Video: Ted Cruz more dangerous to liberals than Donald Trump
Robert Reich unintentionally makes the conservative case for Cruz
The video below was released last night on Facebook by former Clinton Secretary of Labor and noted liberal Robert Reich.
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:
.@RBReich like #JimmyCarter says I'm more "dangerous" to Leftists bc I actually believe in the Constitution. True. https://t.co/VTIQNHtLyF
— 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.
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This should have been front and center days ago. Fox news let Rubio lie about it again on Megyn Kelly.
Obviously, Clinton would rather run against Trump. Sleaze for the goose, and all. But, why be so obvious so early?
(Yes, I’m assuming that Reich is a political tool.)
Some major news organization was given information about Trump’s mafia ties, and they said “Thanks! We’ll publish this in July.” NBC is waiting for the right moment to use Selina Scott’s documentary. They seem to be all following the same script: Protect Trump until he’s up against a Democrat.
What a glowing ENDORSEMENT for Ted Cruz!!!
Robert Reich (or, as Rush calls him: Reish…shshshshshshsh…) is a leftist extraordinaire, a sold-out ideologue. And, as those FB commenters demonstrate, the left KNOWS and SEES….and, once again, they are attempting to choose our candidate for us.
Yes, indeed – they always tell you who they fear. And they always show you who they WANT you to choose, so they can DEFEAT them (e.g. McCain, Romney, and now Trump). It would be SO EASY for Hillary/Bernie/?? to defeat Trump!! ….and yet the leftists masquerading as “outraged supporters”, paid Trump-trolls, and MSM-deluded LIVs continue to fall for the propaganda.
Here’s to hoping – praying – the voters in SC and NV are able to see through the projecting, they bald-faced lying of Rubio/Trump/MSM, and vote for the Reagan of our era, Ted Cruz.
(Running this 24/7 – that indeed would be EPIC, if it weren’t for the open primary……..IMHO, of course. Don’t want the Dems to go in and vote for Trump to throw the SC open primary!)
Liberals should be more afraid that their policies are going to to a financial collapse.
I don’t think liberals (leftists) fear that. After all, the banking crisis of 2008 gave them an excuse to say “We need to control you more and spend more of your money!” — same as the Great Depression.
1. TRUMP IS MOST ELECTABLE IN GENERAL ELECTION. Trump can pull votes from Reagan Democrats and independents. Cruz on the other hand comes across, rightly or wrongly, as too extreme to attract independents and Reagan democrats so can never win general election.
2. As stated here for months this election is not about who is most conservative among a list of conservative candidates.
Cruz can never win a general election with a motto like “Almist as good as Reagan but better than Jeseus”.
Polling this week says you’re fantasy is just that. It shows both Sanders and Clinton beating T-rump, but only T-rump of the GOP candidates.
I see today you are dropping your stinking lies about Reagan and T-rump for another broke-dick set of lies. Well, so far.
You say you don’t believe in polls. Somebody who can’t beat Trump is going to beat Clinton when all the media and more money on her side. No way.
There are also polls that show Trump wins
None of those polls are accurate because the poll mideling they are based on don’t reflect the Reagan Democrats and independents Trump will draw t g at Cruz won’t.
Trump is only candidate with ability to breakthrough the media wall that will lock arms to protect and promote Hillary and that makes him only candidate that can win.
You and Trumph, eat a Snickers, divas.
“Reich says: TRUMP IS MOST ELECTABLE IN GENERAL ELECTION”
No. Not in this video. And not anywhere else I’ve found.
So, we’ll just chaulk this up to your vast catalog of stinking lies, told to sell your man-crush.
Wow you really are a moron. When Reich says Cruz is extreme and dangerous because of his extremism Reich is really saying Trump is most electable in general election because Trump can pull Reagan democrats and independents that the extrem I st Cruz never will.
Your reading comprehension skills are really shit.
So you moron I’m not a liar you are an illiterate ass.
You’re the genius who insisted that I MUST be a Democrat because I don’t support Trump.
Now you’re saying that of course Trump isn’t all that conservative and he’ll get support from Democrats, and that’s why he’s great.
(Never underestimate the ability of Trump fans to contradict themselves and tie logic into knots in defense of their idol.)
NO! You will not turn me against Cruz no matter how contemptible your incessant juvenile personal attacks, no matter how shallow and prosaic your political acumen, or banal your banter.
Cruz remains my choice despite the occasional maggot clinging to his courageous plenitude of conservative principle. Nobody should hold Ted Cruz responsible for the behavior of every yahoo claiming to support him while marinating in a noxious miasma of slime attacks and filthy rhetoric.
Ted rises above your petty attempts to sabotage his efforts.
Now, see, this is interesting.
One of my talents is pattern recognition. And there is a pattern apparent in these personal attacks against me out of left field. They have a very definite pattern, and are really quite unique.
We’ll call it “Mademoiselle D’mav’s Postulate No. 1”. I expect it to be confirmed soon.
Speaking of pattern recognition, I notice you keep trying to insult me by applying various feminine modifications to my moniker. Although I am a very straight male, I have always been surrounded by strong, independent women; characteristics I find very attractive. Hence I find your flailing attempts at denigration to be unintentionally complimentary.
So go ahead and “Mademoiselle D’mav” me all you want. Maybe it will even help you with your ED.
Now, see, I would not have thought mistakenly assigning you a feminine character was an “insult”. Especially given all the clues that you were a female.
My mistake! Many pardons.
I can’t sort a pen of chicks by sex from 50 meters, either.
I have limitations…
Gary, Gary Gary… stop tormenting the children, dear.
Electability of Trump vis–à–vis Trump-Democrats & Trump-Indpendents just makes them butt hurt.
Go Cruz! Go Trump!
Let them be the only two left standing at the end to duke it out for the win against the Establishment Trash.
Trump has put a lot of money into keeping the establishment in power. He supported McConnell over Matt Bevin. he supported other “establishment” Republicans over conservatives.
But overwhelmingly, Trump has supported Democrats — the ones who gave us Obamacare and who have refused to defend our borders and enforce immigration law.
It’s delusional to see Trump and Cruz as the same on any important principles or values.
Trump also gave a six-figure sum to the Clinton Foundation. Was that just something he “had to do” for his businesses?
But he reneged on a pledge to support a disabled child, his nephew’s son, out of pique at the child’ father. Do Trumpbots really imagine that he cares about them more than about his nephew’s disabled son?
Odd that you can be a condescending bitch with so little to be a condescending bitch about.
AND that you pretend to support Cruz still. It’s kind of pitiful.
“Almist as good as Reagan but better than Jeseus”
Since you put that in quotes, I searched for any reference to Cruz saying that. Or anything LIKE it.
Guess what? It’s another of your stinking, Collectivist lies!
LOL. You have really lost it.
You never had it. LOL.
I used to be a systems analyst, writing computer programs to solve business problems.
We would say about the information in the Reich video, “Is that a bug, or a feature?
Note that “fanatical” is Collectivist for “principled” when talking about conservatives.
Cruz is their worst nightmare.
T=rump is one of them.
Jimmy Carter and Robert Reich say, “Vote for sock puppet DerDoanld Trumph! You can speak his mind for him. Trumph’s Muppetable.
If you’re reduced to reading sheep’s entrails for hints about the future, you should use calibrated sheep.
In this case,
the sheep’s entrailsReich thinks Bernie will win the Presidency in a landslide. There’s your calibration.
Reich also has some very peculiar ideas about what constitutes Socialism. He seems to think we’re all Socialists here in the U.S. or A., but we don’t quite realize it yet, or don’t want to admit it, or something. Marx & Engels thought much the same thing about Europe and Communism circa 1848. (Of course, I suppose you could argue that Marx & Engels were right about that.)
If you’re reduced to quibbling about how Reich defines socialism, it means you can’t refute his observation that Trump is a lot more congenial to the leftist way of thinking than Cruz is.
That fact is blindingly obvious to anyone who looks at Trump’s history. Only a fanatical devotion to a superhero fantasy could make anyone believe that Trump is a reliable champion of a conservative agenda (or any agenda save his ego-boosting).
As for hints about the future: in politics, a rational personal looks at someone’s past to suggest future behavior.
Trump fans, on the other hand, throw out virtually everything in Trump’s past and just insist that what he says today is solid-gold reliable. Unless he’s contradicting their fantasies today — then it doesn’t matter at all, and they’re even more determined to keep the cult going.
Cruz embraces “radical right economic views.”
This is the same Robert Reich who, in the 1980s, insisted America was economically doomed if it didn’t copy Japan’s model of economic mercantilism.
Mr. Reich doesn’t talk about that anymore.
He’s no Branco, either.
Trump, on the other hand, thought Obama had a “deep understanding” of the economy at that the debt-ballooning “stimulus” spending was a very wise plan.
Trump also thought the Marxist Bill de Blasio was going to be a good mayor and make New York great again.
“Trump also thought the Marxist Bill de Blasio was going to be a good mayor and make New York great again.”
Maybe he did. For Trump. Some back room deal for development.
Video of Robert Reich on Japan and the Great Promise of Mercantilism in 1989.
“[The Japanese] are managing their companies. They’re retraining their workers. They’re developing new technologies. We are playing financial gimmicks … They are building an economic future.”
What timing. Just two years later, in 1991, Japan’s economy began the “Ushinawareta Nijuunen” or “Lost Two Decades.”
That was quite a future you predicted there, Mr. Reich. And here, 27 years later, things are still pretty much in the doldrums.
Tell us more about government bureaucrats managing a country’s companies. Videos, like diamonds, are forever, Mr. Reich:
Cruz is the only one to trust to put a true Constitutional Conservative on the Supreme Court. Without the Constitution we are nothing. That is the final argument. If you were in doubt look at Justice Scalia and what he has meant to our Constitution.
VOTE FOR CRUZ SAVE THE SUPREME COURT. END OF DISCUSSION.
Reich is one of my favorite liberals. He usually says exactly what he thinks without the obfuscating and status seeking that colors the speech of nearly every other liberal.
That Reich clip is one of the mot inspiring arguments for Ted Cruz I have seen. By the end I was cheering and yelling ‘HOORAH for Cruz!’ at my monitor!
Rupert Murdoch: It’s ‘OVER’ for Cruz If Trump Beats Him by 10 Points or Rubio Beats Him
Telling us how many other people are gullible fools is not an argument in favor of a loutish egomaniacal demagogue with no firm principles aside from self-worship.
Bernie Sanders is doing well too. Jesse Ventura got elected. The American people in their wisdom elected Obama twice.
The difference from the Obama scenario is that the mass media are not going to keep protecting Trump. Far from it. He already has the highest negatives ever rated, and that’s even before the dirt gets shoveled out seriously.
There are still lots of Americans who don’t want a president who’s a nasty, obnoxious braggart with poor impulse control who tries to destroy people in his way and even made his disabled young relative pay for his own peevish gripe against the father.
I have very little agreement with Sanders on anything, but he’s more honest and less vindictive than Trump. A lot of non-conservative voters would make the same observation.
Since you detest the most consistent constitutional conservative in the race, and favor the one candidate who has done most to elect and support Democrats and leftist policies, I have to conclude that: You’re a democrat Hillary/Bernie supporter, and you love Fidel!
Trump said that de Blasio would be a great mayor, and de Blasio loves Fidel. And Gary adores Trump. There Gary loves Fidel. QED.
In fact, the only sensible reason to support Trump in the primaries is to give Hillary or Bernie a better chance of getting elected.
Or, to see Democrat policies promoted under a “Republican” label.
Jimmy Carter said the same thing.