Texas Senator Ted Cruz has put progressives and their allies
in the mainstream media in a quandary.
As an unabashed advocate of conservative, small-government principles
who can’t be ignored, Cruz must be attacked.
And yet the Left’s usual lines of attack are unavailable. It would be laughable to question the
intelligence of Sen. Cruz, a Harvard Law School graduate and the former
solicitor general of Texas. Likewise, no one can credibly call Cruz — who beat
the GOP’s establishment candidate in a Senate primary and is the son of a poor
Cuban immigrant — a tool of the fat cats.
And it would be virtually impossible to convince folks that Cruz hates
Hispanics; he is one.
All that’s left for progressives trying to undermine Sen. Cruz
is name-calling and distortion of the facts.
That is why there’s been plenty of both.
, Committee for Justice president Curt Levey responds to
the latest example — the charge that Cruz is a hypocrite because he allegedly
changed his position on an assault weapons ban.