Slap in the Face of the American Hero

According to CNN, the Obama White House is mulling over the decision as to whether to force wounded combat veterans to pay for treatment for combat-related injuries with private health insurance. From the CNN piece:

No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.

The groups also cited an increase in “third-party collections” estimated in the 2010 budget proposal — something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.

Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under “consideration.”

“A final decision hasn’t been made yet,” he said.

Currently, veterans’ private insurance is charged only when they receive health care from the VA for medical issues that are not related to service injuries, like getting the flu.

Charging for service-related injuries would violate “a sacred trust,” Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis said. Davis said the move would risk private health care for veterans and their families by potentially maxing out benefits paying for costly war injury treatments.

Now, I happen to agree with the Washington state Democrat, Patty Murray, cited in the article as saying that such a measure would not be warmly received on Capitol Hill. Backing this plan, at the very least, would be political suicide. Still, considering the attitude shown toward or troops by this White House and by other congressional Democrats, it should be at the very least interesting to watch.

What drives me absolutely insane is that the very same administration pushing health care coverage for everyone is, at the same time, apparently considering forcing men and women injured in battle to procure private insurance. That means that illegal immigrants–people who have no legal right to even be on American soil–could receive free health coverage while our endlessly brave fighting men and women would not.

For those who came here under cover of darkness, it’s si, se puede. For those who spilled blood for America and for all of us, it’s thanks, but no thanks.

Something is very, very wrong here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a sorry mess that smells when others have sacrificed so this sorry ass can spout off about saving the world.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Acts of war and terrorism are standard exclusions on most health insurance plans, aren’t they? Sounds like Obama’s way to force vets into the same socialized health care rationing everyone else will get. Pathetic.

  3. Edith says:

    Obama and his goons better take to heart these words spoken by Abraham Lincoln and leave well enough alone

    for him who has born the battle
    we shall care
    and for his orphans and widow

    I am still in disbelieve of what I just read, what assinine politician would even suggest and consider such a move is beyond my grasp.
    My late husband who was a 100% service connected Veteran (Vietnam Era
    and required care from 1976 until his death in 2005. The last 7 years of his life totally bed bound.
    His care was provided by VA due to his Service connected status.
    Our young men and women returning from war zones need to be afforded the same care,if needed, without the worry of procurring private Insurance before deploying to a war zone. What Health Care Insurer would even touch the risk of insuring our men and women in uniform ?
    I pray that should this move come to fruition this Nation as a whole will say enough is enough.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This president is not a patriot so why would we think he would be concerned about our military? He never wore a uniform because he was too busy cavorting with his radical friends and plotting how to change America to something totally different from what our heroes fought and died to preserve.
    I keep wondering how long will Americans allow him to continue with his radical agenda…if we don’t stand up for our military, we are not worth fighting for and we don’t deserve the freedoms they have given us. When you have millions of dollars spent on these stupid earmarks like catfish studies or tattoo removal and we don’t provide the best of care for our soldiers, it is unforgiveable! That is not what America is about Mr. Obama!

  5. Claudia says:

    everything Obama touchs is absolutely criminal in intent. He spouts that we have to all have equal rights, and laws that uphold those rights and then he strips those very equal rights from the people that are fighting to keep everyone free and equal in this Country. How abominable can a person be???

  6. Roses, WA says:

    When the bank robber asked why he robbed the bank, he said “Because that’s where the money is.”
    If The VA is getting money from private healthcare paid for by the GI’s themselves then why not take a little more? For them it’s just moving the line, no big deal. I’m shocked that GI’s are already stuck to buy ANY healthcare for their families, flu or whatever. For every pay raise the VA takes something back. That ain’t right.

  7. Anonymous says:

    …”Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under “consideration.”…

    “Currently, veterans’ private insurance is charged only when they receive health care from the VA for medical issues that are not related to service injuries, like getting the flu.”…

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but the above statement seems to imply that the VA has a choice in what it bills private insurance for. The last time I checked, most private health insurance policies have exclusions for pre-existing conditions and illness or injury resulting from war or military service or those covered under workers’ compensation. “Getting the flu” is a no brainier.

    Other than insulting veterans by even giving “consideration” to such an offensive policy – Is the Obama administration also considering forcing private insurance companies to rewrite their policies?

    We live in a time where Pork is the new American Pie. The Heritage Foundation – http://www.youdecidepolitics.com/2009/03/06/2009-omnibus-pork-projects-and-their-sponsors/ – released a PARTIAL list of the “pork” projects housed in the 2009 Omnibus Bill: $1,049,000 – Mormon Crickets, Utah, – $5,813,000 – Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate, Boston, MA, – $2,673,000 – Wood Education and Resource Center, $17,500,000 – FDR Presidential Library renovation, $1,791,000 – Swine Odor and Manure Management Research, Ames, IA, – and on and on and on… not one dime for veterans. Makes me want to puke.

  8. Gail B says:

    It doesn’t say much for O’s support for the military, does it? But then, O’s not in the military!

    Guess the money’s needed for Pelosi’s Air Force transportation and O’s Wednesday night parties at the White House. Whatcha wanna bet that his ACORN thugs have insurance?!

    I don’t think it will fly.
    Verify word–ovets (Oh Vets)

  9. Bodenzee says:

    It’s time to reinstitute the (military) draft. We need a higher percentage of represenatatives and senators who have actually worn the uniform and risked battle.

    I include females. If they choose to tell others what to do, they should be exposed to the same risks.

    Picture Pelosi and Reed in uniform.

  10. sharon says:

    I certainly hope that our next nominated leader for President (Palin, cause she can beat him)is taking notes. He is either #1 making it very probable for a one term, or #2 He is not worried about going anywhere. He is a sick human being.

  11. Gail B says:

    Anonymous at 11:20 p.m.–

    Do you think maybe it could have something to do with his tingly healthcare proposition that everyone is upset about?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Jeff,
    A few weeks ago, a poster commented that he felt we were being goaded into an irrational act that would then cause the need for martial law. I tend to not think along those lines but with so much like this coming daily that is so in-your-face, it really does make one wonder just what is their intent. They may be foolish but they aren’t that dumb. I just hope no one is foolish enough to take their bait.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Jeff,
    There's already something similar in the works for veterans/retired military members and their families for day-to-day health care. I'm ashamed of our current administrations respect for the men and women currently in uniform and those who have honorably served.

    See below for specific info.

    -chuck

    http://soldiersmind.com/2009/01/07/proposed-tricare-cuts-could-cause-problems-for-military-families-and-retirees/

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=4305

    http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9925
    (For those who have never opened one of these web sites from OMB :

    1. double click on the above URL

    2. click on PDF

    3. click on the binoculars

    4. do a search for TFL)

  14. Mr. News Reporter says:

    Please read:

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1236764180626&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    Obama’s true Muslim background is coming into the foreground of his new geo-political policy! But why? What does the United States gain by trying to cosy up to these incredibly hostile, misogynistic, backward thinking, sharia legal based and Jew hating nations? Nothing! These nations and their zombie-like people are brought up to believe that they are superior to all other people! They want the entire world to be slaves, bowing down to Allah (not really but bowing towards Mecca and a tent that houses a meteor) 5 times a day and until this happens they’ll continue to terrorize the world! So that’s why I say Obama gains nothing in trying to cosy up to Muslims because Muslims will lie (it’s all part of their faith) and pretend to be nice and even offer a temporary truce but in the end Muslims will continue their Jihad until the entire world has converted to Islam! So Obama not only gains nothing by trying to cosy up to the Muslims but in order to gain their trust, he will secretly give his OK for the Muslims to destroy Israel!

    Please look at this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_OIC_countries_by_population

    There are 57 Islamic states, yet allowing the Jews to have their own country is not allowed in the eyes of the Muslims! Even after the British reneged on their word to give the Palestine Mandated territory to the Jews (British divided it and gave Arabs 80% of Palestine—now called Jordan) and even after the world gave into Muslim hatred and greed (forcing the further division of the remainder of the land by half again—leaving the Jews only 10% of the original Palestine Mandated territory) the Jews accepted the only offer given to them. The entire Arab and Islamic world wouldn’t accept the U.N. partition of the 20% of Palestine that was left and decided to invade Israel instead! And even to this day, in the U.N. 50% all of resolutions have to do with demonizing, placing blame and criticizing Israel! That’s 50% of all the U.N.’s time is spent in order to put down the Israelis so please tell me what does Obama have to gain by trying to cosy up to these nations?

    And finally, in a world where the majority of wars, terrorism, crimes towards females (deliberate segregation, reduction of education, rape, treating them as property, etc.) and the infiltration into western society only to bring down the west-—is all because of Muslims; what does Obama gain by trying to cosy up to these people? If Obama feels this is a priority, to try to cosy up to Islamic nations rather than to denounce their backward hostile stance (and the evil deeds their religion is doing to the non-Islamic world) than he doesn’t deserve to be the President of the United States, instead he should go home and be the leader of Kenya!

  15. Anonymous says:

    piglosi and Reid in uniform as officers would reinstitute fragging…

  16. Kalani says:

    What I find unbelievable is for Eric Shinseki — a man who has sent his men into harm’s way — to even consider this idea. I believe it is totally from the Obama administration and Shinseki is trying — like a good soldier — to dissent from within the construct of the administration.

    But what if this were actually to get to the proposal stage — remembering how Obama works by back-dooring everything with the opinion that Americans are stupid — I wonder if Shinseki would resign.

    It would be clear at that point that he was appointed as a “token” military man — but one without power and expected to be a “yes-man” to the Obama administration. I believe even now that he is being “used” but he is fighting for the soldiers from within — as an officer of integrity — but forced to make minor concessions for the “greater good” to protect the benefits for his soldiers.

    This is only the first of the Obama attempted cuts for military programs as he needs money to come from somewhere to pay for his Socialistic programs. He MUST cut the spending — and like Bill Clinton — is aiming to gut the military first. Will Shinseki be trampled over — or will he resign if they try to do so?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Evidently Obama has never visited a VA Hospital to sit down and talk to these Vets and listen to their stories. Actually I don’t think Obama would even care. These brave men and women should not have to pay anything for service related injuries. America, we have to stand up for our rights and make some BIG changes in 2010. Get busyyyyyyyyy!

    Sally

  18. Anonymous says:

    Kalani,

    Shinseki was the guy that made soldiers switch from the useful patrol cap to the useless beret because he wanted to wear one. Amid all the protests he went ahead with his selfish plan. I have very little faith in his ability to do right by soldiers.

    FYI forcing the entire Army to go to the black beret forced the elite Army Rangers to change the color of their beret thus killing years of tradition. It was also a very costly move as every soldier now required new head gear. All because one man wanted to wear a black beret. Shinseki made the best Army in the world look like every other third world, beret wearing country with this move.

    TJ

  19. Anonymous says:

    If this becomes a serious issue, I hope Congressman and veteran Jack Murtha will take the floor and defend the interests of military personnel with as much passion as he claimed to be doing a few years ago. You remember–when he was all about retreating from Iraq for the good of the troops.

    JV

  20. Anonymous says:

    Another slap in the face by the courts.

    BORN IN THE USA?
    Court: No need for state to check prez’ eligibility
    Judge throws out complaint brought on behalf of Keyes

    -Posted: March 13, 2009
    11:45 pm Eastern

    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    Alan Keyes

    A California court has ruled that apparently anyone can run for president on the California ballot – whether or not they are eligible under the Constitution of the United States.

    “Secretary of State Debra Bowen contends that there is no basis for mandamus relief because the Secretary of State has no ‘ministerial duty’ to demand detailed proof of citizenship from presidential candidates,” said Judge Michael P. Kenny. “The court finds this argument persuasive.”

    His opinion threw out a case raising questions over President Barack Obama’s eligibility that had been brought by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation on behalf of Ambassador Alan Keyes, a 2008 presidential candidate, and others.

    That even though, as WND has reported, California in the past has exercised the authority to determine whether presidential candidates are qualified, and remove them from the ballot if they are not.

    (Story continues below)

    The lawsuit explained secretaries of state in California previously have exercised their election authority and have rejected candidates who did not qualify.

    “As stated in our previous pleadings herein, former California Secretaries of State have taken legal action to remove individuals from the ballot for failure to comply with the eligibility requirements to serve as President of the United States, although, in those cases, the issue had to do with the ‘age’ requirement, not the ‘natural born citizen,’” the USJF said.

    The filing continued with the warning, “If MR. OBAMA is not constitutionally eligible to serve as President of the United States, then no act that he takes is, arguably, valid, the laws that he signs would not be valid, the protective orders that he signs would be null and void, and every act that he takes would be subject to legal challenge, both in Courts of the United States of America, and in International Courts, and that, therefore, it is important for the voters to know whether he, or any candidate for President in the future, is eligible to serve in that office.”

    The case documents previously explained that in 1968 the Peace and Freedom Party submitted the name of Eldridge Cleaver as a qualified candidate for president, and then-Secretary of State Frank Jordan “found that, according to Mr. Cleaver’s birth certificate, he was only 34 years old, one year shy of the 35 years of age needed to be on the ballot as a candidate for president.”

    President Obama

    USJF explained that “using his administrative powers, Mr. Jordan removed Mr. Cleaver from the ballot. Mr. Cleaver unsuccessfully challenged this decision to the Supreme Court of the State of California, and, later, to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

    The USJF said similarly, in 1984, Peace and Freedom Party candidate Larry Holmes was removed from the ballot.

    Even in the 2008 campaign, foreign-born third-party candidate Roger Calero was removed from ballots in some states, according to elections reports.

    The judge, however, dismissed the case on Bowen’s arguments and others.

    Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 325,000 others and sign up now!

    “A traditional writ of mandate can only issue if the respondent has a clear, present, and usually ministerial duty and the petitioner has a clear, present, and beneficial interest in the performance of that duty. … Code of Civil Procedure section 1085 provides that a writ of mandate will lie ‘to compel the performance of an act which the law specially enjoins, as a duty resulting from office, trust or station, or to compel the admission of a party to the use and enjoyment of a right or office to which the party is entitled,” the judge wrote.

    “Petitioners have not identified any authority requiring the Secretary of State to make an inquiry into or demand detailed proof of citizenship from Presidential candidates. Elections Code section 6901 requires the Secretary of State to provide local elections officials with a certified list of the names and party affiliations of candidates nominated by their respective parties to appear on the November 4, 2008 Presidential General Election ballot. Elections Code section 15505 requires the Secretary of State to certify to the Governor the names of the electors receiving the highest number of votes,” he wrote.

    But there’s simply no “clear or present ministerial duty” to require eligibility documentation from presidential candidates.

    “Such a duty is not imposed by of Elections Code section 12172.5 which provides that the secretary of state ‘shall see that state election laws are enforced,’” he wrote.

    The judge also threw out a subpoena issued to Occidental College to provide copies of Obama’s records of attendance there.

    WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

    Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

    Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

    Keyes has been critical of judges’ refusal to listen to evidence in the disputes.

    “In the final analysis if the courts refuse to respect the Constitution, they are not the judges of their own action. The people must ultimately decide. Which is why I and others will use every outlet to inform them of the injustice being done not just to individuals but to the sovereign people as a whole,” Keyes said.

    In a commentary on the dispute, Keyes wrote that the suggestion of sanctions against those who bring up the questions, already raised as an issue by Obama’s lawyers in his case, “confirms Obama’s ruthless determination to destroy anyone who continues to seek the information the Constitution requires.

    “Why should they demand penalties against citizens who are simply seeking the enforcement of the Supreme Law of the Land? It is simply because their persistence runs contrary to the will of a supposedly popular demagogue? This smacks of tyrannical arrogance. That Obama thus signals his intent to bring financial ruin on those who won’t accept his cover-up of the circumstances of his birth is a tactical escalation,” Keyes said.

    “As one of the targets of this escalation, I need no more convincing proof of the ruthless disposition so far successfully masked by his empty rhetoric of hope and change. Obviously he means to offer hope only to those willing to surrender their most basic rights. To any who insist on questioning his actions, he offers the drastic change of ruin and destruction. So be it. We shall be among those who learn firsthand the meaning of the sacrifices made by the Founders of our free republic, as they pledged and gave up their lives, their fortunes and the world’s esteem,” Keyes said.

    Although Obama officials have told WND all such allegations are “garbage,” here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama’s eligibility:

    New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has filed a case on behalf of Charles Kerchner and others alleging Congress didn’t properly ascertain that Obama is qualified to hold the office of president.

    Pennsylvania Democrat Philip Berg has three cases pending, including Berg vs. Obama in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a separate Berg vs. Obama which is under seal at the U.S. District Court level and Hollister vs. Soetoro a/k/a Obama, (now dismissed) brought on behalf of a retired military member who could be facing recall to active duty by Obama.

    Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.

    Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut’s secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.

    Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state’s 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case is pending, and lawyers are seeking the public’s support.

    Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama’s vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.

    Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama’s eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama’s citizenship. His case was denied.

    In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.

    Also in Ohio, there was the Greenberg v. Brunner case which ended when the judge threatened to assess all case costs against the plaintiff.

    In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama’s citizenship. The case was denied.

    In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama’s birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia’s secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.

    California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.
    In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog as raising questions about Obama’s eligibility include:

    In Texas, Darrel Hunter vs. Obama later was dismissed.

    In Ohio, Gordon Stamper vs. U.S. later was dismissed.

    In Texas, Brockhausen vs. Andrade.

    In Washington, L. Charles Cohen vs. Obama.

    In Hawaii, Keyes vs. Lingle, dismissed.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    BORN IN THE USA?
    Eligibility bill hits Congress
    Representative files law requiring candidates show birth certificate

    Posted: March 13, 2009
    3:09 pm Eastern

    By Drew Zahn
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.

    A freshman representative has introduced a bill to the U.S. Congress that would require presidential candidates to provide a birth certificate and other documents to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office.

    Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., filed H.R. 1503, an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which increased required campaign fund disclosure and was later amended to establish the Federal Elections Commission.

    According to the Library of Congress’ bill-tracking website, H.R. 1503 would “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.”

    George Cecala, a spokesperson for Rep. Posey’s office, told WND that constituents had been calling, questioning whether Barack Obama – who has publicized a Certificate of Live Birth, but not his official birth certificate – has demonstrated that he meets the Constitution’s requirement to be a natural-born citizen.

    “Those are legitimate constitutional concerns,” Cecala said. “Folks have brought the issue up, and the court really hasn’t clarified. And I think American citizens have a right to have answers from their government.”

    Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 325,000 others and sign up now!

    “When seven-year-olds play soccer in Brevard County, to be in Little League they have to prove their residency,” Cecala said. “To be president there are three requirements: one is citizenship, two is the age of 35, and three, you have to have been a resident for 14 years. We’re simply saying when you file your statement of candidacy with the FEC, you should also file documentation that you fulfill the three requirements to be president.

    “There’s two standards here,” Cecala told WND, “one for Little League and one for president.”

    (Story continues below)

    “Opponents of President Bush used the 2000 election results and the court decisions to question the legitimacy of President Bush to serve as president,” explained Rep. Posey in an official statement. “Opponents of President Obama are raising the birth certificate issue as a means of questioning his eligibility to serve as president. Neither of these situations is healthy for our republic. This bill, by simply requiring such documentation for future candidates for president will remove this issue as a reason for questioning the legitimacy of a candidate elected as president.”

    Cecala further told WND that there’s no political motivation in proposing the bill, and the Congressman hopes passing the bill will help clear the air for the president, enabling the government to get beyond the election controversy to dealing with the nation’s other important issues.

    “Once we pass this bill, we can be assured that future elections won’t have this problem,” Cecala said. “It’s not an attack on President Obama; it’s just clarifying for future elections.”

    Cecala also explained that if passed, the amendment to election law would require Obama, just like any other candidate, to provide a birth certificate in any future presidential elections.

    H.R. 1503 has been referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

    WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

    Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

    Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

    Although Obama officials have told WND all such allegations are “garbage,” here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama’s eligibility:

    New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has filed a case on behalf of Charles Kerchner and others alleging Congress didn’t properly ascertain that Obama is qualified to hold the office of president.

    Pennsylvania Democrat Philip Berg has three cases pending, including Berg vs. Obama in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a separate Berg vs. Obama which is under seal at the U.S. District Court level and Hollister vs. Soetoro a/k/a Obama, (now dismissed) brought on behalf of a retired military member who could be facing recall to active duty by Obama.

    Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.

    Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut’s secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.

    Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state’s 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case is pending, and lawyers are seeking the public’s support.

    Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama’s vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.

    Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama’s eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama’s citizenship. His case was denied.

    In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.

    Also in Ohio, there was the Greenberg v. Brunner case which ended when the judge threatened to assess all case costs against the plaintiff.

    In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama’s citizenship. The case was denied.

    In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama’s birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia’s secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.

    California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.
    In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog as raising questions about Obama’s eligibility include:

    In Texas, Darrel Hunter vs. Obama later was dismissed.

    In Ohio, Gordon Stamper vs. U.S. later was dismissed.

    In Texas, Brockhausen vs. Andrade.

    In Washington, L. Charles Cohen vs. Obama.

    In Hawaii, Keyes vs. Lingle, dismissed.

  22. Lilly says:

    This is down right WRONG!!! Nobody with half a brain would support this (I would hope).
    On a side note, Mr New Reporter said “There are 57 Islamic states”
    This struck me like a smack in the face. During the campaigning remember Obama saying he’s been in 58 states?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws
    Freudian slip?

  23. ElvenPhoenix says:

    What I would do is to close all the VA facilities and put every veteran on the Congressional insurance plan with all injuries related to combat covered 100%, and insurance 100% funded by the federal government. (Funding coming from the closure of the aforementioned facilities.)

    Veterans would enjoy the magnificent advantages of our Dear Leaders’ exceptional insurance package without having to endure the frightening inefficiency of government run hospitals. What’s more, they could go to doctors and medical facilities in their own communities rather than having to travel to a VA facility to receive care.

    What’s the downside?

  24. suek says:

    >>…Shinseki is trying — like a good soldier — to dissent from within the construct of the administration.>>

    Your thoughts toward Shinseki are certainly kinder than mine.

    The first link is relevant to the topic. The second is a freebie…but one you should see.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/03/red-alert-obamas-civilian-national.html

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/03/above-law-handy-guide-to-democrat.html

    >>There are 57 Islamic states…>>

    You don't say. Always wondered where that "57 states" thing came from…

    >>…a poster commented that he felt we were being goaded into an irrational act that would then cause the need for martial law.>>

    The question that naturally arises is "when would this be an irrational act?" as opposed to a very rational one.

  25. suek says:

    >>There's already something similar in the works for veterans/retired military members and their families for day-to-day health care>>

    Given that my husband signed a contract with the US military that basically guaranteed him medical care for himself and his family for life, you have to wonder if a class action suit against the government might not be in order…

    The problem is that the military pull in their teeth and fangs when it comes to the actions of their government.

  26. tm says:

    It’s not like anybody in the military did not know this was coming from the total disrespect this sorry SOB has shown them-
    The dumb O-crats made sure in some states the absentee ballots from the overseas military were not counted.
    He became the First President to Skip the Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years.
    Did you see the video I posted the way the troops were with him compared to Bush. They know for a fact this man who calls himself commander in chief has no respect for them or what they do. Now he wants them to pay twice for their service first physically, then financially. He is a disgrace. Our military should be shown the most respect for the sacrifices they make for us everyday.

  27. tm says:

    Here this says it all:

    http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=5019

  28. Anonymous says:

    Well written, Kalani.

    I expect that he (Shinseki) finds himself in the same spot that Greg Judd did at Commerce, but Judd had the courage to back out and take the blowback.

    Too bad. I thought that the Bush administration should have listened to him on Iraq. I suspect that he really knew better, re:the Obama adminstration, but wanted to show that he was still respected enough to be sought out by a President.

    In any case, I agree that it is shameful that he would stick around, even for a day, in the face of such a suggestion by Obama.

    Old Bob

  29. Sharon2 says:

    Obama won’t fight it should Congress decide to tax health care benefits. I am really starting to despise this guy. Remember how he attacked McCain?

    http://tinyurl.com/dgct6u

  30. Kahleeka says:

    Just when I think Obama can’t shock me any more, he shocks me more. My heart can’t take this! My dad fought in the Marines in the Korean War, my husband served 6 years in the Navy, my brother served 4 years in the Navy and I served 6 years in the Army Reserve. When I first saw the Vietnam Wall I wept, as I continue to do for our dying nation!

    Nevertheless, I will fight to the end for freedom liberty!

  31. Anonymous says:

    All I can say is…I AM FURIOUS!!!

    My God! Illegals get care, but wounded veterans do not?

    This makes me wonder how long this BAFOON and EVIL MARXIST can stay in power!

    The troubling thing is that I think that he is a pawn…a WILLING pawn, to decimate all that the United States of America holds dear.

    SOMETHING MUST BE DONE…

    GOD will have to do it.

    And He will…..right, Gail B.?

    Glenn Beck is a true patriot!

    I hope all of you got to see his “We Surround Them” show on Friday. If not, it will be rerun several times this weekend, and after that, it can be accessed via the Fox News site. Please watch it!!!

    Thanks, Jeff, for being incensed at such TREASON!

    You are so on point!!!

    Lisa in TX

  32. MUJERLATINA says:

    I vote for a Dishonorable Discharge ASAP for the incompetent “Commander-in-Cheat.”

  33. Anonymous says:

    tm:

    great points! I will go to your link. I just want to spit in this man’s face…I have never felt such contempt for anyone! He is evil, you know!

    Lisa in TX

  34. CAL says:

    This is so crazy I do not even know where to begin. Who in their right mind would suggest a serviceman who may get their limbs blown off fighting for their country would have to pay for the treatment of their injuries? That the Whitehouse could even discuss such a proposal is nuts. Do they have absolutely no respect and admiration for what our military undergo for our freedom???? Why isn’t the press all over this? Why do I have to find out about this on a private blog? It is as if the world has been turned upside down. Is this America anymore?

  35. Linda says:

    Can it be any more obvious that this person HATES America and is actually nothing more than a plant to destroy it and those who protect it?

  36. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh, I am sooooo shocked that this commie bast*&^ would do this. Treasonous rotten scumbag!!!!! Impeach the SOB….NOW!!! Frickin' usuper!
    WTH????

    Fu-reak!

  37. Anonymous says:

    You know what? This a-hole is just trying to disban our military as we know. Funny how he said he wants a Citizens Security Force that is just as well-funded and strong as the military. So what is the objective here? Cutting defense spending and cutting health care to our troops? That frickin jerk is trying to force the military and the people of this nation under his freaky commie regime plans, and I guarantee his words for the citizens security force will be the part of that. Having citizens under his creepy little cult daze is the ultimate goal…jackboots, people!!!! The man is a walking freak of nature!!! He is violating the Constitution right and left…breaking laws…overreaching…and trying to force us all into submission, and I for one will not succumb! Impeach this criminal!

    “The 9-12 Project.com” Gather, join, and start planning NOW!!!!

  38. Anonymous says:

    i am ready to say enough is enough, but how do we get there. Does anybody remember what the flag at the alamo said?

    Come take it….

  39. Anonymous says:

    Commenting on my own comment at 12:49 am…I’m still mad…
    Anon at 1:30…
    How do we get there? Well, go to Glenn Beck’s site “the912project.com” and click on the “vent” tab. That’s where you go first to just get it out in the open and rant all you want. Jeff, I hope you’ll do this too because you of all people deserve to let off a little steam with all this crap pushed in your brain all the time…anyway…go there and vent….then, go to the “stand up and lead” tab and look for some ideas that could help you. Lots of people are starting groups within their communities, churches, synogogues, or whatever groups they may be a part of. The key is to start locally…small networks across the nation….much like the tea parties that are growing at enormous rates…then as things progress it will become more of a larger networking made of smaller networks. It’s about writing letters, emails, joining groups, protesting, and keeping our voices heard. Grassroots…

  40. KENYAN DROP OUT says:

    Put Obama in a room with a Navy Seal that has lost his four limbs in combat and Obama would still get his wimpy Kenyan ass kicked. Hooah.

  41. Maj. Imposter (Active duty) says:

    Unseal your college records or shut up as Commander In Chief.
    I am proud of my long form birth certificate, why aren’t you proud of yours Barack?

  42. VALLEY FORGE says:

    Anonymous @March 14, 2009 12:51 AM said “I just hope no one is foolish enough to take their bait”.

    Thank God we took the British’s bait in 1776, did what had to be done and moved on! Forming the greatest nation on earth. It can be revived. One way or the other.

  43. suek says:

    A couple of interesting links for those getting frustrated. Also trying to make active links. If it doesn’t work, I’ll repost without the html gobbledygook.

    government ammo restrictions
    no to new AF refuelers

  44. GI JOE, THANK YOU says:

    GREAT photo choice, Jeff. A vigilant sunset. THANKS TO ALL OUR SERVICEMEN AND SERVICEWOMEN. Sworn to the constitution all of them; I sleep well knowing that.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Valkyrie

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