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  • 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
    CNSNews.com ^ | 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
    newsmax.com ^ | 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...
  • Revealing: Ted Cruz’s Cuban Father Compares Obama To Castro

    07/08/2013 8:40:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    cfp ^ | 7/8/13
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during 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.
  • Ted Cruz’s Cuban Father Delivers Epic Speech Comparing Obama To Castro

    07/06/2013 3:22:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 54 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | July 5, 2013
    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.
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Delivers Epic Speech Lambasting Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Inclinations

    07/07/2013 3:58:07 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-6-2013 | 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…  
  • Ted Cruz’s Father delivers epic speech touting patriotism & lambasting Obama’s Socialist inclination

    07/06/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 6, 2013 | 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. ... Video...