Ted Cruz: As Abrasive and Arrogant in College as Now

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Aspergers?
Ted Cruz, the id of the Tea Party, is nobody's dummy, academically speaking. Cruz is a double-Ivy grad, who went to Princeton for his undergraduate degree and law school at the venerable Harvard. When the Daily Beast undertook to discover what Cruz was like at Princeton, it reported:

several fellow classmates who asked that their names not be used described the young Cruz with words like "abrasive," "intense," "strident," "crank," and "arrogant." Four independently offered the word "creepy," with some pointing to Cruz's habit of donning a paisley bathrobe and walking to the opposite end of their dorm's hallway where the female students lived.

So, he had some issues at Princeton -- book smart, but not street smart. Maybe when he entered Harvard Law School (1992-1995), he was a little older, wiser and more polished in his social graces. Perhaps not:

He made a lasting impression as someone both arrogant and pretentious, as well as someone unwilling to yield or compromise.

But he was also universally respected for his intellect, described by friend and foe alike as brilliant but with a hard edge.

But wait, it gets better; this anecdote is amazing:

As they were entering their second year in law school, Melissa Hart agreed to give Cruz a ride from New York, where Cruz was at the end of the summer, back to Cambridge. She didn't know him well, but he sought her out after she had been given a prestigious award for first-year students.

"We hadn't left Manhattan before he asked my IQ," Hart said. "When I told him I didn't know, he asked, 'Well, what's your SAT score? That's closely coordinated with your IQ.' "

"It went from, 'Nice guy,' " she said, "to 'uh-oh.' "

A former roommate told the magazine GQ recently that Cruz preferred to study only with graduates of Harvard, Princeton, or Yale, dismissing the rest as "the minor Ivies."

It is not difficult to see why many in his own party dislike him (John McCain called him a "wacko bird"). And we have all known a guy like Cruz (they're almost always men for some reason), a person who is simply too smart for his own good, whose social graces border on Aspergers. This is why Cruz can be successful in a deep red state like Texas, but will never be successfully nationally: can you imagine Cruz on the campaign trail in Iowa or New Hampshire? The first time he's challenged by a voter, his arrogant dismissiveness will jump out and the cable news channels will crucify him. In the meantime, he's a blogger's dream.

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angelnova
angelnova

Whoever wrote... ahh , you are just scared of Ted.  He is our man for 2016 !


I_Bite
I_Bite

Funny how the mere mention of his name sends the typical petty leftist into a hissy fit. haha

Keep up the good work, Ted!

Langley82
Langley82

Show off then, show off now, what my dad once upon a time called a 'showboat' and 'tap-dancer'. He will soon earn his 'just rewards', to play on the cliche that Ted Cruz is becoming, and has always been. As Bush pere once uttered in his classic mangled fashion: 'it is a terrible thing to lose one's mind'.

SoSezYou
SoSezYou

This person is as phony as a three dollar bill. He is certainly NOT in government to provide service to Americans, but instead is using his Senator's seat as a national launching pad for his soon to be coming line of rightwing hate books and accompanying $400,000 per session speaking tours. He envisions the great rightwing media world where you get to say whatever you please without any responsibility. The only position he would accept would be dictator. 

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

........thanks for reminding me what <b> V O M I T </B>  tastes like!

Puller58
Puller58 topcommenter

He's certainly not "street smart."  Dumb enough to go on Leno's show and try to pretend he didn't support the shutdown.  He'll be the Rick Santorum of the 2016 campaign for President.

katia
katia

@I_Bite  

More like a laughing fit...keep up the laughs Ted!

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

@Puller58 

Cant wait to see him get chewed into tiny bits.  Hes another Rick Perry...a BIG COMEDY HOUR


Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

@DontCry @Schitt.C.Rumpney 


LAWD NAW! But i sure as hell love me some serving a hot pot of it to You every day! And you LIKE it! Just like u like my "namesake"

DontCry
DontCry

@katia  how much of a raise did you get with your new promotion at Wendy's? I'll bet you won;t have to work the drive thru window anymore. Congrats!!

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

@DontCry @Schitt.C.Rumpney 


You STOOOPID <B>B a t c h</>, i forgot, hillbillies dont know what a "hot link" is...."yawl" think irs somethn yenz daddy and brother "give" you every night.

Hows that for speaking 'redneck' ,you know, YOUR dialeck since you cant speak or understand english.

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

@DontCry 

You MUST have me mistaken as an inbred republicant.  Sorry, that's what "yawl" do.....or spawn....and...please dont.

DontCry
DontCry

@Schitt.C.Rumpney  Please don't breed. Thanks.

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