So, who is it campaigning for office, all the while keeping a lid on their intellect. Why, it’s Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Who would have thought?
And what has the Texas wing nut blessed us with most recently? I’m glad you asked:
Cruz then said Obama often seeks to divide people by race and other issues.
“The American people are looking for a president that seeks to bring us together rather than constantly pitting us against each other,” he said. “We should come together as one people with shared values.”
Yes, that is what Senator Ted Cruz said last Sunday. So what, you ask. Here’s more background from The Trailblazer’s Blog, courtesy of The Dallas Morning News.
Ted Cruz on Sunday said that Ahmed Mohamed, the MacArthur High School freshman arrested for bringing a homemade digital clock to school, was being used as a tool by President Barack Obama to “divide” the country.
“President Obama, at every stage, tries to politicize what happens, whether it is this teenager here in Texas, whether it is the shootings we saw in the Pacific Northwest,” Cruz said before participating in a presidential forum in Plano. “Over and over again, sadly, he seeks to try to divide us, to try to tear us apart. The president really ought to be looking for ways to bring us together, to unify us.”
So says one of the most divisive politicians to come this way in many moons. Senator Cruz laments the President did not lend as much sentiment to Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth, who was murdered in an off-duty ambush. Goforth was one of many law enforcement officers killed so far this year, either in the line of duty or else due to their being police officers. President Obama did not attend Deputy Sheriff Goforth’s funeral, which apparently Senator Cruz did. It remains to be seen which government official was playing politics. Senator Cruz is vying for the office of President. Barack Obama is President of the United States and is not running for any political office.
Speaking of “divisive,” Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for doing something that would likely have gained a light-skinned, non-Muslim high schooler a pat on the head. It apparently took two days for Irving, Texas, officials to determine that the electronic clock project Ahmed took to school was, in fact, not a bomb (and possibly that Ahmed was not a terrorist). I think I commented on this before. It was another of those cases of breathtaking inanity:
Now look at the bottom photograph. This is what had an Irving, Texas, school administration so alarmed. This is what got young Ahmed arrested. Now take a closer look. Look very closely. What is it that you see. Actually, what is it that you don’t see. That’s right. You do (not) see it. It’s the principal ingredient of any bomb. It’s the explosive. Where’s the Torpex? Where is the PETN? Where’s the TNT? Where’s the black powder I and my buddies made back in Granbury sixty years ago? Where is the bomb? Where is the right thinking that is expected of 21st century adults? Gone to jake leg apparently.
What was divisive here was the mind set of officialdom of the city of Irving, Texas, and, flowing down from there, the mentality of the MacArthur High School administration. One divisive element of note in this instance is Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne:
Van Duyne’s fans and foes dispute the results of her decade in power in Irving, but few question that her own star is on the rise.
Four months after that speech, Van Duyne won a second term in a 40-point landslide. By this month, Fox News sought her for an interview after her attacks on a Muslim religious panel made her a hero to those who fear the religion.
But as the 44-year-old mayor leaps from a fractious city council into the national spotlight, a trail of colleagues remember her, alternately, as an eloquent speaker who rescued the city from bad projects, or as a ruthless backroom fighter who has accomplished little for the city.
President Obama divisive? It would appear he’s working to divide the mentally adequate from the clueless. On which side of the divide is Senator Cruz?