This is really a snapshot of the Republican party and the morally deficient base that makes up the party. Nelson Mandela, a world-renowned and world respected leader passed away this week, and although it wasn’t expected, Ted Cruz actually said something nice about the man. He took to his Facebook page and wrote this:
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.
Seems innocent, right? Well based on some of the responses from Cruz’s Facebook fans, you will think Ted Cruz finally acknowledged that President Obama is in fact, the democratically elected and fully legitimate President of the United States.
Just look at some of the responses these people left to Ted Cruz’s post:0