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11 Times Ted Cruz Proved to be a Bigger Asshole than Donald Trump

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Many of us worry about everything that Donald Trump has said because there exists a possibility that he might become our president. However, we should ALSO pay attention to all the crazy things Ted Cruz has said, because he may just be a bigger asshole than Trump. Like when he said all these things…

1. “I didn’t threaten to shut down the government.”

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After he insisted on a government shutdown in objection of the Planned Parenthood federal funding. Luckily, Congress ignored the guy and funded the government to stay open.

2. “It [gay marriage] gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages.”

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Yep, and there’s more. During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Cruz continued “if you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced. It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage, that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech, as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.”

3. “You always have to worry about something that is a so-called scientific theory that fits every scenario.”

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That’s Teddy’s take on climate change. Has he been living under a rock?

4. “Federal government has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core!”

This man is going to be our President and I can't wait. #GOPDebate #TedCruz #CruzCrew @sentedcruz @cruzforpresident

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In case others like Ted Cruz don’t understand what Common Core is, it cannot be “repealed.”

READ: Ted Cruz Makes Machine Gun Bacon because What Else Were Firearms Made For?

5. “If I’m never seen again, please send a search and rescue team. I very much hope by tomorrow morning I don’t wake up amidst the Syrian rebels.”

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This was Ted Cruz on Obama’s alleged plan to kidnap him during a meeting at the White House. Dad joke gone wrong or just plain stupid?

6. “‘Net neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet.”

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Cruz proclaimed that after Obama said he supported net neutrality, which means you have access to anything and everything online without government censorship. Clearly, good ol’ Ted didn’t know what it meant.

READ: Ted Cruz’s College Roommate Puts Him on Blast via a Twitter

7. “I am a very, very proud wacko bird.”

File under "things to never wear again." #tedcruz #rhinestonecowboy

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Responding to John McCain’s comment on Ted Cruz being a “wacko bird” for opposing immigration reform. Just what we want to hear from our potential future president.

8. “Instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist.”

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On Obama’s nomination of Vivek Murthy, who’s anti-gun, for Surgeon General. But what’s wrong with that?

9. “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Ted Cruz. Power bottom. #tedcruz #gopdrone #notvotingforhim #nofuckingway #powerbottom

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Ted read “Green Eggs and Ham,” his daughter’s favorite bedtime story during his “filibuster” of the affordable care act AND claimed his dad came up with the book. Say what?!

10. “Twenty years from now if there is some obscure trivial pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.”

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No comment.

11. “You don’t need a punchline. You just say his name, people laugh.”

#tedcruz #nosejob #makeover

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Ted said while describing Vice President Joe Biden, but that’s funny because it also happens when people say “Ted Cruz.”

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Trump Uses His Reelection Campaign To Call For The Mass Deportation Of Millions Of Migrants To Whip Up His Base Since His Record Won’t Get Him Reelected

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Trump Uses His Reelection Campaign To Call For The Mass Deportation Of Millions Of Migrants To Whip Up His Base Since His Record Won’t Get Him Reelected

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President Trump Monday night, less than 24 hours before he officially kicks off his re-election campaign, leaked shocking details of a secret U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that has been in the planning stages for months.

Trump said in a tweet that starting next week, ICE will remove “millions” of immigrants who have entered the United States illegally.

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In a series of tweets Monday night, President Donald Trump threatened mass deportations of undocumented immigrants and said they could happen as soon as next week.

The posts from Trump signaled that a shelved plan for raids in major cities, an idea challenged by former administration officials, could be back on.

This is the first of Trump’s announcements, and like so much else, he made it on Twitter.

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In a report from the Washington Post, Kirsten Nielsen was forced to resign from her post as DHS Secretary because of her hesitancy to move forward with the plan the president announced on Monday.

Last year, the government had already begun processing deportation orders for thousands of undocumented families, but Nielsen and others were worried about the complications of these orders. So Trump replaced them.

Trump, his top immigration adviser Stephen Miller, and other supporters of the plan, which will largely affect families, reportedly want to send a message to any migrants considering crossing the border. Deterrence was also the driving force behind the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. The mass arrests the president says will

begin next week could result in the splitting up of thousands of families who have been living in the United States for years, if not decades.

The consequences of such a plan could have devastating effects on tens of thousands of families.

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The Post paints a grim picture of what the operation could look like: “Should adults be arrested without their children because they are at school, day care, summer camp or a friend’s house, it is possible parents could be deported while their children are left behind.”

In fact, according to some experts family separation is equivalent in trauma to several forms of physical and emotional abuse.

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The government has claimed the deportations would be carried out with “with compassion and humanity.” But promises to carry out deportations in a compassionate way have never come to fruition, despite similar claims from numerous administrations: There’s no kind way to uproot someone’s life against their will, and no nice method for sending a person back to a dangerous situation. And there’s definitely no nice way of tearing children from their mothers and fathers.

Trump’s announcement seems to not only surprise the public but his own government as well.

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The curious thing about the president’s tweets Monday night is that deportation raids typically aren’t announced ahead of time, as the element of surprise is often crucial. ICE officials were reportedly unaware that Trump planned to tweet about the arrests and the agency was “stunned” that Trump announced the plan on Twitter.

Many pointed out that announcement was made on the eve of Trump’s kick-off of his reelection campaign on Tuesday.

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I mean why else would Trump jump the gun and compromise the deportation plan? Look no further than his tweet Tuesday morning — as well as several others from the past few days — teasing his big rally in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday night, during which he will officially relaunch his re-election campaign. Announcing a big crackdown on undocumented immigrants is a pretty juicy piece of red meat for Trump to throw to his supporters. The president apparently couldn’t resist.

The reactions on Twitter have been swift.

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To many, the cruelty is shocking but many realize that the cruelty is the point.

Some have called total BS on many of the government’s supposed ‘pro-life’ stances.

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Like seriously, you can’t call yourself pro-life and then go above and beyond to ruin the lives of thousands of families.

While some on Twitter wanted to point out the shocking levels of hipocrisy coming from the President.

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His own wife would be a target of his new immigration enforcement policies.

Many on Twitter asked “what can we do to help?”

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Many followed up with tips of keeping the pressure on your government representatives on a daily basis. Getting your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.

And one group that provides legal services to immigrants was quick to remind people of their rights during these scary times.

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In what’s sure to be a frightening time for undocumented immigrants, RAICES, a Texas nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants, was quick to remind people of their rights. If ICE raids your workplace, the group noted in a tweet responding to Trump, you don’t have to speak, you do have the right to a lawyer, and you don’t have to sign any documents.

Guatemala’s Groundbreaking Decision To Allow U.S.- Based Citizens To Vote Could Change The Way We Cast Ballots In The Near Future

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Guatemala’s Groundbreaking Decision To Allow U.S.- Based Citizens To Vote Could Change The Way We Cast Ballots In The Near Future

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Voting in every single election is a crucial part of voicing your concerns about how your country is run. It’s also the perfect time to dictate change, especially with presidential elections.

There’s so much corruption in Latin American — and in the U.S. — that the only way we can make a difference is by voting corruption out. That’s exactly what is taking place in Central America.

Elections are taking place in Guatemala and for the first time ever, 60,000 Guatemalans living in the U.S. will be able to cast their vote.

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“At least 60,000 were eligible to vote in Los Angeles, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C., all home to large numbers of Guatemalan emigres,” the Associated Press is reporting.

Aside from voting for a new president, Guatemalans will be able to vote for a new vice-president, 158 congress members, and 340 mayors. Guatemalans living in the U.S. will only be able to vote for the president and vice president.

These elections are extremely important as the three previous presidents have been charged with corruption.

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“There is a belief that instead of advancing in these four years of government, we’ve gone backward,” Marco René Cuellar, 39, told the New York Times. “We’ve lost our way as a country, but we should not lose faith in the democratic process we have.”

Furthermore, the next president can help bring peace to the country and end the mass exodus that is going on in Guatemala.

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Since 2016, more than 90,000 Guatemalans have been deported from the U.S, NPR reports, and thousands more make the trek back due to lack of work, violence, and poverty.

While voting is taking place now, the second round of voting will happen in August.

Out of 19 presidential candidates including a former First Lady and an indigenous woman, it looks like Guatemala will have a female leader.

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According to the Times, “Sandra Torres had captured more than 22 percent of the vote, followed by four-time presidential candidate Alejandro Giammattei with 16 percent.” They also report none of the candidates will secure 50 percent of the votes or more so that 22 percent is looking really good for Torres.  

READ: Here’s How These Huaraches Are Helping Guatemala’s Mayans Fight Pollution

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