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Ted Cruz is Too Radical To Be President

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One of the most disturbing developments of the 2016 Republican race for president has been Donald Trump's popularity among the most racist elements in American society.

The New Yorker, for example, had a lengthy piece over the summer detailing the excitement he has generated in the neo-Nazi movement.

But here's the thing, Trump isn't the only guy with crazy, and frankly, dangerous supporters.

The media doesn't talk about it as much, but Ted Cruz, Trump's closest competitor for Republican frontrunner status, has also won the backing of some downright terrifying people.

Take, for example, forced-pregnancy activist Troy Newman, who the Cruz campaign just tapped to head up its "pro-lifers for Cruz"

As the head of the radical male supremacist group Operation Rescue, Newman and his group straddle a very thin line between "activism" and what many consider domestic terrorism.

His organization harasses abortion providers
and their patients, and some its members have been involved in plots to blow up women's health clinics.

Newman himself has called for the murder of abortion doctors, says AIDS was a warning from God, and believes that drought is God's revenge for abortion.

Yes, he really believes that.

Seems like a great guy, huh?

Well, he's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ted Cruz's American Taliban-style supporters.

There's also Dick Black, who the Cruz campaign has appointed the co-chair of its Virginia campaign.

In addition to calling for the total outlaw of homosexuality, Black is also a rape truther.

Yes, a rape truther.

Back when he was a Virginia state delegate, Black openly questioned the existence of marital rape, something one of his opponents hammered him on in a campaign ad.

So in other words, as far as Dick Black is concerned, your wife is your sex slave and neither she nor the authorities can do anything about it.

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Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program on the Air America Radio Network, live noon-3 PM ET. His most recent books are "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight," "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights," "We The People," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle (more...)

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