Let the Circus Begin: Ted Cruz Officially Announces He’s Running for President

cruz-idiotIt’s been obvious since Ted Cruz was elected to the Senate in 2012 that he was only using that position to set up his real goal of running for president. In his short time in the Senate, Cruz has quickly risen through the ranks to become possibly the most ridiculous and dishonest senator in Congress.

And now that he’s made his announcement official, it’s time for the circus to begin.

I’ve gone on record as saying Cruz’s campaign is probably going to go down as one of the most absurd in United States history. I joked with a friend the other day that fact-checking sites are going to have to hire new employees and devote entire groups of people to research all the nonsense and lies that are assuredly going to accompany every campaign speech he gives. And while I said it as a joke, it’s probably true.

Just look at his record on fact-checking site Politifact. They’ve fact-checked dozens of his statements and the only one they’ve found to be completely true was about government regulations on toilets.

In fact, let’s take a look at some of the most ridiculous things Cruz has done over these last couple of years:

And that’s just Cruz himself. That doesn’t even include comments made by his father, such as when the elder Cruz said there’s nothing scientific about evolution (claiming it goes “hand in hand with communism”), or that we needed to send President Obama back to Kenya.

But Cruz’s eagerness to jump into the presidential race only serves to underscore just how delusional this man is. In just about every credible poll that’s been done he’s not anywhere near the top, despite the fact that he’s essentially been campaigning for the last 2+ years. Cruz has absolutely no chance at becoming president – none.

While he’s very popular among far-right conservatives, past polls have shown that the more people get to know Cruz on a national level, the more they dislike him. Hell, even many members of his own party can’t stand him. Since the infamous government shutdown a few years ago, he’s mostly been shunned by a majority of Congress – Democrats and Republicans alike.

So, while his candidacy is not a shock to anyone, I can promise the American people one thing: his announcement officially kicks off one of the biggest political circuses this nation will ever witness.

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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