Friday, July 31, 2009
Chris Matthews calls enforcement of Constitutional requirements to become President “nutty” and “crazy”
Like the official story of 9-11 and global warming, according to Matthews, just questioning the received reality is “nutty”
by Larry Simons
July 31, 2009
On Thursdays telecast of Hardball with Chris Matthews, Matthews had on California Congressmen John Campbell to discuss H.R. 1503, which is a bill “To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee's statement of organization a copy of the candidate's birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution”. The bill’s main sponsor is Florida Representative Bill Posey.
After Matthews gets Posey’s state wrong [he said Posey is from Indiana], he immediately begins using phrases like “what is going on that so many Americans doubt the obvious that Barack Obama’s a citizen..?” and words like “crazy” to describe the bill.
Campbell responds by telling Matthews that the bill is only for future elections [2012 and beyond] and it’s main purpose is to “substantiate that you meet the Constitutional requirements”. Matthews responds, “Congressman, nice try…..what you’re doing is appeasing the nutcases” then proceeds to hold up a copy of Barack Obama’s “official” birth certificate. Matthews asks Campbell, “Do you believe it’s a reasonable question whether Barack Obama is a legitimate, native born American?”, then holds up the birth certificate and says, “Here’s the birth certificate!”
watch the clip
Campbell then asks Matthews if it’s legitimate to want to know if a Presidential candidate meets the Constitutional requirements to become President, then asks, “What’s wrong with that?”, of which Matthews does not answer.
Matthews then asks Campbell if he believes Obama is a legitimate native-born American. Campbell responds, “As far as I know, yes”, in which Matthews replies, “As far as you know? I’m showing you his birth certificate”, and holds it up again.
Matthews then proceeds to read what the birth certificate says on it. This is the copy that Matthews is showing
Widely accepted Barack Obama birth certificate
After reading off the items on the birth certificate [date of birth, time of birth, parents names, etc..] Matthews asks Campbell, “What more do you want?”
Well, Chris, although I’m not 100% sure where I stand on this whole “birther” issue, I think I would at least want an explanation as to why Obama’s birth certificate doesn’t look like this:
Copies of Hawaiian birth certificates from August 5, 1961, a day after Obama was born (click to enlarge)
The above photo shows the birth certificates of twins Susan and Gretchen Nordyke, who were both born on August 5, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the day after Obama was allegedly born there. I would like to know why the supposed Obama birth certificate I posted above [the same one that Matthews repeatedly holds up during this segment] does not look exactly like the birth certificates of the Nordyke twins.
I would like to know why the registration number listed on the Nordyke twins’ birth certificates precedes the registration number listed on the Obama certificate, despite the fact that the Nordyke twins were born a day after Obama was born. The registration numbers of the Nordyke twins are No. 151 – 61 – 10637 [Susan Nordyke] and No. 151 – 61 – 10638 [Gretchen Nordyke]. Obama was born a day before the Nordyke twins but his registration number is No. 151-1961-010641.
So, to answer Matthews’ question, this is “what more I want”. I don’t consider myself a “birther”, but these are very good questions. Matthews also fails to mention that the copy he is holding is a “certificate of live birth” which is a condensed, shortened version of the original birth certificate, which would look exactly like the Nordyke twins’ birth certificates [above].
Am I “crazy” or “nutty” to ask why Obama’s birth certificate does not look like the Nordyke twins’ certificates? According to Matthews, yes I am. I should not even ask. I should just accept it and move on and not question anything. If I do question it, I’m a “nut”, but yet people like Matthews are considered “normal” despite the fact that the only argument they can give is in the form of ad hominem attacks, failing to answer good questions and never having to prove what they are selling. They are given a pre-arranged script that they are ordered to follow.
The most bizarre part of the segment came when Matthews asked Campbell, “Do you think barring a President from serving more than two terms put to rest whether Franklin Roosevelt should have been elected a 3rd and 4th term? You think it really put that to rest? Or was it a way of whacking the guy the way out the door?” Campbell replied, “He did serve more than two terms”. Matthews then asks, “Why did you guys on the Republican side pass a Constitutional amendment that said you couldn’t do that again? So you could say ‘let’s not have this happen again’”.
What in the hell is Matthews talking about? What does term limit enactment have to do with Constitutional requirements to be eligible to run for President? It is a requirement that a Presidential candidate be a natural born citizen of the United States, meaning they must be born within any of the 50 states in order to even be eligible for the job of President. A term limit is a condition of the position itself. They are two completely different issues, but Matthews wants us to believe they are exactly the same.
The bottom line here is, Matthews is a corporate-controlled script reader. He is told what to push by his puppeteers and if he steps outside of that box and, heaven forbid, concocts an independent thought, he’ll be run out of his job on a rail. The late George Carlin, when asked by a 9-11 truth activist in late 2007 what he thought of the 9-11 truth movement, said, “I always question the received reality”. Not Chris Matthews. He’s the complete opposite. In fact, just days ago he heavily implied that anyone who even questions the government is “psychologically insane”.
If the received reality is that Chris Matthews is a normal, patriotic, independent thinker, then count me in as being proud to be any negative term Matthews labels me.
Also posted at PrisonPlanet, here