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Hey, Birthers! Is foreign-born Tea Party hero Ted Cruz eligible to become president?

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It seems not to matter to the Birther wackos that the U.S. citizenship of Barack Obama’s mother made him a citizen as well, no matter where he was born.

Ah, but now the Birthers are faced with the issue of a certain right-wing luminary’s place of birth, as we see HERE:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to be clear: Although he was born in Canada, he is a U.S. citizen.

Speaking Monday night on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Cruz gave some insight into his recent keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference and short time in the Senate so far. Towards the end of the interview, however, host Sean Hannity pointed out that recent buzz around the tea party favorite has gained Cruz some attention as a possible presidential nominee.

“Are you eligible to run for president? You were born in Canada,” Hannity asked.

Cruz attempted to downplay the question and turned to his work “defending the Constitution” in the Senate.

But Hannity went on to note that while while Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban father, Cruz’s mother was a U.S. citizen, which led Cruz to agree that he was, in fact, a U.S. “citizen by birth.”

Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada. His camp has responded to prior questions about his birthplace and presidential eligibility by stating that his mother’s citizenship makes him a “U.S. citizen by birth.”

Under the Constitution, eligibility for holding the office of the president requires the candidate to be a “natural-born” citizen. While the term is not defined concretely, birther conspiracy theorists have long insisted that President Barack Obama isn’t eligible to be president because of their belief that he was born in Kenya, a claim they’ve argued would disqualify him regardless of his mother’s U.S. citizenship. While Obama was in fact born in Hawaii, it appears that Cruz could be susceptible to the same kind of scrutiny that Obama has faced if he decides to run for president.

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  1. Brian Opsahl

    Oh what a tangeled web we weve when you practice to decieve….Trumps hyinkle hair doo has to be turning ….RED..!!

  2. What Cruz will need to do is become a Community Organizer, vote Present on everything and have All of his records SEALED and PROMISE to give ANYTHING to Illegals if they vote for him like Obama did..!

  3. Brian Opsahl

    Really Chuck …your that ignorant to think an illegal person could somehow vote…Da..!
    For a community organizer he’s made a pretty great President so far…just ask UBL “oh” thats right he’s at the bottom of the ocean with a great big hole in his skull. You and Donald Trump should look for bigfoot I here he is hiding in Hawaii…or maybe Kenya..?

  4. Wonder if “Calgary” Cruz is eligible to be senator.

  5. Brian: Pay no attention to Chuck. He’s the same nitwit who recently said here that “Obama’s spending is more than the other 43 Presidents combined,” which is utterly preposterous.

    Now he’s claiming that illegal immigrants voted for Obama. He has no evidence of that, of course, but wingnuts don’t need evidence to believe their myths.

    I think Chuck lives in the basement at his mom’s place. Don’t they all?

  6. Brian Opsahl

    Thank’s Pat, I was wondering what the heck he was talking about.
    Pat, what happened to Sam and his rantings…the second part of the blog dissapeared…I wondered if I said something wrong…? or if he imploded…lol…?

  7. http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16662854/2012/02/02/nbc2-investigates-voter-fraud

    Two elections supervisors are taking action after an NBC2 investigation uncovers flawed record keeping and human error allowing people who are not citizens of the United States to vote.

    No one knows how widespread this problem is, because county election supervisors have no way to track non-citizens who live here.

    So NBC2 did something election officials never thought to do, and found them on our own.

    “I vote every year,” Hinako Dennett told NBC2.

    The Cape Coral resident is not a US citizen, yet she’s registered to vote.

    NBC2 found Dennett after reviewing her jury excusal form. She told the Clerk of Court she couldn’t serve as a juror because she wasn’t a U.S. citizen.

    We found her name, and nearly a hundred others like her, in the database of Florida registered voters.

    Naples resident Yvonne Wigglesworth is also a not a citizen, but is registered to vote. She claims she doesn’t know how she got registered.

    “I have no idea. I mean, how am I supposed to know.”

    Records show Wigglesworth voted six times in elections dating back eleven years.

    “I know you cannot vote before you become a citizen, so I never tried to do anything like that,” Samuel Lincoln said.

    He isn’t a U.S. citizen either, but the Jamaican national says he doesn’t know how he ended up registered to vote.

    “It’s their mistake, not mine,” said Lincoln.

    We obtained a copy of his 2007 voter registration application. It’s clearly shows he marked U.S. citizen.

    “This is under oath, that document, they are attesting that it is true and by falsifying, it’s a third degree felony,” said Tim Durham, Collier County’s chief elections supervisor.

    County supervisors of elections tell me they have no way to verify citizenship. Under the 1992 Motor Voter Law, they’re not required to ask for proof.

    “We have no policing authority. We don’t have any way of bouncing that information off any other database that would give us that information,” said Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington.

    NBC2: Does that need to change??
    Harrington: “I think it needs to be looked at.”

    Until that happens, the only way supervisors of elections can investigate voter fraud is if they get a tip.

    So that’s what our list became. After showing them the nearly 100 names we compiled, both county election offices sent letters to each voter, asking them verify citizenship.

    “It could be very serious. It could change the whole complexion of an election,” said Harrington.
    It’s important we don’t know we know if these folks are here illegal or not, just they are potentially not U.S. citizens who registered to vote.

    Voters who received letters have 30 days to show proof of citizenship, or they’ll be taken off the registration rolls.

    Based on our investigation, both election offices say they’ll now request a copy of every jury excusal form where residents say they can’t serve because they’re not a citizen.

  8. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-foster/democrats-benefit-from-illegal-immigrants-voting_b_1418523.html

    Why are Democrats so uniformly opposed to proof of citizenship in order to vote? They and their interest group surrogates insist there is no problem with voter security. But why should we believe this when we know illegal immigrants routinely lie to obtain employment? (Federal law requires employees to sign a document called an I-9 Form upon becoming employed swearing under penalty of perjury that he or she is authorized for employment, i.e., is a citizen or lawfully admitted alien and to provide two forms of ID to prove it.) I have seen thousands of bogus I-9 Forms signed by illegal immigrants and copies of their false social security cards in my RICO cases against employers who hire them. These false attestations are rarely prosecuted by federal authorities. And why would we think illegal immigrants, whose very presence in this country is a crime, would be above a little more crime in order to obtain employment?

    Once that is understood, why would we think illegal immigrants would not also lie to obtain medical care in public hospitals, food stamps, unemployment benefits, and register to vote? Only two states actually require proof of citizenship in order to register (Arizona and Kansas). The others merely require the applicant sign a sworn statement attesting to the fact that he or she is a citizen. But this is what is asked, and routinely perjured, on the I-9 Form. Thus, it follows that false claims of citizenship in order to register to vote should be widespread. There are some media reports of non-citizens voting, but generally, the media have not investigated the problem in any depth compared to their obsession with the insurmountable problem Republicans will have with Hispanic “voters.”

  9. shawnnews

    Chuck, tell us what records of Obama’s are sealed.
    Of all the the things to attack Obama for, most of the people complaining the loudest and the most attack him over imaginary grievances. What a ridiculous joke. Here’s why this is terrible for everyone. One party lives in reality and has average to mediocre ideas — the Democrats. The other party doesn’t choose to live in reality — the Republicans. There is no choice. The opposition selects to inflame and energize it’s members with lies aimed at stoking native prejudices. You can’t even have a discussion with people who don’t know the facts and circumstances behind daily events. It’s like you have to vote for the C students because the other guys believe they can make up their own answers on the test.

  10. Shawn,

    The only way the Democrats can be viewed as living in reality is if you suspend all math facts. I agree with you about the mediocre ideas though.

  11. Brian Opsahl

    Wow Doc, you care so much about all those illegals who could go to jail if they are caught voting illegally, But you have never once complained about 103 year old black women who sat in the hot Florida sun for several hours just to cast a vote…in fact most of the poor areas in Florida had very long waits …why don’t care about those Americans..oh thats right your party is the ones who forsed those long lines in hopes of them getting frustrated giving up and going home..That’s your Republican party doing that…they also tried this in Pennsylvania,Ohio, and many other States.

    The Republicans think it’s easier to surpress the poor vote , than it is to just go out and earn them some votes…!!

  12. I actually think we should have 1 week of voting and require voter registration in advance and photo ID at the time of the vote.

    1 vote, 1person.

    How can you argue with that?

  13. Brian Opsahl

    Sure Doc, thats fine, and while were at it lets just go ahead and register all those gun owners who posses mass murder weapons from gun shows without any kind of documentation..you know 1 gun 1 register…that kind of thing. I mean it’s only fair right Doc, then we could also have a one week waiting period for said guns incase any of those folks don’t pass the mental health part…?

    How could any Republican dissagree with that..

  14. Sure, sounds good. It won’t stop mass murder, but if it makes you feel better I am all for it.

  15. Brian Opsahl

    Agreed it wont stop voter fraud either, so your point is…?

  16. It would in fact absolutely stop voter fraud.

    There is only one way to vote. Fraud is committed by those who are ineligible to vote or vote illegally (ie multiple times).

    There are multiple ways to carry out a mass murder event. There are multiple ways, both legal and illegal to obtain a gun or any other variety of lethal devices or substances.

    Backround checking would have done nothing in Sandy Hook.

  17. Love2Uall

    Please know there is no judgement coming from me. Mr. Barack Obama is our President and I honor that. I am trying to see both sides of this controversy and I appreciate the views, opinions and feelings that each individual possesses. My extensive research into this topic of Presidential eligibility has left me posing several questions that remain unanswered. I would be honored if someone could enlighten me.

    1) Why does President Obama have a Connecticut social security #? http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/private-investigators-respond-to-snopes.html?m=1
    (1.4M spent hiding info at the time of this articles release…? Interesting info on more SS#s used) http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-investigative-reports/the-mystery-of-barack-obama-continues/

    2) Why did President Obama allow Lieutentant Colonel Terry Lakin endure a courtmartial, loss of all military benefits and imprisonment in Ft. Leavenworth for upholding his Oath? http://www.officersoath.com/terrysstory

    3) Why had President Obama spent million(s) dollars of taxpayer money before releasing the controversal long form Birth Certificate?

    4) Why did the Obama regime use doctored Certification of Live Birth of the Nordyke twins to compare the Certification of Live Birth of President Obama. http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/nordyke-twins-birth-certificates-are-fake/

  18. Laughable.

    Love2uall, perhaps you should continue your “extensive research” into “questions that remain unanswered” and share some actual evidence of a coverup of anything by the “Obama regime”? Why would you think anyone at the Applesauce blog could honor you with enlightenment on these topics?

    It is patently obvious to most Americans that Obama is a bona fide American too, and that those who obsess over manufactured BS about his heritage are just, well… haters.

    More to my point, I bet most of those who suspect Obama is foreign-born would have had no problem bending the rules for Ahnold or Kissinger or even Ayn Rand had she had political ambitions.

    Broaden your mind and accept that America has welcomed a leader (twice!) who does not fit your xenophobic concept of Commander in Chief. Our nation has changed for the better, and will continue to do so. Don’t be scared! Our melting pot won’t burn you!

  19. Brian Opsahl

    Sorry Doc..i didn’t realize you wouldn’t recognize my sarcastic tone with your idea…
    again you care more about the threat of voter fraud…than you do about hundreds of thousands of voters sitting all day waiting just to vote…how about that 103 year old woman i asked you about …huh doc …what about her…!!

  20. Love2Uall

    Luke, nice try. You deverted the topic with slander and accusations. You more than likely didn’t even check out any of the links that I provided. No possible way for an intelligent conversation, debate or what have you. Tell me why…rather “enlighten” me with your obvious evidence on any one of my questions, otherwise don’t bother commenting on my post. Unless your getting paid to do so. I hear shills get paid well to do what you so elequently did. Part-time job perhaps? Love ya Luke

  21. Brian Opsahl

    Slander and accusations….where did he say any of that..?
    Why has no President in our History before Mr.Obama been asked to produce a birth cert..?
    Are you serious, if you have to ask such a question your NOT smart enought to deserve
    an answer….Mr. lovie

  22. Responses to Love2Uall Questions.

    1). Why does Obama have a CT Social Security#?
    Lots of internet theories there. The State designator did not initially refer to the State of birth, but the State of issue. So his SS# was issued from the SS office in Conneticut. There are tens of thousands of other people born in Hawaii with the same CT prefix. Philip Berg debunked this several years ago.
    2. Why did Obama allow Terry Lakin to go to prison?
    You’ll have to ask him.. I fail to see how Lakins actions and punishment somehow transfer to Obama being ineligible. Speaking for myself, Lakin was well aware of the consequences of missing movement. All military members are. I assume he is man enough to accept those consequences.. Perhaps I’m wrong.
    3. Why did Obama spend millions of dollars of taxpayer money before releasing the long form?
    Simply not true.. First of all, the millions you’re referring to weren’t taxpayer funds, they were campaign donations to Obama PAC. Secondly, none of those funds were used in his defense. This little gem was the creation of Jerome Corsi back in 2008, who looked in the FEC website at Obama pac, summed up the amounts paid to the PAC’s legal representation, then made an unsubstantiated claim that the fees were paid to “hide Obama’s records”. WND has since walked away from that claim. Several years ago, in fact. It’s the most often repeated, totally bogus claim of all.
    4). The Nordyke twins..
    Confusing question.. Hawaii has verified, repeatedly, that Obama was born there and that his birth certificate is legitimate. Look up the “full faith and credit” clause in the constitution. If Hawaii states he was born there, he was. That’s per the Constitution..

  23. Brian Opsahl

    lv2all Why even bring this up, Mr.Obama has done a darn good job of fixing the mess he was handed by Mr. Bush and those Republicans. If he can accomplish as much in his 2nd term as his first we can start chipping on the granite…

  24. As long as one of his parents were American citizens at the time of his birth, his birthplace is irrelevant because under US law, he’s considered an American citizen qualified to run for President.

  25. Birthers understand that Obama is an American because Obama’s mother was an American–it doesn’t matter where he was born. The problems we have are:

    1. Obama lied about where he was born
    2. The birth certificate Obama shared on the White House website has been proven to be a forgery
    3. Obama’s Selective Service Registration card was forged and the birth date on the registration card does not match the birth date on the birth certificate.
    4. Obama’s SSN, which is from Connecticut, a state Obama had never been in at the time the card was issued, has been confirmed on E-Verify to belong to a Russian immigrant born in 1890, and was never reported as dead.

    Simple answer is – Obama is an American, but not eligible to hold office in the US. Obama lied, and Nixon was impeached for even less. Obama will be impeached in the near future.

  26. Brian Opsahl

    What is wrong with you idiots he is, and has been a very good President so far. Even Republicans have to appreciate that he got UBL and saved our Stock market and slowly our economy is returning to normal,after all that handy work Bush did to it..!!

  27. Montana

    Poor little Birthers they are haters not debaters. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage (don’t you get tired being lied to) and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare and this last presidential election but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming little, as the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that Rubio, Paul, Cruz and Ryan are anything but losers? But maybe thats all you have.

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