And so it begins, with some (but not all) of the people who have spent the last few years arguing that Obama is not eligible to be president because his birth certificate is fake and he wasn’t really born in Hawaii suddenly deciding that this standard does not apply to Sen. Ted Cruz. Rep. Steve Stockman has a transparently silly excuse for his clear hypocrisy on the subject:
To hear Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, describe it, the difference between President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas – on the question of their eligibility for the highest office in the land – may be a case of comparing apples and oranges.
The congressman said with Cruz, it is a legal question of whether he is eligible to serve as president – whereas the issue with Obama is not really about where he was born, but whether his documentation is authentic…
In an exclusive interview with WND, Stockman said, in the case of Obama, it is more of a question about the validity of the documentation as well as his forthrightness, whereas with Cruz, it is more of a matter for legal and constitutional scholars to decide.
Stockman was happy to talk about his fellow Texan and tea-party favorite, saying, “He’s a good friend of mine and a great guy. In fact, I believe we go to the same church in Houston.”
And, of course, he’s not black. All of this is nonsense. Even if Obama’s birth certificate was fake — and it’s not — what’s the worst that could mean? That he was born in another country to an American mother. Just like Cruz. So if Cruz is eligible, so is Obama even if the birthers idiotic theories are true (which, of course, they aren’t). You can expect a lot more of this hypocrisy.