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How about actually answering the questions, presidential candidate asks
Republican presidential wannabe Ted Cruz, along with two other Senators, has lambasted DNS overseer ICANN a second time for failing to answer questions over its former CEO's ties to China. In a letter [PDF] sent to ICANN chairman Steve Crocker on Monday, Cruz and Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Michael Lee (R-UT) demanded …
Kieren, I think you will find that Donald Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the Republican party's presidential nomination. Senator Cruz is in second place. Governor Kasich is trailing both of those men.
Sloppy, sloppy, stupefyingly sloppy journalism.
They see the name "Cruz" and just like one o' them corn-ditioned reflexes, out comes the pre-programmed (and tedious) ad hominem attacks. Sure would be nice to see some vague shred of reason associated with their opposition, but I guess just being a "creepy" republican is more than enough, right?
Gentlemen, start your downvotes!
Well, I see that face and I immediately want to punch it, then think about what it would feel like ... and ... then I get this itch like the thought of touching something slimy and spiny at the same time, like maybe a sea cucumber, and I suddenly don't wanna punch Ted (and I should probably clean my hands).
Ah tell yee: There is something *wrong*, something very *unnatural* with that guy!
Ted Cruz, with his rabid, fundamentalist religiosity, is very possibly more dangerous than "The Donald". Both would make very bad Presidents as they are too full of themselves and will work toward further enriching the wealthy at the expense of American society. Were either of them elected it'd be sad to watch the US's further spiral toward third world status, but without needed tax, banking, lobbying, electoral finance, and outsourcing reform that slide is inevitable.
They'll both be strongly for increased surveillance of Americans through NSA, CIA, FBI; whatever is available and increased spending in those areas and anything Military while cutting services to the poor/middle class. I'm not sure how Cruz squares his religion with his politics, but as the first is made up and second is bought by the wealthy so I guess it doesn't matter. At least Donald doesn't have the first to slow him down, although in Donald's case I'm not sure that's a good thing.
Funny thing is, only one candidate is "further enriching the wealthy at the expense of American society." and that is the one who has made herself wealthy by influence peddling - Hillary Clinton. All the above criticisms surely fit Clinton far more than Cruz. You can't imagine Clinton doing anything meaningful about electoral finance - she's no doubt want to pass laws that forbid Republicans from raising money, but no way would she want to restrict her revenue gathering.
Trump, one can't be sure but behind that ego lives a conman just like Clinton, I suspect he'd be Clinton in Drag with a side order of bluster.
One thing is, Cruz along with Sanders would be far more likely to challenge the Washington status quo and actually work on some forms of reform. I'm sure we'd disagree on what those reforms should be but we might agree that an all out assault on crony capitalism would be in order. As for cutting services to the poor and middle class, so you think Cruz would just continue the current Obama policies ?
I don't get how arse about face you get it, Cruz is not a bought politician like Clinton, and why the ad-hom on his "made up" religiosity ? We get you hate him in a viscerial way, but surely that's your mental state problem. Cruz just might be the only viable candidate to actually start a reform process.
Don't make the mistake of thinking I believe Clinton to be much (if any) better.
It's just that Cruz is, if anything, even more dangerous than either her or Trump: if Trump is the ineffectual clown Mussolini then Cruz is the more disturbing option of Hitler.
I don't really know with whom I'd compare Clinton - Stalin?*
Perhaps one of the Brits - Blair maybe?
Tbh, I think they're /all/ evil and that the world would be a better place without them.
* Not as overt as Hitler but murdered a /lot/ more.
I agree with you about the realization dawning on the Republicans. In my opinion, there is no possibility that they foresaw this turn of events, and other than a belated, half-hearted, backing of "anybody but Trump", they appear to have no clue what to do about his so far successful campaign.
I don't think Cruz is going to overtake Trump before the convention, but I believe he will continue to gain ground. Kasich, alas, has two hopes. Bob Hope, and no hope.
Perhaps the Republican leaders are pinning their own hopes on a brokered convention, once a very common occurrence in US presidential campaigns.
When the senators avoid answering questions put forward by the people they are supposed to represent, then sure, why should the people in turn answer questions by those same senators?
"A government of the people, by the people, for the people." - considering that this statement now seems to be little more than the punchline for a bad joke and is willfully ignored by government officials at all levels, why should anyone answer a question put forward by senators?
BTW i wish a pox on ICANN and their houses. they should be abolished and recreated from the ground up into a body more fit for purpose. However the same can also be said for governments in general and the US government specifically.
Given Ted Cruz's immense ignorance and immense arrogance, I would like to ask him if he has any idea what the contents of the letter that he signed means. As he is the anointed of God to lead America through the battle of Armageddon to establish the Thousand Year Reich of Jesus on Earth, what's he worried about DNS for?
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