Republican Voters: Ted Cruz Was Born in the United States, President Obama Wasn’t

pres-obama-ted-cruzOne of the biggest issues I face when dealing with Republicans isn’t debating the best way to go about running this country, it’s dealing with people who don’t believe basic and indisputable facts. It’s really difficult to have an adult conversation with someone about complex political issues when you can’t even get to that point in a discussion because they refuse to believe indisputable and easy to verify facts.


That’s the sort of mindset I constantly encounter; people who refuse to believe anything unless they hear it directly from the right-wing media. That’s a serious problem when many aspects of the conservative media simply refuse to report facts.

Take for instance a recent survey I came across that showed only 29 percent of Republicans believe that President Obama was born in the United States. Here we are, nearly seven years into his presidency, and less than one-third of Republicans believe he was born in this country. Essentially, 71 percent of Republicans apparently believe that President Obama faked two forms of his birth certificate. It could be entirely possible that they’ve been so woefully informed by the conservative media that they’re not even aware that he’s provided two forms of his birth certificate to the public.

But it gets even better. In that same survey, more than 40 percent of Republicans believed Sen. Ted Cruz was born in the United States. Of course, that’s not true – Cruz was born in Canada.

So, more Republicans believe Ted Cruz was born in this country (even though he wasn’t – and he will fully admit to that fact) than believe President Obama was born here – the individual who’s provided two forms of his birth certificate proving he was born in this country.

To me, this just perfectly personifies Republican stupidity and ignorance.

Not only does it show that the overwhelming majority of Republicans still don’t even know (or believe) the indisputable fact that President Obama is a United States citizen who was born in Hawaii, but nearly half aren’t even aware that a leading figure in their own party wasn’t actually born in this country.

It should also come as no surprise that in that same survey, 54 percent of Republicans believe the president is a Muslim.

And these are the people who often call President Obama an idiot? Please.


It’s like I’ve said plenty of times before, I just can’t take these people seriously anymore. These numbers literally show that more than half of the Republicans in this country honestly believe President Obama is a Muslim who wasn’t born in the United States.

It’s no wonder Donald Trump is the leading Republican presidential candidate.

Sadly, I’m sure none of the information in this survey shocks anyone. The Republican party has been pandering to the lowest rungs of society for years and now we’re finally seeing those people take over the GOP. From Trump as their leading presidential candidate, to conspiracies about Jade Helm being a plot to declare martial law, the Republican party seems to have fully embraced the label of “the party of stupid.”



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • cruisersailor

    I gave up trying to talk to conservatives years ago. They live in a realm divorced from reality.

    • Judy Jackson

      Very true.

    • Bill Lockhart

      Often called la la land.

  • Cemetery Girl

    Can we be surprised when they’ve been told over and over that he is Muslim and wasn’t born in the U.S.?

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      Yes, we can still be surprised. By that standard they should all still believe Satan is real.

      Hey, wait a minute…

    • Bill Lockhart

      I am surprised. That so many of them don’t have the mental capacity to recognize bullshit when they hear it.

  • QB59

    Just more proof repubs are willfully ignorant. You can’t fix stupid.

  • Paper Boy

    Obama is a Muslim. He has a bunch of them working in the White House.

    • Bruce Bower

      You’re an idiot (probably red neck).

      • Paper Boy

        Name calling is not a comment. Try again, and actually compose a bona fide comment.

      • theabby

        How else would one respond to such an idiotic comment? I actually thought you were being sarcastic.

      • Paper Boy

        Again, Obama is a Muslim. He has a bunch of them working in the White House.

      • Al Hubbard

        How many Muslims do you figure Trump has working for himself?? How many illegal immigrants? Does that make Trump an illegal Muslim?

      • Paper Boy

        Suppose that Obama has Muslim friends working in the White House. For what reason is it necessary to deny it? Shame? Secrecy?

      • Al Hubbard

        Who’s denying it? You can google every one of the names you posted and find them and their positions. How about looking up all the Christians he’s got working in the Whitehouse? Just more paranoid conservative bullshit.

      • Paper Boy

        It’s good you are thinking about it, i.e. Muslims in high offices of government. However remember, the Muslim Goal is World Dominance. You can be fairly certain that they take that goal seriously.

      • Al Hubbard

        A tiny tiny percentage of Muslims are interested in radical oppression, 99.9% have no interest in World Domination. There’s also a tiny percentage of christians in this country very interested in the over throw of this democracy, I’m much more concerned about them.

      • Paper Boy

        Believe as you wish.

      • Bill Lockhart

        And just what is the goal of the tea party? Converting the US to Sharia law by demanding that everyone behave as THEY think they should, the strictest dictates of right wing foaming at the mouth right wing nuts.

      • Paper Boy

        What is the goal of the Occupy Wall Street?

      • Paper Boy

        If you believe the Tea Party will convert our nation to Sharia Law, then prove it.

      • Bill Lockhart

        You’ve got it twisted. The goal of world dominance emanates from right wing foaming at the mouth religious wing nuts. They believe they have the right and the duty to force their beliefs on everyone else.

        They even think they have the right to claim the US is a nation founded on Christian principles, even though the history of the founding of the nation proves exactly the opposite.

        Hence the FIRST AMENDMENT to the Constitution which the feel, somehow, doesn’t apply to them.

      • Paper Boy

        Take courage in your understanding as you pray for the dissolution of our Federal Constitutional Republic. Whatever system replaces that, our nation will mourn greatly.

      • Bill Lockhart

        To them that makes trump the rump an illegal Mexican. Hence his fixation on a wall that he’ll force Mexico to pay for. Rationality is not their strong suit.

      • Bill Lockhart

        We fancy ourselves as smart and intelligent? We are compared to such ignorant, stupid, hateful, comments. Why don’t you man up and admit, you can’t stand a black man being superior to you in every conceivable way?

      • Paper Boy

        Suggest you change your thoughts.

      • Paper Boy

        Liberals fancy themselves as smart and intelligent. But your comment lacks an relevant argument. Try again.

      • Bill Lockhart

        I love it when they try to sound intellectual. Name calling is not a comment? Sometimes name calling is the only rational response to such ignorant comments.

      • Paper Boy

        Again, Obama is a Muslim. He has a bunch of them working in the White House. Malick Obama, Arif Alikhan, Tariq Ramadan, Siraj Wahhaj, Mohanned Eliblary, Huma Abedin, Rashad Hussain, Omar Naseef, Salam al-Marayac, Imam Mohamed, Eboo Patel.

      • Al Hubbard

        These people don’t work in the Whitehouse, most are on advisory panels of some sort or work for other government agencies. BTW It’s not illegal to be a Muslim in this country and having some advise you doesn’t make you a Muslim just as having someone who’s Hindu working for you make you a Hindu.

      • Paper Boy

        Your comment is defective. Obama himself says he is Muslim. Concerning you, you’ve been drinking too Kool-Aide.

      • Bill Lockhart

        Oh god, another stupid repugnantican.

      • Paper Boy

        Irritated are you? Name calling is vacuous. Try again.

      • Bill Lockhart

        Vacuous? Do you even know what that means?

        I have a lot more I can use for dumb repugnanticans who claim Obama himself says he’s Muslim.