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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    he walked out while he was giving a speech
    Did Cruz know Castro would be speaking??
    I wonder, was it just spontaneous ?
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    Re: Twin Commie Hunters?

    Similar, but worse IMO, than what the two Black athletes did in 1972 at the Mexico Olympics .
    Shows how far backwords we've moved as a Nation .
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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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    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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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    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 ?
    So, you think they are equal, what the Castros have done and what a non dictatorial regime does? You would be fine with U.S. leaders acting like that?
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm no fan of Ted Cruz. I think he is extreme and irresponsible.

    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.
    You just don't know Ted Cruz at all.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    You just don't know Ted Cruz at all.
    Clearly I'm missing out on a more intimate familiarity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Clearly I'm missing out on a more intimate familiarity.
    Yes, missing out on a lot, it seems.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Did Cruz know Castro would be speaking??

    Ummm....yeah.


    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I wonder, was it just spontaneous ?

    Ummm...no.


    You can bet the memorial was planned months, if not years, in advance of Mandela's death. Since Obama was going to be there, the Secret Service knew exactly who was going scratch their ass at the ceremony and when they were going to do it. Teabag Ted was part of the US delegation so yeah, he knew the speaker lineup. Again, his walkout was no more than showboating for his flash-in-the-pan presidential run in 2016.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yes, missing out on a lot, it seems.
    Oh please enlighten us, then, as to the true meaning of Cruzmas.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    I find it telling that Dems are still depending on Cruz and the Paul Brouns in Georgia to speak and remove all doubt..From my perspective, the GOP has circled the wagons quite well since reopening the gov't..Hence, the "minimal" budget so GOPees could get back to bashing ACA, before their primaries .
    Quote Originally Posted by CHuDWah View Post
    Ummm....yeah.





    Ummm...no.


    You can bet the memorial was planned months, if not years, in advance of Mandela's death. Since Obama was going to be there, the Secret Service knew exactly who was going scratch their ass at the ceremony and when they were going to do it. Teabag Ted was part of the US delegation so yeah, he knew the speaker lineup. Again, his walkout was no more than showboating for his flash-in-the-pan presidential run in 2016.
    Last edited by NIMBY; 12-16-13 at 09:21 PM.
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