The Ted Cruz campaign recognized an opportunity to gain an advantage and blame CNN for it later, so they purposely chose the path of dishonesty. But here is the most important part: Cruz knows that. And now he blames and downplays with excuses he KNOWS are BS, revealing he’s not who he says he is and doesn’t “stand on principle” at all.
CNN TV host Brooke Baldwin decided to come out and defend her network on Cruz’s tactics and even though I don’t agree with her on a lot of things, she’s right on this one.
BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN: Okay. Just so we’re all crystal clear here, when Senator Cruz, with all due respect, tries to throw my network and CNN under the bus, let me stand up for my colleagues and journalists here in terms of this CNN report that he keeps quoting.
We reported it accurately. And here are the facts. Dr. Carson’s staff told us that he would return home to Florida to, quote, unquote, take a breath from the campaign before resuming his activities on the campaign trail. That accurate report was disseminated on television, and CNN digital and that was that. That was that…
Forgive me, when somebody tries to take on the media and falsely reports something, I get a little fired up…
I’m going to call out B.S. if I hear B.S. And that was B.S…
“Stirring it up” with Dr. Carson, it is just not accurate, and I had to say that.
Cruz doesn’t have the political capital to work with Congress, which of course a concern. Furthermore, his plans of dismantling government agencies do little in the way of addressing the debt issue if he turns around and spends that money on the DOD. Also, how can you control taxation (which is something that will occur as long as government exists) if you remove the IRS? And don’t get me started about removing the EPA, it is in place to protect citizens, even if it does need some restructuring.
Essentially, Cruz offers very little in the way of actual reform; he essentially wants to burn the whole establishment to the ground, which is not the proper way to advance change in bureaucratic institutions.