Since my article regarding the blow-by-blow account of the Georgia hearing on Obama’s eligibility to appear on that state’s ballot, one question has surfaced more than any other. This is a question which has been posed to me via social media, email and within the nearly 600 comments on that article.
The question is a simple one and a valid one.
Why has there been no media coverage of this?
Clearly, it’s a story.
A sitting President gets subpoenaed. Story.
A sitting President’s ability to be on a state’s ballot at risk. Story.
A sitting president’s attempt to dismiss the case denied. Story.
A sitting president ignores the subpoena. Story.
A sitting President’s attorney sends letter to Georgia Sec. of State saying he won’t participate. Story.
Sec. of State says don’t participate at your own risk. Story.
Hearing takes place, witnesses testify and evidence is presented with no refute from Sitting President’s attorney. Story.
NO MEDIA COVERAGE??? Story.
First, let’s have a look at the media.
The alphabet networks, also known as the mainstream or elite media, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC etc. are all in the can for Obama or in his pocket. We all know that.
Why would they all of a sudden cover a story so potentially harmful to the guy who sends shivers up their collective legs?
This is the media arm of the Obama administration after all. These are the very people who refused to vet candidate Obama and anointed him their supreme leader. They went all in. They shielded Obama during the campaign, they have provided cover during his 3 years in office, they’ve been outwardly dismissive of any mention of his eligibility, they’ve labeled any who question it as nuts, mobs, terrorists, and worse.
At this point, when it actually gains a hearing before a judge and neither Obama nor his attorney show up even under subpoena, why would they now lend credibility to it?
Simple answer is…They wouldn’t.
I think most people realize this and accept it.
But, what of Fox News?
Liberals have for years, tried to paint Fox as nothing but propaganda from the right and they have even set up websites to attempt to delegitimize Fox News. For their part, Fox just keeps winning the ratings battle.
So, why would Fox not cover this?
The answer is complicated and if my suspicions are correct, will not go down smoothly for avid Fox viewers of which, I am one.
For years, outfits like Media Matters has been saying that Fox controls the republican party.
Nothing, I believe, could be further from the truth.
In fact, I am beginning to suspect, that the exact opposite may be true.
The republican party is controlling Fox News.
I’m a “connect the dots” guy and while this is supposition on my part, I can’t for the life of me find another way to explain it.
Romney, as has become apparent, is the republican establishment candidate of choice. We’ve heard of the meltdown the republican establishment was going to have if Newt won in Florida and we all know that Mitt has long been considered to be the next in line for the nomination.
Here is the problem:
Mitt Romney may well not qualify as a “Natural Born Citizen.”
As many know, there have been rumors regarding this but let me connect a few dots.
Mitt’s grandparents left the U.S. amid crackdowns on polygamy before Utah became a state and they moved to Mexico. We all know that. Mitt’s father was born in Mexico. We all know THAT.
Here’s where it gets cloudy.
Did Mitt’s grandparents, specifically his grandfather, Gaskell Romney, become a citizen of Mexico? It seems, SEEMS likely that he did. Gaskell lived there for many years with his wives and when the Mexican civil war broke out, he first sent his wife and kids to El Paso and Gaskell himself made the trip a short time later. One of those kids was a 5-year-old George Romney, Mitt’s father.
Remember, just a week or so ago, during a Florida debate, Mitt got angry over an immigration statement made by Newt and clearly stated that his grandparents immigrated from Mexico.
Does one immigrate to a country of which they are already a citizen?
There are many varying reports concerning George Romney’s citizenship status and that of his father and to say it’s murky is an understatement. Did Gaskell renounce his US citizenship when he fled to Mexico? Did he repatriate when he came back? Did George, Mitt’s father, naturalize? Did he need to?
It’s nearly impossible to tell and rest assured, this was a VERY big question back in 1967 – 1968 when George was running for President. I will leave a link at the end of this article to all of this but be warned, it’ll leave your head spinning.
Bottom line on this part is: Without providing proof of U.S. citizenship either passed to George Romney by Gaskell upon his birth or naturalization documents related to George and/or documented proof that Gaskell was always a U.S. Citizen even when living in Mexico…we can’t really be sure, can we??
Add to this murkiness the fact that those living in the territory Utah, as Gaskell did before fleeing to Mexico, were not automatically considered to be U.S. Citizens when Utah became a state…Which by the way, happened AFTER Gaskell fled.
This is of GREAT importance. In most territories, those living there were considered U.S. Citizens when the territory became a state. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE WITH THE TERRITORY OF UTAH! Since Gaskell was living in the TERRITORY of Utah when he fled to Mexico, he was not considered a U.S. Citizen…or was he? WHO KNOWS??
With the republican establishment solidly behind Romney and Romney’s family history/citizenship in murky waters, is it any wonder Fox News has virtually blacked out any coverage of the Obama eligibility hearing in Georgia? Certainly, I’m not the only one who has noticed the Fox News/Romney buddy fest.
Further connection of dots takes one even deeper.
Many in the republican party and the Tea Party would like to see Marco Rubio on the ticket.
As much as I like Rubio, he doesn’t qualify as eligible according to the constitution.
Joseph Farah point blank said it on Fox News with Sean Hannity. Rubio is not eligible. He’s absolutely correct.
Rubio’s parents fled Cuba and settled in Miami back in 1956. They became U.S. Citizens in 1975. MARCO RUBIO WAS BORN IN MIAMI IN 1971!!! When Marco was born, NEITHER of his parents were U.S. Citizens.
I believe Marco knows he is ineligible. He has stated in no uncertain terms he will NOT be the VP on the ticket.
Here’s the rub.
Listen to the video below. Listen to Hannity’s reaction when Farah says Rubio is ineligible. He’s STUNNED!!
What is just as, if not more telling, is Bob Beckel’s reaction. Many Fox viewers are familiar with Beckel and most can’t stand him. Okay. I’m in that boat. Beckel is VERY well connected and I suspect, he tipped the liberal’s hand here.
BECKEL SAYS RUBIO SHOULD BE THE VP ON THE TICKET AND ANYONE WHO BELIEVES OTHERWISE NEEDS THEIR HEAD EXAMINED!
Why? Ask yourself why a well connected liberal would want the Tea Party favorite in Florida, a staunch conservative, on the ticket.
BECAUSE IT WOULD PLACE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE EXACT SAME BOAT AS OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY WHEN IT COMES TO NATURAL BORN ELIGIBILITY!!
Now…add THAT to a murky Romney as the nominee.
Right now, the republican party establishment is pushing a candidate who may, or may not, be able to prove he’s eligible and coupled with the outside chance that nominee might ask someone who is CLEARLY not eligible to join the ticket…it’s a liberal’s dream scenario.
Such an occurrence would wipe out the eligibility issue with Obama. WIPE IT OUT!
Not only THAT, it would render the Constitution itself to a sheet of paper rather than our bedrock law.
How can the republican establishment open the door for Romney and pave the road for Rubio without allowing Obama, nearly proven to be ineligible, to remain in office?
Okay…a few more dots to connect.
So far, Rick Santorum is refusing to release HIS father’s naturalization documents. He might not be eligible either under the Eligibility clause and unless he does release them and they show that his father was a U.S. citizen at the time of Rick’s birth, Santorum might be rowing the ineligible boat too.
Remember almost a year ago when Obama trotted out that birth certificate? Remember how Fox News made a point to say, in essence, “It’s over. There’s the birth certificate. He’s a citizen so drop it.”
Donald Trump…Running as a Republican and investigating that birth certificate. He was all the rage. All of a sudden, he drops out of the race. He never did release the conclusions of his investigation, did he? Now, he’s no longer registered as a Republican, is he? Now, he’s talking about getting back in.
Did Trump get the goods on Obama? Did he find something about the presumptive establishment nominee, Romney? Who knows??
Here’s the picture and it’s not pretty.
Knowing of all the questions surrounding George Romney’s citizenship and eligibility from 1968, the republican establishment would have to know Mitt’s eligibility would also be questioned. They also realize that if the republicans continue to press on the Obama eligibility issue, they would have to do likewise with THEIR presumptive nominee, Romney.
Fox News has barely blinked an eye on the Georgia hearing regarding Obama and if they gave it the coverage we have at The National Patriot, they know they would be required to do likewise when the Romney eligibility rears ITS head.
Liberals aren’t covering the Obama Georgia hearing for obvious reasons. Fox News isn’t covering it either and the connected dots above may well be the reason why.
This should rock conservatives to the core.
IF Mitt Romney becomes the nominee…His murky family history regarding citizenship could well leave Americans with a choice of one guy who isn’t a natural born citizen and one who may not be in the 2012 election. Such a scenario would relegate the eligibility clause to oblivion and open the door, forever more, to presidential candidates of foreign allegiance.
Both Romney and Santorum MUST…BEFORE the nomination, CLEAR UP ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS surrounding their eligibility with CLEAR AND DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT LEAVE NO DOUBTS!
If they don’t, or can’t, the future of our republic and the constitution itself, are in deep, deep trouble especially if we, as conservatives, set the bar as low for ourselves as the liberals have set it for themselves.
Why should we, as conservatives, allow the liberals to dictate the utter depth of our national aspirations? Only by clearing the high bar can our nation achieve its rightful greatness.
If Fox news hasn’t covered the Georgia hearing on Obama’s eligibility for reasons different than those upon which I have speculated, I would like to know what those reasons are. If we are going to grouse about the liberal media and their complicity, we had damn well better hold Fox News to a much higher level.
Sauce for the goose.
On Thursday January 26th, Fox News devoted a scant 30 seconds via Bret Baier to the Georgia hearing. This morning, Fox News interrupted a political panel discussion for 10 minutes of live coverage from Gobblers Knob of Punxsutawney Phil’s Groundhog Day forecast. You tell us which story deserved more coverage.
Now, for anyone who thinks The National Patriot’s Blow by Blow Account and subsequent coverage of this hearing in Georgia has been fabricated because they can’t find any media coverage…This is from Fox 5 in Atlanta.