If you were to conduct a poll with every member of Congress asking them which one of their colleagues deserves to “win the award” for being the person who stages the most political stunts for their own personal benefit, I say, without hesitation, that Sen. Ted Cruz would run away with that “award.” He is, without a doubt, the most disliked person in all of Congress.
One of the reasons he’s so incredibly disliked is because of what a disingenuous hypocrite he is. He’s the type of person who has proven that he has no problem throwing his fellow Republican colleagues, or the whole party itself, right under the bus — just as long as he thinks he’ll benefit from it in some way. It’s a testament to how loathed he is when, even facing the possibility of Donald Trump becoming their party’s nominee (which is ultimately going to happen), many of Cruz’s colleagues still didn’t rally around to support him in an enthusiastic effort to defeat the vile and unhinged real estate billionaire.
Well, in another example of his blatant hypocrisy, Cruz took to the Senate floor on Thursday to complain about Democrats staging a filibuster over gun control following the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history.
“In the wake of the attack, many of us predicted what would unfold,” Cruz said. “And it was sadly the same political tale we have seen over and over again. Many of us predicted that Democrats would, as a matter of rigid partisan ideology, refuse to even say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’”
Might I point out the irony of Cruz accusing Democrats of trying to politicize the attack — while he pushed the idiotic right-wing talking point about “radical Islamic terrorism.”
Let’s look at the “logic” behind this part of his speech:
- Democrats are pushing for gun regulations that would keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, which would lower the rate of mass shootings and make it more difficult for domestic terrorists to legally buy guns like the Orlando shooter was able to do.
- Ted Cruz went up there to whine about those who refuse to say the words “radical islamic terrorism,” even though saying those words won’t accomplish a damn thing.
It’s easy to see who are the “adults” and who are the “children” in this debate.
But he wasn’t even done.
“And that even worse, they would try to use it as an excuse to go after the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” he added. “Yesterday, we saw a political show on the Senate floor. Democrat after Democrat standing for hours incensed not at ISIS, incensed not at radical Islamic terrorism, incensed that Americans have a right to keep and bear arms.”
Actually, Democrats were “incensed” that someone who was a known terror suspect was legally allowed to purchase guns. What Cruz failed to mention is that the monster who slaughtered 49 people in Orlando was a “law-abiding citizen” which is why he was legally allowed to purchase the guns he used to kill innocent Americans.
“And I think the American people find it ridiculous,” Cruz continued. “That in response to an ISIS terror attack the Democrats go on high dungeon that we’ve got to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”
“You don’t defeat terrorism by taking away our guns,” he said. “You defeat terrorism by using our guns.”
First, this whole twisting of facts Republicans like to do when it comes to gun regulations is disgusting. Every single time this debate comes up (often because of a horrific mass shooting), Republicans try to deflect away from the facts to use this “Democrats want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens” bullsh*t because they’re wanting to distract people with absurd fear-mongering.
Then this other laughable line “you defeat terrorism by using our guns” — please.
This shows you how ludicrous the thought process is for so many gun fanatics. They have this John Wayne/GI Joe-type mentality where they think Red Dawn is going to become a documentary and they’ll have to fight off invading forces with their Walmart-bought guns and faded out, stained hunting gear. The truth is, someone like Ted Cruz would probably wet himself if he were ever confronted by an ordinary “bad guy with a gun” — let alone an actual terrorist.
But I found this whole rant incredibly comical and embarrassing for the Texas senator considering this is someone who led the charge for a government shutdown he knew had no shot of being successful and once read Green Eggs and Ham during the 21-hour filibuster which preceded that pointless shutdown.
A sociopath like Ted Cruz accusing Democrats of grandstanding is absolutely hilarious.