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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:43 PM

 

How is it that Mitt Romney can talk of his father being "born in Mexico"

Yet no one asks the obvious follow-up question?

"If, as you say, your father was born in Mexico, how could he have attempted to gain the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1968? Didn't your father understand the Constitution?"

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Reply How is it that Mitt Romney can talk of his father being "born in Mexico" (Original post)
louis c Jul 2012 OP
Politicalboi Jul 2012 #1
russspeakeasy Jul 2012 #4
HubertHeaver Jul 2012 #14
russspeakeasy Jul 2012 #19
CBGLuthier Jul 2012 #2
SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2012 #3
BumRushDaShow Jul 2012 #5
SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2012 #7
BumRushDaShow Jul 2012 #15
kentuck Jul 2012 #6
SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2012 #8
kentuck Jul 2012 #10
Puregonzo1188 Jul 2012 #11
SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2012 #13
kentuck Jul 2012 #17
SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2012 #18
treestar Jul 2012 #9
Brickbat Jul 2012 #12
rustydog Jul 2012 #16
sorefeet Jul 2012 #20

Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. Silly, he's white

 

Why should some reporter embarrass him like that.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:49 PM

4. You just don't ask that kind of question of the mega wealthy.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:50 PM

14. That question was being asked in 1968 when George Sr's

campaign collapsed and the question became moot.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:43 PM

19. it will be moot again because we don't have a journalist asking

questions and following up.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. Yes but his pre-existence was 100% american

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:48 PM

3. Because a child born to American citizens abroad

Is still a natural born American citizen, so long as the proper paperwork is filed.

**edited for crappy grammar

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:53 PM

5. Is that why they had to pass a resolution

to assure us that Mclame was "natural born"?

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/sres511

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 07:07 PM

7. They didn't have to

It had already been researched for his previous Presidential run. I have no idea why they did it, but they certainly didn't have to.

http://travel.state.gov/law/family_issues/birth/birth_593.html

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:52 PM

15. I.e.

the advent of the so-called "birtherism" against Barack Obama backfired during the 2008 election because of McCain (who was born in Panama and technically not even on the base - he was supposedly born off base)... And thus some realized "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" (thus the resolution for McCain). And the irony still exists today with Rmoney as long as the rethugs continue to twist into pretzels making up nonsensical definitions of what is "natural born".

We know that being the child of an American citizen = an American citizen and being born in the U.S. = an American citizen. But rethugs want to change the rules to fit their crazy birther rants against one person - the current President of the United States.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:58 PM

6. And Obama's mother was not American??

I don't recall that being an issue with George Romney??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 07:09 PM

8. Who said she wasn't an American citizen?

It only matters if one believes that President Obama was born in Kenya, which no sane person believes.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 07:22 PM

10. So if he was born in Kenya...

He is not an American citizen?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:40 PM

11. Apparently not because his mother was under 21 at the time and his father was not a citizen or

some other bizarre archaic bullshit that was the case when Obama was born and isn't anymore. At least that's how I saw it explained one time. It's a really bizarre and obscure technicality if it's true.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:43 PM

13. Where the hell are you getting this stuff?

Certainly not from anything I've posted.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:18 PM

17. Have you been living in a cave?

Haven't you heard the right-wing arguments about Obama not being a US citizen??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:26 PM

18. Of course I have

Which, if you had read the post you responded to you, you would have known, since I stated that no sane person would believe he was born in Kenya.

I'm wondering where you came up with the question about his mother not being a U.S. citizen.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 07:19 PM

9. Here is how the racist as swipes deal with it:

Some admit Obama was born in Hawaii but claim the "natural born citizen" term refers only to those born in the US of US parents. Therefore Obama does not qualify because his father was a foreigner. When asked why Mittwit is not disqualified on the same grounds they cite the difference as that George Romney was a US citizen born abroad, not a foreigner born abroad like Barack Obama Sr. Therefore Rmoney is a NBC but not Obama.

Like the Founding Fathers thought it should turn on that fine distinction.

It's really just a search for a way to make the black guy disqualified. They'd be looking for another way if Barack Sr. had been an American.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:42 PM

12. He retroactively became an American.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:54 PM

16. Willard is an "anchor baby" ?

Maybe he should "Self-Deport!"

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:19 PM

20. I also heard he was born in Kenya but if his

mother would live in Hawaii for a year and a half after the birth she could get a hawaiian birth certificate. And that is how they got it in the newspaper as being born there.
That from my birther neighbor.

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