2008 v. 2020: Obama v. Trump: Candidate Requirement Hypocrisy

Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5 of the US Constitution reads:

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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Technically, every person running for president must provide sufficient documentation to meet the requirements spelled out by the Constitution. That documentation has to be filed with the proper federal and state government agencies, generally the Secretary of State offices in each state. If a candidate fails to provide the necessary paperwork and documentation, they legally are not allowed to run for office.

Prior to the 2008 election, Barak Hussein Obama NEVER filed the required documentation that would prove he is eligible to run for and hold the office of president. Yet, the federal government agency in charge of certifying candidate eligibility or any of the state agencies bother to certify Obama’ eligibility, even though there were enough sources that placed Obama’s place of birth of being Kenya, not Hawaii.

Note that during the 2008 campaign season, Bill Clinton was the loudest birther, challenging Obama’s eligibility to run for president, until one day when he suddenly went silent on the issue of Obama’s birth and never spoke about it again. Conspiracy theorists began circulating a video interview with a female Clinton staffer who overheard Bill Clinton being threatened by someone associated with Obama. The threat stated that the life of Clinton’s daughter Chelsea was in danger if Bill Clinton continued to question Obama’s birthplace and eligibility.

Over a year after Obama was sworn into office, the White House presented what they labeled as Obama’s official birth certificate. An investigation by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse proved that the White House presented birth certificate that was a forgery and a poor one at that. Then Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio went public with his department’s evidence that the birth certificate was a forgery. His department’s evidence was later used in several court challenges, but in every case, a liberal judge dismissed the evidence and ruled in Obama’s favor.

Some who still believe that Obama was not legally qualified to run for president point out that Obama looks more like his self-professed mentor, socialist Frank Marshall Davis than he does with Barack Obama Sr, a native Kenyan. Malik Obama, Barack’s half-brother looks like Obama senior but bears little to no resemblance to America’s most corrupt leader in history.

It is obvious that Democrats disregard the legal requirements for the presidency, when it applies to one of their own. But when it comes to their opponents, they not only want to hold to every letter of the law, but they go out of their way to create new laws with new requirements to prevent their opponents from being on the ballot.

Case in point is what has and is happening in California.

There is NO law requiring any candidate to make their tax returns public. Over the past couple of decades, most presidential candidates have made their returns public, but Donald Trump has refused. His refusal to follow a ‘tradition’ has raised the ire of Democrats, who continue to try to make revealing tax returns public a mandated requirement.

California’s legislature is dominated and controlled by socialist Democrats who took it upon themselves to pass a state law requiring any presidential and gubernatorial candidate to make their tax returns public in order to appear on the ballot. They call it the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act and it has Republicans concerned about California’s primary election in March of 2020.

Jessica Patterson, Chair or the California Republican Party commented:

“We’re not talking about keeping President Trump off the ballot in the general election, but what this will do is make sure that Republican voters stay home for the primaries and give Democrats a big opportunity when it comes to the general election.”

Scott Wiener, California State Senator and Democrat, commented:

“While Donald Trump surfaced the tax return loophole that SB 27 closes, this isn’t about Trump, rather, it’s about all presidential candidates from all parties. When someone is seeking to become the most powerful person in the world, the voters deserve basic information about the person’s finances. That’s all we’re asking for.”

Sorry Sen. Wiener, but saying that has nothing to do with Trump is a blatant lie. I heard interviews with several Democratic lawmakers in California who said the law was introduced for the sole purpose of forcing Trump to release his tax returns or not be allowed on the ballot.

It’s clear that when it comes to meeting presidential candidate requirements, there is a great deal of hypocrisy among Democrats. Their candidates, specifically Barack Hussein Obama, don’t have to meet the qualifications established by the US Constitution, but when it comes to Donald Trump, they will create new laws in an effort to prevent him from appearing on the ballots.

This is what American politics has become.

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