Ted Cruz: Because we need a Canadian to replace the Kenyan

130618_ted_cruz_ap_328So, I guess what happens next is that all of those conservatives who obsessed over Barack Obama’s eligibility as president will start to demand similar investigations into the background of the Canadian-born Ted Cruz, who last night announced his candidacy for president of the United States.

Any day now, Donald Trump will dispatch detectives to Cruz’ birthplace of Calgary. Orly Taitz will file lawsuits insisting that it doesn’t matter that Cruz, like Obama, was born to an American mother. Fox News will use hours of airtime to remind us that Cruz’ father came from a communist country and even fought for Fidel Castro, insinuating that his candidacy is some anti-American conspiracy coming to fruition. And we’ll be reminded that “Ted” isn’t even the man’s real name, that according to his birth certificate he’s really the much more foreign-sounding “Rafael Cruz”.

That is, if you are fool enough to believe that Canadian “birth certificate” is real in the first place.

As we all know, however, none of that will happen. Cruz cannot become the target of the paranoid wing of American politics because he is already its folk hero. He is America’s stalwart defender against the dark, secret forces attempting to undermine it from within. He rings the alarm bell against the United Nation’s insipid “Agenda 21”, that “globalist plan that tries to subvert the U.S. Constitution and the liberties we all cherish as Americans.” He warns against the “enormous problem” of Sharia law in this country, and demands the repeal of “every word” of the federal legislation that imposes Common Core on the American people. In his world, and in the world of those who support him, the fact that no such legislation actually exists is a mere technicality raised by those who want only to confuse the situation.

It would be foolish to question the authenticity of such a national archetype, descended as he is from the likes of Joseph McCarthy, Huey Long, Father Charles Coughlin and Georgia’s own Eugene Talmadge. Three things about Cruz are all equally true; He was born in Canada, he will never be president, and he is thoroughly, completely American.

 

 

 

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skruorangeclown
skruorangeclown

""""""""" I love my father. He is a pastor. He is a man of deep integrity. And he made a joke.” – Sen. Ted Cruz

The “joke” the Texas Republican and recently-announced 2016 presidential candidatewas referring to was a comment that his father, Rafael Cruz, made about President Obama that smacked of birtherism.

The elder Cruz announced that Obama should “go back to Kenya” at an April 2013 tea party event, drawing rapturous applause from the conservative faithful. It’s hard to see the humor Ted Cruz was referring to in his father’s suggestion that the president is not really American – a particularly ironic claim given the controversyover the Texas senator’s own birthplace.""""""""""""""""

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ted-cruzs-father-could-be-campaign-issue

skruorangeclown
skruorangeclown

This is the clown who after a 24 hour tantrum on the Senate Floor said he had just gone through the Bataan Death March and then read from Dr. Seuss. Shame on him and the groupies who follow him. Every serviceman on that Death March had more honor in their small toe than Cruz.

Salt-n-Light
Salt-n-Light

The difference is that Cruz wont' hide and seal all his records so the truth will be known. Barry Soetoro not so much.

BigTimeJacketFan
BigTimeJacketFan

If he is not eligible, he should not run.  The difference is, the media will be all over him, while giving president food stamps a pass.

Stan_Dup
Stan_Dup

@DohBee  The sad part is that, unlike Palin, Cruz apparently has brains. He could use them for the good of the country, but that concept can't compete with the Ted Cruz show for the sake of Ted Cruz. His misused intellect makes him a dangerous man.

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

There's no question that the honorable Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz was/is far more qualified to be president of The United States of America far more than Barack Hussein Obama. Barack Hussein Obama was and still is a failed community organizer who has no idea how to build/maintain a business and how to protect American soil from enemies foreign and domestic. 


The FACT IS the honorable Senator Ted Cruz could be one of America's greatest presidents because He possesses a high moral fiber, business acumen and foreign knowledge. Senator Cruz could be the man who saves this nation from falling into moral depravity and financial ruin.


Senator Cruz's speech today brought me and I'm sure millions, to complete tears. My pals, THERE IS HOPE that this once-free nation could be free once again.


Amen,

Bill 

Stan_Dup
Stan_Dup

@Bill OrvisWhite Your emphasis on the President's middle name says all I need to know about you. The rest is just so much smoke.

distgent80
distgent80

@Bill OrvisWhite your rant still avoids the point of the article...Will the same people who obsessed over birther issues of President Obama put forth that same energy for Sen. Rafael Cruz?  If no, why not?  Can we say double standard?

Marco_F
Marco_F

@Bill OrvisWhite Bill If Barack Obama is just a failed Community Organizer then Ted Cruz is just a washed up debate team member. 

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

367 House members warn Obama on Iran

Are there 367 Republicans in the House?

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

so i just took in a minute of the announcement . . . underwhelmed would be an understatement. no real charisma coming through.

tinala
tinala

The comments on this board are funny. They think that liberals are mean because, they are calling Raphel Cruz or better known as Ted Cruz an IDIOT. Lest we forget all f the nasty things that you Republikkklans have called and said about the President. At least the ones who are criticizing Raphel are telling the truth. I want to see the long form of his Birth Certificate and if it says he was born in Canada as a Canadian Citizen, then he can't run for President. Not a Naturalized Citizen of this Country. I'm caling Trump personally to get this campaign stated. Just Sayin!

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@tinala Senator Cruz should be proud of His heritage. Yes, I too have seen the naive socialistic libs on here improperly use His name. I bet most of these stuck-on-stupid liberals actually watched and absorbed Senator Cruz's announcement this morning, would realize that this is a gifted intelligent real man who loves His country. Amen, Bill 

alexander2
alexander2

@tinala How do you expect to be taken seriously by any side by spelling Republican with KKK ?

Marco_F
Marco_F

@Bill OrvisWhite @tinala Ted Cruz has spent millions on lawyer fees hiding his school records even though FERPA 1974 clearly states that you must school records can only be released after permission is granted by the student. I don't care!!!! I going to believe he spent millions hiding his grades anyway like the right wing crazies believed with OBAMA!!!!! I demand to see Ted Cruz's grades because Harvard lied to gain prestige, right?????

LogicalDude
LogicalDude

encroachtinishia

"The good news is he isn't the product of a Islamic apologist fool, like the current clown in the WH."


Wait, are you for Religious Liberty or not?  If this nation prefers one religion over another, that is just unAmerican. Is Cruz Christian?  Roman Catholic or Protestant?  Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Modern, Southern or Primitive? Shia or Sunni? 

It should not matter to anyone what brand (trademark) of entity the candidate chooses.  And trying to paint one person (President) as a religion that he is not shows more about the person making the claim. 
Sheesh

SeriouslyFolks
SeriouslyFolks

So let me get this straight....a man who says he wants to be the next President of the United States of America, was born in a country where his mother and father enjoyed good health care that allowed his birth to not bankrupt his family.....yet his top order of business is to do away with a system wherby people can purchase insurance whereby they dont have to go bankrupt to grow their family....

Hmmmm...interesting.

BeeJay
BeeJay

Your sarcasm is pretty poor.  What do you say about all the conservatives who are not "birthers," who don't give a rip where the prez was born, and never did think that was an issue?

Kamchak
Kamchak

@BeeJay 

What do you say about all the conservatives who are not "birthers," who don't give a rip where the prez was born, and never did think that was an issue?

I say those conservatives should've stood up to drudgey, Fox News, Breitbart, World Net Daily and all of the other rw media outlets that pushed the birther nonsense along with the college transcripts meme.

Being late to the party is no excuse.

Just sayin'.

Robtown
Robtown

@BeeJay Where, exactly, were these calm, cool, sane voices of reason for the last 6 years?

gotalife
gotalife

ted is the king of hyperbole because his speeches makes children cry.

Mr_B
Mr_B


td1234 1 hour ago

"According to the CNN poll, 59% of Americans would prefer Obama’s successor to be a seasoned political leader .....generally want to scrap his policies. In other words, their default position is that, from a national policy perspective, the Obama years ought to be simply erased."


Copied from Breitbart, who stole it from CNN.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/22/politics/2016-election-poll-perfect-candidate/


While from the same source:


Rand Paul comes closest, with 43% saying they'd be more likely to back him while 54% choose Clinton. The two candidates who currently top the GOP field, Bush and Walker, match up equally against Clinton, with each carrying 40% to her 55%.

Where's Ted?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/politics/2016-election-poll-clinton-bush/index.html

TBS
TBS

@Mr_B 

Funny part is that brietbart doesn't mention the part about Hillary and the other potential candidates.

Probably  just an honest mistake

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

Only positive thing I can say about Cruz?

He's willing to shake up the established GOP. Both parties need that, but only one has folks like Cruz.

Progressives within the dem party just go along to get along.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@Mr_B

Give it up for the establishment, the entrenched, eh?

Although I didn't agree with much of what Dennis Kucinich proposed, I did admire his courage to speak out against his own party.


Mr_B
Mr_B

@FIGMO2 That's because we don't think the word "compromise" is an obscenity.

gotalife
gotalife

What happened to stopping President Obama?


Working together to solve problems?


How about jobs in 10?


The moral of this story is the cons will vote gop if the gop murdered the white race with genocide.



consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@gotalife if they gop murdered the white race with genocide there wouldn't be a whole lot of 'cons' left to vote would there be?

Kamchak
Kamchak

Oh goody, trishtrash is back!

gotalife
gotalife

There is no tea party, Just the same ole cons vs the establishment.


There are no progressives just libs vs the establishment.


Politics as usual.


td1234
td1234

The progressives are in melt down mode this morning. Obama has given Conservatives a super majority in the US house that will not change until at least 2022, a majority in the US Senate, 31 Republican Governors, total control of 30 state legislatures and partial control of another 8 state legislatures and now maybe a Conservative US President. 



SeriouslyFolks
SeriouslyFolks

@td1234 And the Cons are in a pickle now!  Very funny hearing you all bloviate about "intollerant liberals" on here while still throwing a few of the ODS nicknames, and hatred of the current President....

Though I am very impressed with this mental "yoga" you guys display....

td1234
td1234

@SeriouslyFolks Who hates Obama personally? I do not hate Obama. From what I have seen, he seems to be a good man and a great father which is a huge plus. 


His philosophy and policies are abysmal and are pure evil that would ruin the country and should be opposed at every turn. 


Conservatives are not progressives and have to hate the person, like so many here are doing with Cruz, to believe their policies are evil. 

Paul42
Paul42

@td1234

2012:  Republican post-mortem.  Self-examination calls for changing tone and tactics, appealing to minorities, young voters, changing the perception of hostility, intolerance.  Conservative base  rejects findings.

2014:  Conservatives turn out in off-year elections, others give mediocre turn-out.

Conservatives think this means there's been a seismic shift and the country is with them.

2022 until another big election shift?


I think not.

td1234
td1234

@Shar1 What you are writing about Cruz is exactly what Obama was been doing for the last 4 years. He refuses to lead or compromise. Obama is attempting to dictate to the country what they should believe. 

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@td1234 if he's dictating, isn't he leading by making you do what he wants whether you want to or not . . . like a dictator would . . .

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@td1234 i'm sure it was quick typing, but still has strong kernel of truth:


"Conservatives are not progressives and have to hate the person"

td1234
td1234

@Paul42 @td1234 2022 would be the next election after the next Census and after the Congressional maps are redrawn. This is the earliest date progressive could HOPE the US HOR could possibly fall back into Democratic hands. 


In 2012, Obama won re-election but then the same voters that placed him back in office voted for Republicans in House seats and state legislatures.  

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@td1234 @Paul42 doubt they were the same. less people vote in off year elections. you, the master of polls, know this but ignore it.

Shar1
Shar1

@td1234 No, not at all,  If Cruz is the nominee, Democrats will have a cakewalk to the White House.  This is good news for Democrats but bad news for the country.  What the US needs is a set of candidates with ideas that appeal across demographics and geography, competing and compromising to find the best course for all the people of the country.  Cruz is a far, far right politician who talks about imposing his ideas, "forbidding" gay marriage and generally forcing his minority worldview on the country.  A president leads this country, not bashes the groups he doesn't like.


SeriouslyFolks
SeriouslyFolks

@td1234 @SeriouslyFolks Really??  I love this.  Classic.  Though you all have been taught well...talk about "hateful...uh...THINGS" but when called out, say, "oh I dont hate the person/people"...

If I had a dollar for every time you and your buddies on here have referred to the President other than his title, President Obama, I would be in the 1% by now...

But please, continue with your "Sunday confessional" and back to the Monday Sinning....