The Most Dangerous Republican Presidential Candidate Isn’t Donald Trump or Ben Carson

dangerous-republicansIn today’s political environment, presidential elections are excruciating marathons that can, at times, be absolutely mind-numbing. However, as Bill Maher recently pointed out, there are benefits to this as well. We’ve weeded out some incredibly ridiculous candidates thanks to the luxury of having the time to realize how unfit for office they are.

Right now Donald Trump has been the dominant force within the GOP, but I have my doubts as to whether or not he can stay there once things really get going after the first of the year. Thus far Ben Carson has been his only real threat. However, Carson’s star seems to be fading as people realize how unfit he is to be president. In the meantime, the RNC is desperately trying to scramble to bolster practically anyone but Trump or Carson to be their party’s candidate next year.

While most of the focus has been on Trump’s asinine statements and Carson’s incompetence, the candidate I think could be the most dangerous person running for president continues to slither his way up the polls: Ted Cruz.

While both Trump and Carson would be absolute disasters in their own right, Cruz is dangerous on just about every level imaginable.

Not only is he every bit as hateful and bigoted as Trump, but he shares the batshit crazy religious fanaticism of Ben Carson. But even worse than those two, he’s proven repeatedly throughout his short career in the Senate that he has no problem watching this country burn as long as he thinks it will benefit him politically.

Behind any mention of a possible government shutdown, including the actual shutdown we had in 2013, Cruz has been one of the lead architects pushing for it. If it’s an idea that’s even the slightest bit progressive (climate change, health care, immigration, minimum wage, separation of church and state, gay rights) he’s absolutely against it. In the past he’s compared liberals to terrorists, blamed a cop’s death on President Obama, and doesn’t seem to believe the Supreme Court should have the right to do their job. Well, that is, if he disagrees with their ruling.

He’s such an incredible, narcissistic jackass that even many Republicans can’t stand him.

Oh, and did I mention that – just like Trump – almost nothing he says is even remotely factual?

Ted Cruz cares about one person and one person alone: Ted Cruz.

He’s so ridiculous that one of CNN’s conservative analysts (I apologize, I forget which one exactly) joked before the most recent GOP debate that they would love to see Cruz come out on a big issue, just once, that wasn’t directly in-line with right-wing, tea party ideologies.

Not only that, but Cruz shows many signs of being a sociopath. He’s probably been the most divisive member of Congress over the last few years, yet he’s tried to insinuate that, if elected, he would be a candidate who could unite Republicans and Democrats to get things done.

Are you freaking kidding?

He can’t even get his own party to like him because he’s too damn radical. How in the world could he possibly get Democrats on his side? To even insinuate something like that takes some level of mental instability.

Again, I’m not saying Trump or Carson – or any of these candidates for that matter – wouldn’t be awful, but I believe Ted Cruz’s history of vile rhetoric, fanatical propaganda and outright dishonesty makes him the most dangerous candidate running for president.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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