An Alarming Breakdown Showing Just How Much Of A Liar Ted Cruz Really Is

ted-cruzI’ve done a couple of these types of articles where I’ve looked at just how dishonest Sen. Ted Cruz is based off his profile on the well respected and non-partisan fact-checking site Politifact. It’s not just that Cruz is dishonest, it’s that he almost seems completely impervious to the truth. You really can’t be as dishonest as he’s been over the last couple of years without either being a delusional pathological liar or someone who’s blatantly trying to lie to the American people.


While we all get things wrong from time to time or tell a lie every now and then, a normal human being doesn’t spew misinformation on an almost constant, daily basis. Yet that’s exactly what Cruz does.

As of now Politifact has checked a total of 47 statements from the Texas senator, a number that’s sure to skyrocket since he’s become a 2016 presidential candidate. Out of those 47 statements, only one has been rated as “True” – and it was about toilet seats.

When looking at his ratings for “Mostly False,” “False” and “Pants on Fire,” 32 of his 47 comments (or 69 percent) fall into one of these three categories. That means nearly 7 out of 10 comments made by Cruz that Politifact has investigated have been deemed to either be flat-out lies or have only contained a sliver of truth.

So, that means 31 percent of what he’s said has been true, right? Well, no.

In the other three categories, “True,” “Mostly True” and “Half True,” only 8 of the 47 (17 percent) fall into the True/Mostly True category.

To put it another way, 83 percent of the time Cruz is either lying or – at best telling a half truth.

But when you dig a bit deeper into these numbers, they tell an even more pathetic story.

When looking at the metrics where Cruz is actually being honest, all 8 out of 47 of them, only four have occurred since he was elected senator.

Oh, but it gets worse; three of the statements, while rated as “Mostly True,” are still highly misleading. In fact, while the comments themselves were deemed mostly factual, the context he was trying to use each statement in (all attacks on President Obama) were the parts that kept them from being rated 100 percent “True.”

Take for instance a statement he made in January of 2014 concerning the labor participation rate being the lowest it has been since 1978. He was obviously trying to imply that people have given up looking for work due to the “Obama economy.” And while Politifact did indeed rate the statement as “Mostly True,” they made sure to point out the inevitable aging of the baby boomer generation as one of the leading factors for why the labor participation rate is so low. Clearly that’s something which has nothing to do with President Obama’s economic policies.


Then there was a statement he made this past January where he talked about the top one percent earning more of our nation’s income than at any other time since 1928. That was also rated as “Mostly True,” but Cruz failed to mention that years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (otherwise known as the second half of Bush’s presidency and the consecutive years leading up to the worst economic crash since the Great Depression) were the worst years for income inequality since 1936.

And, as always, any time a Republicans feels the desire to mention how income inequality is a problem, I feel it’s my duty to point out how they’re admitting that trickle-down economics is a scam. If the rich are doing better than ever while the rest of us fall further and further behind, that’s indisputable proof that wealth does not “trickle down” and tax cuts for the rich have nothing to do with the economic prosperity for the rest of us.

His third “Mostly True” statement was made in February when he claimed that the Obama administration was refusing to directly arm the Kurds to fight ISIS in Iraq. That’s another statement which was mostly true because the weapons we’re sending to the Kurds must first go through the Iraqi government.

Now, why is that? Because U.N. regulations and international law say that’s how it works. It’s not the Obama administration “refusing” to send weapons directly to the Kurds – it’s called our president obeying international laws.

His fourth statement? It was just concerning how the president announced he was delaying the employer mandate. That’s not exactly groundbreaking factual information that anyone cares about.

So, to summarize all of this:

  • Politifact has found only 8 of 47 ( or 17 percent) of Ted Cruz’s statements to be deemed either “True” or “Mostly True.”
  • The lone “True” statement pertained to toilet seats.
  • Only 4 of the 7 “Mostly True” statements checked by Politifact happened since he became a senator.
  • Of those 4, three of them, while technically factual based on his wording, were contextually inaccurate.

To put it another way, Ted Cruz is one of the most dishonest politicians this country has ever seen.



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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  • Mike Hitchcock

    “without either being a delusional pathological liar or someone who’s blatantly trying to lie to the American people.”

    Cruz is nowhere near as dumb as his pronouncements make him out to be. Yes, he’s lying to the American people, but it’s lies they – or at least the portion of ‘they’ that will even contemplate voting for him – want to hear.

    We get the politicians we deserve.

    • suziel813

      no mike, we get what we deserve by following and voting for those that deceive us. we should be able to pick them out. cruz may not be dumb, but he is misleading, which shows him to be a cult like individual like the rest of his party. people should be able to see it, yet they put these guys/girls on a pedestal and give them major egos. most people are followers and do not want to work for their own better life. those of us that lead ourselves are true to ourselves. yes, the republican parties agenda is to pick up on the followers. they know how weak they are and they prey on that alone.just my opinion.

      • Mike Hitchcock

        I apologise if I gave the impression that my position disagrees with anything you said above.

      • I agree for the most part with the exception that people who vote for Cruz are being deceived for the most part.

        No they are not deceived.

        They know he’s lying and their fine with it, because they believe that all of politics is a game and all the politicians are telling lies.

        The only decision they feel they need to make is which pack of lies agrees best with their “gut instinct”.

        Giving the benefit of the doubt to such voters is the #1 reason why efforts to reach them almost always fail.

        If you disagree with them they see you as the fool, and an opponent.

        Rather than waste sympathy on them, it’d be far better tor realize that among the American voting public there some who are the worst among us, and should be treated accordingly making no excuses for their choices and calling them out in the most unforgiving terms not to change their ways, but to make it clear to the many who are not sure about the facts who the liars are.

      • marlip51

        Been looking in the mirror obviously, nanny nanny boo boo!!,,

      • Alan Higginbotham

        Cruz is misleading? I guess that depends on what the meaning of is is. Mabye it’s because he two email accounts instead of one like Billiary.

      • Annie Coffman

        And the Bush WH used two as well. That’s how 22 million emails disappeared.

      • Alan Higginbotham

        They have found the 22 million Bush e-mails. Write back when they find Billiarys’

      • Charlie Patin

        Alan, your use of that “flag” as your profile pic, tells me all I need to know about you. You’re a racist and a punk. Yes, I called you names. Anyone who uses that idiotic “flag” deserves to be called names. Same as if I used the Nazi flag as my profile. Screw you.

    • henryknox

      Could you please highlight some of the lies so we know what we are discussing?

      • Mike Hitchcock
      • henryknox

        Thanks for that. After going through the items I see that Politifacts twists through trying to claim the statements are false. They even claim statements are false that they admit weren’t made by Cruz but by his opponents. I now understand the bias of the web site and know not to trust what they say. While his statements sometimes may not technically be 100% accurate today, they represent trends and can be used for comparison purposes. I can say that I hardly ever hear 100% accurate statements from anybody.

      • Mike Hitchcock

        Well done for completely missing the point.

        “They even claim statements are false that they admit weren’t made by Cruz but by his opponents”

        EXACTLY! If someone mis-represents what Cruz says, that also get flagged up. In fact, a large number of the ‘pant on fire’ comments are lies told AGAINST Cruz – hardly the kind of thing a site would do if they were trying to put forward a bias.

        Read some of their other stuff – they are equally scathing about politicians of all stripe when they catch them lying. Not that we expect any politician to tell the entire truth. Just a little it more than Cruz does.

      • gingerpal

        Its easy to throw statistics around, how about a list of the “Lies” he told juxtaposed with the “Truth” so that we can judge for ourselves.

  • Mainah

    I’ve said it all along. He’s a sociopath, in my honest opinion. One with a touch of Messiah complex thanks to his Daddy. He’s dangerous. All sociopaths, eventually, come unspun.

    • henryknox

      I sure wish the article would have given examples of ‘false’ statements. It was odd that they only referenced the ‘true’ statements.

    • marlip51

      Better than you psychopaths….liberals, self absorbed whiny cry babies.

  • Pipercat

    My junior Senator is trying to litigate his way into the White House.

  • Jim Wiggin

    One of the most alarming things about Cruz’s dishonesty is how carefully he masks his education and professional activities in order to appear to be a run-of-the-mill yahoo who knows better than those East Coast, elite, Ivory Tower, intellectual snobs. Like cum laude undergrad from Princeton, magna cum laude from Harvard Law, having founded one law review and serving as editor on two others. After law school he took the prestigious route of serving as a law clerk for a Fourth Circuit federal appellate judge and then a year clerking for Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Supreme Court. He worked for a year or two with a large law firm before signing on with the Bush presidential campaign and then serving in the White House and then the Justice Department. He was then appointed to be Texas Attorney General for five years, where he presented 43 appellate oral arguments, including 9 to the United States Supreme Court, and having signed as author 70 Supreme Court briefs. Before running for Senate, he then spent 5 years as a partner at a huge international law firm, where he lead the firm’s Supreme Court appellate practice. In short, Cruz was one of the mostly highly trained and prestigiously appointed lawyers in th.e world before adopting his new role as a pandering right-wing clown

    • Eodsam

      all true except for the last statement. All those accolades are facts and far outweigh anything sanders or the liar Hillary have done…compared to Cruz the dems candidates are nothing more than undereducated control freaks with overinflated delusions of their self worth

      • Jim Wiggin

        I shouldn’t bother responding to this but can’t help it. I’m not sure what you say is incorrect about the last statement. Cruz got his start in national politics pretending to be a populist yokel and pandering for Tea Party votes. I don’t know how you can call Sanders and Clinton uneducated. Sanders has a degree in political science from the most prestigious university between the coasts has spent a lifetime in politics, including being a United States Senator, the highest office to which Cruz has been elected. Clinton graduated from Yale Law School–one of the top law schools in the country and arguably the most selective. She has been elected to the Senate by the people of New York and served as Secretary of State. Cruz not a control freak? Give me a break.

  • Epsilon_Center

    He embodies the term demagogue. He has gotten only one bill he wrote passed into law as a Senator. He is veracity challenged. But there are millions, yes, millions, who want him to be leader of the free world.

    • ShelleysLeg

      Not sure of his name recognition outside of Texas or DC……a lot of people have NO idea who is when shown his picture. I think he’s a huckster who is in it for the money. He could fleece a lot more sheep in business than he’d ever make in government.

  • Epsilon_Center

    Oh and getting the Cruz acolytes to explain why a Canadian born to a Cuban father is a Natural Born Citizen, but Obama is not is greatly entertaining.

    • catbyte

      Baggers certainly do twist themselves into interesting shapes trying to justify that one, lol.

      • PIERRE77L

        Why don’t you beat your meat to your future president and vice president. Ex-Cong. Anthony Weiner(facebook sex fiend) and Scrotum head Atty gen Eric Holder for Tandem “WEINER-HOLDER 2016”. YOU SUBHUMAN MONGREL !
        F-CK YOU !

      • catbyte

        I think it’s time to increase your dose of lithium, sweetheart. And the good news is that it’s now covered under Obamacare! 🙂

      • PIERRE77L

        Yeah It show’s what you really are PINKO ! Take some Qualludes and Crack cocaine. Probably the GREAT SWEATING BALLS OF CHINA WILL AGREE WITH YOU, P-SSY !

      • catbyte

        My, you baggers sure are sweet talkers. I’ll never date another liberal again after reading your romantic words, LOL. I can understand your frustration, because by the way you speak to women, the only date you’re able to get is with your right hand. You have a super day!

      • PIERRE77L

        What made you say I’m a liberal. That shows your confused. Forgot your meds again like Prozac, qualludes, oxy-cotton. Your the one who’s a LIBTARD. If I was a liberal I would have vote for OVOMIT and Joe”Bite Me ” Biden. So go beat your meat to those 2 subhuman idiots, or the SUBBIES from Subway restaurant.

      • Bill_Clement

        My God, you truly are an ignorant ass. I have a hemorrhoid which has more intellectual prowess than you. Probably more than your whole ignorant backwoods family.

      • PIERRE77L

        Oh really. I will send a surgeon to your house and have you hemmorhoids taken off without anesthesia. Your doctor is Booker T the wrestler and he will twist pull it off and shove it down your throat. So it will make you smarter subhuman troll.

      • donwalk

        Seven years now?

        1. More children in poverty now, than ever before in
        history.
        2. The largest gap between the “Haves” and the
        “Have Nots” in history.
        3. Fifty straight months of 45 million people on food
        stamps.
        4. The largest Islamist Caliphate in multiple centuries, all financed by the Obama Administration.
        5. The “Work Force Participation rate” reached the
        lowest level in the past 38 years. 93,770,000 were not in the American Labor Force in July. Yes, that is basically 93.8 million citizens not in the work force.
        6. Eighteen trillion (almost 19 trillion) in debt that will
        be passed on to your children and grandchildren – that is not only unethical, but it is criminal!
        7. Isolation of Israel, our #1 Ally and the Obama
        Administration partnering up with Iran, the #1 Terrorist promoting country in the world.
        8. Daily violence, promoted by Obama and the Democrats race war because it is the only way they can stay in power.
        9. Health care costs that are increasing at a faster rate than ever before.
        10. Unprotected borders allowing every criminal, disease bearing, drug dealing, terrorist promoting and entitlement seeking individual possible, to enter our country and inflict continued damage upon our
        children and grandchildren.
        11. Record tax revenue nearly every month for the past two years (or more) and still over spending by nearly half a trillion dollars for the current fiscal year.
        12. Sixty-three point four percent: Lowest percentage of homeowners since 1967.
        13. First Quarter GDP at .6%, after adjusting upward from a negative -.2%.
        14. Second Quarter GDP at 2.3%, below expectations and projections of 2.7%.
        15. U.S. labor costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest increase in 33 years. The Employment Cost Index edged up 0.2 percent, the smallest gain since the second quarter of 1982.
        16. Two Federal Health Agencies have now been identified as having purchased and spent at least $300,000 for aborted baby parts used in research. This Administration has turned the country into a reincarnated Nazi Party.

        That is just for starters!

      • donwalk

        Seven years now and what has the country received?

        1. More children in poverty now, than ever before in
        history.
        2. The largest gap between the “Haves” and the
        “Have Nots” in history.
        3. Fifty straight months of 45 million people on food
        stamps.
        4. The largest Islamist Caliphate in multiple centuries, all financed by the Obama Administration.
        5. The “Work Force Participation rate” reached the
        lowest level in the past 38 years. 93,770,000 were not in the American Labor Force in July. Yes, that is basically 93.8 million citizens not in the work force.
        6. Eighteen trillion (almost 19 trillion) in debt that will
        be passed on to your children and grandchildren – that is not only unethical, but it is criminal!
        7. Isolation of Israel, our #1 Ally and the Obama
        Administration partnering up with Iran, the #1 Terrorist promoting country in the world.
        8. Daily violence, promoted by Obama and the Democrats race war because it is the only way they can stay in power.
        9. Health care costs that are increasing at a faster rate than ever before.
        10. Unprotected borders allowing every criminal, disease bearing, drug dealing, terrorist promoting and entitlement seeking individual possible, to enter our country and inflict continued damage upon our children and grandchildren.
        11. Record tax revenue nearly every month for the past two years (or more) and still over spending by nearly half a trillion dollars for the current fiscal year.
        12. Sixty-three point four percent: Lowest percentage of homeowners since 1967.
        13. First Quarter GDP at .6%, after adjusting upward from a negative -.2%.
        14. Second Quarter GDP at 2.3%, below expectations and projections of 2.7%.
        15. U.S. labor costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest increase in 33 years. The Employment Cost Index edged up 0.2 percent, the smallest gain since the second quarter of 1982.
        16. Two Federal Health Agencies have now been identified as having purchased and spent at least $300,000 for aborted baby parts used in
        research. This Administration has turned the country into a reincarnated Nazi Party.

        That is just for starters!

      • Bill_Clement

        You, Sir are a flat-out liar. there is not a single factual statement in that drivel you posted. You need to learn how to lie better. At least post something that can’t be proven to be a lie with two clicks.

    • fredoandme

      he had a mother, you know. hard to believe that he wasn’t grown in a petri dish, ain’t it?
      his mother was (is?) an american citizen, hence he is one as well, albeit with dual citizenship, american and canadian which he relinquished.
      it isn’t that difficult to understand. we’ve been through all of this before. need we do it all over again.
      i mean, crudz is an awful person and not someone i would put in charge of our burned out matches, but, come on, don’t hang your hopes on something that doesn’t exist.

      • ShelleysLeg

        According to the Canadian officials he has NOT completed the paperwork required to sever his citizenship.

        And unless his mother resided in the US for a minimum of 10 years PRIOR to his birth, with 5 of them being after the age of 14, and provable with leases, school records, employment records, tax returns or utility bills in HER name, he is NOT eligible because of the clause that states these requirements.

        I have heard that he has said he does NOT have to provide this information and that we merely must ‘trust’ him on this.

        I trust him on NOTHING.

      • fredoandme

        well, neither do I.
        nonetheless, when the crudz family entered the u.s. to live, they would have had to establish credentials to prove what you’ve presented. the government has already accepted his citizenship, which is why he’s more than likely correct when he says he doesn’t have to prove anything. he already has.
        we need to drop this. a waste of time.

      • ShelleysLeg

        Nonsense. They weren’t running for anything when they emigrated from Canada…..maybe running FROM something though.

        His father didn’t even seek US citizenship until 2004 and Teddy boy had already been to Harvard by then.

        No one seeking asylum in the US is asked to establish credentials of that sort UNLESS they are only half American and trying to run for POTUS….look at the controversy of Romney’s father who WAS born of an American mother AND father in Mexico. He sure tucked tail on that one along with his other skeletons.

      • fredoandme

        okay. the proving took place in 2004.
        it’s a dry well. i suggest we drill somewhere else.

      • marlip51

        At least Cruz isn’t Muslim..lmao!

      • Charlie Patin

        And neither is Obama.

      • marlip51

        Funny as hell, someone saying Cruz can’t be trusted on his eligibility, bwaaahaaahaaaa, OBAMA is not eligible because he still can’t produce a valid birth certificate, of course they don’t have them for crawling out from under a rock in hell. Democrats amaze me with the name calling and throwing ignorance into every argument…your black pencil dick president will destroy this country along with his clone Hellary. I personally will laugh my ass off, when YALL wake up, with no benefits, no jobs and no future, maybe you can wipe Os ass.

      • henryknox

        Birthers?

      • Ellen H.

        I guess the governor of Hawaii producing the “long form” isn’t enough? Also, since Cruz is considered an American citizen since his mother was born in Delaware, then Obama is considered an American citizen since his mother was born in Kansas. The last time I checked, Kansas was part of the United States.

      • Charlie Patin

        Thanks, Ellen, but you’re wasting your time with people like marlip51. Their “minds” are closed. You could show a birth certificate for Obama signed by the whole Supreme Court and he wouldn’t believe you.

    • henryknox

      Actually Obama and Cruz were born to a mother that was an American citizen. His mother was born in Delaware. I guess that should put an end to the discussion. By the way John McCain was born in Panama.

      • Epsilon_Center

        Whose mother?

      • henryknox

        Cruz’s mother was born in Delaware.

      • Epsilon_Center

        that still does make him natural born since he was born in Canada and his father is cuban

      • henryknox

        Agree 100% that it does make him a natural born citizen. Just like Obama is a natural born citizen because his mother was a citizen born in this country.

      • Epsilon_Center

        Obama was born in America, Cruz was not. big difference.

      • henryknox

        Actually not. John McCain was born in Panama and he was allowed to run for President. The main problem we have is the misinterpretation of the 14th amendment that allows people to claim they are American simply because they are born here. If a visitor is born here and their parents are both citizens of Germany then the child should be German and not American.

      • Epsilon_Center

        Actually, McCain was born in the Canal Zone, which at the time, was US territory.

      • henryknox

        According to Politifacts (a noted left wing authority) The First Congress in 1790 established that children of U.S. citizens “born beyond the sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens”.

      • Ellen H.

        I find it interesting you consider Politifact a left wing authority since it rates politicians on both sides. If you are a regular reader of the site, Politifact, you can see that.

      • Bill_Clement

        Yes, but you have to be intelligent enough to realize what you’re reading for that to work.

      • Ellen H.

        Well, then hopefully you can gain some intelligence to realize what you’re reading so Politifact can work for you.

      • Ellen H.

        That’s true, you do.

      • Darrian

        Um yes they are they have duel citizenship…If you are born here regardless of parentage …

      • henryknox

        right, that is the problem. The 14th amendment was meant to edict that slaves born in this country would be granted rights of citizens. However, today’s interpretation is creating much turmoil and conflict. People are paying to circumvent our naturalization process by having children on American soil. This is a dishonest way of obtaining citizenship and an exploitation of slavery.

      • Ponderosa

        Nailed it! Now people, study lest you fall victim to the “non-partisan fact checkers” and media. I love the left’s vitriol over Cruz. They know he believes in The US Constitution. That cares hose who know anything about our founding documents! The thing is that as long as our basic constitutional law (read “constitute” to mean manifestation of our beliefs and common makeup as a people) has been around and has in it the means to change our basic laws (though not easy) have been circumvented. We are different people with different principals. Not that we have changed, we still believe in the liberties granted in our founding documents.

      • Sideswiper

        It’s only a problem in your head..
        The bottom line –
        The genius of the 14th amendment is that as national sentiments ebb and flow, they can’t influence who is considered worthy. Instead, the constitution places citizenship above the politics or prejudices of the day…
        The Supreme Court has also ruled in United States v Wong Kim Ark that any child born in the US was a citizen,
        regardless of his or her parents’ immigration statuses:

        https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/169/649

      • henryknox

        Congress has the enumerated power ‘To establish a uniform rule of naturalization’. Common sense tells us that buying a ticket to America simply to have your child on it’s soil is not a good reason for granting citizenship. That is fraud. Common sense answer would be that the child would inherit the citizenship of the parents.

      • Bill_Clement

        dual

      • Eodsam

        natural born is being born on US soil OR being born from a parent whom is a US citizen….you just have to file for a CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad)

      • Cornstarch

        john mccain’s parents were on a military duty which is an exception to rule. if you are on a diplomatic or military duty and your child is born outside of the u.s then your child is a u.s citizen. this does not apply to ordinary citizen

      • Eodsam

        you are ignorant of the US laws, your statement is false, the law DOES apply to ordinary citizens…try reading

      • A military facility in another country is considered American soil.

      • Frank Anderson

        McCain’s dad was there for the military, and both parents were Americans!

  • Lance Brown

    Pro-Regressives aren’t qualified to talk about the truth.

    • Sabyen91

      So dumb.

      • Lance Brown

        Yes they are.

      • Boggy

        There are Nëgroes and there are Whigroes, you sir are a whigro.

  • Duddioman

    So most of the examples cited here were ruled “mostly true”

    Pretty damning, kids. If you don’t have anything to hit em with, just make it up, right? pitiful.

    • Sabyen91

      You aren’t the brightest bulb, Breitbarter. Would you like to go through the 39 that were half truths or flat out lies?

    • MyScienceCanBeatUpYourGod

      ‘So most of the examples cited here were ruled “mostly true”‘

      Uhh… NO? Since when is 17% “most”?

      If you’re representative of conservative math and reading comprehension skills, it explains a lot…

    • Mike Hitchcock

      Read it again. If, indeed, you actually read it the first time.

      So, to summarize all of this: Politifact has found only 8 of 47 ( or 17 percent) of Ted Cruz’s statements to be deemed either “True” or “Mostly True.” The lone “True” statement pertained to toilet seats. Only 4 of the 7 “Mostly True” statements checked by Politifact happened since he became a senator. Of those 4, three of them, while technically factual based on his wording, were contextually inaccurate. To put it another way, Ted Cruz is one of the most dishonest politicians this country has ever seen.

    • ShelleysLeg

      Typical math challenged bagger….when did 17% equal anywhere near ‘mostly’ true?

    • Oarboar

      17 percent is “most?”

      So what was it like working in the Bush budget office?

    • R. Eilers

      Easier to list the 4 mostly true statements than to list the 32 of 47 false statements. But never fear, a Cruz book of lies should be out soon, maybe even a 400 pager once he really starts talking lol

    • tracey marie

      is that bagger math you are using?

  • Michael Richardson

    Well, I think Republicans using inequality this cycle underscores how dishonest campaigns are, anyway. It’s the only economic issue left to complain about, so they claim they can cure that with voodoo where Obama couldn’t; doesn’t matter if there’s any logic. And that tells you all you need to know about RW economics and politics. Why wouldn’t they say that their policies will help the middle class? That’s the same lie they tell in every condition.

  • XaurreauX Pont DeLac

    Cruz has an astute understanding of the quality of his supporters.

    • Annie Coffman

      Exactly.

  • g2996166

    Geeeee, Cruz is a liarrrrr… You mean like kids, wives, husbands, coworkers, bosses, neighbors?

  • g2996166

    Cruz’s record as a senator is a positive. Do you want to remplace him with a populist who actually represents his extremist electorate? I don’t think so. His actions (no-show senator), his words (extreme demagogue), help Democrats. Go to Washington and ask any strategist.

    • ShelleysLeg

      LOL….he’s sponsored ONE whole bill BUT cost you and me $24 billion dollars and then denied having any part in it….which part of that is a ‘positive’?

  • Reid Reasor

    If you now continue to support
    Barrack Hussein Obama (or whatever his real name is) after:

    For the department of homeland security continuing
    to grant and more illegals into the country even as a Federal judge placed an
    injunction against the practice. For the FBI knowing about the threat in
    Garland Texas and the shooter, and the intentions to kill a woman for a drawing
    contest. For lying to a Federal Judge
    about the administration effort to continue allowing illegals to cross the
    border after the judge ordered a stay saying the actions was unconstitutional.
    For allowing illegal immigrants to enlist in the U.S. Army. May 2015, For
    denying entry of a Christian nun from the Middle East to testify about ISIS
    atrocities to congress and the house. For lowering the combat standards of
    Marine training to accommodate women who could not make the minimum grade in
    2015.

    For
    the Department of Justice (injustice) for officially labeling all veterans as “mental
    defective” in order to try and force the Federal Government to take all
    veterans guns.

    For giving 541,000 illegal aliens social security numbers that we Americans
    paid for during our entire lives. For telling ICE agents that they will be
    fired and disciplined for enforcing the laws, instead of doing what Obama wants
    for immigration.

    For directly smearing Bergdahl’s squad members who were telling the truth all
    the time, and they knew he was a deserter. For having dinner with a madman
    genocidal communist Castro who murdered 200,000 people.

    For taking Hamas (the group that fired over 1200 rockets into Israel) off the
    terrorist list. For not mentioning anything about Islam and attack on Christian
    children in Kenya. For breaking 50 years of secrecy and releasing Israeli facts
    about Israeli nuclear weapons. For Bergdahl being formally charged in 2015 with
    desertion when we know all along he was a deserter. For starting the illegal
    action “Operation Choke Point” to destroy the means of gaining financing for
    gun stores and gunsmiths. For saying that Netanyahu re-election “undermines” democratic ideals
    after Obama illegally used tax money and donation money to support Netanyahu’s
    opponent. For Obama threatening punishment to the soldiers who knew Bowe
    Bergdahl for speaking about the actual deserter actions and his traitorous sell
    out to the Taliban. For Obama cutting
    intelligence support for Israel after Netanyahu visit. For using the espionage
    act 7 times against our journalists out of the entire 11 times in our history. For
    trying to export Gay rights into Iran, and then selling out Israel into a
    nuclear Iran, and having Iran mock the U.S. as “weak and desperate.” Telling the ICE and
    boarder control that I they obey the Federal judge that suspended Obama’s
    illegal actions over immigration and not follow his orders, they will be
    punished. For the FCC chairman refusing
    to testify to congress, and then take over the internet without congressional
    lawful guidance.
    For not investigating or responding to the reported death
    bounty on Rick Perry by drug cartels.
    For providing IRS tax rebates and rewards to illegals who have never
    worked in the U.S. For the Feb 2015 IRS
    actions that provide illegals access to U.S. Social Security registration with
    the ability to vote illegally in U.S. elections. Due to white
    house pressure in Feb 2015, the FCC is cooperating with the Federal Elections
    Commission proposing cooperative measures to regulate the open free political
    speech on the internet. For refusing to fight ISIS in any real combat strategy
    until he and his family received a death threat from ISIS mid Feb 2015, he then
    demanded full combat authorization finally calling ISIS a “grave threat.” For
    the IRS in Feb 2015 refusing to release the “found” IRS targeting documents of
    conservative political organizations.

    Operation “Choke Point” from the DOJ that does not directly
    target the gun industry, but all small business that use local banks to ensure
    large banks control small businesses and can directly restrict lending to gun
    business.

    Intentionally overprinting 5.5M illegal work visas over congresses
    authorization since 2008. For asserting legality that Holder gave Obama
    permission release prisoners from Guantanamo bay instead of manning up that he
    did it unilaterally. For saying that illegals must pay their back taxes as part
    of Amnesty, then illegally providing an
    IRS tax breaks for the illegals he illegally provided amnesty for against
    federal law.

    For
    allowing the largest breakout in the history of the world of the H1N1 virus and
    getting several U.S. children killed or paralyzed in the inoculation against
    it. For using U.S. tax dollars and sending a delegation to Israel to unset
    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. For saying that the U.S. Senate is not
    required to ratify any nuclear agreements with Iran. For watching the NFL
    football payoffs instead of traveling to Paris, nor sending anyone for the Je
    Suis anti-terrorist march. For
    threatening Egypt that all foreign aide will be cut off if they arrest any of
    the muslim brotherhood.

    For releasing 30,862 foreign
    criminals into the United States’ in
    December 2014 onto the US population. For the IRS lying
    about Lerner e-mails; they never looked for them at all. For
    telling the Ferguson looters that they are justified in their actions as
    America is not all that we want it to be 24 Nov 2014, then going golfing while
    the riots went on, and ordering the National Guard to stand down and not
    protect the businesses.

    For releasing five more GETMO detainees Nov 2014

    For allowing killer and rapists to be included under the
    provision, and not tried or deported.

    For
    bypassing congress on announcing illegal, unconstitutional amnesty for 5
    million people without any intention of follow through on the provisions of the
    executive order; no back taxes will be collected, no fines will be paid, no
    back of the line immigration will be enforced.

    For
    encouraging the Ferguson demonstrators to “stay the course” over innocent
    officer Wilsons case, basically demanding a race war.

    For lying about the Obamacare architect Gruber and Obama’s collusion over the
    lying to get it passed without a single GOP support.

    For
    hacking a CBS computer and planting classified information and harassing,
    threatening and controlling the news.
    For releasing thousands of criminal illegal into our States and refusing
    to provide the state with the information about the criminals location and
    names. For extending executive privilege for Holders wife over Fast and
    Furious. For Holder calling Issa office in mistake trying to get the IRS and
    encouraging them to stone wall the probe. For dumping illegal in our county
    without CDC clearances, causing our kids to get sick. For telling the deported
    illegal to come back into the U.S. in 2014. For releasing in 2013 168 criminals
    with homicide records released into the population. For illegally negotiating a
    human trade agreement with the terrorist organization ISIS. For delaying the
    rescue mission for James Foley, so they missed the chance to get him, and the
    ISIS took him to another location. For
    going to play golf after a quick, non committal statement about the on screen
    beheading of an American Journalist James Foley. For playing race stupidly over
    sending Holder to Ferguson to investigate the cops and misconduct over the
    shooting of a murderer. For playing golf immediately after making a statement
    about the beheading of an American journalist.
    For Holder then telling the police and city to NOT release the criminal
    record of a thug in Ferguson. For ignoring the slaughter of Christians in Iraq
    by ISIS after we made them feel free after we liberated them.

    For playing golf during the funeral of our two star
    General Harold Greene who died in Afghanistan nor sending ANY top ranking
    personnel. For directing the FBI to stop all investigations into potential
    illegal activity by U.S. Mosques and giving Arabs free access to travel in the
    U.S. without going through T.S.A. screening. For stopping the Texas state
    investigation into Radical Islam charter schools in Texas that illegally teach
    the pillars of Islam to our kids. For spending U.S. tax dollars to the Catholic
    Church to find homes for illegal by providing $7000.00 a month and then sending
    them all over the county without the approval or even the notification of the
    illegal action. For John Kerry giving 47
    million to Hamas. For allowing the Mexican military to come into U.S. sovereign
    land and fire on U.S. civilians, land on ranches, detain people and agents to
    cover for the Mexican drug cartels. Intentionally giving a stand down order to
    the federal boarder patrol violating national law, then giving indirect notification
    to South America to send their kids to us, causing wide spread child abuse and
    sexual exploitation boarder crisis. Then
    ordering the boarder patrol to “care for” these kids making them change diapers
    and feed them exposing themselves to disease and infection, then threatening
    the doctors who are caring for the kids with arrest if they talk about the
    extent of the infections and disease of these kids. For finding “sponsors” for
    the illegal children to house them in America, that are not relations. For having
    the HHS ban the lawmakers of this country from seeing the kids at the border,
    while Nancy Pelosi had a field day on the misery of them. For “losing” two
    years of the e-mail train of Lois Lerner that would implicate the forces that
    ordered the illegal use of governed officials. (John
    King. CNN, 6 June 2014. Television News Broadcast.) For “losing” the
    emails of six of the IRS officials implicated in the IRS targeting of
    conservative groups. (“Lawmakers: IRS lost
    more emails in tea party probe.” The Washington Post, 5 Mar.
    2014, sec. Business: Print.) For using US tax dollars to fund Al Qaeda
    to intentionally destabilize nations and allow for extreme Muslim rise in
    nations (Iraq, Libya, Syria). For bailing out on Iraq and letting the nation
    turns back into an Jihads extreme state. For intentionally allowing and
    encouraging south America to send their
    children to America and opening our boarders to all illegal to host them, feed
    them, cloth them for the stated purpose of being the future of the democrat party. That the FEMA camps were built for the
    purpose of housing them, and our own tax dollars for buying votes. For using a
    known lie (Global Warming) to hurt American industry and destroy jobs,
    generating poverty in the cities and waging war on the rural economies. For
    using US tax dollars to fund the Hamas Unity Effort.

    For negotiating with terrorists and then the releasing Al Qaeda Getmo prisoners
    illegal without consult from congress … the same people who will kill us again,
    in exchange for a deserter during war. For releasing 36,000 violent criminals
    from U.S. jails into the U.S. For paying for the travel and dumping of illegal
    aliens into Arizona. For laundering veteran disability checks at the IRS. For funding the construction of Mosques in
    America with American tax money. After having a group of terrorists that are
    allowed to enter the country without the scrutiny of DHS, FBI and CIA in a
    “Hands off list.” After forcing Timothy
    Geithner to lie about the economic state of our nation. Releasing illegal
    aliens that are convicted felons from jail back into the population including
    rapist and murders. VA altering stats and denying coverage to our
    veterans. After having the BLM show up
    with illegal guns (they have NO authority to use force or arrest) and the land
    grab here in Texas. For trying to implement agenda 21. After using the census
    bureau for political gain by changing the questions to a racist narrative and a
    pro-obamacare slant. For removing the
    annual statistical abstract of America for the first time in our history. After failing to investigate Hairy Reid for
    the BLM land grab and the Fed using force to take personal property from
    ranchers. After Holder failed to investigate
    or appoint any prosecutor for the IRS scandal.
    After Holder, being held in contempt of congress and being abusive to
    congressmen asking questions into his corruption. After Holder demanded that
    education (A STATE ISSUE) to implement racial quotas in punishments. After Obama forced gay marriage on Utah (A
    STATE ISSUE). After illegal aliens get
    healthcare and housing, then demanding that there are no voter ID laws. Only
    after 1.3 years into Benghazi did the State department finally called it
    terrorism. After selling out Israel to a
    nuclear Iran and releasing the Iranian nuclear engineers. After calling Clinton at 10PM on the night of
    Benghazi to make up a cover story. After lying about the unemployment numbers
    in Nov 2012 (still lying about it today). After knowing the Obamacare web page
    would fail, they approved the roll out anyway, and lied about it. After threatening the media and news with an
    FCC investigation. After knowingly let
    people lose their health insurance, and lied about it. After wire tapping our
    allies and the German Chancellor the Mexican President. After having the department of energy
    discriminate against veterans in hiring practices. After denying Christian thier religious
    services in the armed forces. After
    ordering the federal government to hurt Americans, twice; once for the budget
    battle and for the sequester, for shutting down DC war memorials and National
    Parks over the budget crisis. Over the IRS harassing Ben Carson. Benghazi: Obama let Valarie Jarrett deliver
    the stand down order, Obama let Ambassador
    Stevens be tortured for hours with no response, Obama threatened the media over
    reporting, Obama concocted a lie about the a video
    (confirmed by house investigation and formally recorded that he lied), then
    Obama lied about lying in Benghazi. Obama broke international law by running
    guns under CIA operations after lying about the guns and other weapons. Obama
    pressured the justice system for a Zimmerman conviction. Obama administration
    spent our tax money on pro-democrat political initiatives, after Obama spent
    $60,000.00 on the Iftar Party in our White House for Muslims while still halting white
    house tours. DOJ spent our tax
    money on Zimmerman’s trail for protests and propaganda. Obama wire taped the
    supreme court, the congress and the senate. The EPA leaked 80,000 farmer and
    conservative’s personal data to environmentalists. After promoting Susan Rice
    despite her lying to America. IRS luxury
    conferences at taxpayers cost. NSA violating our
    4th amendment rights. Obama
    drone killed four Americans violating their 5th amendment rights. Obama assigned Holder to investigate Holder
    after DOJ felony wiretapping of a FOX news.
    Obama threatened the media over Kenya reporting. The IRS targeted over 500 conservative groups
    then promoting the person who did the IRS targeting. Obama wire tapped the AP. Fast and
    furious. For violating Article V of the
    US constitution and the 10th amendment. After illegally sitting on the UN security council. After
    raising the House and Senate pay out of session against the 27th amendment and
    unconstitutional recess appointments. After fraud on the Indiana ballot. After
    violating the freedom of religion in the 1st amendment by forcing contraceptive
    and abortions on church hospitals. Voter fraud one in five Ohio voters are
    fake, after violating the 2nd amendment to own firearms by authoring and
    supporting the U.N. arms treaty, after side-stepping senate approval and
    implementing the U.N. seas treaty giving away key technologies. After violating
    the 4th amendment with vast expansion of the patriot act (Bush here guilty
    also) , for lying about the Jihad attack at Fort Hood hurting families. After
    violating the 6th amendment by detaining U.S. citizens without probably cause
    or imminent threat. After violating the 8th amendment by sentencing a boy to
    death for having an Islamic father. After delivering key technologies to Russia
    about our “star wars” anti-missile capability against our Foreign Export
    Control and Technology Transfer laws. After DOJ ignored black panther
    intimidation in Philadelphia voting.
    After the huge ammo insane DHS purchases and stopping ammo deliveries
    from outside the United States. After
    violating the 1973 war powers act by conducting military operations past 30
    days without consulting or informing congress in Libya. Obama supplied the Al Qaeda rebels in Syria
    with illegal guns from the CIA. After threatening the supreme court over the
    potential for rejecting “The Affordable Care Act.” Obama had DHS agents train
    to shoot right wing pregnant women as “terrorists” in their training materials
    and targets. For the IRS prosecuted
    religious organizations for speaking out against gay marriage. After letting felons out of jail for
    sequester lies. Obama not securing the US boarder on purpose. After stopping
    the states from enacting voter registration laws violating the 10th
    amendment. Biden compromised
    “black” security protocols by releasing the identity of SEAL team
    6. For using “global warming” lies as a
    means to shut down our industry and ship it to China, then we borrow money from
    them to pay for or unemployment here, while China pollutes more than we ever
    did. After avoiding the real decay in America by our failed inner city schools
    and inner city unemployment, after being a racist for highlighting anything
    about white on minority crime while ignoring heinous minority on white crime.
    After spending money of himself and his vacations far more than the entire
    royal family in England…combined. After violating federal law by having dinner
    fund raisers in the white house with tax payer funded meals. For the obscene
    out of control additions to our national debt. After protecting the most evil
    cooperation in the world; Monsanto. After the Senate seat deal with the
    governor of Illinois. After conspiring with the globalist George Soros. Labeling right wing Christians as
    “terrorists” in Army manuals, after
    telling each agency to ensure America felt pain for the sequester when not
    needed. Obama not enforcing federal
    marijuana drug laws in states. After suspending posse comitatus thereby allowing
    our own military use force on the U.S. population. Obama destroyed our
    credibility with almost every nation on the planet. For betraying our fallen
    warriors and failing with the VA. You can have whatever bent philosophy of
    “redistributing wealth” or “social justice” or “new world order” you want as
    long you say within the law; the U.S. Constitution.

    But if
    you voted for this man twice and you still support this man at this point…you
    are either:

    – Incredibly narcissistic and think that the ends
    (that you decide) justify the means (that you decide) and therefore you are a
    domestic threat to the US Constitution and should be locked up

    – Incredibly stupid and should not ever be allowed
    to teach our children or teach in any university

    – Incredibly outspoken racist (illegal) and should
    never occupy any government job, or supervise anyone

    – Incredibly corrupt and should spend your
    remaining days in jail

    – Incredibly brain washed into
    communism/statism/socialism/globalism that you are a domestic threat to the US
    Constitution and should be locked up

    – Incredibly arrogant and just cannot admit to
    anyone, ever, that you made a mistake in judgment

    – Incredibly anti-humanity, non-scientific
    ultra-green wacko that cannot process that wind, solar and geothermal are just
    gimmicks…and that most every green policy we have ever made has actually cost
    US taxpayers more, caused more world pollution, killed our economy, shut down
    jobs and increased inner city poverty…(all on purpose by the way).

    At any
    rate…if you continue to support this man, I’ve got nothing for you, please
    block me right now, and go your way.

    Rant
    out…Lt Col (Ret) Reasor, USAF

    • AKRNC

      Somebody needs to turn off Fox and back away from all the far right wing extremist websites. The only thing I find reassuring about your post is that you’re RETIRED military. Unfortunately, nuts like you can still vote. That’s the real problem with our government today.

      • marlip51

        That retired military protected you and your families ass, I bet he won’t bother again, asshole chickenshit.

      • Annie Coffman

        Learn to read.

      • judy

        Well look who is uninformed. I check several news sites, including from the Middle East.. your boy BHO is in lock step with Erdogan. Turkey is reviving the Ottoman Empire for the Islamic caliphate. Erdogan has been deemed fit to be the caliph by none other than the Muslim Brotherhood’s high Imam. ISIS is cleansing the caliphate area of non believers and Muslim Brotherhood, the scholars, are taking down host goverments from within (like they are doing in our government). You know that BHO’s family business is financing the Wahhabists schools through the MB, as they also are MB. Israel and other areas will have to fall as they are located in the caliphate area. The big goal of the caliphate is to conquer the world for Islam. Hello Shira Law. The American Communists in the Democrat party are all behind BHO. Shoebat.com.

      • tracey marie

        “boy” stormfront is that way ——->

    • judy

      Right on Lt Col Reasor

    • tracey marie

      a birther and a teabagger, a twofer of stupid

  • Diana Spirit

    LMAO everyone is afraid of TED.. HAHAHHAH That’s a good thing for all the brainless idiots.

    • tracey marie

      Just like they were afraid of palin, neither one of them is anything more then a grifter

  • Eric Henning

    How petty can a group of people or person be if they wish violence on those who have a different opinion. The opinion this group is driving to such hate is.. self-government or less government is the answer to all our problems. What a sad group of people… May god find his way into your lives, and wipe all the hate in your life away replacing it only with the love and goodness that only the good lord can provide.

    • henryknox

      Our Liberty is something that we will only have as long as we can hold onto it. The mistake has been an apathetic citizenry allowing the federal gov’t to incrementally grow until it has almost smothered our Liberty. Powerful central gov’t has been the norm throughout history before this great experiment in self gov’t, and the natural tendency of gov’t is to grow. How often are obsolete gov’t programs cancelled?

    • tracey marie

      Rafael is running for god, just ask him and his father

  • Robert Strong

    Good thing obama never lies……………………….. smh.

  • Mike Kelley

    Politifact is “non partisan” your kidding right? Bin Laden is really a jew?

    • tracey marie

      that’s it, you were given the facts and you chose to say nuh uh…must be a teabag

  • connie

    cruz is NOT natural born and neither is obambam! but…since the powers that be have allowed, promoted, funded…etc….obambam to continue this farce it has now opened the door (that will never be shut again) to further unlawful and unconstitutional reign. anyone now, including the ayatollah can run for potus.

  • ahva

    Oh this is rich…. I heard there were sites like this. I never trust anything anymore.I has to all be personally checked out.Obama taught me this. And Ted Cruz is the real deal. I’ll never be fooled again… I suggest you also do the work to find out.

  • Lancefer

    Notice he says that 99.99999% of what Cruz says is not true. If so, list the lies! There are hundreds of liberal studying every word out of his mouth so-as to try and make him look bad. You are failing miserably. You need to lookup Truth and Opinion in the dictionary. Just because you disagree with the FACTS, does not make them lies.

  • PIERRE77L

    You Progressive Lbtards get a life. You’re the ones that are the liars. YOU LEFT WING BLOODSUCKING SOCIALIST CONNIVING FASCIST BASTARD PERNICIOUS MARXISTS THAT IS LIKENED TO A DOG THAT RETURNS TO IT’S VOMIT. I WONDER WHO’S THE WHORE THAT SPAWNED YOU, SUBHUMAN MONGRELS ? F-CK YOU VERY MUCH !

  • tarini540

    Progressives have a victim mentality, a lack of boundaries, trust issues, anger issues, a lack of maturity, a belief in assumption and gossip, a love of demonizing others, and an aversion to the truth! In short Allen, you need to grow the heck up!

  • Aldridkg

    So basically, the way to prove a person is lying about a subject(s) is done not by reading and learning about the subject itself- but rather point to another website that claims the person is lying about the subject.

    The insanity that is leftism.

  • Earl

    When fact checking remember, “They will be building jeeps in China”, for that Mitt Romney was given the biggest lie award, ck, jeeps are being built in China for the Asian market. “Russia is our biggest threat” Romney called wrong on that. The only argument against that statement is that it might be China. These “Fact Checkers” are about as real as the moderators of the last Republican debate.

  • Steve Kahn

    Let’s call 110 million Americans with STD including 1 in 4 teenage girls & 20 million more each year – progress. You idiots won’t be happy until we are an impending failed state like your beloved Sweden.

  • Mark

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/ted-cruz-adviser-admits-to-making-ad-that-allegedly-drove-missouri-pol-to-suicide/

    This is the campaign manager who Cruz hired. He’s responsible for running ads that were so false and repolsive it drove 2people to commit suicide. He lied and cheated telling the opponents campaigners that an event was happening and then was cancelled. Jeff Roe is a criminal not someone a Christian would have in their race. It’s just horrible someone can preach the word of God but mock his words at the same time. Soon god will look away. Cruz is done.

  • Kathleen Jeffries

    I am not a Ted Cruz supporter but this article is about as dishonest as Cruz is about being a natural- born citizen.So I’m not considered or accused of being a partisan Obama is not a natural-born citizen either. “Every human being born within the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself , a natural-born citizen.” Rep. John Bingham Cong.Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 1866 The man could not have stated it any clearer, but we have all these legal scholars that keep the lie going that Obama, McCain and now Cruz are natural born citizens. Rubio is another fraud.and there possibly may be more frauds.WHY is this ? Because our media is nothing but a fraud. They were the ones who were to expose corruption in government to the citizens and they are complicit with government corruption by always covering for government in their illegal activities..In other words most, not all, are not real journalist, just a well paid propaganda agency of the government.

  • Curtis

    Boy you guys sound like a blast. Want to come over for a drink and have a talk. We can talk about Cruz, we could talk about Obama, we can talk about Obama’s father, we can talk about Obama’s father’s father, we could talk about Hillary Clinton, we could talk about Bill Clinton, we could talk about the Clinton Foundation corruption, we could talk about the Bilderberg Group Who Wants to Rule the World,
    Or we could talk about the cowards in the United States that would not stand up and inpeach the most lying corrupt unconstitutional piece of s*** delusional yellow-bellied president of the United States.

    LOOK AT THE FUTURE WE GAVE OUR KIDS
    IF HILLARY IS ELECTED THIS CAN’T BE FIXED
    ●FOR GENERATIONS●