“If he was born in Canada then he cannot be President...or am I missing something?”
jmb4 on May 1, 2013 at 12:31:23
“Very good question. His mother was a US Citizen (as was Obama's). Obama was born in US (Hawaii). If the law allows Cruz automatic citizenship even though he was born in Canada, one could argue that he is a "natural-born" citizen. The Constitution doesn't specify "born in the USA"; so the restriction seems to disqualify naturalized citizens who were not originally US citizens. Note that Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies and didn't run for president because neither of his parents were born in or residents of the US (Hamilton was born before the US was created). On the other hand, Jefferson, who was born in what became the US, was obviously considered a "natural-born cititzen" by virtue of that fact. So perhaps Cruz will have to depend on his friends on SCOTUS to make an exception for him. I'm sure they will comply.”
glogrrl on May 1, 2013 at 12:25:33
“Yes, you are. Unfortunately, he was born in Canada of an American Citizen mother and a Cuban father. The law says he's a "natural-born" citizen.”
lizipoo on May 1, 2013 at 12:17:45
“He 'claims' his mother was a U.S. citizen so his birth in Calgary makes him a natural U.S. citizen. How funny that we'll have to ask for a copy of his mother's birth certificate instead of his. Will be easy to scare the more gullible and uninformed TP's that his Cuban father just might be a (shudder) communist. lol That 'c' word scares the bejeezus out of em every time. ”
PBMac on May 1, 2013 at 12:13:44
“This is really funny because if Cruz would get the nomination we could all say what goes around comes around. And in that case the Repubs would not have a leg to stand on.”
BetterDeadthanRedState on May 1, 2013 at 12:09:13
“You're not missing anything. He is.”
generick on May 1, 2013 at 12:07:10
“Yes, you are missing that he is white - that's all it takes.”
“OK this maybe a bit radical but these guys need some help to get their 76 virgins in heaven.
I read somewhere that the one brothers had no American friends and that he didn't understand them! Well here is a suggestion let the CIA, MI6, MI5, KGB, BOSS, FBI etc do their job and take out these guys any guy that want to blow themselves up or do whatever damage because they do not like decadent western values such as democracy, gender equality, homosexual rights etc.
Like I said this maybe a bit radical but in the end if you want to die in a jihad then we should do all we can to help facilitate this for them. We would be neglecting our duty as decadent non-believers by not helping these guys to get to heaven and the joys of having 76 virgins. After all we pay the secret services a lot of money so let them go and do their job and mow down these lonely and unloved men who want 76 virgins.”
“Just because a lot of people vote for a candidate does not mean that the candidate is the best person to be elected. Therefore the Republicans are designing a system that will make it better and give their candidate more votes for being in the best party.
“Jack Reynard: Did your party (GOP) win the 2008-2012 Presidential elections? Why is the GOP contemplating manipulation as a tool to win Congressional and Presidential elections? In reference to your comment, I think losers are usually the ones with 'teary eyed'. It is time to embrace self-examination.”
“I have a problem when those who are deciding for us who "the best-qualified individual" is are people who are gorging at the legalized feeding trough of corporate profit-takers.
Don't you find it a bit crazy when we have a system where obscenely profitable corporations can get away with paying little or NO income tax, yet have enough extra cash lying around to give away millions upon millions of dollars to try to buy elections?
And when even THAT scheme doesn't work they come up with even more perversions of honesty, dignity, and forthrightness?”
Pete2069 on Jan 27, 2013 at 06:58:24
“I have trouble with anything that comes from the lips of a republicans.
If is never true but loaded with lies , deceit and propaganda.
If not for lies the republicans would not be able to say a word.
And you believe their gerrymandering is performing this task.”
In the age of Ayn Rand expect more of the same. In the UK the tories are looking to sell off the NHS to their mates. In the US the GOP would rather the US default on their debts just to make sure their friends do not get a higher tax bill!
We live in a robber baron world right now and I am slowly becoming a communist.....”
“I'm a UK citizen with a very little interest in US Gridiron Football (too much hanging around doing nothing), yet I have heard of the 1 point safety...why is this news?”
kahunacook on Jan 4, 2013 at 09:54:48
“You may have heard of a safety before, but it's highly unlikely you've ever heard of a 1 point safety if you have no interest in football. There is a difference between a safety, (2 points), and a 1 point safety.”
lmb21 on Jan 4, 2013 at 07:21:50
“You had us at "cricket."”
emrogers on Jan 4, 2013 at 06:56:06
“I doubt it Jack - I've been watching American football for 50 years and never, ever heard of it nor has anyone else I know, nor hads anyone else who has posted hear. You never heard of the 1 point safety. By the way, I don't watch "European football", too much running around doing nothing.”
local21 on Jan 4, 2013 at 06:44:17
“It is a very rare occurrence.
I've seen Gaelic Football once and I really enjoyed it, anything but soccer...zzzzzzzzzzz”
It was great to watch. I can understand why people used to pay to see the lunatics in Bedlam for kicks. But all good things must come to an end and the US finally got their senses back and stopped the fun. Typical liberals always the kiljoys.”
“Fox News is finished as a reputable news organisation. It is now a comedy channel but in a ironic way.”
Michell Guzmn Talbot on Nov 8, 2012 at 11:05:00
“a comedy channel without the laugh track”
Makos62 on Nov 8, 2012 at 11:02:55
“Wait. It was reputable?”
robnelsong on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:57:10
“It was never a reputable news organization. From the beginning, it was set up as a propaganda organ of the Republican party. Jeez, Rove is both a paid commentator and a right wing SuperPac organizer. That fact alone says it all.”