Here’s a photo of Ted Cruz leaving a campaign event at an Iowa gun range on Friday. Cruz is unexpectedly surging in the polls and doing the full-court press on GOP voters. Never mind his unavoidable awkwardness and how everyone (including Cruz’s college roommate) seems to dislike the guy. These handicaps set up Cruz as the underdog who could take it all away from Donald Trump. Say what you will, but there are few current candidates (on either side) who seem like enjoyable companions. (Marco Rubio could be a fun guy for a cursory discussion on hip hop though.) In other words, Cruz’s personality won’t hurt his potential success at all.
Cruz delivered a Saturday speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He isn’t here to be liked, but he is here to bomb the living hell out of ISIS:
“We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out. We will utterly destroy ISIS. We won’t weaken them. We won’t degrade them. We will utterly destroy them. We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. We will arm the Kurds. We will do everything necessary so that every militant on the face of the earth will know if you go and join ISIS, if you wage jihad and declare war on America, you are signing your death warrant.
“How about the federal government, the Obama administration, spend less time trying to read your and mine emails and phone calls and more time stopping radical Islamic terrorism. When President Obama stands up and says the Islamic State is not Islamic, that’s just nutty. That’s not a reasonable foreign policy discussion. That’s not an interesting view on national security.”
Cruz also he took “Madam” Attorney General Loretta Lynch to town for her promise to prosecute those who use “anti-Muslim speech” to incite “violence.” Cruz tossed out another one of his classic “talk to my face”-type statements towards Lynch. He challenged her to “come and get me” for enjoying his First Amendment rights.
Cruz also promised to abolish the IRS if elected president. The statement reportedly received a standing ovation, which was an easy score. No one loves the IRS.
(Via Des Moines Register)