Ted Cruz Busted by Fact-Checking Site for Lying About Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee

ted-cruz-sadRepublicans opposing someone who President Obama has nominated for any number of positions is nothing new. In fact, Republicans opposing nearly anything and everything the president does is nothing new. It’s essentially been the motto of the GOP since he was elected in 2008.


And when it comes to lying about the president, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has made quite the career out of it. In fact, he seems to be basing his entire push toward his obvious 2016 presidential run on being “anti-Obama.” And he knows it doesn’t really matter if what he’s saying is factual or not, as long as tea party conservatives like what they’re hearing. Because it’s like I’ve said countless times before, when it comes to conservatives, “facts” are more often than not determined by what they want to hear instead of what’s actually factual.

Well, recently Ted Cruz tried to claim that the reason why we don’t have a Surgeon General is because President Obama chose to select an anti-gun activist, Dr. Vivek Murthy, instead of someone with a background in health care or medicine.

Again, Dr. Vivek Murthy is the challenged appointee.

Politifact rated Cruz’s claim as False.

In fact, according to the official findings by the fact-checking site:

Murthy has a long list of credentials showing he is a health professional, including his position as an attending physician at a leading hospital. Murthy runs a health care reform organization that has pushed for gun control measures, and he has expressed personal support for gun control. But enacting gun control is not Murthy’s main cause and not part of his public surgeon general platform.

There’s not really a whole lot to explain here – Ted Cruz flat-out lied.


He either had no idea what he was talking about or he was deliberately trying to misinform people. Either scenario seems completely plausible. This is Ted Cruz, after all.

And as most of us know the sudden concern over whether or not we currently have a Surgeon General has become a topic of discussion following the first cases of Ebola being diagnosed within United States borders.

So essentially Cruz tried to exploit the natural fear that we’ve seen spread across this country over a possible (though highly unlikely) Ebola pandemic to attack the president, by making it seem as if he tried to appoint someone to the position of Surgeon General who was nothing more than an anti-gun advocate instead of a legitimate health care professional.

Which Dr. Murthy clearly is.



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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  • “Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence.”

    Napoleon.

    Unfortunately with the GOP, there is so much of both that it is hard to tell which is to blame for any statement they make.

    • Gary Smith

      How bout “both”?

      • Plausible.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Did you notice that when you stir the pot with other witches, you only use the very same recipes, time and time again? What you need is a few New Black Panther members in here to spice your brew up a bit.

      • Have you noticed nobody is paying much attention to your rantings?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        That’s the best part; I get to post what I want unchallenged. This is great; thanks for inviting me.

      • We have stricter gun control and one one-hundredth your homicide rate. You do the math. Either our laws are more effective or Canadians are just a whole lot less violent than Americans. Take your pick

        Abortion….legal. People having a problem with it can go live in Alabama.

      • “That’s the best part; I get to post what I want unchallenged.”

        That’s generally a result of no-one giving a hoot what you think.

      • FuzzyBunnyFeet

        Incompetent malice, or malicious incompetence?

    • Teufelhund

      With the GOP’s track record, I think one needs to lean more towards the “malice” interpretation.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Dude, where’s my Uncle Joe Biden?

    • buricco

      “Hanlon’s Razor”, isn’t it?

    • That’s a quote by Hanlon, from the early 90s.
      *not sure which year exactly

      Something similar was said by the famous writer Goethe in the 1700s, but not the quote you used.

      • Hanlon’s quote is slightly different and the quote is widely attributed to Napoleon, in French

        “N’attribuez jamais à la malveillance ce qui s’explique très bien par l’incompétence. ”

        I don’t know about Goethe…

      • Yeah. Napoleon was a huge Goethe fan, just to straighten it out.

    • youcantgetridofmethateasy

      Dude, where’s my Ebola Czar?

      • Get a life. Ebola has killed exactly one person in America and infected a couple of others. 6,000 people died of AIDS before Ronald Reagan even admitted their was an epidemic.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        And yet you have no answer. But will Our Dear Leader admit he was wrong?

      • You’re so full of your own baloney it’s mind boggling.

        First off, I have I have a degree in history, specializing in American history.

        Second….and this may surprise you….we get American network TV up here in the Great White North. Yes we really do, event though we live in igloos and have snow on the ground in July, etc….

        3rd, the CBC generally does a hell of a better job reporting news…any news than any American network.

        4th, the average Canadian travels a hell of a lot more in the US and knows a hell of a lot more about the US than the average American knows about Canada.

        Thanks for you input. Worthless, as usual.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        So I have to have a PhD to argue with you? Is there an intellectual level that I must achieve in order to engage with a Canadian in discourse? After all, we did chase you Loyalists out of here in 1812. Why do you now care what happens here? You missing home?

      • A PhD no, but some sort of facts would be useful. For instance, the loyalists came here following the American revolution, let’s say starting in 1781. By 1812…they were already here long enough to help fight off the unsuccessful American invasions of Canada.

      • Gary Menten

        Wrong again. If you were smart enough to be able to read between the lines you’d have figured out that my answer is that the supposed Ebola Crisis doesn’t exist and the issue is being hyped for political reasons. President Obama certainly responded to Ebola much faster than Reagan did to the Aids epidemic (which was real) in the 1980’s so you have nothing at all to complain about.

        As to your CBC comments…the CBC is a large corporation, with many, many employees. Do you really think that you can indict the entire network because ONE now former broadcaster who hosted a show about the arts is under investigation? Are you really serious? You must be a closet Stalinist. Let us know if they ever discover intelligent life on your planet.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        You sure about your dates there Joe Biden? Seems that even Thomas Jefferson considered himself a ‘Loyal British Citizen’ before King ‘G’ decided that the colony’s didn’t need representation in Parliament in order to impose “Taxation without representation”.

        History not your long suit? Canadian’s were “Loyalists” all the while they were shipping grain and salted meats back to the King. If I’m not mistaken, The coinage held the image of His Majesty dating all the way back to 1760.

        “Canada” as a colony was never completely controlled by the British until the French capitulated New France on September 8th, 1760. However, Canada first became a colony in 1497 when John Cabot first landed and “claimed” the land in the name of the King. Canada officially became the “federal Dominion of Canada” on July 1, 1867 marking the end of British rule over the Head of Government (the British monarch is the Head of State in Canada to this day).

        So…Loyalist British colony: 1760-1867
        Colony (mixed French/British): 1497-1867

      • Gary Menten

        Hey Sparky!

        I am bloody certain of my dates. I am equally certain you have little clue what you are talking about. It would be nice if you could actually understand what you you read on the internet. The term “loyalist” refers to Americans who remained loyal to the British Crown both during and after the Revolutionary War and who settled in Canada AFTER the war. It was not used at any time prior to this and has never been used in reference to anyone who settled here directly from the British Isles or to “Canadiens” (French Canadians) who became British subjects after the conquest of 1760. It refers ONLY to people who migrated to Canada from the US AFTER the Revolutionary War.

        Once again, you have delivered a commentary that is completely devoid of intelligent or meaningful content.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Sorry Skippy, all Colonists once referenced themselves as “Loyal to King George” down here. What is amusing is that you sit on your keister up in Molson land demanding that your myopic viewpoint must be imposed upon us ‘Patriots’. Who are you to me again and why does your bastardized opinion matter? Oh that’s right, you’re a Progressive Elitist.

      • Gary Menten

        Look up the the words “United Empire Loyalist” sometime. You might learn something, but I wouldn’t put money down it.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Wasn’t AIDS brought into Canada by a Ghey Air Canada Steward? So would I be right to blame Canadian homosexuals for importing AIDS into the Continental United States?

        Wow, now that’s an achievement to be proud of. Good for you Mr. Menten.
        You’re a transplanted Dutchman aren’t you? Was it your great grandma who moved to Michigan?

      • Gary Menten

        Really, too stupid to waste my time with answering this one. Come back when you have proof.

    • youcantgetridofmethateasy

      Canadian’s are Loyalists that we chased out.

      • Wrong again. Only a very small percentage of Canadians have loyalist origins. Did you think Canada was completely uninhabited before 1781?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Well, Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth all predate your UNB.
        And ours were Puritan. Yours was a ‘Pubic’ School started by the C of E?

      • Haven’t a clue what your point is. (nobody ever does) I went to Concordia. That’s in Montreal, not New Brunswick, which I feel compelled to mention, since I doubt geography is one of your strong suits. And what exactly does the age of the school have to do with the quality of it’s programs?

    • moclips

      Malicious incompetents?

  • JOHN KLINE

    Well, what else do you expect from the Spawn of Satan?

    • Chris Messersmith

      Remember He was anointed King of the political realm in Iowa, and it’s good to be the king.

      • JOHN KLINE

        I am 67 and still have not figured out why anyone even cares about what people in Iowa think.

      • Stephen Barlow

        They are the FIRST to make Election headlines with their caucuses.

        Which I think are a great idea. A three part candidate vetting process.

      • JOHN KLINE

        As I said . . . . . .

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Steffy is cute when he gets all political like that.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        So with age does not come wisdom? What do you tell your grand children?

      • JOHN KLINE

        That this country would be a lot worse off if everyone thought like the people of Iowa. God protect us from them.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        So John, you view yourself somehow better than Iowans? Is that just in politics, faith or that a good portion are agrarian? what differentiates them from you?

      • JOHN KLINE

        Not better–just different. As for agrarian, I was born and raised on a farm and have retired back to that farm. As for politics, I believe the people of Iowa are too far to the right. As for religion, I feel many of us are the same. Except for those that seem to follow the Republican Revised Edition of the Bible which is far from the teaching of Jesus and seem to lean toward the workings of the Christian Taliban in our country.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        and just what is ‘Too Far to the Right” and what discounts their opinions over say, the majority of expressed opinions here on this web message board titled ‘Forward Progressives’?
        BTW, you do realize that RINO’s & DINO’s are exactly the same coin right?
        Or is this all new to you? And that goodness for the REA program (Rural Electrification Program) , otherwise you wouldn’t even have electricity on your farm to operate your APPLE laptop made in China by non-union suicidal low-paid labor.

      • JOHN KLINE

        I am not getting into a long conversation. As for “Too far to the right”, Ted Cruz is their leader. And their icons of guns and Bibles. And their hate-filled bigotry and racism. And their disdain for the poor, the needy, the hungry, the homeless, the sick.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Really? So you possess no Tolerance for your neighbors? would you turn them into the Obamarmy for further re-education and internment? Do you see yourself as a member of a Vichy Government?

      • JOHN KLINE

        Your use of “Obamarmy” tells me exactly what type of person you are. And it is not nice or good. So long. Tired of talking to evil.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Had you not heard HIS speech? “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
        Now, did he mean the IRS? Or the US Dept. of Education’s SWAT Team?
        You do know the New Black Panther Party has moved men and weapons into Missouri right?

      • JOHN KLINE

        You poor, sick, deluded fool. I have nothing but pity for you and your ilk because you have to live with yourselves.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        My ilk? and just what or who is my ilk? Please expand..

      • LateNightLarry

        God protect us from the weak-brained fools in Texas, Arizona, and the former Confederate states… they tend to shoot first and ignore the facts later.

      • JOHN KLINE

        I have to agree. Sadly, I was born in and now live in Louisiana. There are a few of us who are not taken in by the Republican/Tea Party minions.

  • Chris Messersmith

    Ted’s has only glancing experience with truth

    • In short, it’s something he’s heard about but not sure he should try.

    • Larry Williams

      Glancing experience with it…You mean when he says his name is Ted Cruz??? I’m not really sure if that’s even the truth.

      • Wonko The Sane

        It isn’t. His name is Rafael Cruz, but he doesn’t want to be seen as too Hispanic by all the lily-white tea-bagger voters.

      • Stephen Barlow

        At least he didn’t pick a “stage Name”.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Truth does richocet around him with quite alarming frequency.

  • Nicholas A Kocal

    Ted Cruz, he is not even telling the truth when he tells you his name.

    • buricco

      I see what you did there.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Did you really? Was it hard?

  • KerryG

    As the Romans said, truth is the first casualty of war, and make no mistake about, some in the GOP are at war with the POTUS, and their ends justify all means.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Few are NOT warring against the Constitution, which DEMANDS n their OATH that they SUPPORT their elected leader as PART of the Constitution.

  • prytani

    CRUZ IS A CLOWN..HE LIES ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ESQUIRE JUST DID A STORY WHERE THE CONGRESS AGREES THAT CLOWN-CRUZ IS THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE GOP WELL TO THIS COUNTRY..SUCH A FREAK!

  • TaxPaying American Voter

    Freedom of speech is guaranteed to EVERY natural born citizen of the U.S.A. He is a Cuban Canadian trying to get citizenship. Why let him speak or even give him a microphone.

    • JPinBJ77

      And Obama is aaaaaaa….

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        Last time I checked, Hawaii is part of the United States.

      • JPinBJ77

        And you really believe that photoshopped birth cert?

      • John Carter

        No reason not to believe the evidence from the state of Hawaii but your disbelief is a good example of choosing false witness because you disagree with him on other issues. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        Like I am supposed to believe you actually are intelligent enough to even carry on a factual conversation. Turn off your computer THEY are watching!!

      • Bonta-kun

        That reminds me. Must tell my broker to buy more shares in Alcan.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Where is your PROOF child?
        Isn’t it past your bedtime?
        Does your Mother know you That challenged? She should get you help.

    • Stephen Barlow

      NO, he’s a citizen just like the President is.

      And the 1st amendment applies to EVERY PERSON n American soil, including illegal aliens!!

      I DON’T think that was how the Constitution was envisioned, but the wise ones are all dead and the interpretation of interpretations have deemed it so.

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        This page too, is contaminated by people who were sleeping in civics class. I will no longer waste my time arguing with half-wits.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sorry a half wit has a ‘half’ more education than you. Cruz’s MOTHER is AMERICAN BORN!!! He’s as much of a citizen as Obama.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Thanks for LEAVING

      • Stephen Barlow

        Thank GOD you are scuttling the REDpublican ship!

  • strayaway

    “He is a doctor, but where he’s made his name is as a crusader against Second Amendment rights.” -Ted Cruz

    “Murthy runs a health care reform organization that has pushed for gun control measures, and he has expressed personal support for gun control. But enacting gun control is not Murthy’s main cause and not part of his public surgeon general platform.” -Politifact

    I didn’t see Murthy’s “public surgeon general platform” but declaring that gun control is not Murthy’s main cause sounds more like an opinion than a fact. Maybe Politifact should change its name to Politopinion.

    • Jeremy Hodder

      “I didn’t see Murphys” and you should have stopped there but instead you had to tell us all what you don’t know and imply it’s fact.

      • strayaway

        The quote was,”But enacting gun control is not Murthy’s main cause”. To me, that is an opinion but you must be a mind reader too if you know that to be a fact.

      • Stephen Barlow

        The part you LIED THROUGH OMISSION about was “… and not part of his public surgeon general platform.”

        3rd Grade English would have taught you ome school drop outs how to read a COMPLETE SENTENCE, but since God and Guns is all you buttmonkey’s cling to (except you kin in the dark) WHY am I even wasting pixels on you?

        It must be that truth is kind of a principle with Me, that I learned in PUBLIC SCHOOL.

        You have the same problem with the Second Amendment too. You omit the Anticedent Clause, “A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of the free state, ” as if it did NOT PRVIDE THE BASIS UPON WHICH the ‘right to bear arms’ exists.

        ONLY in a militia context FOR the security of the FREE STATE, “shall not be infringed.” even matter.

        COMPLETE friggin’ sentences you jackass!

        OMISSION is dishonest.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        “God and Guns is all you buttmonkey’s cling to (except you kin in the dark)” Why you be hatin’ Darkies? Boy, you are just chock full of Racism & Bigotry lately. Is it because your Progressive Prospects at the Polls don’t look so good? Lashing out in frustration are we?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Id la verdad está en ti, dejar que se fuera.

        oink)(*&^%$#@!-

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Am I gonna be named as a co-defendant in your lawsuit too?

      • Franklin Radcliff

        Or he’s simply more informed than you are and realizes the surgeon general has nothing to do with gun control.

      • strayaway

        Please go on. Obama’s nominee had been the head of a national anti gun organization. One would think that would have taken time from his practice. With all the doctors in the US, Obama can’t find another nominee? Really? If a republican had nominated a Klan member to be the Surgeon General, you would be telling us that “the surgeon general has nothing to do with cross burnings? I get it. Then it must be just coincidence that President Obama chose about the only doctor in the US who is the head of a national anti-gun organization. Politi”fact” offered an opinion you want to believe.

        “I am asking you to believe” -candidate Obama 2008

      • Colleen A Shea

        Which “national anti gun organization” did he lead? Do you have information that the rest of us do not have?
        I know the NRA makes sweeping claims, but not even they say this.

      • strayaway

        Doctors for America which is anti-gun. Murphy, Obama’s candidate for Surgeon General, signed a letter suggesting including a ban on assault weapon sales, instituting universal background checks and removing laws that prohibit doctors from asking patients if they own a gun.Murphy not led and founded that organization. The solution is simple. Obama should nominate another doctor who won’t raise the same objection.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        “Hi, I’m Doctor Mumbi Ganges and before we start with your surgery, you need to tell me if you have an ‘I’m the NRA’ sticker on the back window of your Ford Raptor”
        Been there, was asked that.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Which? They call themselves ‘Entrenched Progressive Bureaucrats of Amerika’. An armed populous is an un-compliant populous.

      • Franklin Radcliff

        Irrelevant and likely untrue. post sources or gtfo.

      • strayaway

        Seem my post below. Google is your friend. But since you are a liberal asking for intellectual welfare, I will help. Going a Google search, for instance, for “Murthy Doctors for America” will offer a number of links. Opening the Wikipedia offering produces this in the first paragraph.

        “Vivek Hallegere Murthy (Kannada:ವಿವೇಕ ಮೂರ್ತಿ, born 1976 or 1977) is a British-born American physician who has been nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to serve as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States.[1] Murthy is co-founder of Doctors for America, formerly known as “Doctors For Obama.”

        See, That wasn’t to hard was it?

      • Franklin Radcliff

        Erm if you make claims then it’s your job to provide references and sources. I am not going to go look for something I don’t believe exists in the first place. Put up or shut up. and your own wiki post says nothing about a gun control group 😕 nice try

      • strayaway

        See the above response and my next response below. Read both paragraphs this time. Note: Lazy people don’t get to make the rules. It was wikipedia, not wiki. Again, I assume you are a liberal so I will play along and assume the role of making you more dependent.

        Doctors for America previously Doctors for Obama, “considers gun violence a public health problem, and they have pushed gun control legislation. At a 2013 conference, they held a reducing gun violence workshop.

        Of particular concern for the NRA is a letter Doctors for America sent to Congress Jan. 14, 2013, following the Sandy Hook school shooting. Murthy’s signature is on the letter.

        The letter lays out several policy suggestions, including a ban on assault weapon sales, instituting universal background checks and removing laws that prohibit doctors from asking patients if they own a gun — similar to other Doctors for America proposals.

        These policy proposals are relatively mainstream and expected from someone who is a political ally to the president”. -politifact

        If it walks and talks like a duck, its a duck. If Obama can politicize something, he will. It myst have been more important to hire a doctor up to his neck in left wing politics than one, for instance, expert in epidemics. 812 days of the Obama to go. tick, tick..

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Nice but considering this audience, a total waste of effort. Progressives like guns when only they have them, i.e. the US Dept. of Ed SWAT Team.
        Did you notice that Our Dear Leader extended the 1033 Program through to end of 2016?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        “President Barack Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General today told skeptical Republican senators that, if confirmed, he will not use his office as “a bully pulpit” for gun control, even though he had tweeted in favor of it recently.

        In a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Vivek Murthy, MD, said he instead would make obesity prevention his primary focus, and function as a healthcare educator and not as a political partisan.

        Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) forced Dr. Murthy’s statement on gun control when he referred to the physician’s gun-control tweets, including one that said, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/guns b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a healthcare issue.” ”
        Dude, he’s a deliberate pick BECAUSE of his ethos on guns. Prove otherwise.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        “a liberal asking for intellectual welfare”
        Let me fix that for you;
        ‘a raging Socialist-Progressive demanding one-sided warfare’.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Wow, “GTFO”, is that your way of saying that this Message Board is the Exclusive domain of the Progressive and all other opinions need not apply?
        Was there a sign on the front door saying so?
        ‘No Irish or Dogs allowed’, ‘If we want your opinion, we’ll give it to you’? That’s a whole lot of tolerance you’re putting on display there.
        The title of this Board is ‘Forward Progressives’. None of us from the other side of the rail road tracks entered here not knowing what we’d face in retaliatory efforts, but you have to give some credit, otherwise this would be nothing but a Progressive ‘Daisy Chain’ with the lead man looking for an Egress to plug. Without us, you serve no useful purpose in life. It’s not like you’d ever post consistently on ‘Storm Front’. So back off and be glad we are here.

      • Franklin Radcliff

        No it’s my way of saying you’re full of crap and gtfo.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        So political Discourse is not your long suit? Is that why you ‘Hang wit’chur Hommies’ here on ‘Forward Progressives’? Do you feel save from rapprochement here?

      • Franklin Radcliff

        No I’m all for political discourse with intelligent people. However I refuse to debate with idiots that regurgitate stale old talking points and resort to fearmongering and behave as the stereotypical republican

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Yet a Klansmen named Robert Byrd ran West Virginia politics and no Democrat said nary a word.
        Hope & Change = Hope for some Pocket Change.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Nice point, but wasted.

      • Franklin Radcliff

        Speaking of anti-civil rights. How is your people’s efforts to strip voting rights from the poor, minorities, and women going?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        My people? Oh, you must have me confused with those well-placed entrenched Progressive Bureaucrats who actually run this nation.
        BTW, could you provide specific examples of Vote Intimidation (besides the Philly New Black Panther incident) and most recently Kay Hagen’s charge that if she loses her seat, every black man, woman & child will get their neck stretched by a Republican rope?

      • Franklin Radcliff

        when did I say anything about intimidation? You’re putting words in my mouth.

      • Colleen A Shea

        A surgeon general doesn’t have a platform, his name is Murthy, not Murphy and all he said was “guns are a health issue.” That is it, no one should need an interpreter, the simplicity of these 5 words stand alone. Reading between the lines may be fun but leads to the above & below comments.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Dude’ette, Where’s my Ebola Czar? So presidential appointments are not political?
        Once again; Dude, where’s my Ebola Czar?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Is he not an Anti-Gun Zealot? Has he been chosen to use the Bully Pulpit of the office to further erode ‘Civil Rights’ as enumerated in the Bill of Rights and it’s 2nd Amendment?
        If you truly thikg there is no ulterior motive in his choosing,,,
        DUDE, Where’s my EBOLA CZAR?

    • Stephen Barlow

      Nonsense IS your forte`.

      He is an emminently qualified doctor and THAT is the only issue he should be judged on. I think it’s more about him being less white than most Racublicans. but you will quote some Fox/Beck/Boortz nonsense as your own about that Scientific Wild Assed Guess.

      • strayaway

        Stephen, I have told you before that when you commented on my mother’s sexuality you defined yourself as someone I don’t respond to.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Good for you, but I told you that when I catch you LYING, I am smacking you in the mouth with a mackeral and force feeding it to you.

      • Stephen Barlow

        So you ADMIT your mother is a GAY PRIDE lesbian..
        GOOD for her!

      • OY humid

        Just because you are a fudge packer doesn’t mean that you should attack others. Go fudge pack Tim Cook you queer bag.

        Oy

      • Stephen Barlow

        Who’s Tim and What does he cook? is he a Chocolatier?

      • OY humid

        Tim Cook- your lover who works for Apple. Surely, you were just kidding fudge packer.

        Oy

      • Stephen Barlow

        Monitors!!! This is offensive and unnecessary. I have consulted an attorney and considering that THIS BLOG and it’s owner are SANCTIONING HATE SPEECH, they are liable for all HATE SPEECH on their site and all costs of pending litigation.

        Allen, check you bank book and see if you can retire on HALF!!!!

        SOLVE your problems WITHOUT prejudice AND with the utmost HASTE.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Your lawyers? Did you hire them from a Kiosk at the Mall? Did they take your case on a contingency or did you have to pay up-front. You Fraud.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Legalzoom . com

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        So it was all bluster & fluster? You can’t afford a Lawyer on a Pot Farmer’s profits? So what Tax Bracket have you moved up in now that you’re the Archer-Daniels-Midland of the Weed?

      • strayaway

        If I recall, SB, known for BS, claimed to have lost his own bar license for losing a fight in a bar. There may be more to it but since SB didn’t provide a link to back up his story, we will never know. SB’s tolerance for the First seems to be on a par with his tolerance of the Second. Since SB thinks (see post below) that somewhere in the Constitution there is a clause that, “DEMANDS n their (Congress member such as Cruz) Congressional OATH that they SUPPORT their elected leader as PART of the Constitution”, it is no wonder SB is not an attorney, probably never was, and resists the bill of rights.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Stephen / Steve / Stefani whomever now swears he’s a full time Marijuana Entrepreneur and bragged on how many ‘plants’ he has in his ‘Grow’ Operation. He referenced himself as a ‘Pot-Whisperer’. But when I try to bring up his current Income Tax Rate, he clams up. You don’t think Stefani is a Tax Scofflaw do you?

      • strayaway

        Let him go on. He tends be his own worst enemy. I thought he used to be an attorney. Growing pot is a step up from lawyering involving hard work. marketing, and not being reliant on government. Maybe he is on the path from authoritarianism to libertarianism.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Wow, why the fantasying of colorectal-defilement all of the sudden? What’s going on in the Habitrail of a mind of yours?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Trying to find your mind. Id la verdad está en ti, dejar que se fuera.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        And yet within that Corm Maze of yours, you just can’t find your own egress.

      • Stephen Barlow

        FU&yMutA deep and hard.

      • OY humid

        was it the fudge packer comment that hurt the worst you loser?

        oy

      • Stephen Barlow

        This is making Me laugh. FU&yMutA deep and hard.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        I see a pattern here. Are you a ‘Light in the Loafers- Commercial Pot Farmer’?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Barefoot. Id la verdad está en ti, dejar que se fuera.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        A Barefoot Pot Farmer? Good for you for selling your cookies to 10-yr olds.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Are you touching yourself as you typed that?

      • Stephen Barlow

        How can one NOT touch one’s skin?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Fore? Isn’t that a little sick there Steffy? Digitally manipulating yourself whilst defiling rhyme and reason?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Stop it. That’s not nice. Maybe you could suggest Steffy move to San Fran, get a city job and have a Gender-reassignment surgery on the public’s dime. But what gender would he become??????????

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        And there you be Hatin’ on the Lesbians again. What’s with you? Did you misplace your all-inclusiveness again?

      • Stephen Barlow

        NO!!!! I think it’s GRAND she came out and disowned you.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Me? By name? Or are voices telling to shoot heterosexual couples parked in their cars, with your Black Powder pistols? Did the Dog tell you to do it?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sorry you MOM is/was/will continue to be a …

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        a what? A Mom? Is that the Steffy your Mother loves unconditionally? Did she teach you to use such disparaging words? I highly doubt it.

      • Stephen Barlow

        YES!!! The truth was in her.

      • Stephen Barlow

        She still giving change for a $20 under the bridge you troll from?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Very adult of you Steffy. You do give it a sincere Ayers/Obama try every time. I commend you on your efforts Zippy.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I’m a button fly guy

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        While you’re watering your pot Plants? Where would Mr. Lizard hide?

      • OY humid

        Hey Steve-O,

        Why the threats? You must be some cooking crazed libtard with no job.

        Oy

      • Stephen Barlow

        zzzzx

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        ‘Lib-Tard”??? That’s not Steffy at all. He’s a card-carrying member of the ‘Eat the Rich’ OWS Army. He grows a few dozen Pot plants in his garage and pours the waste directly into the stream behind his house, blaming something he calls a RED for something he calls ‘Global Warming’.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Dude, Where’s my Ebola Czar??????
        He too was eminently qualified to that exalted Obama standard.
        Oh Steffy, you are so child-like that I get no satisfaction in hitting you on the head day to day, like a nail. ‘Bam’.

      • Stephen Barlow

        A 2012 or 2013? And WHY can’t you remember where you parked?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        OMG, are you even there or is some software just regurgitating previous random postings of yours?

  • Bethie41

    This should have merited a “Pants on Fire”

  • The Reader

    What kind of childhood leads a grown man to invent his own brand of truth and the ability to lie about anything and everything? Is that how they teach children in Texas to behave when they can’t get their own way? Just askin’.

    • TaxPaying American Voter

      Yes.

    • Stephen Barlow

      That’s a harvard thing Romney died of it as well as Obama. The only answer for good Government is NO MORE Harvies, NO MORE Yalies!!!

  • Charles M. Boone Jr.

    whats crazy is you have ppl that swear by this stuff every kind of conspiracy you can think of anything the president does is some new way to take the country down cause thats why he ran for president of course so he could destroy this country ….so so ridiculous

  • Leaning Blue

    Well Allen, like you put it so well, conservatives don’t care about facts. With them, fear-mongering and hate is what seems to work and it’s what they seem to like. AND, conservative politicians are taking full advantage of it.

  • thomasbone63

    The worst congress in history. Cruz alone with his father should be deported back to Cuba. I would love to see what Raul would do with them.

  • 46RayCharles2

    I will do my “very best” to make sure that, Ted Cruz, become President…”President Of The SH** House!” “He will make sh** clean burning”

  • Arturo Jacobo Saiz

    There was never a case of ebola in the US, until Ted Cruz was elected into the Senate…….

    • Stephen Barlow

      BURN HIM @ THE STAKE!!!!

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        Hey, stupid is a compliment to your sorry ass. The CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICANS states you have to be 35 years of age ( mimimum), at least 14 years a resident AND here’s where you are a fuc#ING Republitard, A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. This is not reverse regressives. This is FORWARD PROGRESSIVES troll. Next time don’t bring toenail clippers to a gun fight. You stupidity is out there for all to see. Your foil hat can’t hide your ignorance. I hope you used a fake name. I wouldn’t want others to know publicly how Blantantly you push your lack of education on others. Bet you voted for this sack of excrement.

      • Kim Serrahn

        Dude! Maybe you should think about drinking Decafe.

      • Colleen A Shea

        yeah, that’s what I thought, I think he just didn’t get the satire. No one really wants to burn anyone @ the stake. I am finding that GOP’ers fleeing from their party and finally voting for their own best interests don’t often get our jokes and still use caps for emphasis. It is difficult finding out the folks you have elected for most of your adult life do not represent what you thought they did. I made the shift long ago and it was difficult @ first, we should be more gentle with them.

      • Kim Serrahn

        But sometimes being gentle won’t work, you need to follow up with a very stiff flat hand against the cheek.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Careful, his type throw Molotov Cocktails as a regular course of business. And they ‘Eat the Rich’ on a whim.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        “voting for their own best interests”?? But doesn’t that describe the Progressive right down to the gun they have hiding for a rainy day? Since when did Progressives care about anyone other than themselves?

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        I apologize for the display. I usually am more tolerant, but ol’ stevie did not have a clue to what he was blabbering about. In his world I am sure he believed it. But out here if you want to be a Progressive, please check facts first.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Does Steffy ever have a clue?

      • Stephen Barlow

        For once you are almost NOT WRONG.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Did you know that ALL Anchor Babies are eligible to be President?

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        You can call them “anchor babies” if you are racist, but to me and the CONSTITUTION, they are as AMERICAN as baseball and applepie. They were born in America, therefore, Americans. Pretty simple. Completely different situation with Teddy. Like comparing apples to pineapples.

      • Stephen Barlow

        And they are ALLL the children if illegal immigrants, whom you would DEPORT and keep those AMERICAN BORN future Presidents in FOSTER CARE rather than grant a green card to it’s parents and let them care for their own CHILD!!!!

        You are stupider than CHINA and their one baby policy.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        “to ‘IT’S’ parents “?? Can you be any more racist & Bigoted? Hate babies much?

      • Stephen Barlow

        They were fetuses when they crossed the border. IT is appropriate.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Were you an ‘IT’ that was easily disposed of?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Bear, Theodore?

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Yea, what’s with the overt Racism there Steffy? Why you be hatin’ the Brown Man?

      • Stephen Barlow

        [email protected]#$%^&*()_—

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Stephen Barlow OY humid • 18 hours ago

        Monitors!!! This is offensive and unnecessary. I have consulted an attorney and considering that THIS BLOG and it’s owner are SANCTIONING HATE SPEECH, they are liable for all HATE SPEECH on their site and all costs of pending litigation.

        Allen, check you bank book and see if you can retire on HALF!!!!

        SOLVE your problems WITHOUT prejudice AND with the utmost HASTE.

      • LateNightLarry

        Go tell the Koch(roach) brothers you deserve an extra dollar in your paycheck this month because you proved how stupid you really are… They might even be generous enough to give you an extra dollar, but I doubt it.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Steffy a Republican? Seriously? Oh no Brother, he’s one of yours for sure. He threatens grave physical injury and /or death consistently when confronted by ant resistance in his pathology. Progressives always turn on themselves first and foremost.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Nice Steffy. So you want to commit arson to a human being?
        Would you be doing it yourself or will you ‘hire’ it out to one of your OWS friends? Eat any Rich lately?

      • Stephen Barlow

        You are NOT a human being. Id la verdad está en ti, dejar que se fuera.

      • youcantgetridofmethateasy

        Usted es un idiota, y debe estar sterilized.

    • youcantgetridofmethateasy

      There was never a Japanese-American Internment Camp until Roosevelt was elected. But please, keep going………

  • Judi Beale

    Ted Cruz, go the hell back to canada, or somep pwhere, and take Sarah palin, john mccain and george Romney with you. This is the lunatic fringe , that always gets media attention.

  • youcantgetridofmethateasy

    Hey Allen, is Mr. Steve Brains/Stephen Barlow, really the one you want ‘out’ front as the mast head of your Message Board?
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    Stephen Barlow OY humid • 18 hours ago

    Monitors!!! This is offensive and unnecessary. I have consulted an attorney and considering that THIS BLOG and it’s owner are SANCTIONING HATE SPEECH, they are liable for all HATE SPEECH on their site and all costs of pending litigation.

    Allen, check you bank book and see if you can retire on HALF!!!!

    SOLVE your problems WITHOUT prejudice AND with the utmost HASTE.