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    Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    While Barack Obama extended his hand, Ted Cruz turned his back.The Cuban-American U.S. Senator from Texas traveled to South Africa as part of a congressional delegation to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday. In contrast to President Obama, who made headlines for greeting Cuban head of state Raúl Castro with a handshake, Cruz walked out of the ceremony when Castro’s turn came to speak, ABC News reports.
    “Sen. Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told ABC News. “For decades, Castro has wrongly imprisoned and tortured countless innocents. Just as Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, Castro should finally release his political prisoners. He should hold free elections, and once and for all, set the Cuban people free.”
    CNN noted that Castro's speech would be a “challenging moment” for the senator, whose father emigrated from Cuba at age 18 in the 1950s, shortly before Cuban dictator Fidel Castro came to power. Like most Cuban exiles who left around those years, Cruz’s father is a dogged critic of the Cuban government.
    It’s doubtful that Mandela himself would have shared Cruz’s interpretation. The South African leader was a loyal supporter of the Castros and the Cuban Revolution, in part because of Cuba’s strong opposition to Apartheid.


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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...


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

    Wow, that will show them! Ted now can claim to have the biggest Johnson.

    He is as plastic as his "patriotism"
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Now, if he could just walk out on Congress. Forever.

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

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Wow, that will show them! Ted now can claim to have the biggest Johnson.

    He is as plastic as his "patriotism"
    Hey, you leave me out of this.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    Hey, you leave me out of this.
    OK, as they say in Lebowski..."Chonson!"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    OK, as they say in Lebowski..."Chonson!"

    LOL
    Ve cut off chor Chonson!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    Hey, you leave me out of this.

    Oh, and Johnson?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Oh, and Johnson?

    lol wtf? where did you get that from? That's so random!

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