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Ted Cruz's inability to be liked

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Judas --- 3 years ago -

BAHAHA


Ted Cruz?s inability to be liked



Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) may be smart, but he has the lowest emotional intelligence of any person running for president. He simply cannot get people to like him, and the more he tries, the more distaste he generates.

Buzzfeed dredges up an embarrassingly cloying 16-page document Cruz once wrote about President George W. Bush (whose policies he attacks and whose conservatism he will not concede now that political winds on the far right have changed):


Cruz?s contribution to Thank You, President Bush [a campaign book] is titled ?The Rise of Opportunity Conservatism,? and it?s notable both for the intensity and focus of its lionization of Bush. Over the course of the chapter, Cruz defends against conservative criticism of the president?s fiscal policy; heralds him as an ?outspoken defender? of school choice while lauding his education reforms; and compares Bush?s presidential legacy to those of Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln.

In some cases, Cruz?s praise in the book stands in direct contradiction with his more recent criticism of the Bush administration. . . .

The [Cruz] chapter concludes with a Cruzian flourish of dramatic rhetoric, placing the political fights of 2004 in a sweeping historical context, as though the fate of the republic hinged on the outcome of the election. In this context, Bush is described not just a lesser-than-two-evils ?career politician,? but as a hero and savior.

Who writes something like that? A supremely ambitious man, who does not have the ability to generate loyalty, affection and camaraderie through ordinary means. Someone who will say anything to advance his career. Someone who intensely advocates whatever is momentarily advantageous. The result was predictable:


Cruz?s contribution to the book at the time rankled many of his former colleagues in the Bush administration, according to two sources familiar with the situation. They felt he was straining to suggest a proximity and importance to the president that he never had. Unlike his wife ? who ascended to an important post in the National Security Council directly under Condoleezza Rice, and who also contributed a chapter to the book ? Ted Cruz never really thrived in the administration, shuffling between various low-profile jobs before finally fleeing Washington, leaving a trail of unfavorable impressions in his wake. And yet somehow he maneuvered his way into a book alongside GOP pre-eminences.

What is especially sad ? and fitting ? is that for all Cruz?s kiss-uppery, President George W. Bush says ?I just don?t like the guy.? It is not hard to see why.

In the Senate he could not lead his peers. He could only savage them in order to make himself look good. He decried them for not following his crazy shutdown scheme. He meddled in the House to cause disruption there. He basks in the glory of phony accomplishment ? although ?standing and fighting? isn?t an accomplishment, of course. There too he is virtually friendless, and increasingly ignored.

On the campaign trail, this twice-decreed Ivy Leaguer now plays second fiddle to Donald Trump. Oozing praise and refusing to denounce any position no matter how bizarre and repulsive, Cruz scrounges for acceptance from low-information voters. He eschews intelligent policy for simplistic buzz words (Amnesty! End the IRS! Washington cartel!). Other Republicans are really doing the Democrats? work, he declares. He won?t even acknowledge that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is a conservative. What a guy, huh?

Winston Churchill put it, ?The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet.? So too with Cruz. He knows no other method of interacting with peers. His behavior makes him a completely ineffective lawmaker, but then his aim is not to make laws. His personality and character defects would make it impossible for him to govern. How could he, after vilifying virtually everyone in both parties? He?ll strain to get into the good graces of Trump and his followers, just like he tried in the Bush administration. (See, see ? I?m just like you!)

Winning the nomination of a national party, bringing a party together, forcing common purpose with a sophisticated policy vision? Forget it. In being only and always about himself, Cruz makes it impossible to attain his highest aspirations. Call it political karma. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Judy still at it. All day long. You are so effed up. You need a life or a hobby that's productive. Not that you know anything about productivity since all you know about is how to be a destructive loser.

(Your own words) 

jacobson --- 3 years ago -

He isn't liked because most people don't want to hear the truth. 

OhBrother --- 3 years ago -

Red Heifer --- 3 years ago -

Cruz must be an evil genius. There's no other explanation for such a smart guy pissing off so many potential allies. 

DVaz --- 3 years ago -

He isn't liked because most people don't want to hear the truth.

That describes most of the GOP candidates. I don't care what Republican is the nominee I'll vote for that person. Can you imagine Hillary as our President?! I may leave the country if she wins. Thank goodness I have dual citizenship. 

Dorothy Parker --- 3 years ago -

Why wait for the election? You are free to leave now, Dvaz.

Ted Cruz looks like he's perpetually sucking a lemon while smelling farts. Add that to the extreme crap he says, and voila! No one likes you. 

Red Heifer --- 3 years ago -

I don't think he understands that irritating your colleagues in the senate, including the majority leader, is no way to get anything done. you can go around mouthing off all you want, but it is going to be really lonely. 

Butch --- 3 years ago -

"but it is going to be really lonely."

Good. He is the there to stand up for what is right and what his constituents sent him there to do.

I believe that he understands how to get things done. He is not there to agree with the career politicians. 

gunsnroses --- 3 years ago -

Judas. Just maybe you're not used to hearing "straight talk" and total honesty. Ted Cruz and politicians like him who are patriotic and love America and want the best future for their families are who this country needs right now. 

fuzz81 --- 3 years ago -

"Seriously out of touch" needs repeating on this thread too 

Butterbean --- 3 years ago -

"Seriously out of touch" needs repeating on this thread too

Consider it done. 

Markster --- 3 years ago -

Ted Cruz's inability to be liked
LOL, where to begin.
1. He's a squish
2. Tea Party member (vague)
3. GOP member (vague)
4. Out of touch with me the (common person) most importantly. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

5. He doesn't believe in ghosts. 

Red Heifer --- 3 years ago -

I believe that he understands how to get things done.

That's the point: he doesn't. There are 99 other senators, and they have constituents too. There are other Republican senators, including the majority leader, and they don't like him and aren't going to help him get anything significant done. At the end of the day, he will be an empty suit. 

Joe Blow --- 3 years ago -

Judy still at it. All day long. You are so effed up. You need a life or a hobby that's productive. Not that you know anything about productivity since all you know about is how to be a destructive loser.



I don't see him on here continuously like you. Every time I login, there you are. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

I don't see him on here continuously like you. Every time I login, there you are.

Boo hoo, Job Blow.

You are all one in the same...... Judas/Joe Blow/allday/..... etc. 

Joe Blow --- 3 years ago -

LMFAO You wish we were all one AND the same. (Get your idioms right or you sound like an idiot.) Get this: there are MANY LIBERALS on this board. Not just one with 72 ID's like you'd hope for.

POSTSCRIPT: We are going to joe BLOW you all out of the water 2016. LMFAO!!! 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Boo hoo, Joey.

Gettin' your panties in a wad.

Chill out. 

them --- 3 years ago -

What he's really saying...


POSTSCRIPT: We are going to joe BLOW you all 

Joe Blow --- 3 years ago -

That's all you two got? LMFAO all the way to 2016. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Hey. Let's start a drinking game.

Everytime Job Blow posts a "LMFAO"..... we drink. 

them --- 3 years ago -

2016 Blow to the White House

... spit or swallow? 

Markster --- 3 years ago -

There are other Republican senators, including the majority leader, and they don't like him

The above is the ONLY thing Sen Cruz has in his favor. Nothing more.
That fracture in the GOP is another reason the GOP is on its way to irrelevance. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

The fact that he REALLY gets under the skin of liberals makes me like him even more.

Please continue. 

fuzz81 --- 3 years ago -

Gets under the skin? Hahaha no, he provides comedic relief. He's irrelevant. 

Markster --- 3 years ago -

The fact that he REALLY gets under the skin of liberals

Your kindof like the Ted Cruz of KU 

Prolix Raconteur --- 3 years ago -

That fracture in the GOP is another reason the GOP....

You don't see a similar fracture in the Democratic party? Why do you think HRC is swinging so atypically left in her speeches and pissing off all the establishment dems? She's shape-shifting to appeal to the Sanders supporters, who are hard left (which is why, if elected, she won't do anything she's promising the leftists). There's as much a divide between dem moderates and leftists as there is between repub moderates and far right conservatives. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Gets under the skin? Hahaha no, he provides comedic relief. He's irrelevant.

He seems to be getting under the skin of a few here on KU. 

Markster --- 3 years ago -

You don't see a similar fracture in the Democratic party?

No.

Did you not see the DNC debate? Differences in opinions are NOT the same as a party fractured. Terms like "Shape shifting are personal opinions and are not fact. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 3 years ago -

Then why is HRC flip flopping weekly on key issues and talking in circles to justify said changes? 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 3 years ago -

"cloying"- that's a really good description of him- he reminds me of a used car salesman. I don't understand his strategy either- antagonize the majority of your party, to what end? 

Markster --- 3 years ago -

Then why is HRC flip flopping weekly

Examples? So far there has only been ONE debate. If PR your taking campaign speeches as her core stance on issues that may be where your confusion comes from. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 3 years ago -

Carson is now in 1st place- a very nice, very intelligent man with no experience. OY. Sound familiar? 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Examples?

You would ignore them anyway.

Google is your friend. 

Markster --- 3 years ago -

You would ignore them anyway.
Shut up soup...not asking you 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Shut up mark....... Too afraid to Google it? 

Prolix Raconteur --- 3 years ago -

Examples? So far there has only been ONE debate. If PR your taking campaign speeches as her core stance on issues that may be where your confusion comes from.

Well mark, I could start with her changing 180 degrees her positions on:

immigration
gun control
gay marriage
Iraq war
incarceration rates
Trans Pacific Partnership pact
Keystone XL

She changes her positions to suit the current political climate and even the specific crowds she's speaking to. Unfortunately, her sycophants would probably excuse her eating a live baby on stage. 

a845652uu --- 3 years ago -

What's there to like about Ted Cruz? 

steinhoister2016 --- 3 years ago -

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