WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced Monday he would seek the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, aiming to inject much needed clarity and stark political contrast – not between Republicans and Democrats, but between himself and his party’s lickspittle, go-along-to-get-along, intellectual castrati.
Speaking before a packed house at the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va. (a Christian institution of learning), Cruz hinted at his vote-getting strategy.
“Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting,” said Cruz. “They’re staying home. Imagine, instead, millions of people of faith, all across America, coming out to the polls and voting our values.”
Cruz spoke without notes or the use of a teleprompter, emphasizing two words throughout his speech: “liberty” and “imagine.”
■ “What is the promise of America? The idea– the revolutionary idea… which is that our rights… they don’t come from man. They come from God almighty. And that the purpose of the Constitution, as Thomas Jefferson put it, is to serve as chains to bind the mischief of government.”
■ “Instead of the joblessness, instead of the millions forced into part-time work, instead of the millions who’ve lost their health insurance, lost their doctors to face skyrocketing insurance premiums, imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare.”
■ “Instead of the lawlessness and the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders. And imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes and celebrates those who come to achieve the American dream.”
■ “Imagine instead of economic stagnation, booming economic growth. Instead of small businesses going out of business in record numbers, imagine small businesses growing and prospering. Imagine young people coming out of school with four, five, six job offers.
■ “Instead of a tax code that crushes innovation, that imposes burdens on families struggling to make ends meet, imagine a simple flat tax that lets every American fill out his or her taxes on a postcard. Imagine abolishing the IRS.”
■ “Instead of a federal government that seeks to dictate school curriculum through Common Core, imagine repealing every word of Common Core. Imagine embracing school choice as the civil-rights issue of the next generation. That every single child, regardless of race, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of wealth or zip code, every child in America has a right to a quality education.”
Then Cruz acknowledged the daunting task ahead.
“Over and over again, when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. You know, compared to that, repealing Obamacare and abolishing the IRS ain’t all that tough. The power of the American people, when we rise up and stand for liberty, knows no bounds.”
Phony conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer (whom a colleague at the New Republic once described as “70 percent [Walter] Mondale liberal, 30 percent [Henry] ‘Scoop’ Jackson Democrat”), is not happy that Cruz will siphon votes away from the GOP’s moderate, empty-headed gasbags.
“We already tried a first-term senator,” said Krauthammer of President Obama, but admitted Cruz’s Republican presidential rivals do not have Cruz’s “fluency” with language and tend to make “a lot of [rhetorical] stumbles.”
“I wasn’t a great communicator,” President Ronald Reagan told a reporter, “but I communicated great things.”
Sen. Ted Cruz strikes fear in the hearts of his clueless rivals because the Texan knows what he believes and has the ability to “communicate great things.”