What if Obama is declared ineligible?

What an unprecedented mess that would be.

In the unlikely event that any of the challenges to Barack Obama’s candidacy for a second term makes it all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and succeeds, then what?

Before the case even got that far, would Judges and Justices appointed by Obama be eligible to hear and rule on the issue?   Can you imagine Hannity or Limbaugh if they do rule?  Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann (if he gets a job) if they don’t?

If Obama is ruled ineligible to serve as President of the United States, is he immediately removed from office?  If so, who becomes President?  If Obama’s 2008 election was invalid, it seems that Joe Biden’s election as Vice President would also be invalid.   Next in line would be House Speaker John Boehner.

If John Boehner assumes the presidency, would the GOP nominate him as the 2012 candidate?  Boehner isn’t ready to retire.  Why would he want to give up the Speakership in order to be President for a few months.  Would Boehner appoint Mitt Romney as Vice President?  Would the Senate confirm Romney?  Would Romney accept the job?

Would Boehner pardon Obama?

Who do the Democrats nominate for President?  Biden?  The party never warmed to him as a presidential candidate in his multiple tries.  Hillary Clinton?  John Kerry?  Al Gore?  Jesse Jackson?  Al Sharpton?  Keith Ellison (a real American Muslim)? Cory Booker?  Dennis Kucinich?

What happens to all the laws, executive orders and appointments that Obama signed?  Is ObamaCare the law?  Are Sonya Sotomayor and Eleana Kagan Supreme Court Justices?  Did Sandra Fluke really need all of that birth control?

Obama hasn’t signed a budget sinced he’s been President, but is the debt ceiling valid?  Is all of that debt backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America?

Would Obama owe the U.S. Treasury his salary, rent on the White House?  Would he have to reimburse the Treasury for his security and vacations?   Does he has to reimburse all his donors from the 2008 and 2012 campaigns?

I can understand why Judges would look for procedural or jurisdictional grounds not to hear such a case.

What would be better for the country?  To pursue the issues raised by the Objectors or look the other way?

Posted: April 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Predictions | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

14 Comments on “What if Obama is declared ineligible?”

  1. Barry said at 3:40 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    Okay I’ll bite. Biden would have been a duly elected VP since electors vote separetely for each office. Therefore Biden not Boehner would be President.

  2. Legion said at 6:32 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    Art –

    You have always seemed rational.

    The State of Hawaii released the President’s “Long Form” Birth Certificate, as well as releasing two statements from the Director of the HDOH stating that the President was born in Hawaii…

    How are you caught up in bushwa?

    Oh, and I concur that VP Biden was elected seperately and distinctly from the President and so wopuld be next in line if this birther fantasy came true.

  3. Legion said at 6:36 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    Take a look:


  4. Buck Wayne said at 10:06 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    I thought you were a member of the “common-sense conspiracy”, not the Flat Earth Society.

    BTW, speaking of flat earth, aren’t the descendants of Christopher Columbus entitled to ten percent of the GDP of all the countries in the western hemisphere?

  5. RoundEarther said at 11:01 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    The key in the link above is this:

    “Hawaii Health Department Grants President Obama’s Request for Certified COPIES of ‘Long Form’ Birth Certificate”

    Why do we keep getting back to these copies, which raise so many issues? Why not show the original, and settle the issue once and for all?

  6. Concerned Citizen said at 1:24 am on April 8th, 2012:

    These Obama Cult Members are so threatened by this, it’s absolutely hysterical! However, their rude & obnoxious attack of anyone & everyone here, is really quite sad.

    There is nothing that can be said to those who refuse to grant human dignity to others. Clearly, their hate consumes them, so just send them on their way.

    Art, terrific hypothetical question. Great fun to ponder. Happy Easter to you, and one & all!

  7. TR said at 10:41 am on April 8th, 2012:


  8. Freespeaker1976 said at 11:58 am on April 8th, 2012:

    Concerned Citizen, you are correct. Typically, “where there is smoke, there is fire;” so “me thinks (they) doth protest too much.”

    But, that is typical of those on the left; insane and hateful attacks on the right are often their only line of defense.

  9. Concerned Citizen said at 1:14 pm on April 8th, 2012:

    Yes TR, it’s really Easter.
    Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  10. Tom Stokes said at 7:51 pm on April 8th, 2012:

    Happy Easter, everyone!

    Interesting hypothetical, but I fear we are wasting time and money on this and losing credibility in the long run.

    There are enough negatives on the incumbent to kick him out of the White House this November.

    It’s the Economy, stupid! Jobs, Jobs, Jobs …and I’m not referring to Steve (may he rest in peace).

  11. Freespeaker1976 said at 4:06 pm on April 10th, 2012:


    I was at an administrative hearing on some delegates this morning and had my own business to handle, the Obama hearing was about to start.

    Now, while I don’t really believe in the birther issue, it was interesting to hear some of the smarmy, insulting comments from some of the Obama cultists and Democrat party staffers, finding ways to demean another’s right to have a view.

  12. Gene B. said at 9:49 pm on April 10th, 2012:

    Here is Mario’s writeup on the hearing. Basically, the judge will email her decision when she rules:


  13. Gene B. said at 9:54 pm on April 10th, 2012:

    I am glad that I am not Obama’s lawyer. The way it sounded to me is that the only objection that they had (in essence) was that Obama is not required to abide by the Constitution. And there are people who say that this is a waste of time?

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