Ted Cruz responds to "New McCarthy" allegation by leftist New York Times


Ted Cruz Responds to ‘New McCarthy’ New Yorker Article: ‘Curious’ They Would ‘Dredge Up a 3-Year-Old Speech & Call it News’ | TheBlaze.com

Sen. Ted Cruz’s office told TheBlaze it was “curious” that the New Yorker would dig up a years-old speech for the purpose of dubbing him “our new McCarthy.”

Nevertheless, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the Texas Republican’s “substantive point” about Harvard Law School being home to Communists “was absolutely correct.”

Cruz, the New Yorker reported, said in a 2010 speech that President Barack Obama “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School” because “there were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were 12 who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.” Cruz attended Harvard Law after Obama.

“It’s curious that the New Yorker would dredge up a three-year-old speech and call it ‘news,’” Frazier said in a statement to TheBlaze late Friday. “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.”

The New Yorker had said it was possible Cruz had been referring to the left-leaning critical legal studies, “a method of critiquing the political impact of the American legal system”:


Tea Partier, you copy-and-pasted The Blaze’s entire article. RO’s rule for posting articles states:

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Please edit your post. If you do not do so within a reasonable time, it will be edited for you, possibly accidentally editing out something you consider its most important point.


The MSM and their D patrons are heavily invested in the Republicans & conservatives = Racists and Republicans & conservatives = Misogynists narrative, and cannot afford reality intruding on it. Therefore folks like Senators Rubio and Cruz, Rep. Bachmann and Gov. Palin must be demonized as idiots and whackjobs. Fortunately, “McCarthyism” doesn’t have any ethnic or gender aspect, so it’s handy for dusting off and slinging.


The idiots don’t even understand that (to a large extent), history has vindicated McCarthy on the facts.


It’s a sacred cow that transcends truth. Ditto the Rosenbergs, ditto Rachel Carson & DDT, ditto Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb that never happened, ditto the original Earth Day that proclaimed that we were entering a new Ice Age unless drastic measures were taken …