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Ted Cruz Takes on Islamic Terrorism in a Powerful Ad


But first, a little history for our younger readers. In the 1980s Democrats were in denial about the Russian threat. Reagan ran an ad about the “Bear in the Woods,” the clear reference at the time was to the Russian Bear. And, of course, the Democrats who couldn’t see the bear or thought he was tame.

Which brings us to Ted Cruz and his scorpion. The text “Scorpion” is a line-by-line homage to the Reagan spot, evoking the threat of the Middle East terrorism rather than the Cold War-era of Soviet Union, which the Reagan ad symbolized.

I like the cowboy boots at the end. Now let’s see if Ted Cruz can get some traction.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.


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