Ted Cruz Makes Ridiculous Claim About Himself and His Role in the Government Shutdown

cruz-idiotI’ve maintained the belief that Ted Cruz has serious mental issues.  Not like the scary, dangerous psychotic kind — but sociopathic perhaps.  He just seems to be an individual who has absolutely no problem lying and manipulating to get his way at any given moment, then pretending as if the reality around him doesn’t exist.  Our government shutdown was a prime example of that.  Everyone with even a shred of common sense knew he was one of the biggest driving forces behind our government shutting down.  Then when almost every poll showed Americans overwhelmingly blaming Republicans for the shutdown, he still maintained it was the fault of Democrats and that Republicans were “listening to the American people.”

While I see him to be a pansy, he seems to have a bully mentality.  By that I don’t mean he bullies people (though some might claim he does by the way he uses tea party influence to try to get his way), but that bullies seem to have this mentality that no matter what they do, “it wasn’t my fault.”  They can act like terrible human beings, feel absolutely no remorse for it, then remove themselves from any kind of responsibility for it.

This was on full display when Cruz sat down with Jonathan Karl on This Week With George Stephanopoulos to talk about big events from 2013, where of course the shutdown was a primary subject matter.

And in true Cruz fashion, his comments were utterly ridiculous.

Cruz actually claimed that he tries to stay above the politics in Washington.  He said:

“This is a city where it’s all politics, all the time and I’m trying to do my best not to pay attention to the politics.  I know that’s hard to believe, because no one in this town does that.  This is a time for people to stand up and do the right thing.”

In the middle of Cruz’s comical comment, Karl actually let out a shocked, “Really?!”

It’s astonishing to watch him say these things with a straight face.  He should either get an Oscar for being a magnificent actor or serious mental treatment for actually believing this ridiculous reality he’s apparently made up in his mind.

Even after Karl brought up the fact that Speaker of the House John Boehner (the default Republican leader and third in line for the presidency) admitted that this was a “Republican shutdown,” it had no impact on Cruz’s insistence that President Obama and Democrats were the ones to blame.

Watching Cruz say these outlandish comments literally made me laugh.  Here was Karl basically saying, “Look, even the most powerful Republican in Congress said it was a Republican shutdown,” and Cruz sat there still insisting the shutdown was the fault of President Obama and Democrats.

Which might have been the most ridiculous part of this whole interview had Cruz not made the more ludicrous claim that he actually tries to say out of the politics in Washington.  The guy who’s built his entire time in the Senate as a campaign for his 2016 presidential run, claiming he’s staying out of the politics in Washington?  That’s a statement so ridiculous only someone as delusional as Ted Cruz could actually believe 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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  • Pipercat

    Oscar, are you mad? If there’s an award for best ham performance, then yes…. Hey wait a minute, that’s it! Let’s give out Teddy’s for the best performances by politicians in a leading or supporting role!!!

  • Quacker

    He should get a “Razzy” for sure!!!!! What a tool….he can’t even run for President, we was born in Canada,eh!

    • Pipercat

      Hey, he’s officially swearing off bacon, beer and donuts! Well, all at the same time, eh!

    • Washingtonian

      He has dual citizenship – Canada & USA. He initiated legal action this week to renounce his Canadian citizenship. Running for POTUS in 2016? No doubt. Hopefully he’ll get chewed up in the mess that will be the Republican primaries and debates.

      • JamesKelso

        Good we don’t want him back.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        But we would just LOVE for you to have him! C’mon!!

      • Melanie Collins Pennock

        He still cannot run for POTUS! It matters where a person was BORN, in this case Canada. He can renounce his Canadian citizenship all he wants, it does NOT change his place of birth! I am sure the Canadians will declare a holiday! Remember when some “birthers” claimed that when President Obama in Hawaii it was not yet a state? It was a state then, but if it had not been, it would have changed his eligibility.

      • Jerry Graybosch

        A 2011 Congressional Research Service report stated that

        The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth”, either by being born “in” the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to foreign parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth”. Thus both Obama (even if born in Kenya) and Cruz are qualified.

  • JamesKelso

    Sadly there are millions of mental midgets that believe what he says.

    • Jim Bean

      When you add them to those who believed what Obama says (said) you’re looking at a sea of mental midgets. Not good.

      • JamesKelso

        No argument here. Obama and his party are riding the Monsanto Express.

    • Gary Menten

      Cognitive dissonance is contagious in the GOP.

  • Adil

    Can I post this on his facebook page. I cringe listening to him even though i’m a Canadian

  • Adil

    Oh BTW, Us Canadians don’t even want him. Keep him on your side of the border. He is an embarrasment

  • James Joyce

    Every poll also shows Americans don’t want Obamacare, and Cruz was right.

    • Luis Alfredo Martinez

      The way people are signing up on the ACA website and the state’s website, this might not be true for long.,

    • artdude102

      Don’t hurt yourself jumping to all those conclusions “JJ”.

    • Jim Bean

      Are you as amazed as I am about how terribly unpopular it is on this website to interject a fact into the debate?

      • Raylusk

        I’m amazed that you conservatives have no clue what the facts are. Polls clearly showed that the public didn’t want the government shut down over defunding Obamacare. They also show the majority of Americans blame the GOP for the shutdown. So how does all this make Cruz right?

      • Jim Bean

        It makes him right when you add the fact that the public now agrees Obamacare should have been delayed as Cruz said.

      • Raylusk

        Again you use incomplete facts. The public also says that a Obamacare should be improved not eliminated oh and Cruz didn’t want it debate he wanted it eliminated. Get your facts correct.

    • Pipercat

      Too bad polls aren’t relevant and change with the direction of the wind…

    • Raylusk

      Nope, wrong. Polls clearly showed that Americans didn’t want the government shut down in order to defund Obamacare. They also showed that the majority of people blame Republicans for the shutdown. Finally polls now show that Americans want fixes for what they consider the troubling parts of Obamacare rather than getting rid of it completely. These are the real facts and it is clear Cruz wasn’t right.

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      That’s because a lot of Americans don’t know for sure what it is because they have been listening to the fear mongering on the right.

    • blitzkim

      That is NOT true.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    “While I see him to be a pansy, he seems to have a bully mentality. By that I don’t mean he bullies people (though some might claim he does by the way he uses tea party influence to try to get his way), but that bullies seem to have this mentality that no matter what they do, “it wasn’t my fault.” They can act like terrible human beings, feel absolutely no remorse for it, then remove themselves from any kind of responsibility for it.”

    So basically he’s a skinny Cartman.

    • Myrt Myrt

      LOL! That’s perfect.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Cruz isn’t skinny.

  • Guile Williams

    Someone else with a bad case of “Romnesia.”

  • Gary Menten

    Ted Cruz’s star is already falling quickly. Yeah…he’s popular with the wingnuts, but so was Sarah Palin. So was Michelle Bachmann, Rick Saint-Moron, Blingrich and Rick Perry and little Eddie Munster. Big deal. What they proved is that none of these wingnut favorites has a hope in hell of winning a national election. I have a better chance of being crowned King Of The Belgians.

  • Stephen Barlow

    Funny how much he even LOOKS like Joe McCarthy.