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Ted Cruz and the “Birther” Obsession

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If Senator Ted Cruz makes the decision to run for president, there should be no doubt that he’s eligible for the office – despite renewed criticism of his dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.

Cruz was born in Calgary, and his Cuban-born father didn’t become a US citizen until 2005. But his mother, born in Delaware, has always been an American citizen, which means Cruz counts as a “natural born citizen” under the Constitution.

Of course, the same logic applies to President Obama, even if he were born in Kenya – which he emphatically was not. Obama’s mother was Kansas-born, so the whole “birther” obsession with his suspected foreign birth has always been demented and irrelevant.

Arguments about Ted Cruz’s eligibility may irritate the Texas Senator, but at least they expose the “birther” fanatics as an embarrassing, misguided fringe.

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  1. S Johnson  •  Jan 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    There is proof of Obamas illegal status but if you choose it ignore it then bad mouth others to prove your point you discredit your self as a childish bully and show that you don’t support the constitution

    • R G Wilson  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 1:19 am

      Obama is my least favorite president of all time, but for crying out load, he is an American, get real dude. Even if he were born in Kenya, (which he was not) his mom was a yankee. Who was so perceptive enough to get the birth notices published in Hawaii when he was born?

      Do you have proof that Obama was not born to a U.S. Citizen AND that a Democrat operative stepped into a time machine to get the notices published way back when?

      • S Johnson  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

        Even you can find the proof if you even look but the question is will you believe it,alot don’t believe anything they are shown on both sides.

    • daniel sudduth  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      uh,there is proof that obama’s mother wasn’t american?johnson you are the one who doesn’t know anything about the constitutional requirements to be president.Obama was born in hawaii,(thats in the USA)and Cruz wasn’t.and there has been no proof that obama was born anywhere else,and even if he was He still was born of an american mother,CASE CLOSED.

  2. Robert Berger  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    This is the rankest hypocrisy you could ever imagine . Many of the same jerks who claim
    Obama was born in Kenya and is not eligible to be president are saying they want
    Cruz in the White house in 2017 even though we know he was born in Canada .
    I’m not opposed to him as president because he was born in Canada but because
    he’s a despicable scoundrel and a blithering idiot . He’s dead wrong, catastrophically wrong
    on all the issues and has close ties to the evil dominionist movement , which seeks to
    impose a Christian theocracy on the US which would be no better than the Islamic
    theocracies of Iran & Saudi Arabia . Cruz is part of the Christian Taliban. Who needs Muslim
    fanatics to destroy America when we have loathsome pseudo Christians like Cruz ?

    • Kpar  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Are you wearing your tin foil hat? I hear it’s a major fashion statement this year…

    • Andrew  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Hey Robert, the asylum called, they want their leader back.

  3. Kpar  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I have long thought that the “birther” thing was actually set up by the lefties on the internet. That belief was only reinforced when the White House released the “Long Form Birth Certificate” for Barry.

    It was loaded with SO MANY errors and inaccuracies, that it COULD NOT have been an accident. It is clear to me that the lefties are simply using this as a means to distract us and show those of us who bite on this to be crazies.

    I have never seen a definition of “natural born citizen” that would disqualify Obama to be CinC, even if he was born in Kenya- his mother was clearly an American (albeit, underage).

    All this “birther” crap would never have changed anything, even if proved true. What judge would rule that the “choice of the people” was ineligible?

    What some folks want is a “magic bullet” (sorry about the metaphor- I do not wish anything bad to happen to Obama, other than his leaving office in disgrace) that would remove
    Obama from office- it AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!”

    The only solution is through the polling places- vote the SOB’s OUT!

  4. monkbiker  •  Jan 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Why has Obama had all of his academic records sealed? Why does Obama’s social security number indicate he was born in Connecticut? How come no one who attended his colleges remember him? Where are his old girlfriends? Who was the best man at his wedding? We know less about this person than any other man who has ever held the office. If he has nothing to hide then why all the secrecy?

  5. Sonny  •  Jan 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    It is odd his Grandmother said she witnessed his birth in Kenya

  6. Ann S.  •  Jan 14, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Medved is a fool! He has no idea what a natural born citizen is. Cruz is not one. And Obama is certainly not with citizenship in Kenya, Great Britain, Indonesia and perhaps the USA. The Founders did not want multi citizenship for the POTUS. They intended for full allegiance to the USA! Medved and Glenn Beck do not deserve our support.

  7. Dave Charile  •  Jan 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Ok – over a year ago, Sheriff Arpaio (Sheriff Joe) held two press conferences where he PROVED that Mr. Obama has a forged selective service registration, and posted a forged birth certificate at whithouse.gov. His lead investigator even filed a sworn affidavit attesting to these fact to the Alabama Supreme Court. Please, don’t believe me, watch the press conferences for yourself, and read the affidavit. The document below has links to these items and several related facts.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/183747136/Just-the-Facts-obama-forgeries-pdf

    With all do respect, Mr. Medved you are either ignorant or a traitor participating in this crime against the Constitution and America.

  8. jguy  •  Jan 17, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Seems to me that Senator Cruz might be ineligible since he is
    a “natural born dual citizen” – this could be defined as different
    than a “natural born citizen”. Being a dual citizen Cruz by definition
    could have “divided” loyalties…..hhhhhmmmm..

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