What’s Rafael Cruz Calling Nazi Today?

This could almost be a game show. We could invite a contestant down to spin a big wheel to see what Rafael Cruz or other Christian right dullards are comparing to Hitler and the Nazis this time. And the winner today is — spins wheelCommon Core educational standards.

“In Nazi Germany, Hitler said, ‘Give me the children and I will rule the world.’ That’s what’s behind Common Core,” he said. “It’s brainwashing of our children, it’s changing and destroying the foundations that have made America the greatest country on the face of the earth.”

Later in the speech, Cruz said that Common Core is “molding the minds to adopt a secular worldview which destroys American exceptionalism, which destroys the historical foundations of America, which destroys what has made America a unique place in the world.”

You win a NEW CAR! And it gets better:

After warning that government “brainwashing” is bringing about the “destruction of our Judeo-Christian foundation” and “our religious liberty,” Cruz blasted “the concept of ‘diversity,’” which he called “totally opposite of what made America great.”

That’s right. A Cuban immigrant who came to America and became a citizen is against diversity. You simply can’t make this shit up.

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  • dingojack

    Uh Rafael – “Give me the children and I will rule the world” is attributed to Stalin, not Hitler. Wrong end of the Totalitarian spectrum.

    Dingo

  • tbp1

    A Cuban immigrant who came to America and became a citizen is against diversity.

    Don’t forget the sojourn in Canada.

  • Chiroptera

    Yes, teaching kids how to read complex sentences and work out math problems is always the first step in brain washing.

  • Glenn E Ross

    Ed sez:

    That’s right. A Cuban immigrant who came to America and became a citizen is against diversity.

    You miss his point, not that I agree with him. We do come from diverse places but once we are here we should strive to become the prototypical conservative protestant white male. Fit in to prove you are worthy to be here and leave your diversity at the shore.

  • sugarfrosted

    Well you see, Chiroptera. Germany was great in the field of mathematics and see what happened there? (Of course the Nazis effectively gutted that, but details.)

  • John Pieret

    You simply can’t make this shit up.

    It is apparent that Cruz and his ilk are more than capable of making this shit up.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You Liberals obviously haven’t read Common Core’s questions:

    If Billy and Jimmy each have one penis, and Suzy’s Christian baker boss has to cover her cooter insurance, how much banned School Prayer does it take to hate American Exceptionalism?

    That’s straight from Hitler’s Communist Manifesto!

  • Quantum Mechanic

    Well, thread’s over. Modus wins, as usual.

  • eric

    once we are here we should strive to become the prototypical conservative protestant white male.

    And if you fail at those last two, its all your fault.

    As to the OP game show idea., the next Nazi comparison will be with Obama. I know, I know, it’s the favorite. I’m going for the win, not originality.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Common Core was developed by Republican governors. So, like it or not, I agree with Cruz.

  • grumpyoldfart

    How many Americans would agree with Cruz? Ten million? Twenty million tops!

  • D. C. Sessions

    I spent rather too much time this winter listening to a colleague ranting about Common Core. It was pretty obvious early on that he’d never read any primary sources; I’m not sure whether he got most of his disinformation from church or right-wing e-mails. Either way, he wasn’t going to be moved by anything that a couple of teachers who had read it or others who at least knew the scope had to say.

  • sugarfrosted

    My math graduate student opinion says the minimum curricula, which is what common core is, for math is too low of a bar.

    My uncle complained about it because my third grade cousin was doing proto algebra. Using this as an example of how terrible it was. I reminded him of the of how he failed calculus thus his opinion on what good math education is is suspect.

  • frankgturner

    @ Glenn #4

    So we are all supposed to become Michael Jackson then?

  • frankgturner

    @ Kevin #10

    Oh right, let’s just create a problem and then complain about it and try to get it solved so we can blame the other party for it and claim that we solved it when it stops being a problem.

    .

    Do all Americans have a 2 minute memory?

  • matty1

    @Modus

    Is the answer Bengazhi?

  • Moon Jaguar

    frankgturner @ 15

    I bet you think you’re soooo educated ’cause you got those big fancy facts. I bet facts are part of Common Core! I bet you think reality trumps my ignorant, bitter outrage! Think again buster!!!!

  • D. C. Sessions

    Do all Americans have a 2 minute memory?

    Not all. But that’s about the mean.

  • joelperkin

    Nazis recruiting kids? Two words: Sunday School. Three more words: Vacation Bible School.