Liberals, media, RINOs melt down over Ted Cruz filibuster

cruz-filibusterIt seems that Ted Cruz has really struck a nerve.  Not only has he come under attack by the Democrat-media complex (which includes liberals and the entire “mainstream media”) but he’s also gotten heat from moderate Republicans.

On Tuesday, for example, MSNBC demagogue Chris Matthews called Cruz a “problem for the Republic.”  He went on to compare Cruz to a terrorist and of course, German dictator Adolf Hitler.  Naturally, because dictators hate oppressive laws, right?

“He is a problem for our Republic,” Matthews declared, claiming that despite being a United States Senator, Cruz is not a legislator, nor is he allegedly a member of any political party.  No doubt, in Matthews’ alleged “mind,” Cruz probably isn’t even a human being.

“He has contempt for the American political system. He is not a member of any political party that I can tell,” he said. “His behavior has been totally and utterly destructive.”

Really?  As compared to Obamacare, which is already destroying the American economy, Chris?

But that wasn’t enough.

Mediaite reported:

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joked on Morning Joe Wednesday morning that Hitler “loved” Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a possible play on Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) comparison at the start of his “filibuster” Tuesday afternoon of the acceptance ObamaCare as fait accompli to Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Adolf Hitler’s aggression in 1938.

The media, eager to demonize Cruz, went so far as to claim Cruz really didn’t engage in a filibuster.

Examiner reported:

It seems the so-called “mainstream media,” known here as the “Democrat-media complex,” has a different definition of “filibuster” when the tactic is used by Republicans, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

For example, the Examiner said, the media praised Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., when he railed against income inequality and Wall Street for almost 9 hours during a filibuster in December 2010.

But now that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has used the same tactic for more than 19 hours, the media has decided that he really isn’t filibustering.

So you see, it’s a filibuster when Sanders does it, and it’s praiseworthy when a pro-abortion state senator does it, but it’s not a filibuster when a conservative Republican does it.

That wasn’t all — moderate Republicans jumped on the bash Cruz bandwagon as well.

Examiner added:

Liberal Democrats aren’t the only ones jumping on the “bash Cruz” bandwagon. Moderate and establishment Republicans — known as “RINOs” — have also weighed in, doing their bit to undermine Cruz’s efforts to defund the wildly unpopular health care law known as Obamacare. They have even gone so far as to send negative information to Fox News in hopes the network would use it against him and it’s no secret that John McCain hates the Tea Party Republican.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called Cruz a “narcissist” while Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called Cruz a “fraud,” who, he claims, is engaging in “a form of governmental terrorism” with his filibuster.

No doubt the demagoguery will only get worse as the left goes into full meltdown mode.

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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