Birthers: Marco Rubio may not be eligible to be vice president


Marco Rubio is, well, a sleazy, over-hyped, overrated anti-choicer who has no business being elevated to higher office, let alone occupy a seat in Congress. He's opposed to the DREAM Act, he's pro-E-Verify (which would require all U.S. employers to use an electronic system to determine worker eligibility), and he's generally been trying to out-crazy the crazies for some time now.

So how ironic is it that it's the crazies who are suggesting he's not a "natural born" citizen and may not be eligible to be any presidential candidate's running mate? That's right, he now has joined President Obama as a target of some loony birthers.

All together now: Awwww.


It has become a new talking point of the “birthers,” both left and right, and it’s sparking debate among scholars and experts of the United States Constitution.

The issue is while Rubio was born in Miami, his Cuban-born parents were not American citizens at the time of his birth in 1971. That made him a dual citizen.

Whether or not this is as idiotic as the birth certificate inanity that the president disposed of so eloquently, it's entertaining to see this particular episode of Republicans Eating Their Own unfold.

Much more here.

H/t: @murshedz

  • Montana

    We won the election and now these sore losers will continue to spew your hate with lies (They hate and can’t debate). The way our court system works is that you get a competent lawyer (Strike One), verifiable facts (Strike Two) and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, you proceed to trial (Strike three). The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so call facts (internet lies) that they present. Let’s face it no reasonable man or woman will go along with you until you guys win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. You guys are a bunch of sore losers and feeding on your own is still foolish.

  • Rubio may be a Republican, he may be down for the Tea Party, he may be willing to allow America to burn to please his Tea Party puppeteers, but he still is a little too tan to be anywhere near the top seat in the land. Sorry Marco, they see you as a decent guy, but you have a funny sounding name, you aren't of the majority and if a black president was a problem with America's so called post racial present exactly how do you think a Latino/Hispanic president is going to fare with our Anti Immigrant fervor, especially now that your "anchor baby" status has been revealed.

    No offense, but when you have people who are Xenophobic on your side just because they forgave you your other status for something like Congress(mainly because they figured you would earn them some Hispanic voters and help push them over the top), doesn't mean you are welcome to the family completely.