Jerry Brown Rips Ted Cruz A New One While Calling Him Unfit To Run For President

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Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) told America that climate change denier Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is unfit to run for president on Meet The Press.

Video:

https://youtu.be/Ao82T91ZA-c?t=3s

Gov. Brown responded to a clip of Cruz denying climate change by saying, “What he said is absolutely false. Over ninety percent of the scientists who deal with climate are absolutely convinced that the human activity, the industrial activity, the generation of CO2, methane, oxides, and nitrogen, all the rest of those greenhouse gasses are building up in the atmosphere. They’re heat trapping. They’re causing not just warm drought in California, but severe storms and cold in the East Coast, so it’s climate disruption of many different kinds and that man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It’s shocking, and I think that man has rated himself completely unfit to be running for office.”

Jerry Brown summed up Ted Cruz with one sentence. Sen. Cruz has built his brief national political career on spreading ignorance and falsifications. Sen. Cruz himself is not ignorant or stupid. What Cruz is doing is practicing a cynical political strategy of lending voice to the collective ignorance of the Republican rank and file. Ted Cruz is unfit to run for president.

Sen. Cruz also has virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination, which is why his big announcement tomorrow that is running for president is generating so little buzz with a corporate media that normally trips over itself to breathlessly cover Republicans. The recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed that the only candidate less popular than Ted Cruz with “values voters” was Chris Christie.

Cruz is disliked on both the Republican and Democratic sides of the aisle. His most noteworthy accomplishment in the Senate was the government shutdown. Cruz doesn’t have a natural constituency among Republican primary voters, and he will struggle to raise money. Cruz’s campaign looks like an exercise in egoism, and Jerry Brown was completely correct about his fitness for office.

49 Replies to “Jerry Brown Rips Ted Cruz A New One While Calling Him Unfit To Run For President”

  1. Hey, all about fair play so if he has a foreign born father will the media question his birthright to be President like they did with Obama?

    Will Democrats put the republicans on the spot to explain why he is qualified when for 6 years all he heard was birther bullshit? I wont hold my breath

  2. irrelevant where his father was born,ted himself was born in Alberta,Canada so that is why he is ineligible!!!!!!!!

  3. Cruz is not the only one unfit to be President. Nobody in the current GOP is fit to be POTUS. As Brown pointed out, they have built a reputable on the national level by lying to the Republican base, because they prefer lies over truth.
    If Cruz or any of them became POTUS, they would have to deal with our Allies. Can you imagine how the Prez would look on the International stage? It would be an embarrassment to the USA!

  4. Ted Cruz himself was born in Canada: Rafael Edward Cruz
    December 22, 1970 (age 44)
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Inelligible to be Prsident of the US [WINK]

  5. Serious question. Since they question the Presidents religious beliefs shouldn’t Raphael beliefs be questioned?

    Ted Cruz is a fanatical Dominionist, a Seven Mountains apocalyptic theocrat and a future Ayatollah.
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/dominionism-and-religious-right-merger-complete

    Religious Right have now openly embraced Seven Mountains Dominionist theology, which is described thusly:

    First, human beings are blessed by God. Secondly, these blessed human beings are given a mandate to take dominion of the earth for the purpose of blessing it. … The first advent of Christ was for the purpose of creating a blessed seed upon the earth – the church. The second coming of Jesus will take place after this blessed seed has completed the Dominion Process upon the earth by making disciples of all nations.

  6. Actually all of the TP/GOP members would not even qualify to be the local dog catcher. This is based upon their numerous inept attempts to accomplish anything. They also could never stand the stress of actually having to report for duty and work a full 8 hours a day for 5 days a week.

  7. SOURCE: Section 301(g), The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Pub.L. 82–414, 66 Stat. 163, enacted June 27, 1952), also known as the McCarran–Walter Act

    Birth abroad to one citizen and one alien parent in wedlock:

    For persons born between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true:
    1. The person’s parents were married at the time of birth
    2. One of the person’s parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born
    3. The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child’s birth;
    4. A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent’s 14th birthday.

    He’s an American citizen, but he won’t get the nomination.

  8. Any candidate that; took the Bush administration up to the Supreme Court and won; is despised by Senator McCain and the Republican establishment which is complicit in betraying the people they supposedly work for has my vote! Cruz 2016!!!!

    Cruz was born in 1970 so the laws that apply for his citizenship at the time were:

    For persons born between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true:[10]

    1) The person’s parents were married at the time of birth

    2) One of the person’s parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born

    3) The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child’s birth

    4) A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent’s 14th birthday.

    #1 – According to National Review article dated August 28th, 2013;

    ” They married, moved to Calgary, Alberta, and in late 1970 had their first and only child, Rafael Edward Cruz.”

    #2 -…

  9. No one is arguing whether he is a citizen, the question is, is he a natural born citizen? This is not defined to answer the question at hand. So it is not clear whether he is actually eligible or not.

  10. “Any candidate that…is despised by…the Republican establishment which is complicit in betraying the people they supposedly work”

    And what, exactly, is it that you Neo-Confederates voted for in your anti-United States candidates? Treason against these United States by trying to destroy it from the inside out? Because, honestly, you dimwit traitors appear to approve of the most laziest, non-productive House and Senate in U.S. history which can only mean, you want to destroy the United States of America – the one our Founding Father’s have envisioned her to be (you do know they were Liberals, right? Right?!)which makes you and your ilk traitors of America (and Confederate sore-losers to boot).

    How does that make you feel? Proud?

  11. @Jinmichigan,

    That’s exactly right. It’s still unclear if a U.S. born citizen, a child born on foreign soil, is eligible to be President of the United States.

    It’s still a little murky there.

    At least McCain, although not born within the fifty States, was born on U.S. soil, but Teddy Cruz was born in Canada, not U.S. soil by any stretch of propaganda masters’ imagination.

    So I hope our M$M propaganda machine will give Ted Cruz’s birth certificate and eligibility the same scrutiny as they had given President Obama. Dollars to donuts, Fox “News” Channel won’t. They’re, after all, a tabloid cable channel, not a real news channel.

  12. Governor Brown is correct about Raphael.
    Governor Brown has done wonders for California, considering what a MESS we were in

    California sees reserves growing more than $4 billion over two years
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-california-budget-idUSKCN0J32CT20141119
    California’s debt was caused by years of republican borrow and spend beginning with governor Reagan’s trickle-down scheme.
    With Surplus in Hand, California Eyes Debt
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/with-surplus-in-hand-california-eyes-debt.html

    A more golden state: California tops nation in job growth
    “It’s by far the best in the nation,” said economist Stephen Levy, director of the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto. “There is no question that we slid into a deep hole and this is a slow recovery. But Southern California and the state are now both outpacing the nation.
    http://www.dailynews.com/business/20140919/a-more-golden-state-california-tops-n

  13. California agriculture is 2% of our economy GDP, but 80% of the water use. Farmers with senior water rights will just keep using all the water they own. Farmers without water rights pay hundreds of thousands to drill well to get to water that is millions of years old (i.e. it will take a million years to replenish). The water WILL run out, but they don’t care. In fact, we export almonds and even export hay to feed cows in other countries. Just watch this video to find out how much water goes into your food. Then you’ll realizing that your long showers are NOT the problem.
    Here’s how much water goes into making your food
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw6JkpiMzeY

    Nation’s largest ocean desalination plant goes up near San Diego; Future of the California coast?
    http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25859513/nations-largest-ocean-desalination-plant-goes-up-near

  14. California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds
    The state is the top contributor to nationwide manufacturing output, responsible for 11.4% of U.S. production, compared with 10% from Texas
    http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-california-manufacturing-output-employment-20140715-story.html

    Five Things to Know About California’s Historic Step to Limit Carbon Pollution from Transportation Fuels
    http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ajackson/five_things_to_know_about_cali.html

  15. I traveled a lot during the GW Bush administration and my foreign friends and colleagues could not believe America was stupid enough to elect GW. He was and is an embarrassment and worse damn near destroyed with American and world economy.

  16. As a Democrat I would love to see Cruz be the Republican nominee…but I doubt that he will make it out of the primary. He is a crackpot, although here in Texas he seems to be a hero.

  17. GMO fuel mandate waiver can reduce ethanol ground water impact.

    Fuel alcohol generates an increase in ground level ozone and pm

    AB 32 (Pavley) climate law performance and children health can improve with a AB 23 alcohol mandate waiver.

    Motorists want a fuel mandate option to improve environment for the children, a prevent pollution choice.

  18. Dubya “won” the election through fraud and was backed by SCOTUS. Neither one of his “wins” was legit in my eyes. He comes from a political family whose patriarchs over time have consistently played dirty to insure victory. It was no different when Dubya agreed to be Cheney’s puppet.

  19. I see Governor Moonbeam hasn’t mellowed with age. :) Love it.

    Meant this to be a separate entry, not as a response to Brian.

  20. Quote correction: It’s “oxides of nitrogen,” not “oxides, and nitrogen” (Jerry Brown said it correctly).

  21. The only one in the whole field of possible Republican candidates is Jeb Bush and we DO NOT want another Bush in office. Cruz is on an ego trip and knows he has no chance at being President of The US. He does have a good chance at being president of the liars club though. It would be a tough race between him and John Levitt’s character on SNL.

  22. I wonder why Cruz is holding his coming-out party at a bible-thumping bastion like Liberty U. in Virginia?
    Home of his base now or could it be he isn’t so popular in his home state of Texas?
    I doubt they’d be filling the streets in Houston.

  23. well uslaw, does dear teddy fit into all those requirements? It has never been proven his Mother was a resident of this country for ten years before his birth, Nor proven his parents were married before his birth….In fact, [people do not know where she is….does she even exist?
    Come on teddy,now is the time to prove your right to even run….

  24. During the nomination process over there in the Republican Tent, Cruz will not survive the scrutiny and debates (although he is good at debating). But his warts will be exposed and THEN his Republican base and the Republican voters will say: NAH! He goes home and sulks. His ego bruised, his mouth shuts up and his influence wanes. Thrown into the dump truck as a washed up, loser wannabe President.

  25. What about the media? They were the ones to fan the nonsense and the excuse people were talking about it is utter bullshit. People talk about chemtrails when was the last tie that led off the news?

  26. But we didn’t elect him, Brian,he stole the election from Gore thanks to some help from his brother and the SCOTUS.

  27. Here’s my question:

    He may be a citizen, but is he considered to be a “natural-born” citizen? Because if the circumstances of his birth only makes him a “naturalized” citizen, then he can’t run.

    You have to be a natural-born citizen to run.

  28. He held it at “Liberty”U because attendance was mandatory for the students & he got a ready made audience of 10,000. They get fined $10.00 for nonattendance. No Liberty at Liberty U.

  29. Francie,
    I was reading posts about Cruz being a natural born citizen or not and it occurred to me that first, there is nothing natural about him – and that he wasn’t even qualified to be called human. Then I read your post and I just gotta say, fine minds think alike! (:

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