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Right-wingers upset with Ted Cruz for praising Nelson Mandela

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Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, suddenly finds himself the target of ire among the loonies who ordinarily comprise his political base.

Liberal blogger Heather Parton, who calls herself Digby,  has the story HERE:

So Ted Cruz wrote a tribute to Nelson Mandela on his Facebook page:

Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.’ Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.

We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.

Here is a sampling of the responses of his Facebook followers:

Tom Griffin:
Sad to see you feel this way Ted. He was a terrorist. I guess you have only seen the Hollywood movies

Derek Cranford:
stunned to see you support this scumbag,Mr. Cruz…Mandela was a murderer, and a terrorist..not to mention a communist…

Mike Buescher:
Mmmm… I found something I disagree with Cruz on.

George Taylor:

sorry senator u be wrong on this one. He is nothing or was nothing but a criminal

Dan Noxon:
Why don’t all you Mandela lovers head on over to South Africa and see what’s going on now that “Mandela’s people” have control of the nation. And no staying in palaces ala Sean Penn and other “entertainers” … get out and mix with the people, experience what life is really like. Especially if you’re white.

Kris Smith:
Senator Cruz, He was communist terrorist.

Seliqua Bodina:
you’re joking, aren’t you Mr. Cruz? how about we light up a South African necklace in his honor? wow you stepped in it this time.

Rob Kordelski:
lets not forget his idol karl marx and his best friend gaur redebe….a communist. he is not the great hero that cnn says he is. he was a huge fan of jawa nehru who wanted indian independence sooo badly that he would’ve joined up with the nazis. yes lets all say sorry that this communist died. while we are at it lets send out condolences for when north korea’s ruler dies too…..

Jeff Petersen:
This would be the time to just stay silent on the subject. Mandela admitted to tossing grenades into school buses occupied by children and his wife was a proficient practitioner of the tire and gasoline combo around the necks of her victims…

Bryan Smith:
he was a commie terrorist

Sasha Chamorro:
Just look up “necklacing” (a form of murder endorsed by his wife at the time) to see what a fine man Mandela was.

André Augusto Custódio:
Mandela was a communist trained by the Kgb who sings racial hate songs… And now, the South Africa is a worst country for both whites and blacks… this is the inspirations of americans conservative politicians?

Dusty Roop:
Sorry Ted, I found something I disagree with you on. Mandella was a terrorist. Plain and simple. Hid regime was brutal. He was not a hero. You have listened to lies.

Looney Floyd:
he was an unrepentant terrorist

Philip Lanks:
Just another shakedown artist. Goodbye bum.

Bob Ciuffa:
Mandela was a white hating killer and his wife continued his tradition. .including torture and immolation of enemies. With Rev. Tutu they tried to help the east Germans in Angola to invade and take over S. Africa. He remained tribal and killed other blacks not of his tribal affiliates. Honoring him is like honoring the Prince of Darkness

Davidius Maximus:
Nelson singing about killing white people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiePbTcAfY
Mandela: Speaking to reporters after singing to kill whites

Paul Emslie:
Ted, I love ya, but you might want to do some research and delete your post on this one.

Randy Dietmeyer:
I am sure there are some dyed-in-the-wool Marxists that love cute little puppies as well. I’m not gonna celebrate them either.

Arran Hersey:
I am disappointed in senator Cruz. Mandela was not a good human or a defender of freedom, he very much was an avowed communist.

John W Toewater:
Ted, long before you were born, his reputation was the complete opposite. He was, in fact, a terrorist and a criminal, he persecuted and killed Zulus All the apartheid B S you hear in today’s media, is all lies

And apparently one of his other major crimes was supporting women’s rights:

He was also a huge supporter of abortion! Don’t put him too high up! Careful Mr Cruz.

That’s the tip of the iceberg. There were a few people who agreed with Senator Cruz’s words,or took issue with the comments but not many.

Who are these people?

 

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