Maddow, Wallace Attack Cruz for Standing Up to Trump, Natl. Enquirer

May 3rd, 2016 7:25 PM
Just as the liberal media gleefully did with Marco Rubio, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Nicolle Wallace blasted Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) early Tuesday night for simply standing up to Donald Trump and denouncing his promotion of an unsubstantiated National Enquirer story alleging Cruz’s father Rafael may have been a part of the plot to kill then-President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

New York Blogger: ‘Hammer-Headed’ Cruz Thinks He's God's Choice

April 23rd, 2016 5:35 PM
Republicans may have to do some world-class needle-threading to come up with a presidential nominee who can win in November. New York magazine's Kilgore believes that even if such a candidate exists, it’s not the “hammer-headed movement conservative” Ted Cruz. “Unity candidates are reassuring and have a knack for making you see your own reflection in their soft and soulful eyes,” wrote Kilgore…

Bee Smears Ted Cruz as an Alien, Rafael Cruz for Being a Christian

March 15th, 2016 1:39 AM
While Donald Trump has drawn slews of voters thus far in the presidential campaign based on his controversial rhetoric, TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has undertaken a similar strategy by seeking to be as vulgar as possible toward conservatives to attract favor and ratings by liberals. With that in mind, Monday’s episode was no different as she maligned Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) and his…

Bill Moyers: Ted Cruz a ‘Brute’ With a ‘Forked Tongue’

February 12th, 2016 9:35 PM
Former PBS fixture Moyers recently touched on Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth, but not with an eye toward whether or not Cruz is eligible for the presidency. Rather, it was to contrast Canada-born hockey enforcer John Scott with Cruz, who’s “another kind of enforcer.” Each has a large and enthusiastic following: fans voted the journeyman Scott into this year’s NHL All-Star game, and Cruz, of course,…

Pundit: Cruz Thinks He’s the ‘Next Best Thing to the Second Coming’

February 2nd, 2016 9:46 PM
Much of the left is obsessed with the religious right’s supposed obsession with sex. Exhibit number whatever was Marcotte’s Tuesday piece in Salon about Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa’s Republican caucuses. Marcotte alleged that Cruz’s supporters in the Hawkeye State featured “a veritable rogue’s gallery of every creepy straight guy who claims he loves Jesus but has his eyes fixed firmly on the crotches…

Daily Kos Writer: Cruz a Fitting Leader For a ‘Christian Caliphate’

December 7th, 2015 9:34 PM
In 2010, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas published his book American Taliban, which detailed his belief that “fundamentalist Muslims [are] basically hard-right Christians…American [religious conservatives] may be more constrained by American society and laws than their Middle Eastern counterparts, but…their goals are the same.” This past weekend, one current and one former Daily Kos writer…

VIDEO: Sen. Cruz's Father Predicts Conservative Gains, Hails MRC Missi

May 16th, 2014 12:17 PM
As a travelling pastor, Rev. Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, is in a unique position to sense where the political winds are blowing in this mid-term election year. During a visit to the Media Research Center, the elder Cruz said that with just over five months to go between now and Election Day, he sees major conservative gains ahead, including the retirement of Sen. Harry Reid as…

MSNBC's Reid: GOPers Find Clarence Thomas 'Better Than Other African-A

November 4th, 2013 2:21 PM
On Thursday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, during a discussion of Republican Senator Ted Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, making a birther joke about President Obama, MSNBC political analyst Joy Reid asserted that Republicans prefer minorities who "repudiate" political views supported by minorities. Singling out Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, she griped: