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Ted Cruz: 2012 ‘fear-mongering’ is ‘a long, long way from hope and change’ [VIDEO]

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      Paul Conner

      Paul Conner is Deputy Editor with The Daily Caller. Previously, he was a contributing writer for four years with The Greenville News covering high school sports in Upstate South Carolina. A Palmetto State native, he is a graduate of North Greenville University.

Texas Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz said the Democratic Party has resorted to “fear mongering” and division instead of hope and change during the 2012 election season.

In a recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Cruz described the differences between the Democratic convention and the Republican convention, where he delivered a speech.

“It was really striking comparing the two conventions in Tampa and in Charlotte. In Tampa — every speaker in Tampa worked and tried to unify people, to bring us together on issues that unite us,” he said. “The Democrat strategy is to divide us. It’s to separate us into little groups and turn us against each other and scare everybody.”

Cruz slammed Vice President Joe Biden for telling a black audience more than a month ago that a Republican president would “put y’all back in chains.”

“To have the vice president fear mongering like that, it really is a long, long way from hope and change,” he lamented. “Just four years ago, this president ran a positive, optimistic campaign, and now they’re simply reduced to fear mongering.”

Cruz described how the diversity of speakers at the GOP convention demonstrated the party’s inclusiveness, but returned again to his view of Democratic divisiveness.

“There has been no convention in history that has been so unapologetically radical as the Democrat convention in Charlotte,” Cruz said.

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