Comment: Relativism versus absolutism: There's a big difference.

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Relativism versus absolutism: There's a big difference.

Machiavelli: The end justifies the means
In other words: to make an omelet, you gotta break a few eggs.

Cruz is a relativist & Mandela was a relativist. They believe the above phrases as the truth, their truth, because they both have long-term agendas. Mandela's relativism was to kill some people earlier to save more later on. The last time I checked, there is no statute of limitations for murder. Cruz's relativism is to look presidential now and use that political capital later on. Cruz attends an international event to appear presidential, and by his walking-out gesture, he just won the state of Florida. Only 49 more states to go. By contrast, Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro because he has no more elections to win (hopefully, not) and he will shake anyone's hand these days who is willing to do so rather that bow to them. Obama has bowed-down eight times as POTUS,
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/20/obama-bowed-eigh...
and he won't be doing that anymore for the same reason that there are no more elections to win.