Tonight in Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points, the Factor host tackled the fundamental differences between President Obama and Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s visions for America’s future.

At CPAC over the weekend, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke about his immigrant father’s humble beginning washing dishes for 50 cents an hour. Cruz said, “If someone had come up to that 18-year-old kid as he was washing dishes and suggested to him that 55 years hence, his son would be sworn into office as a United State senator, […] that would’ve been unimaginable.”

“[Cruz’s father] worked hard, he provided for his family and now, his son has achieved the American dream. That’s the way this country is supposed to work,” observed O’Reilly.

President Obama also has a compelling story to tell. He was raised by his maternal grandparents after his father abandoned him. How much the system helped President Obama is unknown, noted O’Reilly, as his college records have remained private. “We don’t know the extent of affirmative action. We don’t know how much the government subsidized his climb to the top. It would be very helpful to have that information simply to be fair to the president and his vision.”

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