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Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, Politics | 9 comments

Cruz means “sleaze”

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At the start of the presidential campaign, Ted Cruz told voters he would be the only “consistent conservative” in a crowded Republican field.

Then he confronted the modern GOP — a fractured party, in which each faction has a different definition of what “conservative” means.

To consistently please all of them, Cruz has had to be inconsistent with himself.

Time and again he has shifted, shaded or obfuscated his policy positions — piling on new ideas which sometimes didn’t fit with the old. …WaPo

Why does this seem so dumb? So unnecessary?

Because it’s old news. But even if you’d been stuck in a snowdrift for the past six months, out of touch, zenning out at the top of Kilimanjaro, one look at the guy’s face and deportment should be enough. Only because his rival is Donald Trump would you even think about Ted Cruz as an acceptable candidate for the presidency. No, really.

Post reporters go on to track Cruz’s policy shifts during recent months. “Sleaze” seems insufficient as a description. Just look at that face.

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OOPS! I’m being unfair to faces!

Queen Elizabeth has it. So does fashion designer Victoria Beckham. And actress Kristen Stewart — poor thing, she’s practically the poster girl.

Among the slew of pop culture icons said to be afflicted with so-called Resting Bitch Face (alternatively known as Bitchy Resting Face), the vast majority are women, though Kanye West is among the male examples. All of them have been mocked by Internet commenters for having a certain unintentional expression when their faces are not in motion — a look best described as vaguely annoyed, maybe a little judgy, perhaps slightly bored. …WaPo

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You want that face in our White House? In our daily news for four to eight years? On a stamp?

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…Like Dick Cheney, Cruz is a warmonger. He’s made it clear that he has no qualms about launching yet more wars in the Middle East. With Cruz, it’s like the lessons of the disastrous Iraq War never even happened. For him, war is always the policy of first resort. Cruz is like Cheney on steroids. What makes Cruz even more scary is his extreme right-wing interpretation of the Bible and his enthusiasm for embracing what would essentially be a theocracy in America. Like many far-right evangelicals, he has no qualms about ramming his twisted interpretation of “Christianity” down the throats of the rest of us. Say what you want about Trump, but he is clearly no extremist right-wing evangelical. …MarcMcDonald,BeggarsCanBeChoosers

Cross-posted from Prairie Weather

Caricature by DonkeyHotey via Flickr

Photo credit: Ted Cruz via photopin (license)

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