Lion of the Blogosphere

At Salon magazine

A liberal who hates Trump hates Cruz a lot more:

Cruz not only believes that and more, he eagerly embraces whatever rhetorical or political tactic he can to try to impose an ultra-right-wing social agenda and equally right-wing pro-corporate agenda on others. Trump says whatever seems to pop into his mind at the moment. Cruz, in contrast, has been a skilled debater since college and intuitively twists and exaggerates facts or spouts inflammatory lies, all in the service of promoting himself and his beliefs.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Cruz is truly the worst of the lot. He’s one person who could actually make me cast a vote for Hillary Clinton if he’s in the general election.

    But as to the article’s title, Trump is NOT a real fascist. To my disappointment! I was a little optimistic about Trump because I thought he might have a tinge of fascism in him — which would include believing the government should play a strong role in the economy for the purpose of establishing full employment. Which would, at least, be preferable to the neoliberal globalist capitalist order we have now. Unfortunately, Trump is no where near so radical and much more a mainstream Republican than his rhetoric, supporters and opponents make him out to be.


    March 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    • Fascism, or National Socialism for that matter, without the racial hatred would not have been a terrible political philosophy. Bismarck was pretty much fascist. It was the racial hatred that spoiled everything.


      March 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      • The Axis regimes thought that they would grow their economies through conquering and exploiting their neighbors. Trump has not proposed any such measures. The most bellicose statements he’s made is that he would destroy ISIS. Is fighting ISIS fascist? Give me a break.

        I think Trump’s critics would have a much stronger impact on moderates and many Republicans if they argued that his economic policies would be disastrous for the US economy. If we purge our country of cheap labor from Mexico or slap tariffs on imports from China, the economic impact could be harmful – maybe such an argument is right, maybe it’s wrong, but it’s a lot more cogent to make that case than that Trump wants to implement “The Hunger Plan” on his foes.


        March 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    • The real fascists in the world are either on Stormfront or in Ukraine. Death to the Euromaidan!


      March 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    • Fascism might actually be better than what we have now. Which isn’t so much an endorsement of fascism as a condemnation of what we have now. What we have now is self-destructive and nearly treasonous. It might not hurt to have someone with a strong hand to clean out the mess found throughout the MSM, universities and political establishment. People like to talk about a free press, academic freedom and free elections. But that hasn’t existed in America for a very long time.


      March 10, 2016 at 3:24 am

      • A Marxist-Leninist state might actually be better than what we have now.


        March 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  2. “Right-wing pro-corporate agenda”? Almost a contradiction in terms. I’m a Trump guy, but the writer’s a dummy. Everybody knows the corporate agenda is all liberalism.

    Department 11

    March 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    • Everybody knows the corporate agenda is all liberalism.

      No it isn’t. Pandering to “emerging markets” isn’t liberalism it’s profit driven necessity.

      Corporate America’s bottom line goals are cheaper labor, more consumers, more debt carriers.

      The other garbage is just part of the marketing strategy. Just a PC ad campaign.


      March 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      • Corporations care only about profit, but the people at the top of them, personally, are for more likely to agree withe liberals on issues like gay marriage, global warming, abortion, education, “black lives matter (more than white lives),” etc.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  3. All that Lefty hate, using the exact same language, will be directed at WHOEVER wins the republican nomination. Even a flabby RINO pussy like Jeb or Mitt would become an ultra-right-wing lying zealot tool of the anti-abortion pro-gun military industrial corporate blah blah blah.


    March 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    • True. Once we’re down to just the one Republican, whoever it is, they may as well be as “far-right” as the rhetoric can muster. Not only would they technically be as “far right” as it gets relative to the Dem nominee, but the hysterics work for mobilizing progressive opposition.


      March 9, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    • Exactly. The left will develop respect for Mitt, W, Scalia, etc. eventually, because they are not a threat to their power. Heck, Dems are conceding Regan as a great leader.
      The pattern is “Current Republicans are Hitler”, and past Republicans were fine.

      Half canadian

      March 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  4. I didn’t read the link but the title is as usual ridiculous.

    Ann Coulter is great here as usual knocking down these kooks:

    March 9, 2016

    If you’re into self-dramatization, Donald Trump’s candidacy is perfect for you.

    Half of the Washington political class is vowing to vote for Hillary — even Stalin! — over Trump; psychologists (and massage therapists) report they are treating patients for “Trump anxiety”; lengthy thought-pieces on Trump have no room to mention his signature issue, immigration, but get prolix on George Wallace, Mussolini and Hitler. (Never Mao, Stalin or Lenin, curiously.)

    You’re going to have to act quickly if you hope to be among the first 200 princesses to feel the pea under 15 layers of mattresses.

    To save you time, I will provide the prototype. Do not be surprised if the following turns up, word for word, under the byline of David Brooks, Stephen Hayes, Cokie Roberts, every single writer for Salon, Gawker, National Review, Commentary and The Huffington Post. And then, of course, Fareed Zakaria will steal it……………………………………………….


    March 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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