times someone has done a job, they have to verify their eligibility every time they renew their position or start a new one. So, we already know Sen. Majority leader would rather commit suicide (or murder) before challenging Obama with what he had for lunch, much less something important. But will House Speaker Boehner, have the integrity to do what Pelosi refused to do? How many state governments will simply allow Obama on the ticket, without proving anything to them? If he is completely eligible, as most think he is.. what would be the harm in him obeying the law?
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• United States
5 Apr 11
Any word on whether anyone's expecting the House or States to verify the eligibility of Randal Terry, Fred Karger, Andy Martin, Jimmy McMillan -- all of whom have also announced their candidacy? Props, BTW, on upping the stature of the Republicant field by getting Jimmy "The Rest Is Too Damn High" McMillan to run as a Republicant!
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@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
5 Apr 11
I agree, everyone should have to verify their eligibility. In the last presidential election, Pelosi and Reid made it a point to challenge McCain's eligibility (when there was really no question to anyone who has read the US Constitution), but blocked all attempts to challenge Obama's. Also, in Texas the DNC was a few days late in getting Obama officially on the Texas ballot. With no explanation as to why that didn't matter, the state simply put his name up, even after announcing that the deadline had passed. Back in 2006, the Libertarian and Green party candidates for president were arrested when they showed up at a national debate for presidential candidates.
@anniepa (27956)
• United States
5 Apr 11
Since I think we all know our President is eligible and was definitely born in the United States my opinion is if anyone on either the state or federal level wastes a single minute on this political character assassination they should be recalled or impeached! We've got enough pressing issues to worry about at every level of our government, don't you think? If the Republicans or any other party (or "non-party as far as that goes) are totally dissatisfied with the job President Obama is doing, let them run someone who can do better! I'd never seen the opposing party try to discredit a President instead of trying to beat him fair and square before President Clinton but that was nothing compared to what they're trying to do to Obama. Annie
@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
5 Apr 11
Annie, so you don't think any candidate should have to prove their eligibility?
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@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Apr 11
All should have to recertify their eligibility every time they run for office. Just like any other government employee has to prove their eligibility to work in the US every time they apply for another position. They are not above the law!
@anniepa (27956)
• United States
5 Apr 11
Of course they should and President Obama already has. The birth certificate that has been posted is good enough for me as is the birth announcements in the Honolulu newspapers. There was no announcement published when I was born as far as I know! It's nothing more than a waste of time for the sole purpose of politics of personal destruction. Annie
@laglen (19759)
• United States
5 Apr 11
I agree this should be done, if noting else, to shut people up over the situation. A lot of states have passed laws for this purpose. I am not sure if boehner will do it, but I think the states will. At least a few of them and that should settle the case. Maybe we wont need to worry about him running again!
@laglen (19759)
• United States
6 Apr 11
I agree, it just takes attention away from important issues. The requirements are in the Constitution for crying out loud. Just verify then lets move on!
@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
5 Apr 11
Yeah, that's why I'm hoping they do it too. This issue could have, and should have been put to bed long ago.
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@sierras236 (2739)
• United States
4 Apr 11
"Now that Obama has announced his bid for re-election," it is time to drag out the shovels and rain boots. It is going to be neck deep in political muck by the end of the summer.
• United States
4 Apr 11
Oh, wait this was about the birth certificate. Umm... hope the right questions get asked. Sorry, was distracted by preparations for the upcoming political activity.
• Canada
4 Apr 11
I personally don't think there is any issue with Obama's place of birth, but I agree with you that innocent people should have nothing to hide, and that everyone should follow the same processes. Something else I heard was that Donald Trump was thinking of running, and that there was an issue with his birth certificate not being official because it wasn't signed properly.
• United States
5 Apr 11
Trump released his FULL birth certificate. You are worried about a clerical error 60+ years ago?
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
5 Apr 11
He released his hospital certificate, waited until someone yelled foul (they're not legal as they have no state seal) and then when someone brought it up that it wasn't legal, he produced his LEGAL certificate and said, see how easy it is? It was to make a point.
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• Canada
5 Apr 11
I didn't claim to know any details; I heard some news second hand and couldn't even remember it properly, lol. Of course, what some people write off as a clerical error could be a poor forgery (I'm not suggesting in any way that is the case -- but if it was Obama's certificate with the same clerical error there are many people who would be out for blood.) Anyone who wants to share more details about either of these occurrences would be much appreciated -- I don't get to keep up with the news as much as I'd like.
@KenWest1 (29)
• United States
4 Apr 11
Because he is the messiah and above the law. With his unaccountable CZARs, secret meetings, zero transparency, and his end runs around congress, he has illustrated his utter contempt for the law and the constitution. Not to mention his new illegal war. With the press in his pocket who is going to call him on eligibility? There are a couple of states attempting to pass laws to make it illegal to put a candidate on the ballot without proving eligiblity. Maybe that will work if it gets through their respective state houses in time. I personally think congress is afraid of the issue because of the dishonest left wing press. There is something on there he doesnt want us to see.
@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
4 Apr 11
Yeah, it's sad that some states haven't had an actual law on the books, but up until now, proving eligibility was just something expected,.. and done.
@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
10 Apr 11
If he obeyed the law he would be put out now for he hasnt proved anything to me that he is eligble right now
@bdugas (3578)
• United States
6 Apr 11
Yes I think he is a very straight up guy and likes things doen by the book, don't believe he is scared of Obama and was elected because of his by the book attitude, he is very well liked here in Ohio where he is from and he went to Washington to try and make things better for us, and if it says you much show proof of citizenship, then he will want to see it. I don't understand the whole idea of I'm not showing, leaves me to think that he is hiding something. NO I do not believe he is a citizen, nor do I believe he should be in office. And who in their right mind would vote for him again. But then as I look at who all they say is running, what a choice we would have.
@dark_joev (3034)
• United States
6 Apr 11
You mean to say Obama has anounced that he will be taking his re-election because unless a shift way from the GOP happens the GOP won't be able to get their collective heads out from you know where. I mean really they will put some person up their that the American people will be like we aren't voting for that wackjob and so Obama will get his next 4 years so then the GOP can put in who ever they choose. That is how these two parties work they aren't going to even try to make him a one term president and the only GOP that could do it they won't run as he isn't a christian wackjob that believes God is the highest order in the land. As for Obama's eligibility well Congress will go yeah he is eligible because well you can find out why online in a number of different places and the GOP have already came out and said how they feel which is what oh what 85-90% of the country has believed the craziness of the Birthers (shows a good sign that a good chunk of this country didn't fall for that garbage.) So the question should be you ready for it to look like the GOP want to win and then put up a candidate that isn't close. Oh and it will be getting thick this summer as people are going to be all Obama this Obama that and we can do this and we can do that. Don't worry though the GOP will shoot themselves in the foot so many times that by election time the GOP will see a loss and the Dems will get it back and the Status Que will be uninterupted Go back to bed america your government is in control.