Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment

by Datechguy | February 13th, 2013

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Ted Cruz's "Evil Empire" moment

Brady: Does Right have no mean­ing to you, sir?

Drum­mond: Real­iz­ing that I may prej­u­dice the case of my client, I must tell you that “Right” has no mean­ing to me what­so­ever! But Truth has mean­ing — as a direction.

Inherit the Wind 1960

I was all set to write another papist piece this morn­ing when I turned on the TV and saw Morn­ing Joe all a twit­ter (although strangely not tweet­ing) con­cern­ing Ted Cruz.

Dur­ing the party line vote in Com­mit­tee that sent the Chuck Hagel nom­i­na­tion to the floor Ted Cruz did the unthink­able. He said aloud some­thing every­one knew was absolutely true for the record:

Chuck Hagel is endorsed by Iran. Here is the clip from Cruz’s speech on the subject.

The reac­tion to Cruz’s words was incred­i­ble. It was called unfair, it was said we shouldn’t judge Hagel by those who endorse him, and Ted Cruz was attacked. His words were said to be inflam­ma­tory, uncalled for, extreme, improper and defam­a­tory toward a per­son as hon­or­able as Chuck Hagel.

Morn­ing Joe par­tic­u­larly tore into Ted Cruz, he was por­trayed as beyond the pale, as an extrem­ist. He was mocked and derided and the entire Morn­ing Joe table had a lot of things to say about what Ted Cruz had to say about Chuck Hagel.

In all of the words in all the cri­tiques of Ted Cruz by the left in gen­eral and MSNBC & Morn­ing Joe in par­tic­u­lar there is one word that I noticed was miss­ing from every state­ment hit­ting Sen­a­tor Cruz for his state­ments on Sen­a­tor Hagel:

False.

The fact is Iran (along with North Korea) is the biggest ter­ror threat to the United States and the President’s nom­i­nee for Sec­re­tary of defense has been endorsed by them. All of the brick­bats thrown at Ted Cruz for say­ing it aloud will not make it any less true.

I was instantly reminded of another repub­li­can hated by the Media who once said a known truth aloud and was pil­lo­ried for it.

The sim­ple power of being will­ing to say the truth aloud in the face of MSM cri­tique is exactly the trait that the GOP needs the most. It is the trait that Ronald Rea­gan had and the MSM hated him for it. That Reganesque trait in Ted Cruz, a ris­ing His­panic star in the GOP, is why MSNBC in gen­eral and Morn­ing Joe in par­tic­u­lar are ded­i­cated to destroy­ing him.

Per­haps in 30 or 50 years when Ted Cruz is safely in his grave, the left will find rea­son to praise him

BTW here are Sen­a­tor Cruz’s full unedited remarks for those of you who don’t want to rely on the TPM’s edited version:

Update: Just to make it clear it is Iran not North Korea who has endorsed Hagel.

Update 2: Insta­lanche (thanks Glenn) also changed the “That” to “The” in the para­graph start­ing with…The fact is Iran as bet­ter gram­mat­i­cally, also removed the word “dol­lars” below as redun­dant with the $ already present.

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[ther­mome­ter raised=27 target=300 height =200 ]

The good news for me is the amount in this week’s pay­check is infi­nitely higher than it was yesterday.

The bad news is that’s because it’s gone from $0 to $27.

I’m grate­ful to the two peo­ple who hit DaTip­Jar yes­ter­day and the Sub­scriber who kicked in for $2. I would ask those who have not kicked in who con­sider this cov­er­age valu­able to con­sider mov­ing that Ther­mome­ter a bit higher if you can.




and remem­ber my sub­scrip­tion com­men­tary comes out today so if you hit DaTip­Jar or Sub­scribe you will get this week’s full com­men­tary called “Heroes”

Brady: Does Right have no meaning to you, sir?

Drummond: Realizing that I may prejudice the case of my client, I must tell you that “Right” has no meaning to me whatsoever! But Truth has meaning—as a direction.

Inherit the Wind 1960

I was all set to write another papist piece this morning when I turned on the TV and saw Morning Joe all a twitter (although strangely not tweeting) concerning Ted Cruz.

During the party line vote in Committee that sent the Chuck Hagel nomination to the floor Ted Cruz did the unthinkable. He said aloud something everyone knew was absolutely true for the record:

Chuck Hagel is endorsed by Iran. Here is the clip from Cruz’s speech on the subject.

The reaction to Cruz’s words was incredible. It was called unfair, it was said we shouldn’t judge Hagel by those who endorse him, and Ted Cruz was attacked. His words were said to be inflammatory, uncalled for, extreme, improper and defamatory toward a person as honorable as Chuck Hagel.

Morning Joe particularly tore into Ted Cruz, he was portrayed as beyond the pale, as an extremist. He was mocked and derided and the entire Morning Joe table had a lot of things to say about what Ted Cruz had to say about Chuck Hagel.

In all of the words in all the critiques of Ted Cruz by the left in general and MSNBC & Morning Joe in particular there is one word that I noticed was missing from every statement hitting Senator Cruz for his statements on Senator Hagel:

False.

The fact is Iran (along with North Korea) is the biggest terror threat to the United States and the President’s nominee for Secretary of defense has been endorsed by them. All of the brickbats thrown at Ted Cruz for saying it aloud will not make it any less true.

I was instantly reminded of another republican hated by the Media who once said a known truth aloud and was pilloried for it.

The simple power of being willing to say the truth aloud in the face of MSM critique is exactly the trait that the GOP needs the most. It is the trait that Ronald Reagan had and the MSM hated him for it. That Reganesque trait in Ted Cruz, a rising Hispanic star in the GOP, is why MSNBC in general and Morning Joe in particular are dedicated to destroying him.

Perhaps in 30 or 50 years when Ted Cruz is safely in his grave, the left will find reason to praise him

BTW here are Senator Cruz’s full unedited remarks for those of you who don’t want to rely on the TPM’s edited version:

Update: Just to make it clear it is Iran not North Korea who has endorsed Hagel.

Update 2: Instalanche (thanks Glenn) also changed the “That” to “The” in the paragraph starting with…The fact is Iran as better grammatically, also removed the word “dollars” below as redundant with the $ already present.

*****************************

[thermometer raised=27 target=300 height =200 ]

The good news for me is the amount in this week’s paycheck is infinitely higher than it was yesterday.

The bad news is that’s because it’s gone from $0 to $27.

I’m grateful to the two people who hit DaTipJar yesterday and the Subscriber who kicked in for $2. I would ask those who have not kicked in who consider this coverage valuable to consider moving that Thermometer a bit higher if you can.




and remember my subscription commentary comes out today so if you hit DaTipJar or Subscribe you will get this week’s full commentary called “Heroes”

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