As the Republican Party struggled to get back into mainstream American politics, working against them are the Crazies. Crazies are those Conservatives who are so separated from reality that their irrational ravings simply generate scorn and indifference. Leading the Crazies at this time is newly elected Senator Ted Cruz.
The current issue for Mr. Cruz is a report in the New Yorker that Mr. Cruz thinks that the great enemy of the
States is the
Cruz, the New Yorker reported, said in a 2010 speech that President Barack Obama “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School” because “there were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were 12 who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the
government.” Cruz attended Harvard Law after Obama. United States
Now a normal, sane and rational pol would just leave this be, hoping that no one noticed, which given the state of political reporting in the nation is probably what would have happened. But no, Mr. Cruz has to respond and go even further in providing evidence that he is a nutcase.
His spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told The Blaze website that the “substantive point” in Cruz’s charge, made in a speech in 2010, was “was absolutely correct.”
She went on to explain that “the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’—a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism—and they far outnumbered Republicans.”
Hm, who could we get to refute this? Maybe Charles Fried, a former Solicitor General for President Reagan.
Among those who have taken issue with Cruz’s castigation of the
faculty are his former law professor, Charles Fried, who is a well-known
Republican and former Solicitor General to Ronald Reagan. In his 2010 speech,
Cruz had said there was only “one” Republican on the faculty, but his former
professor, Fried, told The
New Yorker there were at least four, including
But like his long disgraced model Joe McCarthy, Mr. Cruz is not really interested in accuracy or facts. After all, facts are the sworn enemy of people like Mr. Cruz, and therefore cannot be trusted.
As for the rest of us, keep it up Ted. Nothing we could say or do will be more effective at exposing you than what you say and do yourself. And watch out for those 'critical legal studies', that's just a cover for North Korean Communists that will tickle you in your sleep and do other horrendous things to you.