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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    While Pres. Obama is half-black, half-white (approx), he self-identifies as black, and he is treated as black, particularly by the racists who hate his presidency.

    Sadly, the country is not as color-blind as you are.
    It's a very stupid observation. "African Americans" almost all have white blood from their abuse when they were slaves. Few have only African blood.

    But the ignorant like to bring it up as if it's relevant. Blacks in this country have had little recourse but to identify with their visible attribute, almost as a defense mechanism...since the minute racist whites saw them THEY immediately declared them 'black', no matter how dark or light.

    I find that and the old 'one drop' laws particularly offensive. Traces back to a MASH episode during my childhood I think, when they discussed black people dying because they werent admitted to 'white only' hospitals and were, in that case, not given blood transfusions to save their lives.

    Hence the old expression, a "compliment"....you are 'passin', meaning you could pass for white. It always made me sick to my stomach to hear it and read it after that as a kid...and adult.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    If you judge him simply by the color of his skin, then Dr. King's words are lost on you.
    To know what he is you would have to look at his life. Grew up with well off white grandparents who paid for him to attend a lily white private school. Never suffered or went without anything he wanted. Had everything handed to him on a silver platter. Like a Nobel peace prize. Descended from slave traders and slave owners, but not slaves. Which make his "we are the slaves that built the white house" comment even more laughable. He'll exploit anyone that is willing to follow him due to the fact that he kind of looks like them.
    So, by what standard does one judge him as being "black"? It's certainly not the content of his character.
    If it weren't for the amount of melanin in his skin and the letter after his name, many on the left would brand him a privileged white boy.
    Dr. King's words were strong and meaningful...and still not a reality for most blacks growing up in the US.

    Just because he said those things doesnt mean that is the reality for many...even most..."black-looking" people in the US.

    Not only that, there is also the perspective that color is just a descriptor and not a judgement. That's fine...and if that's the case, cool. But if it is, then there's no doubt that Obama is black.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    No.

    Where do you get that idea from?
    That seemed to be what you were saying to me. Here, just tell me this. In Excons mind, was John McCain, Barak Obama and Ted Cruz all three eligible for the presidency?
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    We elected a Kenyan so why not? At least Cruse is honest about his origins.
    You believe Obama was actually born in Kenya?

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by chad1389 View Post
    You believe Obama was actually born in Kenya?
    About as much as I believe "african" americans are actually born in africa. What does Obama's birth place have to do with anything? I'm scottish/german and I wasn't born in scotland or germany. Please stop trying to derail the thread. We have a kenyan in office so it's no big deal if we elect a canadian. A canadian would actually be the better choice since 90% of the canadian population lives within 100 miles of the US border anyway and are likely more atune to US politics.
    Last edited by Jerry; 03-16-15 at 03:20 AM.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    [QUOTE=Anthony60;1064423069]If Ted Cruz has no shot of winning, then this country is in worse shape than I thought.[/QUOTE]



    Cruz has zero chance of being elected president of the USA. Wait and see.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That seemed to be what you were saying to me. Here, just tell me this. In Excons mind, was John McCain, Barak Obama and Ted Cruz all three eligible for the presidency?
    What I said was already clear.
    All you had to do was read what was in this thread.
    Post #s, 9, 19, 23. I am sure there are more, but it should be pretty evident what I said.


    Which should have been evident when I replied to your post in post #36. When I replied that no "there you don't have it" that would mean the post to which you were referring was wrong. Which I had corrected them one post before replying to you in post #35.
    Like I said, all you had to do was read what was in this thread.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Because Obama is black. That is the irony of this whole thing....the tea baggers have no problem with Cruz because he is a white guy. What complete hypocrites they are.
    That's not in the OP source, where do you get this stuff? Please produce it.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Are you kidding? The man is a horse's ass.
    You must have him confused with Obama.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    So what is he then?
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    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
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