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Ted Cruz Called Racist for Saying ObamaCare Website Run by Nigerian Email Scammers
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Posted on 10/24/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Ted Cruz Called Racist for Saying ObamaCare Website Run by Nigerian Email Scammers By Noel Sheppard Created 10/24/2013 - 5:11pm

These days it seems whatever Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) says he's going to be called a racist for saying it.

The latest such outrage stems from Cruz joking about the ObamaCare website being run by Nigerian email scammers.

This evoked outrage from the usual liberal suspects.

MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson substituting for Ed Schultz on Tuesday discussed the racial overtones of Cruz's remark with Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.).

Salon's Joan Walsh - who like Dyson sees racism around every corner! - wrote Tuesday:

Hey, did you hear the one about the disappearing “Nigerian email scammers”? They’ve “become a lot less active lately” because they’ve “all been hired to run the Obamacare website.” That’s Sen. Ted Cruz, folks, on his Reactionary Real America Victory Tour Monday night, and he’ll be here all week, maybe all decade. Tip your waiter!

Declaring that our first black president’s signature policy achievement is being run by “Nigerian email scammers” is GOP dog-whistle politics at its finest. Of course, Cruz wasn’t just going for cheap laughs at the expense of the Affordable Care Act. He knows it’s a short hop from Nigeria to Kenya for his Obama-hating Houston audience.

Are these people really this clueless, or is intellectual honesty a bygone attribute in today's liberal media?

Nigerian scams have been around for decades in this country well before we mortals had access to the internet.

I was made aware of such scams - done through snail mail at the time - when I first became a bank manager in the late '80s.

Late night comedians have been making jokes about them for years.

The FBI even has a warning about such scams at its website:

Nigerian letter frauds combine the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter mailed from Nigeria offers the recipient the “opportunity” to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author—a self-proclaimed government official—is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria. The recipient is encouraged to send information to the author, such as blank letterhead stationery, bank name and account numbers, and other identifying information using a fax number provided in the letter. Some of these letters have also been received via e-mail through the Internet. The scheme relies on convincing a willing victim, who has demonstrated a “propensity for larceny” by responding to the invitation, to send money to the author of the letter in Nigeria in several installments of increasing amounts for a variety of reasons.

Notice the warning first refers to "letter" prior to mentioning "e-mail."

Why? Because these scams have been around since the '80s and have been the target of comedians since before many Americans were born.

But let a conservative Tea Party member make such a joke? RACISM!

Who thinks this nonsense is REALLY getting old?

As a final thought, since Cruz was Texas's Solicitor General from 2003 to 2008, it's conceivable he's been involved in cases surrounding such frauds.

But the liberal media shouldn't concern themselves with that.

There's a Tea Partier on the loose, and he must be stopped.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: edschultz; joanwalsh; mattcartwright; michaelericdyson; msnbc; nigeria; noelsheppard; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pennsylvania; salon; teaparty; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 10/24/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He should’ve said a Kenyan email scammer.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 2:39:11 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Puh-leaze. I’d sooner trust a Nigerian E-mail scammer than the Kenyan _resident Usurper and his bogus FUBOCare.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 2:39:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"As a final thought, since Cruz was Texas's Solicitor General from 2003 to 2008, it's conceivable he's been involved in cases surrounding such frauds.

But the liberal media shouldn't concern themselves with that. "

So call 'em MSM fraudsters, in the tank for 0bama.

4 posted on 10/24/2013 2:39:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

“it’s a short hop from Nigeria to Kenya”

Does Salon have maps?


5 posted on 10/24/2013 2:40:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Sub-Driver

At least the Kenyan scammers were clever.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 2:40:52 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What? They want fifty-five dollars to sign you up??


7 posted on 10/24/2013 2:41:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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8 posted on 10/24/2013 2:43:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cruz Called Racist for Saying ObamaCare Website Run by Nigerian Email Scammers

They is way worse then Nigerian con-men who go after the stupid...

We don't have a choice in this government sponsored con-game...

Government is forcing this down our throats for the the purpose of robbing and looting Americans.

9 posted on 10/24/2013 2:43:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Nigerian scammers have web sites that actually work and they make it work without a public “investment” of over $600 million dollars.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 2:45:24 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: Sub-Driver
Phil is sending the big bucks.
11 posted on 10/24/2013 2:45:34 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So all along I was getting emails from Amish scammers??


12 posted on 10/24/2013 2:48:27 PM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Give me a break! I worked in banking and generally saw the Nigerian scam several times a year. Nothing racist here, just reference to a country exporting scam artists.


13 posted on 10/24/2013 2:48:42 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Sub-Driver
These days it seems whatever Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) says he's going to be called a racist for saying it.

F these rat bastard racists.

14 posted on 10/24/2013 2:49:23 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Sub-Driver

I must disagree with Cruz. If the Nigerian scammers ran it, it would work better than it is now.


15 posted on 10/24/2013 2:49:59 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Sub-Driver

Cruz must be a white hispanic.


16 posted on 10/24/2013 2:50:33 PM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone else ever hear Brazil nuts called `Nigerian toes’?


17 posted on 10/24/2013 2:52:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Replace that with ‘mafia’, still racist? A crook is a crook. Idiots.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 2:53:19 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Viennacon

Close enough is good enough for them leftists.

Do you think Salon readers care?


19 posted on 10/24/2013 2:54:55 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

With libs, everything is racist.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 2:59:15 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Sub-Driver
Nigerian email scammers are bad but they only take money from people who send it to them. They don't destroy America's health care system and they don't steal taxpayer money.
21 posted on 10/24/2013 2:59:49 PM PDT by detective
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile Alan Grayson can refer to the Tea Party as the KKK and not a peep from the same a-holes who call Cruz racist..gee I dont remember MSNBC calling that guy from CNBC racist for requesting “Mexican music” be played in the background when Cruz’s image was shown..guess that wasn’t “Racist” for MSNBC


22 posted on 10/24/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry dumbasses... we here in the REAL AMERICA no longer accept The Race Card.


23 posted on 10/24/2013 3:06:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Daveinyork

Exactly I was thinking the same thing...Cruz is Hispanic I think...so who is racist?


24 posted on 10/24/2013 3:06:53 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: tumblindice

LOL... well, not exactly.


25 posted on 10/24/2013 3:16:25 PM PDT by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Leftists scraping the bottom of the barrel with a dimwitted grin trying to find something that is not there.

Q: What’s the difference between a guy who inhales cleaning chemicals and yells at cars all day and those that accuse people of being racist when there is no racism within a hundred miles?

Answer: One IQ point


26 posted on 10/24/2013 3:26:21 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sub-Driver

It is rather sad that all the MSM and Lefties have as a counter is ye ole Race Card.

In the last 5 years, especially, that card has been worn thin from overuse. Yeah yeah yeah everything and everyone the MSM/Lefties disagree with is racist.

YAAAAAAAwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnn.


27 posted on 10/24/2013 3:29:07 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Gator113

You’ve never heard the expression, “Nigerian rich”?

Or, `Man! That foreman works his crew like Nigerians!’?
And “Whatchoo doin’—patchin’ that roof with tar? That’s the way a Nigerian would do it!” ?
`Eeeny meenie minie moe, catch a Nigerian by the toe.’
Surely you’ve heard that one!

Don’t call you `Shirley’? OK.


28 posted on 10/24/2013 3:32:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, I’m Racist too for the crime of being WHITE.. F-U-ALL!


29 posted on 10/24/2013 3:34:34 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver
And thanks to the MSM I'll never hire a Black person, ever.
Who needs all that luggage.
Also no Dems, they can all kiss my ass.
30 posted on 10/24/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver
If I were the Nigerian E-mail scammers I would be upset with Cruz also.

They actual get their scams to work occasionally.

31 posted on 10/24/2013 3:37:37 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Repeat Offender

LOL!


32 posted on 10/24/2013 4:08:28 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Repeat Offender

Cruz was trying to spare 0vomit..


33 posted on 10/24/2013 4:12:05 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Chief Editor Korir of the Africa Free Press is on top of this story. A tape will be forthcoming soon.

Just pay him $10,000 for shipping and handling.

-PJ

34 posted on 10/24/2013 4:15:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Temujinshordes

This is an insult to all Nigerian princes.

Pray America is Waking Up


35 posted on 10/24/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Sub-Driver

That is funny.
The way I understand it, the Nigerian scam requires YOU to sign up, hoping YOU are screwing them out of millions.

FUBOCARE works they TAKE your money and screw the country out of millions - by FIAT, you don’t have a choice.

Much like SS - ‘they’ (NOT THE NIGERIANS) TOOK MY MONEY since 1954, double it up in 1990, took my money from the gitgo for Medicare - and now they (and some here) want to begrudge me the little bit I get AND you don’t even thank me for not using Medicare.


36 posted on 10/24/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --All incumbents must go. Complete turn over, House & Senate is needed.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


37 posted on 10/24/2013 7:34:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Sub-Driver

While I’ll admit that Nigerian email scammers are pretty much scum, I think it’s a bit harsh to link them to the Obamacare site. They may be bad, but they’re not that bad.


38 posted on 10/24/2013 7:38:04 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Daveinyork; All
Cruz must be a white hispanic.

In the old leftist catechism, you couldn't be called racist if you were Hispanic, no matter what your skin color. I guess the rules may have changed./ Sarc.

39 posted on 10/24/2013 8:02:12 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Sub-Driver

Conservatives see at racism as it is and, and ask why... progressives dream of racism that never was, and ask why not?


40 posted on 10/24/2013 10:26:14 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t Obamacare requirements specify need for your bank information for the IRS, your medical information for the death panels, etc.??? And this is different from Nigerian scammers how?


41 posted on 10/25/2013 4:44:42 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: Sub-Driver

Michael Eric Dyson is a racist and Joan Walsh is just a dumb tw*t.


42 posted on 10/25/2013 4:46:54 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Sub-Driver

Since there has never been a photo of a proven Nigerian scammer published or posted, there can be no racist allegations.

The assertion of racism is actually racist because it assumes Nigerian scammers are negro


43 posted on 10/25/2013 4:49:44 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert; lowbridge

Oh contraire!

Lowbridge managed to get one to talk into her shoe, if memory serves.


44 posted on 10/25/2013 4:50:58 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: justiceseeker93

“In the old leftist catechism, you couldn’t be called racist if you were Hispanic, no matter what your skin color. I guess the rules may have changed./ Sarc.”

Blame George Zimmerman for the change. He should have let himself be beaten bloody.


45 posted on 10/25/2013 4:52:52 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: bert
Oh there are plenty of pics. Visit 419eater.com
46 posted on 10/29/2013 4:04:40 PM PDT by varyouga
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