Like Son, Like Father

By Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

hqdefaultWell, the guy who ushered in the recent government shutdown with a 21 hour filibuster sure gets it honest. Texas senator Ted Cruz, that darling of the Tea Baggers, is no longer the Harvard educated political mystery man who chides the administration at every turn and who rabble rouses what is loosely referred to as the Republican base. Seems he learned the techniques of fact-free demagoguery at daddy’s knee and not amid the ivy in Cambridge (or at Princeton as Elaine M reminds me). That’s right, the Right (as in far) Reverend Rafael Cruz has embarked on his own freewheeling magical mystery tour armed only with the credential that he sired that darling of the Rebel flag wavers. Cashing in on sonny boy’s status among some on the right, Rafael Cruz is now touring the country demanding Obama “go back to Kenya” and turning the Treaty of Tripoli* on its head claiming divine sanction in decreeing that the land of the free and home of the brave is also the exclusive dominion of the Christian. And if that isn’t a big enough stain on his vestments, the representative of the Savior commands all Tea Baggers to shinny on up to the latest polling place to vote Republican.

IRS are you listening?

Speaking to the faithful at a Republican rally in Hood County (no pun intended), Texas, the elder Cruz gave us a new spin on two centuries plus of  previously settled American history. Ignoring the fact that most of the movers and shakers who founded the nation were deists (and not Christians as currently subscribed), Cruz said “the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed on the knees of the framers” and were a “divine revelation from God, yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nation…The United States of America was formed to honor the word of God.”  Amen brother, pass the plate.

Cruz the elder added this little historical revelation to his earlier intelligence blockbuster that President Obama is really an “outright Marxist” who “seeks to destroy all concept of God.” “Back to Kenya” he goes was our man of God’s solution to the crisis of faith facing the nation.

Perhaps sensing that daddy might be more useful in the attic behind a locked door or maybe as a guest at an institution where falling down or colliding with walls is never a worry, Senator Cruz dismissed the rantings. “He is a pastor. He is a man of deep integrity. And he made a joke.”  Sonny didn’t disagree or distance himself from the remarks, however. Hardy Har Har.

Yep, those fire and brimstone guys are a laugh a minute. Lewis Black look out!  Raffy Cruz is stealing your material. Here is the jokester at his best before an audience that seems more than happy to pay the two drink minimum from that Comedy Central of the right

I’m guessing the beverage is Jonestown Kool-ade:

Those Cruz’ are a riot.

For those who think that the Ivy League schooled Sen Ted Cruz may have educated himself out of this lunacy, I suggest that you ask too much genetic engineering from mere college professors.

Source: Huff Post

~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

* From the treaty ratified by the Senate and signed by President John Adams:

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen ],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan  nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

127 thoughts on “Like Son, Like Father”

  1. FYI:

    I emailed Alex Jones/infowars about a year ago & warned them to stop making war against South Vaginastan!

    They didn’t listen, kept right on ahead full steam & it appears they had their arses handed to them in Virgina tonight.

    (A male can never expect to win a clean victory against South Vaginastan, the best that can be hoped for is a negotiated settlement/ plea deal. lol )

    (Moron Rookies!)


    I’ll see if Wilson has any fresh insight for me at daybreak.

  2. Gentlemen,

    I’m sure somewhere out there there are those that enjoy watching people beat up the retarded kids for their lunch money.

    And maybe you could show a bit more hubris next time.

    Throw in an occasional “Like them eat Cake” comment.

    I really would love to hear your guy’s modern day Nuremberg defence strategy of “I was just following orders”.

    And what ever you do please do not attempt to emulate Professor Turley’s & my other mentors calm cool tact & witful demeanor/humor.

    If only we’ve 3-6 months left of our words pray none of us say anything prophetic.

    (Scar off) 🙂

  3. Mark Bennet on 4-8-2010:

    Jack Marshall, the Elmer Gantry of Ethics

    Um….I think that ’bout says it all….except it doesn’t. It is almost impossible to hide from Dr. Google. Nothing on the internet really goes away. I foresee a future for Mr. Marshall in providing a certain amount of, shall we say, entertainment value should he decide to hang around.

  4. Then further links to Mr. Jack Marshall ethics business:


    Finally Jack states:

    “The ethical values involved are called fairness and respect.”

    Fairness and respect are indeed important concepts but my question to you Jack is why should anyone that comments on the tea bagger mover treat the with fairness and respect when the show neither fairness, nor respect to thos they oppose. Ethic does not mean one should turn the other cheek against extremist hater of America who are people that have attacked their opponents with hatred and lies.

  5. Jack:

    “Slurs are not conducive to productive discourse. If you can’t make your argument without resorting to slurs, you don’t have sufficient skills to blog in the first place.”


    You might recall it was you who first came onto the blog insulting both your host and guest bloggers. Let me refresh you on your slurs directed at all in your path:

    “I would think Prof.Turley would be more responsible than to entrust his blog to someone who uses the vulgar,sex-themed epithet “tea-bagger.” Neither civil,clever or fair—it demeans the blog, Turley, and anyone who reads it.”

    So you’ve accused JT of irresponsibility and me of being vulgar in demeaning the blog. Not exactly the best entree for “productive discourse” wouldn’t you say?

    You have an uncanny knack for seeing the motes in everyone else’s eyes. How about taking a gander at the beam in your own? I would call you a hypocrite or common scold but that wouldn’t be civil would it, my unrequested arbiter of ethics?

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