Delusional Ted Cruz Tries To Blame President Obama For 2008 Economic Crash

AP Photo/Jim Cole

AP Photo/Jim Cole

Whenever I think about the fact that Ted Cruz somehow managed to get elected to the United States Senate, it baffles me. I just can’t wrap my mind around the reality that there are that many people who take this guy seriously.


I can understand someone like him getting a few votes on a fringe ticket because he appeals to crazy people, but this guy occupies one of the most powerful positions in our government – and he’s absolutely delusional.

It’s as if he’s incapable of telling the truth.

But it’s not just the fact that he constantly lies, it’s that he seems to live and believe in a reality that doesn’t exist. It’s absolutely bizarre. He’s either the best political actor I’ve ever seen, he’s a flat-out sociopath, or he’s insane and believes all the lies he spews.

Take for instance recent comments he made where he basically tried to blame President Obama for the economic crash of 2008.

“Historically, the economy has grown 3.3 percent a year since World War II,” Cruz said. “There are only two four-year periods where growth averaged less than 1 percent: 1978 to 1982, coming out of the Jimmy Carter administration, and 2008 to 2012. Same failed economic policies.”

Fun fact: Barack Obama wasn’t sworn in until January 20, 2009. And he was sworn in right in the middle of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression.

He’s literally trying to blame President Obama for the crash that was well under way before he was even president. And it’s outrageous for him to even try to blame the negative economic numbers we experienced in 2009 on a president who inherited an economy that was literally losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every single month. 

Not only that, but did you notice how he cut the year off at 2012? Why would he do that?

Oh, I know why! 

Because 2013 was a strong year for job creation and 2014 was the best year for job growth this nation has seen since 1999. Again, all on the heels of the worst economic crash in nearly a century.


Not only that, but by pointing out that our economy grew at a horrific rate starting in 2008, he’s admitting that George W. Bush’s economic polices led us into economic catastrophe. The lack of growth in the years immediately following 2008 are clearly a direct result of the horrific crash this nation experienced, which was a direct result of the economic policies of the Bush administration.

This is the sort of statement I’m talking about when I say Republicans treat their voters like idiots. You have to be a complete moron to blame President Obama for the poor economic numbers that began before he was even elected president. 

Then again, there are some conservatives who actually blamed him for Hurricane Katrina – seriously.

Though I will say this much, I’ve never looked forward to presidential primary debates like I am the upcoming ones for the GOP candidates. Ted Cruz is most certainly going to turn these debates into one of the biggest circuses United States politics has ever witnessed.



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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  • wendy

    Fun and terrifying simultaneously

  • guesterer

    Why does Ted Cruz always looks like he’s looking down on a bloody turd he just plopped.

  • CanisRattusImperator

    It’s really a shame that, because of Obama’s failed policies, an elderly lady Hillary’s age is forced to look for a new line of work when she should be sitting in a rocking chair at the nursing home.

  • Clintoris

    It wasn’t Obamas fault it was the fault of what ever party controlled all of Congress from 2006-2008.

    • Pipercat

      Actually, it was Jamie’s, Lloyd’s, Joseph’s, Vikram’s, John’s, John’s and Dick’s fault. Just to name a few.

  • bestfriend

    Ted, I was for a long time, like you are now, suffering from Obama Delusional Syndrome where Obama is to blame for everything bad, but then I took a serum of Bush Delusional Syndrome which caused me to believe he was to blame for all the bad things. I suggest you try it.

  • stop2wonder

    He blames Carter for Reagan’s first two years but doesn’t blame Bush for Obama’s first two. What an ass.

    • DoILookLikeACatToYouBoy

      You shouldn’t insult asses like that; why, I’ve seen some perfectly fine asses in my days. Not Cruz, though, not Cruz.

  • Duckbudder

    Guess his preacher daddy taught him to lie real good.

  • Jim Navadomskis

    Even here he’s lying, as the economy grew 5.6% in 1978, and no consecutive 4 year period including 1978 has less than 1% growth.