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Ted Cruz responds to
father´s ´ill-advised joke´

CNN, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/3/2013 2:33:45 PM

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is accusing critics of smear tactics after they attacked his father for saying President Obama should go "back to Chicago, back to Kenya" at an event last year. Even as he dismissed his father’s comments as a “joke” and ill-advised, he said critics were motivated as much by politics as by genuine outrage. Speaking to CNN affiliate WFAA on Friday, the first-term Republican senator from Texas said, "sadly, those who are trying to play the politics of personal destruction are trying to smear him and use that to attack me. That´s a shame." "I love my father," said Cruz. "He is a pastor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 11/3/2013 2:38:01 PM     (No. 9596719)

I´ve said that many times myself and it wasn´t a joke.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/3/2013 2:44:35 PM     (No. 9596730)

Ted handled this pretty well, but the thing is that Obama HIMSELF told everyone he was from Kenya in the blurb about his autobiography.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/3/2013 2:55:15 PM     (No. 9596749)

Obama thinks highly of Castro. Mr. Cruz is entitled to verbally abuse him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 11/3/2013 3:06:26 PM     (No. 9596760)

If the press held every candidate accountable for everything anyone in their family said, Jimmy Carter would have never become president.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jar, 11/3/2013 3:22:06 PM     (No. 9596785)

Article mentions Obama released his long form birth certificate, which proved he was born in Hawaii. It proved no such thing. It was a fake.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: amylu, 11/3/2013 3:29:04 PM     (No. 9596796)

FTA: "Obama responded to those critics in 2011 by releasing his long-form birth certificate, which shows that he was born in Hawaii."

That BC was proven by experts to be as phony as Obeyme himself.

Nothing was "ill-advised" about Dad´s comment. While he was at it, he should have added "...and take that horse-face he rode in on (Mooch) with him."



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Reply 7 - Posted by: amylu, 11/3/2013 3:33:26 PM     (No. 9596800)

#5´s comment was submitted while I was composing mine (#6). Repeating his comment was not my intention.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: silencedogood, 11/3/2013 3:42:11 PM     (No. 9596810)

barry for 16 years told the world via his first book that he was born in Kenya.

Furthermore, the US State Department informed Harvard University many years ago not to keep barry´s alleged Daddy enolled at Harvard.

So, I am sure that Ted´s Dad was referring to Daddy barry and he only, er, um mis-spoke.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/3/2013 3:48:23 PM     (No. 9596815)

Well said, Rafael.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 11/3/2013 3:55:53 PM     (No. 9596823)

Alan Grayson [Dim-Florida] uses the Klan symbol to demonize the TEA party and no one raises an eyebrow.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/3/2013 4:12:41 PM     (No. 9596841)

The apology that the 2011 release of the long form BC "answers the critics" is in itself a fraud. Now bordering on criminality.

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