Cruz, Palin Use Veterans for Photo-op While Blaming Obama for the Shutdown Their Party Caused

cruz-palinAt this point in time I think I can safely say that Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin are two people I absolutely despise.  For months leading up to the government shutdown, all Ted Cruz did was talk about shutting down the government.  In fact, he staged a 21-hour fake filibuster talking about shutting down the government right before shutting down the government.  Yet now that the government is shut down, he wants to act as if he had nothing to do with it.  He wants to blame President Obama and Democrats for a shutdown he was the ringleader behind.

And Sarah Palin?  Well, she’s just a gnat that won’t go away.  But as much as I loathe talking about her, she still has a major influence over tea party Republicans like Ted Cruz, who seem to have major influence over the entire Republican party.

Well, these two pathetic excuses for human beings decided to use the Million Vet March in Washington as a staging point for a photo-op to try to turn a movement honoring vets into a way to hijack the event for their own political gains.

Cruz has the audacity to say Obama is using veterans as pawns—while he, and his fellow minions Sarah Palin and Mike Lee, showed up at a march to use veterans as pawns.

The irony in all of this is the continued support by the Republican party to make drastic budget cuts, many of which negatively impact veteran benefits, while acting appalled that a memorial is closed down…

Because their party shut down the government! 

I guess it’s okay to cut benefits that help veterans as long as you pretend to give a crap when their memorials are shut down because you want to hold our government hostage when your party can’t win elections.  And that’s the truth behind all of this.  Republicans didn’t win their fight to block “Obamacare,” or defeat President Obama last November, so this is their last-ditch effort to try to block the health care law.

Which they stand no chance at doing.  Something they already knew going into this shutdown.  But it was the rhetoric from people like Ted Cruz which got the ignorant tea party sheep excited that defeating “Obamacare” was actually possible—though most every congressional Republican knew it wasn’t.

But now Cruz wants to act as if he had nothing to do with it.  He wants to put the blame for the shutdown he helped trigger on the backs of Democrats and President Obama.

Then he has the audacity to show up (uninvited, I might add) to a non-political march for veterans, and claim President Obama is using veterans as pawns?

I’d call Ted Cruz a pile of garbage, but I think we all know that would be an insult to garbage.

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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