tea party texan,conservative and republican. what a combination.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. is there something in the grape juice down there?

    Today, Texas Republican primary voters selected Ted Cruz as their candidate to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Cruz, a former Solicitor General of Texas and law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, is among the nation’s most skilled Supreme Court advocates. Yet his considerable intellect is rivaled by his very poor judgment. Here are just five of the most revealing windows into Cruz’ Tea Party worldview:
    1) Ted Cruz Believes George Soros Leads A United Nations Conspiracy To Eliminate Golf: In 1992, President George H.W. Bush joined the leaders of 177 other nations in endorsing a non-binding UN document known as Agenda 21. This twenty year-old document largely speaks at a very high level of generality about reducing poverty and building sustainable living environments. Nevertheless, Cruz published an article on his campaign website claiming that this non-binding document is actually a nefarious plot to “abolish ‘unsustainable’ environments, including golf courses, grazing pastures, and paved roads.” To top it off, Cruz lays the blame for this global anti-golf conspiracy at the feet of a well-known Tea Party boogieman — “The originator of this grand scheme is George Soros.”

    2) Ted Cruz Wants To Gut Social Security: In an interview with the Texas Tribune Cruz labeled Social Security a “ponzi scheme” and outlined a three-step plan to gut this essential program. Cruz would raise the Social Security retirement age, cut future benefits, and implement a George W. Bush-style plan to privatize much of the program. In other words, in addition to forcing them to work longer for fewer benefits, Cruz would place retirees at the mercy of a fickle stock market. Had Social Security been privatized during the career of a worker who retired near the end of the Bush Administration, that worker would have retired with less money in their privatized account than they would have if they’d simply kept their money between their mattress and box spring.

    3) Ted Cruz Wants To Party Like It’s 1829: The Constitution provides that Acts of Congress “shall be the supreme law of the land,” and thus cannot be nullified by rogue state lawmakers. Cruz, however, co-authored an unconstitutional proposal claiming two or more states could simply ignore the Constitution’s command and nullify the Affordable Care Act so long as they work together. Although the Constitution does permit states to join in “interstate compacts” that have the force of law, under the Constitution such compacts require the consent of Congress and can be vetoed by the President. Cruz falsely claimed that states do not need to meet these Constitutional requirements to undermine laws they don’t like.

    4) Ted Cruz Is An Islamophobe: At a campaign event earlier this month, Cruz touted another of the Tea Party’s favorite conspiracy theories, claiming that “Sharia law is an enormous problem” in this country. Although it is common for far right politicians to claim that American law is somehow being replaced with Islamic law, these claims have absolutely no basis in reality. Few American courts have ever even mentioned Sharia or Islamic law, and those that have generally only do so in contracts or similar cases where a party before the court agreed to be bound by Sharia law.

    5) Ted Cruz Campaigned On How He Helped Texas Kill A Mexican: Cruz’s very first campaign ad encouraged GOP primary voters to support him because he helped make it easier for Texas to kill an “illegal alien.” According to the ad, “Cruz fought all the way to the Supreme Court” after “the UN and World Court overruled a Texas jury’s verdict to execute an illegal alien.” In reality, the case Cruz won had nothing to do with whether Texas had the authority to kill this man. Rather, it concerned whether Texas could defy a treaty requiring it to inform foreign nationals who are arrested of their right “to request assistance from the consul of his own state.” Even North Korea honored this treaty that Cruz fought to undermine.
  2. Another example of the fact that the GOP has simply lost it's mind.
  3. Lucrum


    anti religion anti liberty anti personal responsibility pro big government pro high taxes pro Obama anti gun nut truck driver. what a combination.
  4. He sounds like a very good candidate, someone not willing to bend over and take it like many republican officeholders.

    Since the left is unwilling to take him on on the merits, they try to delegiitimize him by mudlsinging. It's the same tactic they used against other Tea party candidates. Try to make them out to be kooks rather than debate their actual ideas.

    It worked in a couple of states for them, like Nevada, but after Novermber, I believe the name they'll be calling Cruz is "Senator."
  5. Texas is ground zero for southern conservative stupidity.

    Maybe it's the heat. Can't move fast in the heat. They tend be be slow down there, in both action and thought.
  6. Ricter


    "Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) Compares Birth Control Mandate To Pearl Harbor, 9/11"
  7. OK maybe it's just the conservative Republican part that makes them dumb. Or more precisely dumb conservatives become Republicans?
  8. Ricter


    All the parties have their liabilities, ours included.
  9. And talk about a liability, these guys have cups running over with liabilities. Romney being the main one.

    Come on you conservatives, make that bet with me. I'm a liberal loser, prove me wrong while I still am willing to fleece you guys.

    $200, $1000? Come on boys and girls.

    Crickets again. Phoenix, Scat, Max, Ohms, anyone out there with balls besides Jem?

    time to come out with some stupid thing about having aliases or whatever. I'm in Europe and have been for months. I guess that makes me unable to bet with right wingnuts? No it doesn't.

    Just think about your bragging rights when your guy wins. As if.
  10. Get a grip on reality, mrcentrist.
    #10     Aug 1, 2012