Someone explain the disconnect here, please.
Before the 2008 election, there were questions about the naturalization status of BOTH candidates. John McCain was born in Panama, to American parents, because his father was stationed there at the time. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii to one American parent and one Kenyan parent. At the time each was born, laws about immigration and naturalization were different than they were today. There were questions about the technicalities of each birth.
John McCain presented his paperwork establishing his eligibility, and the questions about him were answered. It still took a hearing in the US Senate to allow him to be declared a legitimate candidate because the question was such a gray area. Barack Obama did not present his paperwork establishing his eligibility, and the questions about him were left unanswered.
Whether you personaly believe his situation is legitimate or not, unless you are a member of congress or a judge, you are not authorized to make the decision. John McCain himself was not qualified to make that decision - the legislative branch had to do it. Now, how is it that people who wanted (and those who still want) an answer to the 2nd question are racist or paranoid? Does that not mean, by default, that those who asked for, and received, an answer about McCain were also racist and paranoid? Why is it only racist when it's about Obama, but when it's about McCain it's a legitimate point of law that required government determination?
Answer by Soniam301 at 2:33 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by bchizbk at 2:35 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 2:35 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:39 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
go get 'em, tiger!
Answer by dullscissors at 2:45 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 2:49 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 2:50 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Next question overall
Am I the only one in the world who has STILL never given oral? TMI