Cruz Derangement Syndrome takes hold in media; Marco Rubio praises Texas senator

It should be clear by now that Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t come to Washington to make friends, and he’s certainly not there for the rave reviews in the press. Amanda Carpenter, Cruz’s new senior communications advisor, noted her boss’s name popped up quite a few times today in the media.

“Bomb throwing”? Is that sort of violent rhetoric necessary? Apparently so. Check out these headlines: “The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer” and “A Very Junior Senator’s Bomb-Throwing Debut”  — and those are just the New York Times’ contribution. But what are reporters saying about Cruz off the record?

Not to be left behind, MSNBC hosts Martin Bashir and Chris Matthews also piled on this afternoon, with Matthews insisting that Cruz is Sen. Joe McCarthy reincarnated.

Way to be late to the party, Chris.

So, we’re on the right track, then?

Pop some popcorn and pour a big ol’ Texas-sized cup of tea.

  • Maxx

    Liberals are more frightened by conservative Hispanics than they are of Al-Qaeda. It’s adorable to see them scrambling for ways to insult men like Cruz and Rubio whilst still trying to convince Latinos that “we’re the party that respects and cares about you.”

    Los latinos, no se deje engañar.

    • Scott Carroll

      Odd how the MSM are focusing their fire on Cruz and Rubio. Now what do those two have in common? Hmmmm I believe I hear dog whistles.

      • Kabong30

        We should definitely be pointing this out more.

        • Silenttype78

          We should definitely
          be pointing this blatant racism out ! As often as possible!

      • Jazzee

        AMEN love CRUZ very smart GO GET ’em

      • Jazzee

        AMEN love CRUZ very smart GO GET ’em

    • Jim Russell

      When ur getting flak, u know ur over the target doing damage. #GoTed

    • Jim Russell

      When ur getting flak, u know ur over the target doing damage. #GoTed

  • Lady 12

    Ted Cruz, 2016!

    • thetreyman

      he was born in canada. i dont think he is eligible.

      • Secede

        So ? Obama wasn’t born here either !

      • Lady 12

        He was born to American parents, I think.

        • thetreyman

          not sure how that works. he wasnt born on a military base or anything but his mom was american. however he did spend the first four years of his life as a canuck. i am going to have to say, not a natural born citizen. even though i like the guy, it is what it is.

          • KhadijahMuhammad

            Say what you like, but the term “natural born citizen” has never been defined to that level by the SCOTUS. It’s your opinion.

            If we look at the facts of the matter, Ted Cruz was an American at birth born in another country while his father had a job there. In the case of a child born to a military serviceman abroad, there is no question the child is a natural born citizen; there is no distinction in the law between the military and a civilan in this matter.

      • Lady 12

        He was born to American parents, I think.

      • KhadijahMuhammad

        His mother was American. He has the same right to the presidency as Obama.

  • detroit19

    You must be doing many things right to get SO far under their skin…keep up the GREAT work, Senator Cruz!

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Bingo!

  • Andrew

    And they pretend JournoList doesn’t exist anymore… remarkable coordination here.

    • robcrawford2

      They all get the DNC emails.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    The more MSM hates Cruz, the more I like him.

    • Love of Country

      We love him here in Texas but the DNC hates him because he’s a “brown back”.

      • annoyinglittletwerp

        Was that meant to be tongue-in-cheek? I’m just asking because Ted Cruz’s background is Cuban. *I’m also in Texas, and I ‘heart’ Cruz!*

        • Vennoye

          Believe me, leftys will NOT do the same to Ted Cruz that they try to do to Sarah Palin!!!!!! He is my Senator, and we are very proud of him…and we certainly will defend him from the lefty zombies!!

          • Jazzee

            lucky you we have stupid mike johanns BARF another RINO

          • blueniner

            How would you like to have Feinstein and Boxer…hopeless…

          • blueniner

            How would you like to have Feinstein and Boxer…hopeless…

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BLJARIHJZVLRIP57IA4WLTKPXA Sharon

            Need to get rid of him and other Rhinos like McCain!

          • Jazzee

            lucky you we have stupid mike johanns BARF another RINO

  • robcrawford2

    So Cruz asks questions that raise legitimately troubling facts about Hagel. The response from the media is to LOCKSTEP and UNANIMOUSLY demonize Cruz.

    Who’s being “McCarthyite”? Who’s tactics are totalitarian?

    • Jazzee

      Hagel was from here in NE he is a RINO for sure and we never liked him
      he is not a good choice but oh yeah he is another obama zombie

    • Jazzee

      Hagel was from here in NE he is a RINO for sure and we never liked him
      he is not a good choice but oh yeah he is another obama zombie

  • notenoughtime

    All the liberal outlets must have been given the agenda and talking points that are targeting Cruz. They have more important issues to be focusing on but the politics and campaigning is more important that doing the job they were elected to do and the media is once again blindly following the narrative. By the time Obama leaves office, will any fair minded, free thinking individual look to the mainstream media for their news.

    • plumberskid

      Fair-minded, free thinking individuals gave up on the MSM years ago.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      And I’m sure we’ll we see our little stable of horses’ arses parroting off the same style sheet from Media Matters very soon. Hmm, they are a little scarce so far, aren’t they? Must be waiting for their paychecks and marching orders.

  • Jack Deth

    “If you’re not catching Flak. You’re not over the drop zone!”

    Memo to all you liberal d-bag Tweeters.

    McCarthy was RIGHT!

  • FFlintstone

    Give liberals a taste of their own medicine. Call them racist every time they say something negative about Rubio or Cruz.

    • Jazzee

      AMEN WAKE UP GOP do it

    • Jazzee

      AMEN WAKE UP GOP do it

  • rinodino

    Funny how you guys think just because all these news media outlets call Cruz out …that somehow you’re on the right track…..funny that’s exactly what was said about the tea party…..how are those national elections working out for you? Texas will be blue in 6 years and Cruz will sound like Christie in 3 years lol book it

    • Jack Deth

      Well, since the liberal, lame stream media with all its failed J-School re-treads is in Obama’s hip pocket. Takes its marching orders from West Wing strategy room, And despises conservatism. You may have to add some facts to your specious, ridiculous rant.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      They aren’t “ligitamite” news media. More like DNC propaganda outlet aka “whores R us”

    • Vennoye

      Don’t know much about Texas and Texans, do you????

    • 1SkepticalChick

      The only thing blue about Texas is the background behind that Lone Star.

    • Kabong30

      Hey I figure just as long as nobody spots him with a water bottle we should be fine, right? Cruz is right on Hagel and he’s been dead on about a lot of other things as well. As far as I’m concerned I picked the right guy for my state and for the country, and we’ll see how 2014 goes there, bub. If your emperor hasn’t run us off the rails I predict a landslide for actual conservatives.

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      “how are those national elections working out for you?”

      You win some and you lose some. 2010 was great, 2004 was great, 2000 was great. If history holds, 2014 will be pretty good, too. The party in power almost always loses seats in the 2nd midterm election, with only one exception over the last 40 years or so.

      ” Texas will be blue in 6 years”

      You have an active fantasy life. McCain won Texas by 54% in 2008. Texas then spent four years getting blacker (Katrina immigrants who didn’t leave) and browner (hispanic growth). Romney then won Texas by 58%.

      What you parrots don’t see is the influx of businesses to Texas (people move businesses and come here to work because they’re pissed off at blue politics in other states) and the fact that Obama has bascially chased away suburbanites and independents at a much faster rate than the Hispanic growth rate.

      So, yes, I’ve already “booked it.” We are not like you. We are better than you are, and our politics reflects it.

      Wasaalam,

      Kady
      Houston, Texas

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Seems like taking 60+ seats in the 2010 elections worked out pretty well.

      Having 30 states with Republican governors seems to have ‘worked out’.

      Texas blue in six years? Keep dreaming.

  • peteee363

    i love this guy, as a honest guy, just don’t let us down teddy! we need to send more like him to the senate and house, stat!

  • Kabong30

    So, going to Washington and doing the job I asked him to do and preventing a horrible anti-semite from running the DOD is “McCarthyism”. Interesting.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    New disease. CDS, Cruz Dereangement Syndrome. That’s gotta be raaaaacist!

  • George Washington Mclintock

    HAHAHAHA, “They see me rolling. They hating. ” Ted Cruz sees you hatin-ass Liberals, and says keep watching, because he’s just getting started. WE on the right say, Keep Rolling SEnator!

  • skypilot77

    I pray to the Lord that Senator Cruz is another Joe McCarthy — not the McCarthy of the liberals comic book minds — but the Joe McCarthy who was an American hero willing to taking on the anarchists in government.

  • http://twitter.com/RFKA Rafael Kafka

    Mr. McCarthy was an American hero! I would love to be compared with him by a bunch of Commies!

  • kim

    Amazing isn’t it? They keep telling us there is no ‘journolister’ group anymore. Not working in concert to destroy careers. Just a ‘coincidence’ that they all report the same EXACT thing each day, using the same EXACT phraseology.
    All together now…
    Nothing to see. move along. We are not worried about a Conservative Hispanic Senator becoming popular with Hispanic voters, and we did not conspire to destroy his political career. Move along, now

  • blueniner

    The left will always tell you who they fear, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz etc. Cruz, wear any criticism from the lush buffon Chris Matthews as a badge of honor. As for Chers bashing, the botox has warped her peanut brain. Probecito……

  • blueniner

    The left will always tell you who they fear, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz etc. Cruz, wear any criticism from the lush buffon Chris Matthews as a badge of honor. As for Chers bashing, the botox has warped her peanut brain. Probecito……

  • Guest

    Been following Cruz just since last spring when I heard, “The Czar” of Texas radio mention him. He is unabashedly conservative and not afraid to throw hard inside pitches at the other side. Claire McCaskill needs to mind her manners, she is lucky she had Todd Akin to run against and not a Ted Cruz

  • Guest

    Cher surely you have some drugs to do or some surgery to have done so get away from the computer and get busy.

  • http://twitter.com/Liv2xplore Cameron Brown

    Oh, the left is screaming? Cruz is doing something right!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Sorry, folks. Cruz is Tea Party-approved!

    And I bet you that it is establishment Republicans putting all these articles into the airwaves. You think it’s all liberals doing this? Yea, right. Why do you think that they never call out the media? Don’t worry, we’re coming after you bums in 2014.

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      [snore]

  • Sara Nichols

    Hey, Cher, Lay The F Off on Ted Cruz!

  • CatHerder

    With WaPo and NYT both on his back, I’d say his credentials are pretty well establish.

    Even if he weren’t from around here.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    TEXAS gave Congress Senator Ted Cruz. You’re welcome.

  • $27789750

    Ididn’t hear Cruz…wish I had. Automatically like someone who can upset the twinkly left to this degree.

  • Guest

    Cher is still playing at being political, would someone please pull the flush handle.

  • $27789750

    Apparently they are all parroting each other and using the schtick of their fellows they feel most effective. I think it’s great that she lists each media outlet as the hop on the band wagon. That should be done regularly.

  • $23629333

    So, this where Cher got her nonsense about Joseph McCarthy?

  • Dale Birmingham

    Hey Cher, Senator Cruz has more balls than your no-teabag son…

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    You know what they say, you know you’re over the target when you’re drawing the heaviest flak.

  • Elena0412

    I thought Cher was dead…

    • American Avant Garde

      she is…

  • Big Tony

    The dems loathe anyone who is a traitor “minority.” They are suppose to beg for state programs, not become self sufficient. It was only a matter of time before this happened.

  • jon schill

    we need to annex the three westernmost provinces of canada so cruz can become president of the USA.