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August 19, 2013

Birtherism's Sudden Respectability

The MSM has embraced it's inner kook and decided that birtherism is actually kind of cool after all. Amazingly, all it took was for a Republican to emerge who they could pin it on and then suddenly...serious questions need to be asked!

Of course I'm sure it's all a big coincidence that so many MSM outlets are suddenly interested in the question of eligibility to be President. A Washington Post writer went so far as to say Cruz is a Canadian but we shouldn't hold that against him.

Funny how all these outlets just started asking these same questions around the same time, huh? I mean, of all the things going on in politics these days...ObamaCare collapsing, Egypt on fire, and of course amnesty in the offing, why the most important question on no one's mind, other than hyper-partisan reporter's, is, "Hey, is Ted Cruz eligible to be President?"

Now because like me you're a wingnut you're thinking, "This seems like a pretty clear case of the media going after a conservative in a way they never would Barack Obama". Silly wingnut! You only think that because you're an idiot.

Immediately, parallels were drawn to President Obama’s 2011 release of his own birth certificate, which also was meant to end lingering questions about his eligibility to be president.

And for the few in the birther community, they see hypocrisy. Why are the media not denouncing those who question Cruz’s eligibility in the same way they have denounced the so-called “birthers” who continue to question Obama’s?

The reason? Because about the only thing these two situations have in common is that they involve a birth certificate and a presidential candidate.

[Lots of liberal nonsense cutout to save time and space]

It’s just not an apples-to-apples comparison.

Except it is and apples-to-apples comparison. There were plenty of people (some of whom will no doubt show up in the comments) who insisted that Obama was not a "natural born citizen" because only one of his parents was an American citizen, which is the case being made against Cruz.

After spending years trying to tar the whole GOP with this birther nonsense, the MSM is now going to use it to attack Cruz and not so subtlety imply to voters that while the media is only asking questions, those conservatives are kind of crazy, right?

What's next media? A series of stories explaining how inappropriate and wrong it would be for someone with no executive experience and only part way through their first Senate term to run for President?

Oh btw, Ted Cruz is absolutely eligible to be President.

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posted by DrewM. at 02:55 PM

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