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  •  also Cruz is clearly natural-born (1+ / 0-)
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    20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
    Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
    UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

    by jncca on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:31:59 PM PST

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    •  As was Obama... Look I'm not the one calling him (1+ / 0-)
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      Calgary Cruz. Just saying why people here get outraged that he's behaving like Joe McCarthy and that his key supporters just happen to be the same sort of people who believe that Obama is a Kenyan Marxist Fascist N-Word what have you.

      I don't think anyone who has been calling him that his questioning his eligibility to run for president, but rather trying to expose right wing hypocrisy.

      •  I'm pretty sure some people are questioning (2+ / 0-)
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        his eligibility to run. But it's based on a misunderstanding of the law, not a racist conspiracy theory.

        Still, I've never liked the use of the term.

        •  Misunderstanding of law and/or facts (2+ / 0-)
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          I originally thought Cruz was ineligible because I was mistaken on the facts, not the law:  I didn't realize his mom was American and a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth.  I had mistakenly presumed both parents with Cuban immigrants to Canada.

          Yes he's natural born.

          And yes the claims he's not eligible is a misunderstanding of the law, not racism and not a conspiracy theory.  Some people just learn that he was born in Canada and he's of Cuban origin and that's all they know.

          Obama's situation is obviously different, he is bedeviled by crazy racist conspiracy nuts.

          44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 09:38:48 PM PST

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    •  In Canada, yes, he was (0+ / 0-)

      Just like Jennifer Granholm.

      Keeper of the DKE glossary. Priceless: worth a lot; not for sale.

      by SaoMagnifico on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:52:20 PM PST

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      •  The difference, I believe (2+ / 0-)
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        Stephen Wolf, MichaelNY

        is that Gramholm was born to Canadian citizens and had to go through the naturalization process, where as Cruz was born to an American mother and never did. That's all natural born means, you were born an American citizen and didn't have to be naturalized. A lot of people forget that ju soli citizenship wasn't established in America until the 14th amendment, over 3/4ths of a century after the "natural born citizen" requirement was established in Article II of the constitution.

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