Ted Cruz’s Dad Wants to Send Obama ‘Back to Kenya’

Video of the controversial comments from 2012 surfaced Thursday

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The father of Tea Party-hero Ted Cruz wants to send President Barack Obama “back to Kenya,” according to video of a 2012 speech during his son’s campaign for Senate.

In the clip — which was flagged Thursday by the left-leaning news outlet Mother Jones — Rafael Cruz, an evangelical pastor, calls the United States “a Christian nation” and tells the crowd “we need to send Barack Obama back to Chicago, back to Kenya.” Rafael Cruz also calls Obama a socialist and rails against the so-called “death panels” some erroneously claim are part of the Affordable Care Act.

A spokesperson for Sen. Cruz told Mother Jones, “These selective quotes, taken out of context, mischaracterize the substance of Pastor Cruz’s message. Like many Americans, he feels America is on the wrong track,” adding that “Pastor Cruz does not speak for the senator.”

[Mother Jones]

57 comments
xdeputy101
xdeputy101

This Pastor is hilarious! Neither him or his son are American born and he can talk all this smack? Now his sons saying "Oh it was a joke". Joke or not if you do not HAVE AN AMERICAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE YOU SHOULD NOT BE ANYWHERE IN HIGH GOVERNMENT POSITIONS PERIOD!

JayJohnson
JayJohnson

Well, sure. Let's send him back to a country that did not exist at the time of Obama's birth. Makes sense.

GoGe17
GoGe17

Cruz boat is sinking he's fighting a losing freshman battle he can't win.

GoGe17
GoGe17

Fact, Dad & Son need go back to 'Cuba' non 'American..

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

So deport the man who was actually born in America says the man who was not.

Peterman649
Peterman649

Obama is a Hitler wannabe.. It won't be long before he tries to roundup the Christians and Jews.

Peterman649
Peterman649

What's the matter, Obama and his Goon squad don't like hearing the truth. Not only is Obama a Kenyan, but also a Marxist, a Muslim, and a PROVEN LIAR....THIS IDIOTS AGENDA WILL BRING THIS COUNTRY DOWN.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Maybe we sent Rafael Cruz and his son, Rafael Cruz back to Cuba. The country wins twice on that one!

JoeIngram
JoeIngram

But it was ok for Obama to attend a church that said "Damn the white man"?



mikekarp45
mikekarp45

Maybe Sen. Cruz and his father should go back to Cuba!!!!!!!

Sandyone
Sandyone

What next? A Cruz suggesting that all non-Christians leave the country. It would not be a surprise!

ozette11
ozette11

I would suggest the Cruz family go back from whence they came--CANADA

DougCheriBledsoe
DougCheriBledsoe

To late to send him back. Obama has passed his agenda. Now we can enjoy having our Free Government pass mandates. Obama has so screwed US and some people think it's ok.

jmac
jmac

"America -  The only country where a Canadian Latino can reinvent himself as an immigrant-hating southern white supremacist"

Wingsfan81
Wingsfan81

Does this mean we can send Teddy boy back to Canada???


MattTurley
MattTurley

if only we could send Ted back to Canada, and Rafael back to Cuba. Also I think that Thomas Jefferson would disagree with the thought that the U.S. is a christian nation considering he drafted the Declaration of Independence yet he saw fit to engrave that he drafted the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom on his gravestone while not even mentioning that he was a president of the United States of America.

notsacredh
notsacredh

Isn't it every parent's dream to live long enough to be a burden to their children?

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

"[C]ontroversial comments..."

Really? I thought that they might be race-baiting, slanderous lies. Huh. Well, you're the "journalist," Nick.

MrObvious
MrObvious

So can we hope that Mr Cruz goes back to Canada?

he162sal
he162sal

You got to love a foreigner telling Obama to go back to Kenya, just like his son they are total clowns and continue to embarrass themselves...

bothsides
bothsides

Cruz must think his last name is SMITH. Wake up.........

yogi
yogi

Clearly the simplest solution would be to make Kenya the 51st state. (tough luck Puerto Rico)

notsacredh
notsacredh

"A spokesperson for Sen. Cruz told Mother Jones, “These selective quotes, taken out of context, mischaracterize the substance of Pastor Cruz’s message.'

Those verbatim quotes (with matching video) are so easy to take out of context. Mother Jones would have us believe that what he said on video was what he said.

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

Rafael Cruz, an evangelical pastor Hmmm  , O.K.  remember  when W  would  do  something  really  stupid ??and  evagelical  pastors  to "Pray  for those in  authority "  and  "Pray for  the  president " ? It was ALL  a pack  of  lies , next republican  gets  in  we  should  do all  we  can  to make him a  laughing  stock. And  most  of  all  ,NEVER  listens  to these lying  pastors  who  work for  the  Devil .

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

And  where is  Cruz  from, He  don't look like an  American .He  looks  like his  back may  still be  wet  ( hint ,hint , nudge ,nudge ) Talk  about  lynch party  republicans ...

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

And I want to send him back to Cuba. The clown thinks Evangelicals should be able to take everyone else funds and thinks Cruz is destined ti be a king.

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

Hey, Rafael senior, here's an idea: Why don't you go back to Cuba, where you were born, and send Rafael junior back to Canada, where he was born. If you want to send Obama back to where he was born, that would be Hawaii. Because he was actually born in America, unlike you two @$$hats.

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

@Peterman649 Well last I heard bearing  false  witness and  lying is  still  breaking the  10 commandments , So you have already  judged  yourself  before  God. Like many  deceived  Christians I  bet  you  just  voted  for  a  demonic  cult  leader  to  be  President ( Romney ). When  Christians allowed  the  republicans  to  be  their  god , They  were damned to  hell .your  kind  has been  saying this  since before  Obama  was  elected and it  wasn't true  then  are now . A:LL  can  see your  lies .

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

@Peterman649 when  you talk  like  you  do , people  can see you are  demon  possessed . Repent  maybe  God  will  forgive  you, And  please have that  demon  cast out .

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@JoeIngram Maybe you need to see what happened to your empathy or maybe you family came from a long line of slave-owners/traders?

BonnieJohnson1
BonnieJohnson1

@MartyCohen Well you better brace yourself because Hillary and Bill will be back in the White House after Obama.  What will you haters do then?

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@sacredh The really nice part about this is now we can confirm that Ted Cruz's delusions were inherited.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh 

they didn't build that; now that's out of context. This. Well. It's just stupid. Out and in context.

DanielJohnson2
DanielJohnson2

@sacredh no natural born America born person should have to go anywhere, but stay in their home. 

Where was Cruz when Arnold Schwarzenegger was ruining California; he should have went back to Austria - if that's the case? sounds kinda racist... With a last name like Cruz, he should keep his mouth shut! BTW

Cruz caused a governmental shut-down, then paraded at the furloughed WWII Memorial park (his fault remember) with confederate flags among the America one no less. Wow! and we're taking about being "taken out of context?" 

Cruz is the anti-Christ you're looking for!

notsacredh
notsacredh

@jamesgordon777,

 "It was ALL a pack of lies , next republican gets in we should do all we can to make him a laughing stock."

It might be awhile. They keep on nominating clowns that don't stand a chance in the general election. The only thing we need to do to make them laughingstocks is to give them a microphone.

mjshep
mjshep

@PerryWhite1 And because going back to Hawaii would be such a punishment. Maybe they could send me back to Hawaii, too, even though I wasn't born there.

Diecash1
Diecash1

@mjshep @Peterman649 No, I don't think that's snark.  That's a volatile combination of froth and stupidity, combined with poor grammar.


notsacredh
notsacredh

@DanielJohnson2, I quit looking for the anti-Christ a long time ago. I figured that any anti-Christ worth his salt would know where to find me.

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

@sacredh @jamesgordon777  yes  , i  was  smiling  when i  said  "next  time ". LOL I am  paying  for my sins , i  voted  for  w  the  first  time .