ICYMI: The Ted Cruz hit piece that wasn’t

posted at 10:01 pm on August 19, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Allahpundit made a note of this lovely little gem in his last post, and I realize we’ve already had a couple of Ted-Cruz centric posts today — I suppose it’s a testament to the degree to which Cruz is currently getting under the media’s skin — but this is too rich to let it pass without further comment.

According to the Daily Beast‘s — er, exposé? backgrounder? profile? — on Ted Cruz in the days of his young adulthood and higher education, Cruz actually exhibited some of the perhaps ill-conceived and arrogant but typically youthful and generally outgrown behaviors of a male college student, if you can believe it. He engaged in such activities as walking past the girls’ dorm rooms, gasp, and picking intellectual fights with what were presumably plenty of his liberal-minded cohorts. A bunch of people actually disliked him… at Princeton! Can you imagine? I just can’t come up with the words to describe the horror of such juvenile behavior from… well, a young person.

In addition to Mazin and Leitch, several fellow classmates who asked that their names not be used described the young Cruz with words like “abrasive,” “intense,” “strident,” “crank,” and “arrogant.” Four independently offered the word “creepy,” with some pointing to Cruz’s habit of donning a paisley bathrobe and walking to the opposite end of their dorm’s hallway where the female students lived. …

Cruz also angered a number of upperclassmen his freshman year when he joined in a regular poker game and quickly ran up $1,800 in debt to other students from his losses. Cruz’s spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, said Cruz acknowledges playing in the poker games, which he now considers “foolish.”

“He went to his aunt, who worked at a bank in Dallas, and borrowed $1,800 from her, which he paid in cash and promptly quit the game,” Frazier told The Daily Beast, explaining that Cruz worked two jobs and made monthly payments to his aunt for the next two years to repay the debt.

Good heavens, gambling! Which he… promptly stopped doing, obtained a loan, paid off his debt, and then steadily worked to pay off that loan? What a… bad role model?

The Beast’s piece does go on to highlight others’ positive experiences with Cruz and his collegiate accomplishments too, but if any of that was meant to suggest some kind of sullying of Cruz’s reputation or personality… I’m not getting it. Ramesh Ponneru has some thoughts over at NRO.


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Cruz is the New Palin.

Bruno Strozek on August 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

How terrified of Cruz must these progressives be to rummage around in his past and try to inflate minor collegiate hijinks and indiscretions with a character unfit for the presidency…

… particularly after not only supporting a man for the presidency and voting for him… twice… who admits to using illegal drugs and posted photos of himself doing just that…insisting that such use of an illegal substance was just ‘youthful indiscretions’.

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

…F the MEDIA!

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Rush always said that ” The left will always tell you who they really fear” If you are over the target then you’re going to get flack

journeymike on August 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Why not just come on to the thread on AP’s post and comment, Erika?

OK, sometimes we bite, but I think you’ll be safe.

jaime on August 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

…some day…the public will go “Cairo” on the media!

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Seems like a great guy. I still will not vote for him unless the Supreme Court defines Natural Born Citizen and includes him. I will then demand of him as president to begin the process to make any future people of his situation (not born to 2 American citizen Parents on American Sovereign Soil) ineligible to the position of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America through Constitutional Amendment. If he gets it done in one term, he is a one term President. If he gets it done in the second term, then a two term president.

Nice guy, but I love my country and its founding documents more than I care to win a single election cycle immorally and unconstitutionally.

astonerii on August 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

It’s not so much that liberals object personally to anything Cruz might have done in college. They aim such things at what they believe Conservatives and Christians are all about.

In the 80s they brought up the ‘sins’ of any Republican candidate to try knocking out the ‘fundamentalist’ Christian vote, convinced we’re all a bunch of Puritans who believe in scarlet letters for adulterers. Many liberals truly believe little hit pieces like this will keep the arch-conservative (whatever that is) members of the vast right-wing conspiracy away from the voting booth.

They don’t know us very well, do they?

Liam on August 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Apparently the media are going to have to fabricate some scandals, because the facts about Cruz just aren’t that helpful to the smear mongers.

Therefore, he will be Palinized.

novaculus on August 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Good heavens, gambling! Which he… promptly stopped doing, obtained a loan, paid off his debt, and then steadily worked to pay off that loan? What a… bad role model?

Leonard Tose would be shocked…

JohnGalt23 on August 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Heh. At least Cruz’s classmates remember him.

bitsy on August 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

did he force anyone to knee before…..Aqua Buddha???? er…wait, wrong freshman senator.

ted c on August 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Cruz also angered a number of upperclassmen his freshman year when he joined in a regular poker game and quickly ran up $1,800 in debt to other students from his losses.

Obama played cards during the OBL raid. I think he’s down about 16 trillion…..
/debt

ted c on August 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Cruz and Panton debated together for four years at Princeton and came to dominate the collegiate parliamentary debate circuit, winning the North American championships in 1992 and being named the top two collegiate debaters in the country (Cruz was No. 1).

Awesome!!!

bitsy on August 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I wonder why students would be angered by winning $1800 from someone? Seriously? They wanted to lose to him?

astonerii on August 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I didn’t just walk by the girls’ dorm rooms, I went in them.

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Frankly, in regard to the descriptors his alleged Princeton classmates used in referencing Cruz, I’m surprised how mild and banal they were, particularly considering they were talking about a fellow student who was apparently a conservative at the time, but whom they know full well to be a conservative now.

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Why is the State Run Media so obsessed with politicians college experiences all of the sudden..?

d1carter on August 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

some pointing to Cruz’s habit of donning a paisley bathrobe and walking to the opposite end of their dorm’s hallway where the female students lived. …

I have no issues with that. Perfectly normal. Chicks digged paisley then. I’d have a problem with it if he were cruisin’ the dudes hallway…..

ted c on August 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

At least he wasn’t smoking crack and dealing weed in high school, or racking up thousands in arrogant parking tickets like another famous Harvard guy.

eski502 on August 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

In the 80s they brought up the ‘sins’ of any Republican candidate to try knocking out the ‘fundamentalist’ Christian vote, convinced we’re all a bunch of Puritans who believe in scarlet letters for adulterers.

What’s the fun in being saved if you don’t have anything to repent?

myiq2xu on August 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

what is it with rev al and his ilk ” I see creepy azz cracka’s everywhere”

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

So it begins. He must be destroyed.

rrpjr on August 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

ted c on August 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Ted Cruz is the same age I am. Paisley is old. We’re not old

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

One word… Choom

Oxymoron on August 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Why is the State Run Media so obsessed with politicians college experiences all of the sudden..?

d1carter on August 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Particularly when Obama’s is a subject verboten to one and all.

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Cruz is the New Palin.
Bruno Strozek on August 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Please don’t insult Cruz like that. The two names shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence.

Cruz is so vastly superior to Palin on every level it isn’t even funny. Palin isn’t fit to shine his shoes.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Did Obama go to college? Shine a bright light on the media double-standard at every opportunity.

MT on August 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I bet it galls the media that Cruz and Obama will never be facing each other in an election. If Cruz ever runs against Hillary, the term “white Hispanic” won’t be of any help to them.

Liam on August 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Cruz played poker in college.

Obama played spades during the Bin Laden raid.

Who lost more?

profitsbeard on August 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Yep, he’s Palins guy, gird your loins.

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Palin/Cruz 2016! :P

Ace ODale on August 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM

thatsafactjack on August 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Odd how it actually ends up making him seem a better person. Honest.

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Whew! They got nothing.

AmeriCuda on August 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Palin isn’t fit to shine his shoes.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

You sound like the kind of scumbag narcissist who doesn’t tip her waiters. Palin got Cruz elected, remember?

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

“I can see Toronto from my house!” will be Ted Cruz’s undoing.

SouthernGent on August 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Palin isn’t fit to shine his shoes.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

What a tawdry, tiresome schtick. You need help.

rrpjr on August 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Palin isn’t fit to shine his shoes.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

You’re right

She is more fit to sit next to him at the table while trying to fix this country.

gophergirl on August 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Cruz is my senator. To find out that these Ivy League lightweights think he was arrogant just increases his appeal to me. Its rich how these libs consider gambling as some kind of sin but think its great to abort a baby up to the day of birth. The left always tells you whom they fear. Cruz scares them to death. All the more reason to make him the R nominee in 2016.

neyney on August 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

TEXANS got Cruz elected-me among them-and Palin helped us.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

The liberal hit squads will be busy on Ted Cruz for a while, but the MSM will not put out the truth about Hillary. Her radical politics has caused her to fail in everyone of her endeavors, and these failures will turn into successes with the medias help.

savage24 on August 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Cruz is the New Palin in that he is going to be Palinized.

Bruno Strozek on August 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The best debater in the nation? Wow. We need a communicator, someone who can properly present conservative ideas.

Also, does anyone else think that the author of that article intentionally engaged in a double entendre with the opening line of “Master Debater?” I haven’t heard that since high school. Reminds me of that silly Anderson Cooper with his tea bagger jokes. The left often confuses snark with wit.

cep on August 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

TEXANS got Cruz elected-me among them-and Palin helped us.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Yep, of course, but Palin came in at just the right time to endorse him, against the establishment, including Perry.

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Just a bit of info on this Mazin guy. The piece makes no mention of Mazin’s background – Mazin is a leftist Hollywood screenwriter responsible for American classics Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, and Identity Thief.

“The time-capsule quality of Cruz’s politics is lost on no one who knew him at Princeton, none of whom could point to a political position that he held 25 years ago that he does not seem to still hold today.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/19/Media-assault-on-Cruz-begins

bluefox on August 19, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Next, the gilled 1/2 will be typing “abdicate” 500 times…

Gohawgs on August 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Gohawgs on August 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

And there he is!

Just in time to embarrassed in the college games. Go Stanford!

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Please don’t insult Cruz like that. The two names shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence.bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

LOL. I’ll admit you have a lot more nerve than sense. This coming from you that don’t make a comment without trashing Palin. There are very few comments from you that don’t include your hatred of Palin, while pretending to admire Senator Cruz.

Your fake admiration of Senator Cruz is just your way of using him in order to spew your hatred of Sarah Palin.

You are not a Conservative so stop trying to pretend that you are.

You’re the same Troll you’ve always been.

bluefox on August 19, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Go Stanford!

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Ha…

Gohawgs on August 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

cep on August 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Cruz and Panton debated together for four years at Princeton and came to dominate the collegiate parliamentary debate circuit, winning the North American championships in 1992 and being named the top two collegiate debaters in the country (Cruz was No. 1).

“Debate is competitive argumentation so debaters tend to be competitive and argumentative,” Lubetsky said. “Ted was the top debater in the United States, although he wasn’t the sort of person to walk up to people and start arguments with them.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/19/ted-cruz-at-princeton-creepy-sometimes-well-liked-and-exactly-the-same.html

Just for the Record:-)

bluefox on August 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Gohawgs on August 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

You still here?

bluefox on August 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Note that they’re not writing exposes on Christie or Walker, nor did they, as I recall, about Obama, where they’ve never shown much interest at all in his college days, ahem…

Odd, isn’t it?

Midas on August 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM

TEXANS got Cruz elected-me among them-and Palin helped us.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Damn skippy, we did! :)

Midas on August 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

astonerii on August 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

LOL, what a clown you are. I completely expect that you were wearing big red shoes, had a big red nose and a big red wig on, and honked a big red horn at all of the paragraph breaks in that ridiculous little ditty you just threw down.

Midas on August 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

TEXANS got Cruz elected-me among them-and Palin helped us.
annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Darn right.

bluegill on August 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Paula Deen George Zimmerman Rand Paul

Cruz is the New Palin.

Bruno Strozek on August 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Media Crucifixion guidelines:

Southern?

Conservative (or even not liberal enough)?

Whitish?

Can be made to advance Media/Progressive agenda?

Would any of Saul Alinsky’s rules be helpful?

Let’s see what the rules are?

1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”


5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”


6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

10.”The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”

11.“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

12.“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

13.“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Seems like destroying Cruz would fit a number of these little gems from the Dead Agitator.

PappyD61 on August 20, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Palin isn’t fit to shine his shoes.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Just had to go there, didn’t you? Just had to.

Everytime I start to like you just a little bit, you gotta go and stick it to Sarah with a mean streak. The jealousy you feel is so incredibly strong. Must suck to be you.

Bitter Clinger on August 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Cruz is the paisley threat.

He’s a lousy poker player. Do we want a lousy poker player for president… which is a kind of super poker playing?”

profitsbeard on August 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Cruz is the paisley threat.

“He’s a lousy poker player. Do we want a lousy poker player for president… which is a kind of super poker playing?”

profitsbeard on August 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

“Don’t call my bluff.”

slickwillie2001 on August 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Everytime I start to like you just a little bit, you gotta go and stick it to Sarah with a mean streak. The jealousy you feel is so incredibly strong. Must suck to be you.
Bitter Clinger on August 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Some Palinistas are trying to credit Palin with the fact that we now have a Sen Cruz. I understand that Cruz has thanked her profusely, but he was really just being polite.

Whenever people start praising Cruz, they say, “thank Palin!”

If there is too much talk of Cruz for president, they go into birther nonsense, but they say that Cruz could be acceptable only if he ran under Palin on a hypothetical ticket.

It’s pathetic, and I’m here to say that Palin is nowhere close to his league and shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath.

That’s not mean. That’s just being honest.

bluegill on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I understand that Cruz has thanked her profusely, but he was really just being polite. That’s not mean. That’s just being honest.

bluegill on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM

You don’t get to speak for Senator Cruz, nor impute your hatred of Palin as a motive for his appreciation of her.

Honest? You don’t know what it means to be honest.

You have always been a hateful jealous troll. The only threads you comment on is if it 1. Has Palin as topic. 2. Now it’s Cruz as topic. Any thread that you can insert your new topic of Cruz, so you can trash Palin.

And if that is not enough, you insult and trash any other HA commenter that supports Sarah Palin.

Keep in mind that many of us here have been here for some time. We know what you are since you’ve spewed your hatred of Palin for 2-3 years.

You seriously need medical help for your obsessive hatred of Palin.

bluefox on August 20, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I wonder why students would be angered by winning $1800 from someone? Seriously? They wanted to lose to him?

astonerii on August 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Might have been upset that he didn’t have the cash to settle up right away.

malclave on August 20, 2013 at 1:19 AM

You have always been a hateful jealous troll. The only threads you comment on is if it 1. Has Palin as topic. 2. Now it’s Cruz as topic. Any thread that you can insert your new topic of Cruz, so you can trash Palin.

bluefox on August 20, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Ha! I comment on almost all threads. You would know that if you read threads other than Palin ones!

bluegill on August 20, 2013 at 1:22 AM

It’s pathetic, and I’m here to say that Palin is nowhere close to his league and shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath.

That’s not mean. That’s just being honest.

bluegill on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I do not believe that either word you are using means what you think they mean.

unclesmrgol on August 20, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Might have been upset that he didn’t have the cash to settle up right away.

malclave on August 20, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Perhaps. Then again, for one guy to lose that much — I wonder about the honesty of the game.

unclesmrgol on August 20, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Note that they’re not writing exposes on Christie or Walker, nor did they, as I recall, about Obama, where they’ve never shown much interest at all in his college days, ahem…

Odd, isn’t it?

Midas on August 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM

If either throws their hat in the ring, you betcha there’ll be “exposes”. Democrats love to cover all bets.

unclesmrgol on August 20, 2013 at 1:37 AM

It was frankly one of the most inane, bizarre pieces I have ever read. I have seen better exposes on garage sales.

pat on August 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Do I smell fish farts?

steebo77 on August 20, 2013 at 3:13 AM

If this Daily Beast article was intended to be a hit-piece, it will have had the opposite effect amongst Conservatives

especially wrt the personal responsibility shown over the gambling debt, and the family environment that encouraged same.

exodus2011 on August 20, 2013 at 4:20 AM

The paisley robe would seem to be the most detrimental feature of his youth. They’ll have to work to make that get any traction.

talkingpoints on August 20, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Please don’t insult Cruz like that. The two names shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence.

Cruz is so vastly superior to Palin on every level it isn’t even funny. Palin isn’t fit to shine his shoes.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I wouldn’t go quite that far, but two totally different gravitas ratings.

HOWEVER, I believe they share the same conservative values.

I’ll take Cruz over Palin ANYDAY !

stenwin77 on August 20, 2013 at 6:49 AM

The best debater in the nation? Wow. We need a communicator, someone who can properly present conservative ideas.

THIS is what scares them.

(pssst: Chris Christie’s debate phobia won’t win him GOP support
)

stenwin77 on August 20, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Leftists are so lame and juvenile.

avagreen on August 20, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Wow, they are already down to his college years! That took Romney a couple of decades to achieve….

As for Princeton, well, when you are being non-conformist you must be non-conformist in the approved way. You know, being a Leftists and part of the all-embracing, all-loving rainbow culture that loves everything except the actual culture, which it detests. Thus by not being part of the capitalist detesting, irresponsible, culture hating non-conformist ideal upheld by the college, professors and ‘activists’, that makes you a target for their politically correct, soviet attitudes. Save the Soviets understood that to have a Nation you really can’t have an embracing LGBT culture as it doesn’t produce enough children to sustain the Nation…the modern, anti-nationalist Left has fixed that little flaw in their search for global empire and extirpation of all non-non-conformist thought!

Keep on reporting like this and I’ll even like the guy more than I already do.

ajacksonian on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM

…some day…the public will go “Cairo” on the media!

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I’m praying for a hastening of that day, although I’m doubtful it will ever happen.

Cleombrotus on August 20, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Leftists are so lame and juvenile.

avagreen on August 20, 2013 at 6:56 AM

If that were all they were though. Their control over popular media and intention to destroy the individual in the name of this devious collective is more sinister .

onomo on August 20, 2013 at 7:09 AM

President Choom Gang admits to cocaine use, LSM applauds.
Ted Cruz once ate Chinese food–what a racist!

vityas on August 20, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Palinization returns

cmsinaz on August 20, 2013 at 7:56 AM

astonerii on August 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Dangit! I read his post without wearing sunglasses. The glare from his tin foil hat nearly blinded me. Maybe there should be warnings posted.

I now expect to hear things about “fiat currency,” the Bilderbergs, and that fire won’t melt steel. I’m sure the munchkins figure into this, as well, but I need a real expert to tell me why.

Oh, and the grassy knoll. I’m sure that’s a favorite topic as well.

Wino on August 20, 2013 at 8:26 AM

“I didn’t just walk by the girls’ dorm rooms, I went in them.

John the Libertarian on August 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM”

Funny! Thanks for the laugh.

Charm on August 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

So wait. You mean people actually remember him at college?

Imagine that.

Chris of Rights on August 20, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I am in DC for a couple of days, wish I had a Ted Cruz T shirt!

ctmom on August 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM

At least he didn’t take a sip of water during a national address, AMIRITE?!?

The Schaef on August 20, 2013 at 9:30 AM

I am in DC for a couple of days, wish I had a Ted Cruz T shirt!

ctmom on August 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Hopefully, you won’t need to be deloused.

Bitter Clinger on August 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM

ICYMI

In case you missed it?

Sorry to be such and un-hip old fuddy duddy but I don’t text much and I don’t talk to many people under about the age of 50.

Oldnuke on August 20, 2013 at 9:55 AM

astonerii on August 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

So, you would willingly exclude a vast number of people born to military personnel stationed overseas? If so, go pound sand.

GWB on August 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

That’s not mean. That’s just being honest.

bluegill on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM

.
Your level of intelligence is showing.

News2Use on August 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

But, has he ever eaten dog?

Ward Cleaver on August 20, 2013 at 11:02 AM

So, you would willingly exclude a vast number of people born to military personnel stationed overseas? If so, go pound sand.

GWB on August 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

In fairness, he probably considers military bases to be American soil. He would be incorrect, but it was probably his intent.

The Schaef on August 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

At least:

1. He apparently showed-up and was remembered by other students, unlike Barack Obama.

2. No record of choom parties or cocaine use.

mouell on August 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Truly amazing that no reporter could find a single classmate of Barack Obama’s to talk to through a primary and two general elections but they could dig up all this dirt on someone who isn’t even officially running for office (yet).

And of course Cruz is described at “abrasive,” “intense,” “strident,” “crank,” and “arrogant.” but not those who were arguing against him.

hopeful on August 20, 2013 at 3:32 PM

At least Cruz can prove he attended college. (How come no one Columbia remembers Obama?)

At least Cruz did not have Muslim roommates.

At least Cruz picked intellectual fights, rather than caving in like a RINO. (Yes, McCain and Graham, I mean you.)

At least Cruz is not married to a Marxist.

At least Cruz dd not name his dog TC.

Colony14 on August 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM