Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: Why They Hate Him
Posted on 12/12/2015 8:54:25 AM PST by Isara
Ted Cruz is not a part of the political elite and he doesn't play their game.
Story after story about entrenched ivy-league establishment icons, of both political parties, running to the nearest camera or journalist to declare that they hate Ted Cruz has become something of a phenomenon. There is something about Ted Cruz that the ruling class fears. They've tried to destroy Ted Cruz since he was elected to the Senate, but for all their smear campaigns, the Washington Cartel has been helpless to stop the rising popularity of Senator Cruz. As I often write, fear plus helplessness is a perfect formula for hatred; and boy, do they truly, deeply hate Ted Cruz.
When asked to comment on the candidates vying for the Republican Nomination, President George W. Bush had nothing bad to say about the field, except when it came to Ted Cruz. The always well-mannered former President said of Cruz, "I just don't like the guy". This was a bit of a shock, because this was the first person that Ted Cruz hadn't undermined with the truth that, without being prompted, lashed out at the junior Senator from Texas.
Talking with Andrea Mitchell, former Senator and runner up to President Clinton, Bob Dole echoed President Bush's sense that he's perfectly fine with the Republican field, except for Ted Cruz.
Senator and runner up to President Obama, John McCain, has mocked Ted Cruz as being a "Wacko Bird", and has often been furious with Senator Cruz for refusing to get in line with the limp-handed approach of Senate Leadership toward President Obama's transformational agenda.
In July, Senator Orrin Hatch lambasted Cruz, though not by name, after Senator Cruz called out Senate Leadership on their underhanded plot to save the Export Import Bank (which, as we now know, was in the works, and has recently been resurrected).
For these elected officials, it would appear that the driving force behind their hatred of Cruz is that, unlike them, when Cruz says he'll fight for a bill, he actually fights for the bill. When he says he'll do everything he can to repeal Obamacare, he means, he'll do everything he can to repeal Obamacare. These other Senators say they'll fight these battles, but they have no intention of really accomplishing anything. They hold show votes and dog and pony shows and nothing ever gets done. They fund every program they pretend to be against and send President Obama only the bills they know the President agrees with and wants to sign.
Senator Cruz's refusal to lie to his constituents and to the American People makes the rest of his congressional colleagues look bad. Voters in Arizona and Utah my well be wondering, "If Ted Cruz isn't afraid to stand up to the Obama Agenda, then why does my Senator seem so afraid"? Maybe its' because Hatch and McCain have no intention of living up to any of the promises they've made to you. Ted Cruz, by actually putting up a fight, made the cowardice or complicity of Republican Leadership obvious to every last one of their conservative constituents.
But that's only a part of the story.
This morning, David Brooks wrote a seething article called The Ted Cruz Establishment, wherein I believe I have discovered, not the political, but the psychological motive for the establishment's hatred of Senator Cruz. His piece was not intended to reveal this motive, but rather to reveal the multitude of established establishments that exist within and surrounding Washington D.C. What struck me as intriguing was Ted Cruz's Ivy-League education. The high-dollar, upper-class world inhabited by Ivy-League graduates has produced an entitled culture inculcated within most of the establishments. Democrat and Republican elites usually share an ivy-league education in common. They run in the same circles, have the same connections, and despite belonging to differing political parties, generally accept the same worldview and reality. Those without ivy-league educations usually kiss the tails of those who do.
This is why it is sometimes difficult to tell our political parties apart. These people were all educated together and they are all trying to use our government to accomplish the same purpose - to protect their class and their friends and their system of government from the rabble known as the American People.
Senator Ted Cruz was supposed to be one of them. In fact, because he was "one of them" he was able to move up through their ranks and hold prestigious positions. Yet, Ted Cruz never quite fit in. I believe what these elitists hate the most is that they feel that Ted Cruz looks down on them. Ted Cruz doesn't respect them because they have money, or because they went to Harvard, or because they are men of power. Ted Cruz is motivated by principle, not class. Ted Cruz has a political agenda and a love of constitution that overrules loyalty to his ivy-league brethren. This "counter-establishment" that Mr. Brooks loathes has recognized that Senator Cruz is exactly what they've been waiting for - Mr. Brooks also knows that this counter-culture of political insiders is more powerful than his establishment buddies realize, fueled by the freedom, conservative, and constitutionalist movements amongst the populace and composing the backbone of the grassroots of the party.
Ted Cruz is an ivy-league elite who, despite all indoctrination and peer-pressure, has continued to pursue his passion for principles derived from the enlightenment and from the United States Constitution. He doesn't care about being liked by the upper-class, to whom he was destined to be indentured. He demonstrates the hypocrisy of both the Democrat and Republican establishments and has pulled back the curtain for the American People. The elites fear the harm done to their power when the American People understand exactly how corrupt they are in wielding it and they have been utterly unable, no matter how many of them slither up to microphones to denounce him, to hurt his popularity with the American People.
Fear plus helplessness equals hate.
GOPe, DEMe. US Chamber of Commerce, Unions disgusting all.
He’s in good company! Reagan was also ‘disliked’!
I just donated to the Ted Cruz campaign. I did so because our nation is at a cross road. Socialism, racism, Islam, and financial disaster are at our doorstep. In the last 8 years or national debt has doubled, employment and GDP are stale. I believe this generation will determine whether we go the route of Venezuela, Europe, or our Patriots, who fought and died for our freedoms again tyranny. My prayer is that you will look at our candidates carefully, vote, even in the primaries, as though your childrenâs and your grandchildrenâs future depend upon it, because they do.
I support Ted Cruz, because he stands with our founding fathers and their dream. He is the real conservative candidate and his track record proves this. while Iâm not asking you to donate to Ted Cruz, please consider supporting Ted. He is the Ronald Reagan of our generation.
From your mouth to God’s ear.
But I repeat myself !.
Donated this week.
You know the truth Trump apparently missed was this week was when Cruz asked about Trump responded: I don’t believe the American people want to hear politicians bickering like schoolchildren.
Lolol.. That showed what he thinks of Trump’s mouth.
Good for you!
This can’t be. All the trumpeter swans tell us that Ted is part of the GOPe and only Capt Kardashian “why I’ve been a conservative my whole last six months” Trump is the one that the GOP is trying to run off...so this just can’t be.
I watched David Brooks and Mark Shields last night doing their punditry on PBS. I was struck by Brooks’ ability to correctly explain why Trump has a loyal following. It’s not hatred. It’s concern that we don’t effectively vet incoming immigrants. Also, it’s being fed up with political correctness and appreciating someone who fearlessly speaks his mind. As with all media, they misquoted Trump’s comments about “refugees,” although Gwen Ifill, at least, played Trump’s full quote.
Shields speaks of Cruz’s intelligence. No childish ad hominem attacks. As with most liberals on the air, he’s deeply concerned that our nominee won’t do well in the general election /s. (Mark, your meme is showing).
Funny, though, that a week ago there was shock that Trump supporters were more intelligent than expected. This week, they’re LIV’s.
I’m giving to Cruz, too. He has all the right enemies.
woollyone, thank you for those eloquent words, and know that Ted Cruz shares your sense of urgency. 2016 is our last chance to reclaim our U.S. Constitution in full without bloodshed.
Obama's extra-Constitutional lawlessness must be repudiated completely by the next President to preserve the Republic. If it's not completely rejected by the next President the precedent will live on forever and the abuses will only grow in number and terrifying scope.
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> I just donated to the Ted Cruz campaign.
Be ready for a tax audit...
Crush the Uniparty.
Cruz is the nature adult in the room
The media fears Cruz because they know he’s the real deal and could set back the leftist agenda 16 years like RR.
sadly, I fear that if this ejection is lost to the rinos or yuk the leftists, bloodshed will be our future.
Choses wisely America. Alexander warned us in gulag archipelago that we must not be foolish to say; “it cannot happen here”. His nation once said the same thing
...that’ll come from the next cubicle lol
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