RUSH: Robert B. Reich produced a video. Robert B. Reichhhh, a former contributor on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, labor secretary for Bill Clinton, produced a YouTube video explaining why Ted Cruz is more dangerous than Donald Trump. They’re both disasters, but Ted Cruz as an absolutely horror, the worst possible thing that could happen to in the United States of America.
REICH: Four Reasons Ted Cruz is Even More Dangerous than Donald Trump — Cruz is more fanatical. Sure, Trump is a bully and bigot, but he doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd Amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns. He doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of Obamacare, and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution. Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power.
But Cruz has spent much of his life embracing radical right economic and political views. Number three, Cruz is more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. He plays the long game, as he’s shown in Iowa. And, fourth and finally, Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots. Not Cruz. He’s repeatedly led Republicans toward fiscal cliffs. In the fall of 2013, his opposition to Obamacare led in a significant way to the shutdown of the federal government. Both men would be disasters for America, but Ted Cruz would be the larger disaster.
RUSH: That just may be the best endorsement Ted Cruz has received yet. Now, in that video — that’s the audio — in that video, labor secretary, former secretary Reichhhh is drawing on a white board, as though he’s a professor in a classroom, which he never was a professor. He was a — oh, what’s the word? He was never a full-fledged professor. He was a — not adjunct. No, no, no. Dr. Sowell is gonna kill me. The word’s right on the tip of my tongue. It’s a step down from professor. It’ll come to me during the break here. But, anyway, he’s drawing, illustrating what he’s talking about on a white board with all kinds of diagrams with people going over cliffs and stuff when he talks about that.
Anyway, we’ve broken that up into the four reasons why Cruz will be an absolute disaster. Trump? Ah, Trump’s a joke. Ah, Trump, we can work with. Trump doesn’t care. At the end of the day Trump just wants to be famous. He wants to be famous, he wants to hang with big shots, we can give him that. But this Cruz guy, now, Cruz, that’s somebody that would give us real problems. That’s what Reichhhh is saying.
RUSH: Lecturer is the word. Dr. Sowell told me that Robert B. Reichhhh was never a full professor at Harvard or anywhere else. And, by the way, I pronounce his name Reichhhh because when he was on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, he’d come in there once or twice a week and do a sixty minute commentary, video commentary, and at the end of it his signature signoff was (imitating Reich), “And I am Robert B. Reichhhh.” I said, okay, I’ve never heard it pronounced that way, but I get it. And as a nationally known mimic, in order to mimic somebody, you have to exaggerate them. It’s one of my favorites.