I can't let the day pass without noting how adorable it was for Donald Trump to point out the problems that Ted Cruz might have with birther questions.
Now, to be clear, I've addressed this a few times in the past, and my understanding is that even though Ted Cruz was actually, in fact, really truly born out of the United States and to a foreign-born father, he's probably okay with be eligible to run for president because his mother was an American citizen. I'm not 100% that this is the accepted interpretation, but I think so.
But the hilarious thing is that since Cruz is likely eligible, and likely is defended as being eligible by the Far Right, it undercuts every single possible argument that birthers (including Donald Trump) have ever had about Barack Obama. After all, Ted Cruz was actually born out of the U.S. and was actually a Canadian citizen and actually had a Canadian birth certificate. And an American mother. So, if he's eligible to be run for president, there is No Way on Earth that Barack Obama couldn't be eligible, too, even had he been born in Kenya -- which of course he wasn't. Because he too had an American mother. So anyone who argues for Ted
Cruz being eligible MUST argue for Barack Obama having always been eligible. And if they don't, then hypocrite doesn't even cover it.
Of course, the big difference is that Barack Obama was born in the United States. And has a birth certificate. But why quibble?
Anyway,, I just loved seeing Donald Trump raise a birther question about Ted Cruz. Who was actually a Canadian-born Canadian. And might not possibly be eligible. But probably is.
Ah, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. it couldn't happen to a couple of sweller guys...
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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