Monday, November 30, 2015

Sorry, You Lost Me

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is running for the open Senate seat here in Florida.  But if this is how his campaign is going to run, I sure hope he doesn’t get the nomination.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) says he will file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential bid if Cruz wins his party’s nomination.

Grayson said Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, is “unqualified” to be president “because he’s ineligible.”

Mr. Grayson is very entertaining on TV, but so is Gallagher, and I wouldn’t want either of them representing me or my state to the rest of the country.  Florida has a bad enough rap as it is.

8 barks and woofs on “Sorry, You Lost Me

  1. Sorry, I don’t agree.
    Mr. Grayson may be a rough and tumble kinda guy, but he speaks straight and strong on many issues. This may be just what the Dems need to do…..clarify their positions instead of mainly worrying about re-election.
    Now, challenging Ted Cruz may not be the loftiest of issues but the Republicans have given Obama years of harassment on this very issue. I’m sorta enjoying watching the Repugs sow what they’ve reaped, e.g. the Trump(et).

  2. As far as I can understand, Cruz is, in fact, ineligible for the presidency according to constitution criteria. Perhaps I am missing something or just don’t understand?

    • Cruz’s mother was a citizen so he is too, even though he was born in Canada. As Obama would have been if he’d actually been born in Kenya.

      I’m of two minds about Grayson’s lawsuit. I enjoy the trolling aspect, but he is a member of Congress.

  3. I think he is doing the ‘what is good for the goose is good for the gander’ thing with the birther stuff. If it gets folks on the right riled up, then maybe they shouldn’t have opened that can of worms.

  4. Yes, I realize his Mother was American. But I thought, perhaps mistakenly, that to be eligible for the presidency, one must be born in the U.S. Is this not correct?

    • The term “natural born” has been interpreted by the courts to mean more than just born within the borders of the U.S.A. (For example, John McCain was born in Panama on the U.S. military base.) Children born to U.S. citizens in foreign countries are considered to be “natural born,” although the foreign country can also claim them as citizens, as in the case of Mr. Cruz and Canada.

      My argument with Mr. Grayson is that there are plenty of other reasons to oppose Mr. Cruz’s candidacy; this is just a neener-neener at the birthers.

  5. I like Grayson but this Cruz thing is bull. He can bring it up and compare it to what the GOP did to President Obama but a suit is ridiculous.

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