This blog will be a repository of all things Cruzian of interest to my friends and like-minded folks. My friends tend to dislike the status quo, to be ridiculously open-minded. They’re atheist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, any or all of the above and more. Many are gay and all of them have at least one gay friend (me).
YOU, YES, YOU will make this work by sending me material (mostly about Ted Cruz and his salvational rhetoric and demagogic activities—but by no means limited to My Man). The rhetorical and actual antics of any “politician” of My Man’s ilk will be grist for our mill.
We’ll use everything from My Man’s own public statements
. . . The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” said Sen. Cruz. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.
“This is judicial activism at its worst. The Constitution entrusts state legislatures, elected by the People, to define marriage consistent with the values and mores of their citizens. Unelected judges should not be imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures. . .
To erudite academeze . . .
. . . conservative socioeconomic elites deploy noneconomic appeals in order to develop needed cross-class electoral coalitions. Thomas Frank’s analysis of Kansas, for example, argued that economic elites controlling the Republican Party used appeals to traditionalist religious beliefs to attract the less-affluent voters required to make conservatism electorally viable. (25) In this interpretation, national Republicans encouraged the realignment of traditionally religious voters to the GOP. . . (Alexander, Gerard. “The Fog Of Political War: Predicting The Future Course Of Conservatism.” Journal Of Policy History 26.1 : 121-137. His note (25) refers to (25) Frank, Thomas. What’s the Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. New York: 2004.)
to help us understand the Cruzian mind.
And we won’t be above making jokes (all in good fun, of course)
So watch for stuff about My Man, and send it to me. My next post here will be instructions how to do that. Let’s help the world understand MY MAN, Ted Cruz!