Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. The charge that he’s the new McCarthy is something of a compliment from liberals. It means they don’t like him, can’t really explain why, and need to demonize him instead. In other words, he must be doing something right.
For conservatives, the comparison to Obama probably stings more than the McCarthyite smear.
But think about it. Both men have impeccable educational credentials….
Both landed in the U.S. Senate, running with larger ambitions in mind and promising to be unstinting champions of their party’s principles. Moreover, both grasp that historically the Senate whittles away presidential timber.