Here’s a Long List Showing That Ted Cruz is As Bad As (If Not Worse Than) Donald Trump

For all the flack Donald Trump gets for his bigoted comments, his bombastic rhetoric and his embrace of some of the worst parts of our society – Ted Cruz has done the same thing. The main difference between Cruz and Trump (besides the fact that Cruz is a religious fanatic) is that Cruz is smart enough to keep his inflammatory rhetoric out of presidential debates and big rallies. Instead, his bigotry and ignorance is shown in more subtle ways.



In fact, let’s run through a few examples, shall we?

First, let’s get his shady campaign tricks out of the way. How many times has his campaign been busted sending out propaganda that’s been extremely unethical? Even when Fox News’ Chris Wallace called him out on his shady campaign tactics, he called Wallace a liar – then proceeded to lie some more.

Then there was the recent endorsement he defended from a pastor who has called Adolf Hitler a “hunter” sent by God to kill Jews for not converting to Christianity. Not to defend Trump here, but wouldn’t his embrace of a pastor who has said something like that be all over the news? He played dumb about David Duke and that’s still a story that’s being discussed. I couldn’t imagine what the headlines would say if he defended the endorsement of a pastor who said Hitler was someone sent by God to slaughter Jews.

I should also remind everyone about the fact his campaign had to admit that Cruz lied when he said “Obamacare” led to his family going without health insurance. Not that this is a particularly huge lie, but it’s one of many very sleazy things he’s done throughout his career to try to push his agenda.

We also can’t forget about the fact that twice Cruz has tried to exploit the tombs of dead soldiers to ridiculously claim that liberals are pushing to remove any religious markings from military cemeteries. Nothing says “classy” quite like a candidate who’ll go as far as to use graves to push blatant lies all for the sake of scoring political points.

Then there was that time he went to a religious rally where speakers were literally comparing homosexuals to Satan.

In September he professed that he’s willing to kill Iran’s ayatollah if he’s elected president. Because that’s definitely the best way to try to improve relations with other nations… brag about your willingness to kill one of their main leaders. Again, could you imagine if Trump said this? It would have been everywhere. Yet when Cruz said it, barely anyone noticed.

Then just a few weeks before that he literally blamed the death of a police officer on President Obama.

Back in August he decided it would be a good idea to do an interview with a legitimate hate group where he basically declared that the only way to save the United States is by turning it into a theocracy. While Trump refuses to instantly disavow hate groups… Cruz willingly does interviews with them. No big deal, right?



Last spring when floods ravaged Texas, Cruz begged the federal government for money to help. This wouldn’t be much of a story until you realize that the hypocrite voted against funding following Hurricane Sandy.

Ted Cruz was also one of the biggest names to help perpetuate and add legitimacy to the ridiculous Jade Helm conspiracy from last year. He said at the time that people had a right to be concerned that the “untrustworthy” government might be using the military to declare martial law in an effort to seize guns. Because, you know, that’s completely rational.

But we also can’t forget about his comments from 2013 where he declared that the entire United States Senate should be comprised of senators like the late Jesse Helms. A senator who was a blatant racist, who opposed the Civil Rights Act and tried to block declaring a federal holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Once again, could you imagine Trump singing the praises of someone like Helms without that being the lead story on every major news network for days?

And those are just a few of the many horrible and vile things Ted Cruz has said and done. We could be here for days if we really wanted to break down everything.

So, while we’re all sitting here waiting for something to take down Donald Trump, we should probably be careful what we wish for. If Trump is knocked from his pedestal as the Republican nominee, then we’re very likely ushering to the front of the line a nightmare that’s far worse than the babbling billionaire from New York.




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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  • Juergen

    While all of the article is not entirely true (religious symbols on tombstones, for example) that doesn’t make Cruz any less of a pandering snake.
    Anyone who would vote for this pos would vote against the best interests of America.

    • RECALLTHERINOS

      Hahahahahha clueless progressives.

      • Brett Tulloss

        Hahahahahha clueless, Non-thinking conservative. See it’s easy to attempt to insult someone. Are you intelligent enough to understand that RECALLTHERINOS?

      • Kevin Michael Lycke

        True Brett!

    • Progressive Republican

      They already have and will again.

      • Kevin Michael Lycke

        Cruz is an Anti Christ….there are others that will also emerge and it aint Trump! Hang on America#

  • American-By-Choice

    ROFLMNAO!
    I never seem to tire of watching Leftists rant on as if they’ve some kinship with America. It never fails to be hysterical.

    • leatherstocking20

      Any ideas yourself? I think not! Happy Republicanism to you!

      • American-By-Choice

        My suggestion is for individuals to recognize the foundational American principle that we are all created equal before our Creator… Thus we all share the same and equal rights endowed to us by our creator and that we are all bound by the responsibility to not exercise our rights to the detriment of the means of others to exercise their rights.

        This of course being natural principle born in objectivity… Therefore such is beyond the subjective means of the intellectually less fortunate; which is to say the Ideological Left.

      • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

        I feel sorry for your delusions, but will continue working in your best Interests. Not the fictional ones you can’t touch, they don’t belong in the Political Forum. I respect your right to have them, but would like to suggest you use factual info when picking your candidate. Thank you.

      • American-By-Choice

        My position rests entirely upon American principle and the Creator of the Universe who set the laws of nature which govern human behavior, upon which those principles rest.

        Now which of those are you claiming fall outside of reality?

        Where you deny the Creator, you deny Creation.

        Where you deny creation, you deny your own part in that creation; effectively denying your own existence… as a desperate means to deny your own responsibilities as a consequence that your existence.

        Now, you’ve created your comments… thus you exist… so, reader… given that fact… whose delusional?

      • American-By-Choice

        Reader, isn’t it wonderful how consistently the Ideological Left fails to sustain their feckless rants?

        But hey… they’re doing the very best they can … such as it is.

  • Daidri Peysen-Vejil

    What an absolute load of crap. I guess by your measure the loser out of work socialist or the compulsive murderer / liar who would sell you down the river for a penny are better choices. You’ve had the Whitehouse for 8 God awful years. Go away already

    • Diana Baskin

      The worse 8 years in my lifetime where the Bush years. No explanation needed.

      • Nick25

        Why- you’re getting more free stuff under the idiot that’s in the White House now???? Under every conceivable measure the imbecile that’s we’re calling “president” has made thing worse than they’ve ever been.

        Blacks are worse off now than in the 60’s. Keep voting that plantation mentality you goof.

      • Kevin Michael Lycke

        Racist pig you are!

      • Nick25

        Truth telling is racist in you psychotic world? Or are you saying black people get free stuff- you racist rag.

    • Kevin Michael Lycke

      Grow up!

      • Damon

        Kevin, it is not a matter of growing up–statistics prove it. The liberal ideologue against this Country is no more than the Communist Manifesto that even the Democratic Party is admitting too–designed to take over the Country and bring us down–wake up.

      • Kevin Michael Lycke

        Absurd and bound up in conspiracy rhetoric!


        Kevin /|

    • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

      WE didn’t. Hil-liary’s been working with the right on the TPP, gutting Liz Warrens Bill that was to protect US (you and I) against Predatory Lendors and Fracking. Neither her or Wasserman Shultz are Dems they’re Treasonous Capitalists, period.

  • Nick25

    You have no concept how fucking crazy you liberals are, do you???? Of course not, it’s part of your disease….

    • QuestionEverything

      I would argue that polarization and partisan politics is much more toxic than any of our established political parties.

      • Nick25

        Nothing is more pernicious than liberal ideology. It’s all insane.

      • Kevin Michael Lycke

        Conservative ideologies are psychopathic….delusional, motivated by fear, self-contemp, and hopeless. Try to see a psychiatrist…no, really. ☺

      • Nick25

        You’re mindless……read the Nutty Liberals Channel- you’ll love it

      • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

        We in the Bernie Camp are working to get US the mental Health care so desperately needed. Have to get the costs down.

      • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

        Ah, The 1% Capitalist speaks.

      • Nick25

        Use more than 1% of your brain and wake the f’ up….

        And here’s another tid-bit for you– NEVER trust a broad with a hyphenated name.

      • Stephen Mosman

        the “f” word and the word “broad” for a female…? WHAT part of the word do you come from. ?

      • QuestionEverything

        I would have to agree that any extreme ideology can be pernicious on both sides. Centrists on both sides are the most likely to change our process and make us a true democracy. Unfortunately, what you have played into is this idea of US vs THEM that our Politian’s and mainstream media have built into our political system.

        It’s unfortunate and probably the most pernicious part of our entire political system. You are actively contributing to this sports like competition that is killing our democracy.

        Compromise is dying because of it. Which is the corner stone of all functional democracies, you can’t get everything you want. Compromises happen in the corporate world, it happens in the real world and it happens in our social lives…why do we expect our politics to work differently?

        Our elected officials on both sides are no longer representing our best interests, they are representing these loud voices of the polarized citizens wearing their jersey’s with pride…People such as you and Kevin below this comment. Sad.

        Open your mind and change your rhetoric, you’re not changing hearts and minds…you are closing them with your insulting and inflammatory rhetoric. You and people on the other side that don’t see the logic of the other side of the dialogue.

        The internet should be a place for the exchange of dialogue. Instead we have grown men and women yelling that their team is better and if you disagree you are diseased. This polarization will be the end of our democracy…

      • Nick25

        Compromise got us abortion, and ‘bama—

    • Kevin Michael Lycke

      You are a raging mess…hateful you are.

      • Nick25

        You’re right– I HATE stupid

      • Stephen Mosman

        use of the “f” word and “broad” for a woman shows what stupid means.

      • Nick25

        Hey Stephen– you’re broad needs the dishes washed and the carpets vacuumed-better hurry before you get in trouble- you p*ssy.

      • Stephen Mosman

        why are you calling me names just because I disagree with you ? That is the height of stupidity and, rudeness and shows just how civil you aren’t…..I didn’t resort to calling you any names…..I just made an observation on how you were talking and obviously making yourself appear better than females .

      • Stephen Mosman

        if you can’t be polite, then you should keep your fucking comments to yourself……

    • Damon

      Nick25, Save your argument brother. Unless they have taken their medicine they cannot comprehend.

      • Nick25

        You’re so right.

  • fights

    So thankful I voted for Cruz, I know if progressives think he’s dangerous, he’s the right person to be President.

    • MorganLvr

      Do you know what Christian Reconstructionism is?

      • Stephen Mosman

        I do and it is very frightening and dangerous for our nation.

    • Stephen Mosman

      he is a Christian reconstructionist……someone who thinks the country should be ruled by the old testament laws……..imagine having to publicly stone or burn your son or daughter to death because they had pre-marital sex.

      • Nick25

        You’re an idiot on a scale that’s beyond comprehension.

      • fights

        It scares me that people think like you do.

  • Kevin Michael Lycke

    Jeez. Why are conservatives so ANGRY? So hostile.

    • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

      I think their starting to wake up. They just haven’t been paying attention to the right information, following the smoke screen. I can’t even imagine how soul rattling that is. People that hate Cruz are falling over themselves to endorse him to block Trump. Bunch of Hypocrites, doing any and all in their power to preserve the status quo and continue devouring the American People from the bottom up. Greedy Asshats.

  • Kevin Michael Lycke

    I don’t get why conservatives would be venting on this site? Axes to grind? What ever happened to open dialogue? So sad.

    • Nick25

      As Trump when he got shut down by you sociopaths in Chicago.

    • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

      People have forgotten what Democracy is.

  • Progressive Republican

    Truth is essential for progress; thus conservatism stands explained.

  • tarini540

    Ted Cruz all the way to the Whitehouse!!!! He is a Reaganite and will unite our country.