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    Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Senator Ted Cruz abruptly walked off stage at a gala for Middle Eastern Christians after he was booed for urging the audience to stand behind Israel and Jews.

    The Texas Republican, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was the keynote speaker in Washington at the inaugural conference of a nonprofit group called In Defense of Christians.

    “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” Cruz said, prompting a first round of jeering, according to The Daily Caller. He left the stage a short time later, telling the audience “if you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, I will not stand with you. Good night and God bless.”

    Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel - Businessweek (Bloomberg)
    I find this a quite interesting turn of events, since evangelical Christians seem to form the backbone of the right wing base and as a backbone of the Tea Party (an even righter wing base, of which Cruz has previously been a darling). A beef with Israel seems quite out of character for them... in fact, nearly blasphemous.

    The event organizers brushed the booing off on "a few politically motivated opportunists" but that really doesn't jibe with Cruz walking out.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I find this a quite interesting turn of events, since evangelical Christians seem to form the backbone of the right wing base and as a backbone of the Tea Party (an even righter wing base, of which Cruz has previously been a darling). A beef with Israel seems quite out of character for them... in fact, nearly blasphemous.

    The event organizers brushed the booing off on "a few politically motivated opportunists" but that really doesn't jibe with Cruz walking out.
    That's weird. Evangelicals are usually among Israeli's strongest supporters, in my experience.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I find this a quite interesting turn of events, since evangelical Christians seem to form the backbone of the right wing base and as a backbone of the Tea Party (an even righter wing base, of which Cruz has previously been a darling). A beef with Israel seems quite out of character for them... in fact, nearly blasphemous.

    The event organizers brushed the booing off on "a few politically motivated opportunists" but that really doesn't jibe with Cruz walking out.
    Maybe they are sick of spending money on America's biggest welfare recipient.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I find this a quite interesting turn of events, since evangelical Christians seem to form the backbone of the right wing base and as a backbone of the Tea Party (an even righter wing base, of which Cruz has previously been a darling). A beef with Israel seems quite out of character for them... in fact, nearly blasphemous.

    The event organizers brushed the booing off on "a few politically motivated opportunists" but that really doesn't jibe with Cruz walking out.
    In one sense, not surprising--TX is full of serial constipators that the nation woefully must tolerate (though one can't help but feel tremendous sympathy for those who must sit next to them on Capitol Hill).

    But cruz's mental flatulence probably makes the record books for someone who's been in Washington as little time as he has.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Maybe they are sick of spending money on America's biggest welfare recipient.
    Ah. I see there are problems in Raptured paradise. Interesting.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Ted was keynote speaker for those other Christians...Middle Eastern Christians.Ted brought boo when he claimed Israel is the best ally Christians have.

    He told the group when the began to turn..If they did not support Israel, they did not support America.

    WOW, this from someone not even born in America...Already giving American litmus tests. What balls.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    I'd boo him off the stage too. He was being a general hack and accusing any Christian that didn't unequivocally support the state of Israel or it's excessive funding of being a "fake." That warrants a few "boos" in my opinion. It's also very telling that he stormed off the stage at the first sign of opposition from the audience. I guess he prefers only to speak to audiences that fawn over him.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I find this a quite interesting turn of events, since evangelical Christians seem to form the backbone of the right wing base and as a backbone of the Tea Party (an even righter wing base, of which Cruz has previously been a darling). A beef with Israel seems quite out of character for them... in fact, nearly blasphemous.

    The event organizers brushed the booing off on "a few politically motivated opportunists" but that really doesn't jibe with Cruz walking out.
    Firstly, there's nothing about the Tea Party that is remotely evangelical Christian even though there may be, as in every political party or movement evangelical Christians.

    Secondly, it is quite possible that Middle Eastern Christians believe, for valid reasons, that some or much of their problems in the Middle East is related to Israel and Israeli actions - it may be misguided, but it's not unreasonable.

    As such, suggesting that Middle Eastern Christians embrace what many may consider a contributing factor to their concerns might be viewed as tone deaf and ignorant of their position.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    I don't think there was any indication the crowd was reacting out of hatred to israel. He went straight to the subject of israel when it only had a vague relevance and seemed to be ignoring the other minorities facing persecution in the region. Also, bone headed stuff like the state of Syria supporting ISIS? It just reeked of not having a clue.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Gets Boos From Christians by Praising Israel

    What a jackass. He deserved much more than the audience gave him. The worst part is when that idiot came out and told the crowd to be respectful after Cruz went out of his way to be as disrespectful as possible to the crowd.

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