I saw that he was encouraged to renounce his Canadian citizen and I was aware that his mother was an American. The only problem (procedure wise) was duel citizenship. So yippee, that Sen. McCarthy clone has begun his campaign of hate and hopelessness.
I remember I wasn't old enough to vote when Nixon won the Presidential election. I was still flabbergasted that thinking adults would put him in the White House. Bush 43 was a cruel joke, I don't think this country can stand a cruel joke like Ted Cruz.
Mon 23 Mar, 2015 07:39 pm
crazy grandpa pat robertson wishes that ronnie would rise from the dead
Pat Robertson Wishes Reagan Would ‘Rise from the Dead’ and Lead America
Hard to say, I think he's a zealot and zealots fight on long after the battle is lost. I think his ego won't allow him to quit. I'm not saying ego is a bad thing, if you don't have a healthy ego you won't be able to strive. But if ego could be measured, Teds would be off the charts.
Tue 24 Mar, 2015 12:25 pm
I don't find Jen Bush terrifying, but I'm not crazy over the idea the Presidency should be passed around like a birth right. Actually liked the elder Bush, he was awkward on camera but he was savvy.
I think Cruz is crazy pants nuts. He's smart, no doubt about it, but can he honestly say he wants to represent all Americans or just the real Americans. That's only one of the things I worry about. I think many candidates think if they become President, they can make sweeping changes. It's quite a shock when they get read into all the treaty's and arrangements and learn they are constitutionally prevented from upending all the apple carts.
Mon 27 Apr, 2015 04:47 am
Gay Businessman Who Hosted Senator Ted Cruz Event Apologizes
Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.”
Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening.
“I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner.
The New York Times first reported on the event, a dinner and on April 20, at the duplex Mr. Reisner and his business partner Mati Weiderpass co-own on Central Park South in Manhattan. The event was a “fireside chat” for about a dozen people, but was not a fund-raiser.
The two men are prominent figures in the gay rights community, and Mr. Reisner has been especially vocal about gay marriage. He’s also a staunch supporter of Israel, as is Mr. Cruz.
But Mr. Cruz has also introduced legislation to try to preserve the rights of states to maintain their bans on gay marriage and he has called for pastors to hold prayer services while the Supreme Court hears arguments on April 28 over the legality of the bans.
Last week, Mr. Reisner and another attendee said Mr. Cruz didn’t explicitly say he opposed gay marriage at the catered dinner, but said that the issue was best left to the states. Mr. Cruz, who is hoping to appeal to evangelical voters in the Iowa caucuses, said he had voiced his strong religious opposition to gay marriage at the dinner.
Mr. Cruz faced some backlash among conservatives over the event, but it was nothing compared to the criticism both Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass faced from the gay community.
“I was ignorant, naive and much too quick in accepting a request to co-host a dinner with Cruz at my home without taking the time to completely understand all of his positions on gay rights,” Mr. Reisner said.
“I’ve spent the past 24 hours reviewing videos of Cruz’ statements on gay marriage and I am shocked and angry. I sincerely apologize for hurting the gay community and so many of our friends, family, allies, customers and employees. I will try my best to make up for my poor judgment. Again, I am deeply sorry.”
Mr. Reisner’s apology came before a scheduled protest march tomorrow evening in front of OUT NYC.
In addition to the boycott calls, Broadway Cares, a charity that focuses on curing AIDS, canceled an annual event at a nightclub the two men own.
Wed 27 May, 2015 05:57 pm
I sure hope somebody calls him out on this statement. Damn hypocrite!
In January of 2013, before he became infamous for modernizing McCarthyism in the Senate halls, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed he couldn’t support aid for Sandy victims because of the “pork” and “wasteful spending” in the Disaster Relief Act of 2013.