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Washington Post Hits Ted Cruz With 12 'Birther' Stories In Two Days
Breitbart ^ | 8/21/13 | John Nolte

Posted on 08/21/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Over the course of just two days, the Washington Post pounded its readers with 12 "birther" stories aimed at Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Headlines included, "Can Ted Cruz Run for President?", "Canadian Born Ted Cruz Releases Birth Certificate Amid Queries if He's Eligible for Presidential Run," "Ted Cruz: I am Not a Canadian," and "No, Ted Cruz "Birthers" are Not the Same as Obama Birthers":
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Though there is no legal question as to Cruz's eligibility to run for president (Cruz was born an American citizen), the Post has spent the last 48 hours bedeviling the Hispanic senator with articles obviously meant to put him on defense and plant a seed of doubt in voters' minds.

The timing of the Post's assault is also curious. By accident or design, it dovetails perfectly with a widely criticized Daily Beast hit-piece on Cruz that also focuses on and questions Cruz's past and background.

Since being elected to the United States Senate in 2012, Cruz has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of President Obama and his signature healthcare plan, ObamaCare. The Washington Post has endorsed Obama for president, and frequently used its news and editorial pages to defend ObamaCare.

In the past, the Post has also launched crusades to destroy the careers of many Republicans, including US Senate candidate George Allen, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, presidential candidate Rick Perry, and current gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli -- among others. The Post's modus operandi is similar to what Cruz is currently facing: The Post floods the zone with stories critical of the Republican in an effort to undermine their candidacy through character assassination.

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Let's see how many people show up to defend the discord libs want to sow in the conservative base. Make no mistake, the libs are trying to take Cruz out early, and they think the birthers will help them do the deed.
1 posted on 08/21/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: txhurl; onyx; Jim Robinson; C. Edmund Wright; Servant of the Cross; xzins

Is this going to be the mother of all birther threads?


2 posted on 08/21/2013 8:42:20 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: Lakeshark
...and they think the birthers will help them do the deed.

Many of them already are. Look at the threads around here on the subject.

3 posted on 08/21/2013 8:43:13 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Lakeshark

One word: Alinsky.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 8:43:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Lakeshark

Yup.

They’re just mocking Conservatives, that’s all. Reminding us that they control the narrative (sadly).


5 posted on 08/21/2013 8:44:04 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("I’m not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christi)
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To: Lakeshark

No legal question as to Cruz’s eligibility but questions about Obama’s the two faced media is mum.


6 posted on 08/21/2013 8:44:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Lakeshark

All we want to know about BO is what his grades were and after 5 years, we still don’t know.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 8:44:12 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Lakeshark

Yup.

They’re just mocking Conservatives, that’s all. Reminding us that they control the narrative (sadly).


8 posted on 08/21/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: 0.E.O

I’ve seen it, it’s quite a sight to watch.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 8:44:47 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: Lakeshark

I wish Ted had been born on US soil..


10 posted on 08/21/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Lakeshark
Let's see how many people show up to defend the discord libs want to sow in the conservative base

I haven't heard a word about Cruz's faith. He was raised Southern Baptist, but has roots in Catholicism.

That always works to throw the religious base into a tizzy.

11 posted on 08/21/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 0.E.O

I’m a birther and I’ll vote for him based on the fact that he’s a better constitutionalist than 95% of the country.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
I wish Ted had been born on US soil..

Wouldn't have made a lick of good - the same people would still call him ineligible due to his father not being a citizen.

13 posted on 08/21/2013 8:48:51 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Lakeshark

Let’s take account, shall we?

(A) Obama’s father was not a citizen of Kenya at the time he was born, ostensibly on American soil. Consetrvatives across American point to this as an issue of his ineligibility.

(B) Cruz’s father was a Cuban citizen at the time he was born on Canadian soil. Conservatives point to his mother’s citizenship as proof of his status as an “natual born citizen”

Nah....there’s no disconnect along ideological lines in this argument.


14 posted on 08/21/2013 8:50:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Lakeshark

Cruz is not an NBC. Must be of two citizen parents on US soil. Learned that in 4th grade in 1957.


15 posted on 08/21/2013 8:50:22 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: oldbrowser

I doubt the religious base will have any problem with Cruz. I do think leftists and evangelical atheists will hate him with a passion.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 8:51:06 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: Lakeshark

If the ‘natural born citizen’ phrase has been retroactively redefined/twisted sufficiently for Obama (apparently including changes to laws that we weren’t aware of), then Cruz’ situation isn’t even an interesting question.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 8:51:48 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Ooops...errata on point (A)

Obama’s father was a citizen of Kenya (My OP says “was NOT a citizen”).


18 posted on 08/21/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Lakeshark
Is this going to be the mother of all birther threads?

Well phrased.......but I think some of the wind is gone from the pharisaical sails. They are struggling with original intent, and how it clashes with their hyper technicality.....

19 posted on 08/21/2013 8:52:56 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: albie

All we want to know about BO is what his grades were and after 5 years, we still don’t know.

When all your student paper Work has a different name and says you are Indonesian, you don’t want it to be public...


20 posted on 08/21/2013 8:53:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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