“Earlier today, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced he was running for president. You know what I find interesting about Ted Cruz? He was born in Canada, his father fled to the United States from Cuba, yet Ted Cruz is against immigration.”Despite the fact that the Maple Syrup flows thickly in his veins, Tailgunner Ted is as American as Apple Pie. Cruz represents a minority group that has been often overlooked in American History: Canadian-Americans.
Canadian-Americans have contributed greatly to our country. There's Comedian John Candy, ex-communicated republican David Frum and that other guy. Cruz should not run from his Canadian roots by bashing immigration. He should proudly celebrate them instead.
Perhaps Cruz will come around and stop all the self-hating immigrant bashing. His family, too, crossed the border. And Cruz does not have to always be the biggest asshole in the room to draw attention away from his naturally inherited polite Canadian demeanor, either. He shouldn't feel compelled to to launch vile McCarthy-ite attacks against political opponents to contrast being an around golly-gee nice guy. Nice is OK.
Sunny optimism sells. It worked for Reagan. We can keep our fingers crossed.