UPDATE: The Washington Independent had this to report on the electoral vote and, yes, that’s me the tinfoil nutjob being quoted:
“The House and Senate confirmed President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s 365-173 Electoral College win with no objections, confirming what some Republican staffers—their offices occasionally buffeted by complaints from Obama conspiracy theorists-said yesterday. It was the first protest-free ceremony of its kind since 1997, as Democrats rose to protest the Ohio vote count in 2005 and the Florida count in 2001.
Some Obama “Birthers” squealed in pain. That was predictable.
‘Before they conduct that count, they must investigate whether Barack Obama is Constitutionally eligible to be president which means they must vett (sic) him to see if he is a natural born citizen. This is the last backstop we the people have before we enter into a Constitutional crisis.’
The Obama “birth” scam has been great traffic and fundraising bait for some far-right web sites. World Net Daily, the site that publishes Swift Boat author Jerome Corsi — who also wrote a controversial, factually-challenged book sliming Obama — is already looking past this final confirmation of the president-elect’s victory, and offering readers the chance to pay $10 to Fed Ex the Supreme Court about more anti-Obama junk lawsuits challenging his win.”
Factually challenged book?! And the swiftboat book was so true that John Kerry never recovered from being swiftboated. I really cannot believe there was not even one challenge. They have all drunken the Kool-Aid. Look for there to be no argument in regards to the upcoming new stimulus package as well.
The Congressional Oath of Office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation
or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge
the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Today it is the Congress’ duty to count and certify the Electoral Vote. Before they conduct that count, they must investigate whether Barack Obama is Constitutionally eligible to be president which means they must vett him to see if he is a natural born citizen. This is the last backstop we the people have before we enter into a Constitutional crisis. Of course, Obama could clear this all up today by presenting Congress with a vault copy of his birth certificate – something he has yet to do, ever. Rather, Obama has spent thousands of dollars fighting the effort to get him to prove that he is natural born. There are several issues that could make him Constitutionally ineligible.
I will not hold my breathe on this one because Congress will not vett Obama. The American voters did not and now Congress will not. The Supreme Court still has three upcoming cases Distributed for Conference on Obama’s eligibility. Thus far, several cases have been thrown out for a lack of “standing”. I do not see these other cases gaining any ground either.
We have one more chance to make our voices heard. Call your Congressional representatives and ask them to vett this issue. My requests have fallen on deaf ears, but I will try again today. It takes a huge outcry to get Congress to act. This is about saving our Constitution.