Sen. Ted Cruz Says The Left Is "Obsessed With Sex"

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    May 21, 2015 4:05 AM GMT
    NYT: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a resident of the extreme right political fringe who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, told reporters in Texas on Tuesday that the left is obsessed with sex because he keeps getting questions about marriage laws and the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.

    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/insane-things-ted-cruz-says-the-left-obsessed-with-sex/?ref=opinion&_r=0
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    May 21, 2015 4:36 AM GMT

    Typical right wing spin, the right wing are the ones OCSD about everyone's sex (see their bible versus) and I have been saying it for over a year now. Now this clown is going to try and turn sex obsession into a liberal issue? wow, just wow, the mind of a true sociopath icon_lol.gif

    I'll bet Ted Cruz has a secret Grindr account too icon_lol.gif



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    May 21, 2015 11:55 AM GMT
    First of all, marriage is about more than just sex. But that's where the right seems to be hung up -- just on the sex part. So really who is obsessed with sex? I'd say it is the right. They're the ones who want to legislate sexual "morality." The left is content just to live and let love.

    As for the comments about "perspective" by Sen Cruz and Sen Cotton about ISIL, and others, executing gays: it sounds to me like they're saying "American gays, consider yourself lucky that we let you live." Of course, we all know that there is a faction within the evangelical right who see homosexuality as a capital offense.

    Thankfully, the majority of mainstream Americans seem to be on our side, which is the side of human rights.
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    May 21, 2015 2:27 PM GMT
    jeepguySD saidFirst of all, marriage is about more than just sex. But that's where the right seems to be hung up -- just on the sex part. So really who is obsessed with sex? I'd say it is the right. They're the ones who want to legislate sexual "morality." The left is content just to live and let love.

    As for the comments about "perspective" by Sen Cruz and Sen Cotton about ISIL, and others, executing gays: it sounds to me like they're saying "American gays, consider yourself lucky that we let you live." Of course, we all know that there is a faction within the evangelical right who see homosexuality as a capital offense.

    Thankfully, the majority of mainstream Americans seem to be on our side, which is the side of human rights.


    Spot-on.

    The right literally IS obsessed with sex and make derrogatory sexual 'arguments' against gay marriage/ gay people on majy articles.
  • tazzari

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    May 21, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    "the left is obsessed with sex"?

    Has Teddy looked in the mirror?

    (Well, no, if I were Cruz I wouldn't look in the mirror either.)
  • Muscles25

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    May 21, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    I can't stand Ted Cruz but he's absolutely right. Why is it that these reporters/left can't stop asking Republicans about sexual matters? How about ISIS? Iraq? the economy/

    You never see reporters asking Democrats the same kinds of questions about abortion. Period. Ever.
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    May 22, 2015 7:08 AM GMT
    Mark Uterus Udall. Haha.

    Also, is the NYT a legitimate newspaper anymore? It is impossible to call someone elected by an entire (large) state a member of an "extreme political fringe". How could that get published?
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    May 22, 2015 7:17 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidSen. Ted Cruz Says The Left Is "Obsessed With Sex"
    He obviously hasn't seen RJ's "Sex & Adult" forums. icon_lol.gif
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    May 22, 2015 12:22 PM GMT
    Muscles25 saidI can't stand Ted Cruz but he's absolutely right. Why is it that these reporters/left can't stop asking Republicans about sexual matters? How about ISIS? Iraq? the economy/

    You never see reporters asking Democrats the same kinds of questions about abortion. Period. Ever.
    Exactly, +200,000
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    May 22, 2015 1:04 PM GMT
    I think the press is obsessed with, absent an actual controversy, finding the issues that a candidate is off the rails about, and hitting them hard with it. Also, I have no doubt he's also getting questions about other issues, foreign and domestic, and this is his way of trying to control the dialog.

    The source from Texas Tribune for the article linked in the OP shows how out of step Cruz is.

    The worst, from the perspective of RJ members, is his weak attempt to deflect questions of gay rights by pivoting to the battle with ISIS. To suggest that gays should be satisfied because at least we aren't getting beheaded is offensive to say the least!

    The blatant load of bull that "mandatory gay marriage" (whatever that means) is an assault on religious liberty is equally offensive. Maybe Christians should be satisfied they aren't getting burned at the stake.
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    May 22, 2015 2:13 PM GMT
    jeepguySD saidFirst of all, marriage is about more than just sex. But that's where the right seems to be hung up -- just on the sex part. So really who is obsessed with sex? I'd say it is the right. They're the ones who want to legislate sexual "morality." The left is content just to live and let love.

    As for the comments about "perspective" by Sen Cruz and Sen Cotton about ISIL, and others, executing gays: it sounds to me like they're saying "American gays, consider yourself lucky that we let you live." Of course, we all know that there is a faction within the evangelical right who see homosexuality as a capital offense.

    Thankfully, the majority of mainstream Americans seem to be on our side, which is the side of human rights.


    This
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    May 22, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    It should be obvious by now to everyone that it is the Republican candidates who are obsessed with preventing gay marriage, because of their own and professed obsession (to please the bigots they want to represent) with the sexual aspect of gay relationships. IF the Subprime Court settles the issue favorably, as expected, then they are going to lose this issue before the 2016 elections, and will be only left with blah blah about some kind of Constitutional Amendment to "correct the evil court decision", or other such impossible nonsense. Perish the thought that they might actually have to discuss some serious issue, such as the perpetual war in Iraq with ISIS, or the war they are itching to start with Iran, for which they no clue as to a solution.
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    May 23, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    The reporter asked him about marriage equality. He conflated that with sex. As a skilled politician, his job is to never answer a direct question with a direct answer. His job is to deflect, blame and duck away.

    It's the reporter's job to ask anyway.

    Does someone in this thread agree with his position on marriage equality?
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    May 24, 2015 8:06 AM GMT
    KJSharp said

    Also, is the NYT a legitimate newspaper anymore? It is impossible to call someone elected by an entire (large) state a member of an "extreme political fringe". How could that get published?


    This is an opinion piece, not a piece of journalism. And it's published on a Times blog. It's not even something that appeared in the print edition. The Times would not publish a news item with a headline like "Insane Things Ted Cruz Says."
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    May 24, 2015 9:37 AM GMT
    Not sure about sex, but RJ's Right seems to be obsessed with rubbishing the NY Times these days.
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    May 24, 2015 10:58 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidNot sure about sex, but RJ's Right seems to be obsessed with rubbishing the NY Times these days.

    It's called "working the ref" and it's been a staple of the right since the Reagan years. It's been remarkably successful too. If you read the right-wing blogs, you'll see that the Tea Party types have been brainwashed into denying literally anything the mainstream media writes. Worse, they assume it's not only all a pack of lies but somehow part of a vast conspiracy of lies put together by Liberal Central somewhere. You see this sort of craziness right here on RJ.
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    May 24, 2015 11:02 AM GMT
    KJSharp saidIt is impossible to call someone elected by an entire (large) state a member of an "extreme political fringe". How could that get published?

    Impossible, really? Why is that, exactly? This is just more "working the ref". When someone like Cruz occupies a position so far off the charts that he earns the label "extreme", it's not only the right of a journalist to say so, it's a duty. You people have benefited from almost 30 years of journalists acting like stenographers for the crazy right-wing (pardon the redundancy). That wasn't journalism, it was public relations. Well, guess what: it's high time journalists go back to doing their jobs.

    I'll enjoy watching your head explode.
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    May 24, 2015 11:56 AM GMT
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    KJSharp saidIt is impossible to call someone elected by an entire (large) state a member of an "extreme political fringe". How could that get published?

    Impossible, really? Why is that, exactly? This is just more "working the ref". When someone like Cruz occupies a position so far off the charts that he earns the label "extreme", it's not only the right of a journalist to say so, it's a duty. You people have benefited from almost 30 years of journalists acting like stenographers for the crazy right-wing (pardon the redundancy). That wasn't journalism, it was public relations. Well, guess what: it's high time journalists go back to doing their jobs.

    I'll enjoy watching your head explode.

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    The entire State of Wisconsin elected US Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy. He was so Right-Wing extreme & dangerous that a term was invented to describe methods like his, that still exists today: McCarthyism.

    And it took a journalist of integrity like Edward R. Murrow to expose and bring down McCarthy. He was no stenographer like today's so-called journalists, nor worse, PR agents for the Right like the frauds on Fox News.
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    May 25, 2015 2:40 AM GMT
    I mean, the word "extreme" means something. It comes from the latin "extremus, a, um", which means "outermost" or "at the margins". I suspect that Ted Cruz would win a minimum of 30% of the vote in 45 of the 50 states were he to run for senate in every state, and as much as 70% in some. Clearly the word "extreme" does not fit.
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    May 25, 2015 3:02 AM GMT
    NYT: Mr. Cruz holds only about 6 percent of the vote in national polls.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/upshot/why-ted-cruz-is-such-a-long-shot.html?abt=0002&abg=0
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    May 25, 2015 5:54 AM GMT
    I sincerely hope you're trolling.


    woodsmen saidNYT: Mr. Cruz holds only about 6 percent of the vote in national polls.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/upshot/why-ted-cruz-is-such-a-long-shot.html?abt=0002&abg=0
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    May 27, 2015 6:54 PM GMT

    Just so we are all CLEAR, on which political party has the OCD Sexual problem icon_rolleyes.gif



    Why are Right Wing Christian obsessed with sex? June 20, 2013
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/why-are-right-wing-christian-obsessed-with-sex/question-3758158/?link=ibaf&q=&esrc=s

    All they ever talk about and want to control is who can marry who, who is sleeping with who. They go on and on about other peoples lives. it's as if they have no life of their own.....wait a minute!!!

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    May 27, 2015 6:59 PM GMT

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    Nazi Germany and the Right-Wing War on Sexual Deviance
    http://atheism.about.com/od/christianismnationalism/a/Nazi-Germany-Right-wing-War-Sexual-Deviance.htm


    In modern America, the Christian Right is obsessed with sex, sexuality, and what conservative Christians consider to be sexual deviance. They seem to spend more time on sexual and sex-related matters than anything else, it seems. It may not be entirely coincidental that sexual morality and sexual deviance were principle concerns of the Nazi Party. Both groups target similar enemies and, it seems, for similar goals.

    One of the things which the Nazis used to appeal to Christian voters in Weimar Germany was their strong opposition to all forms of sexual deviance: prostitution, pornography, sex without procreation, too much liberty for women, and of course homosexuality. The Nazis argued that all this created impurity within Germany and thereby imperiled Germany's future.
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    May 28, 2015 9:27 PM GMT
    KJSharp saidI mean, the word "extreme" means something. It comes from the latin "extremus, a, um", which means "outermost" or "at the margins". I suspect that Ted Cruz would win a minimum of 30% of the vote in 45 of the 50 states were he to run for senate in every state, and as much as 70% in some. Clearly the word "extreme" does not fit.


    By your definition, the Nazi party wasn't "extreme," since MOST Germans supported the Nazi party for many, many years.

    You're being idiotic. Extreme isn't measured by vote totals. It's measured by moral objectivity, or at the very least settled relative moral principles. In either event, Cruz is extreme. As were the Nazis.

    Your analysis was painful.