Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is going to go down as one of the most ridiculous politicians in our nation’s history. This is a guy who’s absolutely loathed by most Democrats and even despised by many within his own party. While he’s made it clear that he’s going to oppose pretty much anything President Obama or Democrats support, he’s also been a thorn in the side of his own party for working conservatives up on issues that the Republican party leadership knew they couldn’t win.
Now, why did he do this? Well, because he’s never cared about making his party look foolish. Almost everything he’s done since being elected senator has been a precursor for his recently announced presidential run. It didn’t matter if Republicans looked like idiots due to his often highly inaccurate propaganda, as long as he could use whatever nonsense he was doing later on in his campaign to pander to tea party conservatives.
Well, Tuesday night Jon Stewart decided to tee off on the senator from Texas, hammering him for comments he made concerning how “divisive” President Obama has been. Cruz recently tried to point to increased racial tensions to make the point that a good leader needs to be able to bring people together; meanwhile, Cruz himself has been someone who’s not only divided our government, but he’s also often managed to divide his own party and further divide the nation as a whole.
The rhetoric Cruz often uses to describe Democrats, liberals and President Obama is some of the most inflammatory and dividing nonsense I’ve ever heard.
This is a point Stewart showed perfectly when he played several clips of Cruz comparing those who support marriage equality to ISIS, jihadists or fascists. You know, because nothing says “I can bring people together” quite like telling over half the country that they’re basically just like members of ISIS carrying out attacks on Christians to set up some sort of fascist nation… because we happen to support marriage equality, access to health care and a separation of church and state.
Stewart also poked fun at Cruz’s inability to name a specific thing President Obama has done to divide Americans along racial lines when he was asked to do so, noting that he basically just repeated the same line, just in a different way.
“Come on, Cruz!,” Stewart exclaimed. “All you did was take like a minute to say the exact same thing – just a rephrasing of what you said before.”
He also slammed Cruz for once calling the president a “campaigner in chief,” yet he missed the Senate’s confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch because he was on a plane to a big fundraising event – despite his promise that when the time came he would vote against her for Attorney General.
The entire segments was one of the best takedowns of Cruz I’ve seen in a while. Then again, this is Ted Cruz we’re talking about; he’s easily one of the most outrageous and absurd political figures this nation has ever seen.
Watch the video below via Comedy Central: