It is apparent by his speech at the Value Voter’s Summit on Friday morning, that Senator Ted Cruz has not been paying attention to the polls. In his attempt to woo his obviously brain-dead constituents, the Tea Party faithful, he may have overshot a bit. Instead of pumping up the crowd like an overactive rapper, he should have been apologizing and begging for forgiveness for his outlandish behavior. By all accounts, his outright lies and manipulations of fact are and have been conning the Republican Party and the American people. Living under the misconception that if you say something enough times it will eventually become true is not a very stand-up way to politic; though Cruz seems to live by this tainted philosophy.
Republicans have begun to distance themselves from Cruz. Rep. Devin Nunes, a California conservative Republican accused Senator Cruz on Monday of manipulating House Republicans into thinking that they could disassemble the healthcare reform law by forcing the government to shut down. In other words, Nunes blames Cruz for bullying his coequals into a hostage-situation against the American People.
A Rutgers University student, John Connelly, was misquoted by Cruz in an attempt to argue against the Affordable Care Act. Connelly told Ed Schultz, an MSNBC host, last Friday that Ted Cruz had taken his words and distorted them for the sake of argument. “It’s kind of shameful for him to act as if he is acting in the best interest of young folks, while pushing for his own agenda,” said Connelly of Cruz. On the Senate floor, Cruz made Connelly out to be a victim of the new health-care law, when in fact, the young student was talking about his struggle to find work in a still-conflicted job market.
In his interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley, Cruz outed his true character many times. Whether expressing that Obamacare can only really be stopped by “destroying the entire planet,” or by manipulating and scaring the American people with an ominous threat whining, “I don’t want my children and my children’s children to live in a world with Obamacare. And the best way to guarantee that is by destroying the world.” Crowley should have offered Cruz some cheese.
Senator Cruz has lied about the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, by claiming that more Americans have given up looking for jobs than actually have. He has lied about the vote for Obamacare in the House of Representatives, by stating that a large bipartisan majority had voted against the law. Cruz has lied about UPS employees going without insurance; and he has lied about Obama having granted exceptions to Obamacare, to all of the members of congress. The lie that was the most shocking was his claim that the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they would use federal powers to close church charities and hospitals, if the beliefs of the church were not changed. This outlandish deception should have caused his pants to catch fire, immediately.
The freshman Senator has no regard for the American People. As it stands, it is clear that he has no regard for his Republican peers either. A government shutdown is one thing but an actual default on the nation’s debt, would be a disaster in an entirely different solar system. When all of the blaming is done, the fingers all point in the direction of Ted Cruz. When we need someone on whom to focus our staggering anger, let us remember it was Ted Cruz who battled the hardest. Ted Cruz fought the most and deviously for nothing more than to shutdown the federal government. His reasons are still unclear. We can only wonder why he is so stubborn. Perhaps his intransigence is nothing more than showboating, to plan and plot his way out of freshman status, onto a national stage. Perhaps it is something more sinister. In any event, Ted Cruz has conned us; he mocks the very concept of “We the American People” as the foundation of our government; and he has manipulated members of his own Republican Party into playing his willing accomplices. Thanks, Senator Ted Cruz.
Written by: Amy Magness Whatley