A Breakdown of Ted Cruz’s Abysmal History of Repeated Lies

cruznocchioSenator Ted Cruz has quickly become the face of the “new” Republican party, particularly as it relates to the push against “Obamacare.”   There’s just one gigantic problem when it comes to Ted Cruz—he’s absolutely full of crap.

I decided to take a look at his track record with the popular fact-checking site Politifact and found the Texas senator has a horrific record when it comes to telling the truth.

Politifact has examined 21 statements Cruz has made and they’ve found exactly one (about 5%) to be “True.”

Do you want to know what that lone “True” statement was?  That our government has the right to regulate toilet seats.  Real “groundbreaking” truth being dished out by Senator Cruz on that accusation.

Also, of his 21 statements Politifact has fact-checked, only three were found to be “Mostly True.”  By the way, all three related to his campaign against David Dewhurst during his primary battle in Texas.

He also has four statements that were rated as “Half Truth.”  None of the four related to Obamacare.

So that leaves 13 of his 21 comments (about 62%) Politifact has fact-checked have received ratings anywhere between “Mostly False” to flat-out “Pants on Fire.”

Of those 13 statements proven to not be true according to Politifact, seven of them related to Obamacare.  Meaning that in his time in the Senate, and on his campaign to “defund Obamacare,” Politifact hasn’t found any of his “big statements” about Obamacare to be true.

Let that sink in for just a moment.  The leading Republican advocate against Obamacare hasn’t been found to have said one truthful meaningful statement about the health care law, out of seven statements that have been fact-checked.  In fact, an analysis of his statements only proves that when speaking about the health care law—he’s lying.

Which continues to beg the question, “If the law is so terrible, why do Republicans keep lying about it?”

Ted Cruz is a despicable human being, which is made evident by his 62% lie ratio and his grand total of one statement being rated as “True”—just one.  

The fact that Ted Cruz is so fiercely opposing Obamacare based on an argument that has proven itself to be built on lies, only goes to show just how wrong Republicans are about the law.  Because if senators like Ted Cruz had a legitimate argument against the Affordable Care Act then they wouldn’t have to be constantly lying about the law.

But this is just the beginning for Senator Cruz, as he hasn’t even been in the Senate for a full year.  I can only imagine how his Politifact file will look come this time next year.

Because I’m fairly certain his record for telling the truth won’t get any better.  In fact, I’m almost certain it’s only going to get worse.

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Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on both Twitter and Facebook. Have feedback, inquiries, criticism or hate mail? You can email him as well.


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  • Karen Fortier

    I have always known this azzwipe to be a liar, thanks for backing me up!!

  • Jason Haze


  • Dianne Hornick

    Obviously, there’s no IQ test for politicians in Texas…

    • Pipercat

      I’m sure he has a rather high IQ. What he lacks is EQ or the Ethical Quotient.

    • Sideswiper

      No alcohol or drug testing either.

    • Arturo Jacobo Saiz

      Nor is there a test for the Texas voter…..

      • Brett Tulloss

        Arturo, I’m a Texas voter, a life-long Democrat, I will gladly put my IQ up against yours any day, any time.

      • Arturo Jacobo Saiz


      • Arturo Jacobo Saiz

        What happened Brett? Can’t match or exceed142?

      • Darlene

        There is something called common sense. IQ without it is zero

  • louis

    these people are ruining our country! worse than that, they are ruining our children’s futures. What scares me more than this lying, drunken asshole, is the people that support him and the morons that vote for tea party members. they are the problem more-so than these crooked self serving politicians who are all in bed with big business!

    • CharlieSelf

      Got to agree.

  • Fuck U

    What did he lie about? I didn’t see you name one particular thing. How dare he stand against the imperial machine, what left wing propaganda garbage

    • Jeff Barber

      There obviously isn’t enough space to name them all. Find out yourself on Politifact.

    • useyourbrain

      There is a link in the second paragraph of the article.

      • disqus_6AeSbMRBY2

        Yeah, but finding actual PROOF is something that makes the rightwing nuts’ head hurt. Hey, F*** U, there is a link to his lies, or didn’t you actually READ the article? Of course, you didn’t. You read the title, and made up your mind based on that, and nothing else. Just like a typical republican.

    • surfjac

      If you don’t realize he’s lying, you’re not paying attention.

    • seaMo

      Do you have the googles on your interwebs, honey?

  • think before u speek

    Where is the evidence? A few examples would be nice. Stop being sheeple. A few facts to back this up. If your going to believe this i have a beach house in the desert for sale.

    • Thought before I spoke

      I would like to see that desert beach house before I buy it, unlike how you didnt bother to clink on the link provided to see the examples. Please dont ask for information already given in the article if you want to argue against it, because it only draws people to the actual evidence the author was quoting, further weakening your case.

      • Thought before I spoke

        Click* not clink.

      • Churchlady320

        The beach house is probably as substandard as the junk insurance the RW is whining you can no longer keep. Wise to demand an inspection!

    • Forward not backward

      He named his source stop being lazy and go read it.

    • seaMo

      Shut the fuck up, you sack of stupid.

  • Lucia Weinroth

    Is it me, or is it possible that Ted Cruz was cloned from Joe McCarthy’s nose?

    • Brett Tulloss

      I was thinking more his feces.

  • pennyroyal

    Rethugs on the floor of the House are drunk as they push their idiotic plans

  • Chris Evans

    It seems rather fitting that the only thing he didn’t lie about is toilet seats, what with all the shit he spews from his mouth.

  • 9thFloor

    If you like your plan, you’ll be able to keep it.

    • Churchlady320

      True for everyone but the 5% of private market buyers that STATES allowed to purchase SUBSTANDARD policies. No one realized anyone would be THAT dumb to market totally JUNK insurance with state blessings. So it’s not being cancelled – it’s being Recalled as we do with ALL bad products that cause harm. But all of us with GOOD insurance are fine. No lie. GREAT deceit by insurance corporations!

  • Just Thinking

    Who said “To piss off a republican, tell him a lie – to piss off a democrat, tell him the truth” Smart person

  • Churchlady320

    ..and Politifact is NOT a reliable source meaning what is “partly true” probably isn’t.

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