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Ted Cruz Talks Tough About ISIS, Then Goes On Vacation

ted cruz summer vacationSenator Ted Cruz had tough words last night for the Islamic State – also known as as ISIS. During one of two presidential debates for Republican presidential candidates, Cruz seemed to suggest that he would never waver in his fight against ISIS if he won the 2016 election. “What we need is a commander in chief that makes clear, if you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, then you are signing your death warrant,” he said.

What Cruz didn’t say is that, while fighters from ISIS push forward, he just started a month-long vacation yesterday, approved by the Republicans who control Congress. Is it possible to sign a death warrant while sipping on daiquiri in a poolside lounge chair?

Never give up! Never surrender! Except when you need to take a break!

11 thoughts on “Ted Cruz Talks Tough About ISIS, Then Goes On Vacation”

  1. Mark says:

    He also failed to mention anything whatsoever as to what he would actually do as President to carry out that “Death Warrant”. He was similarly silent (as were all the candidates) as to what we should be doing differently about ISIS.

  2. Rarebit says:

    That silly rarebit! Doesn’t he know that you have to either use the phrase “Dead or Alive” when making empty threats, or end his sentences with the word “pardner”? It’s in the official Republican Party platform. Look it up!

  3. ella says:

    I have one name: Donald Trump. He makes no bones about what he thinks and that includes ISIS. The Donald (notice, I dropped the ‘Bob Hope’ moniker for him) is running for President, he is serious. He will take the field, and as someone said, he and Carly Fiorina would make a good team. She has the diplomacy to temper his bombastic personality. He needs to respect her and she will be his right hand.

    1. Charles Manning says:

      Ella, I haven’t heard what exactly Trump wants to do about ISIS. Does he line up with Cruz?

      1. J Clifford says:

        Have we heard exactly what Trump wants to do about anything, except to embody the eruption of the dark subconscious of the Republican Party?

  4. ella says:

    Actually, if Trump is a Clinton shill out to divide the Republican vote, it will serve both Clinton and Trump right if he does get elected. But what of the American people? It seems that a natural named Bernie Sanders has really made some Democrats think that there is someone in their party that actually represents them. The Clinton machine, so long standing and practice in presidential campaigns, has run into a snag. Could the Clinton’s be so dirty as to actually plant someone like Trump just to get Bill Clinton back in the White House? I think Trump should address this matter bluntly as he does other matters.

  5. Mark says:

    There is no end to the discussion regarding Trump’s ultimate goal. Does he really want to be president? Is he merely running to make sure Clinton wins? What will happen to his campaign if Sanders becomes the Democrat nominee?

    Trump (and Fiorina so a lesser extent) seems to think he’ll be able to run the country like he runs his company. He should know that he can’t. Running a country requires a huge amount of negotiation and compromise which is unlike his experience running his company where he’s the sole ‘dictator’ of policy.

    Trump’s a very smart man. He’s got a plan, but he just hasn’t revealed it yet.

  6. Charles Manning says:

    The troubling thing about Cruz’s comment is his call for resort to killing people who join ISIS and (presumably as a consequence) “wage jihad on America,” rather than attempting to negotiate a way out of the difficulty. Cruz’s attitude about Obama administration’s Iran nuclear weapon negotiation similarly evidences an unwillingness to accept that people who disagree with him are human beings who would, had they been born in different circumstances, be friends to America.

    Killing people because of their beliefs is immoral. Killing people in self-defense is justified. We should stop ISIS members from killing us, but we should leave open the door to negotiating for peace. Such fine distinctions are beyond Cruz. The only peace he can imagine is the peace that would follow massive and unnecessary loss of life.

    1. Mark says:

      Just like we funded the Taliban so that they could fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. You never know who’s going to turn on you.

    2. ella says:

      Yup, that sounds about right.

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