I think it’s official: Ted Cruz has dethroned the Queen of Ignorance, Sarah Palin, as the person in politics I simply cannot stomach the most. His comments before, during and after the government shutdown have been nothing short of pure insanity.
This man, who gave speeches saying that the government should be shut down rather than fund “Obamacare,” now denies that he ever pushed for a government shutdown.
Are you kidding me?
Yes, he actually claims he never wanted a shutdown, Democrats and President Obama did. They refused to negotiate with Republicans.
I don’t how many times I have to say it — President Obama and Democrats didn’t need to negotiate with Republicans. They had a deal in place to keep the government open. It was Speaker of the House John Boehner who flat out wouldn’t let the House of Representatives vote on the Senate’s clean continuing resolution, which would have passed in the House and been signed by the president.
It makes absolutely no sense, and defies all logic, to believe that two-thirds of our government should be forced to negotiate with a small minority of Congress who wanted to hold our government hostage. And this wasn’t just Democrats and President Obama who called this shutdown foolish, quite a few Republicans said the exact same thing.
Now this delusional sociopath has the nerve to stand there and say he never wanted this shutdown? That he’s “listening to the American people?”
Who are these Americans exactly? Not the majority, that’s for damn sure. Almost every poll indicated that Americans overwhelmingly opposed shutting down the government to try to defund or delay “Obamacare.” Heck, most Americans oppose any effort to repeal the law altogether.
Then factor in the fact that last November, President Obama was easily re-elected, with Democrats also gaining more seats in Congress — exactly which Americans is Ted Cruz listening to besides the radical far-right conservatives? Because it sure isn’t the majority.
And while he denies pushing for a shutdown, he also said that he “would do anything” and will “continue to do anything” to stop “Obamacare.” He is absolutely obsessed with the health care law that stands zero chance at being defunded, delayed or repealed while Barack Obama is president.
Then again, the right-wing ignorance toward “Obamacare” is the easiest way he can to pander to tea party Republicans. And that’s really all he cares about. It isn’t helping Americans or governing that he cares about — this whole run of idiocy by Ted Cruz is nothing more than his move to solidify his stance in the hearts of the tea party as their “go-to guy.” He hopes that by doing that, he’ll land himself the GOP nomination in 2016.
Because reality is he doesn’t care about anyone but himself. In his warped mind, what he continues to do is justified because the end results seem to be benefiting him. He would rather see this country burned to the ground ff it meant he would benefit in some way. And the worst part is, he’s successfully manipulated millions of Americans to actually buy into this dangerous rhetoric.
Well, the whole tea party has bought into this propaganda, but now they have a “superstar” emerging to fight their insane battles.
Ted Cruz has convinced millions of tea party Republicans the reason that others within the GOP seem to loathe him and won’t stand with him (you know, more established Republicans) is because they are part of the problem. He believes he’s part of the new wave of “true conservatism” that isn’t represented by these established “Washington elitists.”
Which is ironic for a man who went to Ivy league schools to talk of others as “elitists.”
But when I watch Ted Cruz, all I see is a man who simply lives in a fantasy world. He sits there, blatantly lying to the American people, seemingly oblivious to any factual information that contradicts what he’s saying.
Whenever a reporter tells him that the majority of the American people, according to most polls, don’t support the shutdown — he’ll say things like the shutdown wasn’t his idea. Even though he staged a fake filibuster where he essentially advocated closing the government to defeat “Obamacare.”
When he says his worn out line about representing the “American people” against “Obamacare,” and a reporter points out that polls actually indicate the opposite of what he’s claiming, it has no impact. He simply continues to repeat the same lines which seem to only represent the delusional reality that exists in his head and the minds of tea party Republicans.
Then when it’s brought up how even members of his own party say he needs to give up the fight because it stands zero chance at being successful, and they will not shut down the government again come January, he sits there and continues to insist that somehow “Obamacare” will be defeated.
Hell, he even claimed that the move by some Republicans to “let the law fail on its own” is something he simply won’t do because he can’t sit by and allow the law to continue to “hurt Americans.”
Yet, he had absolutely no problem hurting thousands of Americans by pushing for a pointless government shutdown that had no chance at reaching his unobtainable goal.
This man is sick in the head—period. He’s radical, he’s dangerous and he’s shown (without remorse) that his own interests are the only thing he cares about.
He doesn’t care about our government, Americans or even his own party—he only cares about himself. And like I said his only goal in the Senate is to elevate his name over these next few years with tea party Republicans in the hopes that by doing so, he’ll win the GOP nomination for president. And if he has to try to destroy this country to do so, that seems to be perfectly fine with him.
After all, why shouldn’t he? It seems the more he lies, the more he deceives, the more he manipulates and the more radical he becomes—the more tea party Republicans adore him.
The fact that he’s a sociopath doesn’t matter to them. Because at the end of the day, a society of sociopaths is exactly what the tea party wants to create.Click here for reuse options!
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