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Ted Cruz Does NOT Deserve The Latino Vote And Here’s Why

Tuesday’s Florida primary is fast approaching and Ted Cruz, the Canadian-born child of a Cuban immigrant father, thinks that his Cuban heritage is going to propel him to the top of the polls. Unfortunately for him, the numbers are saying, “Aw HELL, nah!” This is how Cruz has ticked off Latinos time and time again.

Ted Cruz is just as pumped up about building a border wall as Donald Trump.

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Direct from the Ted Cruz 2016 website:

“A Cruz Administration’s first priority for immigration reform will be to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.”  The site says Cruz “will build a wall that works” because “the unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. I will complete the wall.”

Ol’ Teddy is also a big fan of tracking foreign visitors and immigrants like FedEx and Amazon packages…like, for real.

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“Amazon and FedEx can track packages around the world with down-to-the-minute precision. Google can provide street-view maps of almost any address in the country,” Cruz argues on his campaign website. “It is unacceptable that our federal government cannot keep track of the foreign nationals who have entered the United States, particularly when millions of illegal immigrants currently in the United States entered legally but overstayed their visas – as several of the 9/11 hijackers had done.”

Despite what he’s been saying at the debates, Cruz low-key loves, and has even saluted, Donald Trump’s rhetoric.

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Clearly, there are some Latino Republicans that support Trump, but for someone trying to get the larger Latino vote, this position seems like political suicide, dude.

And he STILL says he will support Donald Trump as long as he doesn’t shoot somebody on 5th Avenue.

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Seriously, Cruz?

Leading Latino activists and civil rights icons think he is EVERYTHING we don’t need.

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“They really don’t share the values of the Latino community even though they happen to be Latinos themselves,” civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, who’s no stranger to controversy herself,  told Newsday. “We have to vote our values and for the people who are standing up for us. We can’t vote for somebody just because they happen to be of Latino descent.”

The numbers are NOT in his favor proving Latino voters prefer Marco Rubio instead, even if he is a robot.

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Ted Cruz has a -4 favorability rating with Latinos while Marco Rubio has +6 favorability rating with Latinos. Why? Well, here are the stats that you should know about Ted Cruz. Among Latino Republicans, Marco Rubio has a +34 favorability rating and Ted Cruz is at just +21.

Even his family is unsure how they feel about the Texas senator…just ask his daughter.

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And his own mother, who needed to be coached into giving her son a hug for the camera, seems to be on the fence.

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Cruz ignores what the Latino community cares about… unless it benefits him.

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“I think it’s an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression,” Cruz told The Daily Caller in 2011 when arguing against the Affordable Care Act. “Because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away. As President Reagan said, liberty is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

BUT:

“If you’re a DACA recipient, you were brought here illegally, and violating the law has consequences,” Cruz told a DACA recipient in 2016 during a presidential campaign event. “One of the problems of our broken immigration system is that it is creating human tragedies and there are human tragedies when people break the law.”

READ: Ted Cruz’s Roommate Admits The GOP Candidate Is The Worst Possible College Roommate

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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It seems like Ted Cruz can’t stay away from the spotlight. On the heels of a very public* scandal, Cruz is now drumming up some more controversy for himself. But now he’s inserting himself into some pre-existing drama.

This time, Rafael Cruz decided to share his opinion on a recent dispute in the Star Wars universe. Yes, you read that right.

Ted Cruz–who has had his fair share of celebrity feuds— decided to pick a fight with Star Wars actress, Daisy Ridley.

The drama started when Cruz tweeted about the ongoing conflict between Disney and “The Mandalorian” actress, Gina Carano.

As background, Disney fired Carano from the hit show after she shared various controversial, far-right opinions on social media. Her posts included anti-mask rhetoric, Q-Anon conspiracies, and promoting false election fraud rumors. Oh, and she also compared being a conservative in Hollywood to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Since Carano’s firing, many conservative figures have publicly come to her defense. One of them being Ted Cruz.

Recently, Rafael tweeted out: “Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.”

For those who aren’t well versed in the Star Wars universe, Cruz’s tweet seemed to be throwing subtle shade at the character of Rey–a female Jedi in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. Sure, you could call Rey “emotionally tortured”…or you could call her a normal person who expresses normal feelings. *Shrug*

Anyway, Daisy Ridley–the actress who played Rey–soon caught wind of the diss when an interviewer brought it to her attention.

The interviewer than asked if Ridley had any response to her character being classified as an “emotionally tortured Jedi”.At first, Ridley seemed visibly surprised that Cruz shaded her character. But she quickly regained her composure–as well as her wit.

“I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi who doesn’t leave their state when it’s having a terrible time,” she quipped.

Looks like Cruz had to learn the hard way not to mess with the Force.

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

Sen. Ted Cruz has reached peak infamy with a piñata in his honor. People have been turned into piñatas over the years for both good and bad reasons. The Cruz piñata serves as a reminder of the senator’s attempt to flee the brutal Texas winter crisis.

A Texas party store is selling piñatas of Sen. Ted Cruz and people are into it.

Piñatas are always the centerpiece of a fun party and they are even more exciting when they are topical. One party shop in Texas is riding on the wave of local and national news criticizing Sen. Cruz to cash in.

Last week Sen. Cruz was caught boarding a United flight to Cancún, Mexico to escape the winter storm devastating Texas. As millions of Texans survived without water and power, the Cruz family booked a Mexican getaway to warmer weather and reliable electricity.

At first, Sen. Cruz tried to blame his daughters for fleeing Texas as his constituents suffered from the weather. He soon changed his story and claimed that he realized he had made a mistake as soon as he sat down on the plane waiting to depart from Houston.

Finally, after days of speculation, someone came forward and leaked text messages from Sen. Cruz’s wife, Heidi. Turns out, according to the texts, that the Cruz family was actively planning a vacation to avoid the snowstorm. According to the texts, the Cruz family was trying to convince neighbors and friends to join them so they can get out of their freezing house. The criticism amplified when it was reported that the Cruz family left the family dog behind as they fled to Mexico.

People are eager to get their hands on a Sen. Cruz piñata.

Families have been in quarantine for almost a year and they are hitting a wall. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it is no surprise that people would want to have something to do together outdoors. Seems that a lot of people would like a piñata party to celebrate the bad weather slowly moving out.

There are even some people asking for different people made as piñatas.

You never know unless you ask, right? Never hurts to try to make your own request to better your birthday. It seems that the party store is able to make various different piñatas. The party store made a piñata after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ famous mitten moment at President Biden’s inauguration.

READ: Sen. Ted Cruz Makes Quick U-Turn From Mexico After Outrage He Abandoned His Frozen Texas

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