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Both Tea Party favorite Allen West and moderate Republican Tom Rooney are noticeable by their inaction on the findings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s definitive six month long investigation into possible “fraud and forgery” of key Obama documents.


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When asked if they were worried about a man having control of America’s nuclear arsenal when his social security number was not passing an E verify check, press talkers of both sitting U.S. House of Representative members either said nothing or said this isn’t as important as putting Americans back to work or doing something about high gas prices.  Besides, as Allen West’s person said, “There’s not enough time for Congress to do something (hold hearings).”

The two retired Army veterans now serving in Congress are taking no action on the refusal of Congress to investigate the problems surrounding Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as America’s President, even though they swore to oaths to protect her Constitution, first and foremost.  Rooney is uprooting his family from Tequesta, Florida, and relocating to Charlotte County so he can run for the newly drawn 17th House District.

A Captain in the Army who taught constitutional law at West Point Military Academy, Rooney, of the Steelers’ Rooneys, served a six year stint as Army JAG officer. As a spirited version of the patriotic song “Yankee Doodle Dandy” played, Rooney’s press spokesman Michael Mahaffey (1-877-762-8762) had no reply when asked if his boss was going to challenge congressional inaction of investigating Obama’s possible “fraud and forgery” issues around not only the Obama Birth Certificate, but Obama’s selective service registration documents, an item that should spark some interest in an Army JAG officer.

Mahaffey never called back to clarify the irony of his boss taking the Military Oath to first and foremost protect America’s Constitution, but as a former military Constitutional law professor and Army JAG, Rooney is doing nothing about Obama’s eligibility issues!


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Now-retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West’s spokesman certainly was more talkative.  He said West is more concerned about “gas prices and getting Americans back to work,” than the failure of Congress to investigate Obama’s eligibility problem.  On and on, the young man talked while never once mentioning the Military Oath that states, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the U.S. against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”  Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 clearly states: “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

West is moving up to Florida’s Treasure Coast to run in Rooney’s old district, the 18th, and has an estimated $5.85 million war chest to fund his campaign.  He survived a brutal contest in the Democrat controlled Gore triangle battleground area of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, so this race probably will not resemble the hot war he fought in Iraq again.

Incumbent Rooney is moving into central Florida’s heavily agricultural district, fraught with Everglades issues, poverty, and fishing villages around Lake Okeechobee where many veterans and their families reside.  I wonder how each of these men will explain to their new constituents the irony of swearing to the Military Oath but not upholding it when their political futures depend on their silence and inaction.

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