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  •  Remember where you read it first: (12+ / 0-)
    Cruz is running for president in 2016. From the hard, hard, right. Remember you heard it here first.
    BBB - 1/04/13
    •  The guy was born in Calgary (1+ / 0-)

      what am I missing that makes him eligible?

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:59:56 AM PST

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      •  His parents were already Americans? (1+ / 0-)

        therefore he is too despite being a Canadian? When was his father naturalized? I thought he went from Cuba to Canada not the states but I guess I had that wrong.

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:01:51 PM PST

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        •  It is starting to seem (7+ / 0-)

          like every Republican candidate will have an asterisk after the "natural born citizen" list of requirements.

          John McCain, Natural Born Citizen*
          (in Panama)

          Ted Cruz, Natural Born Citizen*
          (in Canada, which is basically America with better health care anyway)

          Mitt Romney, Natural Born Citizen*
          (unless you are a birther, since his dad was born in Mexico... but to white people so don't worry about it)

        •  Parents (2+ / 0-)
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          His father went from Cuba to the U.S. on a student visa. Texas, IIRC.

          His mother is an American. Again, IIRC, she was living in Texas and met his father there.

          The parents came to Calgary, Alberta, to work in the oil patch, and returned to Texas when he was four.

          I don't know if his father was a naturalized citizen at the time of his birth, or if that came later--but Ted definitely had one parent who could transmit citizenship to him at birth.

          Incidentally, his parents would have been on Alberta provincial health insurance, and baby Ted would have been signed up at birth. Wonder if he is appalled to have been a baby enmeshed in socialist health care? That the very first doctors and nurses to touch his newborn self were paid by a single-payer provincial system?

          Ted's problem with citizenship, I suspect, is that so many of his supporters have committed themselves to birther interpretations of the law, which, according to the law of Orly, would make him ineligible to run. But then again people have a great ability to adapt their interpretation of the law according to whether they like someone--or hate him.


      •  canada won't take him back (0+ / 0-)

        He's all yours

    •  I won't forget (3+ / 0-)
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      I promise.

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:42:26 PM PST

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    •  I am deeply sickened (3+ / 0-)
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      that a reporter I formerly respected dubbed Cruz a "rising star." With less than two months in the Senate under his belt, no demonstrated leadership or influence, and the attention he's received mostly for his disgraceful, indecent, smear-based attacks, the only place he's a theoretical "star" is in the media.

      I sometimes waver about whether I think it's a good thing that our daily newspaper is on the ropes and may cease publishing daily. I no longer waver. Cruz is only a "rising star" because the media says he is.

      On the other hand, I LOVE that he is giving advice to our county GOP. Our county, Cuyahoga (Cleveland), is a polar opposite politically from Texas (as a whole — Austin, we love you!). If our GOP takes advice from him, our county will quickly become GOP-free. They're already looking sickly (November results — Obama 443,000, Mittens, 190,000) and listening to Ted Cruz isn't going to improve their health.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:01:09 PM PST

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    •  Please, let's not muddy the waters for all... (0+ / 0-)

      ...of the smart people who voted for Obama in the last 2 elections.
      The demographics that elected the president need to keep going towards even more progressive candidates in the coming election cycles.
      Although I know that lately Obama has not looked very Progressive at all at least he has the American people looking for much more progressive politics.

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