A leading tea party intellectual has turned against the tea party movement’s favorite senator.
Economist Thomas Sowell, who has long been revered among conservatives, has slammed Sen. Ted Cruz in his last two columns, accusing the Texas Republican of being self-serving and comparing him to President Obama.
“Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well,” Sowell wrote in his syndicated column Tuesday, before going on to compare Cruz to President Obama. “Moreover, some of these things are what many, if not most, Americans believe wholeheartedly. Yet we need to remember that the same was true of another freshman Senator, just a relatively few years ago, who parlayed his ability to say things that resonated with the voters into two terms in the White House.”
Sowell continued, suggesting Cruz is only looking out for himself.
“Senator Ted Cruz has not yet reached the point where he can make policy, rather than just make political trouble,” Sowell wrote. “But there are already disquieting signs that he is looking out for Ted Cruz — even if that sets back the causes he claims to be serving.”
Sowell just wants to get his picture and name on the Tea Party web site. Sen Cruz does want to run for the presidency in 2016; so does Hellary. Tell Sowell to attack Obama and then we will know he's an American.
Exactly!. It's amazing that so-called Conservatives always find the space on editorials pages to criticize genuine Conservatives. Yet, we wait for these same geniuses to provide the desperately uninformed general public about very dangerous individuals like Hillary Clinton. OUTING her with real facts about her cold-blooded socialist leanings would surely serve a real purpose. There are too many (voters) who do not realize she's basically Obama in a skirt. [The skirt part may not be too far off, either.]
Some excellent comments & points.
Good job, to all..
These comments appear to be closely ( Like Minded )
So I will assume, we agree on the importance of dominating the MIDTERM Elections & The 500 plus jobs with vetted, electable Constitutional, Conservative, Fiscal Patriots across America.
I see no unity or majorities in our present Elected, that are about to change anything except, increase their balance, in their Offshore Accounts.
The Patriot Act should have never come to be.
Obamacare, should have never come to be.
This POTUS & His handpicked crew of Loathers, should have never come to be, much less allowed to enmesh themselves in every aspect of our America, Economically, Financially, Socially, Regulatorily, Constitutionally, Politically, Globally, Our Private Lives & Our Future.
As much as I dream of, Blog, Post, Email about a much deserved Impeachment, I doubt that it would ever come to be.., unless ( Like Minded ) Dominate MIDTERM Elections & move with warp speed.
Impeachment, regardless of our constitution, data, documents, events & votes to proceed, will immediately become a ( Racist Rant )... I am very certain, this present collection of Elected, are not the caliber, to mount & ride the tornado, until the sky clears & the sun shines once more in America.
I will hope Ted Cruz will be clearly defined as a positive & firmly planted as very Electable.
Sowell has value as an Appointee.?
Judge Napolitano knows the Constitution, He is Constitutional & Is very fiscal minded. Hopefully we will hear & see much more of him as MIDTERMS roll on & hopefully 2016.
This truth thing, is the tough one.
In our Government, Our 2 party system, Our News Media, Our endless unfounded sources, There is not any subject or events that has not or will not be bald face Lied about.?
I have always believed, that there exist a truth, a one & only about any Subject, Event & This plethora of Untruths that are touted, preached & repeatedly told.
There does exist, A One & Only truth, that is waiting to correct, enlighten, set straight, then set free the Ultimate Caveat, The Unadulterated Truth.
It will forever be The Lefts most dreaded fear, It will for every be their reckoning, their weakening & attrition in our America.
We must not argue with the Left, but always pause, then reply with this Ultimate Caveat & then part your way.?
God Bless America
Fly The American Flag
Our Constitution was crafted with external as well as internal checks and balances.
They knew what they were doing.
If the Constitution had been upheld, Obama would never had been allowed to be a candidate, let alone win the presidency.
Our forefathers didn't know a damn thing about Barack Obama, yet, they knew he was coming and blocked him from the presidency, over two hundred years ago.
They knew what they were doing, we're the ones that screwed up.
Learn from the masters, Ted Cruz is not a Natural Born Citizen, don't abandon the Constitution again!.
Thank you Lord! I thought we have lost most of men/woman with Clear Eye Sight on our Republic. Loved reading your Post. There is one thing I hope you mite change,is! Please Pray that God May Bless America!
Is Thomas Sowell trying to fracture the conservative party? Does he expect perfection? At least Ted Cruz is trying to do something positive for the American people. What is everyone else doing? Nothing. Mr. Sowell, just STFU and join the democratic/communist party.
Lets see what qualifies Dr. Sowell a true conservative that we know Cruz has displayed in his act. We also know that numerous other Republicans who are calling themselves as conservatives which is the furthest from their acts. My point is talk the talk or walk the walk and I've not mentioned he is black talking like a Republican, not like a conservative. We can name some of the conservatives and consider this, have anyone of those attacking the other conservatives, no, but we have heard the RINOs attacking the conservatives, now what would one consider Sowell, an attacking Republican or agreeing conservatives.
Personally, Ray, I would consider Sowell and his motives with some question, because, although he is, from his writings, clearly a conservative, he is also a darling of the National Review crowd, who are basically in the NeoCon camp.
I have followed their writings over the years, and though I enjoy the academic take on things, I became disturbed by the NR's 'internationalist' bent. They have too much of an affinity with, quote, 'Israel,' unquote, and thus an attitude of supporting that country without sufficient regard for the terrible crimes that the Israeli government has either committed directly or been involved in over the years. It's a religious thing for some of them, and more of a political thing for others. Either way, it does not spell 'true blue' conservatism; i.e., grassroots, 'limited government and essential liberty' principles. It spells interventionism, geopolitics, military-industrial complex - that sort of hegemonic-oriented thing.
The sort of thing that is ultimately going to split the Republican Party down its middle. Which, IMHO, needs to happen anyway. Strange bedfellows, and all that.
Stan Stanfield: You've got that right! :-)
There is a big problem with his statements. He suggests Ted is looking out for himself, yet Ted stood almost alone and fought for us all. Rand Paul dropped out for a long time and we still do not know where he stands.Obama did that same thing with his constituents but Ted did not! I would fear Rand Paul more than Ted because Ted who stood by us in the worst of media Communist Liberal coverage, refused to move from us! I see an honorable man in what Ted has done!