In a seemingly last ditch effort to kickstart a dying campaign, lapdogs of McCain/Palin, such as Philip J. Berg, Andy Martin, and Judah Benjamin, have again been pushing the theory that Obama is ineligible to run for president. In the beginning, the theory of the lapdogs was that Obama was not a “natural born citizen,” because his mother was not old enough to qualify Obama for automatic citzenship. This “theory” was quickly refuted with proof that Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 at 7:24 p.m. As most people know, Hawaii gained statehood on August 21, 1959. Thus, as the credible, corroborated, and accurate proof revealed, Obama was born in the United States and was a natural born citizen, as opposed to a naturalized one.
Apparently recognizing the overwhelming evidence, the lapdogs of McCain/Palin, particularly Philip J. Berg, Andy Martin, and Judah Benjamin, decided to change their theory . . . not suprisingly. Instead of presenting a hyper-technical argument about what it means to be a natural-born citzen — such as the now refuted arguments against McCain’s eligibility (he was born in the Panama Canal Zone) — Berg, Martin, and Benjamin have taken a new approach that shows how desperate the McCain/Palin campaign has become. The theory is this: Senator Barack Obama was born in the Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya. Unfortunately for Berg, Martin, and Benjamin, there is no credible, corroborated, and accurate proof of this at all. Not an iota, unless you include the unnamed “sources” that they claim to have. Of course, they have been unnamed for some time now, probably because they don’t exist and, even if they did, their information can neither be corroborated or deemed credible. For McCain supporters, I don’t know whether it’s the guilt that is driving supporters to believe what is essentially bull at its highest and purest level.
Judah Benjamin, who I take it is one of the “scholars” of this Barack-isn’t-a-natural-born-citizen-theory, has used a “clever” way of making an argument, similar to the technique Palin used during the debates when the moderator asked her to talk about the economy and Palin said, “I would like to talk about energy policy.” Yeah, okay. Do you think we’re that stupid? Benjamin spends a whole article assuming — without pointing to any proof — of how Barack and all the democracts violated all these laws IF Barack, in fact, was born in the Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya. Through the article, the “if” slowly disappears and then, towards the end of the article, it becomes a fact (for example: “alternatively, his UK and Colonies Birth Certificate issued in Mombasa in August 1961 could be [a] fraudulent and Illegal Document” . . . what birth certificate issued in Mombasa???)
Here’s an example of Mr. Benjamin’s, err, thorough reasoning:
Unfortunately for [Barack Obama], his actions in regard to the Admission of his UK & Colonies and Kenyan Citzenships and his Indonesian Citizenship by Adoption, his frequent apparent Breaches of the Logan Act, his probable breaches of the Hobbs Act, the Hatch Act, USC Title 18 Part One Chapter 63 Section 1346 and the RICO statute make this defense wholly untenable, especially when one considers the fact that [Barack Obama] holds a JD from Harvard Law.
Interesting. Too bad none of this actually makes a lick of sense. Mr. Benjamin then goes on to talk about a resolution in April 2008 stating that McCain is eligible to be president. The resolution, which was non-binding, stated, “There is no evidence of the intention of the framers or any Congress to limit the constitutional rights of children born to Americans serving in the military nor to prevent those children from serving as their country’s president.” Mr. Benjamin, apparently either because he doesn’t know how to read or just wants to avoid the whole purpose of the resolution, finds ominous that Barack Obama supported a clause within the resolution that stated, “Whereas previous presidential candidates were born outside of the United States of America and were understood to be eligible to be President.” Mr. Benjamin, in his “enlightenment,” argues that this is the damning piece of evidence, the smoky gun behind the grassy knoll, that Obama was trying “to create a blanket resolution covering all foregin born candidates.” Interesting, but like most of Mr. Benjamin’s claims, it does not flow from logic. The whole point of the clause and the resolution here was that McCain, who was not born in the United States, was still a “natural born citizen” despite this fact.
In the end of his article, Mr. Benjamin get’s one thing right when he says, “I do not insist that any of this is true and to me it makes little difference if it is.”
No kidding. And to Philip J. Berg: what happened to you, man?
You can find his article, along with the mysterious Clinton supporters who are now supporting McCain, here.