I am loath to defend Barack Obama, but the insane hatred the far right is spinning against Obama has reached the point where it needs to end. Someone needs to pull the plug.
Unfortunately, there is no other way to describe this latest anti-Obama offering but racist.
“…Pamela Geller’s rabid anti-Muslim activism helped her win friends in the conservative movement and the Republican Party, and she even had her own panel at CPAC earlier this year. But Geller has now been focusing her efforts on a different issue: Birtherism. Geller accused President Obama of doctoring his birth certificate and took to the Birther website WorldNetDaily to claim that Obama is ineligible to be president because his parents had a sham marriage. Virginia School of Law professor G. Edward White plainly points out that the term “natural born citizen” is “understood to mean a person born in the United States or born abroad to parents who are both American citizen” (emphasis mine) and had nothing to do with the children of purported “sham marriages.” But for Geller, who now professes to be an expert on Obama’s parents’ romantic life, even if Obama was born in the United States he can’t be considered a “natural born citizen” because the Founders wouldn’t have wanted “an illegitimate child of a foreign bigamist” to be President:…”
The other day, Pam Geller wrote the following:
“…That would make the president illegitimate. In 1787, illegitimate children had different rights. There is no way the founders of this great nation intended for an illegitimate child of a foreign bigamist to attain the highest, most powerful position in the new land.
All this means that President Barack Hussein Obama is not natural born. His father was not a U.S. citizen; he is, by that very fact, disqualified to serve as president of the United States. Those who believe that the “natural born” requirement is no longer relevant in our modern age are wrong. The Founding Fathers added this to the requirements for someone serving as president to make it difficult for a spy or traitor to attain the highest office in the land. Clearly, from Obama’s performance, this is a considerable cause for concern….”
I am loath to mention this, but there is considerable evidence in South Carolina that John C. Calhoun was the father of Abraham Lincoln. That would render Lincoln illegitimate. In fact, The Pink Flamingo has even interviewed members of the Hanks family from Anderson, SC who say the story is true.
“...Last week a judge of North Carolina’s Superior Court handed down his considered opinion that Abraham Lincoln was the illegitimate son of South Carolina’s fire-breathing State’s-righter John C. Calhoun.
Since the day Lincoln was nominated for the Presidency, amateur historians of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains have tried to prove that he was illegitimate. The Calhoun theory was not new. When it was first advanced, in 1911, it was soon shown that the Nancy Hanks in the case eventually became a respectable Mrs. South. But there still remained: 1) at least 20 other Nancy Hankses, each of whom is claimed to have borne Abe Lincoln; 2) nine alleged fathers. In the course of a rambling book (Random Thoughts and the Musings of a Mountaineer—Rowan Printing Co., Salisbury, N.C.; $2.50), Judge Felix E. Alley announced that he has found the right Nancy Hanks.
His story: the real Nancy Hanks, the natural daughter of a well-born Virginia planter, was a pretty barmaid at her Aunt Ann’s tavern at Craytonville, S.C. Calhoun, who was just beginning law practice, stopped there often on his way home from court. When Nancy was discovered pregnant, Calhoun quickly admitted his guilt and gave her $500 to leave the State. For a second $500 he arranged to have a trader’s hired hand take her home with him. The hired hand was husky, hard-drinking Tom Lincoln. When the trader’s wife objected to having an unmarried expectant mother under her roof, the trader gave Tom $15, a mare and a mule, to take Nancy away and marry her. After a brawl over the fee, the marriage was performed on June 12, 1806. Judge Alley is not positive of Abe’s birthplace or the date. He strongly suspects the child saw the marriage ceremony….”
It’s like this, The Pink Flamingo went to Clemson University, which is situated on the plantation that John C. Calhoun left to his daughter. The story is an oldie-goldie there in the upstate of South Carolina.
Now, if one were to follow through on Geller’s theory that Obama should not be POTUS, and I truly wish he was not, then Abraham Lincoln should be viewed with suspicion. It doesn’t matter if the John C. Calhoun story is true or not. All we need is a little innuendo and there she blows!
Geller damns Obama’s father for his polygamy. She might want to consider the case of Andrew Jackson and his beloved Rachel and their little bigamy problem.
“…The most famous case in the United States was that of Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel Robards. Ms. Robards’ husband had applied for a divorce, but it had not been granted (it required legislative approval) at the time of her second marriage. She completed the divorce and then the Jacksons remarried. Jackson was embarrassed for life over his carelessness (he was a lawyer and a judge), which had hurt his wife’s reputation. Having several wives at the same time is called “polygamy” and being married to several husbands is “polyandry.”…”
Jackson, who is considered by some historians to have been quite “crooked” adored his wife.
“...Rachel Donelson Robards is said to be among one of the first settlers of Tennessee. She was considered rather beautiful in her younger years and was quite vivacious. She had been in an unhappy marriage with Captain Lewis Robards, a man subject to irrational fits of jealous rage, and the two separated in 1790. Jackson, who had first arrived in Nashville in 1788 and lived as a boarder with Rachel Stockley Donelson, mother of Rachel Donelson Robards, married Rachel after believing that Robards had obtained a divorce. However, the divorce had never been completed, making Rachel’s marriage to Jackson technically bigamous and therefore invalid. After the divorce (the first in Kentucky history) was officially completed, Rachel and Jackson remarried in 1794. During the Election of 1828, she was accused of being a bigamist, among other things, by supporters of John Quincy Adams. Despite the accusations, Jackson won by a comparative landslide, probably due to his military record and offers of patronage. Rachel Jackson died right before the electoral ball for the new President. Jackson blamed his opposition for her death. Today, the 1828 election is considered by some historians to be one of the meanest in American history.
Jackson and his wife enjoyed a genuine love match. In 1813, she wrote, “Do not my Beloved Husband let the love of Country, fame and honor let you forget you have me without you I would think them all empty shadows You will say this is not the Language of a Patriot but it is the language of a Faithfull wife…” When she died, he was inconsolable. He refused to believe she was actually dead and insisted that blankets be laid on her body in case she woke up and needed warmth. He built a tomb for her in her flower garden (one visitor to the Hermitage stated, “I have never seen anyone as enthusiastically fond of flowers as the General’s Lady”). According to his granddaughter, Rachel Jackson Lawrence, Jackson visited Rachel’s grave every night at sunset. He hung her portrait at the foot of his bed so she would be the first thing he saw in the morning and the last thing he saw at night, and he once said, “Heaven will be no heaven for me if she is not there.”…”
Jackson always considered the nastiness of the press and his opposition to be one of the reasons his beloved Rachel had her fatal heart attack.
What about this?
How long will this be allowed to continue?
“…The release of Barack Hussein Obama I’s immigration file is stunning in what it reveals and the questions it poses. BHO I’s visa expired Aug. 8, 1961 (Barack Junior was born Aug. 4, 1961) – is that why he married Obama’s mother? Stanley Ann Dunham was a white girl in a family way with a mixed-race child, desperate for legitimacy in a culture that condemned such behavior as abject immorality, and Barack Obama Sr. was a con man from Kenya desperate to stay in the USA. Was the marriage merely a business arrangement (she was 17 when she got pregnant)? Is that why it was so important to place the ads in the Hawaiian papers announcing the birth of the future president – because his father was about to be deported?…”
How does Geller explain Warren G. Harding?