Posted on 20-08-2013
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

Back in 2009 Senator Jim DeMint encouraged opposition to the passage of Obamacare by stating its defeat would be “Obama’s Waterloo.”  The bill passed and was upheld by the Supreme Court.   Obama was reelected.

Now out of the Senate and heading the Heritage Foundation into hackish irrelevance DeMint has been urging the pointless attempts to defund Obamacare by holding the economy hostage.

A couple of weeks back Heritage pushed a poll purportedly showing wide support to repealing Obamacare that was so bad that even partisan hacks like Jennifer Rubin mocked it.  Today DeMint suggested that Obama would plausibly sign a bill defunding his greatest domestic policy victory.

The belief in the utter stupidity of his supporters that this would happen is breathtakingly cynical.  Maybe he is counting on the geniuses who wanted to “keep government out of their Medicare” to fall for this fund raising con job.  It is a sad commentary on the degeneration of the intellectual right.

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Posted on 20-08-2013
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

The birther rage against Barack Obama was stupid.  Even more so because even if Obama was born in Kenya, he was still a natural born citizen automatically acquiring citizenship thru his American mother.

Now comes along the demagogic wannabe McCarthy Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).  It has been common knowledge that Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother.  Cruz confirmed that yesterday by releasing his Canadian birth certificate. 

Of course this also means Cruz was a Canadian citizen at birth and since he never took the requisite steps to abandon said Citizenship is still a dual citizen.  After denying the obvious Cruz grudgingly said he would take the steps to surrender Canadian citizenship.

Gets even better.  Thru his Cuban father Cruz may also be a natural born citizen of Cuba.  Such a provision likely ensnares the American born Senator Marco Rubio too. 

Birthers let your heads explode.

Note: Cuba does not have dual citizenship so the natural born citizenship clause probably does not apply….but the humor is too good to pass up….particularly given the asshole involved.

Seems appropriate to note the (briefly) Swiss Frau who ran for president last year.

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