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June 23, 2014


Ted Cruz Runs on Sarah Palin's Platform

Jeffrey Toobin says Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) "ascendancy reflects the dilemma of the modern Republican Party, because his popularity within the Party is based largely on an act that was reviled in the broader national community. Last fall, Cruz's strident opposition to Obamacare led in a significant way to the shutdown of the federal government."

"As he travels the country, he has hardened his positions, delighting the base of his party but moving farther from the positions of most Americans on most issues. He denies the existence of man-made climate change, opposes comprehensive immigration reform, rejects marriage equality, and, of course, demands the repeal of 'every blessed word of Obamacare.' ... His message, in substance, is that on the issues a Cruz Presidency would be roughly identical to a Sarah Palin Presidency."












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