It happened just a few minutes ago...
Congress has officially declared Barack Obama the next President of the United States after tallying electoral college votes in a centuries old tradition.
The House and Senate met in joint session to hear their colleagues read off the electoral votes from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The outcome, never in doubt, was 365 votes for Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, and 173 votes for John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin.
Both Democrats and Republicans gave a standing ovation as Vice President Dick Cheney, in his role as president of the Senate, announced the vote count for Obama.
Of course, this was predictable, as Obama won the majority of the electoral college votes.
But what the media has not told you, is that a lot of these senators and representatives have received thousands of letters over the last few weeks, written by the people who voted for them, to express their concerns about the president elect's citizenship status...
Thousands of People contacted members of Congress, in particular Republicans, in the hope that at least one member of the House or Senate will challenge the certification of President-elect Obama’s 365-173 Electoral College win on Thursday. Any member can protest, but it takes a senator’s protest to delay the ceremony for debate.
All members of Congress answered them, but most answers were very disappointing, not to say revolting. You can have a look at these answers, as they have been published by many anti Obama sites (for instance clicking on this link :
Most representatives and senators chose to ignore the issue of Obama’s eligibility, and sent them an answer which said something like “thank you for writing to me, but you are wrong”…
“Thank you for contacting me with concerns about President-elect Barack Obama’s citizenship status ”, wrote the office of David Vitter (R-Louisiana) to one request. “I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.”
The Vitter letter reads in large part like a brush-off, explaining that “Hawaii state officials have verified that President-elect Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961, making him a natural born citizen.” It ends with Vitter pledging to “continue to monitor this situation and any cases on this matter in our courts.”
Of course, Democratic senators have been even more assertive, rejecting people’s demands :
“Some reports have surfaced that my former colleague, President-Elect Barack Obama, is not a natural-born American citizen,” wrote staffers for Harry Reid to an identical request. “These reports are false.”
Only a few Republicans seem to have given the letters some consideration :
For instance, the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) admitted that “stories have circulated that call into question President-elect Obama’s citizenship” and that lawsuits, of which he’d checked the status, were pending. “Senate ethics rules preclude me from becoming personally involved in pending litigation. I sincerely hope this matter can be fully and promptly resolved by the courts.”
But that was all. A standard letter, and nothing else.
And tonight, as exepcted, here are results : Obama has been officially declared president, and noone has dared challenge the electoral count, noone has dared questionhis eligibility.
What a shame !
What about democracy ?
What about the principle of checks and balances ?
Is it not Congress’s duty to ensure that a man meets the requirements set by the Constitution to become president ?
Congressmen have betrayed the people of America.
Of course, Obama was elected by a majority of voters, but why is the other part of the country so scorned ?
There are thousands of Americans who are now convinced that Obama was not eligible to the presidency.
And they have tried to say that aloud for months. But nobody wants to listen to them...
The spirit of the Founding Fathers has been betrayed, and American democracy is dead.