During his suck-up interview with Senator Ted Cruz last night, Sean Hannity made a point of assuring viewers that the Canadian-born Cruz has no birther problem should he decide to run for president. Which would be of no interest had Hannity not done his best to attack American-born President Obama’s citizenship on far flimsier grounds.
Unlike President Obama, Senator Cruz was not born in the U.S.A. But also unlike Obama, Fox has bent over backwards to eradicate any birther concerns by pointing out that Cruz’ mother was born and raised in the United States. So was President Obama’s mother. But that didn’t stop Fox from endlessly promoting bogus questions about Obama’s birth certificate. Sean Hannity, in particular, hyped the phony controversy. So it was especially and hilariously hypocritical of him to pro-actively assure his viewers last night that despite Cruz' foreign birth, there is no doubt he is eligible to be president – and no need to even bring up a birth certificate!
At about 6:50 in the interview below, Hannity said, “Um, there have been questions raised about the issue of are you eligible to run for president. You were born in Canada.”
Cruz said he’d “leave those questions to others to worry about.” He’s too busy battling “folks coming after our liberties” in the U.S. Senate.
However, Hannity was not to be deterred. “Alright, but your mother was a U.S. citizen, just to clarify,” he continued. When Cruz verified that, Hannity added, “I hear birther cries building on the left if you ever do run, so…”
And if there are, rest assured Hannity will not only battle them but squeal with indignation over such tactics.
Cruz won’t run for president anyway. The birthers, Tea Nuts, Sheriff Joe and the World Nut Daily fans will not support him, thus further fracturing the Republican Party.
The Elite Washington GOP Power Machine will probably pay Cruz not to run for office. They see the backlash coming and will not take a chance on him.
High End Hannocchio, who stated on national tv that he was not a Republican, is trying to save the Republican Party from self-destruction. He’s too late. The damage has been done.
Coming down the pipe:
1. The Republican Party faces another severe backlash.
2. A well-known mouthpiece lashes out at the GOP leadership.
3. Republicans watch as membership dwindles.
4. The GOP Civil War deepens.
NOTE TO HANNITY
No wonder you are losing viewers. You should hear what former listeners are saying about you on conservative websites.
I see what you did there, doors. :)
Hannity was not to be deterred. “Alright, but your mother was a U.S. citizen, just to clarify,” he continued. When Cruz verified that, Hannity added, “I hear birther cries building on the left if you ever do run, so…”
Goodness, Sean — as has been noted, the President’s mother was also a U.S. citizen . . . what could possibly be the difference between Cruz and Obama?
Oh wait, I know: