As most people are well aware, last October our government was shutdown primarily because a handful of Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), managed to convince many conservatives that shutting down the government would somehow stop the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Which, of course, was ridiculous. Even many Republicans called this move pointless and foolish, and it ultimately was. There was absolutely no chance that “Obamacare” was going to be stopped by this shutdown. When all was said and done it accomplished absolutely nothing, except hurting American families.
After all was said and done, most Americans overwhelmingly put the blame for the shutdown on the Republican party.
And now over a year later, on the heels of President Obama making his announcement that he was going to do what he could to fix our immigration system since Republicans refuse to do anything, it seems Senator Cruz has learned absolutely nothing.
Then again, what else is new? It’s like I’ve said since he was elected, Cruz isn’t a United States Senator because he wants to govern, he became a senator because he’s using his position in Congress to set up his 2016 presidential run. Everything he says and does is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to pander to tea party voters.
In fact, his delusion has become so bad that even Fox News’ Chris Wallace seemingly mocked the Texas senator during a Sunday interview.
After Cruz suggested that the Senate should holdup all of Obama’s non-essential nominees, Wallace asked, “Are you saying that the Senate should refused to confirm Loretta Lynch, the president’s new nominee for attorney general? And, thereby, leave Eric Holder, who you don’t like very much, in that position even longer?”
Well, Cruz apparently didn’t feel like answering that question. Then again, how could he? In the past he’s called for Holder’s impeachment, but now he’s suggesting keeping him as Attorney General even longer due to the hissy fit Republicans might decide to throw because they’re not getting their way on immigration.
Even when it came to hints by Cruz that another government shutdown might be in order, Wallace reminded the senator that the last time he led that charge it didn’t turn out so well for his party.
“The problem is that’s almost exactly what you did with the government shutdown across the entire government in October of 2013 in Obamacare, and it backfired badly on your party,” Wallace said.
After Cruz seemed undeterred by Wallace’s accurate depiction of history, he again reminded the senator that the government shutdown was a disaster for the GOP last year.
“But you’re willing to shut down departments, and you’re willing to take the backlash?” he asked. “I mean, it didn’t work very well with Obamacare, sir.”
Then Cruz went full-on delusional by saying that President Obama and Harry Reid were responsible for the first government shutdown, even though many Republicans have admitted it was their party’s fault.
“The number one issue that candidate campaigned on across the country was Obamacare,” Cruz said. “Now, it was a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown, but it was not a mistake for Republicans to stand up and fight on Obamacare.”
Considering we just witnessed the lowest voter turnout for a midterm election since 1942, the only “message” anyone can really take from this year’s elections is that the American people are sick and tired of the constant bickering and gridlock that’s plagued our government since 2010.
And the truth is, while “Obamacare” has never been overly popular (due in large part to the lies often told about the law by people like Cruz), 60 percent of Americans would rather see the law improved than repealed.
But you know Cruz’s aversion to reality has gotten pretty bad when even Fox News hosts are openly mocking his propaganda.
Watch the interview below via Fox News:
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