Wall Street Journal Hammers Cruz’ Candidacy

As I’ve written many times, Ted Cruz has been running for office from the moment he was sworn in to the Senate two years ago, working to position himself as the One True Conservative. But I can’t think of a major candidate from either party who has infuriated his own party as much as Cruz. Even the Wall Street Journal is hammering him:
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When Peace is Bad for Business

If you want to know what may be the real motivation behind opposition to a negotiated agreement with Iran, at least on the part of the American neo-con wing, this may be the answer. Listen as a banker that works with a major defense contractor worries that a less threatening Iran may reduce arms sales to the Middle East and thus profits as well.
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Yes, Ted Cruz Is Eligible To Be President

Now that Ted Cruz has announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination, some are raising eligibility questions similar to the issues raised by the birthers about President Obama. Now if you are doing this to make fun of the birthers or point out their hypocrisy, fine. But I’ve seen a lot of people actually claiming that Cruz is not eligible because he was born in Canada and that’s just nonsense.
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‘Prophet’ Gives Beck a Mantle From God

Chuck Pierce, one of the top leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation and a self-declared “prophet,” got a visit at his church over the weekend from Glenn Beck. Naturally, he declared Beck to be a prophet as well and gave him a “mantle” that could be “used to spread a new fire in this land.” Then he took to Facebook to explain why he would do so for a Mormon heretic.
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Some of Ted Cruz’ More Bizarre Claims

ThinkProgress offers a brief list of some of the truly bizarre claims Ted Cruz has made. I was going to say beliefs he has, but I doubt he actually believes them. He’s just pandering and fear-mongering, playing to the kind of people who really do believe such things because they tend to be Republican primary voters.
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Fed. Judge Hammers Arpaio Over Contempt of Court

So I reported last week on Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitting that he was in contempt of court in a federal case that found him guilty of rampant civil rights violations and how he filed a motion asking that an evidentiary hearing be canceled and he be allowed to get off with a slap on the wrist. Let’s just say the judge was not amused.
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