What a shame the media has not greeted Senator Cruz’s announcement with the same enthusiasm and praise they lavished on Barack Obama when he announced that he would be seeking the presidency. No, the media seemed to be tripping all over themselves with the idealistic notion that, finally, a black man was running for the highest office in the land. They were so enamored with this and their role as cheerleaders, they completely forgot or refused to vet the man. Instead they touted his youth, his African-American heritage, and his magna cum laude college credentials. They hailed him as a savior who would, at long last, bring racial healing to America!
In their overweening enthusiasm, they ignored or shrugged off questions regarding Obama’s citizenship, his birthplace, and his use of several Social Security numbers, including one assigned to a deceased resident of Connecticut—a state where Obama has never lived. They ignored his connection to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and readily accepted Obama’s facile explanation that Ayers was just a guy from the neighborhood whom he barely knew. In fact, Obama’s own book claims he met Ayers while at Columbia University and that he admired Ayers' radical stance. They ignored connections between Obama and Ayers’ powerful father in the Chicago area--a connection that helped Obama become a “community organizer” in South Chicago. When Obama numbered Saul Alinsky’s book Rules for Radicals among his favorites, they ignored that too. We won’t even get into the Jeremiah Wright debacle. The point is, the list of things the media ignored about candidate Obama is unconscionably long.
Already, it is obvious that Senator Cruz will not get such a pass. Right out of the blocks the media questioned Cruz’s American citizenship because he was born in Canada, and conveniently neglected to mention that both his parents are American citizens. The headlines were designed to plant the seed of doubt with the low-information voter. Ted Cruz is, in fact, half-Cuban, a Latino— which should have played well with the liberal press. However, since Senator Cruz is also a staunch conservative on every front, his Latino heritage is negated. Sorry, folks. As a conservative, Senator Cruz could not possibly speak for the Latinos. Mr. Cruz simply does not possess the wherewithal to understand Latinos to the degree that the compassionate, generous, and kind-hearted liberal Left can. After all, Mr. Cruz embraces the concepts of patriotism, individual freedom, determination, and personal aspirations—no Latino would ever vote for that.
Let us be clear on my position here. Although I am certainly cut from conservative cloth, I am not here to endorse Ted Cruz over any other candidate. I am simply pointing out that the America media is seriously biased in its assessment of and reporting on conservative candidates. A comparison of the treatment candidate Obama received versus candidate Cruz is wildly illustrative of this. Can the media criticize Mr. Cruz—yes, it most certainly can. Can the media criticize Mr. Obama? The opportunity to do so has existed from day one and on numerous occasions, but the vast majority of the American media has been far more willing to turn a blind eye and kiss up rather than to do its job and report the facts. That’s right! Can you imagine? The media could report the facts and leave it to each of us to decide where we stand. Alas, the American media feels compelled to make certain we are only fed the news and commentary that supports their liberal bias.
How will Ted Cruz fair in his bid for the presidency? On paper, he is certainly just as qualified as Barack Obama ever was for the job—maybe more so in light of some of his work experience. Although Mr. Obama claimed to be a Constitutional expert, his actions have not borne that out. Mr. Cruz, on the other hand, has made his love and understanding of America’s heritage, tradition, and the Constitution abundantly clear and his recent efforts to undo the travesty of ObamaCare testify to that. He has the ability to inspire and excite patriotism by reminding us of who we are and what makes America great rather than selling us some vague nonsense about “transforming” the greatest nation on earth into something else. Obama has done this again and again, but instead of being questioned about it by curious and objective media, he is given accolades simply for sounding eloquently compassionate.
The Left is afraid of Ted Cruz. The Left is also afraid of Rand Paul and Scott Walker. When the Left fears a potential candidate, they go after him/her mercilessly until they discredit and destroy them personally and/or professionally. First, they accuse the candidate of something he/she cannot possibly defend or disprove—it’s the old loaded question based on a false presumption: Hey, Ted Cruz! How do you feel about shutting down the government and costing the U.S. taxpayers over $24 billion dollars? Of course, that question completely ignores the fact that President Obama demanded that he be given the power of the purse without restriction, and it was Obama who shut down the government. The second way to do this is the other old standby: Tie spending-cut plans of the conservative candidate with reduced Social Security benefits, a ruined environment, education cuts, and unaffordable healthcare. It works every time, especially with the low-info crowd. Stay tuned—you’ll see Mr. Cruz and other conservative candidates attacked using these techniques while Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren sail on unquestioned and unscathed.
A lot of what is wrong in America today is driven by the media, and each year they raise the stakes by assisting the rise of socialism in America. Ironically, this helps to undermine the individual liberties of the citizenship the Founding Fathers had hoped the fourth estate would help protect. With each passing day, their record only gets worse. God gave you a brain—not Karl Marx. Use it as it was intended and make up your own mind.
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