Ted Cruz has a new plan to defeat ISIS in the face of the nation’s newest terror attacks in Orlando.
In his new statement responding to Sunday’s mass shootings in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the senator from Texas decried political correctness, writing that “abandoning” it is the best way for the US to respond to threats from international terrorist organization ISIS.
Cruz also called for the unification of the American people against the terrors of ISIS, as reported by CBS Local.
“Enough is enough,” Cruz wrote in his statement on Sunday, “What we need is for every American – Democrat and Republican – to come together, abandon political correctness, and unite in defeating radical Islamic terrorism.”
So Ted Cruz’s formula to defeat ISIS simply involves the unification of the American people and the abandoning of political correctness.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 12, 2016
The Republican Cruz’s call for unification of the two parties is unprecedented for him, but his call for abandoning political correctness is a thinly veiled attack at the Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.
Senator Ted Cruz’s statement slammed democrats Clinton and Obama, according to The Hill, “for refusing to ‘utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and said Democrats will use the shootings to shift the conversation toward gun control”
Clinton and Obama were simply reflecting the Democratic party’s policies against blaming the acts of the terrorist group ISIS on the religion of Islam, and have been reluctant to label the group’s terrorism as a product of Islam or “Islamic,” insisting that blaming the actions of ISIS on Islam is politically incorrect.
So while on the one hand, Ted Cruz is calling for the two parties’ unification against ISIS, on the other, he is attacking the Democratic party and its policies, such as political correctness and gun control.
Ted Cruz’s statement further called out the Democratic Party; as reported by CBS Local, he called Democrats “loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging [who must] speak out against an ideology [Islam] that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians.”
With this, Cruz is pressuring the Democratic Party to label such terror attacks carried out by Muslims as “radical Islamic terrorism,” a politically incorrect term for there is no clear connection between the religion of Islam and the call to carry out terrorist acts.
Ted Cruz’s statement against political correctness as an attack on the Democratic Party was one that was echoed by other members of the Republican Party, most notably the Republican Nominee for President: Donald Trump.
Like Cruz, Trump also attacked President Obama and Hillary Clinton for political correctness; he tweeted that Obama should “resign in disgrace” for not speaking of the shootings in Florida as “radical Islamic Terrorism.”
Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Again like Ted Cruz, Donald Trump also attacked Hillary Clinton, for not calling these attacks a result of “Radical Islam,” as reported by The Hill,
“If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency,”
Here Ted Cruz is clearly backed by the Republican Party’s Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. According to The Hill, Cruz also showed his support for the victims of the shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub, stating that ISIS’ anti-LGBT stance is “wrong” and “evil”.
“ISIS and the theocracy in Iran [supported with American taxpayer dollars] regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks,” Cruz said. “This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it.”
This statement is quite antithetical to Cruz’s own anti-LGBT stance, which he did not comment on.
Speaking of terrorists: here’s mainstream GOP candidate Ted Cruz with Kevin “Let’s kill all the gay people” Swanson pic.twitter.com/FZ1guCD26p
— (((Matt Osborne))) (@OsborneInk) June 12, 2016
Ted Cruz’s statement on the Orlando shootings calls for both the unification of the Democratic and Republican Parties against ISIS, while also attacking the Democratic Party’s policies and principles – notably political correctness.
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