A girl in Washington, D.C., apparently thought that it would be funny to tell Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) that “Socialism will win.” Cruz, a staunch Capitalist, immediately dropped a four-word truth bomb on the misguided liberal. She wasn’t laughing anymore after he schooled her.
Margaret McLaughlin was at a Washington, D.C., movie theatre on Monday, when she spotted Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was there to catch a flick with his wife Heidi and their daughters. McLaughlin – who, unbeknownst to Cruz, is the chairwomen of the Metro D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – approached the senator for a photo opportunity.
When a woman asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a picture with him, he was more than happy to oblige. She then asked him to say something he could not bring himself to say. The video of the encounter has since gone viral.
As they got close for the picture and extended New Year’s greetings, the woman then said to Cruz, “Say ‘Socialism will win.’”
With a smile on his face, Cruz responded, “It’s not going to.”
“Socialism is going to win,” the woman then said to the camera. [Source: IJR]
McLaughlin apparently thought that it would be funny to try to get Cruz to say that “Socialism will win,” but her pathetic stunt was short-lived. Without even skipping a beat, Cruz brought the budding Socialist back to reality by saying, “It’s not going to.”
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— marge (@peg_mclaugh) January 1, 2018
Ironically, on the very same day which this video of McLaughlin and Cruz surfaced, new poll numbers were released which show Cruz a full eighteen points ahead of his liberal challenger in the Texas Senate race. Apparently, socialism is not winning in Texas; Capitalism is.
Cruz leads O’Rourke, 52 to 34 percent, in a survey conducted by WPA Intelligence, which is led by a Cruz adviser. Thirteen percent of likely voters are undecided.
O’Rourke, who has served in Congress since 2013, officially filed to run in late November and has been a prolific fundraiser. While he’s gained a number of endorsements from progressive groups, he’ll have a tough battle in a state no Democrat has won a Senate seat in since 1988.
According to the internal poll, O’Rourke struggles with name recognition compared to Cruz. Of those likely voters polled, only 32 percent have heard of O’Rourke. Meanwhile, 99 percent know Cruz, who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.
Cruz has a favorability rating of 50 percent, while 42 percent said they view him unfavorably. Of those who have heard of O’Rourke, 14 percent view him favorably and 7 percent view him unfavorably. [Source: The Hill]
Ted Cruz has been outspoken in his opposition to Socialist ideals, even admonishing his own party for not doing a better job at educating the next generation on the perils of Socialism.
“We’re doing a horrible job, and by ‘we’ I mean conservatives, Republicans, free marketers — anyone who believes in liberty is doing a horrible job if half of [the] young people think socialism is a good idea,” Cruz was quoted by Politico as saying.
“Socialism has been an abject failure across the face of the globe, millions have suffered under socialism, and yet we’re not doing an effective job communicating that,” added the Texas Senator.
As we turn the page on a brand new year, many things remain to be seen regarding what will unfold in 2018. However, one thing is for certain: Socialism will not win – not in America and not in any of the countries around the world which have been dumb enough to give it a try.