Ted Cruz’s PAC Airs Some Questionable ‘Negative Ads’

Do they do this in Canada too?

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  • David Smith

    Has Cruz distanced himself from this abomination yet?

    And to your question, not yet.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      No, he never does, he just waves his hands and says “NOT ME”.

      • David Smith

        That won’t effing well cut it.

        • Concerned Canadian

          Why not. A politician is not supposed to have any interaction with a SuperPac, period. So commenting either way is not allowed. People on this blog are quite willing to give Trump a pass on all his vile attacks on the opposition. You all think he is not guilty of committing dirty deeds. Really?

          • There’s nothing “vile” about the truth — the guy from Nazareth once said: “The truth will set you free”.

            There is in fact something vile about comparing someone to the most infamous mass-murderer in history, or membership in the racist murderous Ku Klux Klan, when there isn’t a shred of evidence to support any of it. I think the inverse of what the guy from Nazareth said is also true: “Lies will enslave you”.

            Btw, the ad against Trump wasn’t made by “the opposition” — it was put out by his fellow Republicans, which makes it especially vile. The Dems have more class than that (so far).

          • Concerned Canadian

            Who are these fellow Republicans? What does this have to do with Cruz specifically. Trump has some great ideas but his character leaves a lot to be desired. He is a narcissistic egotistical bully.

          • Clink9

            Where the hell were these guys before Obamy got elected twice and made a thorough shit show of the country?

    • Wrong — Harper was attacked by many such Liberal smear ads painting him as a dictator during the first election. The irony of the following ad is the fact that the Liberals have been the only ones in history to actually put troops on Canadian streets (including battle tanks), during the reign of Trudeau Senior:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68toCAiPIjo

      The Liberals did in fact make the whole thing up.

    • Minicapt

      Sen Cruz was not mentioned in the clip, nor did any of the quotes used. It could have been a third hand sponsor in the Donald J. Trump Campaign.

      Cheers

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I have never seen anything or anyone serious go quite this far yet.

    • Clink9

      Shows how desperate they are. Teenage girls wouldn’t put something this hokey out.

  • Dave

    If Cruz is the best the TEA party has to offer, they are doomed.

  • Brett_McS

    The distinction between PAC and Super PAC is real in law, but not always made clear on blogs.

    • Minicapt

      It is inconvenient, especially when the separation is explicitly stated in the message.

      Cheers

    • Actually the rules about PACs and Super Pacs is what is unclear. There are so many exceptions to the “distinction” you mention it’s hard to follow. I’ll never forget when Stephen Colbert (who I didn’t particularly like as a comedian) did a lampoon on his show about Super PACS. Except it wasn’t really a lampoon — he actually funded his own Super Pac, signed the legal documents on air, and became a Presidential candidate! I don’t know if anybody remembers but he even held political rallies for his candidacy.

      Anyway, the point was that the campaign financing rules are a joke and an easy scam, and I think Colbert made that point quite nicely. They need to be be reformed.