The media and the left are obsessed with “gotcha” journalism when it comes to the conservative candidates in the Presidential field. Another example of this reared its ugly head on Tuesday, when while Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was on the campaign stump in Beaumont, TX, and was hounded by a local reporter on the issue of gay marriage. After repeated questioning, the Senator finally responded by turning the tables on the reporter and wondering why the media was so sex-obsessed.
It’s vintage Ted Cruz and it’s a perfect response to an unfair line of questioning.
“Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex?”
“Do you have a personal animosity against Christians sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject.”
Senator Ted Cruz: Let me ask a question: Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? Okay, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you’re reading questions from MSNBC…
You’re wincing. You don’t want to talk about foreign policy. I recognize you want to ask another question about gay rights. Well, you know. ISIS is executing homosexuals. You want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals. That ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.
Reporter: Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?
Senator Ted Cruz: Do you have a personal animosity against Christians sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.