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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? Theyve become a lot less active lately because theyve all been hired to run the Obamacare website. Thats Sen. Ted Cruz, folks, on his Reactionary Real America Victory Tour Monday night, and hell be here all week, maybe all decade. Tip your waiter!
Declaring that our first black presidents signature policy achievement is being run by Nigerian email scammers is GOP dog-whistle politics at its finest. Of course, Cruz wasnt just going for cheap laughs at the expense of the Affordable Care Act. He knows its 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 authora self-proclaimed government officialis 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.
He should’ve said a Kenyan email scammer.
Puh-leaze. I’d sooner trust a Nigerian E-mail scammer than the Kenyan _resident Usurper and his bogus FUBOCare.
But the liberal media shouldn't concern themselves with that. "
So call 'em MSM fraudsters, in the tank for 0bama.
“its a short hop from Nigeria to Kenya”
Does Salon have maps?
At least the Kenyan scammers were clever.
What? They want fifty-five dollars to sign you up??
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.
The Nigerian scammers have web sites that actually work and they make it work without a public “investment” of over $600 million dollars.
So all along I was getting emails from Amish scammers??
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.
F these rat bastard racists.
I must disagree with Cruz. If the Nigerian scammers ran it, it would work better than it is now.
Cruz must be a white hispanic.
Anyone else ever hear Brazil nuts called `Nigerian toes’?
Replace that with ‘mafia’, still racist? A crook is a crook. Idiots.
Close enough is good enough for them leftists.
Do you think Salon readers care?
With libs, everything is racist.
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
Sorry dumbasses... we here in the REAL AMERICA no longer accept The Race Card.
Exactly I was thinking the same thing...Cruz is Hispanic I think...so who is racist?
LOL... well, not exactly.
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
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.
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.
Hey, I’m Racist too for the crime of being WHITE.. F-U-ALL!
They actual get their scams to work occasionally.
Cruz was trying to spare 0vomit..
Just pay him $10,000 for shipping and handling.
This is an insult to all Nigerian princes.
Pray America is Waking Up
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.
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.
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.
Conservatives see at racism as it is and, and ask why... progressives dream of racism that never was, and ask why not?
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?
Michael Eric Dyson is a racist and Joan Walsh is just a dumb tw*t.
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
Lowbridge managed to get one to talk into her shoe, if memory serves.
“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.