How to end the birther issue.

Hello, With the birther issue raised during the first Presidential debate, it seems it will never rest — notwithstanding Trump’s claim to have ended it, which he made during his much anticipated September 16 press conference held in DC that was extensively covered by the mainstream media. I will end it once and for all by posing a few questions to birthers who still contend that Obama was born in Kenya. If they can adequately, if not correctly, answer all these questions, then I myself will stand by their contention…

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Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) is My Kind of Politician!

According to “the Encyclopedia Britannica of the Internet,” Wikipedia, Nydia Margarita Velázquez (born March 28, 1953) “is a Puerto Rican politician who ran for Congress in the 1992 election, seeking a seat in the New York’s newly-drawn 12th congressional district, which was drawn as a majority-Hispanic district. Velázquez won the Democratic primary, defeating nine-term incumbent Stephen J. Solarz and four Hispanic candidates.” Velázquez, a Democrat from New York, is the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress. (I wonder: Does she have a face that Donald Trump could…

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Should U.S. Senator Alex Merced (LBT – NY) Take on the Seventeenth Amendment?

(Disclaimer: This article represents the opinions of the author and is not a statement on behalf of the Alex Merced for U.S. Senate Campaign.) David Valente, in his excellent May 26, 2016 article, “New Yorkers Need to Go A Different Direction,” certainly got Senator Charles Schumer’s number right when he described him as a lifetime politician who “never had a straight job” [in the private sector] and who is only interested in his own self-aggrandizing agenda and self-interests and those of the highest bidders for his services. (See, also in…

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Those Darn Birthers are at it Again!

In 2008, some people, mostly white men and one white woman, had the temerity or “audacity” and, god forbid, bad racial manners to question Obama’s qualification to run for president because they alleged he was born in Kenya. Those people were pejoratively called “birthers,” and denounced for instigating a “vast white wing conspiracy.” Their concerns were summarily and unceremoniously dismissed in the courts of law and by the mainstream mass media and Obama was subsequently elected to two Presidential terms. (Whether he finishes his second term remains to be seen.)…

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