Ted Cruz to Obama on refugees: Come home and say it to my face, sucka

posted at 9:21 pm on November 18, 2015 by Allahpundit

I added the “sucka” part, of course, not him. But he should have said it. What’s the use of base-pleasing call-out bravado at Obama’s expense in a primary if you’re not willing to go the whole nine yards?

If he’d thrown in “sucka,” he’d be ahead in Iowa tomorrow.

“He talked about how he was belittling the Republican field as scared. Well let me suggest something: Mr. President, if you want to insult me, you can do it overseas, you can do it in Turkey, you can do it in foreign countries. But I would encourage you Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face,” Cruz said…

“Let’s have a debate on Syrian refugees right now,” Cruz said, directing his remarks to Obama. “We can do it anywhere you want. I prefer it in the United States and not overseas where you’re making the insults.”

Why not? If Democrats are so sure that Cruz is a Goldwater in the making, they should be doing everything they can right now to promote him. An hourlong debate with Obama where he gets to attack The One directly would all but seal the nomination. O’s not going to debate anyone on his refugee policy, though, let alone Cruz, because there are too many obvious points for which he has no rejoinder. For instance, how is it that there are so many valuable targets still left for the French to hit in Raqqa when we’ve supposedly been “weakening” ISIS from the air for a year? It takes some balls for Obama to feign worry that Republicans are doing propaganda for ISIS by opposing refugees when there was, is, and will be no better propaganda for jihadis than weathering a weak, ineffective yearlong attack by the United States with its caliphate still intact. If you’re a 20-year-old Muslim watching from afar as Obama takes potshots at ISIS from the air and achieves nothing more than “containment” — which is itself probably a lie created to disguise the lack of progress — you’d be fully convinced by now that the mujahedeen are 10 feet tall and invincible. Thanks, Obama!

Beyond that, how did we arrive at a point where this guy, who left a power vacuum in Iraq by withdrawing American troops too soon and then hemmed and hawed for four years about Syria as ISIS conquered territory, is pointing fingers at other people for enabling ISIS? Actually, I think that question answers himself. In the long term, his Iran deal will be seen as the worst foreign policy disaster of his presidency but in the short term it’s a no-brainer that Syria is. He decided he was going to relitigate the Iraq war by staying out to whatever extent he could, hoping that the outcome would vindicate the idea that American nonintervention is obviously the right play in the Middle East. Hasn’t worked. So now he’s going to do what he can to spread the blame, however feebly and unpersuasively. Obama stood by while ISIS built an empire in the heart of Mesopotamia? Well, Ted Cruz is helping ISIS by being mean to Syrian refugees. So there. As Jay Cost noted earlier today, Obama’s never as eager to scrap with Republicans as when people besides his usual critics in conservative media start noticing that he’s made a hash of something. A lot of people are noticing with Syria and ISIS.

No worries, though. The White House just rolled out a new hashtag campaign on Twitter to encourage more of the impotent moral posturing that it specializes in, so don’t accuse them of doing nothing. Exit question: If the threat of terrorism by refugees or people posing as refugees is a figment of the overactive conservative imagination, how do we explain this ABC story from 2013?


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I think Ted is going to become my 1st choice for Prez.

Cherokee on November 19, 2015 at 7:44 AM

What is a joke is piss ant commie Democrat draft evaders and liar culls like Kerry or urban deletist telling front line Vietnam, Afganistain , Iraq vets a commie load of dung on who is a fighter and not.

Piss off cull.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 19, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Obama is the most vindictive POTUS ever, totally without decorum.

sadatoni on November 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Trump is just telling you what you want to hear and Cruz has the enemies to prove he actually means it.

V7_Sport

Which time, when he was pro-refugee for the past year despite the obvious risk of terrorists getting in, or conveniently against them now?

Actually, what pu****s do is whimper that they’re frightened of Syrian widows and orphans.

urban elitist

Get back to us when that happens.

BTW, doesn’t Obama’s TSA pat down and molest widows and orphans out of fear every day? Who is the one frightened by them again? Hoist with your own petard, retard, lol.

xblade on November 19, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Allah,
Texans don’t say “sucka”.

paulsur on November 18, 2015 at 10:04 PM

Yeah, Cruz would’ve added “…you sumbitch!”

Occams Stubble on November 19, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Cruz calling the cameras (of course) over and issuing a challenge to Obama reminds me of some sad drunk in a bar trying to impress his girlfriend(s) (you) by staggering over to MarshawnLynchand slurring “c’mon tough guy, take a swing at me, I’ll show ya who’s boss” knowing full well that Lynch is going to ignore him like the gnat that he is, roll his eyes, and carry on with whatever he was doing before the interruption.

urban elitist on November 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

Cruz calling the cameras (of course) over and issuing a challenge to Obama reminds me of some sad drunk in a bar trying to impress his girlfriend(s) (you) by staggering over to MarshawnLynchand slurring “c’mon tough guy, take a swing at me, I’ll show ya who’s boss” knowing full well that Lynch is going to ignore him like the gnat that he is, roll his eyes, and carry on with whatever he was doing before the interruption.

urban elitist on November 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

Cool story, bro. Unfortunately you just described obama on the world stage.

How’s it feel to be the girlfriend of the boy who the rest of the world considers an ineffectual wimp? And an ignorant blowhard to boot?

HumpBot Salvation on November 19, 2015 at 8:29 AM

Cruz calling the cameras (of course) over and issuing a challenge to Obama reminds me of some sad drunk in a bar trying to impress his girlfriend(s) (you) by staggering over to MarshawnLynchand slurring “c’mon tough guy, take a swing at me, I’ll show ya who’s boss” knowing full well that Lynch is going to ignore him like the gnat that he is, roll his eyes, and carry on with whatever he was doing before the interruption.

urban elitist on November 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

I think Cruz is just taking a page from Obama’s playbook … you know, like when Obama told his drones to get angry and get in their faces! Or when he said if they bring a knife to a fight we’ll bring a gun.

Unfortunately, when the drones heard the word “gun” they all screamed hysterically and ran for their safe spaces.

darwin on November 19, 2015 at 8:29 AM

Maybe Cruz can scratch his nose with his middle finger. That will show what a tough guy he is.

HumpBot Salvation on November 19, 2015 at 8:35 AM

You’re missing your link to the Carson rally.

RickB on November 19, 2015 at 1:21 AM

Uh…no. Look at the question again. The question was did not ask about a Carson link. It asked for a link to Cruz or Rubio, which I provided.

Cannon Fodder on November 19, 2015 at 8:57 AM

jersey taxpayer on November 18, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Oh, and by the way, Cruz will be back in Greenville, SC for a town hall with Sen. Tim Scott. Don’t know where, yet; they haven’t announced the venue, yet. So, no, Cruz is not hiding in the halls of filth.

Cannon Fodder on November 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Cruz calling the cameras (of course) over and issuing a challenge to Obama reminds me of some sad drunk in a bar trying to impress his girlfriend(s) (you) by staggering over to MarshawnLynchand slurring “c’mon tough guy, take a swing at me, I’ll show ya who’s boss” knowing full well that Lynch is going to ignore him like the gnat that he is, roll his eyes, and carry on with whatever he was doing before the interruption.

urban elitist on November 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

You’re the funniest thing on two legs.

Obama is the pansy, standing inside his circle of body guards, splatting flack along with his spit as he crybabbies his way through press conferences.

itsspideyman on November 19, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Cruz calling the cameras (of course) over and issuing a challenge to Obama reminds me of some sad drunk in a bar trying to impress his girlfriend(s) (you) by staggering over to MarshawnLynchand slurring “c’mon tough guy, take a swing at me, I’ll show ya who’s boss” knowing full well that Lynch is going to ignore him like the gnat that he is, roll his eyes, and carry on with whatever he was doing before the interruption.

urban elitist on November 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

Obama acting all Petulant because the two leaders of the pickup
game (Putin and Hollande) pick their teams, and he’s this kid
nobody picked….You remember those days, Huh?

You praise an Adult male who behaves like a Petulant 5 year old.

You do raise a good point though..Lynch, like her predecessor,
Ignores all who question her….this Narcisstic Jackazzery
is certainly something to behold, Huh? Is this trait common
to you, and your circle of friends??

Because to the outside World, you’re all viewed as World Class
AZZHOLES.

ToddPA on November 19, 2015 at 9:15 AM

urban elitist on November 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

And yes, I know you were not referencing “Loretta”
but I couldn’t resist…

ToddPA on November 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Obama is the biggest sissy on the world stage. He has the domestic as well as the world press on his side, everyone across the globe wants to like him, but he’s so weak and offensive that the other actors can’t help themselves taking advantage of him.

The Iranians, the Cubans, the North Koreans, the Russians, the Chinese have all taken advantage of his weakness.

Obama is the weakest president in American history. Ted Cruz would put an epic beatdown on him.

jaime on November 19, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Cruz is not the young Goldwater in the making. The 1964 election had factors that do not apply. First and foremost was the national sadness over the JFK assassination. JFK was generally a popular President who cut an appealing image, never mind the reality behind it. LBJ was the beneficiary of the national reaction to the JFK assassination. Another factor as to 1964 was that Goldwater did not connect with the American people and was demonized by the mainstream press which had a monopoly. Before the JFK assassination, polls showed Goldwater competitive with his friend JFK, but Goldwater just did not come across during the election campaign. Robert Novak in his political memoir notes that fact.

The prior election that is far more on point is 1980. Cruz never mentions Goldwater. Cruz talks Reagan a lot.

As for Cruz’s comments to Obama, Allahpundit and a lot of commenters are missing the point. Cruz understand that to do political battle with Obama, you have to roll up the sleeves and be willing to fight. No GW Bush, Jeb Bush and elder Bush patrician above the fray stuff.

Phil Byler on November 19, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Okay, stop using that nasty term for female genitalia to mean “coward.” When you use that word like that, you’re saying that all females are inherently cowardly. That’s an insult to every strong gutsy woman on this planet. I also don’t use the common slang terms for male genitalia to indicate that a man is an azz, because that’s saying that all men are inherently azzes.

blackgriffin on November 19, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Okay, stop using that nasty term for female genitalia to mean “coward.” When you use that word like that, you’re saying that all females are inherently cowardly. That’s an insult to every strong gutsy woman on this planet…

blackgriffin on November 19, 2015 at 10:21 AM

ok sorry.

Buttercup on November 19, 2015 at 11:18 AM

I used to think Bill Clinton denigrated the office of the president with his lack of class and integrity.

But Obama makes slick willy seem like a boy scout pope in comparison.

Oxymoron on November 19, 2015 at 12:24 PM

… because that’s saying that all men are inherently azzes.

blackgriffin on November 19, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Wait… you mean to say we’re not?

Oxymoron on November 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM

I searched and searched for this thread in the top picks column. Low and behold it never quite made it over there! Now that is truly tough. Cruz! Happy you finally got to use sabo’s epic Cruz poster chop on a thread Allah! Nice choice. ; )

Bmore on November 19, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Cruz gets a lot of dough from Wall Street. In the end, he will do their bidding.

cimbri on November 19, 2015 at 8:18 PM

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