Ted Cruz vs. Stephen Colbert. Cruz NAILS It!
When Ted Cruz does these shows, the interviewers seem to do most of their show prep by studying memes on the Occupy Democrats Facebook page. As do their producers. And all their friends. And the audience. And pretty much anyone in their general vicinity. Oh, entertainment industry! Stephen Colbert was no different, and after asking Cruz about Ronald Reagan, asked him if he think his opponents are evil and diabolical.
Cruz didn't take the bait...
When others throw rocks and insults, I don't respond in kind. And that's true of both Republicans and Democrats, when others attack me I make it the point to keeping the focus on substance, keeping the focus on 'how do we turn this country around?' People are fed up. What they want are jobs and economic growth. And you mentioned before, you said 'Cruz, your a very conservative guy.' Listen, what I'm fighting for are simple principles: live within our means, stop bankrupting our kids and grandkids, and follow the Constitution.
I do give Colbert credit. When they were discussing gay marriage and Ted Cruz, Ted refused to take Colbert's strawman question at face value and instead gave an measured and intelligent answer about the 10th amendment and states rights, immediately the audience started to boo (since liberals hate measured intelligence), he told them to stop and to be respectful. He wasn't Ellen Page – the short, lesbian Canadian who tried to corner Cruz at a BBQ, for those of you who need a refresher.
The usual liberal BS aside, Ted Cruz still hit it out of the park and gave people the opportunity to see the actual Ted Cruz. Not the glorified Mr. Rogers who showed up to the debates, but the real, on-point Ted Cruz who's developed a loyal following for being consistent.
Not the Ted Cruz that liberals - and a lot of Republicans - lie about.