I’ve always known that the closer we got toward presidential primary season, Senator Ted Cruz’s idiocy would dominate quite a few headlines. Even though we’re still a few months away from the first GOP presidential primary this August, it seems the Texas senator has been eager to prove just how absurd his presidential campaign is going to be.
Recently he’s scared a young girl, had to have basic science explained to him by NASA (even though he chairs a subcommittee focused on science and space) and he gave a speech bashing the Affordable Care Act to an organization of firefighters who supported the law.
This is what happens when someone tries to run for president who lives in his own delusional version of reality.
Well, to add to his rapidly growing list of public embarrassments, Cruz took to Twitter on Monday to publicly call for the full repeal of a federal law – that doesn’t exist:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 15, 2015
Common Core was actually put together and voluntarily adopted by the states. The federal government had almost nothing to do with its implementation nor does it require states to abide by it. The only thing the government has done is offer money to states as an incentive to sign up for the program. The 43 states that did sign up for the program did so of their own free will without any legislation or requirement from the federal government forcing them to do so.
If anything, shouldn’t Cruz be a big fan of Common Core? After all, isn’t this the purest form of “states’ rights” considering these states worked together to form this program and each state that signed up for it did so of their own free will without the federal government requiring them to do so? Isn’t that exactly what Republicans are always whining about – letting states decide such things for themselves?
Then again, all of that would require Cruz to do more than just regurgitate pointless talking points that conservatives love hearing, yet make absolutely no sense once tested against facts and reality. The problem is, that’s all he ever does. Fact-checking sites have exposed Cruz as one of the most dishonest politicians in our government.
But it’s not just his dishonesty. In my opinion, it seems as if Cruz really just doesn’t understand how government works. Nearly every time he’s put to the litmus test to show that he understands what “governing” actually means, he fails miserably. We can’t forget that Cruz was the leading figure behind our nation’s first government shutdown in almost two decades. It was a shutdown that even many Republicans knew was absolutely pointless, yet Cruz pushed for it anyway.
All I can say is, get ready America. As primary season continues to move closer and closer, I can promise you that the absurdity from the likes of Ted Cruz, as well as many of the other likely GOP candidates, is only going to get a whole lot worse.