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View Diary: Don't Laugh. Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) Urges GOP To Declare War On Ted Cruz. Stop Laughing. (284 comments)

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  •  Ooops, I meant CRUZ isn't up for POTUS (2+ / 0-)
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    valkyrry, cosette

    King was born in Manhattan. mea culpa.

    •  CRUZ Potential POTUS (3+ / 0-)
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      white blitz, mathGuyNTulsa, MichaelNY

      WHile Cruz was admittedly born in Canada, his American citizenship is derived from his US citizen by birth mother, so he, like John McCain who was born in Panama, is a natural-born American citizen and eligible for the presidency, horrible as that prospect might be.

      •  I believe McCain was eligible, not because (3+ / 0-)
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        BlackSheep1, Louise, mathGuyNTulsa

        his parents were American citizens, but because his father was in the service when he was born and he was stationed in Panama at the time.  I believe he was born on base, which would be considered American soil.

        I'm not certain of this - never researched it, but that's my recollection.  I don't believe just having a citizen parent is sufficient.

        •  McCain's parents were both American citizens AND (2+ / 0-)
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          a2nite, Odysseus

          he was born on an American base in Panama. That means McCain is US-born, overseas (I used to be married to the son of a retired Colonel, all three of whose children were born in US Army hospitals overseas).

          Cruz has no such claim. His dad is a fugitive from Cuba and he was born in a civilian Canadian hospital.

          LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 09:49:28 AM PDT

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    •  Manhattan? (4+ / 0-)
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      milkbone, Jay C, devis1, white blitz

      Is that part of "real" America?

      Freedom isn't free. That's why we pay taxes.

      by walk2live on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 09:04:49 AM PDT

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    •  It's sad that some people on this site (0+ / 0-)

      seem not to understand what makes someone a natural-born citizen. You don't have to be born on American soil to be natural-born, as opposed to naturalized. I think the trope of "Calgary Cruz" on this site is confusing people.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 01:12:02 AM PDT

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