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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree....what I especially find galling about Cruz though is how he claims to be such a fiscal conservative, but has no problem wasting millions of taxpayer money. He is a hypocrite through and through.
    yes.... and i think the same of congressmen who are swear to uphold the constitution, and then make public statements .......that "most of the things they do are not in constitution"...James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    He couldn't possibly have deep feelings about the man the persecuted his father in Cuba right?
    If Sen. Cruz really felt that way perhaps he shouldn't have gone. I'm sure he was made aware of what national leaders would be in attendance, Raul Castro being one considerinv the ties then Pres. Mandela had w/Cuba. While I can sympathize with his resentment against the Castro regime, that's no excuse for snubbing a foreign leader as part of an American delegation.

    He should have stayed home.
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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.
    If I was to point to a partisan faux attack I'd point to the above. It seems to you anyone not calling for any Castro to be kicked in the nuts is a Castro lover...

    far from it, it is time to end the mindless embargo with Cuba- it certainly has not loosened the grip on power the Castros have, and has only hurt the people who have a far better grasp of life in Cuba than you or Cruz has. It is also time to end the dry foot immigration policy on Cubans. Cubans are not fleeing communism but poverty- just like the rest of Central America.

    Castro is a national hero to the Cuban people- what many Americans don't know or care about is Cuba was run by USofA/Mafia backers through dictators. Some will huff and puff about Castro's regime but the Batista Regime was NO beacon of democracy.

    Cruz is figuring his pathway to the White House and this sort of posturing is apparently helpful in his mind.

    FYI, he wasn't required to shake a Castro hand- but leaving was just petty- hell if Cruz had balls worth kicking he would have stayed and gotten plenty of photos of him scowling and looking tough...

    If he had balls worth kicking....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    If Sen. Cruz really felt that way perhaps he shouldn't have gone. I'm sure he was made aware of what national leaders would be in attendance, Raul Castro being one considerinv the ties then Pres. Mandela had w/Cuba. While I can sympathize with his resentment against the Castro regime, that's no excuse for snubbing a foreign leader as part of an American delegation.

    He should have stayed home.
    Do you have any way to know Cruz knew Castro would be there?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    All I can say is that Cruz should have refused the invitation in the first place. And what the hell are we doing sending a congressional delegation to Mandela's memorial service in the first place? The shippers have yet to explain how Mandela has anything to do with the US past or present. Other than being apparantly close friends with folks who hate us that is.
    And if Cruz did not go, the media left and Democrats would be raging:

    TED CRUZ BOYCOTTS MANDELA MEMORIAL

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

    Obama shakes the hand of a man whose government kills it's own people, causes great suffering and harm while repressing human, political and economic rights...

    And Ted Cruz get's attacked for walking out on Castro. Amazing.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama shakes the hand of a man whose government kills it's own people, causes great suffering and harm while repressing human, political and economic rights...
    so does China, Saudi Arabia, and a host of many other countries that Obama and PAST presidents have shook hands with. So why the outrage NOW? Oh yeah, ODS.

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

    You know at least you people criticizing Ted Cruz for what he did have the right to do it without the fear of being jailed.

    That is not the case in Cuba.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You know at least you people criticizing Ted Cruz for what he did have the right to do it without the fear of being jailed.

    That is not the case in Cuba.
    It's not that way in China or Saudi Arabia either, yet the U.S. still does business with those countries.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's not that way in China or Saudi Arabia either, yet the U.S. still does business with those countries.
    What does that have to do with this case?

    If you have 10 family members that dies on 9-11 would you stay and listen to a speech by Osama Bin Laden?

    I seriously doubt you would.

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