Well, now we know where he gets it from.
Speaking at a “Free The People” rally this month (funded by Freedomworks), the father of Ted Cruz, Rafael, made a direct comparison between President Obama and Fidel Castro.
In a long-winded diatribe that attacked everything from Obama’s health care reform to his tax policies, the elder Cruz posited Obama as dictator on the level of the ailing Cuban President.
“the most ominous words I have ever heard”–referring to Obama’s last two State of The Union speeches–“when our president said if Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally. Not much different than that… friend that I left behind in Cuba. Governing by decree, by executive order, just like a dictator, like Fidel Castro.”
Of course, Papa Cruz leaves out the fact that he was once a pro-Castro revolutionary, of which, the younger Cruz once said of his father, “He was a guerilla, throwing Molotov cocktails and blowing up buildings.”
What a pair these two are. According to them, Obama is on par with a Communist dictator, while the father was one of Castro’s “freedom fighters” and the son would absolutely, positively, love to be in the position to dictate how we live our lives. Ask any woman, gay person, or undocumented worker how they might feel about that possibility.