THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING
THE OBAMACRATS NOW!
THEY NOW HAVE A FILIBUSTER-PROOF
MAJORITY IN THE US SENATE!
WITH THE HELP OF THE TWO RINOS,
OLYMPIC SNOW QUEEN
AND SUSAN (I LOVE OBAMA) COLLINS,
THE OBAMACRATS CAN PASS ANY LAWS
THEY CAN PUT ON PAPER THIRTY MINUTES
BEFORE THEY VOTE!
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER HAS IT RIGHT,
AT LAST THE OBAMACRATS HAVE A SENATOR
WHO ADMITS THAT HE IS A COMEDIAN!
Eight months after the November election, Minnesota's Supreme Court yesterday anointed Democrat Al Franken victor of the state's disputed Senate race. Putting aside the legal niceties, let's take a look at how the relevant parties come out of this decision.
Republican Norm Coleman has suffered a bitter loss, but retains enough political capital that he obviously hopes to fight another day. In his concession speech yesterday, he noted: "In these tough times we all need to focus on the future, and the future is that we have a new United States senator." This was a clear nod to the public's growing frustration that the race was dragging on. Young and at least popular enough to have tied Mr. Franken for Senate, Mr. Coleman may yet consider a run for governor now that Republican Tim Pawlenty says he won't seek a third term
The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee, while no doubt wincing at the prospect of Sen. Al Franken, might also be feeling a little relief. The NRSC in the last three months has poured more than $1 million into covering Mr. Coleman's legal bills. The RNC has made its own hefty contributions. Both organizations arguably have better uses for their money, like preventing Democrats from gaining even more Senate seats in 2010. The Coleman legal challenge was becoming a tough sell -- and increasingly had to be peddled on the grounds that it was at least delaying Mr. Franken's arrival in the Senate.
For Democrats, the Franken seating couldn't come at more a crucial time. Congress's return from the 4th of July recess will usher in a series of tough Senate votes on climate change, health care and the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. With West Virginia's 91-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd ailing and just home from the hospital, and with Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy battling cancer, Democrats still aren't sure of being able to field the vital 60 votes when they might need them most. But Mr. Franken's presence creates the threat. Big labor even is nursing hopes of jumpstarting the stalled "card check" legislation. That might be wishful thinking, given the number of Democrats who have distanced themselves from that clunker. But the prospects for the Obama health care and climate policies are looking up with Mr. Franken's victory. At his press conference, he emphasized his eagerness to help President Obama push through his agenda -- a reminder to Minnesotans what an unintentionally pregnant decision they made when electing the former comedian as the filibuster-breaking 60th Senator.
Mr. Franken said yesterday: "I won by 312 votes, so I really have to earn the trust of the people who didn't vote for me." How long that attitude of humility will last in the world's most self-congratulatory deliberative body remains to be seen.
Wall Street Journal's Political Diary Online
01 July 09
AND NOW, THE AWFUL SPECTRE
The news for Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter isn't getting any better. Not only is the Republican-turned-Democrat all but certain now to face a primary challenge in his new party, but a poll shows that most of the state's citizenry is less than enchanted by his switcheroo.
This wasn't how Mr. Specter saw things panning out. The Pennsylvania senator had assumed that his payback for switching parties and giving Democrats their crucial 60th Senate vote would be a Democratic leadership that somehow made sure he had smooth sailing to his new party's Senate nomination. Mr. Specter left the GOP precisely because he expected next year's GOP primary to be insurmountable given deepening conservative hostility. He figured he'd be embraced by the Democratic left for having occasionally fought for their positions and having been vilified by the right.
But Democrats aren't cooperating. Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak is openly fundraising for a primary bid, assembling a campaign team, and claiming he has permission for a run from his wife. Mr. Sestak was supposedly waiting for his second-quarter fundraising results at the end of this month to confirm he had the financial backing to run, but he let the cat out of the bag today in Wayne County, saying he would definitely get into the race. Mr. Sestak already had been taking open shots at his party's leadership -- including President Obama and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell -- who've tried to warn him away from running. "The Democratic establishment may have anointed [Specter]" he recently said, "but I stress that it's the establishment. They do not represent the working families who watched Arlen vote with George Bush 80% of the time and supported the economic policies and a war that led us into this recession and weakened our national security."
Worse for Mr. Specter, Mr. Sestak may have a point about the Democratic leadership misjudging the electorate's acquiescence in the Specter switch. According to a new survey by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College, Mr. Specter's job approval rating plummeted to 34% in June, compared to 52% in March (before he left the GOP). Only 28% of Pennsylvania voters say he deserves to be re-elected. That number was 40% in March. The poll's director, G. Terry Madonna, was quoted in the Philadelphia Daily News saying that Mr. Specter now has "the worst of both worlds. Republicans have fallen away from him because he left his party, and Democrats are unhappy with him for lots of different reasons."
Mr. Sestak went out of his way to highlight these numbers in his most recent fundraising email, saying: "We've got a race!!"
by Kim Strassel
The Wall Street Journal's Political Diary Online
01 July 09
BARRY SOETORO aka BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
He is not eligible to be
President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact REGARDLESS of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not eligible
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth as required by the Constitution.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
The FACT that he was not born of TWO US CITIZEN PARENTS is all that matters. The question of his birth certificate is a distraction (a distraction fostered by Obama’s supporters?) that ought not to occupy our time and resources.
However, it is possible that he is not a United States
citizen at all even if he was born in Kenya, as three witnesses have testified. The reason is because his mother could not pass her US citizenship on to her son because she did not live continuously in the United States for five full years after her fourteenth birthday as required by the US immigration law in effect during that period of time.
Check it out:
Also, an excellent introductory primer on Obama Presiidential Eligibility is to be found at:
His usurpation can only be corrected (1) by Congress through his Impeachment and Removal [something which will never happen in a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid], or (2) it can be
corrected by his resignation, which could happen if the public presssure on him to resign becomes great enough, or (3) by his removal by the United States Supreme Court affirming a Quo Warranto decision of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia [which process Attorney General Eric Holder would never allow to even begin] or (4) by an amendment to the Constitution,
which will never happen because that again would require the agreement of a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid.
HERE IS THE QUESTION WHICH EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD BE ASKING HIS OR HER CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS
“During the 2008 election, then Senator Obama published a statement at his website which said that his birth status was ‘governed’ by the British Nationality Act of 1948. Can you please tell me, and the American people, how a person governed - at birth - by British law, can be a natural born citizen of the United States and thus constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States?”
- Leo Rugiens