Ted Cruz: Why They Hate Him

Story after story about entrenched ivy-league establishment icons, of both political parties, running to the nearest camera or journalist to declare that they hate Ted Cruz has become something of a phenomenon. There is something about Ted Cruz that the ruling class fears. They’ve tried to destroy Ted Cruz since he was elected to the Senate, but for all their smear campaigns, the Washington Cartel has been helpless to stop the rising popularity of Senator Cruz. As I often write, fear plus helplessness is a perfect formula for hatred; and boy, do they truly, deeply hate Ted Cruz.

When asked to comment on the candidates vying for the Republican Nomination, President George W. Bush had nothing bad to say about the field, except when it came to Ted Cruz. The always well-mannered former President said of Cruz, “I just don’t like the guy“. This was a bit of a shock, because this was the first person that Ted Cruz hadn’t undermined with the truth that, without being prompted, lashed out at the junior Senator from Texas.

Talking with Andrea Mitchell, former Senator and runner up to President Clinton, Bob Dole echoed President Bush’s sense that he’s perfectly fine with the Republican field, except for Ted Cruz.

Senator and runner up to President Obama, John McCain, has mocked Ted Cruz as being a “Wacko Bird“, and has often been furious with Senator Cruz for refusing to get in line with the limp-handed approach of Senate Leadership toward President Obama’s transformational agenda.

In July, Senator Orrin Hatch lambasted Cruz, though not by name, after Senator Cruz called out Senate Leadership on their underhanded plot to save the Export Import Bank (which, as we now know, was in the works, and has recently been resurrected).

For these elected officials, it would appear that the driving force behind their hatred of Cruz is that, unlike them, when Cruz says he’ll fight for a bill, he actually fights for the bill. When he says he’ll do everything he can to repeal Obamacare, he means, he’ll do everything he can to repeal Obamacare. These other Senators say they’ll fight these battles, but they have no intention of really accomplishing anything. They hold show votes and dog and pony shows and nothing ever gets done. They fund every program they pretend to be against and send President Obama only the bills they know the President agrees with and wants to sign.

Senator Cruz’s refusal to lie to his constituents and to the American People makes the rest of his congressional colleagues look bad. Voters in Arizona and Utah my well be wondering, “If Ted Cruz isn’t afraid to stand up to the Obama Agenda, then why does my Senator seem so afraid”? Maybe its’ because Hatch and McCain have no intention of living up to any of the promises they’ve made to you. Ted Cruz, by actually putting up a fight, made the cowardice or complicity of Republican Leadership obvious to every last one of their conservative constituents.

But that’s only a part of the story.

This morning, David Brooks wrote a seething article called The Ted Cruz Establishment, wherein I believe I have discovered, not the political, but the psychological motive for the establishment’s hatred of Senator Cruz. His piece was not intended to reveal this motive, but rather to reveal the multitude of established establishments that exist within and surrounding Washington D.C. What struck me as intriguing was Ted Cruz’s Ivy-League education. The high-dollar, upper-class world inhabited by Ivy-League graduates has produced an entitled culture inculcated within most of the establishments. Democrat and Republican elites usually share an ivy-league education in common. They run in the same circles, have the same connections, and despite belonging to differing political parties, generally accept the same worldview and reality. Those without ivy-league educations usually kiss the tails of those who do.

This is why it is sometimes difficult to tell our political parties apart. These people were all educated together and they are all trying to use our government to accomplish the same purpose – to protect their class and their friends and their system of government from the rabble known as the American People.

Senator Ted Cruz was supposed to be one of them. In fact, because he was “one of them” he was able to move up through their ranks and hold prestigious positions. Yet, Ted Cruz never quite fit in. I believe what these elitists hate the most is that they feel that Ted Cruz looks down on them. Ted Cruz doesn’t respect them because they have money, or because they went to Harvard, or because they are men of power. Ted Cruz is motivated by principle, not class. Ted Cruz has a political agenda and a love of constitution that overrules loyalty to his ivy-league brethren. This “counter-establishment” that Mr. Brooks loathes has recognized that Senator Cruz is exactly what they’ve been waiting for – Mr. Brooks also knows that this counter-culture of political insiders is more powerful than his establishment buddies realize, fueled by the freedom, conservative, and constitutionalist movements amongst the populace and composing the backbone of the grassroots of the party.

Ted Cruz is an ivy-league elite who, despite all indoctrination and peer-pressure, has continued to pursue his passion for principles derived from the enlightenment and from the United States Constitution. He doesn’t care about being liked by the upper-class, to whom he was destined to be indentured. He demonstrates the hypocrisy of both the Democrat and Republican establishments and has pulled back the curtain for the American People. The elites fear the harm done to their power when the American People understand exactly how corrupt they are in wielding it and they have been utterly unable, no matter how many of them slither up to microphones to denounce him, to hurt his popularity with the American People.

Fear plus helplessness equals hate.

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Graduated From Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. Studied Economics and History at George Mason University. Caroline County Resident and Activist.
  • David Southall

    “This is why it is sometimes difficult to tell our political parties apart. These people were all educated together and they are all trying to use our government to accomplish the same purpose – to protect their class and their friends and their system of government from the rabble known as the American People.”

    —-Best paragraph you’ve ever written. I’m thrilled I’m not a part of that club

    And yes Cruz is in that club, he’s an opportunist, he’s going to continue to pop out of the circle from time to time for relevancy. But I don’t foresee stepping to far out of line, he likes power.

    • I think you confuse his unrelenting pursuit of principle for a pursuit of power. Would it not be easier to accumulate power by working with the powerful than by opposing and exposing them? I find it hard to believe that Ted was sitting in his dorm room one lazy summer afternoon, thinking to himself, “You know, I’m getting this great ivy-league education, and have nothing but opportunity in front of me, but, you know, getting power the easy way is boring. I want to get power by constantly burning bridges with the powerful”. I just, I can’t get there. I can’t empathize with that or derive any sort of calculus from which such a thought would propel a person in his particular direction.

      • David Southall

        Power isn’t 99 other senators or 455 or so house members. Power is this, you and I talking about him.

        • Power is the ability to do work. My read is that he wants to be President to do the work that he can’t do in the Senate.

          • David Southall

            He’s been a senator for like 30 seconds. Most of that time obstructing legislation, some with good cause, some because the right doesn’t like it.

          • Which, btw, is why I’m volunteering for him. eh – well, not entirely true. I could be volunteering for Rand, but Cruz is running a better campaign and he’s not at there bashing his fellow candidates left and right. So, I guess that’s why I’m volunteering for him.

          • David Southall

            I honestly wish the junior senators running would get more experience, go run for governor. Get executive experience. Then run. Like say…. Kasich

          • Maybe not – so many of these guys have gotten worse after becoming Governors. Like say….. Kasich. 😉

          • David Southall

            Lol… good piece Steven, I think Cruz is a power hungry opportunist who happens to be an ivy league elitist.

          • NewWest 123

            Well David I am interested in why you think that and who your pick is? Just Curious.

          • NewWest 123

            So they can learn how to shaft the taxpayer while they line their pockets? But if you like Kasich, go for it! You could just sit home though cause he is going nowhere.

          • David Southall

            I will support the nominee with regards to one. I am 1st and foremost republican. I have not decided on 1 candidate in particular, I favor Kasich as he’s had experience as a legislator and executive.

          • NewWest 123

            Please vet him…. He is about as establishment as they come. I still don’t know why all this “experience” is so important… Almost all of the present ones including many governors bought their way in and are “Owned” when I say experience, I mean years in the senate or years as governor is not necessarily a good thing.

          • Many republicans are still happy with the national republican party. But, probably not enough to matter in November.

          • Freedom’sBell

            There is a lot to compliment the Republicans at the local and state level. Not perfect but so much better than the surrender monkeys in DC. Can someone explain why it is so hard for Senators and Congressmen to do what the say they will do during the elections? Up until now, no National Democrat would dare run on what the actually want to do. Mondale tried and lost 49 states.

          • David Southall

            Executive v. Legislative. .. i think Cruz, Rand and even Rubio would be better served as Governor to get the executive experience then run for president. Kasich has done both so he gets the necessary compromise needed to get it done.

          • NewWest 123

            There’s that word… Compromise… Maybe years ago with your regular liberals and Republicans. No way do you compromise with Tyranny. And please look up Teds resume.

          • David Southall

            What tyranny?

          • NewWest 123

            Our conversation is over!

          • David Southall

            Um Okay? Why?

          • The relative (relative meaning that this is a matter of interpretation) destruction of the original scope and limitations of the federal government as outlined in the Constitution. The federal government has no right to “govern” outside of its enumerated powers. Usurpation of power is tyranny. Then we have usurpation of the sovereignty of the States by the federal government. The executive branch writes tens of thousands of laws which they call regulations, most of which are not constitutional. Now, most Republicans and Democrats believe in a living constitution which changes over time, should be open to new and innovative interpretations, etc. This is what Mark Levin means by a post-constitutional society. So, while we’ve maintained much of our essential political liberty, much of our economic and personal liberty has been constrained. I don’t think calling this tyranny is too much hyperbole.

          • sagest

            Correct. One doesn’t compromise with Evil….and the liberal agenda is evil and destructive to the US.

          • Freedom’sBell

            Part of the question as too why Trump went all birther on Cruz. He could be played nice, focus on Cruz’s short tenure and made him VP or just ignored him after winning. Trump might have picked up the bulk of Cruz supporters. Instead he made them mad. Cruzers are intelligent, hard workers and dedicated. They may not vote for Clinton, but they will not reward Trump’s juvenile behavior. As for being an executive that has worked out for whom?

      • NewWest 123

        You are right and especially because he knew the constitution word for word when he was 13. The rest likely wouldn ‘t get the first two correct!

  • NewWest 123

    Well said!

  • TheresaAK

    Excellent!!!! Thank you.

  • Marc Allen

    BRAVO to you, Mr. Tucker and to Senator Cruz.
    I find it illuminating that the “Establishment” are all united in their hatred for Cruz but not ONE of them give a single concrete reason for their hatred. You’ve hit the nail on the head.

    • There will be no discussion of policy, it’ll always be about everything else. Anything else.