Politics Why was Cruz being born in Canada not a bigger issue?

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  1. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't the media or tea partiers make a bigger issue out of this?

    For 240 years a natural born citizen was interpreted as being born in the US or a US territory. Obama was accused, baselessly, for years even to this day of not being qualified to be president for this. I'll give trump credit he was consistent and bashed Cruz on this but that was really because they were opponents
     
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    I have no idea
     
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    Keep in mind, he was born in Canada to a Cuban father.
     
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    Don't blame me. I knew he was a Canuck.

    "Natural born citizen"

    1. Born in USA territory

    2. OR Born outside USA territory to two parents who are US citizens

    3. Naturalized citizens, such as Cruz, do not qualify, as their citizenship is due to an act of congress (naturalization laws) rather than birth.

    When we go to war to conquer Canada, we want a 100% American at the helm.
     
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    Because he is (kinda) white.
     
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    Can you imagine the nonsense the tea partiers would have made up about Obama if his father was Cuban?
     
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    The duck callers TV show guys said he's ok so that made Cruz an honorary white guy
     
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    Yeah, they might think he was a Marxist or something.
     
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    If obombo got a pass, why shouldn't everyone else.
     
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    It should've been me...

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    Trump buried him so mercilessly. :jj:

    I do wonder, if Trump had never run, would we be looking at a Cruz/Bush ticket right now? :bigthink
     
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    That's only because he was Christ-ier than them.
     
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    He thought he had a clear path to Pennsylvania Ave. :lmao:
     
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    Bush's own brother, the worst president ever, buried him. Trump calling him a fag was the nail in the coffin
     
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    I don't know. For a group of people who wet their pants for 8 years about Obama being born outside the U.S., they sure shut their traps fast when Eduardo Rafael Hockeystick Cruz began reading their Jesus-freak talking points from the book of Glenn Beck.

    And, it's horseshit that the general interpretation of "Natural Born" includes a U.S. citizen is born to two Americans on foreign soil. That's my situation, and one of the first things people say to me when I say where I was born is, "Oh, so you can't be president."

    The tea party types were willing to look past it because Cruz was one of their darlings, pure and simple. In the end, we could've just put the matter in front of the Supreme Court, and... oh, right, all tied up at 4-4 thanks to the obstructionists.
     
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    I've been wondering that since he announced he was running.
     
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    his Canadian birth wasn't an issue
    it didn't need to be to beat him

    his utter creepiness and terrible personality were enough to beat him
     
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    I guarantee you that if he'd secured the nomination, the MSM would've made it the central issue of the campaign and the Democrats would've immediately filed a lawsuit.
     
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