FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks in Madisonville, Texas. In the year that will pass before the 2016 campaign for president formally kicks off with the votes in the Iowa Caucus, any number of candidates, donors, political operatives _ and people who have nothing to do with American politics _ will shape the race for the White House. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) (AP)

Ted Cruz's crazy dad has a dire warning for the GOP: Nominating Jeb Bush means electing Hillary Clinton & destroying America

Listen up, all ye who love America!


Sophia Tesfaye
November 4, 2015 1:57AM (UTC)

Speaking to crowd in Lake Elmo, Minnesota last month, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's father, Rafael, predicted that America will be destroyed if Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election, reports Right Wing Watch.

Declaring that "we are ready to take America back," without identifying from whom, Cruz said he was encouraged by what he called a "groundswell all across America of people saying 'I am sick and tired of this garbage, I'm not going to take it anymore,'" to cheers of "Amen" from the audience.

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Warning that "we don't have enough time," Cruz confidently predicted that "it will happen," ostensibly referring to the nomination of his son. He then explained that the only thing that could derail a surefire Republican takeover of the White House is if the mischievous forces of "the Republican establishment" are successful in manipulating Republicans to support a “mushy, middle-of-the-road, stand-for-nothing moderate like Jeb Bush.”

“And if Jeb Bush gets the nomination, Hillary will be our next president and this country will be destroyed,” Cruz warned, wagging his finger at the crowd.

The elder Cruz has made a similar comment in the past, remarking in April that if Clinton were to win the general election, “you might as well kiss this country goodbye.”

Cruz encouraged Republicans to go around the liberal media to "get the message" out that his son is the only GOP candidate that has the guts to speak out against "the Washington cartel."

Watch Rafael Cruz rail against the GOP establishment ad fearmonger about a possible Clinton presidency:

Why It's a Great Time to Attack 'The Media'

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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