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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

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    That said, if Cruz wants to protest the mere presence of a Castro
    he walked out while he was giving a speech

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

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    he walked out while he was giving a speech
    Yes, he did. At a memorial service. For Nelson ****ing Mandela. His walkout was a political statement, and the time and place were inappropriate, in my humble opinion. It certainly was not some somber affair; however, it was also not a time to stage a political protest. YMMV.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

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    I think Ted Cruz needs to take a little history before making an idiotic gesture/statement. I dont think he remembers how Mandela and Castro are allies... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    If Mandela and Castro were allies, I'd say that none of our officials have any business being at Manedla's Funeral Show.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

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    If Mandela and Castro were allies, I'd say that none of our officials have any business being at Manedla's Funeral Show.
    That's absurd.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That's absurd.
    I'm sorry that you imagine that to be the case.

    Once again, according to Nelson Mandela in 2003, "if there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."


    This was after the 9-11 attacks and decades of our efforts to get him released from prison. Our President, who couldn't be bothered to attend Lady Thatcher's funeral, and the Congressmen had no business being at this farce, other that to avoid purely political and largely uninformed stage-managed "outrage."
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yes, he did. At a memorial service. For Nelson ****ing Mandela. His walkout was a political statement, and the time and place were inappropriate, in my humble opinion. It certainly was not some somber affair; however, it was also not a time to stage a political protest. YMMV.
    what he did didn't interrupt anything nor can I see how it would be viewed as disrespectful. he simply left the room while someone he didn't like gave a speech

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    Obviously I'm no fan of Teabagger Ted. His walking out had nothing to do with his Cuban heritage, Castro's civil rights abuses, etc, etc ad infinitum et nauseum. Ala McCarthy, it was a carefully orchestrated publicity stunt. In this case, it was to court anti-Castros, Cuban and otherwise, in preparation for his 2016 Presidential run (at which he will fail miserably). But it doesn't matter whether he's radical right or radical left or somewhere in the middle, and it doesn't matter what he, or anyone else, thinks of Mandela or Castro. He was there (on the taxpayer's dime, incidentally) to represent the US at the memorial of a man the world considered worthy of being memorialized. If he couldn't do that, he shouldn't have been there. It was not not the forum for doing what he did and it was totally inappropriate. He not only disrespected Castro, he disrespected Mandela, Mandela's family, friends and supporters and South Africa as a whole. And he embarrassed the US.

    “Sen. Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told ABC News. Before calling the kettle black, Sen. Cruz needs to learn the lessons of Nelson Mandela - forgiveness and reconciliation.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    What a contrast. Obama, the idiot, doing the wrong thing, and the brilliant Ted Cruz, doing the right thing. Yeah, shakes hands with a murderous dictator, that's what our moron president does. No wonder the world has no respect for him. Cruz is right, no need to sit there and listen to the murderer like you have some sort of respect for him. I'm surprised Obama didn't kneel and kiss his hand.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    As Castro is referred to as a murderer, has the USA ever murdered here in the Western hemisphere ?
    I wonder how the other seven billion residents of the Earth view the Presidents of the USA back to FDR .
    Especially with Obama, how are drones viewed ??
    Got mistakes maybe from one administration to another ?
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    I think Ted Cruz needs to take a little history before making an idiotic gesture/statement. I dont think he remembers how Mandela and Castro are allies... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I'm no fan of Ted Cruz. I think he is extreme and irresponsible. That being said I don't mind this all that much. Cuba remains the only country in the Western Hemisphere that represses virtually all forms of political dissent and maintains scores (at least 90 perhaps as many as 150) political prisoners. That Castro extended a hand to Mandela doesn't change that Cuba is a one party dictatorship with an atrocious human rights record. A beleaguered people (Mandela and black South Africans) can seek help wherever they need it and I may choose not to pass censure depending on the circumstances. It doesn't mean I have to respect the people they sought help from.

    Now I wouldn't want Obama to do this, it would be distracting and embarrassing, but I think it's not inappropriate for a US Senator to register his disapproval of a dictatorship by avoiding a speech.

    PS: When I saw the thread title I was worried that he'd left to protest Mandela and I was like 'Oh God this sounds like the kind of retardation he would do'. I'm happy to be wrong.

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