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It’s awfully late in the game. It’s unlikely to prove anything good. And even if it does, it may only hurt the state of Georgia.

Other than that, the court case in Atlanta examining President Obama’s eligibility to be on the ballot is great!

Eight Georgia residents have challenged whether Obama is a natural-born citizen eligible to be president under the Constitution. By law, the complaints apparently have to be dealt with – in this case by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, which referred the case to the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings.

A judge there recently allowed the president to be subpoenaed for a hearing in Atlanta last week, but the commander in chief was elsewhere and so were his lawyers. In their absence, the judge accepted the complainants’ evidence, which included Social Security numbers, Obama’s writings and – you guessed it – his birth certificate.

Most of us figure that’s both a lost cause and a losing cause.

It’s likely a lost cause because, for most Americans, the issue has been settled with the release last year of the president’s Hawaiian birth record.

It’s most certainly a losing cause because it will only engender sympathy toward the president and enmity toward the state and conservatives.

In fact, even if the complainants get their way – and the state decides he’s not a natural-born citizen and keeps him off the ballot this year – won’t that just inspire retribution and ridicule against Georgia? It won’t be lost on a cynical nation that a Southern state has tried to cast out the first African-American president.

And what would keeping him off the ballot accomplish? Isn’t it almost a certainty that Obama will lose the state in November anyway? His being off the ballot is unlikely to change the outcome of the election.

What it will do is make the state look petty and vindictive, and will confirm, in many minds, the misguided notion that this election is personal. It’s not. It’s about this president’s misbegotten policies and the damage they are doing to the country.

Thank goodness the subpoena didn’t work. For one thing, we can’t have every aggrieved citizen in these 50 states dragging the president of the United States into court. For another thing, if the president had complied, it would’ve only made him appear more sympathetic, to Georgia’s pathetic.

For goodness sake, leave it alone and cast your vote in November.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/28/12 - 12:16 am
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"For another thing, if the

"For another thing, if the president had complied, it would’ve only made him appear more sympathetic, to Georgia’s pathetic."

Georgia's pathetic what?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/12 - 07:06 am
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Save your energy for the

Save your energy for the election..

carcraft
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carcraft 01/28/12 - 07:07 am
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Wait- I thought NOBODY was

Wait- I thought NOBODY was above the law! If a judge ordered him to appear he should appear! There is evidence that the birth certficate he released may be a forgery and how did Obama end up with a social security number from Conneticut? Well if people want to know and a Judge says citizen Obama step up he has to step up. It is sorta like Palin having to answer all those ethics charges the ding bats in Alaska kept filing against her!

copperhead
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copperhead 01/28/12 - 07:34 am
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How dare they ask god to

How dare they ask god to identify himself! BLASPHEMY i say!

Rhetor
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Rhetor 01/28/12 - 08:07 am
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Wow! You think they should

Wow! You think they should drop the case because it's bad politics? Don't you think your entire editorial is just a bit cynical? Try this on for size: Georgia's officials look ridiculous because they are being ridiculous.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/28/12 - 08:08 am
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Rhetor,is there ANYTHING

Rhetor,is there ANYTHING about hussein that you disagree with?

Techfan
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Techfan 01/28/12 - 08:55 am
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Any lawsuit associated with

Any lawsuit associated with Orly Taitz should be immediately laughed out of court.

DuhJudge
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DuhJudge 01/28/12 - 09:39 am
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http://www.thenationalpatriot

http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/?p=4138

This article is what the editorial is about. It is being passed around. I received it this morning. Interesting, but the editor is probably right.

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Freeatlast 01/28/12 - 10:57 am
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Dont forget the State of

Dont forget the State of Georgia was a slave state and the eight white Georgia residents are wasting taxpayer money with this frivolous birth suit. I've seen,heard, lived, the legitimacy of black people being called into question so many times before that. I was not shocked to see it happen to Obama ,former U.S. Senate and now President of United States, over something as simple as a birth certificate. I was sad about it,too, seeing what they,"Birther," felt was a high - level manifestation of the idea that when a black person accomplishes something great there must be something wrong.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/28/12 - 11:34 am
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Freeatlast, I don't even know

Freeatlast, I don't even know where to begin with challenging your mistaken assertions. Suffice it to say that you are dead wrong about it being a race issue. First of all, who says Obama is black? He is 50/50 as far as I know. Secondly, Many minorities have achieved greatness with nary a naysayer; people are opposed to the President because of his disastrous and sophomoric leadership, his two faced persona, and his forked tongue; no more, no less.

As far as the birthers, they are a fringe bunch creating an unnecessary distraction as far as I am concerned. The man's record is plenty enough to run against without the circus of his birthplace muddying the water and gaining sympathizers. They have the rest of their and his life to work on that angle if they wish. Leave it alone until he is out of office. A lot to lose and nothing to gain now.

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dichotomy 01/28/12 - 11:38 am
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Hey, if these people strongly

Hey, if these people strongly believe something then that is what the courts are for. Let's face it, with Obama's "sealed" past there is plenty of room for digging. We know more about Newt Gingrich's ex-wife than we know about Obama. I don't see any liberals or media out there condemning the nutcases that are still trying to prove that the 9/11 attacks were done by our government. Obama made himself a target of these groups by sealing his records. It's a self-inflicted wound. He must have done it for a reason and that makes a lot of people curious. For a president that campaigned on transparency, his past is pretty opaque.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/28/12 - 11:43 am
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Obama's life, up to his run

Obama's life, up to his run for the Presidency, is a mystery. No academic records, no friends, no sweethearts, no college applications, no clearly convincing birth documents. It's almost like he didn't exist until he became a State Senator in Illinois and even then the record is nearly blank.

Whenever someone does show up claiming to have known him, they seem to tell a story different from what has been reported and they're roundly attacked as being insincere, or lying.

We knew almost nothing about him, except for a few bad things.

How in the world did he ever get elected President in the first place?

faithson
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faithson 01/28/12 - 11:57 am
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Should the State of Georgia,

Should the State of Georgia, per chance take away my right to vote for the Democratic nominee in November, all h*** is going to break loose. I hope you people who despise this President understand the ramifications of NOT allowing ME/US our constitutional right to vote for the POTUS.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/28/12 - 12:39 pm
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Techfan said "Any lawsuit

Techfan said "Any lawsuit associated with Orly Taitz should be immediately laughed out of court."

Who?

Sounds like a drunk explaining what happened to his girlfriend when she tripped and fell at the gas station.

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Jake 01/28/12 - 02:40 pm
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Good one, harley, I like the

Good one, harley, I like the image of that.

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 01/28/12 - 03:39 pm
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I guess tomorrows editorial

I guess tomorrows editorial will be in defense of Kansas Republican Mike O'Neal who want other to recite Psalm 109 in hopes of the death of President Obama. Great way to the image up guys! You are all looking wonderful GOP!

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carcraft 01/28/12 - 08:29 pm
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Faith son- All Obama has to

Faith son- All Obama has to do is show up in court, are you afraid he might miss a tee time with his busy schedule or Mrs. President Obama may have to leave two early on a Vacation instead of one! The burden is for Obama to comply with the courts and so if he doesn't and isn't on the ballot it is his fault!

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allhans 01/28/12 - 08:50 pm
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Carcraft..Partly true. Afraid

Carcraft..Partly true. Afraid of Mrs. Obama.

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