Senator Ted Cruz, writing on his Facebook timeline:
Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, 'Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.' Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.
We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.
And then came the comments.
Now, in the interest of the facts (a concept Senator Cruz doesn't tend to traffic in), the post has over 5,000 "likes" as opposed to 512 mostly hateful, vitriolic comments. And a portion of those 512 comments are responses along the lines of "are you nuts aware that we can all read this?"