They’re coming to kill you, America.
Dirty bombs. Cyberattacks. Electromagnetic pulses.
Dodd and Frank.
“Strong, powerful young men.”
Between skirmishes over Ted Cruz’s eligibility, Donald Trump’s legal authority, Hillary Clinton’s credibility, Chris Christie’s RINOism, Bernie Sanders’s socialism, and Barack Obama’s patriotism, the GOP presidential field tried Thursday night to scare the hell out of America.
Taking advantage of laissez-faire moderators in their sixth debate, the GOP’s top seven presidential candidates spouted talking points that ranged from warmongering to weird.
Sen. Ted Cruz set the tone by ducking an opening question on the economy to denounce Obama for Iran’s seizure of 10 U.S. sailors who apparently breached Tehran’s territorial waters. The sailors were quickly released after being held at gunpoint. One of the men apologized in an Iranian propaganda video.
If he is elected, Cruz declared, no American serviceman would be forced to his knees, and any country that tried would feel “the full force and fury of the United States.”
The crowd roared in approval, but even his supporters should consider the Cruz Doctrine: The U.S. will go to war against any nation that briefly detains U.S. military personnel who breach that nation’s territory.