Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz Show How to Take on the Democrats

I’m a peaceful guy. I don’t pick fights. That being said, I’m always ready to argue my case in print and in person. I’ve done lots of debates. I prepare for all of them. I’m preparing for a Symposium in Reno, Nevada, on February 23. There will be two other men who will take a position different from mine. I’ve prepared long and hard for the encounter. It should be fun.

We saw how Dr. Ben Carson energized the conservative base like no Republican has, except, maybe, Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. His message was short and understandable. He offered solutions to government mandated expensive and complicated programs. In his interview with Neil Cavuto, Carson said: “[There] is a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that’s not going to be very helpful . . . in the long run.” He added: “Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies.”

Liberals are bullies of the worst kind, and conservatives are the playground victims.

One of the most infuriating things about the Republicans is that most of them don’t fight for their position. Now, it could be that they don’t a position to defend. They’re in politics because they have a god-complex. They know what’s best for me. If that’s the case, they should collect their pension and get out of politics.

They apologize and appease hoping the other side will give in.

There’s a scene in the animated film Finding Nemo where Nemo’s father, Marlin, and Dory are with three sharks who are trying to curb their addiction to fish eating. They’re doing OK until Dory gets a bloody nose and Bruce, a great white shark, gets a whiff of Dory’s fish blood. Bruce goes crazy and starts attacking Marlin and Dory.

That scene is what happens when Republicans decide to play nice and give up their principles. It’s like blood in the water to sharks.

Dr. Carson stood up to the bully President in public, and the people loved the good doctor for doing it.

Then there’s Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who takes issue with leading liberal Carl Levin from Michigan. This is how Joel B. Pollak at Newsbusters describes the exchange:

“In today’s debate in the Senate Armed Services Committee over the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) engaged in heated debate with committee chair Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) over the question of whether Hagel had complied with the committee’s questions and standards on financial disclosure.”

Then Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) joined the bully Levin, suggesting Cruz had “crossed a line.” Did any Republicans come to stand with Sen. Cruz over against the charges made by Levin and Nelson? Would Sen. John McCain come to stand with Cruz over against the bullying tactics of the Democrats? Pollak writes:

“Sen. John McCain, who had earlier described Hagel’s testimony at his confirmation hearing as one of the worst he had seen, interjected to defend Hagel’s character, indirectly rebuking Cruz.”

This is how the Establishment Republicans work in Washington. They go along hoping to get along. All they end up being is fish food for liberal sharks.








Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • sackman

    & if that don’t work lets exterminate them LIBS..

  • Luke

    Just remember, the Republican party started life as the “destroy The South” party over one hundred years ago. They have only claimed the mantle of “conservative” in comparison to the Democrat party.

    Having said that, I must join the others here who have stated that facts really don’t matter any more. For the last several decades, the democrat party has found it easier to import their voters than win them over with facts and logic. Just look at any convenient video of Obama supporters gushing over their “free” cell phones or how they are now going to get back at the “white racist power structure” and you will understand that we are far past the time when factual, logical arguments and historical examples serve as the basis for political decisions.

    On the other hand, even I like to make liberal’s heads spin all the way around and reduce them to sputtering and calling names.

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    Both Parties apply this tactic to the voters. The voters are the playground victims.
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  • Shirley Caro

    Where is the Republican party. Why havent I heard anyone except Cruz and Rand say anything about Brennan who converted to Islam when he worked in Saudi Arabia or Hagel who does business with Iran or Hillary’s assistant whos brother is in the Muslim Brotherhood and her mother who is in the sisterhood of the muslims. These Dems want to make America defenceless. We must stand together against these monsters.

  • Ole Vet.

    I, too, am extremely disappointed in how the GOP views confrontation. To those of us NOT inside the greenbelt, it seems as if they are cowed, afraid to assert themselves, as it might peeve the Democrats! Like, WHO CARES if the Democrats are ‘peeved’? This seeming fear of antagonizing is what is disgusting the conservative factions of the GOP so much that many just STAYED HOME and did not vote last election!

    The current occupant of the White House, who’s eligibility some still question, has been running rough-shod over Congress with his continual program of issuing Executive Orders, bypassing them entirely! He is doing this whether Congress is in session or not!

    Yet, not ONE Congress person has taken the step of starting an impeachment. Of course, this must start in the House with indictments, then be tried in the Senate, but someone MUST START! With the Senate currently under control by the Democrats, any trial would probably be moot, therefore any House action would be nullified, but to NOT EVEN START! This I can not fathom!

  • southernladync

    This failure to stick with what they espouse is why, when I got totally fed up and left the Democratic Party, I did not join the Republican Party. I’m waiting for those espousing Tea Party and constitutionalist principles to either take over the Republican Party or get their own party registered in all 50 states. Until then, I will remain unaffiliated. I just read an article on George Soros – scared the bejeebers out of me. He OWNS the DNC, the MSM, gives money to every left-wing and radical PAC there is, and is working on the RNC to take down this country. It will be a crying shame if he succeeds.

  • WASP

    Liberals are bullies? They’re a lot worse than that. Liberals are America’s Taliban, and they deserve the same fate.

  • Jack Parker

    Ever note how libtard talk shows never have a valid “conservative” panelist? And when they do they overwhelm him/her five (or more) to one and never let the conservative finish a sentence. A libtard NEVER wins a debate in a one-to-one confrontation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.rude.94 Jonathan Rude

    Did you see how someone, what I thought was at least slightly conservative, Cal Thomas, attacked Ben Carson? Not the proper context? Not the proper platform? OMGoodness!

    RE: Dr. Ben Carson should apologize to President Obama … by Cal Thomas @ FoxNews.com > Opinion

    • Mitchina

      I am so disgusted with the so called repubs going against the Dr. this way.
      When the hell is a good time to talk about it? When O has his finely worded
      speech bloviating al his lies being read of a teleprompter and no one can reply?
      When he does a podium photo shoot saying nothing and not taking ANY questions
      from reporters – and when the ask a hard question then it also “not the right
      setting”? WTF is going on here – he is isolating himself from ANY real
      communication and if the OBastard isn’t the one unfairly targeting someone for
      it, it’s our own so called conservatives? I am so damn sick of those POSs!

      How did Lloyd Marcus put it so exactly? “Obama is the ultimate bully armed with the ultimate bully pulpit. He is an extremely smooth vindictive instigator.”

  • Papajuan

    Show How to Take on the Democrats; I found
    to be a very interesting article. The Libs, and the old Republican guard is not accustom to hearing the truth spoken in public.

    The same tactics used to destroy Mitt Romney; and any opposition; will be used on Dr. Carter, and Sen. Cruz. As long as we continue to ignore (SAUL ALINSKY’s) teachings; we will continue to be ignorant. Alinsky’s – Rules for Radicals policies are being used by the Dems.

    Excerpts:

    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

    13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalties. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When you ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork
    very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

    Mr. DeMar; It would be greatly appreciated if you would fact check my thinking.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Mitchina

      “all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target.” (hence becoming a target)

      THAT is why all the RINO’s are the way they are – either that or they are being complaisant in the action for the left’s agenda. No other explanation.

  • http://twitter.com/lonemusketeer Winston Churchill

    We need to clean house, folks. John McCain should be recalled. He’s ineffective along with Lindsay Graham. We need fighters.

  • Lougjr1

    Thank you Gary DeMar, That was a great analysis of the Conservative party. They act like a
    bunch of scared babies, they don’t realize that they are dealing with a bunch of hard core leftist/ Marxist type individuals who only know one thing, play mean and nasty you know, the bully in the school yard. It would do conservatives well to learn how to fight fire with fire or get burned alive . I’m waiting for someone who refuses to back down when they know they are
    right. They must stand tough if they expect anyone to support them.