This is great stuff.
After a town hall meeting held by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) this week, The Texas Tribune interviewed several people in attendance who were less concerned about Ted Cruz’s birth certificate and more concerned about President Obama’s birth certificate.
“As far as I’m concerned, Canada is not really foreign soil,” she said. Katok said she was more disturbed by Obama’s “strong ties to Kenya,” the African country where his father was born. She also said she didn’t like the fact that Obama did not release his long-form birth certificate during the 2008 race.
Cruz, who recently released his Canadian birth certificate, is at least “up front about it,” she said. [...]
Kerrville real estate broker Sue Tiemann, for example, said she had questioned Obama’s American citizenship and concluded that if he had not been born in this country, he would not be eligible.
Tiemann, who said she has no doubt that Cruz is eligible to be president, acknowledged that party affiliation might have something to do with her evaluation of the circumstances.
“You are always going to have that issue between Republicans and Democrats, [who] always look at it with a different way, a different eye,” she said.
If your father was born in Kenya, and you were born in Hawaii, that’s a problem. But if your father was born in Cuba, and you were born in Canada, who cares? Right? Canada isn’t really foreign anyway. Or so I’m told.
Why are these two points of view so far apart? What could it be? Why do they look at it in a different way, with a “different eye?”
I think I’ve figured it out
Just in case it wasn’t clear, I don’t care where Ted Cruz is from, but I do find the dissonance on the right to be positively Freudian.