I swear to G_d ...I nearly pissed my pants laughing so hard at this story up at The Huffington Post! I mean, are you serious, HuffPo? Slow news day, dudes?
This is beyond hilarious as the HuffPo tries to create any sort of controversy for the popular conservative Senator - Lord knows that offending 17 Nigerians in a Houston suburb is sure to take down the career of a rising conservative star!
And by the way, if you are a Nigerian living in America, you are now AN AMERICAN so fuck your offense to the homeland.
P.s. To all my readers, this HuffPo "story" was done by Jared Gilmour from the Huffington Post, feel free to Tweet him and laugh your ass off at him.
Ted Cruz's 'Nigerian Email Scammers' Joke Offends Texas Nigerian Community
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) recent joke comparing those running the Obamacare website to Nigerian email scammers has drawn criticism from Houston's Nigerian community, according to local ABC affiliate KTRK.
"Have you all noticed, you know the Nigerian email scammers?" Cruz asked the crowd at a Houston rally on Monday, KTRK Houston reported. "They've been a lot less active lately, because they've all been hired to run the Obamacare websites."
Cruz's spokesperson told KTRK the senator was just making a joke based on a common email scam and meant no offense. But the Nigerian community wasn't laughing.
The Rev. Felix Awotula, pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of God, told KTRK that he received phone calls about the comment throughout the day.
"I'm not too sure of the motive behind that. But anyway, the statement has been made, and it has a devastating effect in the mind of Nigerians because we don't want to identify the country with anything negative," Awotula said to KTRK. "I'm not saying all Nigerians are perfect."
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) criticized Cruz's comment.
“Jokes about Nigerian scammers, you know, I wonder how much off the cuff that really was, and how calculated it was to appeal to Sen. Cruz’s base, many of whom believe that the president is from Africa,” Cartwright said on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Tuesday.