Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Ted Cruz: A wacko bird coming home to roost?
Tea Party Wacko Birds coming home to roost
Tea Party folks are in love with Ted Cruz. His threats to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded rings music to their ears. In fact, they find Cruz so endearing they want him to run (and he wants to run as well) for president in 2016.
Now let's keep in mind, the same people that want Cruz for president are the same people who support conspiracy theories about the citizenship of President Obama and reject the legitimacy of the United States citizenship of President Barack...
This is where the emerging plot thickens: By their standards and logic Senator Cruz has his own birther issues.
Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, on Dec. 22, 1970. His mother is a lifelong U.S. citizen. His father, born in Cuba, remained a Cuban citizen until he was naturalized as an American in 2005. When Cruz was born, his parents were living in Canada, where they had opened a seismic-data business in the oil patch. source
Sounds familiar? Will the Tea Party purist rant and rave questioning the citizenship and presidential eligibility of Cruz? Will Cruz face birther opposition by his own party during a 2016 primary run? Will Donald Trump offer Cruz a five million dollar prize if he can produce his college transcripts? Will this be a hot button issues during the inevitable GOP debate circus show?
Already, Cruz, sensing the potential birther movement against him is taking the offense.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.
“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”
The Dallas Morning News wrote in a story posted late Sunday night that Cruz likely remains a Canadian citizen, by virtue of being born there to an American mother. Having never renounced that citizenship, Cruz was technically a Canadian and an American citizen, according to legal experts.
Cruz said his mother told him that he could claim his citizenship if he ever wanted to, but that he never pursued it and thought the matter was settled.
Legal experts say that Cruz is a Canadian citizen regardless of whether he asked for it or not. source
I want mashed potatoes and greens with my roosted wacko bird!