I have a problem. Every time I think Donald Trump is the absolute worst and most dangerous demagogue to ever run for President, evangelical sock-puppet Ted Cruz opens his mouth and makes me totally rethink my position.
It’s no secret that over the past several years the Republican Party has grown more and more divisive and has amped up their hateful rhetoric to a level that would make Joseph Goebbels say “Damn, now why didn’t I think of that?” Whether it’s the poor, illegal immigrants, or “Black Lives Matter,” the GOP has proven they are a big tent party, because they have enough hate for everyone, especially Muslims.
Last November, Donald Trump shocked the social conscience of millions of Americans by suggesting an indefinite ban on all Muslims from entering the country and even loosely hinted at shutting down Mosques and creating a national registry for those of the Islamic Faith. A horrifying prospect that has been applauded by many Republican voters, even though most foreign policy experts and military leaders agree these types of extreme measures would not only further alienate us from the Muslim community, they would actually make Americans less safe and open the door to more devastating acts of terrorism on U.S. soil. Proving once again that most Republicans don’t know Shiite from Shinola!
On Fox News this week, following the terrorist attack on Brussels, Cruz tried to prove he was the best man for the job of keeping us safe from “Radical Islamic Terrorism” by proving he is the worst candidate on the issue of having a human soul. In a statement made on Tuesday, Cruz made his position clear that he will be an even more dangerous zealot than Trump when it comes to national security as he rattled off talking points straight out of the fear mongers handbook and emphatically declared,
We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.
A purposely ambiguous statement to rile up his base and prove he is the toughest, strongest, All-American Christian bad ass to ever walk God’s green Earth.
Cruz also went on to say,
For years, the west has tried to deny this enemy exists out of a combination of political correctness and fear. We can no longer afford either. Our European allies are now seeing what comes from a toxic mix of migrant groups who have been infiltrated by terrorists, and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.
A statement that completely ignores the fact that radicalized Muslims like those in ISIS were actually created by the failed policies of the Bush administration and instead pushes the ludicrous argument that terrorism is somehow caused by most Americans being too Politically Correct to tell the Muslim guy at the local Coffee Shop to go “F*ck Himself!”
While most people will concede these are dangerous times we are living in, there is a vast difference between being diligent and being an alarmist whose first impulse is to bomb any country that looks at you sideways and shred the Constitution in some convoluted attempt to keep us safe from every perceived threat, real or imaginary.
I think Franklin Roosevelt said it best when he proclaimed “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself” I guess the Republican Party never got the memo.
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