Newsweek Insults Barack Obama As an 'Anchor Baby'
Published: 9/3/2010 1:09 AM ET
There's a movement afoot to alter the 14th amendment, the one that guarantees citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. Combine this with anti-immigrant policies like Arizona's and you begin to question the idea of America as a melting pot - as a nation of mothers and fathers welcomed here to seek better lives. But the country has benefited richly from their sons and daughters (right).An "anchor baby" is a child born to parents in the U.S. illegally, so is the magazine suggesting that Obama's father, as well as parents of the 32 others in their list, were all illegal aliens at the time of the births of their famous offspring? Talk about flinging scurrilous allegations and encouraging the "birther" crowd.