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(Politico)   Another day, another explanation of his father's comments by Ted Cruz   (politico.com) divider line 34
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2013-12-05 08:34:19 AM  
Hey, didn't Rafael Cruz fight and kill for Fidel Castro back during the revolution?
 
2013-12-05 08:44:05 AM  

RexTalionis: Hey, didn't Rafael Cruz fight and kill for Fidel Castro back during the revolution?


I heard he raped and killed a young girl in 1990.
 
2013-12-05 08:47:22 AM  
Must be fun having a racist version of Ricky Ricardo for a dad.

'If Congress doesn't act, I will.'" =/= "disturbing" tendencies similar to a dictatorship."
 
2013-12-05 08:48:31 AM  
Obama and Castro are very very different.  One is a black man.  Obama starts with an "O" and Castro starts with a "C".  One speaks Spanish and the other speaks English.  And.... uh..... hmmmm.  Someone help me out.
 
2013-12-05 08:51:12 AM  
"If Congress doesn't act, I will."

cunaverse.com
That dictator!
 
2013-12-05 08:59:47 AM  

SoupGuru: Obama and Castro are very very different.  One is a black man.  Obama starts with an "O" and Castro starts with a "C".  One speaks Spanish and the other speaks English.  And.... uh..... hmmmm.  Someone help me out.


One led an actual honest to god communist revolution and the other is a democratically elected, center-right corporatist whose policies resemble those of a republican from the 1990s?

/something like that...
 
2013-12-05 09:00:53 AM  

unexplained bacon: SoupGuru: Obama and Castro are very very different.  One is a black man.  Obama starts with an "O" and Castro starts with a "C".  One speaks Spanish and the other speaks English.  And.... uh..... hmmmm.  Someone help me out.

One led an actual honest to god communist revolution and the other is a democratically elected, center-right corporatist whose policies resemble those of a republican from the 1990s?

/something like that...


You'll need smaller words than that to explain it to him.
 
2013-12-05 09:02:04 AM  
I'm calling it right now: Rafael Cruz is secretly a Democratic agent provocateur on a mission to ruin Ted Cruz's political career by forcing him to defend crazier and crazier shiat until it gets too crazy for even conservatives.

(assuming, of course, that "too crazy" is even a thing)
 
2013-12-05 09:05:52 AM  
Per the Immigration and Nationalization Act of 1965, as the child of a foreign national and an American citizen born outside the United States, Ted Cruz is not an American citizen if his mother did not reside a minimum of five years in the US prior to his birth. I want to see some proof of that, goddammit; five years of his mom's utility bills from 1965 would do the trick. Otherwise, I have to assume the worst and conclude he is not an American citizen. Why is this Canadian national in our Senate and running for president? Deport the farker and send his dad back to Cuba.
 
2013-12-05 09:11:49 AM  
I think the scarier thing to realize is that, given the shiat his dad says, Ted Cruz could be even crazier--that there's crazy he's holding back.  I can't wait for the extensive 2016 primary.  It's like my Super Bowl, WOrld Series, and Final Four all rolled into one cavalcade of crazy.
 
2013-12-05 09:20:40 AM  

RexTalionis: unexplained bacon: SoupGuru: Obama and Castro are very very different.  One is a black man.  Obama starts with an "O" and Castro starts with a "C".  One speaks Spanish and the other speaks English.  And.... uh..... hmmmm.  Someone help me out.

One led an actual honest to god communist revolution and the other is a democratically elected, center-right corporatist whose policies resemble those of a republican from the 1990s?

/something like that...

You'll need smaller words than that to explain it to him.


I hope he was just being sarcastic, but if there are GOPers out there who want to go around pretending Obama is Castro that's cool. It just demonstrates just how far from reality their narrative has drifted. Looking forward to the GOP primaries.

Keep talking GOPers, don't just pop in with little jabs, really express yourselves. You shouldn't feel shy to really say what you mean, say just what you're thinking. After all, right is right...right?

/speak up
 
2013-12-05 09:20:40 AM  
Meh.  His dad isn't in Congress.
 
2013-12-05 09:24:28 AM  
I read that as "Father Ted" and got really disappointed.

/Feck.
 
2013-12-05 09:25:12 AM  

Arkanaut: Meh.  His dad isn't in Congress.


You missed the part where Ted Cruz is in congress and agreed with everything he said.
 
2013-12-05 09:25:33 AM  
Honestly, who cares? Is Ted Cruz's father running for office, or in any position of political power?

There's plenty to condemn Ted Cruz for, we don't need to tar him with someone else's actions or words.
 
2013-12-05 09:28:17 AM  
His explanation should probably be, "My father is a Cuban expat, literally everything that enters his field of vision is thought of exclusively in terms of how it is or isn't like Castro.  I took him to the Outback Steakhouse once and got a 20-point thesis on the Castro-like qualities of the bloomin' onion, and when I experimented with facial hair as a teenager he actually invented a numerical scale for the Castro-ness of my 'stache, with diagrams.  Have assholes never met any Cuban ever?"

// I mean, Cruz is an ass, but because he's an ass we don't really need to hound him with bullshiat guilt-by-association crap.  We don't care what his father says, we already didn't elect his father to the senate and his father already isn't a huge political and moral liability for the entire nation.
 
2013-12-05 09:57:53 AM  
Jesus, doesn't EVERY politician say  'If so-and-so doesn't act, I will'?
 
2013-12-05 10:15:07 AM  

RexTalionis: Hey, didn't Rafael Cruz fight and kill for Fidel Castro back during the revolution?


Yeah, but he quit halfway through the revolution.

Republicans look up to him for that.
 
2013-12-05 10:55:52 AM  
I'm confused. I thought Raphael's father liked Castro.
 
2013-12-05 11:00:30 AM  

We get it. He's a bigoted asshole. No further explanations are required. Shut the hell up, Ted, and go back to work.

 
2013-12-05 11:00:49 AM  

Zasteva: Honestly, who cares? Is Ted Cruz's father running for office, or in any position of political power?

There's plenty to condemn Ted Cruz for, we don't need to tar him with someone else's actions or words.



*coughrevwrightcough*
 
2013-12-05 11:12:57 AM  
Ted Cruz is still a thing?
 
2013-12-05 11:20:27 AM  

Lord_Baull: Zasteva: Honestly, who cares? Is Ted Cruz's father running for office, or in any position of political power?

There's plenty to condemn Ted Cruz for, we don't need to tar him with someone else's actions or words.

*coughrevwrightcough*


Yes, another great example. That whole thing was ridiculous. Fortunately it's died down to hardcore right wingers who are still demanding his birth certificate.
 
2013-12-05 11:26:19 AM  
It's an old trick. Pick someone from a place once dominated by Russia as the clown spokesman. Kudos, John McCain. If you'd only worked on the flying car instead of entering politics.

www.mikechurch.com
 
2013-12-05 11:34:05 AM  

Zasteva: Honestly, who cares? Is Ted Cruz's father running for office, or in any position of political power?

There's plenty to condemn Ted Cruz for, we don't need to tar him with someone else's actions or words.


Ted Cruz' father has represented his son at a number of official events (not just introductions and platitudes, but as a major political speaker). This isn't some random guy out stumping for him of his own initiative.

On that basis, his comments are fair game, in my opinion.
 
2013-12-05 11:35:52 AM  

FormlessOne: We get it. He's a bigoted asshole. No further explanations are required. Shut the hell up, Ted, and go back to work.


That implies he was doing any work in the first place. I mean, I guess you could count political grandstanding, but that's stretching it a bit.
 
2013-12-05 11:36:17 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: RexTalionis: Hey, didn't Rafael Cruz fight and kill for Fidel Castro back during the revolution?

I heard he raped and killed a young girl in 1990.


Except he actually did fight for Fidal Castro.
 
2013-12-05 11:37:15 AM  

quatchi: Must be fun having a racist version of Ricky Ricardo for a dad.

'If Congress doesn't act, I will.'" =/= "disturbing" tendencies similar to a dictatorship."


"Lucy, I saw you talking to some black kids at the store.  You have some splaining to do."
 
2013-12-05 11:43:09 AM  
he was focusing on a sentence that President Obama used in the last two State of the Union addresses where he said, 'If Congress doesn't act, I will.'"

I'm surprised he didn't immediately follow that up with complaints that Obama refuses to lead.
 
2013-12-05 12:59:18 PM  
This guy should party with Mel Gibson's dad
 
2013-12-05 01:45:27 PM  
So, Worst Empty Suit Ever?
 
2013-12-05 01:57:35 PM  
So let me get this straight.

1. Republicans scream for delays in mandate etc.
2. Obama gives in considering the problems with the website.
3. Obama is dicatator for delaying those parts because Obamacare is law and shouldn't be changed by him.

Farking children, they will find any excuse....
 
2013-12-05 04:13:27 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: So let me get this straight.

1. Republicans scream for delays in mandate etc.
2. Obama gives in considering the problems with the website.
3. Obama is dicatator for delaying those parts because Obamacare is law and shouldn't be changed by him.

Farking children, they will find any excuse....


That's the Republican 'strategy'. If Obama doesn't do something, he's weak. If he does, he's a tyrant. See also: Libya, Syria.
 
2013-12-05 04:43:48 PM  

LordJiro: UncomfortableSilence: So let me get this straight.

1. Republicans scream for delays in mandate etc.
2. Obama gives in considering the problems with the website.
3. Obama is dicatator for delaying those parts because Obamacare is law and shouldn't be changed by him.

Farking children, they will find any excuse....

That's the Republican 'strategy'. If Obama doesn't do something, he's weak. If he does, he's a tyrant. See also: Libya, Syria.


I know, I just keep hoping that there will be a break in the fog they live in and a little bit of reason or rational thought will creep in.  I know it's naive, but a man can dream.  Not that I'd vote for any of them regardless.
 
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