Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ted Cruz's America, and you better watch yourself

By Richard K. Barry

I know this has received a lot of play, but I have to weigh in.

In an interview Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” Senator Ted Cruz said he “grew up listening to classic rock” but that his "music taste changed on 9/11."

“I actually intellectually find this very curious, but on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded,” he said. “And country music, collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me."

“I had an emotional reaction that said, ‘These are my people,’” Cruz said. “So ever since 2001, I listen to country music.”

I realize many people will ignore this as a meaningly issue, but is it? Is there anything this man won't say. And what, precisely,  did "rock music" do back then that was so awful? But we know the answer: if you weren't deemed patriotic enough by the arbiters of real American public opinion, you were "the enemy," you were "against us" and "with the terrorists," as W. famously said.

That's what Cruz really wants to signal. That's his America.

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4 Comments:

  • Who was making "classic rock" in 2001? Was Cream supposed to get together for tribute album!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 PM  

  • Well, you've got a point there.

    By Blogger Richard K. Barry, at 12:36 PM  

  • To me, "classic rock" is Chuck Berry and Little Richard, and all those Ted is too young to remember but as far as I'm concerned "Great Balls of Fire" covers the whole thing adequately.

    Why look for any truth or meaning behind his raving? He's just a rabble rouser and hate monger wearing his apparent ignorance as a disguise.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:17 AM  

  • I''d prefer to ignore the whole lot, but every now and again one of these idiots becomes president.

    By Blogger Richard K. Barry, at 11:21 AM  

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