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Cruz: My Critics Wouldn’t have Tried to Stop the Nazis

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today compared critics of his tactics on Obamacare and the spending bill – those who you can’t defund Obamacare by linking the issue to spending bills and the debt limit – to people who said the British couldn’t be defeated in the Revolutionary War, that the union couldn’t be saved during the Civil War, and that the Germans couldn’t be defeated during World War II.

In the 1940s, these critics would have been saying, “You cannot defeat the Germans.”

Really? Just because someone doubts the feasibility of Ted Cruz’s methods they would have allowed the Germans to seize and slaughter half of Europe? This is neither logical nor appropriate.

This kind of rhetoric is not only reprehensible, it gives ammunition to President Obama and other Tea Party critics who seek to portray conservatives as dangerous extremists. Cruz should reel it back in and apologize.

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58 Responses to Cruz: My Critics Wouldn’t have Tried to Stop the Nazis

  1. I disagree. A lot of Republicans DID think the Germans couldn’t be defeated in a world war. Do you think the Republican party should just lay down and give up? I’ve been watching the filibuster and Cruz is making excellent points.

  2. Cruz is one of only a few who are trying hard to get rid of the Obamacare disaster. I mean really trying!! You owe all your readers an apology for nitpicking what Cruz says during a filibuster. The ACA is anything but affordable and we all know it. Now, step up and support the effort to rid the U.S. of the most damaging piece of law in existence.

  3. “seek to portray”, are you kidding? We’ve been called terrorists, anarchists, anti-government, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals for opposing higher debts, higher taxes, and a government so huge that not one person knows what’s going on anywhere. Even our own President has called us “enemies”, and his supporters don’t hold back with other insults like racists, haters, stupid, and worse.

    We’ll find out tomorrow which of our elected officials are willing to admit that the ACA is flawed, dangerous, and needs to be delayed, replaced, repealed, fixed, or whatever it takes to stop the worst bill passed in modern history from hurting the very people it was meant to help.

  4. I heard what he said, and I didn’t take it the same way that Keith did. I didn’t find it offensive.

    My ears usually perk up when a Republican gives the other party ammunition. (I still haven’t calmed down from the Sarah Palin/Katie Couric interview.)

    This is fascinating to watch. In my opinion, Senator Cruz is coming across and reasonable, patriotic and ready to lead.

    If anything, this filibuster will take up the next few days of news cycle. It will be the talk of the country. This is not good news for President Obama. When people talk about the filibuster, they’ll also be talking about the disaster that is Obamacare.

    I’m beginning to think this is one of the final nails in the Obamacare coffin.

  5. Disagree with you, Keith. He is believing in America and American values much like David’s faith against Goliath. He is standing tall in the face of derision, rancor, laughter, bullying,& sarcasm. All the stones that can be thrown are being thrown.
    Instead of “reeling it back in and apologizing”, he must continue to speak the truth. He has held true to what he believes about Obamacare and there is a shirtage of that in our elected officials.
    Instead of heaping more dross upon his head, let’s reach out and give him our support.

  6. Creating an ‘aura of invincibility’ was key to Hitler’s ‘power’ – and was the core strategy employed by Hitler’s propagandists and enforcers.

    aka Obama has done exactly this. Cruz is accurate. Republicans have caved since 2009. So have the Courts.

  7. I support Ted Cruz. Once Obama’s health bill goes into action, it will be next to impossible to get rid of it, correct. Perhaps his tactics need to be refined as to what he says, but I leave that to those who know better. We have to take a stand against this monstrosity.

  8. G-d bless Ted Cruz.

    “When the waves of death surrounded me,
    The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
    The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
    The snares of death confronted me.
    In my distress I called upon the Lord,
    And cried out to my God;
    He heard my voice from His temple,
    And my cry entered His ears.

    2 Samuel 22

  9. Although I’m loathe to bring Nazi’s into any argument the Allies knew
    from the start of the war of what the Nazi’s were up to and yet refused to
    bomb the concentration camps. Horrible way to make a point but good
    common sense doesn’t do anything.

  10. How dumb Cruz is? Is he tryng to excel Senate Majority Leader in calling names the people who do not agree with him? Shame on him. I like what his goal is but this method will not get what he wants to achieve.

    • In normal circumstances I might agree with you, but at this time, in this place, we are fighting for our country- and words are the only ammunition we can lob right now. I could throw a few “word and name calling bombs” myself. And anyway our opponents are so proficient in word lobbing we will never surpass their finely honed skills in name calling. Doesn’t hurt them to know how it feels.
      NOTE TO NSA, CIA, FBI, SS…not real, physical bombs…just so you know and understand. I am speaking metaphorically about name calling.

  11. […] And I don’t like the way he and some who support him have been vilifying conservatives who disagree that this is the right way to go, casting this as a “test” of whether one is truly conservative. Some who believe strongly in conservatism think this will backfire. That’s a legitimate point of view that doesn’t make anyone less conservative or suggest that they wouldn’t have opposed the Nazis, as Cruz deplorably charged Tuesday. […]

  12. Two quotes come to mind:

    “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor

    “Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation, because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth, than to refine themselves.” Charles Caleb Colton

    Carry on, Ted.

  13. I disagree. I believe he was trying to convey the American spirit isn’t one of defeatism and defeatism seems to be the operative word of the RINO’s in charge.

  14. Cruz was right — meanwhile Obama and his Stepford type people act like Nazis, IRS, NSA, health care bill that they created purposely, so nobody can understand it, its all about controlling the whole country just like Hitler did. Conservatives extremists? Obama is the extremist, everyday he threatens everything we do and the people are letting him so, you get what you pay for, people, you surely will be sorry. I listened to Cruz all night and he’s no extremist, He was great, made so much sense with his feelings of love and beauty for his country and his family, not like that horrible Harry Reid, he is definitely scared of Cruz, with his usual disrespectful creepy comments, so jealous Cruz it seems.