Red scare: New Yorker article insists Sen. Ted Cruz is Joe McCarthy 2.0

Hide your kids, hide your wives, because Cruz Derangement Syndrome is infecting everybody out there. Its latest victim? New Yorker contributor Jane Mayer. In a piece subtly titled “Is Senator Ted Cruz our new Joe McCarthy,” Mayer frets over Ted Cruz having reportedly suggested that, during his time at Harvard Law School, there were a dozen communists on the faculty.

Cruz made the accusation while speaking to a rapt ballroom audience during a luncheon at a conference called “Defending the American Dream,” sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a non-profit political organization founded and funded in part by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Cruz greeted the audience jovially, but soon launched an impassioned attack on President Obama, whom he described as “the most radical” President “ever to occupy the Oval Office.” (I was covering the conference and kept the notes.)

He then went on to assert that Obama, who attended Harvard Law School four years ahead of him, “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School.” The reason, said Cruz, was that, “There were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were twelve who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.”

Others joined Mayer in her dismay:

He’s got to be crazy! Leftist radicals in academia? Heaven forbid!

Even hardcore progressive Matt Yglesias couldn’t really fault Cruz for suggesting that there were communists on the Harvard Law School faculty:

Conservative blogger Dan McLaughlin, who also attended Harvard Law, offered further defense:

Cruz is a solid conservative voice, a voice that, in liberals’ minds, needs to be silenced. When logic fails, turn to desperation. And Mayer’s piece reeks of it. If, as Mayer’s “notes” suggest, Cruz did insist that some seats on the Harvard Law faculty were occupied by communist sympathizers, is that really so far-fetched? Did Mayer sleep through all her college classes?

Red scare: New Yorker article insists Sen. Ted Cruz is Joe McCarthy 2.0

Hide your kids, hide your wives, because Cruz Derangement Syndrome is infecting everybody out there. Its latest victim? New Yorker contributor Jane Mayer. In a piece subtly titled “Is Senator Ted Cruz our new Joe McCarthy,” Mayer frets over Ted Cruz having reportedly suggested that, during his time at Harvard Law School, there were a dozen communists on the faculty.

Cruz made the accusation while speaking to a rapt ballroom audience during a luncheon at a conference called “Defending the American Dream,” sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a non-profit political organization founded and funded in part by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Cruz greeted the audience jovially, but soon launched an impassioned attack on President Obama, whom he described as “the most radical” President “ever to occupy the Oval Office.” (I was covering the conference and kept the notes.)

He then went on to assert that Obama, who attended Harvard Law School four years ahead of him, “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School.” The reason, said Cruz, was that, “There were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were twelve who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.”

Others joined Mayer in her dismay:

He’s got to be crazy! Leftist radicals in academia? Heaven forbid!

Even hardcore progressive Matt Yglesias couldn’t really fault Cruz for suggesting that there were communists on the Harvard Law School faculty:

Conservative blogger Dan McLaughlin, who also attended Harvard Law, offered further defense:

Cruz is a solid conservative voice, a voice that, in liberals’ minds, needs to be silenced. When logic fails, turn to desperation. And Mayer’s piece reeks of it. If, as Mayer’s “notes” suggest, Cruz did insist that some seats on the Harvard Law faculty were occupied by communist sympathizers, is that really so far-fetched? Did Mayer sleep through all her college classes?

  • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

    That about sums up Canadian Cruz: detached from reality, arrogant, and delusional. Too bad the poor guy can’t run for Prezy!

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Ignore AA people, don’t feed the donkey.

      • J. Cox

        Not hard to do as His/Her can only use personal attacks,complete lies,and never presents a fact.But,in other words…does what all the other lowinfolibs do.

    • Sean Connolly

      Canadian Cruz? Is that a put down? So you’re diparaging him for being born in Canada (foreign) but you support open borders and
      illegal amnesty no doubt. Can’t you even be consistent in your fucked up beliefs?

      • TexSizzle

        A consistent leftard? As rare as a unicorn, Santa, the Easter bunny, a leprechaun, and the Loch Ness monster all vacationing together in Atlantis.

      • michael s

        is ted cruz canadian an accurate statement or not?

        • Darth_Venomous

          Suppose you tell us, birther.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I don’t think any of the leftards actually denied it! They’re poking fun at Cruz for having the nerve to point it out.

    • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

      The Republican party is full of fascists, racists, and inbred hillbillies – prove me wrong! See what I did there? Go ahead and poke fun at me for having the nerve to point out the truth.

      • NachoCheese (D)

        Wrong. Fascism is a left wing philosophy, related to socialism. The difference is Fascism is nationalistic, whereas Socialism is internationalistic. Both are collectivist political/economic theories.

      • TexSizzle

        Your race card has been rejected because it is over the limit. Please submit an alternative form of payment.

        All the inbred hillbillies moved to California and went into acting, making shows and movies about their lives before they moved.

      • Dencal26

        With the exception of issues of immigration and German nationalism the Nazi 25 Points Platform is a leftist class warfare document.

  • doowleb

    McCarthy was right!
    You can’t swing a cat anywhere in Washington without hitting a communist.
    There is no one so blind as those who will not see.

    • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

      This is coming from someone who can’t even articulate the difference between Marxism, communism, and socialism. Hint: there’s a big difference between all 3 systems….. it never occurred to you to do a quick Bing search, huh? (I only use Bing now because Google are a bunch of pinko red commie bastards!!!)

      • Baghdad Jay Carney

        As usual, a difference without a distinction. All are antithetical to our form of government. If Marxism/Communism/Socialism is “the bestest evah” openly admit it and campaign on it. If you have to hide it, you know it’s wrong.

        • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

          Another either/or argument. You do know there are ways to incorporate other systems into already-established forms of governance, right?

          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            Ignore the donkey

          • TocksNedlog

            Then again, we could NOT incorporate those systems, and, as a result, become prosperous once again.

          • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

            Name another county that is more prosperous than the USA.

          • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

            Silence – as expected…..

        • Judy B

          They’re like pedophiles, they have to keep what they believe & do under wraps because it’s so very repugnant.

          • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

            Here’s some more examples for you: Larry “Tap Dancing” Craig, Mark Foley, Ted “Homosexuality is a Sin!” Haggard……. they all had to keep what they believe & do under wraps because it’s so very repugnant. (your word structuring could use a lot of work!)

          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            Ignore AA the donkey

          • michael s

            By the way did you know the cop Larry Craig was trying to pick up was black?

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        Ignore AA people, don’t feed the donkey.

      • Matthew Koch

        And you can?

        Here’s the difference between the 3 in terms a low information voter can understand.

        Socialist=Diet Coke.
        Weakest version of the group but still getting there.

        Communist=Regular Coke.
        More powerful but still doesn’t pack the extreme heat.

        Marxist=Jolt Cola.
        The most severe and extreme member of the family. Packs a very powerful punch.

        You see? There is the difference between the three. They’re all stronger/weaker versions of the others.

        • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

          And that’s why, over a long enough time line, “conservatives” are always on the losing side of history. They’re just too ignorant, stupid, and reductionist to stay at the top of civil society. It’s almost like they’re weeding themselves out of the gene pool. Way to “conserve,” folks!

          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            Ignore AA people, don’t feed the donkey.

          • Tim

            So Obama is the example of civil society? Chicago? Detroit? DC?

            Think I will pass on your version then.

      • Judy B

        Capitalism – The unequal distribution of wealth
        Marxism – The equal distribution of poverty
        Communism – Marxism with a gun at your back
        Clear as a bell.

        • TexSizzle

          In capitalism man exploits man. In communism, it’s the other way around.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        3 different versions of achieving the same goals

      • Adela Wagner

        Does not matter, THIS is AMERICA. NONE of them are systems that should be supported in ANY WAY SHAPE or FORM in this country. Go to Arlington and look around, those headstones do not represent being sitting ducks like this Admin is trying to “progressively” do.

        • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

          Those people at Arlington fought for our freedom and prosperity.

          Name one country on this planet that is MORE free and MORE prosperous than the USA.

    • Judy B

      True, the left has been permitted to frame the narrative on McCarthy, who was in fact, as you stated, RIGHT!

    • Adela Wagner

      And even ol Valerie Jarret spouted how FINE an up and comer like Van Jones (self avowed Comm.) was. Vetting Schmetting, “he’s one of us” is all the vetting they will do.

      • michael s

        but when Van Jones says your savior Rubio a close second to Jesus according to a poster is dangerous you praise him.

    • detroit19

      Amen.

    • Lady 12

      That phrase has always confused me. Why are people swinging cats? :-)

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Only 12 at Harvard? I think Senator Cruz is due for an eye exam.

    Any mention of the one in the Oval Office/

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      12 on the faculty who openly admitted to being Marxists, there were definitely more.

  • FreedomFighter

    There is an article on the Huffington Post about this and the liberals commenting are in a tizzy. Cruz really hit a nerve…lol

    • Judy B

      Love to count the howl decibels & watch the panties knot.

  • Neil Leininger

    Keep up the good fight Ted, you make this Texan proud.

  • Baghdad Jay Carney

    The problem with all of this is that Joe McCarthy was right. We never talk about that. Read “Blacklisted by History”. This is the same tactic used then as now to deflect the questions. Same thing that happened with Bachmann questioning the vetting of Huma Abeddin. This is so transparent it’s comical

    • michael s

      Still on Huma Abedin? I’m curious where was Bachmann and Most of you on John Kirakou a GENUINE and ADMITTED MOLE? Nowhere . Where was Bachmann and most of you on Robert david Hoffman ? Nowhere .because a non white innocent falsely accused is guilty to most of you as a genuinely guilty as a white person who actually did something. or is under indicment for real espionage? I’m just curious where were the John Kirakou and Robert David Hoffman topics at twitchy?

  • NachoCheese (D)

    a non-profit political organization founded and funded in part by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch

    Oh noes! Those dastardly Koch brothers!

    Like Soros and all of hollywood don’t “found and fund” all sorts of statist organizations. But heaven forbid any non-fascists start political organizations…

  • walterc

    Using the old duck test, I tend to agree with Cruz. Just looking at our current president, they are a communist factory. But to be fair, they did hire a blond Cherokee as their affirmative action poster girl.

    • Judy B

      Serious offense to the Cherokee nation here.

      • walterc

        Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Cherokee was an insult to the Cherokee Nation.

        • michael s

          it is. yet you dont have a problem with chuck norris pretending to be a cherokee.

          • walterc

            I don’t care if Chuck Norris (or anyone else) claims to be Cherokee as long as they aren’t getting affirmative action advantages from it. You seem to be missing the point. Harvard gave her affirmative action preferences and touted her as their claim to diversity. Chuck Norris pays his own way.

  • NachoCheese (D)

    Matt Yglesias
    @mattyglesias
    2. The term “Communist” lacks a rigorous and precise definition in the post-Soviet context.

    I don’t understand “logic” like this. As if the Soviet collapse ended communism, I think a billion Chinese would beg to differ.

    • Gothguy

      Agreed, NachoCheese…I think Matt should see Red China and the NORKS. And Matt…communism has always had a rigorous and precise definition…pre or post Soviet Union.

      • Judy B

        To say nothing of their death grip!

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Forgive Matthew, he is an unintelligent person trying to sound intellectual.

    • Judy B

      As would a large number of N. Koreans

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Only 12? Here’s betting he missed a few. At my alma mater, fond as I am of the place, nobody had to go looking for commies. They were out and proud, posting their Nation and Counterpoint articles outside their offices.And there were more than 12, that’s for sure. And we weren’t anywhere close to having as many faculty as Harvard post-grad school, much less the whole college.

    • Judy B

      American schools at every level where Marxism, Communism & Socialism are best thriving…proof in the pudding, youth vote for the Chief Commie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    If it is true, so what, if it’s not true, so what. It’s his opinion. That some on the faculty, in the administration, did appear to him via word, deed, belief, studies, course direction seem to be Communist in belief. OK. I am sure those people would be rather happy to be called that, as they likely believe in the general collectivist, ‘to each according to his need’.

    So, that makes him McCarthy?

    It could also make him Democratic

    Senator Overman, Democratic Dickstein, Democrat Hart, Democrat Stames, the HUAC – led by Democrats by & large…… We forget McCarthy (w/RFK & JFK in underling roles helping him out every step of the way)…..was on the Senate side, the House had a big, big anti-communist committee in force and wielding great power – led by Democrats.
    Again, if he said this….it’s an opinion, noting our schools are filled with people who share a viewpoint that is opposition to his. Individualism v. collectivism. The nerve of that guy Cruz to point that out…

    • peteee363

      not many people remember that the huac was asked to investigate the kkk, but refused because they were an american organization. also, every name mccarthy was forced to name, was later prooven to be a comunist. most of them working in the state depatment, all of them government employees.

  • Matthew Koch

    Seriously, there has to be way more than 12. I had several of them as “instructors” at Missouri.

    If someone praises the Soviet Union and says that they want to overthrow the U.S. Government, I think it’s safe to say that they’re a Communist.

    FYI: for any libtard trolls out there, I am not related to the Koch brothers. Koch is a very common German last name.

  • Sean Connolly

    Why won’t the progs just admit it? Why deny the obvious? Progs are so intellectually dishonest, it’s impossible to debate them, or is that the point? They should grow a pair and put their real agenda on the table.

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

    The funny thing is that McCarthy was right. If not partially. But let’s not let facts get in the way of a lib narrative. How dare Ted Cruz speak! How dare he challenge the establishment and do what he was elected to do!

    • $23629333

      During the too-brief period of Glasnost, the KGB admitted that the situation – in terms of Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government, in the middle of the 20th Century – was WORSE than Joe McCarthy suggested.

  • $29561723

    The more that the Progressives (i.e. Communists) attack this guy the more I like him.

    Rubio/Cruz 2016 doesn’t sound so bad

    • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

      Uhhh…NEITHER ONE of them are natural born.

      • NRPax

        Cruz’s mother is an American citizen just like Obama’s. Cruz’s father was a foreign national, just like Obama’s. So if Obama can be considered a natural born citizen by our laws, Cruz passes the test as well.

        • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

          Two wrongs DON’T make a right. While we should stop taking the false “high road” and apologizing for our beliefs, we should make sure we’re moral. Remember, at the end of this life is the individual judgment.

          • NRPax

            How is this being two wrongs? Nothing I said in that above sentence is false. If the Left wants to screech and caterwaul about Cruz not being a natural born citizen, they should be forced to admit the same about Obama. There is nothing wrong with using their own arguments.

            And don’t lecture me about “high road.” The only thing the moral high ground is good for is a place to stage artillery.

          • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

            We will have been FALSE TO OUR BELIEFS, which, if not a sin,is at least self-deception.

          • NRPax

            Vinny, one more time: What part of my sentence was wrong either factually or legally? If it can be argued that Obama is a natural born citizen, then we can (Without fear of self-deception or being false to anything) argue the same things for Ted Cruz.

          • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

            THOU art the man who is misunderstanding MINE post.I meant we’d be false to OURSELVES.

          • NRPax

            How?

          • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

            We’re just running in circles!

          • NRPax

            OK, I get it. You don’t want to give me a straight answer to a simple question. That is your privilege. Mine is to move on to other conversations.

          • http://www.facebook.com/1685766211 Vinny Raineri

            No, I mean I seem to be talking past you.

  • TocksNedlog

    Yeah, she’s right; there really aren’t ANY Communists on the faculty at Harvard Law. [Mega eye-roll]

    What’s that — she didn’t actually deny that there are Communists on the Harvard Law faculty? Hmm . . .

  • Adela Wagner

    And would these nay sayers deny the 70 Democrat Congress members the American Socialist Party came out in 2009 and said were in their registered ranks?(search it) Even here in the Ohio boonies we had a Socialist running for office in the 2010 elections. “Progressive” MEANS taking small steps. Will they over throw our Gov in a week? No, but over the last 80 years they’ve come a LONG WAY baby. More and more anti-Americanism is creeping in, catching hell for wearing a flag t-shirt to school on May 5th is one of those small progressive steps.

  • $23629333

    How many of these portsiders could identify and differentiate Joe and Charlie McCarthy?

    • Steve_J

      How many of them think McCarthy headed up Huac?

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, Rome and Steve:

        Joe McCarthy is used so often by the bed wetting liberal left whenever a new conservative rises. I’m sure they become easily confused. Even if the response is non thinking and knee-jerk. Which it makes it even more embarrassing.

  • VerminMcCann

    Why is this supposed to be shocking? There have been communists at every institution of higher learning I’ve attended, including my law school, and they’ve all been insufferable.

  • Kleverabevera

    Ted Cruz is Joe McCarthy 2.0

    God I hope so.

  • Maxx

    Somewhere, Sarah Palin is kicking back, probably having a tall glass of her favorite frosty libation, thinking “finally…someone else the malcontents can obsess over.”

    lol

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to moronic liberal Tweeters:

    McCARTHY WAS RIGHT!!!

  • Dencal26

    Alger Hiss was born in Baltimore and attended Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School

  • Dencal26

    My college poli sci professor in the 70s was very open about his communist beliefs. Larry Schwartz used to tell us how wonderful it was behind the Iron Curtain.

  • NRPax

    In a more ideal America, communism and its supporters would be ostracized and treated with the same contempt we display towards neo-Nazis and pedophiles. Sadly, we don’t have an ideal world.