Cruz's Tea Party Supporters: ‘Canada is not really foreign soil’
When it comes right down to it these Teabaggers don't really care if what comes out of their mouths makes any sense at all to people who don't think as they do, as the first lady's inane laugh attests, while another lady flat out admits to seeing things through a partisan prism. For them the fact that Ted Cruz was born in a foreign country doesn't matter because you can just pretend Canada isn't "foreign" (presumably meaning "other" in teabag speak), while Barack Obama's ties by way of ancestry to another continent is all that matters, the facts notwithstanding.
KINGWOOD, Texas — When Democrat Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, Republican voter Christina Katok of Walden said she believed he was ineligible for the job.
She reasoned that he was born in Kenya and therefore wasn’t a “natural born” American — one of a handful of constitutional requirements for the job. (Obama's birth certificate shows that he was born in Hawaii, but some critics do not accept that as fact.)
Fast forward six years and another freshman U.S. senator, Canadian-born Tea Party firebrand Ted Cruz of Texas, is being mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate. But Katok, who would vote for Cruz in a heartbeat, doesn’t have any concerns about his eligibility.
“As far as I’m concerned, Canada is not really foreign soil,” she said. Katok said she was more disturbed by Obama's "strong ties to Kenya," the African country where his father was born. She also said she didn’t like the fact that Obama did not release his long-form birth certificate during the 2008 race.