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The former presidential candidate, Tea Party favorite, and socialism-hater is officially a European — triggering a celebration in irony land.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the former presidential candidate and conservative darling, is officially a Swiss citizen. Bachmann's husband Marcus has long been eligible for dual citizenship due to his parents' Swiss origins, and he went through with it in March, automatically making his wife and three of their young children dual citizens as well. Bachmann is even eligible to run for office in the Swiss "canton," or district, of Thurgau. The improbable development was sure to strike the funny bones of bloggers everywhere, given that Bachmann has suggested that President Obama holds "anti-American views" and often rails against government-run, European-style health care systems. Here, some of the jokes:

Just nuts
"Congratulations, Switzerland!" says Ilya Gerner at Indecision Forever. "Elaborate clocks are no longer the only kind of cuckoos your scenic confederacy will be known for."


A blow to freedom lovers
Don't tell Bachmann, but "all Swiss citizens are required to purchase basic health insurance" under the the country's tyrannical health care system, says Noah Kristula-Green at The Daily Beast. Worse still, the system "has transparent costs, it is consumer driven, and it provides near universal coverage."



Ulterior motives
"This is part of a transparent ploy to qualify Bachmann for the position of IRS Commissioner in a Mitt Romney administration," says Gerner. "What better way to learn the ropes of promoting tax avoidance than to visit Romney's money?"


Good riddance
"With her fancy new dual citizenship, she's now eligible to run for office in Switzerland," says Cassie Murdoch at Jezebel. "Let's hope she goes for it ASAP."


History lesson
I can't wait to hear the factually-challenged congresswoman's version of Swiss history, says Noreen Malone at New York, "in which, we assume, the founding battle of Thurgau was fought by the Von Trapp family, aided by General Swiss Miss."

I wonder if the Swiss government will recognize her American taxpayer paid for Congressional Insurance as fullfilling their requirements ?
 

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Well we know Kenya will recognize your idol as a resident!!

Does Montana recognize you as a real sheriff, judge, human?????

EH
 

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Don't blame Marcus one bit for extending his options on choices of places to live.
Obama is selling us out by the day and all taxpayers will be looking elsewhere for a more friendly place to reside before long.

By the way, are those jokes supposed to be funny? :roll:
 

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A blow to freedom lovers
Don't tell Bachmann, but "all Swiss citizens are required to purchase basic health insurance" under the the country's tyrannical health care system, says Noah Kristula-Green at The Daily Beast. Worse still, the system "has transparent costs, it is consumer driven, and it provides near universal coverage."


They are also required to own a gun and know how to use it. Better the Dems wouldn't like that. :lol:
 

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You now see the fruits of days of ot searching the internet trying to find something derogatory of conservatives.

You woulda thought after all those days of searching he could of come up with a tidbit of good that obama has done since he got in office. ot didn't even find where obama had helped a little old blind lady across the street.

Better get back to searchin ot.
 
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No searching Larrrrrry- this is an E-mail circulating...(But I did check out its veracity)..


Bachmann, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, is now running for reelection in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.

And unlike you who think anyone with an R cult insignia by their name can do no wrong-- many other Repubs and conservatives on FB and the e-mails are questioning whether someone with dual citizenship should be eligible to serve in Intelligence roles in Congress- and have access to secret intelligence info that may involve countering issues of both the countries you are a citizen of....

I wonder about that too- altho I still don't believe in dual citizenship...I believe if you want to be a US citizen- you should have to renounce all other loyalties....If you want to move to another country and become a citizen there- I still feel you should have to renounce all rights to your US citizenship..
 
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Bachmann No longer a Swiss citizen

By Alicia M. Cohn - 05/10/12 04:28 PM ET

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) no longer wants to be a Swiss citizen, releasing a statement Thursday that emphasized she is “a proud American citizen.”

According to Bachmann’s office, the former GOP presidential candidate sent a letter on Thursday to the Swiss Consulate office asking it to officially withdraw her Swiss citizenship.


“I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen,” Bachmann said in a statement. “I am, and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, stepdaughter of an Army veteran and sister of a Navy veteran, I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known."

Bachmann either agrees with me- or was catching a lot of heat from those that feel the same as I do ...
 

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Your just mad at Tam, so you complain about dual citizenship. Way more people here criticize the reps when they do wrong, but not once does you and your cult have a bad word about some of the liberal crooks.
 

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Bachmann No longer a Swiss citizen

By Alicia M. Cohn - 05/10/12 04:28 PM ET

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) no longer wants to be a Swiss citizen, releasing a statement Thursday that emphasized she is “a proud American citizen.”

According to Bachmann’s office, the former GOP presidential candidate sent a letter on Thursday to the Swiss Consulate office asking it to officially withdraw her Swiss citizenship.


“I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen,” Bachmann said in a statement. “I am, and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, stepdaughter of an Army veteran and sister of a Navy veteran, I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known."

Bachmann either agrees with me- or was catching a lot of heat from those that feel the same as I do ...

I believe her and I believe IN her. She is truthful and that's more than
can be said about your cult hero.
 

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OldNumbNut said:
If you want to move to another country and become a citizen there- I still feel you should have to renounce all rights to your US citizenship..

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, though honestly I don't understand your logic.

Renouncing one's citizenship is a serious, very serious, step. You are in effect cutting all ties with the country.......perhaps the country you love, perhaps the country you wish to return to some day, perhaps the country where your father, mother, brother, sister, sons or daughters still live.

What is so evil in your mind about someone living, working, and contributing via their taxes in another country, wanting to participate in some of the programs offered in that country via citizenship?

Have you ever even traveled outside the country, OT? Have you ever visited a foreign country and gotten to know the US ex-pat community there....know what they do for a living, how they contribute to not only the country in which they're currently living, but how they contribute to the good image of the United States?

Most American ex-pats are honest, hard-working, risk-taking, open-minded, adventure-seeking, example-setting individuals who only make the United States more respected and revered in the eyes of those who wish they could some day be Americans too.

I suspect though that someone as small-minded and blinded by bigotry as you would never dare embrace such a thought.
 
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Whitewing said:
OldNumbNut said:
If you want to move to another country and become a citizen there- I still feel you should have to renounce all rights to your US citizenship..

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, though honestly I don't understand your logic.

Renouncing one's citizenship is a serious, very serious, step. You are in effect cutting all ties with the country.......perhaps the country you love, perhaps the country you wish to return to some day, perhaps the country where your father, mother, brother, sister, sons or daughters still live.

.

So is taking the citizenship of another country... With the world of today- I don't think you can be totally loyal to 2 countries at one time...
I have no problem with American citizens going to, living in, or working in other countries- but when they take on the citizenship of that country and swear their loyalties to that country- they should have to give up all American citizenship..
 

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How is it that OT voted for a President, that was born a dual citizen :???:

I wonder that too. He may not know that there is no argument of Buckwheat being a dual citizen at birth....................................
 

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Oldtimer said:
Whitewing said:
OldNumbNut said:
If you want to move to another country and become a citizen there- I still feel you should have to renounce all rights to your US citizenship..

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, though honestly I don't understand your logic.

Renouncing one's citizenship is a serious, very serious, step. You are in effect cutting all ties with the country.......perhaps the country you love, perhaps the country you wish to return to some day, perhaps the country where your father, mother, brother, sister, sons or daughters still live.

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So is taking the citizenship of another country... With the world of today- I don't think you can be totally loyal to 2 countries at one time...
I have no problem with American citizens going to, living in, or working in other countries- but when they take on the citizenship of that country and swear their loyalties to that country- they should have to give up all American citizenship..

I see you missed the most salient point of my post. Not surprising.

And that salient point is also why I believe the 'natural born citizen' argument gains more and more weight with each passing day.
 

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Oldtimer said:
Whitewing said:
OldNumbNut said:
If you want to move to another country and become a citizen there- I still feel you should have to renounce all rights to your US citizenship..

You're certainly entitled to your opinion, though honestly I don't understand your logic.

Renouncing one's citizenship is a serious, very serious, step. You are in effect cutting all ties with the country.......perhaps the country you love, perhaps the country you wish to return to some day, perhaps the country where your father, mother, brother, sister, sons or daughters still live.

.

So is taking the citizenship of another country... With the world of today- I don't think you can be totally loyal to 2 countries at one time...
I have no problem with American citizens going to, living in, or working in other countries- but when they take on the citizenship of that country and swear their loyalties to that country- they should have to give up all American citizenship..

I would agree with both points,.. renouncing your citizenship and pledging allegiance to another country is a sign of divided loyalties at the very least... and I had even felt it was a bad move on her part when I saw the report on the news..

but that does not appear to be the facts here with Bachmann

point number one.. it appears by the article it was automatic for her and offered by the Swiss.. not requested by her...

Bachmann's husband Marcus has long been eligible for dual citizenship due to his parents' Swiss origins, and he went through with it in March, automatically making his wife and three of their young children dual citizens as well.

automatically..

and when it became apparent the democrats would be upset with her worldview...

she renounced the Swiss citizenship..

Bachmann No longer a Swiss citizen

By Alicia M. Cohn - 05/10/12 04:28 PM ET

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) no longer wants to be a Swiss citizen, releasing a statement Thursday that emphasized she is “a proud American citizen.”

According to Bachmann’s office, the former GOP presidential candidate sent a letter on Thursday to the Swiss Consulate office asking it to officially withdraw her Swiss citizenship.


“I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen,” Bachmann said in a statement. “I am, and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, stepdaughter of an Army veteran and sister of a Navy veteran, I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known."


so yes it is funny.. how the liberals twisted the facts
 
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Mike said:
hypocritexposer said:
How is it that OT voted for a President, that was born a dual citizen :???:

I wonder that too. He may not know that there is no argument of Buckwheat being a dual citizen at birth....................................

How does a newborn baby avow or disavow citizenship :???: ...But I think anyone born with dual citizenship (like the illegal immigrants anchor babies) should have to choose one countries citizenship when they reach the age of majority- and vow their loyalties to just that one country...
Oftentimes the actions of these "dual" countries (like Mexico) are not in the best interest of the U.S. ..

That is what made Bachmann's action so hypocritical and comical- since shes been the top spokesman against anchor babies dual citizenship...

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tea-Party Darling and 'Anchor Baby' Critic a Dual Citizen since 1978


So it turns out that, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, the darling of the Tea Party movement, a prominent birther-enabler, and a critic of so-called "anchor babies," has held dual Swiss citizenship since 1978.

Poltico reports

Rep. Michele Bachmann tried to downplay her dual U.S.-Swiss citizenship Wednesday, releasing a statement that asserts she has actually been a dual citizen since 1978.

“I automatically became a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland in 1978 when I married my husband, Marcus. Marcus is a dual American and Swiss citizen because he is the son of Swiss immigrants. As a family, we just recently updated our documents,” the Minnesota Republican and former presidential candidate said in a statement. “This is a non-story.”
Rep. Bachmann's dual citizenship came to light when she and her husband used a birthright technicality in Swiss citizenship law to obtain dual citizenship for their children.

Hypocritically, Rep. Bachmann has criticized the citizenship granted to children of foreign-born parents in the U.S., derisively referring to those children as "anchor babies," and she has sponsored legislation to restrict birthright citizenship in this country.

However, having Swiss "anchor in-laws" seems to be another matter altogether.

And I still don't think US Congressmen/women and especially those involved in intelligance activities should be allowed to be dual citizens.. I wonder if her considering herself a dual citizen was reported on her security clearance :???: ...
 

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Oldtimer said:
Mike said:
hypocritexposer said:
How is it that OT voted for a President, that was born a dual citizen :???:

I wonder that too. He may not know that there is no argument of Buckwheat being a dual citizen at birth....................................

How does a newborn baby avow or disavow citizenship :???: ...But I think anyone born with dual citizenship (like the illegal immigrants anchor babies) should have to choose one countries citizenship when they reach the age of majority- and vow their loyalties to just that one country...
Oftentimes the actions of these "dual" countries (like Mexico) are not in the best interest of the U.S. ..

obama had the opportunity to renounce his British Citizenship when he turned 21, why didn't he?



“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.”


In addition, British legal experts agree that Obama may well be a British citizen. According to author John Charlton in a British legal analysis, he says "The Presumption is that Obama did not revoke his British Citizenship on Aug. 4, 1979....and, according to the British Home Office, U.K. Border Agency, to renounce British Citizenship, one must be at least 18 years of age and fill out a declaration, using form RN." Charlton goes on to say, "Therefore, upon reaching the age of 18, on Aug. 4, 1979, Obama could have revoked his citizenship. However, the British Government has never affirmed that he has. Therefore in law we must presume that he has not, if his birth story is true."
 
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Oldtimer said:
Mike said:
I wonder that too. He may not know that there is no argument of Buckwheat being a dual citizen at birth....................................

How does a newborn baby avow or disavow citizenship :???: ...But I think anyone born with dual citizenship (like the illegal immigrants anchor babies) should have to choose one countries citizenship when they reach the age of majority- and vow their loyalties to just that one country...
Oftentimes the actions of these "dual" countries (like Mexico) are not in the best interest of the U.S. ..

obama had the opportunity to renounce his British Citizenship when he turned 21, why didn't he?



“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.”


In addition, British legal experts agree that Obama may well be a British citizen. According to author John Charlton in a British legal analysis, he says "The Presumption is that Obama did not revoke his British Citizenship on Aug. 4, 1979....and, according to the British Home Office, U.K. Border Agency, to renounce British Citizenship, one must be at least 18 years of age and fill out a declaration, using form RN." Charlton goes on to say, "Therefore, upon reaching the age of 18, on Aug. 4, 1979, Obama could have revoked his citizenship. However, the British Government has never affirmed that he has. Therefore in law we must presume that he has not, if his birth story is true."

If you don't have to- why do it?...But I've never heard Obama proclaim he was a British citizen either... Bachmann did until she caught flack.....
 

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Oldtimer said:
hypocritexposer said:
Oldtimer said:
How does a newborn baby avow or disavow citizenship :???: ...But I think anyone born with dual citizenship (like the illegal immigrants anchor babies) should have to choose one countries citizenship when they reach the age of majority- and vow their loyalties to just that one country...
Oftentimes the actions of these "dual" countries (like Mexico) are not in the best interest of the U.S. ..

obama had the opportunity to renounce his British Citizenship when he turned 21, why didn't he?



“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.”


In addition, British legal experts agree that Obama may well be a British citizen. According to author John Charlton in a British legal analysis, he says "The Presumption is that Obama did not revoke his British Citizenship on Aug. 4, 1979....and, according to the British Home Office, U.K. Border Agency, to renounce British Citizenship, one must be at least 18 years of age and fill out a declaration, using form RN." Charlton goes on to say, "Therefore, upon reaching the age of 18, on Aug. 4, 1979, Obama could have revoked his citizenship. However, the British Government has never affirmed that he has. Therefore in law we must presume that he has not, if his birth story is true."

If you don't have to- why do it...


So you voted for a dual citizen and not a Natural Born Citizen, didn't you?

He is and never was eligible to be president.

But you didn't ever care about the Rule of Law, did you?
 
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hypocritexposer said:
Oldtimer said:
hypocritexposer said:
obama had the opportunity to renounce his British Citizenship when he turned 21, why didn't he?

If you don't have to- why do it...


So you voted for a dual citizen and not a Natural Born Citizen, didn't you?

He is and never was eligible to be president.

But you didn't ever care about the Rule of Law, did you?

You forget tho- I was backed in the Rule of Law by the majority of the voters of this country- the entire electoral college- members of both Houses of Congress (without one exception) Vice President Cheney who certified the election, and the Chief Justice of SCOTUS who swore in Obama as the rightfully elected new President...
Even his opposition- John McCain- said that the man was a US citizen and had every right to the office...

Who backs you- some foreign born Dentist turned wannabe attorney- who is living off the donations of every nutcase she can stir up to give her some more money? :wink: :lol:
 

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