Why Obama Is Just Like Fidel Castro: Explained By Ted Cruz’s Father (VIDEO)

Fatimah Mazhar

Apparently Senator Ted Cruz’s father believes that U.S. President Barack Obama is “just like” Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

While speaking to a conference entitled Free The People, arranged by tea party group Freedom Works, Rafael Cruz weighed in on how his own ultra-conservative worldviews helped to mould his son’s views on Obama’s dictator-like policies.

He explained his time during President Jimmy Carter’s administration and how he joined a religious group to help Ronald Regan win the elections. He begins, “I was shocked again when I saw a government started in this country instituting socialist policies, which I very easily recognized because of my experience in Cuba.”

When my son was 8-9 years old, our conversations around the dinner table centered around politics every day,” Rafael Cruz continued. “I remember, over and over, I would ask him, ‘You know Ted, when I face oppression in Cuba, I had a place to come to. If we lose our freedoms here, where are we going to go?’ There is no place to go; this is the bastion of freedom in the world. This is why we have to fight to protect the freedom we have.”

And then Cruz recalled ‘the most ominous words he had ever heard’ by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union speeches “when our president said if Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally. Not much different than that… friend that I left behind in Cuba. Governing by decree, by executive order, just like a dictator, like Fidel Castro.”

You can watch his complete analysis in the video above and do tell us if you agree with his views.