Obamessiah Backs Law To Help Maverick

Will he wash McCain’s feet next? (Ok, cheap Bible based shot. Sue me)

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign announced he would co-sponsor legislation introduced yesterday by his political ally Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) to ensure that John McCain can become president, even though he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.

The issue of McCain’s eligibility was raised in a New York Times article noting the constitutional requirement that a U.S. president be a “natural-born citizen” had never been fully defined.

The McCaskill bill, submitted immediately after she scrawled it onto a notepad on the Senate floor in response to the Times story, would establish the eligibility of anyone born to a U.S. citizen who is serving overseas as an active or reserve member of the U.S. armed forces. The Arizona senator’s father was a Navy officer serving in the Canal Zone when McCain was born there in 1936.

Of course, now the bill has to pass. Considering the way the Democrat Senate has been going, should be about December before it is voted on.

Meanwhile, in McCain’s case, it is not necessary. Any person born in a U.S. Territory is considered a natural citizen, unless born to foreign diplomatic personnel. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, which was a Territory, at least until Jimmy Carter gave it away. Ergo, he is eligible to be President. But, what McCaskill is doing could have implications for someone else in the future, and should be settled. Someone born to two natural American citizens who are serving overseas at, say, Ramstein AB in Germany, should not have their natural born status questioned.

Crooks and Liars, like the NY Times, is “just wondering. Hint, hint.”

Sweetness and Light: May Allah preserve us from such preposterous pig ignorance.

Mind you, St. Obama pretends to be a Constitutional scholar.

Jonah Goldberg: I love arcane debates over arcana, but John McCain is a US citizen, eligible to be president of the United States. Period. Full stop. The New York Times story that launched this whole discussion was absurd. No one is going to successfully contest McCain’s standing (though I’m sure some idiot will try).

Previously here and here.

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3 Responses to “Obamessiah Backs Law To Help Maverick”

  1. Scrapiron says:

    The clowns are in charge of congress so the circus must go on. Besides while they are wasting time due to they’re lack of knowledge of the constitution they aren’t spending my money. Maybe they can borrow KKK Byrds copy of the constitution and hire some third grade student to explain it to them.

  2. It would be poetic if this is the only piece of actual, substantive legislation they pass this year.

  3. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Just read a quick outline of ISLAM 101 on http://www.jihadwatch.org and if the liberal Defeatocraps had read it, they would be kissing General Petreus’ *ss right now in Iraq! Are We 3 the only ones that get it?

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