Jeff Flake to Birthers: Time to Accept "Reality"

Attention GOPers: Listen to Congressman Jeff Flake.
Senate hopeful Jeff Flake is a refreshing voice of sanity in a state filled with lunatics.

Unlike several GOP members of the Arizona state Legislature (see all their names right here), Flake doesn't see President Barack Obama as a Kenyan version of the Manchurian Candidate, and has a message for those who do: "get off this kick."

In an interview with CNN's Kiran Chetry this morning, Flake was the latest to set the record straight about the president's citizenship, saying "Barack Obama is a citizen of the country. We ought to get off this kick. And there are plenty of differences we have with the president between Republicans and Democrats than to spend time on something like this."

Flake should teach a seminar on time management at the Arizona State Capitol, where a few weeks ago, 41 members of the Arizona state Legislature signed on to re-introduce the "Birther Bill," which would require anyone who wants to run for president or vice-president to prove their U.S. citizenship before their name's allowed on the ballot in Arizona -- even though it happens to already be a federal requirement to land either job.

Thankfully, sparing Arizona any further humiliation, the bill failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. However, with other pressing issues at hand, namely a pesky $2 billion budget shortfall, it's sickening to know that this is the sort of bullshit these bozos are discussing -- on the taxpayer dime, no less.

Flake's comments are in response to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, which concludes that about 70 percent of Americans aren't certain whether Obama is an American citizen -- 51 percent saying they don't think Obama was born in the U.S.

"I have a hard time believing that poll," Flake continues. "I think that most people understand and accept the reality. The reality is that, yes, he was born in the United States. And so I hope that's not an issue going forward."

It's like a breath of fresh air...

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There is a theory starting to hit the web that says Frank Marshall Davis is likely Obama's dad and in the 60's wasn't it easier to have an African father than an African-American?

I'm just saying....


Too bad, and I was so looking forward to voting against Flake in the general election, but with statements like that he'll never make it past the primaries!


Against The Old School
Against The Old School

Kudos to Jeff Flake for doing what is for once--bringing in a rational sense of normalcy. Into a state full Repugnant numbskulls. That none of the GOPsuckers are able to do. Not even the old man McCain will ever do again.

That's because he's young like us.

All the other flaccid old fools are from yesterdays long gone.

J Curwen
J Curwen

Wow! An Arizona Republican shows a grain of horse sense. Mark this day on the calendar so we can note the anniversary of this bizarre occurance.


Unfortunately, Roy, the article you posted the link to is so filled with errors as to be virtually worthless. To take one big example, the author tries to claim that it was the States that provided the naturalization process. Sorry, but Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 4 of the Constitution gives Congress the power "to establish a uniform rule of naturalization". Which, as Hamilton noted in Federalist Paper 32, vested exclusive power over naturalization in Congress "because if each State had power to prescribe a DISTINCT RULE, there could not be a UNIFORM RULE". (Emphasis in the original.)


Why is that an error (if Madison really suggested it) when it was well established by written law that the naturalization process started in state courts and where aliens were required to have resided for one year per state law and 2-5 years in the U.S.?

Hardly an error, dude.

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