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House Dem: Cruz's ObamaCare joke was aimed at 'birthers'
thehill.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/23/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) on Tuesday said a joke Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made about the ObamaCare website was “calculated to appeal” to "backward people" who believe President Obama was born outside the United States.

At a rally in Houston on Monday, Cruz took a jab at the problems that have plagued the federal online healthcare enrollment site.

"You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately," Cruz said. "They all have been hired to run the ObamaCare website."

Speaking on MSNBC’s "The Ed Show," Cartwright said Cruz was sending a subtle message to the crowd.

“Jokes about Nigerian scammers, you know, I wonder how much off the cuff that really was, and how calculated it was to appeal to Sen. Cruz’s base, many of whom believe that the president is from Africa,” he said.

Cartwright was pressed by the host on whether he believed Republicans were seeking to inflame racial tensions.

“I don’t know that they’re doing that … but I will say that I suspect it,” he said. “And whether they’re doing it on purpose, it does appeal to the people who think that way.

"There are, you know, a lot of fairly backward people that are a part of the base of people like Sen. Cruz. And comments like that just are right up their alley.”


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: africa; mattcartwright; pennsylvania; texas

1 posted on 10/23/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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2 posted on 10/23/2013 3:27:31 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Funny, I figured Cruz got it off FR.

After all, a couple days before (as I recall) I had compared ObamaCare to the Nigerian $35 scam right here on FR. Some FReeper even replied to it.

Will have to look back for it unless one of you get there first, lol.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
B-but he was born in Africa. He promoted himself as being born in Africa while running for Senate, told his publisher he was born in Africa and his own Grandma said he was born in Africa so who are we to deny him his birthplace?


4 posted on 10/23/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I was going to comment on this but all I can say is,”Boy those people on the left are a terrible misuse of DNA!”


5 posted on 10/23/2013 3:32:29 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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6 posted on 10/23/2013 3:32:47 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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7 posted on 10/23/2013 3:35:18 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Obama is a very confused man. He doesn’t know where he was born. He doesn’t know what religion that he is. And on and on and on.


8 posted on 10/23/2013 3:36:16 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Where was Barack Hussein Muhammad Obama Senior from? Poland?
9 posted on 10/23/2013 3:38:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Jokes about Nigerian scammers, you know, I wonder how much off the cuff that really was, and how calculated it was to appeal to Sen. Cruz’s base, many of whom believe that the president 's father is from Africa,” he said. Fixed it for the Dumas.
10 posted on 10/23/2013 3:39:39 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: F15Eagle

. Some FReeper even replied to it.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Maybe it was Cruz!


11 posted on 10/23/2013 3:40:27 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

Never thought about that one!


12 posted on 10/23/2013 3:41:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Is Matt the idiot, illegitimate son of Ben Cartwright? This guy might be the son that Hoss, Little Joe, and Adam sent packing, with only his clothes and a few day grub, to Pennsylvania. He shows up as a congressman? Who'd of thunk?
13 posted on 10/23/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These Democrats have no relationship at all with the true, that divorce was final decades ago


15 posted on 10/23/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT by GeronL
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Wow! I came here expecting it to have something to do with the fact the Obamascare website was written by company from canada.......


16 posted on 10/23/2013 3:49:21 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Where’s the birth certificate, Matt?

You don’t find it a bit unusual not to reveal it?

What a DF you must be Matt


17 posted on 10/23/2013 3:55:15 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Backward people? I thought we was jest raaacist!


18 posted on 10/23/2013 3:57:45 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Speaking of backwards...

To combat global warming, Cartwright supports implementing cap-and-trade emission standards for companies to encourage lowering emissions. Although he believes American energy production and American economic growth are linked, he does not believe environment-friendly methods should be ruled out. He supports investments in sustainable “green” energy productions with fewer emissions. He also supports further forest conservation and is committed to keep water sources clean through repealing legislation allowing companies to pollute water supplies.

Gun Control

Cartwright is in favor of more gun control. During his first month in office he co-sponsored four bills involving gun control. He opposes gun-makers’ legal immunity after a crime has occurred, as does he oppose assault rifle sales.

Taxes

Cartwright supports a raise on income tax. He also believes the current tax system in place gives too many breaks to upper income earners. He describes the middle class as being “under assault” and seeks to alter the tax system to allow the middle-class to carry less of a burden.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 4:00:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Boy, Cruz is getting the full Alinsky treatment.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 4:01:01 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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Getting down with the "backward" people when running for election.

21 posted on 10/23/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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Ah, the Morning Schmo.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 4:02:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Hmmmm ..?? Two questions.

Didn’t Obama ever sue the paper for saying he was from Kenya ..?? If not, then he must not have cared that they printed a “lie” ..?? Of course, you don’t have to be BORN in the USA to hold public office .. EXCEPT for the Presidency.

Secondly, notice the reason Jack Ryan dropped out of the race .. because Obama found dirt on him (by illegally getting possession of a copy of Ryan’s divorce papers) and that’s what Obama used to marginalize his opponent.

Actually, I believe that method is what “O” always uses to marginalize his opponents. He doesn’t debate or negotiate, he just uses illegal tactics to keep from answering for his actions.


23 posted on 10/23/2013 4:07:06 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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24 posted on 10/23/2013 4:07:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rep. Cartwright -

That’s a long way to go to play the race card.


25 posted on 10/23/2013 4:08:34 PM PDT by kidd (No blood for ego)
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Backward people?

And here I’ve just gotten used to bein’ a bitter clinger.


26 posted on 10/23/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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From Africa, like Obama’s book said he was for many years?

With Obama you never know which lie you are supposed to believe.


27 posted on 10/23/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: GraceG

You’re referring to CGI, which received a contract for $88 million, out of the total $394 million (plus) cost. See the article at the site below for more.

“Obamacare website: 6 biggest contractors”

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/21/technology/obamacare-website-contracts/index.html


28 posted on 10/23/2013 4:23:48 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kcvl

I support a 100% tax on any Representative, Executive, or Senator who voted for Obamacare.


29 posted on 10/23/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No Cartright he was talking about low information voters. Let me make it simpler. YOU, YOU RETARD!


30 posted on 10/23/2013 4:43:27 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: CyberAnt

He didn’t sue because:

A. He lied about being born in Kenya

or

B. He was born in Kenya.

I’m the same exact age as him. I was born in New York my mother was born in Scotland. In my entire life not ONCE has anyone made the mistake of thinking I was born in Scotland. Yet here we have all these examples of people saying Obama was born in Kenya. Why? Because HE said he was born in Kenya! Why would these people say Kenya if they made a mistake? Why not Chad or Sudan or Algeria or some other African country? They all say Kenya because HE said he was born in Kenya so either way he is lying. If he wasn’t born in Kenya then he was lying to all these people. If he was born in Kenya then we have the greatest scam ever pulled in US politics.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 6:44:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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32 posted on 10/23/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I totally agree with you.

And .. I have said for a long time that the reason Kenya is linked to him is because he possibly used it on paperwork to get FREE COLLEGE MONEY as a “foreign” student.

Which might account for his hiding of his school records.


33 posted on 10/23/2013 8:50:00 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Impala64ssa

A different slant - Bumper Sticker:

Obama’s Dog ate his Birth Certificate, then Obama are his Dog.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 9:02:12 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: CyberAnt

I don’t think it was as much free money as a foreign student, as it was the fact that as a foreigner, his terrible academic performance wouldn’t be an issue.

If he was Barry the Hawaiian choom-gang low performer, he would never have been admitted. As a poor little African boy, he sails right in.


35 posted on 10/23/2013 11:12:55 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The joke gets funnier every time I hear it. We could use a little levity, after years and years of being assaulted non-stop by the regime.


36 posted on 10/24/2013 3:21:45 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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Democrats are hearing dog whistles again.


37 posted on 10/24/2013 4:40:12 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: CyberAnt

Yep exactly, and from College he just kept it up saying he was born in Kenya, maybe because it helped him in politics with black voters or he really was born in Kenya. I tend to believe he really was born in Kenya because a lot of black voters don’t like foreigners and saying he was born in Kenya really wouldn’t have helped him which leaves the only reason left: He said he was born in Kenya because he WAS born in Kenya.

These politicians in Washington know this, but they refuse to do anything about it because they’re pussies, they think they will be tagged as being racist so as a result what we got here in the White house could very well be an enemy foreign agent. Remember what Bush said? “Terrorism will get us where we least expect it” What could be more unlikely than the White house itself? Al-Qaeda only wishes they could do the kind of damage to the US that Obama has done.


38 posted on 10/24/2013 5:11:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Impala64ssa
LOL!


39 posted on 10/24/2013 5:13:09 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well, you may be right about the foreigner thing, but as a foreign student, some colleges have them so they can claim “diversity”. And .. some foreign students get everything; housing, food coupons; transportation, etc.

“O” is so lazy .. he probably went for the schools who would give him the most STUFF.

However, I don’t think “O” expected as much push back as he’s getting (and I wish it was more). I think he believed he could ride in here and just change everything and we wouldn’t do anything to stop him. I also think his attitude has been created from the fact that we’re not bowing down and letting him carve up this country.


40 posted on 10/24/2013 3:28:45 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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