ROCK RAPIDS, IOWA – Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says ‘bad actors’ like North Korea will only get worse under the Obama administration.
Responding to questions Wednesday about North Korea’s announcement that it tested a hydrogen bomb, Cruz likened the state of the world under the Obama administration to the Nobel Prize-winning novel “Lord of the Flies,” in which children who try to govern themselves turn on each other, with a disastrous end.
“For the remainder of President Obama’s term, we are essentially in a Hobbesian state of nature, like Lord of the Flies,” he said. “Every bad actor on Earth has taken the measure of the man Barack Obama and determined there are no consequences, there is no price to be paid. So, what North Korea did is just the beginning.”