Francis Beaumont said: “Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.”
If we alter the above quote just slightly, replacing the word envy with the word fear, it becomes the most accurate representation of Democrats one could possibly conjure. The Democrats are a Party of fear. Their entire philosophy is built upon it. When they cannot defend one of their platforms with anything remotely near the realm of facts, they resort to scare tactics. They do their best to gin up the fear of the American people by telling us that Conservative ideas will hurt us financially, morally (insert laugh here), and even physically.
Unfortunately, scare tactics usually work. Like Francis Beaumont said, a worm doesn’t run to rotten fruit, it runs to sweet, healthy fruit. Conservative ideas are grounded, and realistic, and that scares the Democrats more than anything else. They fear that if Conservatism is articulated well, it will render Liberal philosophy impotent in the eyes of Americans.
An interesting twist on the typical range of scare tactics comes to us in the form of the Huffington Post attacking Conservative darling Ted Cruz. The Leftist smear machine has been out for Cruz’s blood for a few months now, since he began his meteoric rise in the Republican Party. I believe that the Left has recently come to realize that their typical fear mongering may not work on Ted Cruz. Cruz is so articulate in regard to Conservative principles that simple smears aren’t working to damage his credibility. So, the Left has begun to put out stories of internal, Republican scuffles in the hope that Republicans can damage one of their own.
According to the recent HuffPo piece:
“House Republicans are fuming at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for conceding that the party’s efforts to repeal Obamacare aren’t going anywhere in the Senate – and leaving the House to keep fighting over it anyway…But on Wednesday, as House Republican leaders unveiled their latest plan for sinking Obamacare – tying a measure to defund the law to a must-pass resolution that keeps the government running – Cruz thanked House Republicans for their fight, and said they’re on their own.”
Citing “Republican” sources, who were apparently willing to discuss Cruz on condition of anonymity, HuffPo makes some outrageous claims.
“‘We haven’t even taken up the bill and Ted Cruz is admitting defeat?’ fumed one senior GOP aide. ‘Some people came here to govern and make things better for their constituents. Ted Cruz came here to throw bombs and fundraise off of attacks on fellow Republicans. He’s a joke, plain and simple.’ Another aide said Cruz’s comment ‘exposes how [Senate conservatives] have deliberately misled their constituents and the grassroots for eight weeks. This isn’t leadership, it’s hypocrisy.’”
Would you like to know what Ted Cruz said to apparently disenchant so many Republicans? Here’s the quote:
“[Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so…At that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ground, and continue to listen to the American people.”
Wow, what a monster! What a deceitful, horrible traitor!
Ok, now that I’ve added in my daily dose of sarcasm, let’s get down to brass tacks. All Ted Cruz is doing is laying out his rational opinion. He knows that the move to defund Obamacare will likely not pass the Senate. In that case, he doesn’t want House Republicans to lose heart, and give up the fight altogether. He wants them to stay strong, and listen to the American people.
That’s it. That’s what’s supposedly stirring up the Republican Party. The Left is pretty cunning; I’ll give them that. They are doing their best to take the most minute statements, and use them to imply that Ted Cruz is not the Conservative we all thought he was. Gee golly, if anonymous Republican aides are upset, we should be too! Wowee! If unspecified “House Republicans” are fuming at Cruz, it must mean he really sucks! Let’s vote for someone else in 2016!
This ploy, though clever on the surface, is ridiculously transparent. The attacks will only get zanier as we approach 2016. With the failure of each attack, another, more outlandish and disparate one will take its place. Listen up, Libs: You’ve got to do better than that. Better luck next time, kids.