State Senate Gives Preliminary Approval to "Birther" Bill. Welcome to Arizona, the "Meth Lab of Democracy"

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The Arizona Senate gave preliminary approval to the "Birther" bill, which would require any presidential candidate to prove to state election officials that they are U.S. citizens, old enough to hold office, and meet residency requirements -- despite each of these things already being federal requirements to land the job.

The bill already has failed in the Arizona Legislature twice -- once last year and once in the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year. However, thanks to a strike-everything amendment, it's found its way back onto the plates of state legislators.

This version is slightly different -- some GOP legislators thought the original bill, which required a long-form birth certificate to prove a candidate's citizenship, is a little over the top.

We'd argue the whole damn bill is over the top, considering it's in direct response to the repeatedly debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's citizenship and the right-wing conspiracy theorist "birther" movement.

The amended version of the bill offers some alternatives to a long-form birth certificate, including a baptismal or circumcision certificate, a hospital birth record, a postpartum medical record, or an early census record.

If a candidate can't provide any of these items, a notarized affidavit of two or more people who witnessed the candidate's birth would be satisfactory.

The bill now is well on its way to the desk of Governor Jan Brewer, who probably sign it (she may not be as big a nut at the legislators who supported this bill, but she's afraid of them). This, of course, will further Arizona's reputation as what Daily Show host Jon Stewart calls the "meth lab of democracy."
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Vincent Jappi
Vincent Jappi

You have to show your birth certificate in order to get a driver's license.And you shouldn't have in order to become President of the United States?

The madness was to trust the bolsheviks at the head of he Democrat Party.

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The Grand Poobah State
The Grand Poobah State

So... If this shit doesn't pass, then what ??? We can't vote for president in AZ. ??? W O W !!!I think George W. Bush proved in 2000 that voting is a waste of time anyway. The D.C. boys are going to install whomever they want at 1600. If you don't like it, tough shit.Barack Obama ? Is he American ? Is he Muslim ?Is he even Black ?Is he Jan Brewer in blackface ???

With our history of fingerfuck presidents running amock around the planet, lying to us, blowing shit up, assassinating folks who won't go along with us holier-than-thou Americans, stealing other folk's oil and real estate, flying 757s into buildings, and claiming that God-All-Fuckin-Mighty himself gave us the green light to do it, does it really matter who or what is in the driver's seat at 1600 ?But, then again, the cadaverous desert whore, Jan Brewer is in charge of just one state ( sadly, it's this one ) and the only thing that she hasn't done is bring back public lynchings.So why would this non-sense surprise anyone ?

A State Revolver.Ethnic/gender abortions abolishment.Armed Nazis patrolling the U.S. border.A sociopath for a senator.An 80 year old media-whore sheriff.A re-animated corpse for a governor.

This is too funny... And if any of you Republican retards tells me to move to Russia, save your time, assholes, I AM A US CITIZEN, I don't have to go anywhere, bitches.

XSoldier
XSoldier

No wonder no businesses want to relocate here.

If I was a business owner in some other state, and I read what was being done here, I would not want to move here.

Can we PLEASE get some politicians with brains in their heads to ACTUALLY represent our interests?

Tom
Tom

Wake up you fucking morons !!! The economy is in the tank and all you can do is focus on everything but the economy. Time to clean the house from top to bottom.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Arizona, trying to affect federal election policy and law. Do we have a whole bunch of dunderhead politicians, or what?

Mrs. Brewer will sign it into law. She's too ignorant not too. "Tell me again, did Russ say I am supposed to sign this bill, or not? I'm so confused".

Rob
Rob

Is there a provision that this applies to only non Republican candidates?

Chilidawg
Chilidawg

I actually hope thatthis bill passes. It will be so much fun to see how fast it will get tossed out by the courts the first time it is challenged. Actually, I would like to see if all the Republican candidates can satisfy this law as well.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Yup. And House Speaker Kirk Adams just joined the list of politicians we need to boot from office. He took $1,100 worth of Fiesta Bowl paid trips to California.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Aint it fun to watch the cons self-destruct.

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