Friday, August 23, 2013


I should be too old to find this woman's remarks astounding but I guess I'm naive:
Tea partier at Ted Cruz town hall: ‘Canada is not really foreign soil’
By David Edwards
Friday, August 23, 2013 12:15 EDT

The Texas Tribune caught up with on of those birthers, Republican voter Christina Katok, at a tea party rally where Ted Cruz was speaking earlier this week.

Katok said that she never thought Obama met the constitutional standard of “natural born” citizen because, she reasoned incorrectly, that he was born in Kenya. The president was born in Hawaii and has released his birth certificate to prove it.

Earlier this week, Cruz released his Canadian birth certificate to The Dallas Morning News, proving that he was definitely born in a foreign country to an American mother.
But Katok told the Tribune that she wouldn’t hesitate to vote for Cruz.
“As far as I’m concerned, Canada is not really foreign soil,” she explained, adding that she was more worried about the president’s “strong ties to Kenya.” She noted that Obama had not released his long-form birth certificate until after he was elected.
UPDATE: In the same Texas Tribune article, a birther admits the obvious:
Tiemann, who said she has no doubt that Cruz is eligible to be president, acknowledged that party affiliation might have something to do with her evaluation of the circumstances.
“You are always going to have that issue between Republicans and Democrats, [who] always look at it with a different way, a different eye,” she said.

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