Serial Liar Ted Cruz Tries To Scold Hillary Clinton About Telling the Truth

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While he hasn’t been in the headlines as often as he once was (mainly because the Republican party seems to have made a conscious effort to marginalize him), Ted Cruz still remains one of the bigger names among congressional Republicans.

And I’ve made no secret of my own personal disdain toward the man.  Honestly, one of the hardest parts of my job is having to hear his voice.  Just the sound of it makes my skin crawl.

But when I saw a clip where he accused Hillary Clinton of treating the truth like some partisan tool, I forced myself to stomach the interview for the sake of writing this article.

Cruz said, “The truth isn’t partisan, they’re basic questions that haven’t been answered, and she views it as criticism.”

First off, most of these “basic questions” she’s been asked have been answered numerous times.  People like Cruz keep claiming there are “unanswered questions” about Benghazi when the questions have been answered.

But she had to know going on this book tour that she was bound to face these kinds of questions.

Though I can’t say that I completely blame her for getting somewhat testy at times during these interviews when she’s being asked to answer questions that have been answered numerous times already.

But for – of all people – Ted Cruz to essentially say that Hillary Clinton manipulates the truth for partisan means is truly comical.  This is the man who led the shutdown of our government, only to say later that he never wanted to see our government shut down.

Then if you really want to get a good idea of just how often Ted Cruz lies, head on over to Politifact and check out their profile of his comments they’ve fact-checked.  As it stands now, 69% (22 of 32) of the comments Cruz has made that they’ve fact-checked have been rated “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.”

Just to contrast that with Hillary Clinton’s Politifact profile, only 28% (26 of 94) of her comments have been rated “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.”

Yet Ted Cruz wants to say that Hillary Clinton plays partisan politics with facts?

While Cruz stands absolutely no chance at winning the GOP nomination in 2016, part of me wishes he would just so I could see Hillary Clinton destroy him during the presidential debates.

Though I’m sure during the GOP primaries, he (and the other Republicans who decide to run in 2016) will provide fact checkers with plenty of job security.


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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  • wawoo

    Cruz is truly capable of evil in my opinion. He uses his intelligence to mislead and fearmonger.
    Politifact, even with their always giving conservatives an advantage, has 70% of his statements rated not true or pants on fire.

    • Dwag

      Always giving Conservatives an advantage? Wow! The devil and his deceivers are working overtime on Democrats, people who actually are evil.

      • Ellen H.

        Wow, can we make hasty generalizations? Face it. All politicians lie. Both parities have despicable people in them. However, it is very lazy thinking to stereotype based on a person’s political affiliation or to presume that because a person is in a certain party, he or she is what your narrow stereotype makes them to be. Try to expand your thinking.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sorry to say I agree with you, but that theory does NOT apply to the ABSOLUTE NO!!!! caucus that allows for stagnation in the most fiscally critical time of this century.

        The absoluteness of the constant propaganda spewed like dog urine all over America, gleefully swallowed up by the faithful, even in the face of VIDEO TESTIMONY and actual documentable FACTS… is so complete as to rival the German’s denial of the atrocities of Hitler happening literally right next door to where their children sleep.

        So, in normal times, I would bother fact checking… but in this racehate climate of AntiObamanism that minimizes Joe McCarthy and his delusional COMMIE-HUNTING beneath obscurity… If it comes from a RED, Jesus Christ would have to SWEAR to it on a stack of Qu’orans, in Mecca on Ramadan while getting his tube steak boogied by Phyliss Schafly before I would consider believing a word of it.

      • Ellen H.

        I was attempting to be civil. I am very aware of the anti-Obama crowd and know exactly what they are pulling. You see, I remember when discourse was polite and was attempting to show the previous poster that his inability to think for himself makes him look foolish. So I don’t really need your hyperbole to tell me what I already know.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I do too, and I apologize if I offended you.

        But that is how much distrust the GOP has earned over the last decade and a half.

      • maritzka

        You can’t sit back limp-wristed while dealing with these people. That is what is wrong with Democrats and Liberals. They rarely if ever fight these knuckledraggers on their own terms. No more Mr. Nice Guy for me. If they bare their fangs, I am coming right back at them. This isn’t Father Knows Best, or Leave it to Beaver. You sound like you’re still stuck in the 50’s. And I don’t care what you need, I am going to speak my mind the way I feel I need to.

      • Ellen H.

        I’m not stuck in the 50s. I speak my mind quite well. How many protests have you been to? How many campaigns have you worked for? I am by no means limp wrested. However, if you want to put yourself on the same level with those backward ignoramuses, then be my guest. Just keep in mind name-calling is the most basic of logical fallacies and frequently shows you don’t have a position to stand on. Plus, I enjoy being polite while people like them froth at the mouth. It’s so amusing.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Imagine what a CREDIBLE fact checker would find.

      • Roy Walsh

        Kinda like a Kenyan betraying his birth nation, sad really, I bet bho looked cute running through the bushes,snot running down his face, screaming for daddy as a lion nips at his skinny butt. Now that’s a funny picture.

      • Stephen Barlow

        How has Obama ‘betrayed’ America?

        By getting Bin Laden?
        By ENDING the Bush Depression and STOPPING the economic plunge in 90 days?
        By bringing the troops home according the a contract THE PREVIOUS ASSMINISTRATION committed him to?
        OH… By getting 40 million people out of the ER and into a Doctor’s office, which has FINALLY stalled the double digit rise in healthcare costs initiated by that false hero, economic anti-christ Reagan.

        I have to give you credit though, you wear your racism like a badge. Most Reds are ashamed to be caught spewing evil and hate, but you Toy, you are right out front with it like Georfa Wallace, Lester Maddox, Strom Thummond and Jesse Helms.

        Tell us all the truth now… would you leave a wounded black Marine in the bush if you could?

  • geminijeanna

    Sometimes I think the ONLY rational explanation for people like Cruz is that he was placed here by aliens for THEIR entertainment. LOL

    • Dwag

      No. That’s Hillary Clinton’s life story.

  • Steve Temke

    Ted Cruz wouldn’t know the truth if it jumped up and bit him in his Cuban-Canadian backside.

    Cruz is a typical Republican. He’s not stupid, but he knows that most of his supporters are. so he’ll take liberties with the facts and knows that no one on the right will really care.

    • Dwag

      “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.”
      “I will close Gitmo and restore habeus corpus.”
      I can go on with Obamalies!

      Your last comment just described every Democrat in office since Zell Miller retired. Enjoy the Kool Aid.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Unless your insurance company CANCELS YOU
        EXCEPT the GOP REFUSED TO ALLOW IT

        You and Ted Cruz BOTH!

        Which only proves What we all already know about you…

    • Dwag

      Democrats lie, and people like you defend them to the death!!! Hypocrite!!!!!

      • Ellen H.

        Again, you need to learn not to make a hasty generalization. I seem to remember being told that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we just had to go there. Where were they? And no, they didn’t get moved around.

      • Stephen Barlow

        NOpe, but no Republican Save Glen Beck has the integrity to admit he was wrong and that Obama was RIGHT from DAY ONE about the war, the economy, the Constitution and human rights

    • Stephen Barlow

      Liberties? Liberties is rubbing across a girls butt with the back of you hand as you exit an elevator. Ted Cruz gang rapes the truth San Quintin Prison style on the altar @ St Peter’s in Rome on Easter Sunday Mass. EVERY FRIGGING DAY!!!

      Liberties… sheesh!!!!

  • BD

    “While Cruz stands absolutely no chance at winning the GOP nomination in 2016”

    He was born in Canada…. he can’t be president.

    • Patricia Robertson

      Oh remember he keep reminding us he is a american citizen so he can run for president after all this president ran and won. So it will be interesting to see the teaparty eat their own words about the president. They will then have to admit that the president is legally a president and not a fake if Cruz, then they can no longer run on the fake he was born in kenya not an american.

      • Dwag

        Both of Cruz’s parents are American citizens, and he was born when his parents were conducting their American-based business in Canada. Obama was born in his father’s foreign country. Eat your own words.

      • wiltwiltfong

        Hawaii is “his father’s foreign country…?” Are you finding your foot chewy?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Athlete’s foot is fungus, just like mushrooms dork!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Was Dad naturalized before the bumpkin was conceived? Because that is the Tea Party standard for when life begins, no matter HOW patently false and absurd.

      • maritzka

        Cruz father was a Cuban Communist that got into Canada on a 4 year student Visa. And that is why you have no credibility, You underestimate your opponent when you believe they don’t know how to google.

    • Roy Walsh

      Kinda like obummer being born in Kenya, but he made it.

      • maritzka

        Washed up old Teabaggers are so paranoid and delusional. And they actually believe they promote their party. You are a scared, old white redneck.

    • Dwag

      Go read the statute. Then talk to me about what you think you know.

      • Stephen Barlow

        YOu mean the Constitution?

    • Stephen Barlow

      His Father’s vagina was American.

    • Roy Walsh

      Obummer was born in Kenya, he made it.

  • FiineTapestry

    Cruz is a dude who is always twisting the truth: he can look straight to your face, accuse Hilary of being partisan, and swear his accusation is not partisan, but the opposite… But in the end we know the guy is trying to take down Hilary because she is the strong candidate for ’16, so… how in the heck Cruz attacking Hilary not partisan?!?!?!

    • Dwag

      You obviously……are a brainwashed. There is no hope for you. Enjoy the Kool Aid.

    • Roy Walsh

      Hillary = lies, deceit,fabrications,unethically behavior, she did all this before she ever met bill, then it was the Bosnia lie( said she was shot at by snipers,proved to be a lie) cattle futures scandal,,travel gate scandal, whitewater scandal,Vince Forrester scandal, most of this was before they got to WH, after getting to the WH it just goes on,and on and on, but you love her for president,, that tell me you are one of the dumbasses that voted for obummer ,twice, DUMMY.

  • Charles Soto

    richard nixon and joe mccarthy must be rolling in their graves knowing a canadian/cuban whos father is a fidel castro supporter is a u.s. senator

    • Dwag.

      Yeah, a Cuban who was beaten for opposing Castro. Please!

    • Roy Walsh

      No ,but they are because of what America has become, and electing a Muslim from Kenya to the WH. And if you think he’s not a Muslim, close your eyes and repeat his name, Barack Hussein Obama, no Christian would ever have a Muslim name, and no Muslim can ever change his name to a Christian name, its death to them for that.

      • DWinDallas

        It’s frightening how stupid people like Roy Walsh are. It’s all there. Birtherism, religious bigotry, ignorance…like right out of wingnut central casting. Why don’t you go read Palin’s Facebook page, Roy…the adults are trying to speak.

      • Roy Walsh

        Oh , did I hit a little nerve, wake up, go peddle your shit to someone who gives a good f–k, I don’t.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I know, your wife told Me.

      • Roy Walsh

        Why would you be talking to my wife? She doesn’t like little sissy gay boys, you need to talk to dim wit Dallas , he’s gay also, what a bunch of fruitcakes on here.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Did your Daddy touch you in a ‘bad place’ when you a widdle boy?

        So being a jarhead is how you ‘show the world you are too a real man!’?

        And your wife can’t spread or suck d*ck 24/7 when she’s with me. We talk, mostly joke about mr midget! I think it’s cute she named your stump.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Jarheads…

      • Stephen Barlow

        You dishonor your uniform traitor.

        WHY would he change his birth name?

      • Roy Walsh

        Young and dumb Stephen, never been in the military have you ? I thought not.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Corps of Engineers.

        and people like you don’t get the full ride to Stanford My genes got Me. That and doing My homework.

        Go Cardinals!

      • Roy Walsh

        Say no more, a left coast liberal/gay , good luck with the rest of your life. Being on left coast you’ll need it.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Colorado is “on the coast?” HEY I have some ocean front property to sell you!!! Dumbass coward.

      • Roy Walsh

        Hey Steve, Colorado is worse that the left coast. Coward? I’ve served, you apparently have not, coward?, I’m 73 and still could kick your liberal butt up and down the street. Hell I still wear a Marine hat, just so you sissy boys knows what a man looks like.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Try selling that to Red State or Townhall. That’s right! Those blog are one way streets and the propaganda is NEVER subject to reader comment. Is THAT why a sterile old gay geezer like you thinks about My ass 24/7? You can’t cheerlead in RED blogs so you stalk decent people in the Progressive Pages.

        Hey, Next time you cyber stalk Me, cut the Viagra in half… I’m afraid you will stroke out.

        And ‘kicking My butt’ doesn’t make me any more of a coward than it makes you a man. It’s people like you who get 4500 Americans killed for a LIE. Your only tool is a hammer so you have to pretend every circumstance a nail so you can play John Wayne or be nothing because 90% of the world wants peace @ no cost.

        Because the truth is, peace is free, war is profitable, and if being an elderly aged war whore dinosaur is the only thing you can be proud of at your impotent age…
        … then far be it from me to interfere with your dementia.

        The bottom line is you and your sources are WRONG! Cruz is a serial liar and has been since before the Tea Party was funded by the Koch Bros laundered money.

        Clinton has issues, but on Benghazi and most things in the last 25 years… she has been as honest as I am.

        BTW… The Corps of Engineers IS the US ARMY. I served in Karlsruhe, Germany and Ft Leonard Wood, MO. With honor.

        And I don’t need to wear a hat to make Me a man.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Dumb Question: the guy just caught who was a member of the Benghazi attack is being reported as saying he acted in retaliation for the anti-Muslim film – debunking a major Cruz talking point.

    Has Cruz issued an apology yet ?

    • Dwag

      And that doesn’t sound fishy to you in light of the rest of the cover-up?

      • Stephen Barlow

        What cover up? What NEW information has EVER BEEN uncovered about Libya?

    • Stephen Barlow

      he hasn’t the guts.

      Don’t you think it’s funny that TWO DRAFT DODGERS started a WAR?

    • Roy Walsh

      Guess what . they just found the WMD in Iraq, the Isis rebels found them, but I don’t see any apologies coming from anyone on the left/liberal/progressives.Maybe Cruz is waiting on your apology first, sure hope he’s not holding his breath.

      • maritzka

        links, or you are a bloviating liar.

  • Roy Walsh

    Every word he said about killary clowntoon is the truth, something killary would NOT know if it smacked her in the head, to even put truth and killary in same sentence is very piss poor journalism on your part, same for the current residents in the peoples WH.

    • Stephen Barlow

      You on the Marine Corps teat Walshie? Collecting them checks so you can spew Sedition all day?

      YOu dishonor the Corps.

  • Dwag

    I’ve caused several things to happen out of necessity that I did not want to see happen. And by the way, since when have DEMOCRATS ever given a damn about someone lying. Oh, that’s right! As long as they have a D after their name, they get a pass.

  • Roy Walsh

    Allen Clifton, I believe it is you who is the “serial liar”, you just told more in this one article than Ted Cruz ever has, you are on the same ” Liar’s podium ” as your beloved leader, SIR LIESALOT OBUMMER, wonder if he lies about his golf score, bet he has a pencil with an eraser on it!!!!

    • DWinDallas

      ^^^ This is what we’re dealing with folks.^^^

      We’re well and truly fucked as a society.

      My favorite is Allen pointing to an independent” group who can demonstrate the alarming rate at which Cruz lies publicly. Rather than actually reading Politifact and crafting some cogent point, Roy just calls Allen a liar. Then…for extra points…we get the “obummer” line regurgitated for the ten billionth time.

      This country is fucked.

      • Roy Walsh

        Yes it is ,because of a-holes like you.

      • DWinDallas

        You know everything about everyone, Roy. I referenced Politifact as an “independent” organization. No sane person would give them total credence. Of course, you can’t just discount them either. That’s the point. These things are up for analysis and debate, but when your main tactic is “I know you are but what am I”, there’s nothing to add.

        Why don’t you scream OBUMMER some more. It really adds to the conversation.

      • Roy Walsh

        Your name is misspelled, dimwitdallas

      • Roy Walsh

        Politifact, that’s a great place to do research, bet you watch MSNBC also, big al sharpton has some great political views, matches your own.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Funny how eagerly you attack only BLACKS and WOMEN.

      • Stephen Barlow

        But he DID read Politifact. and 67% of the time, cruz has no truth in him.

  • Roy Walsh

    Allen did you join him, obummer, last night at his fund raiser in NYC for lgbt, I bet you were. Whole middle east is burning, he goes to California to play golf, and fund raiser, then to NY for fund raiser from the perverted side of society, his voters, he knows this group well, at least he did in Chicago. PERVERT.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Isn’t the REASON you pretend to be a Marine is that you Like the idea of showering with buffed out ruthless buffed out killers? WHOSE the REAL pervert? The guy with GAY shower Gang Bang fantasies and a uniform fetish, or.. well hell, anybody else?

      • Roy Walsh

        You seem to have that shower thing down pat, is that from practice?

      • Stephen Barlow

        I bathe daily, but unlike you, I am not thinking of a platoon of soapy guys…

  • 2Smart2bGOP

    Don’t feed the trolls. It only encourages them.

    • Stephen Barlow

      It’s too much fun forcing them to face themselves. I wonder where he stole his avatar from, because no honorable Marine would EVER disgrace his uniform by committing mutiny against his Commander.. simple because he’s a melting pot American like 99.9% of us.

      All 4 of My grandparents are Ukrainian. I am one of only 3 purebred immigrants I know. So when I see the disgusting displays of Racism by mutts like Walsh, condemning people who may be more ‘white’ than himself, without a reason, without cause, but sheerly because they are THAT insecure and inferior…

      I just can’t resist putting them in their place.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Wow – all four of my grandparents are German, and we’ve traced my father’s family back to the 1600’s, so I understand where you’re coming from. I find it incredibly sad that my relatives still in Germany tell me that in Europe, it’s okay for Italians to be proud to be Italian, for the English to be proud to be English, etc., etc., but because of Hitler and his atrocities, it’s considered bad form to claim pride in being German. I AM proud of my heritage, if not of certain events in history.
        If you are at all Biblical, didn’t we ALL come from the same people, once upon a long, long time ago? I find the racism evinced by so many to be repugnant as well.
        Give ’em hell, Stephen.

  • Stephen Barlow

    Is it not a part of his oath of office to NOT commit the high crimes of Sedition?

    I know he is immune from prosecution for what he says on the floor of the House. But what he says on the capitol steps and for profit on non profit stages all over the REDLANDS… he should be facing 100 counts of Sedition. BEcause isn’t fomenting insurrection in defiance of one’s oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution against himself EXACTLY why Obama should have arrested him for Sedition BEFORE the shutdown?