Since the Obama administration, the U.N. and many of our allies agreed with Iran on a nuclear deal, the rhetoric coming from the Republican party has been absolutely absurd. From Mike Huckabee suggesting that this brings Jews “to the door of the oven,” to many Republicans suggesting this will bring about WWIII, it’s almost comical how these folks have acted.
Then again, this is really nothing new. After all, these are the same people who’ve compared the Affordable Care Act to Nazi Germany and insisted that climate change is all some giant liberal hoax.
Well, Sen. Ted Cruz took it up a notch by essentially saying that with this deal, President Obama has now become the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world.
“If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.
Those are the sorts of comments I’m talking about when I say it’s impossible to take these people seriously. There are ways to go about objecting to something without the outrageous rhetoric Republicans often use. It’s one thing to dislike a president’s policies, but to hear Republicans talk they really do view him as an enemy to the United States – which is absolutely appalling.
Especially coming from a dishonest blowhard like Cruz. This is a guy whose entire political career is based on lies, propaganda and saying whatever he feels is in his own best interests, not the country’s. Cruz is despised within his own party, yet he seems to think he can be an effective president. While I’m not saying he’s insane, you really do have to be a little “off” mentally to believe that, as one of the most divisive senators in Congress, you can bring people together to be an effective president.
As a rule, whenever anyone is trying to sell me on something as hard as Republicans are trying to sell the American people that the Iran deal is “horrific,” I tend to doubt what they’re saying and gather all the facts for myself. The truth is, if this deal was really that bad, there wouldn’t be any need for this overly colorful, fear-mongering rhetoric. If they’re so confident that the truth of this deal is so awful, why do they feel the need to embellish it as much as they have?
Not only that, but they act as if working with Iran (a nation that does hate the United States) is something unprecedented. The U.S. constantly works with nations that aren’t exactly allies. Hell, China works with Russia, who works with Iran – and all three nations really can’t stand us (to varying degrees).
But what a lot of this really ties into is the radical religious aspect of the Republican party that seems more loyal to Israel than it is to this country. This isn’t really about Iran attacking the United States, this is about Israel becoming weaker in the Middle East. And while Israel is an ally, that doesn’t mean our entire foreign policy should be built around what’s best for them. But that’s what happens when you get a bunch of Bible-beaters together who seem to think the fate of the human race rests upon what happens to and in Israel.
These comments are just more of the same from Ted Cruz. Ludicrous rhetoric wrapped in lies, delivered by one of the most despised people in Washington.