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  • "Conscience Amendment" rule fails

    07/14/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 166 replies
    RNC Rules Committee
    The amendment to unbind delegates and allow them to vote "their conscience" has been soundly defeated in the RNC Rules Committee
  • The Political Education Of Rafael Cruz

    04/23/2016 7:48:16 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 101 replies ^ | Mar 30,2015 | Andrew Kaczynski & Ilan Ben-Meir
    In these speeches, Cruz sometimes admits — with disbelief — that he once supported Fidel Castro’s revolution. “I started speaking at different rotary clubs around Austin, Texas — in favor of Castro! I still thought he was the savior of the country,” he told FreedomWorks, a conservative group, in 2013. Local news articles and documents from the late 1950s offer a clearer picture of the days of Cruz as a young man, then a believer in the revolution and a visible college activist. On Jan. 8, 1959, Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana. The country’s dictator, Batista, had fled a...
  • GOP nominee after victory: I notice no one in the Cruz camp denied Enquirer story about his father

    05/04/2016 12:43:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    He stood by yesterday’s comments not just in his interview with Stephanopoulos, as you’ll see below, but in the Today show interview that Ed blogged earlier. (Skip to 2:50 of the first clip here.) I don’t know if there’s anything more to say than what Kevin Williamson said to Republican voters last night about the race to come: “Remember, you asked for this.”I’ll say something. First, Cruz did deny Trump’s insinuation about his dad and Oswald. He called it “nuts.” Second, Trump probably cares less about alienating Cruz and his fan base than about preserving the Enquirer’s reputation as...
  • John Kerry doubts John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald worked alone

    11/09/2013 1:21:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    <p>JOHN Kerry has added credibility to a conspiracy theory that John F. Kennedy's assassin may not have worked alone.</p> <p>The US Secretary of State has become one of the highest-ranking politicians to publicly doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone conspirator in Kennedy's murder, admitting to a journalist that he was suspicious of the government’s official finding.</p>

    10/28/2004 10:31:54 PM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,215+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 10/29/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    CONSPIRACY theorists are buzzing about John Kerry's connection to Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassina tion. While no one in the lunatic fringe has gone so far as to suggest Kerry helped kill Kennedy — yet — they make much of the fact that a cousin of Kerry's, Michael Paine, was a close friend of Oswald who fre quently had the assassin as a house guest. Paine even stored the rifle Oswald used to shoot Kennedy at his house. Paine's mother, Ruth Forbes, and Kerry's mother, Rosemary Forbes, were cousins.[snip] ...according to documents released under the JFK Documents...
  • All in the Family:Meathead John Kerry's Private Island and Family History.(Weird,Wild Stuff.)

    05/03/2004 7:40:35 AM PDT · by Redcoat LI · 29 replies · 2,713+ views
    Naushon Island Naushon Island has been a Forbes family retreat for some time, where the opium trader John Murray Forbes and his family summered for more than a century. Sen. John Forbes Kerry and his first cousin Brice Lalonde summered there, and at another Forbes family estate in France, at Saint-Brieuc when he was growing up. The family owns the island through the J.M. Forbes Naushon Island Trust. Naushon island is several miles long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod in the Elizabeth Islands, and NW of Martha's Vineyard. The island is owned by the family and they pay little...
  • Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin

    05/03/2016 5:57:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 182 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Ted Cruz’s father was with John F. Kennedy’s assassin shortly before he murdered the president, parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963. A Cruz campaign spokesperson told the Miami Herald, which pointed out numerous flaws in the Enquirer story, that it was “another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage.” “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” Trump said Tuesday...
  • The High Price of Freedom

    04/14/2016 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    Nowhere is it written that America will always remain free. In fact, Thomas Jefferson and other Founders warned about threats to our freedom. Jefferson noted that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Liberty does not exist in a vacuum. Signs of the erosion of freedom in our time surround us: *Political correctness muzzles the free expression of ideas if they contravene liberal orthodoxy. *God, the source of freedom, is not allowed in public schools and pity the teacher who references Jesus, even as an historical figure. This is brought home powerfully in the new movie, “God's Not Dead 2.”...
  • No, Ted Cruz did not blame Donald Trump for #BrusselsAttacks

    03/22/2016 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 123 replies
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog ^ | 3-22-2016 | renee nal
    In the wake of the attacks in Brussels, Ted Cruz said in part: “Donald Trump is wrong that America should withdraw from the world and abandon our allies. Donald Trump is wrong that American should retreat from Europe, retreat from NATO, hand Putin a major victory and while he’s at it hand ISIS a major victory.” Trumpsters, of course, took Cruz’s comments as a personal insult to Trump, saying that Cruz “blamed” Trump for the Islamic terror attack in Brussels. Pro-Putin conspiracy theorists InfoWars posted a video quoting Cruz saying “It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening...
  • What did the Candidates say about immigration in their announcement speeches?

    02/12/2016 7:48:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 21 replies
    Vanity ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | AuntB
    We hear what the candidates say now about issues, but what did they think was important when they announced their run for president. This vital first speech should have covered what they thought was important to this nation. Here is their (Trump, Cruz, Rubio) total remarks on IMMIGRATION...later we will do trade, terrorism, 2nd amendment, Obamacare and education. Trump June 16 , 2015 When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they're killing us economically. The U.S. has...
  • Ted Cruz: Closet PentecostalSUPPORTERS 'LAY HANDS' ON CRUZ AT RALLY

    03/11/2016 9:59:28 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 164 replies
    East Orlando Post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Jacob Engels
    While Ted Cruz proudly proclaims he is an Evangelical Christian, his campaign takes pains to hide the truth that Cruz and his pastor father, Rafael Cruz are Pentecostal Christians, a fact further hidden by having Ted and Heidi Cruz’s belong to the congregation of First Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist church in Houston, as their home church. Both Cruz’s parents, his father Rafael a Cuban-born immigrant, and his mother Eleanor, born in Wilmington, Delaware, grew up in Catholic families. Both were among the millions of that left the Catholic Church since the 1960s to embrace Pentecostalism, a Christian movement estimated...
  • Why Breitbart Website Is Fundraising For Ted Cruz…

    11/22/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by free_life · 139 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | Sundance
    This is apparently one of those things that is an open, and yet non-discussed, secret. Several people have queried why they would be getting Ted Cruz campaign donation requests/solicitation directly from Breitbart, and/or getting donation requests from Ted Cruz on Breitbart letterhead. The answer is simple, yet perhaps like me you never knew. The Breitbart Media Group is financially backed and funded by Hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer. Mercer was/is the originating financial backer for the Ted Cruz "Keep the Promise" (KtP 1, KtP2 and KtP3) Super-PACs. Mercer is also the financial backing behind Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is the receiver...
  • Rafael Cruz Slams Trump and Evangelicals Who Vote for Him (says they are not 'real christians")

    02/25/2016 1:58:31 PM PST · by drewh · 114 replies ^ | 4 hours ago | by Lindsey Ellefson
    While in Nashville at the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Steve Deace landed Rafael Cruz as a guest on his show. In keeping with the convention’s theme, they started talking about religion and its role in politics. Deace framed his question carefully, asking, “How in the world does Donald Trump win evangelical voters in South Carolina? What does that say about where we’re at as a church, or does it say anything about where we’re at as a church across the board?” The question was a great one because Cruz’s son Ted Cruz is running for president and was expected to...
  • Marco Rubio has awkward confrontation with Rafael Cruz, Cruz staffer in hotel lobby

    02/21/2016 10:53:17 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 139 replies
    The DP ^ | 2/20/16 | By Ellie Schroeder
    Let's dispel the notion that Marco Rubio did not know who he was talking to. When Rubio walked into the lobby of the Columbia Hampton Inn this morning -- conveniently the same one where the Daily Pennsylvanian staffers are posting up in South Carolina and were eating breakfast around 10:30 a.m. -- he was presumably not expecting to run into Rafael Cruz, father of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, and Cruz campaign staffer Christian Collins. However, once he saw them he decided to have some fun with them."Got a good book there," Rubio said to Collins, a young Cruz staffer in...
  • Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, and Cult-Like Religion

    01/03/2016 5:07:32 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 1,121 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 1/03/2015 | GPH
    Sundance at The Conservative Tree House has written posts commenting on Ted Cruz's proselytizing as an electoral campaign strategy. Freepers have seen at least a couple of examples of this strategy recently, with threads being posted about Cruz calling on supporters to "don the full armor of God" to resist "incoming attacks" (presumably from dark forces!), or that the "Body of Christ" must be energized to gain the victory. This type of rhetoric is also heavily prominent in his campaign fund raising. One of the more epic and cringe inducing examples comes from an apparent leak by the Cruz campaign...
  • After insulting Ted Cruz’s child daughters, media now TARGETING his elderly FATHER!!

    12/29/2015 8:13:34 PM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Dec 29, 2015 | soopermexican
    The totally objective and unbiased media got spanked for insulting Ted Cruz’s four and seven-year-old daughters, so they’re moving on to target his elderly dad for being, well, an elderly man.Watch below:CNN: Ted Cruz's dad courts controversy (Video)Interesting how his daughters were “fair game” because Cruz used them in one parody ad, and now I’m sure they’ll say the same of his father.Now imagine what would have happened if John McCain or Mitt Romney brought up Obama’s communist, womanizing, drunk absent father. Gosh, that wouldn’t be “fair game,” right? I mean IT’S NOT LIKE OBAMA WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY CALLED “DREAMS...
  • Cruz to kill Iran nuclear deal, move embassy to Jerusalem on first day as president

    12/29/2015 9:07:27 AM PST · by Isara · 155 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/15 | Paul Bedard
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is laying out what would be the most aggressive first day in office ever for a new president, starting with the elimination of "every single illegal and unconstitutional" executive action taken by President Obama.In an epilogue to his father Rafael Cruz's upcoming autobiography, the Texas senator also said that he would rip up Obama's controversial deal with Iran, open an investigation into Planned Parenthood's abortion practice, end the IRS's "persecution of religious liberty," and shift the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."All of that is on day one. It is an example of...
  • Cruz on DAY ONE: 'Rescind every single illegal, unconstitutional' Obama action

    12/28/2015 7:42:46 AM PST · by Isara · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is laying out what would be the most aggressive first day in office every for a new president, starting with the elimination of "every single illegal and unconstitutional" executive action taken by President Obama.In an epilogue to his father Rafael Cruz's upcoming autobiography, the Texas senator also said that he would rip up Obama's controversial deal with Iran, open an investigation into Planned Parenthood's abortion practice, end the IRS's "persecution of religious liberty," and shift the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."All of that is on day one. It is an example of...
  • New York Times Partners with Castro Regime to “Smear” Ted Cruz

    11/13/2015 4:07:13 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Nov 13, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Ted Cruz' father Rafael was not quite the anti-Batista rabble-rouser Ted claims in his book. So crows the New York Times this week in a major "expose'" titled: "Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz's Father's Story of Fighting for Castro." Yes, just as he claims, at 18 the elder Rafael Cruz was arrested by Cuban (quasi) dictator Batista's police and roughed-up for being an anti-government activist. But it wasn't for gun-running, as he claims. And a (secret) Batista agent Rafael was trying to recruit to the Anti-Batista cause, didn't snitch him out, as he claims. Instead anti-Batista activist Rafael Cruz...
  • Trump taps ex-Cruz supporter as spokeswoman

    11/09/2015 6:08:46 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has signed former Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supporter and Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson as his new national spokeswoman, the campaign announced Monday afternoon. "Katrina is a great addition to our team as we continue to expand throughout the country," Trump said in a statement about the Dallas/Fort Worth-area Tea Party activist. "Katrina understands the need for real change in Washington, D.C. and the importance of competence in the next election."  Pierson had been a vocal supporter of Cruz's 2012 Senate bid, and he and his father returned the favor during her long-shot House...
  • Next Target: NYT Tries To Attack Ted Cruz’s Dad

    11/09/2015 2:27:02 PM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    Since the CNBC debate, the media, their allies in left-wing blogs and Hillary Clinton campaign surrogates masquerading as non-profits like Media Matters have all launched an aggressive attack on the Republican candidates. One might think it was revenge for calling out obvious media bias. One might think that in seeking that revenge they are also proving the GOP right. I wouldn't argue with one if one thought one or both of those things, once or twice. The latest target on the media hit list is Senator Ted Cruz, who’s absolutely blistering assault on the CNBC moderators became practically legendary only...
  • Cruz, Huckabee, Jindal preach conservative principles (Freedom 2015)

    11/07/2015 9:10:50 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2015 | Kylie Atwood
    Passionately professing that the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage must be overturned and laying out their conservative credentials, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal pulpiteered to over 1,700 conservative Christians in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for a two-day National Religious Liberties Conference.Before hearing from the presidential contenders, evangelical families collected name tags, perused a table filled with books like "What does the Bible Say About That: A Biblical Worldview Curriculum for Children" and connected with other like-minded conservatives. In the dimly lit hall, Kevin Sawnson, executive director of Generations, which was...
  • Flan and Dominoes: How Ted Cruz Spends the Holidays (video)

    11/03/2015 12:28:32 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
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  • Ted Cruz’s father: LGBT activists will try to legalize pedophilia

    10/29/2015 9:28:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2015 | By Katie Zezima
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), a Republican presidential candidate, said Wednesday that LGBT activists will try to legalize pedophilia. “I think that’s the next thing that they’re going to push, to try to legalize pedophiles,” Cruz told BuzzFeed News. “Pedophilia, you have all these laws to forget about — we have laws on the books about statutory rape. You have to basically throw away the statutory rape laws to legalize pedophilia.” Rafael Cruz, a pastor, made the remarks at the World Congress of Families, an annual gathering of social conservatives held this year in Salt Lake City. He...
  • Meet Rafael Cruz: Ted Cruz’s secret evangelical weapon

    10/27/2015 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 27, 2015 | Holly Bailey
    WASHINGTON, Iowa — The chapel doors were firmly closed, but the shouts could be heard on the empty streets outside Marion Avenue Baptist Church here on a recent Sunday evening. “Amen!” someone cried out. “Tell it!” another yelled. Inside, practically every pew was filled. A few hundred people were there — many of them visitors from nearby towns in this heavily rural part of the state. They sat in rapt attention as a man in a dark suit dramatically paced back and forth in front of the pulpit, speaking with the passionate air of someone determined to save every last...
  • Attacking Ted Cruz’s Dad—How Low Can the Left Go?

    10/16/2015 8:04:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    The Pulse 2016 ^ | October 15, 2015 | Anna Pfaff
    Maybe they’re running out of material or maybe just sinking to a new low, but leftist media is now attacking Ted Cruz’s father for his scheduled appearance at the World Congress of Families. What is the anti-gay, hate-filled theme of this year’s conference that liberal news sources shame Rafael Cruz for attending? World Congress of Families 2015: The value of life in all its stages and conditions. The World Congress of Families also promotes a nasty concept known as the “natural family,” which “Right Wing Watch” derides for being open to more children, “young women growing into wives homemakers, and...
  • In Twin Cities, Rafael Cruz touts Ted's record as 'constitutional conservative'

    10/13/2015 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Minn Post ^ | October 13, 2015 | Cyndy Brucato
    Rafael Cruz shown speaking to the Freedom Club at their luncheon meeting Monday at the Minneapolis Club. (MinnPost photo by Brian Halliday) Rafael Cruz, father of Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, appeared to have little difficulty selling his son to members of the conservative Freedom Club at their luncheon meeting Monday at the Minneapolis Club. But it wasn’t the younger Cruz’s positions on taxes or social issues or gun rights that made an impression.  It was the depiction of Ted Cruz’s personality — brash, extremely conservative, and unapologetic — as communicated by his father, a pastor...
  • Ted Cruz’s dad is even more frightening than Ted Cruz

    09/27/2015 2:27:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 51 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 | Robert Leonard
    The wingnut didn't fall far from the tree. We followed Pastor Rafael Cruz to Iowa and heard some full-on crazy has Donald Trump still leading in national polling, followed by Dr. Ben Carson in second place, and Carly Florina in third. Ted Cruz is tied for fourth with Marco Rubio. While we will learn more about the strength and weaknesses of these candidates as the campaign progresses, one of them has a formidable asset in conservative circles all others lack. Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, is a conservative, evangelical force to be reckoned with. At least that’s...
  • Rafael Cruz Talks ‘Church and State’ with V.I. Delegates (U.S. Virgin Islands)

    09/22/2015 12:14:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The St. Croix Source ^ | September 21, 2015 | James Gardner
    Groups of pastors and their congregations were at the forefront of the American Revolution and now it’s time for Christians to retake leadership positions in government and restore the nation to the “values” the Constitution was founded upon, Pastor Rafael Cruz said Monday as he brought the message of his son’s presidential campaign to the territory. An afternoon meet and greet in Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas allowed Ted Cruz’s father to huddle with a small V.I. contingent that he said were “integral” to the campaign process. While residents in the territory are not able to vote for president, local...
  • Ted Cruz, Son of a Refugee, Tells Syrian Refugees to Go Home

    09/09/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/09/2015 | Tim Mak
    The Texas senator’s father fled violence in Cuba in the ’50s, but the current crop of Syrian refugees won’t have the same protection if Cruz has his way. Ted Cruz, whose own father fled an oppressive regime decades ago, said Tuesday he opposed the U.S. taking in “large numbers” of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and elsewhere in the region. The ultimate goal for the migrants seeking safety from the violence that is roiling North Africa and the Middle East should be for them to return home, the 2016 presidential contender said Tuesday, not to resettle them in America. Europe...
  • Rafael Cruz, outspoken father of presidential candidate, plans stops in New Hampshire

    07/17/2015 4:17:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    WMUR ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Cuban refugee, evangelical minister plans ‘faith-based’ roundtablesRafael Cruz, the outspoken father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, will be in New Hampshire July 26 and 27.MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rafael Cruz, the outspoken and sometimes controversial father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will be in New Hampshire next weekend. The elder Cruz, who has been described as super-surrogate for his son, is an ordained minister and the director of Grace for America, an organization that holds evangelical events throughout the country. He has become a celebrity in conservative circles, including the tea party and socially conservative activist groups. Ted...
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking … just about everyone. But the political memoir that he’s calling A Time for Truth wasn’t really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called “lawless” and “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” (among other fine...
  • Ted Cruz Details Dad’s Torture in New Book

    06/26/2015 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06.26.15 | Tim Mak
    From his dad’s torture in Cuba to his experience watching hard-core porn with Justices Rehnquist and O’Connor, it seems nothing is off-limits in the senator’s forthcoming memoir. Ted Cruz first heard about his father’s torture as a teenager, after the two of them spent the afternoon watching a Rambo movie.Torture is a tragically familiar concept in the Cruz family: Cruz’s father, Rafael, had been jailed as a Cuban revolutionary in the days of Fulgencio Batista; his aunt later opposed the Castro regime, and too was physically abused. Just hours after watching Rambo endure agonizing electrical torture by Vietnamese captors, Rafael...
  • Ted Cruz's dad: 'Six million Jews were massacred' because religion cowed to government

    06/23/2015 6:47:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jun. 23, | By Haaretz
    <p>Jews and Catholics in the northeast put their alliance to the Democratic Party above their religion, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's father said on Saturday.</p> <p>According to TPM, Rafael Cruz told a gathering of the Palm Beach County Tea Party that "unfortunately, in the northeast, the Jews are Democrats first and Jews second. This is what has happened to a great 'many in the Catholic Church.</p>
  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference: 5 takeaways

    05/24/2015 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    At one of the most important events on the GOP calendar, Scott Walker showed his crash course in foreign policy is paying off. OKLAHOMA CITY — Like most other recent GOP presidential forums and meetings, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this week teemed with 2016 candidates aiming for a breakthrough moment. Nothing like that happened here. But in attending one of the most important events on pre-primary season calendar — one that drew roughly 2,000 conservative activists, mainly from the Republican Party’s Southern heartland — the White House hopefuls revealed a little more about themselves and the paths they see...
  • Rev. Cruz: If Gay Marriage is ‘Civil Right,’ Gov’t Will Force Pastors to Obey Law or Face Prison

    04/09/2015 1:18:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies ^ | 2015-04-09 | Michael W. Chapman
    FULL TITLE: Rev. Cruz: If Gay Marriage is ‘Civil Right,’ Gov’t Will Force Pastors to Obey ‘Unjust’ Law or ‘Obey God and Face Prison’ If gay marriage is legally viewed as a “civil rights issue,” as may happen with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the subject in June, then it becomes a broader religious liberty concern, not just a marriage issue, said Reverend Rafael Cruz, adding that then pastors will have to choose between obeying an “unjust” law and obeying God and potentially going to prison. Pastor Cruz, who is the father of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), made his remarks...
  • What's With This Tripe in The Washington Times re. Ted Cruz's Father Fighting in Cuba?

    03/24/2015 6:20:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 75 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Didn't expect attacks to come from them... not on the first day.  And not sure what's up with Ralph Z. Hallow's agenda -be it lib or GOP establishment-connected- but what a bunch of intellectually-dishonest hooey: Shortly after launching his 2016 presidential bid, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz went on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News for a full hour Monday night where he told the story of how his Cuban-born father, Rafael Cruz, fought against the dictator in charge of Cuba at time, Fulgencio Bautista, more than a half century ago.  But Mr. Cruz, 44, didn’t once mention that his father...
  • Ted Cruz' Anti-Gay Bigot Father Joins Growing Battle Over LGBT Protections In Plano, Texas: VIDEO

    01/08/2015 4:03:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Towleroad ^ | January 8, 2015 | John Wright
    Sen. Ted Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, has joined the effort to repeal LGBT protections in Plano, Texas. The elder Cruz, who lives in nearby Carrollton, spoke Wednesday at a press conference in Plano (above) organized by the Texas Pastor Council, the shadowy Houston-based group that's leading a petition drive to overturn Plano's recently passed Equal Rights Ordinance. From The Dallas Morning News' report on the press conference: "This is an attack on Judeo-Christian beliefs in America," Cruz told a Plano crowd. "It's time people of faith become involved in the political arena." ... Mike Buster, executive pastor of Prestonwood Baptist...
  • Ted Cruz Says His Father Abandoned Family When He Was 3-Years-Old, Returned After Accepting Christ

    09/27/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2014 | Sanuel Smith
    In a speech stressing the importance of protecting America's religious liberties and other inalienable rights that so-called "radical" Democratic policies are trying to limit, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reflected on his own family's path toward the Christian faith, which included his father abandoning him and his mother when he was three years old before returning to them after finding Jesus. Before Rev. Rafael Cruz became an evangelical Texas pastor and one of the nation's most notable and quotable congressional parents, he and his wife, with their toddler son, lived in Canada and worked in the oil and energy business....
  • Planned Parenthood created for ‘population control’ of US blacks: Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad

    09/05/2014 7:18:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/4/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Rev. Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz Margaret Sanger's original goal for Planned Parenthood was to limit the nation's population of black people, says the father of a prominent senator. Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, told the Western Williamson County Republican Club in Texas August 21, "Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. And you can Google it and look at her written statement. The purpose of creating Planned Parenthood was for population control in the black neighborhoods. Look at where all or most of the abortion clinics are: in the black neighborhoods to control...
  • Rev. Rafael Cruz: ‘There is an Attack on Christianity’ in America

    05/24/2014 1:42:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 23, 2014 - 11:20 AM | Lauretta Brown
    Rev. Rafael Cruz, director of Purifying Fire Ministries and father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said the Christian church in America is under attack “more and more every day,” and noted that many pastors are afraid of losing their tax-exempt status if they speak out on political issues. Cruz stressed, however, that “no church in America has ever lost its tax-exempt status for speaking on what’s happening in the country.” […] In his address at the Pastor’s Briefing, Rev. Cruz exhorted pastors to speak out on issues such as abortion and homosexual “marriage.” “The question is how long are we...
  • Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger

    02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent."If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook. Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama, campaigned with Abbott at two events Monday. Democrats pointed to some of Nugent's past controversial remarks in an effort to discredit Abbott.The campaign for Abbott, however, acknowledged it was simply inviting Nugent...
  • In the Cruz family, Ted is the diplomatic one

    02/09/2014 8:34:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 9, 2014 | By WILL WEISSERT (AP)
    MADISONVILLE, Texas -- Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd had been waiting for. "He acts no different than that bearded guy I left behind in Cuba," the father of firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a packed tea party gathering.
  • Texas GOP Poll: ‘Tea Party’ challenger beats Cornyn 46% to 33%

    10/29/2013 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 29, 2913 | Neil W. McCabe
    A generic “Tea Party” candidate beats Sen. John Cornyn III (R.-Texas) a Oct. 26 Human Events/Gravis poll of Republican voters in Texas 46 percent to 33 percent for the GOP’s number two senator. The poll clearly shows Cornyn is trouble, especially when you see that in the poll Sen. R. Edward Cruz (R.-Texas) has a job approval rating of 73 percent among Republicans and Cornyn 46 percent, said the pollster Doug Kaplan, who founded Gravis Marketing in 2010 and whose polls were included in the Real Clear Politics basket of polls during the 2012 campaign. The Republican primary is March...
  • Ted Cruz's Father Gives Epic Speech

    09/24/2013 6:03:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    The Blaze (Video) ^ | Jul 6, 2013 | Speech by Rafael Cruz
    Video at link.
  • The Rise of Rafael Cruz

    08/29/2013 5:44:50 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28 2013 | Robert Costa
    The political partnership between Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and his father, Rafael, is a rising force in conservative politics. To most observers, it seems like part of a familial game plan that has been in the works for years. But according to Senator Cruz, it actually began quite recently with a phone call. “My dad poured himself into my Senate race last year,” he recalls. “In the early months, we didn’t have much of a campaign. One day, I couldn’t make an event, so he drove out to West Texas alone — no staffers, nothing — and he spoke...
  • Ted Cruz's Pastor Father Wows Crowd with Obamacare Speech (video at source)

    08/12/2013 8:45:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies ^ | 8/12/2013 | Lisa Barron
    In a fiery address over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz's father told a crowd of Christian conservatives in Iowa that the United States is edging toward socialism under President Barack Obama, as he joined his son in denouncing Obamacare. According to ABC News, Texas pastor Rafael Cruz also offered a veiled comparison of Obama to Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he spoke of being a Cuban immigrant who fled the perils of socialism at the time of Castro's communist revolution and later became a U.S. citizen. In an apparent reference to Obama's 2008 campaign theme of "hope and change," Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Epic Speech Patriotism Lambasting Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Inclinations

    07/10/2013 5:43:25 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/6/13 | Billy Hallowell
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price.
  • Freedomworks video on YouTube: Watch the speech Glenn Beck says is the best he’s heard ‘since Reagan

    07/09/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    Freedomworks video copied by a blogger ^ | July 8, 2013 | Freedomworks video copied by blogger Matthew Burke onto blog
    The Cuban-born father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, gave a powerful, passionate tongue-lashing of the Obama regime at the “Free the People” event hosted by FreedomWorks. Mr. Cruz spoke from the heart, seemingly using no teleprompter or notes, energetically pacing from side-to-side on stage, comparing Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro to U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • Ted Cruz’s dad: Obama is ‘just like’ Castro

    07/08/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Gabe Finger
    Speaking an event hosted by the conservative nonprofit FreedomWorks, Rafael Cruz described President Barack Obama as being “just like a dictator like Fidel Castro.” The Cuban-born father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at length about his life in Cuba, his experiences with socialism and authoritarianism, and the false promises of dictators. Cruz told the crowd of tea party supporters, “as a teenager I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young charismatic leader rose up talking about ‘hope and change.’” As the crowd laughed, Cruz threw them a curve ball: “His name was Fidel...