I have to admit that I've been paying little attention to the details of this election season - I've had the disgusted sense that Hillary is inevitable, and that probably either Trump, Rubio, or Kasich would end up on the Republican ticket, I can't muster any enthusiasm since I'd probably end up holding my nose and voting for the lesser of two weasels. It's the same way I've felt for several election cycles - a plague on both their houses.
But Robert Reich, Bernie supporter and former Labor Secretary under Clinton (at Forbes, read Robert Reich's F Minus In Economics: False Facts, False Theories) may just have convinced me otherwise. Reich's attempt to persuade fellow socialists that Cruz in dangerous to their worldview may have resulted in the best pro-Ted Cruz campaign commercial ever made.
Reich's main point is that, from his socialist perspective, Cruz is much more dangerous that Trump, who he sees as an opportunist with no fixed principles. Cruz, however, to Reich's horror:
Believes the Second Amendment gives individual Americans the right to possess guns!
Is a strict constitutionalist!
Rejects immigration reform!
Wants to repeal Obamacare!
Is more disciplined and strategic than Trump!
Is willing to destroy institutions (a euphemism for gigantic, bloated bureaucracies)via Bookworm Room, which also has this excellent post: I don’t like Bernie because he’s a socialist.