Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 15

On the President’s Birth Certificate
I continue to be amazed that numerous partisans continue to maintain that President Obama was not “naturally born” in this country, thus the Constitution doesn’t support his presidency. Of course many of these people would claim fraud even if they pulled the certificate themselves from the Hawaii files.

I offer these two sources for the sensible seeking closure to this conspiracy theory.

FYI: Hawaii law only releases birth and marriage certificates to the person on the documents or their immediate relatives.

On Partisan Divisions
Is anyone tired of the opposing party giving their response after the president addresses Congress? Come on parties, start showing country-first behavior … yes that also applies to the Democrats the next time you’re out of the White House.

Although the call of socialism by the GOP against the President Obama continues to serve as red meat for the partisans, the language of socialism and idolization of Joe the Plumber serves as an intentionally-delivered divisive wedge. Why? Surely not for the purpose of working toward a constructive solution; therefore it is only aimed at regaining their political foothold. Nothing else and nothing more.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is calling for a spending freeze. How about starting with freezing Congressional salaries until the Federal government operates for two consecutive years without a deficit? Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi (another problem) squashed that idea.

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) states, “In just one month, the Democrats have spent more than President Bush spent in seven years on the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina combined.” Here’s the math.

On Earmarks
I’ve taken my shots at John Boehner many times, but he was correct to remind President Obama about his campaign stance on earmarks.

I know earmarks are actually a small percentage of the budget. People simply want efficient spending, which may be wishful thinking. For those wanting more on the Pelosi-Reid-led legislation of earmarks, here’s a source.

On President Bush
I continue to hope that neither Obama administration nor Congress will waste their time, effort, and money toward investigating the Bush administration. There are bigger and more important problems on the plate!

I just finished an article about loyalists working to preserve his legacy. One way or the other, time – and only time – will make that decision.

11 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 15

  1. Annenberg’s factcheck.org states that the COLB is the BC. If so, why do Obama’s lawyers troop around the country fighting requests to produce it?

    (Stop and think about that. It’s not hard.)

    There are many open questions about Obama’s entire citizenship history. He just needs to answer them, like every other employee must do.


    • Unknown Reader,
      This is where we disagree, thus why I return the question to ask why do you chose to ignore the evidence?

      1) According to Hawaii law, how could have produced the document other than the president?
      2) Both the sources I cited confirmed the document.

      Thanks for confirming my point.


    • 3rd Stone,
      The Onion has great stuff … wonderful parody … but only for people with a sense of humor. I saw a short article of quotes .. was that it or was it one of the video news segments?
      Thanks for comment.


  2. Some of these people are just upset that they lost and refuse to accept that their ideology failed. They’re just out of touch with reality. Hawaii is apart of the union the last I’ve checked. The opposition signifies something more about the person that they will not own up to, but I agree with you that the whole conspiracy is ridiculous.

    How about investigating whether George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove are not criminal.



    • Tim,
      As I like to say, elections shouldn’t be treated as sporting events.

      As I’ve said on this blog more than once, I remain against investigating the past admin – although I know you were using that as an example to make a point.

      Thanks for the visit.


  3. Frank, am I sick of the party-lines following presidential spoutings? Sick is not a good word for it. Those “responses” make me want to puke, regardless if it is a donkey or an elephant grinding out the rhetoric. It’s “who shot John?” and “he said, she said” at its worst.

    My solution is not to watch the blow-dried talking heads, whether elected or paid by networks, attempt to tell me how to think.

    That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. Moderation in all things.



    • Wow Joe … tell us how you really feel!

      You’re right on the mark and I like the way you said it. No matter the party, the opposition speaking out against the president immediately after the president speaks just doesn’t seem right. As I’ve said before, it’s party first! Nothing against Governor Jindal, but this one just hit me the wrong way.

      Thanks Joe … and being the weekend, I know you’re weekly post is around the corner!


  4. Well, while we are at it, regarding pursuing the previous administration … it’s no better than legal masturbation. Frank, your observation was spot on, IMHO. We have bigger fish to fry.


    • Joe,
      I keep thinking about how much Ken Starr/Whitewater cost the public … and how little was got from it … simply mere politics.

      Thanks Joe for your thoughts … well said!


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