1Ted Cruz Confronts Code Pink Protesters, Debates Them on Iran Deal
July 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz continues to set the bar for how you
maturely respond to the media, particularly when they toss out the “gotcha
” questions, but now he’s schooling everyone on how you deal with
obnoxious liberal protesters.
During a rally to protest the Iran nuclear deal not including the release of
several Americans imprisoned in the country, some of those fun loving, folk
from Code Pink showed up, and boy were they annoying as ever.
How did Cruz respond? He debated them.
This man seems to be unflappable.
From The Washington Examiner:
After noting the approval of the deal through the U.N. Security Council,
Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin asked Cruz why he though he knew better
than the countries that approved the deal, arguing that he was pushing the
country closer to war. Cruz responded, charging that the Ayatollah Khamenei
has admitted that the country is producing nuclear weapons.
Cruz went on: “You did not respond to the irrefutable point that this
deal would send over $100 billion dollars to Iran and those billions of
dollars will be used to murder Americans by jihadists.” Pointing to the
protestors signs that read “Peace with Iran,” the Texas senator retorted
that the Islamic regime does not reciprocate those views.
Cruz finished by noting that Iran’s leader the Ayatollah Khamenei led the
nation in a chant of “Death to America” during the negotiation process,
which should send up a pretty dang big red flag, but liberals aren’t known
for having copious amounts of intelligence when it comes to foreign policy.
How Cruz handled this situation is an extremely important lesson in what it
means to live out your principles and beliefs, as he engages these
individuals instead of trying to silence them.
It demonstrates that he’s confident he has the truth, and his solutions
work, therefore he’s not afraid to unleash his thoughts on the battlefield
of ideas and have a conversation with folks who see things differently than
The GOP needs more of this kind of thinking, as it enables two different
ideologies an opportunity to be heard and for those hearing the dialogue to
make up their own mind about which is right.
This is the sort of thing that needs to be done in order to bring new people
into the Republican Party.