Ted Cruz Creates Sixty-Second Television Ad Filled With Blatant Lies About Obamacare (Video)

cruz-obamacareWell, you knew more of these were coming—and here they are.  Ted Cruz has a new video out to support his obsessive, and futile, attempt to “defund Obamacare.”

And this time Cruz is going even further with his blatant lies about the Affordable Care Act.

Which, as always, begs my question, “If the truth about the law is so terrible, why do people like Cruz continue to lie about it?  Shouldn’t the truth be enough?”

Then again you can’t answer that question when all you have are lies—which is something Ted Cruz absolutely knows.  And that’s precisely why, time after time, his comments about “Obamacare” have been ruled by non-partisan fact checkers as flat out lies.

You’d think the leading face of the “defund Obamacare” crusaders would be at least somewhat factual in his assessments about the health care law.  But that’s the problem — he can’t be honest.  Truth and reality simply do not support the delusional world in which Cruz seems to reside.

His latest lie comes in the form of a one minute video where Cruz blatantly takes out of context the comments back in April by Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus. Watch it here:

In April, Senator Baucus criticized the way in which the Affordable Care Act had been delivered to the American people.  He voiced concerns about the way people had been informed about how the law works, and claimed at that time that it was a “train wreck” without more clarification from the White House.

Keep in mind, he never called the Affordable Care Act itself a train wreck — he was simply criticizing the way in which the American people were being made aware of the facts about the law.

Ted Cruz knows this–but that doesn’t matter.  He still decided to base his video on the premise of one of the architects of the health care law calling it a “train wreck.”

In fact, his video is so inaccurate the Washington Post rated it “Three Pinocchios”—meaning it’s a blatant lie with very little factual information whatsoever.

What Cruz doesn’t mention is that in July, Senator Baucus said his issues with the the law had been answered by the White House, and the concerns he once called a “train wreck” were taken care of.

But, of course, this didn’t stop Cruz from taking this soundbite out of context to create a video which is completely inaccurate.

Just look at the response by Cruz’s representatives when asked about why they took the Montana Senator’s remarks out of context. It’s a response that speaks volumes about how little they care about facts.  The spokesperson said Baucus’ new stance, “Makes no difference, it’s what he said.  We still agree with his original assertion that it’s a train wreck.”

Except, that’s not at all what Baucus said or meant.

In the video Cruz also distorts comments from union leaders, and greatly stretches the truth as it relates to the waivers some corporations were granted to delay the implementation of the health care law.

In fact, the entire 60-second video is simply one lie after another.

See, if I oppose something, I tend to use factual information about what it is that I oppose to support my case as to why I stand against whatever it is.  There’s no reason to lie. I believe the truth about whatever I’m in opposition to is enough to build my case against it.

If you have to lie about something, then obviously the truth isn’t something that will support your claims against whatever it is that you’re opposing.  Which is exactly what Ted Cruz continues to do.

So I encourage everyone to head over to Ted Cruz’s Facebook page and ask the Senator:

Senator Cruz, if the truth about the Affordable Care Act is so terrible, why do you keep lying about it? 

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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