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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:38 PM

Ted Cruz: 'I don't think I've ever seen an Hispanic panhandler'

Presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday that he has never seen a Hispanic person begging for money on the street.

"I don't think I've ever seen an Hispanic panhandler. And the reason is: In our community it would be shameful to be begging on the street," Cruz said, recalling a conversation he once had with a Latino businessman on the topic.

Cruz, who is of Cuban descent, made the point while speaking in Washington at a question-and-answer session with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

He used the example to argue the Republican Party should be able to compete for the Latino vote. Hispanics, Cruz said, share many of the same values that are championed by GOP leaders.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-says-hes-never-seen-an-hispanic-panhandler-2015-4


LOL WHUT

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Reply Ted Cruz: 'I don't think I've ever seen an Hispanic panhandler' (Original post)
Blue_Tires Apr 2015 OP
bravenak Apr 2015 #1
VanillaRhapsody Apr 2015 #2
Rolando Apr 2015 #3
Saphire Apr 2015 #10
Tom Ripley Apr 2015 #4
Tom Ripley Apr 2015 #5
oldandhappy Apr 2015 #6
Orsino Apr 2015 #7
Rolando Apr 2015 #31
joeybee12 Apr 2015 #8
hifiguy Apr 2015 #11
Jesus Malverde Apr 2015 #17
Sunlei Apr 2015 #9
gratuitous Apr 2015 #12
Scurrilous Apr 2015 #13
Gothmog Apr 2015 #14
Initech Apr 2015 #15
yuiyoshida Apr 2015 #27
SummerSnow Apr 2015 #16
justiceischeap Apr 2015 #18
Egnever Apr 2015 #21
justiceischeap Apr 2015 #25
bluesbassman Apr 2015 #19
tavernier Apr 2015 #20
Andy823 Apr 2015 #22
Baitball Blogger Apr 2015 #23
zappaman Apr 2015 #24
Codeine Apr 2015 #26
Thinkingabout Apr 2015 #28
Mike Nelson Apr 2015 #29
Abukhatar Apr 2015 #30

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:38 PM

1. This muthafucka is on one!

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:47 PM

2. What a racist! As if ALL Hispanics look alike!

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:48 PM

3. What a shocking comment!

 

Cruz is clearly out of touch with the Hispanic community everywhere. Or he is blind. I don't know about contemporary San Antonio, but Arizona has an overabundance of Hispanic panhandlers, beggars, and thieves--categories that appear where any people live in poverty.

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Response to Rolando (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:29 PM

10. there are plenty in san antonio, too, although it's

illegal here to be poor and ask for money.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:50 PM

4. What about a Canadian one, eh?

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:53 PM

5. In Ted's "community" begging is done from the pulpit

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 05:56 PM

6. I clicked on this thinking Cruz probably does not look at panhandlers.

Stayed to read all your comments -- great! Loved the thread, lol.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:06 PM

7. He calls them "panhandlers."

He's not big on knowledge or empathy.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:36 PM

31. OR geography

 

And, yes, I know it's illegal to be poor in San Antonio, but the Army was paying me only $88 a month when I was there in 1957. Of course, they fed me and housed me.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:06 PM

8. Look in the mirror...nt

 

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:32 PM

11. Blammo!

 

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:37 PM

17. DUZY...

politicians are master pan handlers.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:17 PM

9. look in the mirror Hispanic-republican begger for donations

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:34 PM

12. To be fair, Rafael Cruz doesn't frequent "those" neighborhoods

So, you know, there aren't many panhandlers of any kind in the tonier vicinities where Sen. Cruz likes to go trolling for campaign dollars.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:35 PM

13. ..

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:07 PM

14. Carnival Cruz does not get out much

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:22 PM

15. And I'm guessing that he hasn't spent much time on the west coast either.

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Response to Initech (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:43 PM

27. Betting he has never been to

the Mission district in San Francisco.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:32 PM

16. He needs to come to NYC

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:41 PM

18. Just 30 minutes from DC in MD, on almost every busy intersection

He'll find Hispanic "panhandlers" begging for money.

Or he could go to any Home Depot around and see Hispanics sitting around for day work.

Woefully out of touch.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:12 PM

21. I don't think day workers are panhandlers

 

Quite the opposite.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:37 PM

25. My point about the day workers

Is he's obviously out of touch with Hispanic community so close to where he works. Plus, I've seen day workers panhandle if they don't get picked.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:49 PM

19. What, no hispanics in North Texas?

(Note to the geography challenged, this is a joke referencing the area of Texas known as "the panhandle".

On a serious note (if one can ever be serious when discussing Cruz the Clown), what a steaming pile! Come on out to California Ted and I'll show you some of your "community" that are too destitute to worry about your sense of "shame".

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 07:52 PM

20. Of course there are (here In the Keys)

but they are honest folks down on their luck, asking for food; not hot shot politician millionaires asking for you to buy shit for ten bucks a pound.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:18 PM

22. What does he think he is doing

Going around with his hand out to all the big donors, kissing their butts for money, that my friend is a true panhandler and he is Hispanic! All he has to do is look in the mirror!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:33 PM

23. Dear Lord. Here come the snapshots of Hispanic panhandlers in 3, 2, 1...

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This kind of mental perspective is a Republican one and goes beyond Cruz's stereotyped impression of the Hispanic culture. If he ever spent time in a Latin American country he would know that there is an almost noblesse oblige relationship between the very wealthy and the very poor. That comes from the old world Christian teachings, that the Republicans no longer believe in.

As for the U.S., charity in Republican communities is very telling. I had a Christian right-wing friend who said that there were no poor people in our city, so giving to the poor was not an immediate issue.

The irony is that on the school team, we had two girls who were set up as the town's hard luck case. Their family's tale of woe was something that was constantly shared with us and charity was highly pushed, and accepted. This was an Anglo-family, so the lesson learned is that the generosity of Republicans is very selective.

The sad thing is, because this family was set-up as their church's charity case, the girls did grow up expecting handouts. I can see how Republicans get skeptical about giving to the poor, when their experiences are so selective and intimate.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:34 PM

24. Guess the fucker doesn't get out much.

I'd be happy to show him around my town anytime.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:40 PM

26. He's free to visit the parking lot at my store. nt

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:48 PM

28. Cruz must lead a very sheltered life living in the Houston area. They are seen

on corners waiting for jobs but also willing to take money. Just drive near a Home Depot.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:49 PM

29. Clearly, Mr. Cruz...

...needs to get out more.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:05 PM

30. yeah of course not..

unlikely for Ted to see any pandhandlers in his golf club

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