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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Cruz & Liberty U: Monuments to mediocrity

Ted Cruz: A monument to mediocrity.
Ted Cruz: A monument to mediocrity.

Perhaps it is fitting that two extremes — religion and politics — came together at Liberty University Monday to allow a Republican troglodyte like Ted Cruz to announce his laughable run for President in 2016.

In Virginia, the right-wingers flock to Liberty like buzzards looking for something already dead to devour whenever they team religious fanatics who often misquote God and pathetic politicians together to stage another pantheon to failed principle.

The late Jerry Falwell’s monument to his monstrous ego provided the perfect setting for Cruz’s attempts to appear relevant in a society that no longer listens to him and has no use for his shenanigans.

Both Cruz and Liberty are ridiculous, rapid rationales against reason in a society where lunacy lives and reason vanishes into the night.

Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post notes that is Cruz has a hat to throw into the Presidential ring, it needs to be a “Napoleonic bicorn rather than a fedora.”

And what better place for a politician known for turning government into a sideshow is at Liberty University, where Jerry Falwell turned both education and religion into carnival extravaganzas.

It is fitting that Liberty’s questionable law school, established just 11 years ago, joins Pat Robertson’s Regent University’s law school as jokes.  Liberty, one law professor we know, is known among lawyers as “the Fox News of law schools.”

Sadly, such things are common in The Old Dominion, where the rabid right-wing leaves its stain throughout the Commonwealth, be it the currently-convicted former Gov. Bob McDonnell — a Regent University “lawyer” — or former failed attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.

Sometimes, it makes it hard for a Virginian to have pride in our Commonwealth.


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