Saturday, March 23, 2013

Is Canadian-Born Ted Cruz a “Natural Born Citizen?”

Tea baggers are all gushing over the possibility of their latest uber-crazy hero, Ted Cruz, will run for president in 2016. Then someone noticed that he wasn’t born in the United States, but in Canada, to a Cuban national father and an American mother.
It stopped them for a second as they struggled to think it over, then quickly concluded that he definitely was a US citizen because his mother was a US citizen. You know, like how Barack Obama’s mother is a native born Kansan. Like how Kansas has been a part of the United States since the Louisiana Purchase.
The utter hypocrisy actually rankles me. Ted Cruz’s father was a Cuban. Barack Obama’s father was a Kenyan. But both of their mothers were Americans. But Obama isn’t qualified to be US President but Ted Cruz is.
Ay caramba.

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