Next summer, the GOP nominee will have to pivot and start appealing to the entire nation and not just the far right base of the party. Ted Cruz seems to be painting himself into a tea party corner that will be hard to sell to a general public. Watch this video and imagine what next Fall’s General Election would be like if it is Cruz vs. Hillary.
Click here to read the full March 19, 2015 article from Slate.com quoted in part below:
In case you haven’t heard, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not a fan of reality.
The reality of science, that is. He has a history of saying global warming–denying talking points and used some of his political power just this past week to pressure NASA into downplaying its role in measuring the effects of global warming on the planet.
Earlier this week, Cruz went on Late Night With Seth Meyers, and they discussed the issue. What Cruz said, in its entirety, is what comes out of the south end of a north-facing bull.
But of all the bizarre nonsense Cruz said in that interview, what really got my teeth grinding was his comment about how it used to be called “global warming” but now we call it “climate change” because the evidence doesn’t support warming. That is at the level of weapons-grade irony. The idea to start calling it “climate change” came from a Republican strategist, in an effort to make it seem less threatening.
By saying that, Cruz has gone full Orwell: His own party made that change in phrase, but he’s accusing scientists of doing it.
Ted Cruz is a flat-out science denier. He’s unworthy of a leadership position, especially one that deals with science. Yet he’s chairman of the Senate subcommittee overseeing NASA, and he wants to run for president.
If there’s anything that can counteract global warming, it’s the chill in the air I feel from having to write that last paragraph.