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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why Ted Cruz is 'a laughingstock'

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, 08/07/12. (photo: AP)
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, 08/07/12. (photo: AP)


By Elias Isquith, Salon
20 October 13
 
Senate majority leader goes off on Tea Party's favorite senator

arry Reid is certainly not the first politician to take a shot at Ted Cruz, but his attack might be the most personal.

"Ted Cruz, well, he proved he has a great fundraising operation," Reid dismissively told the Huffington Post. "But you don't have to have Harry Reid criticizing him. Republicans criticized him."

"He is a laughingstock to everybody but him," Reid continued.

Reid was no less caustic when discussing Cruz's presidential ambitions, saying, "What has he accomplished other than raising some money for president? And if this man can get the nomination to be the Republican nominee for president, I pity the Republican Party."

The Senate majority leader then got even more personal in his attack, essentially accusing Cruz of overestimating his own intelligence:
Ted Cruz is smart. He has always been able to talk down to people. He is now in the Senate. People are as smart as he is. He can't talk down to anyone anymore. But he has still not accepted that in his own head. He still thinks he's smarter than everybody else. He might be able to work a calculus problem better than I can. But he can't legislate better than I can.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad Ted Cruz bears the name of "Cross" (in Spanish). He should carry and bear the cross; if he is a Christian. His name should be: Ted Horns (cuernos).

Bob Isham said...

The fact that Ted Cruz is bright, brave, and honest scares Senator Reid who does not possess these characteristics . Ted Cruz is a solid American, trying hard to expose a bad law that Obama and his ilk passed using devious trickery.

Cruz should not be criticized, rather he should be applauded for his stance. Time will prove that the Affordable Care Act is a pipe dream of a Socialist that will harm, not help America. If we can turn the country away from becoming a full blown Socialist rat hole you will find people like Ted Cruz doing the heavy lifting.