I must admit I never had a lot of use for the Cuban Americans. For the most part they represented the 1% in Cuba that held so much of the country’s wealth that a revolution was all but inevitable. Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, is an exception – he was actually part of the revolution that overthrew Batista. I’m not sure what changed his mind about Castro but he eventually fled the island. For as much of a bomb thrower fire breather Ted Cruz is his father puts him to shame.
The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told supporters during the run-up to his son’s election that it was imperative the Tea Party retake the Senate, encouraging them to ship Obama “back to Kenya.”
Rafael Cruz, a Cuban immigrant and pastor, made the comment while speaking to the North Texas Tea Party on his son’s behalf in September 2012. Mother Jones’ David Corn surfaced video of Cruz’s remarks on Thursday.
“We have our work cut out for us. We need to send Barack Obama to Chicago, I’d like to send him back to Kenya,” Cruz said to applause.
If Ted Cruz and his father did not exist the Democrats would have been wise to create them. Here is the video: