Robert Reich unintentionally makes the conservative case for Cruz
Reich’s argument is that Cruz actually believes his conservatism. Reich is right on a big picture basis, even if he exaggerates or distorts a couple of Cruz’s positions. Trump, by contrast, is someone Reich feels will make deals and has no ideological foundation so while he’s a bully, there’s actually less to fear.
Basically, Reich is telling liberals to be afraid, very afraid of Ted Cruz.
This Facebook comment reflects the general sentiment:
This line of attack on Cruz gained Cruz at least one vote:
It’s probably too late to make a difference in today’s South Carolina primary, but if I were on the Cruz campaign, I pay to run it all day long today on every television station in the state. Non-stop.
Cruz, for his part, is pleading guilty:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 20, 2016
Reich’s statement seems to reflect a growing consensus on the left (and the Republican establishment) that for them, Trump would be the lesser of two evils. Listen to Bill Maher about 10 days ago:
As Rush says, they will always tell us who they fear.