|Rep. Farenthold with "friend."|
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) told constituents at an event Saturday in his district that, although it would amount to a fruitless effort that could potentially damage the country, Republicans have the votes in the House to impeach President Barack Obama.
Fielding a question from a birther at a gathering in Luling, Texas, Farnethold at first lamented that Congress didn't do more to investigate Obama's birth certificate.
“I think unfortunately the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue.” Farenthold said. “The original Congress when his eligibility came up should have looked into this and they didn’t. I’m not sure how we fix it.”
“You tie into a question I get a lot, if everybody's so unhappy with what the President’s done, why don’t you impeach him,” Farenthold continued. “I’ll give you a real frank answer about that, if we were to impeach the President tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it. But it would go to the Senate and he wouldn’t be convicted.”
You know I kind of wish that the Republicans DID try to impeach the President. I don't think anything would drive Democrats to the polls quite like that.
As for the birther issue, when will they let that stupid idea go?
The President is serving his SECOND term, even if they were to somehow prove that he was not a natural born citizen (Which of course they can't) it would have NO impact whatsoever at this point.
Which brings me to the glaringly hypocrisy of those trying to pimp Ted Cruz as a potential presidential candidate in 2016.
Unlike Obama, Cruz actually WAS born outside of this country to a father who was not a citizen and a mother who was. And yet, besides Donald Trump (Who essentially gave him the benefit of the doubt), there has not been a peep.
When asked Cruz has responded with "My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She is a U.S. citizen. So I am a U.S. citizen by birth."
Well the President's mother, Ann Dunham, was born in Wichita, Kansas, so why would that NOT have automatically made HIM a US citizen as well?
As much as I dislike Cruz, and believe me I do, I kind of hope he runs just so we can really address this birther thing once and for all. As you know I REALLY enjoy calling the Republicans out on their hypocrisy and this seems like a gift wrapped opportunity to do so.
Update: Oops spoke too soon. It looks like Ann Coulter is also not totally convinced that Cruz is eligible to run for President.
Oh, this is going to get good!