Does anyone have a cigarette? I know this counts as TMI, but I’m still experiencing an almost post-coital glow over the news that Tea Party bad boy Ted Cruz has a real birth certificate problem. His would be markedly different than Pres. Obama’s birth certificate problem, which was wholly fictional and whipped up by paranoid birthers.
One more time: Obama = a bona fide American citizen. Cruz = a dual citizen who was forced to renounce his Canadian citizenship. I can use hand puppets or large illustrations of dancing farm animals if that helps the Tea Party crowd understand the facts a little better.
Cruz conducted a town hall meeting in Dallas last night for his right-wing fan base. The meeting was intended to raise support for defunding Obamacare, a possibility that’s almost as imaginary as Obama’s “resident alien” status. None of the faithful at that event harassed Cruz about his complicated citizenship situation. Their passion for all things Constitutional was not triggered by the revelation that Cruz has been 50% Canuck this whole time.
Why the dissimilar reactions to Cruz and Obama? Well, duh! Canada isn’t as scary as Kenya (Obama’s alleged birthplace) because it doesn’t have nearly as big a population of men who look like Obama –– guys with discernably African features and Islamic sounding names. If the Tea Party is tired of the racism accusations, they need to use the authentic Cruz birther flap as a teachable moment and shut the fuck up about Obama being a foreigner.