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Ted Cruz 2016: What 5 Liberal Pundits Say About GOP Presidential Hopeful

By    |   Monday, 29 Dec 2014 08:29 PM

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a passionate conservative Republican from Texas, doesn’t usually find friends within liberal circles. He remains committed to his principles, a strategy that would attract Tea Party supporters and traditional conservatives to his 2016 presidential campaign.

These five liberal pundits will most likely continue with their criticism.

1. Cruz is working on a foreign policy stance that appeals to moderates and conservatives for a presidential campaign, according to Jason Easley at PoliticusUSA, adding that Cruz has no foreign policy experience.

A large field of GOP candidates could cause a battle between Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Cruz. “Paul and Cruz will be fighting for many of the same voters and could cancel each other out,” Easley wrote.

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2. Cruz is using his father, the Rev. Rafael Cruz, the director of Purifying Fire Ministries in Dallas, to attract voters from the religious right, declared Ed Kilgore in the Washington Monthly.

The elder Cruz says things conventional Republicans can’t, such as government handouts are enslaving blacks and abortion is genocide, wrote Kilgore, who is also managing editor for The Democratic Strategist.

The result could be that “Ted Cruz may have to spend more time defending him than he’d like,” Kilgore stated.


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Cruz can cause some division within the GOP, according to Molly Redden in a New Republic article, citing Cruz’s daylong tirade against Obamacare in 2013. Some Republican colleagues considered the speech unrealistic and ineffective.

“The Ted Cruz who completed that 21-hour Senate floor marathon is a wacko bird of the party’s own making,” Redden proclaimed, adding: “Many of the same conservatives who are now denouncing Cruz’s tactics have strong claims to paternity over the GOP’s destructive obsession with Obamacare.”

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4. Cruz’s actions to extend the session of the 2014 lame duck Senate to force a vote on Obama’s immigration actions backfired, noted Laura Clawson of Daily Kos. It gave extra time for outgoing Democrats to confirm additional Obama nominees, including Vivek Murthy as surgeon general, which might come up during a 2016 presidential campaign.

“And as Cruz goes looking for money from top Republican donors, being the guy who helped Democrats win the lame duck may not be the image he was looking for,” Clawson wrote.


5. Joan Walsh, Salon’s editor-at-large, criticized Cruz when he encouraged Republicans to pay attention to the “47 percent” of Americans Mitt Romney was accused of ignoring during the 2012 presidential campaign.

“It was curious to see the Ivy League, establishment-minted Cruz, whose wife works at Goldman Sachs, paint himself as a man of the people,” Walsh wrote, accusing him of policies to enrich the nation’s top 1 percent.

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