Tuesday, July 16, 2013

C’mon, Birthers, Do Your Job

Booman notes that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been making the presidential primary rounds.  He apparently thinks he’s eligible under the Constitution to run for president despite the fact that he was born in Calgary, Alberta.  So why aren’t the birthers all over this?

Unlike Honolulu, the city of Calgary is not in the United States of America. Unlike the Panama Canal, at the time of John McCain’s birth, Calgary is not administered by the U.S. Government or occupied by U.S. Armed Forces. The only argument Senator Cruz can make for being a natural born citizen is that his mom was born in Delaware. That’s sufficient, but it was exactly the same situation Obama would have been in if it had been true that he was born in Kenya. If Obama needed to show his birth certificate to prove his eligibility to be president, then Ted Cruz is ineligible. The Tea Party and Donald Trump should be saying that Ted Cruz cannot be president because he isn’t a natural born citizen. But they aren’t saying it.

Obviously there must be something else about Barack Obama that is coloring their reasoning.  I wonder what that could be.

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