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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:07 AM

New Yorker - "Is Senator Ted Cruz Our New McCarthy?"

Interestingly, Ted Cruz even resembles Joe McCarthy. I guess it is no surprise that Ted Cruz feels no shame about attacking the patriotism or loyalty of decorated war heroes. Why feel afraid when you have billions in Koch money behind you?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/02/ted-cruz-sees-red-not-crimson-at-harvard.html?mbid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true

Last week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s prosecutorial style of questioning Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for Defense Secretary, came so close to innuendo that it raised eyebrows in Congress, even among his Republican colleagues. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, called Cruz’s inquiry into Hagel’s past associations “out of bounds, quite frankly.” The Times reported that Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, rebuked Cruz for insinuating, without evidence, that Hagel may have collected speaking fees from North Korea. Some Democrats went so far as to liken Cruz, who is a newcomer to the Senate, to a darkly divisive predecessor, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, whose anti-Communist crusades devolved into infamous witch hunts. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, stopped short of invoking McCarthy’s name, but there was no mistaking her allusion when she talked about being reminded of “a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such-and-such a date,’ and of course there was nothing in the poc
ket.”

Boxer’s analogy may have been more apt than she realized. Two and a half years ago, Cruz gave a stem-winder of a speech at a Fourth of July weekend political rally in Austin, Texas, in which he accused the Harvard Law School of harboring a dozen Communists on its faculty when he studied there. Cruz attended Harvard Law School from 1992 until 1995. His spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request to discuss the speech.

Cruz made the accusation while speaking to a rapt ballroom audience during a luncheon at a conference called “Defending the American Dream,” sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a non-profit political organization founded and funded in part by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Cruz greeted the audience jovially, but soon launched an impassioned attack on President Obama, whom he described as “the most radical” President “ever to occupy the Oval Office.” (I was covering the conference and kept the notes.)

He then went on to assert that Obama, who attended Harvard Law School four years ahead of him, “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School.” The reason, said Cruz, was that, “There were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were twelve who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.”

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:19 AM

1. Below is a link to Rachel Maddow's segment from last night regarding Ted Cruz

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:14 AM

2. NEW Update: Cruz has responded to The New Yorker


CRUZ DOUBLES DOWN: COMMIE SLUR 'ABSOLUTELY CORRECT'


Ted Cruz Responds: Harvard Law Was Full of Communists
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/02/ted-cruz-responds-harvard-law-was-full-of-communists.html




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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:59 PM

3. Charlie McCarthy assuredly!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:06 PM

4. McCarthy was reincarnated

into Cruz. I thought it would have taken longer though. This is a man the people down here can be proud of.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:36 PM

5. He even looks like him.

Scary...

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. Is he a drunk too? nt

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