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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Disturbed Man Tries to Get Into White House

Senator Ted Cruz. (photo: Texas Observer)
Senator Ted Cruz. (photo: Texas Observer)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
 
disturbed Canadian man wants to try to get into the White House, according to reports.

The man, who was born in Calgary before drifting to Texas, has been spotted in Washington, D.C. in recent years exhibiting erratic behavior, sources said.

In 2013, he gained entry to the United States Senate and was heard quoting incoherently from a children’s book before he was finally subdued.

More recently, he was heard ranting about a plan to dismantle large components of the federal government, such as the Internal Revenue Service and the nation’s health-care program.

Despite a record of such bizarre episodes and unhinged utterances, observers expressed little concern about his plans to get into the White House, calling them “delusional.”

Comments

+79 # LeeBlack 2015-03-23 13:08
Funny now, hope it stays funny. Voters in Texas also thought it was funny when he announced his run for the Senate.
+37 # HowardMH 2015-03-23 14:34
Texas voters thought it was funny, they elected him to the senate, but all of them have forgotten that, it has been a couple years and well their average 3 brain cell brains just can't keep track of all those details.
+36 # Gootarama 2015-03-23 15:17
There was a book written fairly recently..."Wha t's the matter with Kansas?"......t ime for a sequel, "What's the matter with Texas?" Voters in Texas can really pick 'em....Bush, Perry and now Cruz; makes Cornyn look like a genius (which he isn't)!!
+20 # Granny Weatherwax 2015-03-23 16:45
I would go for What's the matter with Wisconsin, actually.
+5 # Kootenay Coyote 2015-03-23 21:20
Or What's the matter with America...& Canada too,for that matter.
+3 # Old4Poor 2015-03-24 00:09
Don't forget Louis Gohmert!
+87 # bmiluski 2015-03-23 13:12
I don't understand. The repugs got all into Obama's face about his not being born in the US even though he had a Hawaiian birth certificate. But, they don't seem to have a problem with someone who readily admits he's NOT American born and wants to run for president of the USA????
+16 # OldLady 2015-03-23 16:34
As I recall, one of the qualifications for being U.S. President is having been born in the United States, so I don't understand why Cruz even thinks he can become President! (BTW, McCain was not born in the U.S. either, but because he was born of US parents on a US military base his status wasn't seriously questioned. But I think that's where the tea party-ers got the idea that they could get Obama disqualified from office on the basis of their claim that he wasn't born in the U.S.)
+11 # revhen 2015-03-23 17:24
The difference is that he is a) Republican and b) mostly white. Both Obama and Cruz had mothers who were US citizens, had fathers who were NOT US citizens. But the Republican and white issues outweigh any questions.
+7 # ericlipps 2015-03-23 18:02
Quoting OldLady:
As I recall, one of the qualifications for being U.S. President is having been born in the United States, so I don't understand why Cruz even thinks he can become President! (BTW, McCain was not born in the U.S. either, but because he was born of US parents on a US military base his status wasn't seriously questioned. But I think that's where the tea party-ers got the idea that they could get Obama disqualified from office on the basis of their claim that he wasn't born in the U.S.)
Neither was I, and I always assumed that meant I was disqualified at birth. But it turns out that the First Congress passed a law extending eligibility for the presidency to people born to U.S. citizens living abroad, which would cover my situation (and more importantly, Sen. McCain's, military base or no).

As for President Obama, nothing will ever convince birthers that he's legally president. A lot of them think he isn't even a U.S. citizen, let alone a native-born one. How they imagine the Hillary Clinton campaign, the McCain campaign, and, four years later, Romney's people, could all have missed this if it were actually true, they don't say.

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