Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ted Cruz and the Art of Pander-Flopping

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at the Sunshine Summit on November 13
what eye thynk:  I'm not sure whether this qualifies as pandering to the Republican we-hate-everyone-who-isn't-a-white-evangelical base, or as flip-flopping in the classic sense.  You decide.

Ted Cruz, February 2014:
(Taken from a video on Mr. Cruz' own website.)
"We have welcomed refugees--the tired, huddled masses--for centuries.  That's been the history of the United States.  We should continue to do so.  We have to continue to be vigilant to make sure those coming are not affiliated with terrorists, but we can do that.

Ted Cruz, November 2015:
According to the Washington Post, the Senator from Texas introduced a bill yesterday that would prohibit refugees from any country the State Department has determined is controlled in part by a foreign terrorist organization from entering the United States."

Or maybe his bill is simply the apex of his "Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face" temper tantrum.  He's like a ten-year-old who knows he can't compete with the other ten-year-old who just humiliated him in the school yard so he soothes his bruised ego by writing insults on the bathroom wall. 

 Just the kind of intelligent, measured response we need in a President, right?

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