Conservative legend Thomas Sowell turns on Ted Cruz

Sowell Picture: Hoover Institution Cruz Picture: Reuters

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.”

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Money and threats do change people.

Is Mr. Sowell in the Senate?

Is Mr. Sowell a Senator.

Is Sowell running for office?

Is Sowell some sort of policy maker?

Does Mr. Sowell cast a vote on ObamaCare, Debt ceiling or any other legislation?

I thought Ted Cruz was the Senator that was in office doing what he was asked to do?  FIGHT!

Are you going to put Mr. Sowell in office or are you going to try and find another Ted Cruz to put into the Senate.

Why in God's name would anyone turn anyone from Mr. Sowell. 

Mr. Sowell is not in office, he doesn't vote in the Senate.

He's not running for office, so he won't ever vote in the Senate.

In this instance, Mr. Sowell giving us the same advice that John McCain is giving us and it's advice that's approved of by the Democrats.

Just because Mr. Sowell is conservative economist does not mean that he is right about every political thought he has.

Speaking of RINOs, I want Ted Cruz to take the fight to the spineless traitors that are aiding and abetting Obama and Obama's policies.

You on the other hand agree with Mr. Sowell, that Ted Cruz should shut up and stand down, because he's making waves.

This is not about Sowell.  Mr. Sowell is not in the Senate or the House.

Mr. Cruz is.  He's one of the very few making a stand and making the fight.

I want more Cruz's in the Senate, not fewer of them and I sure as hell do not want a watered down Cruz just before we send him some backup in 2014.

What RINO stands with Ted Cruz?

All the RINOs are against Ted Cruz and want him to shut up.

I have a list of 25 of them that would not vote against closure and sold Ted Cruz down the toilet.  They voted for closure and got ObamaCare funded.  Ted Cruz was trying to stop it and would have, had the RINOs stuck with him.

You in the meantime are not standing on Cruz's side, your standing on the same side as the established leadership of the GOP which in this instance, is the same side that Mr. Sowell is on.

I'm sorry, but Mr. Sowell is wrong on this and so are you!

I'm not quite sure what you're saying here, R.J., but if you are alluding to the idea of Ted learning to get along with "his fellow Senators" which action "may lead to Pres. consideration," forget it.

There will be no greater hue and cry go up against his candidacy for the presidency than amongst true conservatives, aka constitutionalists.  He is NOT ELIGIBLE, for not being a NBC.  I know that some Republicans are trying to fudge that little qualification a little - after all, the Republican Party colluded with the Democrat honchos in allowing Obama to be a candidate; and hence the trouble we're in now, with a man in that office who took that signal as carte blanche to do whatever he wanted to, with the Constitution reduced to being a mere "piece of paper," to quote the just-previous pretender to the throne, in this age of aspirants to leadership in their respective authoritarian New World Order ambitions.  But neither of these totalitarian camps will win the day.  So "Teaparty thinkers" should get clear on what their job is.  Which is to make sure that neither camp does so.  So let's stop with the pussy-footing around of the issue.     

 Admit it they are frightened of Senator Cruz. He is Honest ,Intelligent and Not afraid to Stand up for the Constitution. He understands the Tea Party and We understand him.

I'm having trouble with this whole deal, I will wait and reserve my opinion as time goes by and more is learned about Ted.




( Democrats have slandered and degraded the legacy of America’s combat veterans by hijacking this country’s moral values for the sake of their totally anti-American agenda.

In a letter penned by thirteen Democrat-affiliated national security officials and sent to the highest four Congressional leaders, they begged them to quickly pass the ‘Dream Act’ amnesty. At the end of that letter, the Democrats urged Congress to extend the military’s policy of “leave noone behind” to the 3.6 million illegal immigrants and 690,000 DACA beneficiaries in a demand for unconditional amnesty, Breitbart reports.

The original transcript of the letter:

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With every day that passes, these Dreamers are getting closer to the reality of deportation. We urge you to pass the Dream Act of 2017 as quickly as possible to provide permanent protection for Dreamers and relieve this deserving group of the uncertainty created by the President’s decision to rescind DACA. We should leave no man or women behind. Let that be our guiding principle.
The Democrats have finally revealed their true intent for the United States of America. The rhetoric weaponized in this letter reveals how liberals actually view illegal aliens – as foot soldiers meant to conquer American territory and overthrow the Constitution.

Immediately after this letter was made available to the public, the actual veterans of America’s wars threw up an outrage.

The phrase “Leave No One Behind” is one of the most important values of military culture, signifying the unwavering brotherhood of soldiers in the face of impossible odds, and their commitment to one another for victory even after death.

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, has called this letter a moral hijacking of America’s values. “It is an insult to the people who have gone out there and earned their moral authority by doing something for the country … those people earned it by self-sacrifice and the illegal-aliens want amnesty for their self-interest… that does not entitle them to amnesty.”

A quick look at the Center for Immigration Studies’ findings on the Dreamers, however, shows that the reality of these people contradicts what the Democrats would have us believe about them:

73 percent of DACA recipients he surveyed live in a low-income household (defined as qualifying for free lunch in high school);
22 percent have earned a degree from a four-year college or university;
20 percent have dropped out of high school;*
20 percent have no education beyond high school and no plans to attend college;
59 percent obtained a new job with a DACA work permit, but only 45 percent increased their overall earnings; and
36 percent have a parent who holds a bachelor’s degree.

These sad statistics prove that the vast majority of these DACA “kids,” who are actually full-grown men in their 20s and 30s, are parasitic lowlifes who want nothing to do with our way of life or even our language. Nothing even remotely like the men and women in America’s Armed Forces who sacrifice their well-being and lives to keep other countries from taking over and occupying us.

But if the Democrats succeed, and Congress grants this barbarian horde the right to amnesty, then everything the true American veterans fought for will be lost – we will be de facto occupied by foreign invaders, and they will carve up our land and government for themselves, just like the Aztecs, Mongols, and Muslims of old.

The pure fact that liberals think they can compare the men and women who fought, killed, were wounded, and died to keep our nation and freedom safe … to hordes of foreigners who have done virtually nothing for our country, who will most likely squat on our territory and feed off of taxpayer-provided cradle-to-grave services, is such an outrageous and insulting comparison, any Democrat who utters such sentiment should be instantly punished for treason and have their positions revoked.

Immigrants – legal and illegal – overwhelmingly uses the Democrats’ social services and vote for them. No doubt in their minds that liberals see them as a constant flow of reinforcements in their battle against law-abiding, natural American citizens. They are the Democrats’ soldiers for dismantling Western values, Christianity, secularism, capitalism, and freedom. Without these foreigners pouring into the United States from third world, socialist hellholes, the Democrats would never have survived this long.


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