Taking Two Minutes To Dismantle 8 Of The Ted Cruz False Narratives, Scare Tactics and Strawman Arguments!
by Steve Russo
Alright, Let's get this out of the way... Ted Cruz is a Racist, Homophobe, Anti Science, Anti Abortion, Right-Wing Neo Con, Unqualified, Stupid, Backwards Thinking Bigot, Greedy White Privileged Wealthy Capitalist, Irrational Fossil Fuel Loving and Polluting Neanderthal, Canadian Born, Anti Immigrant, Inexperienced, Republican Fascist!
Did I miss anything?
Example: Chorus Of Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Science, Stupid etc.http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/03/24/chorus-late-night-comics-mock-ted-cruz-anti-immigrant-stupid
Oh, dear! Oh, sweet merciful Zeus!!
OH, THE HUMANITY!!!
Ted Cruz is running for President!!!
Poor people will STARVE!!!
Old people will be eating DOG FOOD!!!!
Gay people will be tossed off of BUILDINGS!!!!
Children will go without books and lunches!!!
The Government will be controlling and living inside your Vagina!!!!!
Condoms will be banned and no more birth control pills will be had!!!
Gun nuts will be killing everyone that moves!!!!
Dogs and cats living together!! Mass hysteria!!!
I gotta tell you. I love the smell of panic in the morning.
Since announcing his run for the Presidency on Monday, Senator Ted Cruz has been attacked by both the Left and the Right and even the Ron Paul Libertarians (no surprise about that) who've accused him of all the things I just mentioned and some I've already forgotten. So I'd like to take this moment to address as many of them as possible. By the way, Ted Cruz doesn't need me or anyone else to defend him, he's a big boy and can take care of himself, but since I've noticed these talking points, false narratives and strawman arguments showing up everywhere, why not put them all together and address them.
First.... The Left doesn't get to pick our candidates! Whenever you see anything from the left telling us what is wrong with our candidates, using false narratives and strawmen arguments, reject it! These are the same people that elected the tyrant Obama, not once but twice! Whatever they spew is utter nonsense and their judgement is to be laughed at! Plus... their next nominee will either be a failed socialist Secretary of State whose only accomplishments were frequent flier miles, drinking and falling down and getting 4 Americans killed or... another Marxist Senator whose claim to fame is.. "You didn't build that!" See what I mean?
So let's review the false narratives...
Strawman # 1. We Need To Nominate a Governor Not a Senator!
Half of the presidents of this country were Governors and half were Senators, we had both good and bad of each. But the truth is, we don't need a Governor, or a Senator or a Business man... We need a leader to restore the Republic, to respect the American people and to honor the rule of law and to restore and uphold the constitution.http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-just-obliterated-the-argument-we-need-a-governor-for-president/
Strawman # 2. Ted Cruz shut down the government and it cost us $24 Billion dollars!
Funny how the same Liberals who elected a community organizer that they didn't know anything about, who has blown $8.1 trillion in 6 years, are now suddenly worried about $24 Billion! A tad bit hypocritical, no? First, You only need to remember two numbers: 54 – The number of Republicans in the Senate and 245 – The number of Republicans in the House! Apparently voters were so angry with the Republicans for the “government shutdown,” they couldn’t wait to punish them by voting in a larger majority in the House and securing a majority in the Senate.
Ted Cruz didn't and couldn't shut down the government. Barack Obama did! He's the President. Barack Obama chose to shut down 17% of non essential parts of the government and he chose parts that would get the most attention and blamed Republicans for it. Ted Cruz did exactly what he said he would do and was elected to the Senate to do, try to slow down Obama's tyrannical unconstitutional acts of ruling by fiat! That is the Senate's job. To be the brakes, not roll over for the King. Cruz tried to defund Obamacare (like the rest of the Senators who were elected, promised to do, but didn't). And to top it off, the Cruz filibuster never hurt the Republican party as predicted by both the Left and Right, it gave them a landslide victory in 2014 and control of both houses! It counts for something when you stand on principle and deliver a victory.http://patdollard.com/2014/01/in-exchange-with-cruz-bob-schieffer-cant-get-it-through-his-thick-skull-that-barack-obama-not-ted-cruz-shut-down-government/
Strawman # 3. Ted Cruz Mentioned Our Rights Come from God in his speech! He's another Right-wing Religious Zealot!
This one made me laugh. This only proves just how stupid many in the press truly are. This "Reporter" for Yahoo News, that is ranked fifth for where young people actually get their news, has obviously never read the Preamble to The Declaration Of Independence and most likely failed her basic civics class. And I think it's safe to say, most likely has never read the Constitution either. And let's forget about the Federalist and Non Federalist papers. This is a “political reporter” for Yahoo? Um Meredith? Here, let me help you:
....We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. - The Declaration Of Independencehttp://www.elcivics.com/us_declaration_preamble.html
Better yet, let us use a Democrat icon.... "The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God."
- John F. Kennedy (D), Inaugural Address (20 January 1961)http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/BqXIEM9F4024ntFl7SVAjA.aspx
Strawman # 4. Ted Cruz is not an American Citizen, He was born in Canada and that makes him unqualified!
Funny how those on the left are now worried about citizenship. According to the Constitution, a presidential candidate must be a “natural born citizen” of the United States.
John McCain and George Romney ran for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone and Mexico, respectively. And so did Barry Goldwater who was born in Arizona before it became a state. The most recent defense of Cruz’s eligibility came in a recent article in the Harvard Law Review, where two lawyers who worked in the Bush and Obama administrations argued that Cruz’s mother’s citizenship and his father’s status as a U.S. resident covered the Constitution’s requirement.http://harvardlawreview.org/2015/03/on-the-meaning-of-natural-born-citizen/
FACTCHECK VERDICT: TED CRUZ ELIGIBLE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENThttp://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2015/03/24/factcheck-verdict-yes-donald-trump-ted-cruz-is-eligible-to-run-for-president/
Even the Super Genius and Constitutional Scholar Al Sharpton Concedes Ted Cruz Is ‘Allegable’ To Run For President…But Watch Out For Mythical Gods!http://therightscoop.com/al-sharpton-concedes-teds-crew-might-be-allegable/
Strawman # 5. Ted Cruz (like all Republicans) Want To Enforce their Government Rule Over My Vagina!
Believe me, No one wants to be in your vagina! Unless you're from the Democrat party! It is the Democrat Party that gave you Government Run Healthcare that dictates what services you can and cannot have! As a matter of fact, It was Ted Cruz who said in his speech Monday, he wants "Government Out Of Your Healthcare and wants you and your doctor to make those decisions!http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/23/theres-a-significant-reason-ted-cruz-chose-march-23-to-announce-his-presidential-bid/
Strawman # 6. Ted Cruz is an inexperienced first term Senator, just like Obama was!
While Obama, was becoming a community organizer for ACORN and working with Bill Ayres (a known domestic terrorist) Ted Cruz was busy being state solicitor general from 2003 to 2008, where he represented Texas in cases before the Supreme Court. In five years there, he wrote 70 briefs to the Supreme Court and argued before the court nine times.
He defended the Ten Commandments monument that stands on the state-capitol grounds, at the U.S. Supreme Court, and won 5–4.
He defended the Pledge of Allegiance when a federal court of appeals struck down the pledge . . . because it included the words ‘one nation under God.’ at the U.S. Supreme Court, and won unanimously.
He represented a case called Medellin v. Texas, in which the George W. Bush administration tried to force Texas to obey a ruling of the International Court of Justice. “On the other side were 90 foreign nations,” he defended U.S. sovereignty . . . and we won 6–3.” Obama went onto the Senate and voted present 129 times accomplished.... nothing! Ted Cruz is also happy to show you his college grades and yet, no one knows Obama's.https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/296299/good-it-gets
Strawman # 7. Ted Cruz is another stupid Right-Wing nut job!
Liberal and Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz: Ted Cruz was one of Harvard Law’s smartest students...http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/09/dershowitz-tex-cruz-one-of-harvard-laws-smartest-students/
Strawman # 8. Ted Cruz can't win and he's at the bottom of the polls....
All I have to do is remind everyone, Ronald Reagan was trailing Jimmy carter by double digits in the late summer before the 1980 election and he won by a landslide! Polls (as we keep finding out: see last week's Israeli election) are BS!http://spectator.org/blog/60607/brent-bozell-takes-down-karl-rove
So I hope this is useful in some way. This could all be a huge waste of time if the establishment nominates Bush, because he will lose. No one wants him. And just for added flavor, Here's 3 More Reasons Why Ted Cruz Could Win...http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/23/3-reasons-ted-cruz-could-win/
And finally, more Ted Cruz hate stupidity not worth addressing!
~ Univision: Ted Cruz A Hispanic Sellout, “He May Have A Latino Last Name But His Heart Is Not Aligned With The Hispanic Community”… (Well, maybe that’s because he’s an American.)http://youtu.be/-KdtQW5qrpw
~ Tingles Matthews In Full Spittle Mode: Ted Cruz Turning GOP Into A “Torpedo Headed Directly For The U.S. Capitol, And Then Becomes A Cruise Missile Targeted At Government Itself”… (Yes, MSNBC pays him millions a year for this brilliance.)http://youtu.be/iLliv5VPE2U
~ Whoopi: I’m Going Keep to Taking Pot Shots at Anti-Gay, Anti-Woman Cruzhttp://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/03/24/whoopi-im-going-keep-to-taking-pot-shots-at-anti-gay-anti-woman-cruz/
~ Racist New Yorker Magazine Calls Ted Cruz “Uppity” (Imagine if Ted Cruz were black? But he’s just a “White hispanic” in their language, and not on the reservation so it’s open season.)
I listened to the whole speech, and of course, Ted Cruz said no such thing. What he did seek to cast himself as the leader of was of “courageous conservatives”, clearly attempting to establish that as a watchword of his effort. Perhaps to Mr. Cassidy, that means the same thing, leaving out that there are Conservatives of all different stripes-Christian, Jewish, atheist, agnostic, etc. Poor reporting at best, but more likely in line with progressive talking points to cast Cruz as a “religious zealot”.http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/can-you-imagine-ted-cruz-as-president
~ Washburn University Offering Course On How “Extremist” Ted Cruz And GOP Are Resurrecting “Racism”… ( Liberal bias in academia? Nah, that’s just a crazy right-wing myth.)http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=6384