Roger Simon: Dr. Politics dishes answers on Obamacare, Ted Cruz, cans
Dear Dr. Politics: There is no sugarcoating it. The website has been working too slowly. I think it's fair to say nobody is more upset than I am. Can you help the surge of the best and the brightest to fix the Obamacare site? Asking for a friend.
They also can't remember where their Wi-Fi router is. Yours may be in the Situation Room or in the bowling alley or underneath Joe Biden.
Third, are you using a laptop? If you are - and we suspect it's a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 - make sure the modem is working. That is the thing that goes: SQUEE-AWK ... SQUEE-AWK ... PING-PING-PING ... GRSHHHHHHH.
Sixth, call Snowden.
Seventh, buy a Mac.
First, Rafael Edward Cruz (now called Ted) was born Dec. 22, 1970, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Third, and this is very important, his mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson, was born in Wilmington, Del.
At birth, Cruz became a citizen of Canada because he was born there, but he also became a "natural born" citizen of the United States, in the view of many legal experts, because his mother was a U.S. citizen. According to the newspaper, Cruz's father came to the United States from Cuba in 1957 and remained a Cuban citizen until he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005. (He was working in Canada as a "geophysical consultant" at the time of Ted's birth.)
The Dallas Morning News found a number of experts on Canadian and immigration law, however, who said Cruz definitely had dual citizenship with Canada. After the story appeared, Cruz issued a statement saying that he would renounce his Canadian citizenship if he "technically" ever had it. "Nothing against Canada," he said, "but I'm an American by birth and as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American."
Yeah, well, Barack Obama had a birth certificate proving he was born in the United States, but the "birther" wackos still tried to claim he was born in Kenya, making him ineligible to be President. Except it wouldn't have made him ineligible.
Unless Donald Trump can't find his mother's birth certificate.
Dear Dr. Politics: I hear that Congress keeps "kicking the can down the road." Why would anyone kick a can? And why would he do it down the road, where he could get run over?
The way Congress plays it, one member is stuffed into a large aluminum trash can, and the others kick it repeatedly as it rolls around the roads on Capitol Hill.
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