Ted Cruz and the like are raging in reaction to the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, Obamacare, Fair Housing, and more. Cruz even questioned whether the court should exist at all in its present form. Maybe justices should serve as a result from popular elections?
Well, the Canadian-born Senator has a lot to learn about Americans that he hasn’t grasped outside the conservative bubble in which he operates. Ted Cruz’s conservative bubble serves him well because he is a professional politician who works for a narrow band of corporate interests while he exploits his constituents. How long will that last? It is hard to say.
One thing is certain, Americans are not the < 7-10% of the constituency that are right-wing radical conservatives.
Clamour as he might to solidify the right, all that accomplishes is to further alienate the rest of the voter population that he and other conservatives need to win a national election. So, the logic fails in the realm of running for president, but maybe that truly isn’t his objective.
Maybe he is positioning for more lobby work down the road? Maybe he is just trying to shore up his home turf?
“Charles Krauthammer reacted to the news that Texas senator Ted Cruz is running for president by pointing out several potential flaws in his candidacy. Krauthammer said Cruz appeals as a constitutional conservative with a ‘liquid tongue,’ but he has not demonstrated that he can ‘walk the walk.’ ‘His real problem, I think, is this, I mean Senators are going to have a hard time; first-term Senators, we already tried a first-term Senator,’ Krauthammer said on Special Report. ‘Cruz talks about you have to walk the walk rather than just talk the talk, you have to have done something. But that’s not his record in the Senate.’”
“Ted Cruz rides the backlash
By Jordain Carney
Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping to ride the conservative backlash on gay marriage to the front of the Republican presidential pack.
The Texas Republican has hit the Supreme Court with repeated rhetorical barbs in the wake of its ruling Friday that allowed for same-sex marriage in 50 states, calling the justices “lawless,” “elites,” and “a threat to our democracy.”
“Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz said Friday on “The Sean Hannity Show,” after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage and upheld subsidies under ObamaCare.
He added during an interview Monday on NBC’s “Today” that “the elites … think that our views are simply parochial and don’t deserve to be respected.””