Texas Senator’s terse questioning of Hagel causes ‘Obama communist’ comments resurface

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) once asserted that President Barack Obama is a communist who went to a college  (Harvard) run by communists. How would the Tea Party politician know? He too went to Harvard.

And while Sen. Cruz’s comments are shocking and bold, they weren’t uttered yesterday or even last week, but more than two years ago. 

Sen. Cruz  made those comments in 2010, but they resurfaced in a story last week by The New Yorker in the wake of Cruz’s extreme questioning of Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel. Conclusion: he’s back to stirring that anti-communist pot again.

“[President Obama] would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School,” Cruz said years ago. “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.”

He added, “[President Obama is] the most radical [person] ever to occupy the Oval Office.”

“Regardless, Senator Cruz’s substantive point was absolutely correct: in the mid-1990s, the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’ — a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism – and they far outnumbered Republicans,” Cruz spokesperson Catherine Frazier told The Blaze of the story dug up by The New Yorker.

His colleagues are seeing in him a new Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy due to those rather harsh accusations when he was questioning Hagel before the Senate Armed Services Committee recently. Cruz’s comments were especially McCarthy-like with his remarks about the Secretary of Defense collecting “speaking fees from North Korea” and his support from Iran.

“[This reminds me of] a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such-and-such a date,’ and of course there was nothing in the pocket,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said, referring to but not actually mentioning McCarthy’s name.

MSNBC “Hardball with Chris Matthews” host Chris Matthews made an out and proud McCarthy comparison.

“You know, I don’t often say it, and I rarely say it, but there was echoes of Joe McCarthy there,” Matthews said. “Really strong echoes. Your thoughts? I mean, how’s he supposed to control what the PR agency out there in Tehran puts out there someday. How does that incriminate him?”

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5 Responses to “Texas Senator’s terse questioning of Hagel causes ‘Obama communist’ comments resurface”

  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    All we know about Obama is what he allows you too know about him Unlike Obama I’d bet Cruz’s would open up his records to show what he did and did not do in Harvard if he has not released the records already ? That is If Obama did really attend Harvard.. I guess we have to take his word for that also ? He never practiced law of any sort any were I know or have heard of so we do not know if he is even a decent lawyer ? I know Obama has to be a better anything then he is President guy is a total fool . I think if Obama ever read a book he would learn somthing .

  2. Cruz Missile, I’m from Friendswood, TX and I praise you for upholding the Second Amendment and other issues that most politicans are afraid to even mention. Keep up the good work and don’t let Obama’s media wear you down. I say, Cruz for Prez

  3. Eric Coddington says:

    Hundreds of thousands are saying so but if you only watch just lying Liberal Media
    how would you ever know. I KNOW THEY ALL LIE if their lips are moving is the joke.
    How ever there is a lot of good information out there but you must be willing to go to
    all areas like every comment by every member of the House-Senate-Congress all
    members not just your party all comments. Fox News has a larger % of truth as well
    and the parts the liberals do not tell you in tell you in their half truths!
    Lies to American Citizens is the business as usual it does not have to be! If they do not
    want to balance budget let them pay the damn bill We do not get a vote in how the checks
    are written! Many Countries are getting burned out on Lies by People that represent US
    Citizens in Washington, but not all are with out Integrity ! I would like a polygraph test to
    all concerning their loyality to American Citizens and why not! They fail fire them jail Them
    send them to the Country they really represent. The same rules they impose on Us 100%
    should be the rules they follow. President should be 100% accountable for all actions to
    Congress, House, Senate Immediately. The Country has become to big it should be in half and
    two Presidents rule and see who can do a better job, and both be on same side always! I
    bet one gets east out of debt and west president is made record debt. Well the pink slips and
    accountability could correct it’s own problems yes! If in a N-attack God forbid We could much
    easy operate. We need a system that gets competition and thus self regulated pressure. Say
    the east is totally out of debt or west. It gives a quicker means or resolving citizens could be
    able to demonstrate if their side works better! The side that is debt free and more moral could
    give the other side years faster means of correcting a clear problem! So this opinion is to get
    motovated fresh thinking and perhaps get rid of stress, buy more choice!

  4. george says:

    Obama is a communist bastard. This man was put in office , he was not elected. He is a Fraud and a Tyrant. He is shredding the Constitution , he is guilty of War Crimes , Treason and Conspiracy. What I want to know , is why our Military bows down to him , as opposed to getting him? I also want to know why so many that call themselves American’s are afraid to take a stand and start a revolution ? If something is not done , and done fast, kiss your freedom and your ass good bye.

  5. Equalizer says:

    McCarthy was right then and Cruz is right now. Obama is a Marxist pure and simple and has to go before he can further damage this nation…

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