"In the past few days, there has been renewed buzz on the Internet about the presidential eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz," York writes. "In response to a request for comment, his spokesman, Sean Rushton, sent me this note: 'Sen. Cruz is a U.S. citizen by birth, having been born in Calgary to an American-born mother.'" (My emphasis.)
Duh. Of course Ted Cruz is a citizen by birth. Yes, he was born in a country whose name bears an eery phonetic resemblance to Kenya, and yes, his dad was not a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth, but his mom was a U.S. citizen making him a natural-born American.
Anyone with the foggiest awareness of the facts understands that there's nothing controversial about Cruz's status. He's just really damn lucky that he was born in Canada instead of someplace overseas, like Hawaii, because then we'd have some investigating to do. But he was born in Canada, not in some exotic land, so Sheriff Joe and Donald Trump and House Republicans and Republicans in general don't have anything to worry about.
Just the same, you're not going to see me stop calling him Calgary Cruz. But don't worry, it's not because I think there's any doubts about his status as a natural-born citizen. Instead, it's a humorous reminder that the vast majority of the Republicans who would vote for him in a presidential primary would do so while simultaneously believing that President Barack Obama is secretly a native of Kenya.
10:50 AM PT: Hahaha, the new national anthem up north?
O, Kenya-duhvia ontheleftcoast
Our home and native land...