Friday, January 15, 2016

Nothing To See Here Birthers

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Newsflash for those birthers out there who have a hard-on for their birth certificate, there is another type of person that is also considered a citizen. Surprise! It's not just all about your selective ownership of a piece of state paper.
A natural born citizen includes a child born abroad to an American parent not just one born within this country. It's how children born overseas to American military parents can claim they are natural born citizens. It's how John McCain was able to run for president though he was born in Panama. Yup, all day long.
I would suggest that because Cruz's popularity is similar to that of Ronald Reagan's prior to his landslide election, this birther thingy is only now cropping up as an issue.
Just like Cruz pointed out to a rather dumb-sounding Donald Trump who said only a few short months ago that he had his lawyers check Cruz out and the natural born citizenship wasn't an issue then, but last night Trump whipped out a liberal judge's assessment and flip-flopped on it like a tuna. Idiot.
It certainly wasn't an issue when John McCain ran for President. I dare say nobody cared about McCain's claim as a natural born citizen because they knew he didn't stand a chance against Obama. But compare the wave of hyper-conservative support behind Cruz as opposed to McCain and suddenly, Cruz's birth is an issue, and the media are on board with their usual leg-humping.
The Nationality act of 1949 outlines it this way: to be considered a natural born citizen, a person must be born to at least one American parent who has spent a certain number of years in the US and Cruz's mother fulfills that. She was born in Delaware and in fact, she didn't live long enough in Canada to even be considered a resident there.
So lets apply this birther logic to all people who claim US citizenship. It means these birthers accept not one person who was born outside of the country, to any American at all, to be considered a citizen of the US. Or does this only apply to Ted Cruz? Give me a break.
This is all an attempt to smite Cruz because his popularity is growing. It's why the focus of most of the candidates on the debate stage last night targeted their smack-down attention on Cruz, rather than giving much in the way of attention to more important issues.
But I am a firm believer that where the attention goes, so does support. Think back.The more Trump took punches in the beginning, the more people pulled him to their bosom. I would be willing to bet Cruz's popularity continues to increase because of the food fight last night. Believe me, it did not escape the notice of voters who are wondering exactly why so much attention was paid to the Senator from Texas, with the droopy eyebrows and puppy dog eyes.
In order to topple Cruz's popularity and pad their own birther egos, because these birther people just have to be right, they will file lawsuits, which they did on Thursday. As proof, just look at the rabid Obama birther accusations that have been perpetuated by the GOP for years. GOP establishysters insist upon being right and need a way for their favored golden-haired Bush boy to move up, so they will labor voters with noisy lawsuits hoping they can affect the election outcome. Won't happen. Why? Think on this.
What court is going to rule that Cruz is disqualified as a natural born citizen with an American born mother? Really. Who?
Canada certainly doesn't claim Cruz as a citizen. So how would the courts then address hundreds of thousands of others who fell under this category through the years? Will they strip them of their citizenship status because they were born outside of the US? Will we have a host of people who just don't have a US citizenship any longer thanks to this Cruz birthing thing? Not going to happen folks.
Move along you little birther bitches, because your argument against Ted Cruz is absurd.