Skip to comments.Sowell: Cruz Control?
Posted on 02/18/2014 12:32:13 PM PST by jazusamo
Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well. Moreover, some of these things are what many, if not most, Americans believe wholeheartedly. Yet we need to remember that the same was true of another freshman Senator, just a relatively few years ago, who parlayed his ability to say things that resonated with the voters into two terms in the White House. Who would disagree that if you want your doctor, you should be able to keep your doctor? Who would disagree with the idea of a more transparent administration in Washington, or a President of the United States being a uniter instead of a divider?
There are many things like this that freshman Senator Barack Obama said that the overwhelming majority of Americans whether liberal or conservative would agree with. The only problem is that what he has actually done as President has repeatedly turned out to be the direct opposite of what he said as a candidate.
Senator Ted Cruz has not yet reached the point where he can make policy, rather than just make political trouble. But there are already disquieting signs that he is looking out for Ted Cruz even if that sets back the causes he claims to be serving.
Those causes are not being served when Senator Cruz undermines the election chances of the only political party that has any chance of undoing the disasters that Barack Obama has already inflicted on the nation and forestalling new disasters that are visible on the horizon.
ObamaCare is not just an issue about money or even an issue about something as important as medical care. ObamaCare represents a quantum leap in the power of the federal government over the private lives of individual Americans.
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This country really needs an opposition party, maybe Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin can lead it
Ted Cruz is doing exactly what Texans elected him to do. Sowell must not understand that Cruz standing on the principles he ran on is one of the most admirable traits in a political figure. David Crockett comes to mind....a quality rare then and even rarer now.
Thank you my FRiend, excellent post!
Amen to that! They’d have my 100% support.
Sowell is so rarely wrong, but he’s never been more wrong. And it is painful to read. It’s more plausible that the NSA has something on a loved one of his than that he has lost his senses like this:
“The most charitable interpretation of Ted Cruz and his supporters is that they are willing to see the Republican Party weakened in the short run, in hopes that they will be able to take it over in the long run, and set it on a different path as a more purified conservative party.
“Like many political ideas, this one is not new. It represents a political strategy that was tried long ago and failed long ago.
“In the German elections of 1932, the Nazi party received 37 percent of the vote. They became part of a democratically elected coalition government, in which Hitler became chancellor. Only step by step did the Nazis dismantle democratic freedoms and turn the country into a complete dictatorship.
“The political majority could have united to stop Hitler from becoming a dictator. But they did not unite. They fought each other over their differences. Some figured that they would take over after the Nazis were discredited and defeated.
“Many who plotted this clever strategy died in Nazi concentration camps. Unfortunately, so did millions of others.
“What such clever strategies overlook is that there can be a point of no return. We may be close to that point of no return, not only with ObamaCare, but also with the larger erosion of personal freedom, of which ObamaCare is just the most visible part.”
They've had so many "chances" and they've blown every one. It's almost like they never intended to "undo" anything.
Ted Cruz has never "undermined" anything, he's just trying to find out where that STINK is coming from!
So what’s gotten into Sowell? Did he get a fish in a vest delivered to his door step?
I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Sowell but I have one question for him: When was the last time the GOP repealed a liberal law or did away with a liberal program?
McQueeg and his mini-me in that picture (with schmucky) is vomit-inducing! p.s. Who's the chick?
I don’t think we are alone either
It might be that Gillibrand (spell) from NY....
Thomas Sowell could just as easily criticize the GOP, for undermining its own conservative members who want to stand on principle.
He has a valid point about not splitting the opposition, but he takes it way too far by using a Nazi Germany example.
Ted Cruz has done little damage to the GOP. Sowell is missing the point that the GOP establishment isn’t going to stop many of the things Sowell is concerned about.
For the life of me I have no idea why the GOP establishment started attacking the tea party. Wrong on so many levels. They could have disagreed with Cruz’s approach without getting crazy about it.
Agree. It's very painful to read.
This is the type of article that older folks like my in-laws read and get ideas that Sen Cruz "might not always take the right approach". I understand that they don't always *get it* and need healthy dialogue to better understand what Sen Cruz is standing up against. But, Dr Sowell? Very disappointing, to say the least :(
I love that pic...I love THAT guy!
Can you tell me what opposition? The RINO's have presented no opposition at all.
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