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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    With the thousands of people in attendence who would have noticed a Texas senator leaving?

    Definitely Cruz had this planned for a publicity stunt. It was more about getting his name on the news than Castro feeling slighted.

    Another camera whore like Palin.

    Yes, let's talk "ATTENTION WHORE"




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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You really just can't seem to think clearly when you speak about this man can you?

    Here's just a couple of examples from his speech when he "spoke about himself".

    But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. With honesty, regardless of our station or circumstance, we must ask: how well have I applied his lessons in my own life?
    It is a question I ask myself - as a man and as a President. We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation.
    Michelle and I are the beneficiaries of that struggle.
    I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land. It stirred something in me. It woke me up to my responsibilities - to others, and to myself - and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better.
    Read more: Nelson Mandela memorial service: Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech - NY Daily News

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You really just can't seem to think clearly when you speak about this man can you?

    Here's just a couple of examples from his speech when he "spoke about himself".







    Read more: Nelson Mandela memorial service: Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech - NY Daily News

    8 sentences you quoted. He said "I," "me," "my" and "myself" 14 times. He used Mandela's name and "he" 3 times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    8 sentences you quoted. He said "I," "me," "my" and "myself" 14 times. He used Mandela's name and "he" 3 times.
    I'm like Mandelas biggest fan and not so much a fan of Obama and I'm not upset.

    WHY WOULD YOU BE?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, let's talk "ATTENTION WHORE"



    How sad of a life is the one that made that graphic. Seriously, delusion...get over it.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I'm like Mandelas biggest fan and not so much a fan of Obama and I'm not upset.

    WHY WOULD YOU BE?
    I was drawing a contrast to partisan faux attacks against Cruz. I am no Cruz fan, but I agree with him turning his back on Castro.

    But, OK, many Democrats on this forum are big Castro fans I guess so are outraged that Cruz wouldn't shake is hand and showed contempt of Castro. On another thread, I posted I would have preferred if President Obama had kicked Castro in the nuts.

    Candidly, I don't know much about Mandela so don't really have much opinion of him one way or the other. If he was a human and civil rights hero, then I certainly would agree he was a hero. Sort of simple really.

    How the hell that would make Castro also a civil rights hero is just bizarre to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    Ve cut off chor Chonson!
    Ve takes ze money youz haz on you and ve callz it even?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I was drawing a contrast to partisan faux attacks against Cruz. I am no Cruz fan, but I agree with him turning his back on Castro.

    But, OK, many Democrats on this forum are big Castro fans I guess so are outraged that Cruz wouldn't shake is hand and showed contempt of Castro. On another thread, I posted I would have preferred if President Obama had kicked Castro in the nuts.

    Candidly, I don't know much about Mandela so don't really have much opinion of him one way or the other. If he was a human and civil rights hero, then I certainly would agree he was a hero. Sort of simple really.

    How the hell that would make Castro also a civil rights hero is just bizarre to me.
    Prove the bolded.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, let's talk "ATTENTION WHORE"

    Get a ****ing life. Seriously.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Good for Ted.


    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
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    >" A conservative estimate gives the range, according to Matthew White in his website Necrometrics, at between 5,000-12,000 Cubans killed by the Castro regime compared with Chileans killed by the Pinochet regime which number 3,197. Rudolph Joseph Rummel, a political science professor at the University of Hawaii and an expert in Democide (murder by government) also takes into account the Cuban boat people who have died fleeing the dictatorship and estimates 73,000 dead Cubans between 1959 and 1987. In The Black Book of Communism in chapter 25 "Communism in Latin America" by Pascal Fontaine states that in Cuba between 1959 through the late 1990s "between 15,000 and 17,000 people were shot." All these are conservative numbers. The Cuban Archives place the number at 100,000..."<

    Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: The Rising Body Count in Cuba

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