In one more pathetic attempt to derail the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency, two individuals, in separate cases, are asking the Supreme Court of the United States to declare Obama ineligible for the Presidency because he is not a "natural born citizen," whatever the hell that is.
NBC's Pete Williams reported that, "Pennsylvania lawyer Philip Berg claims that the circumstances of Obama's birth are vague and that he may have been born in Kenya. Obama's mother, Berg asserts, later flew to Hawaii to register the birth." Williams also reported that, "Leo Donofrio, a New Jersey lawyer, contends that election officials in his state failed to ensure that only legally qualified candidates were placed on the ballot. Obama may have been born in the United States, Donofrio argues, but "natural born" status depends on both parents being American citizens. Obama's father was Kenyan." (Translation: We can't let no negro in the White House.)
Such lawsuits challenging Presidential candidates are not unheard-of, but courts have virtually unanimously reached the same conclusion, that such suits don't, "meet the basic test required for sustaining a lawsuit, because (the challengers) couldn't show how the inclusion of Obama's name on the ballot would cause him -- apart from others -- some particular harm."
If I'm not mistaken, a recent conservative rallying cry was the complaint that our justice system has been clogged with too many fivilous lawsuits filed by mealy-mouthed lawyers. If these two lawsuits aren't frivolous, then what is? Never mind that Hawaii has Obama's birth certificate on record. FactCheck.org has pictures of the document and even an original birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser on Sunday, August 13, 1961.
The article's comments section has a number of gems, but the first comment nails it. Keith from central Pennsylvania wrote, "The Grand Old Party has become a gaggle of loons! My hope is that they move so far to the right that they fall off the edge of their flat earth."