Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
You do know there is a process in place by both major political parties that requires each candidate for President to meet specific constitutional requirements, the main one being that said candidate IS a natural born citizen. That was the basis of this entire issue for which the creditials are outlined in each party's by-laws. That's the part that really gets me about you folks.
There are so many steps a presidential candidate must go through before his/her name is placed on the ballot and providing prove of your U.S. citizenship and, thus, your "natural-born" status is just one of them, albeit the most important one! Not only has President Obama proven his citizenship, he's done so TWICE!
X1 - Issuance of his short-form birth certificate.
X2 - Issuance of his long-form birth certificate.
And yet stupid people just won't let the issue be because no matter what he presents to the public to provide his U.S. birth is legitimate, some people will also find something else to try and discredit him.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.