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Opinion Northwest

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January 7, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Canadian Ted Cruz for prime minister, eh?

Well, no wonder he was drawn to the tea party. The high-tea party no doubt. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Murchie’s, was born in Calgary, Alberta.

What a hoser. Cruz was a little slow on the draw with his birth certificate. He supposedly released a copy in August. Has anyone actually seen his birth certificate?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (AP Photo/Senate TV)

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
(AP Photo/Senate TV)

Now Cruz wants to renounce his Canadian citizenship. So he does acknowledge his Canadian citizenship. That might explain why he has been such a foe of the Affordable Care Act. If his taxpayer-provided health insurance as a member of Congress went away, he always had access to a nifty single-payer system in Canada. Nice one, Ted.

Cruz is mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, with running mate Tim Horton. Now that talk makes a bit more sense.

Look at the wacko fuss made over President Obama, who was born in Honolulu to a mother who was a U.S. citizen. Cruz was born in Canada, and it wasn’t like John McCain’s arrival in the world in the Panama Canal Zone because his father served in the U.S. military.

Ted Cruz, Canadian. I can’t wait to see what those tea party zealots do with this!

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