Republicans have proven time and time again that there really doesn’t seem to be a level to which they will not stoop when it comes to attacking President Obama. They’ve gone far beyond typical political partisan disagreement into what many might call borderline hate speech against the president. Most conservatives I come across don’t just disagree with his policies, they legitimately hate him and think he’s out to destroy the country.
Hell, just look at the Jade Helm nonsense. Many conservatives have been pumped with so much anti-Obama propaganda that they honestly believed a military training exercise was a plot by this administration to declare martial law and confiscate guns. And this wasn’t just a few fringe, right-wing loonies who believed this nonsense – about one in three Republicans believed it was a ploy by Obama to invade Texas.
And when it comes to outrageous anti-Obama rhetoric, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has been one of the most ridiculous. Sadly, his latest comments concerning the tragic execution of a deputy sheriff went beyond ridiculous to flat-out disgusting.
“Cops across this country are feeling the assault,” Cruz said. “They’re feeling the assault from the president, from the top on down as we see, whether it’s in Ferguson or Baltimore, the response of senior officials of the president, of the attorney general, is to vilify law enforcement. That is fundamentally wrong, and it is endangering the safety and security of us all.”
Yes, that’s Ted Cruz basically trying to blame the murder of Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth on President Obama.
While I know his comments don’t legally disqualify him from running for president, just based on a basic level of human decency, they really should.
If you want to have a discussion about the anti-cop rhetoric that’s out there, I’m all for it. As I’ve stated before, if all the verifiable facts someone knows prior to rushing out to protest a police-involved shooting is “black male shot by police officer,” I’m sorry, but that’s not pro-justice, that’s anti-cop. Justice is based on wanting to know the facts before determining whether or not you should be protesting something. And I do believe what was once a great conversation about how we can improve the quality of our law enforcement officers to ensure they behave ethically and legally has been hijacked by far too many people who just hate cops.
That being said, for Cruz to try to blame the president, or really anyone other than the monster who executed this officer, is inexcusable.
Again, while I know these comments don’t legally disqualify Cruz from running for president, anyone who would support someone who’s vile enough to try to blame a horrific murder on the president for political gain should be ashamed of themselves.
Then again, considering the type of voter to which Ted Cruz panders, he’ll probably see a bump in his polling numbers following these disgusting comments.