Friday, August 14, 2020

Dumb Donald strikes again: Now Trump thinks Kamala Harris wasn't born here

We awarded President Trump a Dunce Cap earlier this week, and all America's Oldest Baby has done since then is justify the decision with more stupid remarks.

First, he supported a baseless claim by Professor John Eastman, writing for Newsweek, that Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala (pronounced "com-ala") Harris of California, just because her parents were emigres from India & Jamaica, wasn't a US citizen. She certainly is, born in Oakland. The Associated Press obtained a copy of Senator Harris' birth certificate to put an end to that nonsense.

                                       Dumb Donald | Fat Albert Wiki | Fandom

                                  "Boy! He's making me look bad, isn't he?"

Dumb Donald, from Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids, actually looks like a genius more than Trump does. We knew Trump would try to play the birther card once Harris was announced as former VP Joe Biden's running mate, as a means of galvanizing his shrinking voter base of suburban, disenfranchised, white voters.

But that ain't all!

Trump then went after NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "poor student". She, in turn, challenged the delusional President to produce his college transcripts, promising to do the same if he did.

                                         Dumb Donald | Fat Albert Wiki | Fandom

                                    "He won't play along. We all know that."

You're right. He'll huff & puff like the Big Bad Wolf he thinks he is, but the more stupid things he says & does, coupled with his putrid response to coronavirus, and taking cues from North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in sending military troops to Portland to quell peaceful protests, the more likely it is he'll lose the election.

The media knows every trick Team Trump intends to use, because we've been down this road before, four years ago. It's all Trump knows. The street fighter mentality of a native New Yorker has given way to a deranged, delusional thug, behaving like he's a mob boss. Congress is better off cutting off some of his sycophantic associates, including newly appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoyless, who is sabotaging the Postal Service at Trump's command in order to slow down absentee ballots for the election. If Congress can shut down DeJoyless, the Postal Service will be just fine, thank you.

There's a reason former WWE CEO Linda McMahon stepped down as head of the Small Business Administration after a couple of years. She's seen this kind of behavior before. From her own husband, Vince, and that's just Vince playing a character. We think. Some people think Trump is playing a character. No, this is the real thing. We think.


magicdog said...

Neither of Harris' parents were US citizens when she was born in 1964. By the original Constitutional standard (which was illegally overridden by the 1965 Hart-Celler Act) she wasn't automatically a US citizen. Back before 1965, even being born on US soil wasn't an automatic guarantee of citizenship. Typically the child was the citizen of the mother's country.

The new legislation has lead to tons of "anchor babies" and "birth tourism" schemes which had everyone and his mother trying to gain a foothold as a US citizen by just having been born on US soil - even if they were raised elsewhere.

I quote John C. Eastman, Professor of law, Chapman University:

" The language of Article II [of the Constitution] is that one must be a natural-born citizen. The original Constitution did not define citizenship, but the 14th Amendment does—and it provides that "all persons the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens." Those who claim that birth alone is sufficient overlook the second phrase. The person must also be "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States, and that meant subject to the complete jurisdiction, not merely a partial jurisdiction such as that which applies to anyone temporarily sojourning in the United States (whether lawfully or unlawfully). Such was the view of those who authored the 14th Amendment's Citizenship Clause; of the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1872 Slaughter-House Cases and the 1884 case of Elk v. Wilkins; of Thomas Cooley, the leading constitutional treatise writer of the day; and of the State Department, which, in the 1880s, issued directives to U.S. embassies to that effect.

The Supreme Court's subsequent decision in Wong Kim Ark is not to the contrary. At issue there was a child born to Chinese immigrants who had become lawful, permanent residents in the United States—"domiciled" was the legally significant word used by the Court. But that was the extent of the Court's holding (as opposed to broader language that was dicta, and therefore not binding). Indeed, the Supreme Court has never held that anyone born on U.S. soil, no matter the circumstances of the parents, is automatically a U.S. citizen."

hobbyfan said...

Senator Harris was born & raised in the US after her parents had settled here. That's the part Trump doesn't get. Professor Eastman is just feeding into Trump's fear-mongering. Trump is desperate enough to try to sabotage the postal system.

How can you support someone who does that?

Unknown said...

It's right there in the 14th ammendment sheesh! Everything you're pointing to is incorrect, as far as this issue is concerned. People love just twisting any bit of data they can get to fit their prejudices. Why do you feel the need to tear down those who are different from you?

hobbyfan said...

Said amendment reads as follows:

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Trump and his sycophants are ignoring this in order to discredit Senator Harris. It isn't going to work.