Here’s another example of how the right wing seems to inhabit a totally different reality from the rest of us despite lots and lots of evidence that disproves their claims. Gina Loudon makes some statements about Ted Cruz at the Worldnetdaily that can only leave you shaking your head in amazement.
If you look at all the potential presidential candidates, Ted Cruz is the only one who is yet to take a position that is opposed to most Americans.
Seriously? Let’s take a look at what the polls show on a few issues. Cruz is most famous for orchestrating the government shutdown last fall in an inevitably failed attempt to defund the Affordable Care Act, which was massively unpopular with the American people. Respondents in poll after poll blamed Cruz and the Republicans for that shutdown by a nearly 2-1 margin. A whopping 77% disapproved of the way the Republicans handled the budget situation. A Wall Street Journal at the time found Cruz himself with a 14% approval rating.
Most Americans love him. From his rugged, asymmetrical “real guy” look, to his cheery, twinkle-eyed, Reaganesque smile, he feels all American and familiar. That is precisely why the news media want to drag him down.
Their goal: Rid the pool of presidential possibilities the American people like the most, and especially those who are willing to speak up against the elite, and in favor of the grassroots, everyday Americans. Then, with the predictability of termites, in the final scene they attack the remaining platitudinous few (i.e. Romney, Dole, McCain, Bush) with the same parasitic vitriol. They ensure the victory goes to the elite of elite – the one they can best control.
You do realize that Republicans actually get to vote for their own candidates, don’t you? Romney, Dole, McCain and Bush won the nomination because more Republicans voted for them in the primaries than voted for the more conservative candidates. They can’t even get a majority of voters in their own party, much less have “most Americans love them.”