Rev. Jeremiah Wright uttered the phrase “The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost” in reference to the effects of racism in America. In retrospect, we would have done well to heed his admonition.
The chickens always come home to roost.
“Eating crow” is another hackneyed cliché spewed by one of Pastor Wright’s more infamous parishioners and is often used out here in the heartland where folks still cling to their “God and their guns.”
There is a lot of crow soon to be served up and the chickens will soon be lining up at the door of the coop.
The Bible puts it this way, “be sure your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23)
The controversy regarding Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and the natural born citizen requirement in the Constitution is about to bite them in the butt. The farther down the road to the White House we get, the more of an issue their citizenship is going to become.
I think it is pretty clear that neither of them fit the natural born citizen requirement specified in Article II Section I of the Constitution. Even though you will find legal “experts” making arguments on both sides of this issue, there is no doubt that at some point a court is going to be forced to hand down a decision.
The issue is not going to go away—at least, not until the Supreme Court rules on precisely what the Founders meant when they inserted the requirement in the document.
This is the elephant in the room, the poison pill that is waiting to derail any Republican attempt to regain control of the White House. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I would want is to put the future of the Republican nominee in the hands of the most corrupt Supreme Court in the history of this nation.
Lawsuits challenging the eligibility of Cruz and Rubio will continue to stack up until some leftist judge somewhere rules that the presumed Republican nominee does not meet the qualifications to hold the highest office in the land.
A series of appeals will ensue until the case, at the last minute, is rushed to the Supreme Court for a determination of eligibility. I’m neither a legal expert nor a bean counter, but I can count the votes: Kagen, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Breyer on one side versus Roberts, Thomas, Scalia, Alito on the other, leaving good old Mr. Sodomy himself, Anthony Kennedy, holding the future of the election in his unsteady hands.
Yep, the chickens are coming home to roost. This is setting up the Republicans (the gang that couldn’t shoot straight) for disqualification by virtue of shooting themselves in the foot.
Kicking the can down the road will be impossible with a hole in their metatarsals.
The Republican Party could have avoided this conundrum had they simply done their duty in the election of 2008 and challenged the citizenship of Barack Hussein Obama and forced a court to rule on the issue once and for all.
The Republican crow is being cooked on the grill even as we speak.
Candidate Obama was not a natural born citizen either. Hillary Clinton was the first one to raise the issue in her primary run against Obama in 2007. She and members of the Democratic Party chose not to pursue the issue for fear of the damage it would do to their strangle-hold on the voting block known as the “African-Americans.”
Early in the election of 2008, some Republicans began to raise the issue, but they were soon ridiculed into silence for fear of being labeled “racists” and losing the “black” vote, which was never going to their candidate anyway. This willingness to compromise principle for pragmatism is the bullet in the chamber that could kill a “conservative” victory before the first ballot is cast. All laws matter.
Barack Obama does not meet the natural born citizen requirement. This fact was whispered in the backrooms of Republican circles for years. But fear of being labeled “birthers” or “truthers” caused their knees to buckle at a time when their spine needed to be stiffened. For either Cruz or Rubio to scream “Hispanic” does not carry the same power as the word “African.”
Now we are hearing that certain Republicans are not “conservative” enough to be elected. It’s funny that Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and their ilk, who claim to be staunch conservative constitutionalists, have never demanded that the first African-American President prove his eligibility before handing him the keys to the most powerful office in the world.
Folks, rule of law matters! We are a nation of laws, and no one is above the law. What principle is more “conservative” than that?
Was Obama eligible to be President? Are Cruz and Rubio eligible to be President? I have a feeling that five black-robed terrorists sitting across the street from the Capitol building will eventually be weighing in on the issue. What do you suppose are the odds of them ruling in favor of the first Hispanic Republican candidate?
The leftists in America have been seething ever since the Supreme Court ruled for the Republicans in Bush v. Gore. This challenge to eligibility could give them the opportunity to even the score for losing the White House in 2000.
I don’t know about you, but I am not too excited about once again putting the fate of the nation in the hands of a make-it-up-as-you-go Supreme Court.
The self-identified “constitutional conservatives” did it to themselves.
Cockadoodledoo! The chickens are coming home to roost.