Ted Cruz’s religious horror: Why he’s really running for High Priest of America

Read Cruz's words and watch his stagecraft -- and you see this is the deeply fundamentalist vision he's propagating.

Read Cruz’s words and watch his stagecraft — and you see this is the deeply fundamentalist vision he’s propagating.

My latest piece is an article for Salon that explains why Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential ambitions are driven, in part, by a strangely fundamentalist  interpretation of American civil religion.

In many ways, America deserves Ted Cruz. After all, it’s been nearly eight years since voters (and the Supreme Court) elected a cocksure, right-wing adopted Texan, long on discredited ideology but short on wits, who plunged the United States into a sinkhole of economic and foreign policy chaos from which it has yet to fully emerge. The American political attention span is notoriously short.

Read the whole thing over at Salon.

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10 Comments

  1. First, Cruz is going to have to show his long form birth certificate to prove that he was born here, making him a “naturlal born citizen”. If not, he can just go back to Canada or Cuba where he belongs. They better not spew any of that malarky about Cruz’s mother being born in the U.S.
    President Obama’s mother was from Kansas, but that didn’t stop the idiots from going on-and-on about Kenya. Anybody heard from Trump on this, yet.
    Oh wait…Cruz isn’t black…Nevermind.

  2. Actually, it’s been about 15 years since President-select Smirking Chimp was annointed to be chief executive. Eight years ago we were on the verge of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, the damage was coming to fruition.

    • Yeah, I actually meant that it’s best almost eight years since the Bush presidency, but I realize that by using the word “elected” it was a bit awkward. Don’t think too much less of me 😉

  3. Need to update this piece! It’s been almost SIXTEENyears since the Supreme court elected the President. Piece makes good sense at Sixteen, is confusing at Eight!!

    • Yes, as I noted, I actually meant that it’s best almost eight years since the Bush presidency, but I realize that by using the word “elected” it was a bit awkward. Thanks for reading though!

  4. Actually, the smirking-chimp who bows down and prostrates himself before radical islam is in the White House now. And it is not quite fifteen years ago that the Supreme Court prevented the guy who invented the Internet from stealing the election. Boy how time flies.

  5. Several years ago Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize for…
    …doing absolutely nothing.
    Now the Middle East and parts of Africa are in flames due in part to his actions and inactions. The Nobel committee needs to recall that prize.
    *
    What did this guy do before being elected? “Community organizer” (?)
    In other words- he’s never run anything. It shows.

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