Skip to comments.House Dem: Cruz's ObamaCare joke was aimed at 'birthers'
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 MSNBCs "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. Cruzs 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 dont know that theyre doing that but I will say that I suspect it, he said. And whether theyre 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.
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!”
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.
. Some FReeper even replied to it.
Maybe it was Cruz!
These Democrats have no relationship at all with the true, that divorce was final decades ago
Wow! I came here expecting it to have something to do with the fact the Obamascare website was written by company from canada.......
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
Backward people? I thought we was jest raaacist!
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.
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.
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.
Boy, Cruz is getting the full Alinsky treatment.