It's clear that Cruz's intelligence is marking him for media harassment. Former Newsweek Washington bureau chief Evan Thomas spoke for the journalistic masses: "You need to watch this guy, because there are a lot of demagogues out there, but not that many who are that smart. He is really, really smart, and that makes him potentially dangerous."
Liberals are far more comfortable with Republican leaders they can define as dimwits -- like that Harvard MBA, George W. Bush. They champion liberal politicians with mediocre college grades like Al Gore with honorifics, such as "The Thinking Man's Thinking Man." Ted Cruz upsets their liberals-are-smarter apple cart.
The media's Republicans In Name Only aren't fans, either. The New York Times columnist David Brooks -- the pseudo-conservative who fraudulently purports to represent the Right on both PBS and NPR -- declared that when you mention Cruz to other senators, "you just get titanic oceans of eye-rolling, because you're a freshman, you don't go in and take over hearings." Cruz is supposed to go along to get along, learn his place, "grow in office" and join the establishment. Brooks strangely added: "It doesn't help that he has a face that looks a little like Joe McCarthy actually."
Liberals have repeatedly linked Cruz to McCarthy after the New Yorker savaged Cruz because he said in a 2010 speech to a conservative crowd that Barack Obama "would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School" because "there were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than communists! There was one Republican. But there were 12 who would say they were Marxists."
The New Yorker's star witness against Cruz was "Republican" Harvard Law professor Charles Fried, who claimed he was one of four "out" Republicans on staff. Fried is an Obama supporter who recently donated $250 to elect liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Despite the media harassment, Ted Cruz is kicking tail and taking names. The Washington Post notes that his reaction to all the criticism can be summed up as "Lovin' it!" He is one member of Congress I'd like every other Republican to emulate. How crazy could that make the media elite?