Skip to comments.Ted Cruz, a traitor to his class
Posted on 08/22/2013 1:43:27 PM PDT by Hojczyk
An incisive point from Rich Lowry about the identity politics driving the lefts unusual contempt for Cruz. Its not so much that they consider him a traitor to his race, as they do most conservatives who are black or Latino, as to his ruling-class pedigree.
A national debate champion educated by Princeton and Harvard Law and leading the charge against ObamaCare. Hes the John Walker Lindh of the Ivy League.
The partys highest-profile Texans, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, tended to match inarticulateness with cowboy swagger and lend themselves to mockery as intellectual lightweights. Bush went to Yale and Harvard Business School, yet no one naturally thinks of him as an Ivy Leaguer. The two Lone Star State governors played into the lefts stereotypes so nicely that if they didnt exist, Gail Collins would have had to make them up.
Cruz is different a Princeton and Harvard man who not only matriculated at those fine institutions but excelled at them. Champion debater at Princeton. Magna cum laude graduate at Harvard. Supreme Court clerkship, on the way to Texas solicitor general and dozens of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cruz is from the intellectual elite, but not of it, a tea party conservative whose politics are considered gauche at best at the storied universities where he studied. He is, to borrow the words of the 2009 H.W. Brands biography of FDR, a traitor to his class.
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Ted Cruz is just what America needs!!! Why do think the Obamabots are so hateful of him. They are terrified that he will destroy them which he will, very effectively!!!
Those "dysrons," who prance around as experts on the future, may have been born with the potential to be useful in some ways; but their confusion, born in fear and/or compulsion, renders it impossible for them to ever realize even a small part of that potential.
And yet Obama couldn’t spell his name if you spotted hi m two a’s.
Bob Beckel on The Five really hates him, so Cruz must be doing something right.
Rick Perry deserves that description. George W. Bush does not. Rick Perry is a dufus at best. George W. Bush did a tremendously good job as President in VERY difficult times. Yep, he passed some junky bills and didn't fight back against negativity but he is a gentleman.
The left is worried and I'm sure the RNC honchos are already trying to decide how to discourage Cruz from running for the 2016 presidential nomination or how they can sabotage him if Cruz decides to run, anyway. Unless Ted Cruz suddenly veers left he'll have my full support if he chooses to run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Democrats attempting to pretend his conservative stands are faked will get nowhere because real conservatives can tell a phony who talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. I think we may have a winner here.
Wow, I know more about the educational records of Bush, Perry and Cruz now!
Where is odumbo’s?
Flak and target come to mind.
Like I said...two weeks ago when Prissy Mathews said Ted Cruz was the front runner, it was code for all the knives to come out.
He’s also a listener at a time when so many of our public servants show nothing but contempt for those they serve.
I read somewhere yesterday that Cruz said Chuck Norris wears DeMint pajamas. Hahahha! I thought that was funny.
They’ve already started writing article about how he walked past the women’s dorm in his paisley robe and found a couple people who called him “creepy”. Gloria Alred will be working overtime to find some poor schlub victim whom Cruz made uncomfortable and the MSM will broadcast it nonstop.
Cruz defeated the most powerful politician in Texas, (Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst), for the Texas senate seat. Dewhurst had the all the clout, money, and support of the Texas RINO machine behind him and lost to the underfunded and unknown Tea Party candidate.
I’m with ya!
Cruz is a true Constitutional Conservative who will not back down from the communists...and that puts him in the Reagan & Palin group of patriots who “get” the danger we face.
I’m believing in him, until I see anything that proves me wrong, but I feel for him.
Once he decides to run for President, the mainstream media are going to tear him to pieces. They are going to seriously hate him.
Would that be the Dewhurst that was recorded trying to influence local police to let a relative out of jail?
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