ABC Confirms Mitt Romney IS Eligible To Run !!
(HANDOUT, Reuters / May 29, 2012)
Well. I am, …. Well. ABC. Well.
Sure, they did misrepresent the issue about as horribly as they could. They spun it around like a whirly-gig in a nor’easter, confused about every issue included in this article, and made it all twisty and turny so that it ended back up at:
May 30, 2012 12:20pm
Birther Saga Continues:
Turns out Romney gave his “birth certificate” (shown above) to Reuters at his fundraiser.
Reuters posted an image of it along with a full article, (at pink link), which shows quite clearly that a COPIED and SCANNED birth certificate printed on safety paper presents the word “VOID” along the margins of the document.
Recall please, that obama’s “long form birth certificate”, (at pink link), shows no such disclaimer on it anywhere. Neither did the VOID disclaimer appear on either of the two “short form” birth certificates that the obama campaign touted as genuine. But it does appear on this Hawaiian short form birth certificate:
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The birth certificate has a visible reminder of a more legitimate “birther” controversy — efforts by Romney’s father to run for president despite being born in Mexico. George Romney was granted American citizenship because his parents were U.S. citizens — but Democrats in Congress preempted his run by questioning his eligibility.
The Congressional Research Service even stepped in, siding with the elder Romney.
This CRS OPINION was of course, non-binding. It was thoroughly discussed and debunked at the Free Republic blog in March of this year: (at pink link).
ABC goes on:
It’s perhaps a sign of the absurdity of American politics that the modern birther fringe movement has gained so much attention in the media and among right-wing critics of Obama. Before releasing his long-form birth certificate last year in response to Trump’s demands, Obama had made public his own “Certificate of Live Birth,” which birthers claimed wasn’t a real birth certificate.
Uh, ABC, if I could just make one point here…………”Birthers” were right, and what they were asking for was the more complete copy, the “long form birth certificate”. When obama did release an image on the White House website, it was clear to even NON-birthers that the scanned image was an inferior forgery.
ABC makes it clear, if you know how to navigate the spin, that:
George Romney was granted American citizenship because his parents were U.S. citizens
AND: They leave out that Mitt Romney was born in Michigan, thereby making him a natural born Citizen who was born on US soil to two US citizens. They (ABC) can’t quite bring themselves to making that link for their readers though. They avoid doing so by linking to the Reuters article which has the image topping this post.
So, in a round about way, they do confirm Mitt’s eligibility. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/birther-saga-continues-romney-releases-birth-certificate/#comment-26455241
Frankly I think it’s a sign of the absurdity of the douchbag who wrote the piece to suggest that the “modern birther fringe movement” are “fringe” because they choose to honor the Constitution as it was written, and with the original intent.
Primary evidence of original meaning is how words were used in common discourse and the definitions in contemporaneous dictionaries and legal sources. Circumstantial evidence includes the drafting and ratification conventions, public debates, and so forth. At the time the Constitution was WRITTEN.
But hey, ABC actually took the time and made the effort to confirm that Mitt’s father, George Romney, was a US CITIZEN prior to Mitt being born in the UNITED STATES. That means Mitt is a natural born Citizen, born to two US citizens on US soil. And ABC actually got that verified? ABC?
ABC has also rooted out the fact that George Romney was HOUNDED off of the campaign trail by the Democrats BECAUSE HE WAS NOT BORN IN THE US! Hilarious as it gets. Especially when you consider that every single obama fan has claimed that NOTHING like this “Birtherism” has EVER HAPPENED TO A WHITE PERSON! Bwahahahahaha!