Best of Bark: Ted Cruz is Probably Smarter Than You Are


Today is the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” as its more widely known. Not coincidentally, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States today. Cruz has been the most vocal and most widely known critic of Obamacare. He filibustered to attempt to defund large parts of the bill back in 2013, much to the dismay of politicians on both the left and the right.

However, in today’s modern media, all Republicans are painted as either stupid (Dan Quayle, George W. Bush) or evil (Dick Cheney, Ronald Reagan). Liberals on Facebook today appeared to be going with the “stupid” brush. Let’s see—the man graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard. It’s downright fascinating how a bunch of community college dropouts have managed to convince themselves that Ted Cruz is stupid. Face it, Libs—Cruz is smarter than you are. Hurts a little, doesn’t it?

Here’s why: Liberals are unable to accept that opinions that differ from their own can be legitimate. They have somehow transitioned from “Question Everything” to “It Should Be Illegal to Question Anything.” So if Ted Cruz says that Obamacare is broken, yet the narrative from the liberal media is that it’s the best thing since apple pie, then clearly Ted Cruz is a MORAN. And, by the way, it’s not racist to call him stupid, even though he’s Hispanic, but it IS racist to call Barack Obama stupid (even though their academic qualifications are virtually identical, and Cruz’s legal resume is MUCH more impressive—he has argued nine cases in front of the SCOTUS).

Who cares if he has degrees from two of the most prestigious universities in the world? Who cares if he clerked for the Supreme Court? HIS RADICAL IDEAS MUST BE STOPPED BECAUSE THEY CHALLENGE MY CLOSELY HELD BELIEFS (by the way, if you can get through that link without punching the Internet, you’re a better man than I am)!

What are Ted Cruz’s radical ideas?

  • He’s Pro-Life
  • He’s Anti-Gay Marriage
  • He’s a gun rights supporter
  • He opposes Net Neutrality
  • He wants to repeal Obamacare
  • He doesn’t believe that the President should be able to kill American citizens unilaterally with drones
  • He thinks you should have to have proof of citizenship to vote
  • He supports the Keystone XL pipeline

Okay, unless I’m missing something…these are essentially the key tenets that the Republican Party ran on in 2014, and they won huge, massive, landslide victories. The only difference between Cruz and the people who won those elections? He’s actually been true to his word since he got into office and has tried to enact legislation to fulfill his campaign promises. Americans WANT Obamacare to be repealed. They oppose Net Neutrality. They want secure borders.

But Republicans in Washington have been afraid to take action on these issues for fear that it could potentially cost them the election in 2016. Let me get this straight—you ran on these principles, you won your elections, and now you think that actually taking action will harm your chances?

If anything, Mitt Romney proved that Americans don’t want a moderate Republican in the Oval Office. Romney was at his best in the first debate, when he came out swinging and hit Obama hard on economic and social issues. He lost when he got scared and soft. A moderate Republican, like Jeb Bush, has been painted as “electable.” You know who’s painted him that way? The liberal media. They welcome the opportunity for a second Bush-Clinton faceoff. They know that they can win that one. But a wildcard like Cruz or Rand Paul? They’re much, much less certain about that.

So liberals have spent the majority of the day mocking Cruz, calling him “stupid.” It won’t be long until they start calling him “evil,” too. And, believe it or not, they’ve even taken up one of John McCain’s tactics by calling him “crazy.”

Here’s the problem that you’re gonna run into, Libs. Cruz isn’t stupid. In fact, he’s very, very smart, and very, very accomplished—much more so than your community organizer was in 2008. He’s tough, too—he’s shown the ability to take on his own party’s establishment and win. He’s not afraid of your playground insults.

So keep propping up Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, you media types. But to my conservative friends, I say this: If Cruz and Paul are so “unelectable,” why are the liberals so afraid of them?


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