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  •  Dems don't fear the likes of a Ted Cruz (3+ / 0-)
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    Steve M. nails both Rich Lowry & National Review's Michael Walsh.

    Steve M. @ No more Mister Nice Blog - Thursday, August 22, 2013

    Steve M.:

    Republicans are at it again: an ambitious member of their party has them seeing starbursts, primarily because they think this particular Republican terrifies and infuriates us.
    Rich Lowry:
    Democrats and liberal pundits would surely dislike Cruz no matter where he went to school, but his pedigree adds an extra element of shocked disbelief to the disdain....

    One of the left's deepest prejudices is that its opponents are stupid, and Cruz tramples on it. Chris Hayes of MSNBC actually says he fears Cruz's brilliance.

    Steve M.:
    (Try to follow the logic of that last bit: People on the left think all conservatives are stupid, as evidenced by ... a prominent left-leaning commentator saying that Cruz is actually very smart. Yup, makes sense to me.)
    National Review Michael Walsh:
    Cruz and Rand has already thrown the Left off its game, which is why it's reacted to Cruz like screeching vampires suddenly confronting a crucifix. They want to turn him into the male Sarah Palin, but there’s those pesky little details like his Senate seat and his Harvard pedigree....
    Steve M.:
    No, we don't want to turn Ted Cruz into the male Sarah Palin, because we didn't turn Sarah Palin into the female Sarah Palin -- she did that to herself, which is more or less what we expect Ted Cruz to do
    [...]
    Cruz is smarter than Palin -- a low bar to clear -- but he's naive if he thinks the road to the White House passes through the Valley of World Net Daily Talking Points.
    [...]
    But what is it with Republicans and their obsessive quest for the ultimate Dem-destroying nominee?

    Rebublicans fall all over the likes of  Herman Cain and before that Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. And many of them hoped that Trump or Ben Carson or Allen West or Cruz will be the nominee, just because they talk a lot of trash about Democrats and liberals.

    Steve M.:

    But they drive the eventual [republican] winner very, very far to the right, and quite possibly (in 2008 and 2012) to defeat.
    Dems otoh want their candidate to fight for our progressive values, not to spend their time earning their keep bashing the likes of a Ted Cruz.

    Who also will also never be President.

    That's why we don't fear him. We appreciate the exposure he's bringing. The suppuration will suface, to be cleansed out of our county's system

    Thx Jed Lewison

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