[Rushtalk] Robert Reich endorses Cruz

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Thu Feb 4 19:04:46 MST 2016


5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump
Robert Reich
22 January 16

Five reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump.

1.He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any
sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the
existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants
to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment
guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional
divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes
international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy,
rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of
Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the
Constitution. 

2.Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making
money, getting attention, and gaining power. But Cruz really does detest
the federal government, and has spent much of his life embracing radical
right economic and political views. When Cruz said “we are facing what I
consider to be the epic battle of our generation,” he wasn’t referring
to jihadist terrorism but to Obamacare. 

3.He’s smarter. Trump is no slouch but he hasn’t given any indication of
a sharp mind. Cruz is razor-sharp: It’s not just his degrees from
Princeton and Harvard Law, along with an impressive record at Harvard,
or even his winning arguments before the Supreme Court. For his entire
adult life he's been a fierce debater with an intensely-logical
debater’s mind. 

4.He’s more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place,
often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a
clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. He plays the long game
(as he’s shown in Iowa). Cruz’s legal career entailed a sustained use of
the courts to achieve conservative ends, and he plots his moves
carefully. 

5.Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent
his career using the federal government and making friends with big
shots. Not Cruz. Most of his Republican colleagues in the Senate detest
him. And Cruz is eager to destroy: He has repeatedly crossed to the
other side of the Capitol and led House Republicans toward fiscal
cliffs. In the fall of 2013, Cruz’s strident opposition to Obamacare –
including a 21-hour talking marathon -- led in a significant way to the
shutdown of the federal government.

Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger
disaster. 

What do you think?

http://readersupportednews. org/opinion2/277-75/34762-5-
reasons-ted-cruz-is-even-more- dangerous-than-donald-trump



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