#Election2016: …This #Birtherism Nonsense Isn’t About #TedCruz Anymore

This Birtherism nonsense isn’t about Sen. Ted Cruz anymore. At least, I don’t think it is about Sen. Cruz anymore. This has become about scoring cheap points or who hates who more. Dumb nonsense like this is why this whole thing isn’t about Sen. Cruz:

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who recently ended his own presidential bid, couldn’t help but laugh when asked if Canadian-born candidate Ted Cruz is eligible to be president.

“I just want to say, I think Ted is qualified to run for president of the United States,” Graham said on the Kilmeade and Friends radio show on Friday. “I think he is a natural-born citizen. I am sure.”

Did Sen. Lindsey Graham say this out of the goodness in his heart? I don’t think so:

“Whether I’m right or not I believe that to be so. I don’t want Ted to be the nominee. I don’t dislike Ted, but I don’t think that issue disqualifies him,” he added.

Asked if he was surprised the issue was being discussed, the South Carolina senator began to laugh.

“No, not by Trump, no not at all,” he chuckled as he said. “I thought it was pretty clever on his part actually.”

What is going on here? I thought Sen. Lindsey Graham didn’t like Donald Trump at all? Sen. Graham isn’t taking a stand on this issue because he thinks it is the right thing to do. I think it has to do with Sen. Rand Paul joining the Birtherism bandwagon (for purely political reasons, I am sure):

Rand Paul said on Wednesday that he’s not sure if his Canadian-born rival for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz is eligible to be president of the United States.

If you don’t remember, Sen. Lindsey Graham got into the race because he wanted to counter Sen. Rand Paul in a foreign policy debate. Smacking Sen. Paul around would give Sen. Graham no end of joy.

What is interesting is that Sen. John McCain has come down on the side of Donald Trump:

Arizona Sen. John McCain said he doesn’t know if the Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is eligible to be president, saying the Supreme Court might have to decide if Cruz is eligible to be president.

This is notable because we now know Sen. John McCain’s hatred of Sen. Ted Cruz overrides his hatred of Donald Trump. Noted.

I come down against this nonsense, because it is nonsense. Any honest reading of statue confirms that Sen. Ted Cruz (when matched up with his history) is more eligible to be president. I am not going to debate the merits of the law or if someone born out the U.S. should be able to run for POTUS.

I don’t know anymore. All I know is that it is clear to me people are taking a stand on this issue for other reasons than their stated reason.

Well, see ya’ later!


#Trump2016: Not Defending @realDonaldTrump/@AnnCoulter #Birtherism Nonsense

I told you I’d criticize Donald Trump if he crossed the line. Well, here it is (via SooperMexican):

Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a “very precarious” issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee.

“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?” That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”

Trump added, “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”

*face palm* I can’t defend this nonsense. I can’t. There is no reason for me to go step by step to prove Cruz is one, you can do that yourself. Ted Cruz was born a citizen. Period. Full stop. End of story.

Even Ann Coulter knew Ted Cruz could be President before going full retard herself (Never Go Full Retard).

Okay, I am ready for Fighting Ted Cruz to slam El Trumpo into his place and- and… He’s not going to fight back, is he?

Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for Cruz, declined to comment Tuesday.

Fuck me! This is why I can’t get behind Ted Cruz either. A perfect time to blast Donald Trump and he refuses. I mean, Trump went after him first and Cruz would be completely justified in defending himself. Tweeting the Shark Jumping scene from Happy Days is not defending yourself, that is mocking. Cruz later, and fearfully, explained his tweet. If Cruz isn’t going to defend himself against Trump, why should I defend Cruz?

Well, see ya’ later!

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