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Who is Ted Cruz exactly?

Ted Cruz is a Bushie!

But notice how little mention that gets.

Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
Cruz, a former state solicitor general enjoying tea party and social conservative support, is one of four major Republican candidates in the March primary to succeed retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
He said his father began fighting against Batista's regime when he was 14, in 1953. When the elder Cruz was 17, he was imprisoned and tortured by Batista's government, his son said. The next year, 1957, Rafael Cruz legally went to Texas on a student visa issued by the Batista regime, Ted Cruz said.
Ted Cruz, who opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, said at no time was his father an illegal immigrant. He said his father, who graduated from the University of Texas in 1961, eventually became a permanent legal resident. The elder Cruz is now a U.S. citizen, living in Carrollton, his son said.
Ted Cruz said his father described himself as among young teenage boys who fought Batista and allied with Castro's forces because "they didn't know Castro was a Communist, what they knew was that Batista was a cruel and oppressive dictator."
Interesting how the dad fought against Batista with Castro and then got a student visa from The Batista regime!  Something really stinks. Washing dishes in Austin in the 60's is NOT ENOUGH TO  pay The University Of Texas tuition.  
Tec Cruz is been in control of his story, but the part not being highlighted much is that he is a BUSHIE!!

Both he and his wife are Bushies. She now sits on boards that support charter schools in Texas and California.  I bet she is good buddies with Bush's secretary of Education Margaret Spelling.


In the public sector, Heidi served in the White House as the Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, under then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice; as the Director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department; and as Special Policy Assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, then-U.S. Trade Representative.

Her publications include a book chapter entitled "Expanding Opportunity Through Free Trade," a book chapter in EXCHANGE RATE POLICIES FOR EMERGING MARKET ECONOMIES, and a Harvard Case Study, "American International Group".

Yes Prep Schools  Brain wash brain wash brain wash!

7:28 AM PT: They are promoting him as the new savior of the Republicans when he is just Bushie in disguise!

8:33 AM PT: A good Mother Jones piece on Ted Cruz chicken hawk.

Originally posted to TexMex on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:12 AM PST.

Also republished by Houston Area Kossacks.

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  •  I say.... (3+ / 0-)
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    DRo, TexDem, BlackSheep1

    A Bushie!!!!

  •  He is sure off to a shameful start! (5+ / 0-)

    In the Sandy relief bill, he and our other Senator voted 'no' (against 96 yes's). I'm hoping we don't have a storm soon in Texas as he is not making friends.

    Republished to Houston Area Kossacks and I added a tag so this gets picked up on smaller blog sites.

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:29:48 AM PST

  •  Also, against immigration reform. (3+ / 0-)
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    TexMex, TexDem, BlackSheep1

    And he wasn't even born in this country!!!

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:32:50 AM PST

  •  A state university half a century ago (2+ / 0-)
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    TexMex, anotherdemocrat

    You probably could have paid your way washing dished.

  •  I went to UT in the 60s, and you well (3+ / 0-)
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    could pay your way by washing dishes, as I did. (Unfortunately Perry has totally changed that, and you are thus right.) However, I paid in-state tuition. My foreign student friends, who had to pay out of state tuition, could afford UT only because of their government's assistance. So I guess Batista tortured and jailed Rafael, and then awarded him with a scholarship and living expenses to attend UT.

    There's so much to this story. The dad was studying in Austin between 1957-61. That's in the teeth of the Castro revolution, and the overthrow of Batista ('61). I wouldn't be surprised that daddy and family were Batista supporters, which isn't an indictment by itself -- except for the tall anti-Communist personal tales Teddy spun as he was working his way up the R establishment.

    “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

    by chuco35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:46:51 AM PST

    •  See: (2+ / 0-)
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      lCruz was born Rafael Cruz in Canada, where his Cuban father and Irish-American mother had moved for the 1960s oil boom. They had met at an oil exploration business in Texas.
      As a teenager, his father fought for Fidel Castro against Fulgencio Batista. “They didn’t know Castro was a Communist, what they knew was that Batista was a cruel and oppressive dictator,” Cruz said earlier this year.

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:54:58 AM PST

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      •  At 14 he was guerrila fighting? That's so much BS. (3+ / 0-)
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        And then going off to college between 17 and 21 years of age? Leaving under Batista in 1957 and partying on 6th Street during the real fight leading to Castro marching into Habana in 1959.

        The only proof of this I've seen comes from Teddy's mouth. Certainly the circumstances show that daddy was no more than a coddled member of the Batista ruling class. I think it's a good story, as its eventual unraveling, given the high profile of the senate position, will show Teddy to be the ambitious liar that he is.

        “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

        by chuco35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:15:27 AM PST

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        •  Wonder (1+ / 0-)
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          about 'student visa' also.

          Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

          by DRo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 10:51:32 AM PST

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          •  How About Overstaying His (2+ / 0-)
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            student visa? There was no automatic amnesty in 1961 for Cubans as there is now. Did daddy overstay his visa and then come in from the shadows when Cubans were given a free pass to the US?

            “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

            by chuco35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 11:25:40 AM PST

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  •  more like, Ted Cruz is Joe McCarthy in disguise: (4+ / 0-)
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    "there are anti-semites under every bed in America"
    just my 2 pennies

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:50:56 AM PST

  •  Mrs Cruz, aka: A vice president for Goldman Sachs (2+ / 0-)
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    Prior to government service, Ms. Cruz was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in New York City.  And now, she works for Goldman Sachs.  Wow, who would have thought?

  •  so, sen. cruz has been barking mad from a young (3+ / 0-)
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    age. the only group missing, from his early brain washing, is the john birch society. as for his father being a cuban revolutionary? i'd have to see some concrete evidence, before i'll believe that fantasy. revolutionaries got shot by the batista gov't, not given visa's to get out of jail free, and go live in the US. more likely, the son of a batista crony, who saw the writing on the wall, and got his kid out of there. i don't blame granddad, just don't pee on my leg, and tell me it's raining. maybe we ought to send a message to the cuban gov't, and see if they have any record of dad fighting alongside fidel & che, in the jungle. as young as he claimed to be, when he started, you'd think he would have stood out.

    you know what you get, when you send a bullshitter to princeton and on to harvard law? you get a bullshitter, with degrees from princeton and harvard law. sen. cruz's rant, during hagel's confirmation hearing confirms what you already suspected, his is an act, for the rubes back home. either that, or he's clinically insane. you make the call.

  •  Bushie or not, he's an asshole. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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  •  Democrats can thank the DLC & National Party (2+ / 0-)
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    for NOT supporting Paul Sadler's run against this crooked bigot, too.

    Bring back Howard Dean!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:57:22 AM PST

  •  But Castro came to the US first (2+ / 0-)
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    Castro requested support from the US State Department in the struggle against Batista and the Dulles Brothers -- Allen and John Foster -- said "No"  
    That is typical of a conservative -- maintain the status quo at all costs, even though a bloody fight is coming.  
    The Dulles Brothers (CIA and State Department) sent Castro packing.  The only alternative to assistance from the US  was the Soviet Union, and the conservatives drove Castro to them.  In effect, the US made Castro a communist.
    And Ted Cruz should know that from his father's experience.  That he does not is really sad.

  •  "buddies" is the plural of buddy (1+ / 0-)
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    even if it wasn't, apostrophe is misplaced.  Beautiful article; jarring note.  No harm meant.

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