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Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:37 PM

CNN reporter hammers Ted Cruz on Syrian crisis: Should your refugee dad have been kept out of US?

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/cnn-reporter-hammers-ted-cruz-on-syrian-crisis-should-your-refugee-dad-have-been-kept-out-of-us/

CNN reporter hammered Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his hysteria-stoking claims about Syrian refugees by repeatedly asking the Republican presidential candidate about his own father — who sought political asylum in the United States.

Cruz boasted that President Barack Obama had attacked him personally from overseas by criticizing the senator’s call to limit immigrant settlement to Christians only, saying the terrorist attacks in Paris showed why the religious test was necessary.

“What would have happened if your father, who was trying to get from Cuba to the United States, and the political leaders said, ‘Nope, we don’t think so, because who knows? Maybe you could be somebody who could, you know, commit crimes against Americans,'” said CNN’s Dana Bash.

Cruz said the situations weren’t at all comparable.

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Reply CNN reporter hammers Ted Cruz on Syrian crisis: Should your refugee dad have been kept out of US? (Original post)
Ferd Berfel Nov 2015 OP
randys1 Nov 2015 #1
Journeyman Nov 2015 #2
Lochloosa Nov 2015 #5
valerief Nov 2015 #7
spanone Nov 2015 #3
left-of-center2012 Nov 2015 #4
Octafish Nov 2015 #14
Vogon_Glory Nov 2015 #6
MosheFeingold Nov 2015 #8
randome Nov 2015 #9
PatSeg Nov 2015 #15
sinkingfeeling Nov 2015 #10
KamaAina Nov 2015 #11
SunSeeker Nov 2015 #12
Marthe48 Nov 2015 #13
PatSeg Nov 2015 #16
Marthe48 Nov 2015 #17
PatSeg Nov 2015 #18
Marthe48 Nov 2015 #19
PatSeg Nov 2015 #21
Marthe48 Nov 2015 #22
PatSeg Nov 2015 #23
roody Nov 2015 #20

Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:42 PM

1. From the article, I think we should post this a few thousand times between now and the

election


Rafael Cruz, who came to the U.S. from Cuba more than 55 years ago, is a religious extremist who believes that his son is among Christian kings “anointed” by God to help usher in the Second Coming of Christ — and with that, the apocalypse.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:59 PM

2. Anyone who remembers the 1980 Cuban Mariel Boatlift knows the dangers of unrestricted immigration…

In addition to nutcase criminals like Rafael Cruz, less savory criminals and mental health patients can slip through as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariel_boatlift

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 04:12 PM

5. And we all know how that worked out...

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:22 PM

7. C'mon. We all know that's a picture of a good guy open carry Texan at the mall. nt

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 04:02 PM

3. dear mr cruz, i'm sure the President included jeb? in his 'attack' about religious tests...

learn to share, teddy boy

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 04:05 PM

4. "situations weren’t at all comparable"

'cause Cruz is a Christian and them thar Muslims ain't?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 08:47 AM

14. The hypocrite's only defense.

More hypocrisy.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 04:32 PM

6. Gracious Me, Who Was Feeding Ms. Bash Red Meat?

Her questioning was far from the timidity and softball questioning we have all come to know and loathe from the American lame-stream corporate news media.

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Different how? Fidel Castro was far less cruel and vicious than ISIL.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:24 PM

8. Cruz's answer will play well in certain circles

FTA:

"“See, that’s why it’s important to define what it is we’re fighting,” Cruz said. “If my father were part of a theocratic and political movement like radical Islamism that promotes murdering anyone who doesn’t share your extreme faith or forcibly converting them, then it would have made perfect sense,” Cruz said."

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:27 PM

9. Jesus Christ, Cuba was the epitome of violent revolution back in the 50's.

 

C'mon, Cruz, think it over. (Not likely, is it?)
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Don't ever underestimate the long-term effects of a good night's sleep.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to randome (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 01:08 PM

15. And "communists"

were the "Muslims" of that time. The fear tactics have pretty much stayed the same, just the names have changed. You could take a republican political speech from the 50s or 60s and change a few words and it would sound like a speech that anyone of these clowns would give.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 04:03 PM

10. Except they were completely comparable.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 04:04 PM

11. Guess she really Bashed him

 



Is she new? Hasn't she read the memo about coddling repukes?

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 02:48 AM

12. K & R

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 07:26 AM

13. Weren't Cubans the first hijackers?

Take this plane to Cuba and all that?

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 01:10 PM

16. Oh yes

they were!!! I remember all those hijacking from the early 60s. I even worked with a man who was on one of the planes that was taken to Cuba.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 07:33 PM

17. I remember them too

I bet Cruz would like to forget!

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 10:20 PM

18. This is why

it is so important for all people to learn history from a very young age. Fortunately for me, it was my favorite subject. Unfortunately, so many people I know are rather clueless.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 10:52 PM

19. I agree

We had an exchange student from Costa Rica in 1995. The American history teacher told her class that they always ran out of time, so he was going to start at the present and go backward in time, so the students would cover recent history first. Which the students wanted. A few years later, we hosted a boy from Spain, who also took American history. He pointed out that in his history class at home, the Spanish were the heroes. And this year, I am a liaison for another exchange student and her history class is going to go backward and the kids really like doing it that way.
I helped the student we hosted, and seeing American history 'against the flow' really made some major themes stand out. And learning that whoever writes the history books can influence the view was an eye-opener too

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 03:18 PM

21. That is very interesting

Because I was fascinated with history, I learned a lot on my own, but even then it was biased. Today young people have access to so much information, but sadly many are still embarrassingly ignorant. The missing element seems to be a love of learning. I think our educational system is really failing our kids.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 12:25 PM

22. The teachers do the best they can

There is so much paperwork, way less money, teaching to the tests. Maybe the reason that there seems to be less interest in learning is that people don't think it has value unless they pay for a degree. And the prospect of getting that degree is more challenging now than before. We just have to keep opening windows and hope that we spark interest.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 12:51 PM

23. I can't even imagine

what it is like for teachers today, especially with "teaching to the tests". It must be so frustrating. When I was young, I was told that the most important thing education can provide is to teach one to think. That appears to be on the bottom of the priorities list these days. I'm so glad my children are grown, though I worry about my grandchildren.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2015, 11:39 PM

20. Cruz and family were not refugees.

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