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

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 Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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