Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Republican Representative claims that Congress did not do enough to investigate President Obama's birth certificate, and claims the House has enough votes to impeach him. Update!

Rep. Farenthold with "friend."
Courtesy of TPM:  

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!

49 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Another white, fat, ugly Republican! And, I thought the new ones coming into their party were suppose to NOT follow the likes of the older guys!!!

    As to Cruz - another Texan - think the guy is a creep! He would never win against Hillary Clinton! But, she could stand up to him - there is no doubt about it. He'd be nothing more than an asshole to run against!

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    1. Anonymous2:19 PM

      Every time I see Cruz's face, he looks more and more effeminate. I am almost expecting to see him made-up and in full costume, in a Cabaret production. What is WITH the GOP (or their drinking water), anyhow?

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  2. Anonymous10:15 AM

    YUCK!! Why does the gop attract all the strange people? This Rep. Fart-N-Hold fits in with the repulsive repubs with multiple chins, large bellies and tiny brains. Impeach the President for what - being part black?

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    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      In their minds, YES!!! these are people who still think the "one" drop" rule holds. And the civil rights era never occurred. Remember, some of the more blatantly honest ones have publicly said "African-Americans benefited from slavery."

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    2. Anonymous11:25 AM

      And, I'll wager he has one tiny dick! The Republican guys are gross looking - McConnell, McCain, etc.

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    3. Anonymous1:24 PM

      Sort of O.T., but have you noticed that Cruz has the same 'raisin cookie' face Marcus Bachmann has? @11:25, I'll bet Ted prays a lot. lol!

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  3. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Donald Trump has already been questioned about Ted Cruz being born in Canada, even though Ted's mother was an American citizen. I like the part of Ted's biography where his father fought with Fidel's band of revolutionaries in Cuba. Papa Cruz had been put in prison by the Batista regime, so that's why he turned left, way left. He was on the TV the other day, making crazy remarks-- really "helping" his son, the potential candidate look even more extreme than he probably is.

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    1. Anonymous10:49 AM

      yeah - have to wonder what Palin thinks of Cruz continuing to pal around with this obvious Communist/terrorist/buddy of Castro's?

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    2. Anonymous10:57 AM

      Palin does not know what to think, until her speechwriter TELLS her what to think. Even then, she does not think, she just spouts off the speech in front of her, collects her check, and leaves.

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    3. Anonymous11:22 AM

      Sarah Palin is married or was married to an anti-American secessionist, Todd Palin.

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    4. Ted Cruz's Wiki bio says his father came to this country in 1957 then goes on to say that the father became a citizen in 2005. He was in this country for 48 years before he became a citizen.

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    5. Sally in MI1:17 PM

      But Daddy Cruz, of the Dominionist Church, beleives old Teddy is 'anointed' to be Prez. Funny, wasn't Sarah 'anointed' to be the national VP too? And that worked out So well for the GOP. These 'anointed' characters seem to ooze hate and despise most Americans. And guess what? The feeling is mutual! Go away, baggers. We will never let you take over this country, no matter how much money the Kochs throw into demonizing the Democrats.

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    6. Anonymous1:46 PM

      @11:22 I think they are still married but Sarah, Toad, and Bristle, at this point, are ready to implode. The whole saga reads like a script from a David Lynch film. We've got to do everything we can to put pressure on the exposure of Todd's nefarious doings.

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    7. Anonymous3:45 PM

      Yeah, c'mon 4-pee trolls. Defend and see how far you get.

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    8. Anonymous2:31 AM

      Anon 1:46
      I always thought yhe tale was more Coen brothers . But you may be right.babygate is Coen but pimping drigs and murder is Lynch.

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  4. Anonymous10:36 AM

    “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.”
    Well that hasn't stopped them from trying to repeal Obamacare 40 times. But their idiot supporters just lap it up and say "yea you are right - too bad there isn't anything we can do about it".

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    1. Anonymous4:09 PM

      Obamacare IS what they're afraid of because of the benefits, albeit not perfect. "I" still laugh that they blame him, as well, for spending when it's Congress that holds the purse strings. Holding on to their guns for dear life. "They're coming for us, yes they are!"

      Just. STUPID.

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  5. Anonymous10:41 AM

    I wondered why the name "Farenthold" seemed familiar. HIs step-grandmother is "Sissy" Farenthold, one of the staunchest and most liberal Democrats in Texas or anywhere. She was nominated to be vice president at the 1972 Democratic convention.

    Somehow, Blake went off the tracks. He's another one of those politicians who have "degrees" in radio and tv and "communications." He had a conservative radio talk show before being elected to the once-august House of Representatives. (fyi -- Sarah. "August" in this usage is an adjective. You can find the definition in your on-line dictionary.)

    I'll bet the "friend" in this photo is not his wife Debbie. Any takers?

    It would appear that Republicans are an equal-opportunity sleaze party.
    Although, admittedly, Anthony Weiner didn't picture himself grinning like a hippo on speed in his flannel pajamas.

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    1. Anonymous11:10 AM

      looks like you would be right:
      http://www.caller.com/photos/galleries/2012/may/30/primary-election-2012/64548/

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    2. Anne in Texas3:08 PM

      Sissy stores items at a facility my hubby manages. She thinks her nephew is one bigass dumb shit. Bob was needling her about this story yesterday when she was in. Sucks that he has the Farenthold name. Sissy's Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Farenthold

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  6. LoveAndKnishesFromBrooklyn10:42 AM

    Looks like Alfred E. Newman put on some weight!

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  7. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Gryphen please check the spelling of the Congresscritters name - I believe it is Fart&hold.

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  8. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Oh, and about Ted Cruz:

    His father fought with Fidel Castro but "didn't know" he was a Communist. lol.

    His father came to the U.S. in 1957, but didn't become a U.S. citizen for nearly 50 years. Why the delay?

    Mrs. Cruz works for Goldman, Sachs. Just a thought, when we look at some of his positions. More and more, it's the spouses of politicians whose financial ties should be examined.

    Or, in the case of Todd Palin, his side businesses.

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    As you point out, the President's mother was born in Kansas, from a long, long line of American citizens. He was born in Hawaii, a U.S. state. It matters not at all where his father was from.

    Except for those wingnuts who can't believe that anyone even half-black could race past them and become President. Can't be happening!

    And, as a note to Rep.Farenthold, it wasn't the Congress's job, then or now, to investigate the parentage of Barack Obama. His opponents -- Hillary Clinton and the Republican Party -- had ample time, almost two years, to do so. If you don't think they put all their money and manpower into doing so, you're living in a dream world. Oh, that's right. You are already.

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    1. Anonymous11:03 AM

      I had a child born in the U.K. and another in Germany, both on US bases. I was not a citizen, but their father was, so they are American citizens.

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    2. Sally in MI1:20 PM

      It always amused me that McCain, born in PANAMA, was never once questioned about his citizenship. Not once.

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  9. Anonymous11:11 AM

    I'll also wager that Ted Cruz had a LOT of scholarship help for him to attend Princeton and Harvard Law.
    The implication about both President Obama and Michelle Obama is that somehow they got preferential treatment in being accepted to Ivy League schools, and that, somehow, they really were taking the places of better-qualified white students. That's why there's always the question about seeing the President's transcripts. Clearly, he was a beneficiary of affirmative action, which means he didn't have to try as hard or be as smart as his white classmates.
    This argument, however, can also be used against Sen. Ted Cruz. He'd better not stick his neck out too far, because he's got affirmative action written all over him. Not to mention being born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to one U.S. citizen and one foreign-born, non-U.S. citizen. Using the birthers' argument, he's even less qualified to be President than is Barack Obama.

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    1. Sally in MI1:20 PM

      Exactly right! Great post!

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  10. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Cruz isn't eligible to run, the constitutions says NATURAL born citizen, though a change was made specifically for McCain, so it was changed to include children born off US soil, or not quite, Military bases are considered US soil. But we have already changed this for one republican, and I don't feel we need anymore changes to our constitutional amendments. BTW Cuban Cruz has no hope of getting the Hispanic vote anyway.

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    1. Anonymous1:01 PM

      There have been no changes to the Constitution.
      The Senate passed a Resolution on April 30 2008 that said John McCain was a natural born citizen. It also stated that according to the 1st Congress of the United States he was a natural born citizen.

      In 1790 the 1st Congress passed a bill called the Uniform Rules of Naturalization. Part of that bill said that any child born of a citizen of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the
      United States, shall be considered a natural born citizen.Provided,That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States.
      Phyllis from AR

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    2. "constitutions says NATURAL born citizen"

      The Constitution does not define natural born citizen. For many if not most ordinary non-lawyers, natural born citizen means someone who was naturally a citizen from the moment of their birth, needing no administrative or legal measures to change their citizenship to US citizen.

      This would include people born on American soil regardless of their parents' nationality, or people with a parent who is a US citizen at the time of the child's birth, wherever that birth might have been.

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    3. Anonymous7:25 PM

      A resolution IS a change to an amendment, idiot.

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  11. Anonymous12:09 PM

    This is free entertainment, watching Fox divas and egomaniacs and Tea Party leaders and Reince, Ann, Michele Malkin, Sean, and the gang get all wee-weed up, and get in the mud pit slinging mud at each other. It was bound to happen, and couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. Meanwhile, President Obama is enjoying his much-deserved vacation.

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  12. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Democrats didn't do enough to find out how a family practice physician pretended to be a high risk OB for a sitting governor. CBJ was not qualified for high risk pregnancies nor did her malpractice insurance cover her to act as one. A FPP would never induce a high risk pregnancy at MatSu.
    Did not happen.
    Someone ask that little birth question a babygate will be exposed.
    The statute of limitstions for sanctioning CBJ or MatSu are up- so maybe she will sing like a bird .
    What a disgrace to medicine that doctor and hospital are.
    I wonder if they committed FRAUD as well?

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    1. Anonymous12:49 PM

      If this Dr. CBJ and the Palins did conjure up a fake delivery, what would have prevented the Palins from doing other fakeries with this hospital? Could they have forced hospital board members to fake ID's of babies for whatever reasons and other criminal activity?

      What parent or mom-to-be would take a chance at being treated at this hospital, if they had an ounce of suspicion that the Governor had that kind of control? She could have faked hundreds of pregnancies and gotten away with it? Maybe the Trig birth is just the tip of the iceberg?

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    2. Anonymous2:01 PM

      Ask the murderers of the special care nurse (I can't remember her name) that burned along with her dogs, or the firebugs at the church that only burnt the vital birth records.

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    3. Anonymous2:34 AM

      That would be Dar Miller.
      Not sure if she fits in or not. I cant believe CBJ would let Palin get away with murder. This educated woman HAS to have some limits , doesnt she???

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  13. Shetland12:30 PM

    Is Fahrenthold into kinky pajama parties, or what?
    Jeez I'm glad I'm not a public figure.

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  14. Anonymous12:45 PM

    It does not matter where you are, or were born. All that matters is if one of you parents was a natural born citizen, that makes the children the same. I married a Dutch Marine 40 years ago and moved to The Netherlands. My oldest son is 39 and the younger son is 35. The both have USA passports and are natural born citizens. If they moved to the states for the required number of years, they could run for President, just as President Obama has done.

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    1. Sally in MI1:23 PM

      You make it sound like President Obama did something out of the ordinary. Unlike your kids, he was BORN IN AMERICA. On American soil. There is no issue with his birh, except among the GOPKlan who cannot conceive that not only is this black man American, he is their President and far smarter than any of them.

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  15. Anonymous2:18 PM

    The pathetic thing is that Black Farenthold is the step-grandson of Francis 'Sissy' Farenthold, a bright and talented progressive lawyer and democratic female state legislator in Texas 'back in the day'. I suspect that Blake got where he is largely due to his name. Meanwhile, Sissy must be rolling in her grave. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Farenthold

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    1. Sissy is still alive, not rolling in any grave yet. However, she's certainly embarrassed by her step-grandson's behavior. He's an imbecile and completely clueless, thus he fits in well with the GOP.

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  16. Crystal Sage2:23 PM

    I remember back when Arnold Schwarzenegger was the GOP Golden Boy, there was a move afoot to change the constitution to allow someone like Arnold to run for president. Didn't get much traction, but it was a scary thought that the son of a Nazi sympathizer could be elected president of the US.

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    1. Anonymous3:37 PM

      I remember that, too, Crystal Sage!

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  17. Anonymous2:48 PM

    DAYUM! Impeachment? Over WHAT? Oh yeah, that's right...half BLACK and America voted for him twice overwhelmingly despite your tripe, Cruz, and YOUR absolutely idiocy, $arah, Game Change loser, that never learns or cares to, that takes money to live from the "udderly" stupid and preach a God none of them worship, pass absolutely NO legislation to help anyone, but undermine because they have theirs and screw everyone else.

    To quote Charlie Sheen, President Obama is "winning!" Keep spouting that EVIL and disenfranchise voters lest Hillary kick your @ss, amirite? You have nothing. NOTHING.

    Check. MATE.

    Do these people ever QUIT? HAHAHAHAHAHA

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  18. Anonymous5:20 PM

    You need to see the whole picture of the Congressman..

    http://juanitajean.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/blake.jpg

    Yup that is a half naked minor he is partying with. What the hell Texas??

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  19. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Thanks a lot, Gryphen.

    Between this photo and the one of The Donald's rabid toupee, I am going to have some serious nightmares tonight!

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  20. Anita Winecooler6:32 PM

    Donald and Fahrentold with the birtherism, The teatards with voting to repeal Obama Care and Sarah with her "death Panels".
    Is this what it's come to in this country?
    The impaired calling to impeach.

    Proceed, assclowns!

    I see Rep. Farenthold and his "friend." got their fashion sense from the Palins, but they "work it" much better!

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  21. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Don't forget about his sister .... http://www.caller.com/news/2012/jul/03/sister-of-us-rep-blake-farenthold-among-4-on/

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  22. What are they going to impeach him for?

    Being President while black?

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