Farah Abandons Birtherism for Ted Cruz

I thought I remembered that Joseph Farah was being consistent in his birtherism, but I was wrong. After years of claiming that President Obama, who we know was born in the US to an American mother, is not eligible to be president, he’s now effusively supporting Ted Cruz, who we know was born in another country to an American mother.

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard any political figure do what Sen. Ted Cruz did yesterday in his announcement he is seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency.

He delivered an electrifying, motivational, rousing case for liberty – explaining why it’s not too late, why Americans don’t need to lower their expectations, how this country has overcome greater odds in its history…

Make no mistake about Ted Cruz. He is to be taken seriously. He was dismissed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Texas. He won going away. He is a Princeton graduate who graduated Harvard Law School at the top of his class. About Cruz, famed Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz had this to say: “Without a doubt he is among the smartest students I’ve ever had. … I’ve had great students but he has to be at the top of anyone’s short list, in terms of raw brain power.”

Cruz has argued before the Supreme Court many times. He’s an expert debater. He is comfortable in his shoes, whether he is defending conservative principles or the principles of his faith.

He is going to be a formidable candidate. More importantly, he’s a breath of fresh air for giving Americans hope again – the kind of hope we haven’t had since Ronald Reagan was articulating his vision of national renewal.

He does it standing on his own two feet without the assistance of a teleprompter – also refreshing after six years of Barack Obama.

I am not making an endorsement for the presidency here. But I am giving Ted Cruz a big hallelujah, a heartfelt amen.

He isn’t even going to pretend that he cares about accuracy or consistency.

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  • Alverant

    I saw other conservatives making a point about not using a teleprompter as if that’s some big accomplishment. I think it’s really pathetic of them to take a cheap shot at an outgoing President. Farah needs to look up “liberty” in the dictionary. Cruz isn’t for it, he’s against it.

  • Chiroptera

    Well, I don’t know Farah’s exact arguments here so he may be inconsistent, but it is possible to be birther against Obama but not against Cruz.

    If I recall correctly, had Obama been born outside of the US, his mother would not have met the US residency requirements for Obama to have citizenship. Cruz’s mother did.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He’s an expert debater.

    He is not. His arguments don’t even end with the statement “my opponent’s stance will result in global nuclear war”.

  • macallan

    He is not. His arguments don’t even end with the statement “my opponent’s stance will result in global nuclear war”.

    There’s an implied Obama delenda est though.

  • Childermass

    Re: comment 1: If the lack of a need of a teleprompter is the mark of a good president, then Clinton was the best president in recent years and Ronald Reagan was the worst.

  • alanb

    @Chiroptera,

    What you say is true, but I’m pretty sure that Farah was one of the ones who was also saying the natural born required 2 citizen parents and Obama was disqualified by having a British-citizen father. “Born a Brit, Not Legit,” they say.

  • colnago80

    Re Chiroptera @ #2

    If I recall correctly, had Obama been born outside of the US, his mother would not have met the US residency requirements for Obama to have citizenship. Cruz’s mother did.

    It is true that she did not meet the requirement to have resided in the US for a period of 5 consecutive years after having attained the age of 14 (she was only 18 at the time). However, this law has never been tested in the courts and might well be unconstitutional, based on the 14th Amendment. In addition, the 5 year period was later reduced to 2 years in subsequent legislation and the SCOTUS could well have found that the 2 year requirement should be operative based on the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

  • matty1

    He does it standing on his own two feet without the assistance of a teleprompter

    Who knew a teleprompter was an aid to standing upright? Does Obama lean on it or are his legs fixed into one?

  • busterggi

    How is it that Harvard becomes prestigious when Repubs graduate from it but is a commie indoctrination center containing nothing but false wisdom when a Dem graduates from it? Are there two Harvards?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    At least some of the commenters over at WND are consistent, I’ll give them that.

    But my favourite comment is the first…

    What should be of great concern for Christians is that if Cruz is elected he WILL swear allegiance to the biblically seditious Constitution.

  • whheydt

    I’d be more impressed with Cruz’ academic credentials if he’d gotten a degree from MIT.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Childermass “Re: comment 1: If the lack of a need of a teleprompter is the mark of a good president, then Clinton was the best president in recent years and Ronald Reagan was the worst.”

    1. Clinton would have used a teleprompter, but it was away on a mission to kill Vince Foster in Whitewater.

    2. The teleprompter didn’t tell Reagan what to say. Reagan told the teleprompter what to write. True story.

  • dingojack

    MO – “2. The teleprompter didn’t tell Reagan what to say. Nancy Reagan’s fortune-teller, Mystic Meg, told the teleprompter what to write. True story.”

    FIFY.

    Dingo

  • colnago80

    Re whheydt @ #11

    I don’t think that MIT has a law school and I would point out that Bibi Netanyahu has a degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

  • Johnny Vector

    So, I was at one of those “town hall” thingies a couple years ago, where Obama answered a bunch of questions from people similar to (but sadly, not equal to) me. There was a TelePrompTer there, and it was in my view the whole time. It said things like “Welcome to this CBS News Town Hall on the economy with President Obama,” and “We’ll be right back after these messages.” Yep, even though the questions were pre-screened, Obama did not have the use of it for his answers.

    Not that he said anything of any real substance (a politician on TV? Of course he didn’t), but he certainly didn’t use any prompters or cue cards or even index cards with notes. Normal TelePrompTers are made of plexiglass; apparently right wing ones are made out of whole cloth.

    Also: You know who does use a TelePrompTer? Michael Stipe. Checkmate, REM fans!

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Never mind Harvard or Princeton. An endorsement by Alan Dershowitz is clearly the worst credential you can have.

  • colnago80

    Re Area Man @ #16

    Dersh also said that Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz were the best students he ever had in class. So I guess that makes Lizzy personna non grata also.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I somehow doubt that Dershowitz actually remembers those two out of the thousands of students he’s had. The important thing is that Alan Dershowitz gets to talk about how Alan Dershowtiz is a professor of VIPs.

  • colnago80

    Re Area Man @ #18

    If Cruz and Warren were as outstanding as Dershowitz claims, I find it not at all surprising that he would remember them. By the way, the demand to take the constitutional law course taught by Dersh was so great that a lottery had to be held every year to assign spaces. Obama was a loser in the lottery.