Ted Cruz Accuses Liberals of Being ‘Obsessed With Sex’

AP Photo/Jim Cole

AP Photo/Jim Cole

As a Texan, it’s absolutely embarrassing that Sen. Ted Cruz represents my state. He’s so ridiculous that I’ve often joked that he’s really not a Republican, he’s actually a liberal playing the character of a Republican who’s simply mocking the absurdity of the tea party.

While I know that’s not true, sometimes it’s just difficult for me to imagine that this guy is for real. You could take some of his comments word for word, plug them into a Saturday Night Live sketch and they could easily be viewed as legitimate comedic material – because he’s just that ridiculous.

Well, as if he couldn’t get any more bizarre, recently the Texas senator made some rather odd remarks during a back and forth with reporters when he asked if liberals were obsessed with sex following a string of questions pertaining to gay rights.

“Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?” Cruz asked. “ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals — that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”

First, it’s not liberals who are obsessed with sex, it’s conservatives. They’re the ones trying to block access to birth control; preaching abstinence as a means to control the sexual habits of Americans; trying to control women’s bodies and reproductive choices; and often perpetuating the idea that two homosexuals legally marrying might bring about the Biblical apocalypse.

What liberals want is for the government to completely stay out of the sex lives of Americans. It’s Republicans who continue to try to treat gay Americans like second-class citizens – denying their Constitutional rights – all based on their sexual orientation. They’re the ones who want businesses to be able to discriminate against millions of Americans based upon what they do in their own bedrooms – not liberals.

If it were up to us, we wouldn’t be having these pointless discussions about giving homosexuals equal rights, because they would already have them.

Though perhaps the most comical aspect of all of this is the fact he almost seemed annoyed that reporters were grilling him on gay rights, when the jackass has based a large part of his campaign on speaking out against gay rights. Hell, just a few weeks ago he accused liberals of waging a “jihad” on Christians. You can’t use that kind of outlandish rhetoric and then not expect the media to be all over you about it.

But this is the sort of delusional mindset many Republicans have. They really honestly believe that it’s liberals who are “obsessed with sex” when it’s actually their party which seems obsessed with it. All liberals really want is the government, our employers and businesses to mind their own business when it comes to the private sex lives of Americans – while Republicans are the ones trying to make our sex lives – and who we love – everybody’s business.

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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