While referring to the tea-baggers and the birthers, former President Jimmy Carter hit the nail on the head when he said, "An overwhelming portion of the animosity toward President Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man."
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has on several occasions, reiterated Carter’s sentiment by saying that the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama is the result of racism.
It’s self-evident that a movement that shies away from "addressing the issues," but calls the president a liar, a communist, a Muslim and a Kenyan with a fake birth certificate is about something more than controlling spending.
Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the latest in addition to the race-baiting, tea-baggers and birthers who poorly disguised themselves as concerned citizens.
In a video posted to YouTube by Michael Openshaw in September 2012 and reported by Mother Jones on Thursday, Cruz, Sr. can be seen speaking to a Hood Tea Party group. In the video, Cruz, Sr. who was born in Cuba and just became a U.S citizen in 2005 is heard saying, ‘Obama should go back to Kenya'. Cruz also referred to President Obama as a “communist” and repeatedly compared him to Fidel Castro
During his rambling, Cruz Sr. who claims to be a pastor appeared to be camouflaging as a Christian minister while spewing forth his venom and racially charged rhetoric.
On the issue of U.S. citizenship, Senator Cruz who was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father renounced his Canadian citizenship in August 2013. He relinguished his citizenship only after a Canadian newspaper printed that he was a Canadian citizen. Cruz's recent travel to Iowa has reanimated the debate over whether he qualifies to serve as U.S. president since he was foreign-born. Most legal scholars say yes, but they also say it's not 100 percent clear.
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Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz speaks to Hood Tea Party group