Seeing how effective an epithet “birther” is, conservatives are lining up to use it, both here on this blog and nationally. In an article “NYT Goes Birther: Attacks ‘Canadian-born’ Cruz, calls him McCarthyite” Brietbart News directs the accursed “B” word at the Times. They said:
In what is known as a “tell” in the media parlor game, Weissman and the Times commit an unforgivable error by referring to Cruz as “Canadian-born” without mentioning he was born to a mother who was a U.S. citizen, which most likely makes Cruz “natural born” and eligible to run for the nation’s highest office. Yes, just when the Texan shows some “muzzle velocity” toward 2016, the Times goes birther.
Me thinks that Brietbart protests too much. Indeed, the headline is just a teaser for a whiny article complaining that the Times has made some substantive criticism of Cruz. Mr. Lee and Mr. Bannon, it’s called politics in case you’ve been asleep for the past 8 years.
But why the demand for a full statement on Cruz’ presidential eligibility? What chance does a freshman Senator have becoming President? Uhhh. Never mind.