Friday, May 22, 2015

Ted Cruz on journalists asking about gay marriage

Between this event and Rand Paul's abortion response, I have at least a faint hope that the upcoming election features months of outright hostility from the GOP towards journalists.


7 comments:

Legion of Logic said...

I've been loving Paul and Cruz on how they've handled the media. Cruz hit on something I've noticed for years, that Democrats seem to want the government to control absolutely everything except anything related to sex, then they want zero restrictions whatsoever.

jamesparliament.com said...

I heard about this on the radio and had much the same thought.

I have no idea how someone could turn this around as being offensive on Cruz's part (ok, maybe if I think about it while cleaning up my kid's piss or something), but I'm sure we'll hear how Cruz was profoundly out of line here.

Syllabus said...

Fiorina has been reacting fairly well, too.

Also, <a href="http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-05-18/article-4150483/Jeweller-says-he-has-been-bullied,-threatened/1>tangentially related to the topic of the video</a>, this is both kind of funny and kind of infuriating.

Crude said...

Syllabus,

Yeah, I saw that. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Which is a worse deal than the one for LGB people, since they're only damned if they do.

GoldRush Apple said...

LL: "that Democrats seem to want the government to control absolutely everything except anything related to sex, then they want zero restrictions whatsoever."

I've noticed this as well. It's odd to me, really. They want carte blanche when it comes to sex - even a suggestion of restraint is considered "psychologically damaging" and "judgmental" - yet they want the gov. to play Money Tree and Santa Claus.

Mr. Green said...

Legion of Logic: Democrats seem to want the government to control absolutely everything except anything related to sex

Yeah, it seems a bit out of character, doesn't it? Not that moderns are noted for their philosophical consistency, but I don't believe this is accidental. Here's a prediction for you: if things keep on going the way they have been, the day will come when the 'progressive' line will be to call for comprehensive dominion over sexual matters. It's just that traditional sexual morality has to be eliminated first, to make way for the brave new world. (Whatever that may be — it will inevitably be too gruesome for me to want even to try guessing.)

B. Prokop said...

"Whatever that may be — it will inevitably be too gruesome for me to want even to try guessing."

You don't need to guess. I highly recommend the quite short (65 pages) novel by Owen Barfield (often referred to as the "Fourth Inkling"), Night Operation, which describes a future society in which sexual perversion is mandatory, along with other horrors.