Ted Cruz is scaring them on the left, so they attack with the only thing available to them, NOTHING. They are hoping a baseless nasty rumor will be enough to hurt Ted Cruz. It makes me smile, it really does. They have hundreds of interns pouring over data about Ted Cruz to try to find some dirt, and they come back with……………………NOTHING!!!
From The Conservative Review :
Secret Recordings of Cruz Shows Nothing Secret At All
By:Amanda Carpenter | December 23rd, 2015
Oh, I could hear the balloon deflating all the way from the Politico headquarters.
Last week, on the day of the highly-watched GOP presidential debate, someone gave Politico’s Mike Allen an enticing piece of catnip to put in his insidery morning email. Secret audio tape would soon be published on a conservative news site supposedly showing that Ted Cruz talks much differently to NYC moderates than Iowa evangelicals. “These leaks are designed to undermine Cruz’s authenticity,” Allen wrote.
The prospect of a juicy secret recording flew around the Internet.
People reported on the prospect of the audio tape, before ever hearing a word of what Cruz said. All by design, to be sure, just like Allen wrote. The whole intent was to plant the notion that Cruz is a big phony – without a shred of evidence.
Days and days went by. Nothing. Then, finally this morning Politico published the story. The day before Christmas Eve. Aka the holiday news dump. They didn’t have the goods. Someone put one over Mike Allen.
Now that it’s finally out, what did Cruz say? Absolutely nothing he hasn’t said in public before.
“During the question period, one of the donors told Cruz that gay marriage was one of the few issues on which the two disagreed. Then the donor asked: “So would you say it’s like a top-three priority for you — fighting gay marriage?”
“No,” Cruz replied. “I would say defending the Constitution is a top priority. And that cuts across the whole spectrum — whether it’s defending [the] First Amendment, defending religious liberty.”
The story went on:
Hilarious. These operatives don’t seem to understand that the Constitution happens to cover religious liberty issues. Like marriage. And, pretty much everything else!
Moreover, as Politico even admits, Cruz has made the exact argument in public places, including during interviews with Stephen Colbert and Jay Leno!
Specifically, when Stephen Colbert suggested that Cruz believed there should be “no gay marriage,” Cruz stopped him and said, “Let’s be precise. Under the Constitution, marriage is a question for the states, if you want to change the marriage law–”
Colbert then interjected the “Constitution doesn’t mention marriage.”
And Cruz explained, “That’s exactly why it’s a question for the states. The 10th Amendment says if it doesn’t mention it, it’s a question for the states. That’s in the Bill of Rights. Everything that is not mentioned is left to the states.”
Cruz went on,