Katrina Trinko at National Review reports that Ted Cruz’ dad, Rafael, gave a barn burner of a speech yesterday in Ames, Iowa.
Speaking at The Family Leader Summit today, the father of Ted Cruz delivered an energetic speech that earned him one of the longest standing ovations of the day.
“Our lives are under attack,” Cruz said of Obamacare. “We already saw what is happening with abortion. The same thing is happening at the other end with Obamacare. Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly by denying care, by even perhaps denying treatment of people [with] catastrophic sickness.”
He also addressed religious liberty, saying “socialism requires that government becomes your god.”
“They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government,” Cruz continued. “That’s what is behind homosexual marriage. It’s really more about destruction of the traditional marriage … because you need to destroy also loyalty to the family.”
Cruz, who left Cuba as a young man, also took a jab at Obama by describing Fidel Castro as a “young charismatic leader… talking about hope and change.”