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Sigh: Birthers Now Targeting Ted Cruz

Allan60 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:57 PM
I agree, the most interesting part of the whole "birther" movement was just the absurd lengths that Obama went to in order to avoid releasing his birth certificate. I'm in the same situation as Cruz, maybe I could run for President, and maybe not, but I can for sure establish where I was born and I would not bother spending millions in legal bills to avoid doing so. At the end of the whole thing it looks like the big secret was that his father was avowed communist Frank Marshall Davis, who was a citizen as was his mother, so there is no eligibility issue, just a question of whether the "most transparent administration in history" can be believed.
jayelwin Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 5:17 PM
Obama held back on releasing his birth certificate because he wanted to see republicans continue to embarrass themselves over and over. He let them roll with that one, and it did a lot of damage - revealing how the right is full of crackpots.

Hey, at least they're bipartisan.  For the uninitiated, the Texas Senator and conservative stalwart was born in Calgary, Canada -- prompting some to insist that he's not a "natural born citizen" and is therefore ineligible for the presidency.  But there are only two types of citizens under the law: Natural born Americans (from birth), and naturalized Americans, who undergo the legal process of becoming a US citizen.  Cruz never experienced the latter proceedings because he didn't need to; his mother was born and raised in Delaware, rendering Cruz an American citizen from the moment of his birth abroad.  Meanwhile,...