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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Left uses dildo case to skewer Cruz

So over in Never Trump Land they are telling themselves that Ted Cruz will magically flip blue states with his Glenn Beck conservatism. Mother Jones today flashed just the start of portraying Cruz as a tinfoil conservative, just as it did Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann before him. The publication threw down the gauntlet today. And by gauntlet, I mean a dildo. He defended a law that banned the sale of dildos in Texas.



From Mother Jones:
In one chapter of his campaign book, A Time for Truth, Sen. Ted Cruz proudly chronicles his days as a Texas solicitor general, a post he held from 2003 to 2008. Bolstering his conservative cred, the Republican presidential candidate notes that during his stint as the state's chief lawyer, in front of the Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts he defended the inclusion of "under God" in the "Pledge of Allegiance," the display of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state Capitol, a congressional redistricting plan that assisted Republicans, a restrictive voter identification law, and a ban on late-term abortions. He also described cases in which he championed gun rights and defended the conviction of a Mexican citizen who raped and murdered two teenage girls in a case challenged by the World Court. Yet one case he does not mention is the time he helped defend a law criminalizing the sale of dildos.
And there was this:
In 2007, Cruz's legal team, working on behalf of then-Attorney General Greg Abbott (who now is the governor), filed a 76-page brief calling on the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to uphold the lower court's decision and permit the law to stand. The filing noted, "The Texas Penal Code prohibits the advertisement and sale of dildos, artificial vaginas, and other obscene devices" but does not "forbid the private use of such devices." The plaintiffs had argued that this case was similar to Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark 2003 Supreme Court decision that struck down Texas' law against sodomy. But Cruz's office countered that Lawrence "focused on interpersonal relationships and the privacy of the home" and that the law being challenged did not block the "private use of obscene devices." Cruz's legal team asserted that "obscene devices do not implicate any liberty interest." And its brief added that "any alleged right associated with obscene devices" is not "deeply rooted in the Nation's history and traditions." In other words, Texans were free to use sex toys at home, but they did not have the right to buy them.
I understand that as the state's solicitor general, Cruz had to fight in appellate court to uphold state law.

But most voters will look at this case and this candidate and say to themselves; Republicans want us to elect a Church Lady who wants to regulate the bedroom antic of adults.

That was just the first shot at Cruz. He is an easier target that The Donald because they already threw everything they have at him and he is still ahead by 200 delegates.

However, we shall see what Cruz's reaction will be. He could turn this around.

13 comments:

  1. I assume then that a dildo was not equipment de rigueur during any of his affairs?

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    1. I saw what you did there, but you will get no rise out of me, sir.

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  2. No, Miss Sarah was sold out by McCain's consultants. She was quite the hit with most people.

    Cruz was always quite the stiff and the snob. Here's one of NY Magazine

    The elite academic circles that Cruz was now traveling in began to rub off. As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn't been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz's law-school roommates: "He said he didn't want anybody from 'minor Ivies' like Penn or Brown."

    Oh, yeah, the media would cruzify this guy.

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    1. This proves that Cruz's classmates know him, unlike obama's classmates who said "never saw him."

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    2. Also proves they didn't like him.

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  3. PS If the ideal today is a guy you could see having a beer with (even Barry), it's going to be tough for him to connect.

    As we've seen.

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  4. This post lends itself to so many double entendres. Personally, I think the issue is way overblown.

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  5. Morals legislation has been failing ever since Augustus became princeps.

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  6. It was his job to do that. Of course, Dem AGs have refused to uphold state laws in court.

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  7. Just wait until the start digging into Cruz's dad's background. Hanging out with Lee Harvey Oswald and handing out "Hands Off Cuba" pamphlets with him won't go down well with some. Then there's the whole Christian Dominionist thing that gives the Iranian Ayatollahs a run for the money for the top spot in the "Dark Age religious extremism" prize. The group 'Anonymous' supposedly has a sex tape that (if they do) can be posted at any time and would go viral so fast there is no way the Republicans could quarantine it.

    If Cruz is nominated he will be utterly destroyed by September 15th.

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  8. The appropriate question is, did he win or lose?

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  9. Maybe Ted Cruz views dildos as the competition. - Elric

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