Sen. Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared President Obama to Fidel Castro numerous times.
"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd that he "grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship" and that as a teenager had become involved in a revolution.
"I remember during that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change," he said. "His name was Fidel Castro."
Rafael went on to recall how he became disillusioned by seeing what Castro had later done to Cuba even after promising "hope and change," and then later goes on to say that seeing what is happening in the United States under Obama also causes disillusion.
"I think the most ominous words I’ve ever heard was in the last two state of the union addresses, when our president said: 'If Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally,'" he said.