Skip to comments.Dershowitz: Ted Cruz Is an ‘Intelligent,’ ‘Principled’ Debater
Posted on 10/16/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT by onyx
Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, who has led the tea party wing of Republicans in Congress in their effort to defund Obamacare, is an intelligent and principled debater, says his old Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
Appearing Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live," Dershowitz called the Texas Republican "one of the sharpest students I had, in terms of analytic skills. I've had 10,000 students over my 50 years at Harvard . . . He has to qualify among the brightest of the students."
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A lot more about Senator Cruz at the link.
NewsMax has to be radically excerpted
liberals compliment you when you have no chance of winning. ex. solo Cruz. they know you can’t implement your beliefs so why not appear magnanimous.
Does that mean 0bama was not?
Wow. Dershowiz is kinder than McCain about Cruz.......SHOCKED..../s
Dershowitz has made a handful of objective comments despite the political tide. CNN is responsible for the scheduling.
Is he kidding? They were talking about killing tyrants if need be. The shutting down of the government was exactly what they had in mind.
Goes to show who's the bigger man.....
I actually was in the minority here, in that I disagreed with Ted Cruz on Obamacare.
But I’m all for him in every other regard.
Now. There is a Republican healthcare bill in the house, which they did not pass. Yet.
for cruz timing didn’t matter. one guy in the democrat controlled senate. they can afford a few platitudes, they were never going to have a problem there.
I’ve had 10,000 students over my 50 years at Harvard . . . He has to qualify among the brightest of the students.”
And thats coming from Der Showbiz.. who is not smart at all..
And Cruz is not the smartest of conservative patriots..
Former economic adviser to President Barack Obama, Austan Goolsbee, appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, said much the same thing about his former Harvard classmate.
“I think Democrats would make a big mistake to underestimate him,” Goolsbee said. “I think he’s very smart.”
Alan Dershowitz can be a fair man at times, even if he is a liberal.
In all the years Barack Obama has been in the public eye, never once has a former professor of his made a statement praising his intelligence or abilities as Alan Dershowitz has done for Ted Cruz.
The Clintons also have never been publicly praised by any of their former professors at the Yale Law School or their undergraduate colleges.
In addition, neither Obama nor the Clintons ever served as Supreme Court clerks — a great distinction — as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have. In Washington, Ted Cruz is Gulliver among the Lilliputians, and he proves it more and more each day.
Dershowitz’s - for better or worse - is totally his own man. He says what he believes - period. Sometimes he stands with liberals, sometimes with conservatives...
Forty six Senators talking serially on a range of issues could have slowed down, or stopped a hundred bills that mean something to individual Democrats but nothing to the leader. McConnell, however, does not have it in himself the ability to lead an insurrection.
He would make an excellent President!
Cruz would be too good for this country.
Let’s elect him in 2016!
Yes-—he is “fair” on occasion but he is so flawed to believe in Socialism/Marxism. I always wondered how he can be logical/reasonable sometimes and literally see the truth at time-—like the brilliance of a Ted Cruz-— and absolutely STUPID at other times.
But then marxists/socialists are irrational. Suppose they can be “right” on occasion like a broken clock.
I have exchanged emails with Dershowitz. He is his own man and does not speak or write using liberal talking points.
He asked me to stay after class. I thought uh-oh! To my utter surprise, he congratulated me for taking the time to be well-informed on the topic and engage in an intelligent and engaging debate. I got an A in the class even though our political viewpoints were polar opposites.
Dershowitz speaks his mind. He was sincere.
“Cruz would be too good for this country.”
On that we agree, Americans who voted for Obama don’t deserve a great and impassioned leader like Cruz. But we who still believe in liberty need him.
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Agree or disagree Dershowitz says what he means and means what he says, without giving a rat’s a** if it’s PC or not. I gotta respect that.
There was a time not long ago that Dershowitz represented the far Left. Boy, how times have changed.
Cruz one day will be President of the United States.
Sarah Palin will see to it.
I love your thinking!
Yup, Dershowitz also defended George Zimmerman claiming he was entitled to a defamation case against his prosecutor, Angela Corey.