For John, BLUF: Why does the Press excoriate the Right, but pamper the Left? Nothing to see here; just move along.
The New Yorker gives us "Can You “Imagine” Ted Cruz as President?", by Journalist John Cassidy. Mr Cassidy has already taken the campaign into the mud, or worse.
The conventional wisdom is that Cruz hasn’t got a chance, and, as far as the Presidency goes, it’s probably accurate. To many Americans, he is the uppity loudmouth...A US Senator is characterized as an uppity loudmouth. "Uppity"? Is Mr Cassidy just another racist?
Then there is this.
But if Cruz’s ultra-conservatism rules him out as a serious Presidential contender, it won’t necessarily work to his disadvantage in the Republican primaries, where his first goal is to distinguish himself from other right-wingers who are leading him in the polls, such as Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, and Ben Carson.Conservatives are "right-wingers" but later on in the article the left is referred to as "liberal Democrats". The only use of the word "left" in the article is
Then he asked the audience members, most of whom weren’t born when Reagan left office,…It is going to be a long, hard slog to November 2016 and people like Mr Cassidy are not going to make it any nicer.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff